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.
Linda Burket – Chief Financial Officer
Linda Burket, retired CPA, is the former Director of the Office of Ethics & Business Conduct at Raytheon Company, where she worked for 12 years. With 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees worldwide, Raytheon is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. In the Ethics role, Burket was responsible for leading the Ethics program at the Space and Airborne Systems division, providing strategic guidance and advice to Raytheon management and employees about Raytheon’s strong ethical culture. Prior to her role in Ethics, Burket was a business controller for the company. In that capacity, she was responsible for ensuring the accuracy of financial statements and internal control systems.
Prior to joining Raytheon, Burket worked for 15 years at Airbus Helicopters USA, the U.S. affiliate of Airbus International. During her tenure at Airbus, she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Burket holds a BBA in accounting from the University of Texas, an MBA in finance from the University of Dallas, and is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the state of Texas. Burket speaks on college campuses and to other audiences about Ethics and the changing roles of women in corporate leadership. She is active in retirement with her church and other ministry-related activities. She is a 10 year breast cancer survivor.
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.
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.
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 – Director of Local Groups
Susan started with 4word in 2015 when she launched the 4word: Austin Local Group and has lead that Local Group since that time. She has served as the Regional Director of Local Groups for the Central Region since January 2017. Susan holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and is a Certified Christian Life Coach and business owner. In addition to leading Local Groups, Susan will oversee the 4word: Church Connect Program and Caitie Butler, Manager. She and her husband Jim live in Austin, where she is blessed to be surrounded by three married children and five grandchildren.