Nina Roesner, Executive Director of Greater Impact Ministries, Inc., has personally seen “applied respect” change lives through thousands of real stories in the Daughters of Sarah® courses. Frustrated with the media’s portrayal of how women are supposed to look, act and feel, she loves to encourage women to awaken spiritually. Passionate about assisting others in their journeys in life, and concerned about the proven negative impact divorce has on children and women’s health, she desires to equip women with the communication skills necessary for successful marriage and help them create balanced lives.
Her book, The Respect Dare is published by Thomas Nelson, and released December 11, 2012. Nina has worked since she was 13 years old in the broadcasting, training, and human resources fields. She worked until her first child was 5 months old, then moved to part-time employment. She understands the challenges in balancing a deep relationship with God, her husband, children, working, staying fit, while spending time with friends, serving in ministry, driving carpool, home schooling, and managing to have a bathroom clean enough for guests to use.
Nina left a leadership training corporation to write and deliver courses for people of faith at a fraction of the cost of what the same high caliber of training goes for in the marketplace. She has seen over 95 percent of the participants grow in their relationship with God and others, all while increasing their confidence. Her courses leave a lasting impact on participants. Nina has over 20 years in the communications and training industry. She has coached numerous executives, managers, individuals, wives, church staffs and pastors around the country and currently provides leadership for Greater Impact Ministries, Inc. as Executive Director. Nina currently speaks to several different demographics including wives, moms, working women, and other leadership groups.
I like being average. Most people are.
I’m just an every-day wife and mom, former career-girl, dog and horse-lover who follows Christ. I home school, but am lousy at math, which is why I send my kids to tutoring after 6th grade. And I love teenagers and hanging out with my kids. But only because we have real transparent, imperfect but loving relationships.
And sometimes, I think motherhood and being a wife is too hard.
I’ve been married since 1991, and spent the first decade trying to “do” faith, be a home-maker Martha Stewart style while working, and finally gave up and now just decorate with antiques because that’s easy. I love women, but that’s a work God’s done in my life, because honestly, I didn’t know how to trust for the longest time. I drink too much espresso and eat too much chocolate and sometimes still lie about my weight (only a couple a pounds, usually…). I hate learning things the hard way, and want to help others learn it easy. Like marriage and family life can be really really hard sometimes.
Jesus is my best friend, my Dad, and my Lord. My husband is next, then my kids, my friends, and then my golden retriever, whom we taught to say, “I love you.”
I spent a bunch of time in corporate America doing training and loved watching people grow. God gave me this ministry, and now I work for Him, and He does the growing. I’m just happy to be a part of it. People tell me that what He lets me do with Him helps a lot, and that they’re encouraged. That’s more than enough and extremely humbling.
I love you to pieces. I really do. And I want to spend gobs of time sitting with you over a cappuccino or a cup of tea and talk and cry and pray together. My reality is that I have kids to home school, dinner to make, and writing to do. And laundry. There’s always laundry. Sometimes, I swear our clothes are having more sex than I am… the laundry just multiplies so! That said, I do my absolute best to connect with you on Facebook, Twitter, or here.
I read the blog comments and interact with them as I can, along with everything else. Know, however, that I’ll never intend to slight you, but I just can’t always respond as well as I would like to everyone. It’s never my intention to not love you well, but I do ask for grace. I’m really no different than you are, juggling all the responsibilities with life. I do read questions and comments and try to blog about the common ones.
Please feel free to send us a message, but understand that we might not be able to get back to you personally – but we read all of them, and do submit them to our prayer team.
Because my family is my most important ministry right now, I only leave Cincinnati 4-6 times a year for retreats and interviews. If you are interested in contacting me for a speaking event, interview, or article, here’s how to get a hold of me:
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