Leadership for Worshipful-Work is made up of several groups who provide leadership in different capacities:
Valerie K. Isenhower, co-founder and Executive Director
Executive Director of Water in the Desert Ministries, and co-author of two books on spiritual discernment -- Living into the Answers: A Workbook for Personal Spiritual Discernment (Upper Room, 2008) and Listen for God's Leading: A Workbook for Corporate Spiritual Discernment (Upper Room, 2009). Val was guest editor for the May/June 2010 issue of Alive Now Devotional Magazine (published by Upper Room) focused on discernment through stages of life. She has written an article on Photographs for Worshipfor Marcia McFee’s Worship Workshop. She is the former Coordinator of Ministry for Worshipful Work and is one of the founders of Water in the Desert Ministries: A Christian Center for Spiritual Renewal in
Program Director of Water in the Desert Ministries, and co-author of two books on spiritual discernment with Valerie Isenhower. Along with Val, she was a guest editor for the May/June 2010 issue of Alive Now. Judith is one of the founders of Water in the Desert Ministries. Judith is a gifted teacher and has years of experience in adult education and spirituality. She has led ecumenical spirituality retreats across the country including OASIS for the Mid-Central APCE retreat, workshops on discernment for the PW Churchwide Gathering, several years at SOULfeast and Spiritual Leadership for the CBF Pastors of MO. Judith teaches on-line courses on spirituality through Be A Disciple based out of
Gloria Flanery -- Church Musician and /composer. Gloria has written music for worshipful-work including a song entitled "Prayer for Guidance" which was published in the May/June issue of Alive Now (Upper Room). She leads music for Water in the Desert Ministries/Worshipful-Work workshops in Kansas City. Gloria has an M.Div from Central Baptist Theological Seminary. She lives in Kansas City and is ordained American Baptist.