Caitie Butler – Church Connect Program Manager
Caitie is passionate about the mission of 4word to connect working women and empower them in the workplace, at home, and in the church. She loves seeing young women in particular discover and pursue their calling. She has spent her career as a communications professional working primarily in state politics and public affairs. A born-and-raised Oregonian, Caitie graduated from Portland State University and is currently pursuing an MA in Communication from Johns Hopkins University. She lives in Central Oregon with her husband and daughter where they enjoy mountain views and unlimited access to hiking, fishing and camping. Caitie’s motto comes from author and philanthropist Bob Goff: “Organizations have programs. People have friends. Friends trump programs every time.”
Taylor Bell – Development and Human Resources Intern
Taylor currently attends Texas A&M University and is pursuing a degree in Human Resource Development with a minor in Business. After completion of her undergraduate courses, she intends to pursue a Master’s Degree. Taylor enjoys being active with water sports, running, and hiking. She also loves traveling the world, an activity that provides a unique perspective to better understand and interact with diverse cultures and world views. She is excited to be a part of the 4Word family and further its mission of serving professional Christian women.
Caitlin Burke – Marketing Intern
Caitlin is excited to assist 4word to grow and learn from amazing confident women as the marketing intern this year. She graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2015 where she double majored in Anthropology and Human Rights. She spent the last year and a half working at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History where she ran their social media accounts. Currently, she resides in Dallas, Texas where she enjoys practicing yoga, spending time with her friends and family, and planning her next international adventure.
Richelle Campbell – General Counsel
Richelle grew up on a farm in Southern Oregon and now works as a mom and a lawyer in Dallas, Texas. She has degrees from Princeton University and Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law.
Jordan Johnstone – Digital Community Manager
Jordan writes and coordinates the weekly 4word blogs and emails. When not writing for 4word, Jordan enjoys working on her latest book idea, catching up on the latest episode of Supernatural and going “Pin crazy” on Pinterest. Jordan holds a BS in Advertising and Public Relations from Liberty University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University. She lives in Grayson, Georgia, with her husband, DJ, and their son, Dean.
Trina Lee – Mentor Program Manager
Trina is excited to connect professional women together as the 4word Mentor Program Manager. Since December 2011, she has been involved with 4word: Portland and has been blessed by the relationships she’s made. After graduating from Cornell University with a bachelor’s in communication, Trina worked for over nine years as the Executive Director for Oregon DECA, an education nonprofit for students interested in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. She currently resides in Portland, Oregon and is the Sponsorship Program Manager for Africa New Life Ministries, which is transforming the lives of over 7,000 children in Rwanda, Africa. When not working, Trina most likely can be found running, serving on a book launch team, concert going, podcast listening or tweeting.
Debbie MacDonald – Director of Development
Debbie has a vast experience in developing campaign funding strategies for various organizations, including: Alzheimer’s Association, Byron Nelson Golf Tournament, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) nationally and locally in Dallas and Houston, Lifehouse of Houston and the Junior League of Richardson. Most recently she served as Co-Chair of the successful First Annual 4word Gala held in Dallas. Along the way during her leadership positions in the workplace and with many volunteer organizations, she embraced the importance of coaching and mentoring programs for women and served as a solid role model for her co-workers and volunteers as they juggled the challenges of being a spiritually based, professional woman in today’s world. After graduating and heading to Dallas, Debbie ended up moving into commercial real estate in Dallas and then Houston – winning numerous awards as a consistent top producer and for outstanding achievement. She spent her last 12 years as a Senior Vice President with Transwestern in Houston, and a Director/Owner with Cameron Management. Eventually her desire to give back and serve the Lord, led her to non-profit opportunities with Lifehouse of Houston, where she served as the Executive Director for the Christian-based maternity home for homeless young girls in Houston, and Lay Director of Outreach for Christ United Methodist in Sugar Land, Texas. Debbie graduated from Oklahoma State University with a BS in Computer Science and with minors in Math and Business. She has been married to her husband, John, for almost 37 years and they have two boys, Patrick and Kyle, who are now married and living in Houston and Nashville, respectively.
Rachel Nelson – Executive Intern
Rachel Rose Nelson is a wife and mother, with 20 years experience as an independent creative director and entrepreneur, helping companies large and small build their brands and tell their stories. But now God is leading her in new directions, calling her to put her skills and talents to use for His purposes as she pursues a Master of Arts in Ministry at Portland Seminary near her home in Banks, Oregon.
Cindy O’Connell – Chief Financial Officer
A native of Pendleton, Oregon, Cindy settled in Portland after graduating from George Fox University. As an audit manager with over nine years of public accounting experience, she provides auditing and accounting expertise for distributors, manufacturers, and non-profit organizations. Cindy enjoys playing golf, tennis, boating, or pretty much any outdoor activity. She is active in the Portland 4word Local Group and volunteers on leadership teams at her church and with other charitable organizations.
Lisa Sack – Manager of Operations and Human Resources
Lisa graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Tarleton State University (a division of Texas A&M). Lisa has a passion for helping others and loves applying this passion at 4word, where she can be a part of connecting, leading, and supporting women in the workplace to help them achieve their God-given potential. Lisa also enjoys cooking, painting, and spending quality time with her husband, Frank, and dog, Flower.
Nicola Sanborn – Market Research Intern
As the Market Research Intern, Nicola is excited to help assist the 4word team to reach and minister to women in the workplace. Nicola has a passion for helping others discover their gifts and talents as they walk out the calling that God has on their lives. Currently she is attending Liberty University to attain a degree in Business Communications. When she’s not at home watching an episode of Suits or NCIS, Nicola enjoys hiking, traveling, and serving in her local church. She resides in the Palm Springs area.
Rachel Sherburne – Regional Director of Local Groups, West
Rachel Sherburne is an accomplished speaker, leadership expert and creative strategist who loves to inspire and influence others. A former Air Force Public Affairs officer, turned full-time missionary, Rachel started her own personal coaching and consulting business where she helps individuals and companies overcome challenges and attain their highest potential. She holds a degree in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University and a Master’s Degree in Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship from Regent University.
Sandy Swider – Managing Director of Local Groups, East & NYC
Sandy Swider has a passion for developing meaningful brands and engaged leaders. Her 25-year career in the hospitality field has taken her from front-line operations in stand-alone hotels to setting and executing global strategies at Starwood Hotels, a recognized leader in lifestyle branding. Now, as a principal of consulting firm Swider & Co, she is dedicated to helping high-performing leaders make a positive difference in the world. Sandy holds a degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management from Penn State University, is trained as a professional leadership coach by the Coaches Training Institute and is certified as a Halftime Coach focused on taking leaders from Success to Significance.
Winnie Todo – Digital Community Intern
Winnie is a current senior at Baylor University and is pursuing a degree in Advertising and Corporate Communication with a minor in Business Administration. After earning her undergraduate degree, Winnie plans to start a digital advertising agency and pursue a JD/MBA. She enjoys traveling, cooking, and learning new things and is very excited to be part of the team!
Susan Tolles – Regional Director of Local Groups, Central
Susan Tolles is a Certified Christian Life Purpose Coach, Founder of The Flourishing Life®, speaker, and author. She became a first-time solo entrepreneur at age 53, when she conceptualized and created the Flourish Over 50® umbrella brand to provide resources and direction for midlife women around the world. God led her to the coaching field to serve women on a deeper level, and today, she is a guide, strategist, and mentor for professional women who desire to live with greater purpose, successfully blending faith, family, and career. Susan holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. Susan initiated the first 4word church partnership with the Austin Ridge Bible Church in Austin, Texas.