TERI VAN: "Going and Growing in Grace"


Teri is a true people person who loves to laugh and connect with women!  Working in Tupperware for twenty years gave her many opportunities to use her gifts of hospitality and teaching.  Teri has attended Word of Life Bible Institute and Baptist Bible College (now Clarks Summit University). She recently graduated from Lancaster Bible College with a degree in Biblical Studies and a minor in Women's Ministries.

Teri has been involved in various church ministries. She oversaw the planning of the women's annual retreat for twelve years, then later became the Director of Women’s Ministries. She has also served as Director of the First Impressions Team, wedding coordinator, and part-time facilities supervisor. She currently serves as Director of Next Steps for her church.

Teri is the mother of one son who resides with his wife and young daughter in Philadelphia.




We all experience, and deal with expectations every day. Do you let your expectations run-away with you and then disappointment sets in? We can all learn how not to overload on fulfilling expectations. In this session, our study is based on John, chapter 4, the story of the Samaritan Woman.

Pride, Promises and Perspectives
Our pride...God's promises...our perspectives. How do they all fit together? How do you apply God's promises when your pride and your perspectives are in the way? We will use God's promises from scripture to get our pride and perspective in alignment. This is a single session, but can be grouped with Driving in the Dark.

Driving in the Dark
We all have fears! Teri will share her own life experiences with cancer, divorce and death of loved ones to teach how God used scripture to "turn the lights on"! Are you "driving in the dark"? Learn how to face your fears with the Lord as your stronghold. This is a single session, but can be grouped with Pride, Promises and Perspectives.

Fasting with Sandwiches
Will I lose weight on a fast? Is it good for me? What is fasting? Will people think I'm weird? Learn how to apply Biblical principles of fasting and praying to grow your relationship with God. This can be a condensed single session or can be divided into a three-part session for a weekend retreat series.