Learn the heart, vision, and team behind our ministry.


Choose to Soar has accepted God’s calling and leading to equip and empower women to be all He intended. As well-equip disciple makers, the CTS team possesses nearly a hundred years of experience in ministry training, teaching, coaching, and mentoring.

Through hundreds and hundreds of hours working with Christian women, the Choose to Soar team has identified essential training and development needs for those desiring to live the life God purposed for them.

Women who are being equipped and empowered through our impactful Encounter Weekends, Bible teaching, written content, podcasts, and our intentional mentoring, are becoming faithful disciples and desire to live the life God purposed for them.

Our team is committed to our vision and mission as we are not only products of change, but we have also witnessed when you get a woman in a posture to receive who God says she is, what God has for her, her life changes! When a woman’s life changes, a family changes. When a family is changed, a generation is changed. A changed generation will create a changed culture for His glory.

Our dedication to creating contributors to the Kingdom, not consumers, is our passionate mission.

Our Team



Tanya has over 27 years of business ownership, leadership training, mentoring/coaching, and Bible teaching. She loves being a constant student of the Bible and declares what Jeremiah said, "his word is in my heart like a fire, I am weary of holding it in, indeed, I cannot. Tanya's God given gifts combined with her education, equipping skills, and her broad knowledge from personal and professional experiences, makes her approach and style very impactful! Her deepest passion is to guide women to become all that God has intended.


Andrea introduces herself as, "Hi my name is Andrea and I have a new life in Christ." Just by her introduction you can hear the freedom in her words. But wait to you hear her teach! As a recovering alcoholic and addict who's been sober since August 14th of 2008, Andrea desires every woman to experience His redemption and live a new life in Christ. Andrea serves her church as a teacher and leader in a Recovery Life Group and Regeneration Ministry. Embracing, encouraging, and teaching women is Andrea's mission in life.


Margie has served the women of her church for over 20 years as a leader, mentor, Bible teacher, and equipper. Margie's love of Christ shines through her so clearly, you can see her passion to help women develop a deeper relationship with Jesus and His Word. Margie's professional background in healthcare leadership also gives her a desire to raise up women.

Terri Burnett


Terri's personal mission is to direct the called to lead with confidence. A leader in the marketplace and ministry for over 30 years, she has successfully led an advertising sales team for a major cable company, served on a church ministry staff, and founded three nonprofits: Women's Nonprofit Alliance, ProvenWay Ministries, and Project Enterchange.


Walking through some of life's difficult experiences has shaped the passion for sharing the truth of God's Word for Susan. A compassionate and insightful listener, she offers biblical insight and is excited to share how to apply those truths in everyday life. Susan has served as a director in a biblical counseling ministry, led a team of staff and volunteers while serving as a marketing director for an international non-profit, and is currently serving with another international group that shares the gospel of Jesus around the world. Susan serves her church in the ReGen ministry and is a sought-out mentor. She's funny and will make you laugh. But don't let that fool you! She's always listening for a place to share an encouraging word or biblical insight about freedom that can only come in Christ.

Board of Directors


Teresa is the CEO of Precision Appliance Leasing with headquarters in Dallas, Texas. Teresa is an executive leader that is a visionary and has a focus on supporting and helping people discover their strengths for success. She brings her love of Jesus to the workplace by instilling her company’s culture based on the values of CHRIST. With over 35 years in executive leadership roles, Teresa has a reputation as a results-getter for leading people and establishing a culture for success. Teresa has served in the Women’s Mentoring Ministry at her church, and as a volunteer and member of the fundraising committee for Nexus Recovery in North Texas, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Choose to Soar Ministries, non-profit, 501(c ) 3 non-profit.


Nancy has served nearly 20 years on a Board and/or in an Advisory Director capacity. Recently retired from Fiserv Credit Union Solutions, Nancy serves in several professional organizations in positions of leadership, and her abilities led her to be selected as Woman of the Year by the American Business Women’s Association. In addition to her professional pursuits, she provides numerous volunteer hours to a varied group of charities and community groups. Nancy currently serves on the Board of Directors for InTouch Credit Union as Chairperson of the Board, and on the Board of Directors of Choose to Soar Ministries, a non-profit, 501(c )3.


Tanya is a Jill-of-all-trade’s. She’s been a professional athlete, in the music business, has built several small businesses, and has been in many leadership positions in the corporate world and in ministry. Tanya’s plethora of certifications, education, and experience, serves her well as the founder and Executive Director of Choose to Soar Ministries. Tanya mentor’s women ministry leaders and is an active board member for other non-profits as well. But it was through Tanya’s study of God’s Word she found her heart’s true home and learned her identity in Christ means more than all the fame and fortune the world can offer.