A Female Carpenter
Speaker – Author – Carpenter
Co-creator of Carpenter’s Guide Ministires
Mary offers over 15 years of construction and ministry experience to her talks. Her newly released book—The Pink Toolbelt. Spiritual Remodeling for Women (Oct 2017) helps women identify areas in their lives that are causing unhappiness and chaos. She shows women how to tear those areas out, and replace them with things that will enable her to experience greater joy and peace in Jesus Christ.Mary encourages women to spiritually remodel all areas of their lives by comparing the way they think, speak, and forgive, to the way Jesus taught us to think, speak, and forgive.
Most women are remodelers at heart—so the concepts of spiritual remodeling resonate well when presented and discussed in women’s Bible study groups, conferences, and seminars. Mary sprinkles her talks with analogies to hammer and tape measures, a healthy dose of humor, and gut honest truth. Life is tough, Mary understands this and connects with the rawness so many women experience, and shows them how she fought back by surrendering every area of her life to Jesus Christ.
Mary is a born-again follower of Christ and has been for many years, but it wasn’t until her life faced imminent collapse that she started spiritually growing. Facing a crumbling marriage and rebellious children, she heard the Father say, “You can trust Jesus—be like Him.” She rose to the challenge and as a result every area of her life has undergone a spiritual remodel. That remodel saved her marriage, helped her reconnect with her precious children, and enabled her to experience a whole new level of joy and peace in her relationship with Jesus Christ. She considers it God’s call on her life to help other women do the same.
MORE ABOUT MARY
After college, Mary joined a silo construction crew. The job ultimately took her to Pennsylvania where she met Tony. They would later marry and eventually launch their own construction business.
After several years, the couple found themselves on the construction site of a very challenging job with a very difficult and seemingly hopeless marriage. After a lunch-break argument, Tony heard God’s still small voice whisper, “Build your marriage like you are building this home, and it will not fail.” It would become the turning point of their marriage and their careers. Under the direction of the Master Carpenter, Mary and Tony began to rebuild their dilapidated relationship and their lives as authentic disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.
in 2012, the pair removed their tool belts, professionally speaking, and launched Carpenter’s Guide Ministries, a non-profit dedicated to rebuilding the lives of others.