You are in for a treat! Today is the 100th episode of the MARKED podcast. Kelly and Elizabeth sit down with Mary Margaret West, the first host of the MARKED podcast. Listen in as they share fun stories about pasts guests, how it all began, and what the MARKED podcast means to them. Enjoy!
Mary Margaret West has been leading in women’s and girls ministry for the last 15 years. She’s currently serving as a Middle School Bible teacher at Foundation Academy in Winter Garden, FL, and will be stepping into a new role this summer as the Director of Women and Young Couples at First Baptist Church Orlando, FL. Her passion is to equip girls and women to dive deeply into God’s Word and live out their calling, and does this by training, consulting, and speaking at events and conferences. Mary Margaret is the author of Show Her the Way: Your Guide to Discipling Teen Girls, is a former Girls Minister, and holds a master’s degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Mary Margaret and her husband Jonathan live in Orlando, FL.
The MARKED podcast, more than anything, is saying, “pull up a chair.” As Lifeway Women, we feel the immense privilege of being at the table. We get to be behind the scenes of the frontlines of ministry—both public ministry and private ministry.
At Lifeway Women, we work with authors and speakers, helping to craft their messages and chatting in green rooms and conference rooms. We provide encouragement to them, challenge them, and work to bring their callings to fruition.
We also work with everyday disciple makers. We work with the moms who are exhausted, the single women who are just trying to figure out what God wants them to do, and the ministry leaders who are frustrated with limitations.
We hope MARKED serves as an invitation to all those women to take a seat at that table. We want you to see behind the scenes of a conference, a writer’s life, and everyday ministry that may never be published or heard anywhere else.