Leadership Team

Leadership Team 2017-07-27T14:00:51+00:00

Catherine Bird

Founder & Chief Visionary Officer
Catherine Bird

About Catherine

TGM Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Catherine Bird, is an author and speaker who is passionate about moms and tween girls and loves to encourage each—small and tall—in their own journey of faith. In the midst of this crazy thing called life, Catherine simply seeks to glorify God through her family and faith.

As a mom of two daughters, Catherine understands how unique the mother/daughter bond truly is. They are the heart behind her calling to found Team Grace Ministries, which is dedicated to helping strengthen relationships between moms and daughters through scripture study and fellowship.   The goal of Team Grace Bible studies and events is that no one remains unchanged, and every mom and daughter leaves with an ignited passion for God and a strengthened bond between one another.

Catherine and her husband currently live near Austin, Texas, with their daughters, one lovable Australian Shepherd and the quirkiest chocolate Labrador retriever ever.   When Catherine is not at her desk writing, she can often be found in Barre class, exploring some fun hiking destination with her family, or jumping on the trampoline with her girls.   She also believes whole-heartedly in yoga pants, Taco Tuesday and Aggie football.

She is the author of the Girls of Grace Bible Study Series.

Tracy Steel

Speaker, Southwest Program Director
Tracy Steel

About Tracy

Tracy Steel is a slightly extroverted woman from the Midwest who loves people and the God who made them. Tracy is proudly married to Chad, a pilot in the United States Air Force. Whenever they are not being relocated, she loves to drink green tea and watch re-runs of LOST. She also enjoys chasing their two children, Jackson (7) and Katherine (5), throughout their Lego-infested home.

Tracy is also a mentor, author, and speaker who is passionate about helping young girls and women become who and what God wants them to be. She attended Phoenix Seminary, receiving a Graduate Diploma in Biblical Leadership in 2005. Tracy then worked in fulltime youth ministry, serving as the Director of Female Students at Scottsdale Bible Church in Scottsdale, Arizona from 2005-2007.

She currently pursues her passion for ministry through speaking and writing via her online ministry, One Degree.

In addition to her personal blog, Tracy is a contributor for Believe.com, the Whatever Girls, and enjoys linking up with other bloggers; sharing her heart on sites such as For Every Mom and Just Moved. Tracy is also the author of Images of His Beauty, a 10-week Bible study for teenage girls and young adult women who struggle with eating disorders and self-esteem. To learn more about One Degree and previous works by Tracy, please visit: onedegreeministries.com.

Reverend Katie Meek

Speaker, Theological Support
Reverend Katie Meek

About Katie

Katie Meek is a pastor who is most passionate about equipping others to know themselves as called by God into God’s life-giving work. In ministry she enjoys mission work, preaching, and the process of growth both in herself and in others. She finds joy in investing in the lives of young people and laboring toward a future where women and men are free to reach their God-given potential. When she’s not doing ministry, she is generally walking her two dogs, taking a Bikram Yoga class, or spending time with friends and family. Katie currently serves as Associate Pastor at First United Methodist Church in Round Rock, Texas.

Jen Ferguson

Author, Speaker, Community Builder
Jen Ferguson

About Jen

Jen Ferguson is passionate about living life authentically and encouraging others to do the same. She loves cultivating Christ-centered community and is passionate about helping married couples sustain their relationship in healthy and Christ-centered ways. She is the author of Pure Eyes, Clean Heart: A Couple’s Journey to Freedom from Pornography, which she co-wrote with her husband and the Marriage Matters devotional card set. She’s a mama to two tween girls and two high-maintenance dogs, which is probably why she runs. A lot. Even in the Texas heat.