wov-Women of Vision Leadership is a growing online blog for women who want to dialogue about real issues women face in Church leadership and ministry.

This year our blog looks forward to reaching over 300,000 views, and into over 170 countries around the world.

Our blog consists of story blogs, devotions, practical theology blogs, special guest blogs, book review and interview blogs, and theological blogs.

Our authors come from diverse backgrounds, and shine light on a variety of different topics. We hope you will enjoy and be blessed by the blog. Please feel free to bookmark our page, share on Twitter, and invite your friends from Facebook to become regular readers. If you are interested in guest blogging email womenofvisionleadership@gmail.com


Crystal Schmalz

Editor and Founder of Women of Vision Leadership


Meet Our Bloggers


Rev. Crystal Schmalz, M.Div., BCC

WOVL Founder, Preacher, Chaplain, Writer
Rev. Crystal Schmalz is a preacher, teacher, chaplain, writer, and servant of God. She is the founder of Women of Vision Leadership (WOVL Ministries), is a licensed minister with the UPCI, is a committee member for the UPCI Women in Ministry Network, and currently serves as an ACPE Certified Educator Candidate in Saint Louis, MO. She is Board Certified Chaplain with APC and holds her M.Div. from Urshan Graduate School of Theology. She and her husband Luke are called to pastoral ministry, teaching, and equipping leaders. Crystal has a passion to help women find their calling and get started in ministry and leadership. She currently has over 300 ministry articles available on WOVL blog, has a mentoring program called MentorConnect, and offers small ministry retreats for women in leadership. Crystal has lived abroad in Mexico and Japan, has ministered as a staff leader in Yellowstone National Park, and has spoken and organized several events for women in leadership and ministry. Crystal has preached and taught at churches and retreats, has been involved in Children's Revivals, Youth Sessions at Holiday Youth Conventions, and helps local churches and districts start women in leadership programs and groups.

Rev. Rosalynn Austin

Preacher, Minister of the Gospel
Rosalynn Austin is a licensed minister with the United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI). She is a veteran of the United States Navy and holds a BS in Health Care Management. For over 13 years she has been a leader and trainer in the field of Homeland Security & Emergency Management. She and her husband, Cedric, also a licensed minister with the UPCI and the Hyphen Director of TLC, are the blessed parents of two children. They attend, serve in and minister out of The Life Church of Kansas City, MO under the pastoral leadership of Rev. Stan & Marlene Gleason. More about Rosalynn Austin can be found at www.everyday-hope.com