Our first guest today is Casey Schutrop is an inspirational speaker, bible-teacher, mentor, and national award-winning author. With a background in theater and music ministry, she has shared her insightful teaching and creative outreach presentations to countless national groups and internationally to audiences of diverse cultures. Due to her heart for the next generation and evangelism, she is the founder of WOW Ministries International, a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization. Casey’s passion is to bridge the generations and bring framework to families in shifting times. Casey lives in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minn. with her husband Marty, who serves as executive director of WOW Ministries International. The couple has three children. Founder Casey Schutrop shares, “We are not wow; instead, we are in AWE of the Mighty God who ‘wows’ us.” WOW desires that all will know the heart of the Father towards us, that head-knowledge will become heart-knowing. “This is how we take the longest journey we will ever take in our faith — the journey from the head to the heart,” Casey shares.
More than a speaking ministry of one individual, WOW Ministries International exists as a registered Nonprofit 501c3 Christian Organization here to “Redeem the Time both here and abroad”. The Mission: “For head-knowledge to become heart-knowing. Serving to share speaking and teaching in creative and compelling ways, both here & abroad so others may know, grow and go onto live the Spirit-Led life in Christ.” WOW is about you becoming a rounded and grounded believer; grounded in the Word of God that deepens your Spirit-Led life with a lifestyle of worship and prayer. For more information go to www.wowministries.org
Dancer, actress, humanitarian and entrepreneur Julianne Hough knows first-hand how the pain from endometriosis can affect one’s life. First diagnosed in 2008 after heavy bleeding and extreme pain forced her to leave the set of Dancing with the Stars, she was inspired to spread awareness after sharing her endometriosis story within her own circle and realizing that she was able to help those close to her by talking about her journey. This is why she wants to share her story and educate more women, so no one has to suffer as she did. To make sure she gets the message out to as many women as possible, Hough has become the face of a new national endometriosis campaign called Get in the Know about ME in EndoMEtriosis, to show women what the face of this chronic and painful disease looks like.
Dr. Rebecca Brightman OB/GYN joins Julianne Hough and together, they will work to educate women and change the way endometriosis is understood. Dr. Rebecca Brightman, OB/GYN, is a Board Certified OBGYN in private practice in New York City since 1990. Her particular areas of interest include: the management of perimenopause, menopause, contraception, and pre- pregnancy counseling. She is a member of both the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) and the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) and is also a NAMS certified menopause practitioner. Dr. Brightman graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982 and received her Medical Degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 1986. She completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Dr. Brightman is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine and is a Voluntary Attending at the Mount Sinai Hospital. In addition to her medical practice, Dr. Brightman has discussed women’s health issues on NBC-The Today Show, CBS-The Morning Show, CBS Evening News, Fox-The Morning Show, ABC-World News Tonight, Yahoo’s-The Shine, Katie’s Take with Katie Couric, The Katie Show, and The Dr. Oz Show, among others.
For more information and educational resources, including an endometriosis checklist and symptoms tracker, please visit www.MeinEndo.com. You can also join the conversation using #MeinEndo.