ABOUT US

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

OUR MISSION

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

EQUIPPERS

TANYA MAGNUS

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 GRAMMER

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.

SUSAN JACKSON

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.

SALLY JONES

Sally grew up surrounded by the Word of God and strong Christian role models. Her father and brother-in-law were pastors within Texas and Colorado and her sister was a church childcare director turned hospital chaplain after graduating from seminary school. Before embarking on a career in ministry, Sally had a varied 30-year secular career, including truck driver, nurse, and business owner. She dedicated the last 20 years serving on the Lakepointe Church staff before retiring in 2022. Sally now utilizes her God-given spiritual gift of service by joyfully working alongside the Choose to Soar team behind the scenes, alleviating any burdens so they are more productive in the tasks God has called them to do. When she is not assisting the Choose to Soar team to fulfill God's vision, she is basking in retirement where she can often be found reading, spending time with her family, or petting all the family dogs.

TAYLOR WILLIAMS

Taylor Williams is a University of Arkansas graduate (Woo Pig) with a BS in Apparel Merchandising and Product Development. Currently Taylor is a product developer for Pioneer Woman and Better Homes & Gardens. With her extensive background in design and marketing, she is an asset to our Choose to Soar merchandise line. Taylor also serves in the capacity of leading CTS with current and fresh ideas to be appealing to the women we serve. Her love for the Lord, and passion to encourage women, empowers every woman she meets. Taylor resides in Bella Vista, Arkansas with her husband and two golden doodles.

SAMMI WHITWELL

Sammi has 9 years of experience as a videographer and photographer and 3 years of experience working with ministries. She strongly believes in the power of visual storytelling in connecting people with each other and with the Lord. Sammi plays a vital part of Choose to Soar in bringing awareness of their mission to other women. Since experiencing the power of mentorship and discipleship. in her own personal relationship with God, one of her greatest desires is for women to feel strong in following where the Lord is calling them and confident in using their gifts to glorify Him.

Board of Directors

TERESA KRAEMER

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.

TANYA MAGNUS

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.

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