Michele Pyatt resides in Reno, Nevada, with her husband Mark. They have three children; two married daughters and their son.
Prompted by the testimony of her family, Michele founded Dance Again Ministries in 2011. After completing the Biblical Counseling certification program through IABC (International Association of Biblical Counselors) at Gateway Church in Fairview Heights, Illinois, and receiving several years of training in inner healing through Freedom Ministries at Gateway Church in Dallas, Texas, Michele has been working full time as a biblical counselor since 2012. Her mission is to see unity restored in relationships.
Michele is the author of the book, Dance Again the Birth of a Ministry and the curriculum, Fishers of Men Discipleship Training.
Crystal Gonzenbach is a single mother of two sons and also a grandmother to two grand kids.
Crystal volunteers her time at Dance Again Ministries as the Retreat Coordinator, and teaches the Fishers of Men Discipleship Training Curriculum. Her hearts desire is to continue to pursue Jesus in order to know Him more everyday. She resides in Illinois and works full time as a business owner.
Brittany currently lives in St. Charles, Missouri with her husband, Benjamin, and 3 very active boys.
Brittany proudly claims the title of Stay-at-home Mom, and has been stepping into more active ministry as the Lord allows.
A lifelong singer and musician, Brittany is passionate about ministering to others through song, whether at church, weddings, funerals, or karaoke! Also a creative, she has been trained in Art Sozo (super fun inner healing ministry!), and is now the Film Manager of the Casual Corner podcast.
Discipleship through Dance Again Ministries has truly changed her lifestyle as a follower of Jesus. Living in the power of Jesus’ love, as well as this community of disciples, is what has finally brought her freedom from anxiety and depression! She looks forward to the day when ALL God’s people walk in the fullness of their calling! The joy of the Lord is her strength!
Judy loves literature, languages, learning, and most of all her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Holding a B.A. in English and Biblical Studies, Judy’s first postcollegiate position was in Japan as a missionary / English teacher. For over 25 years Judy has taught students of all ages and nationalities. She currently is the executive director of Berea Academy Saint Louis, a homeschool hybrid learning center in Crestwood, Missouri, that provides academic and enrichment classes for students K-12th grade. Judy teaches language arts and mathematics, but her favorite subject to teach to her students is Discipleship using the Fishers of Men curriculum.
Keith Hughes is currently settled in Kansas City, Missouri, with his wife. They love hanging out together and with their two grown children. If the weather permits, you will find Keith riding his mountain bike on local trails.
Keith holds a business degree in leadership from St. Louis University and has worked as a Manager of Operations for over 25 years. He has a certification in ministry from Aenon Bible College and is actively living the lifestyle of discipleship. God has granted him a small class of men to whom he teaches the Fishers of Men Discipleship curriculum. It has been an eye-opening experience watching the God of creation working in their lives.
Kelly lives in Pacific, Missouri, with her husband Tom, and their children.
She is a nurse at an adult detention center and a licensed minister. Kelly and Tom have a blended family and through Dance Again Ministries continue to learn to walk through the difficulties and challenges that can bring. She is on the board of Dance Again Ministries and is actively serving in the Prison Ministry, Seminars, Teaching and Mentoring.
Suzanne Cooper lives in St. Louis, Missouri, and has been married to Wayne since 1975. They have three children and four grandchildren. God has given Suzanne a treasure chest of family and friends that enrich her life each day.
Through Freedom Ministries in Dallas, Texas, Suzanne attended inner healing ministry training. Trained in Biblical Counseling through the IABC program (International Association of Biblical Counselors), Suzanne has been a biblical counselor since 2012. She has been teaching the Fishers of Men Discipleship curriculum for Equip classes and one-on-one training.
Suzanne’s heart is to share with others how to hear from God everyday by entering into His presence and allowing the Holy Spirit to teach us how to live a lifestyle of love, faith, power and freedom.
Tom lives in Pacific, Missouri, with his wife Kelly and their children.
He is retired from Pacific Lumber Company yet remains busy with their active family life and home projects. He sits on the board of Dance Again Ministries and serves on the Seminar Team. He has a servants heart and is most comfortable behind the scenes supporting the ministry team.
Concetta (Chetta) Peniston has been married to her husband Bill since 1978. She is a mother of three and grandmother of eight children. She recently moved from St. Louis, Missouri to live near her daughter in Tampa, Florida.
Chetta has been interested in the healing ministry for a long time as part of her own recovery from abuse. She enrolled in college and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services and Religious Education. Chetta’s passion was and is to help others heal from destructive thoughts and patterns. Her past working experience includes Mercy Ministries (now Mercy Multiplied) a residential program for young women dealing with a variety of destructive issues. She was also on staff as a Pastoral Counselor at Destiny Church, St. Louis where she met Michele. Dance Again Ministries embodies all that Chetta has learned and lived in her own life regarding healing. Chetta believes that only Jesus can heal. Isaiah 61 is Chetta’s cornerstone Scripture to “set the captives and prisoners free.”
Lisa Ortiz resides in Riverview, Florida with her husband David. They have 3 daughters, 2 sons and 5 grandchildren.
Lisa enjoys sharing her love for the Lord with others, and testifying of His love for her. She loves to pray, which began a desire to start a prayer group in 2019 that is still going strong. Dance Again Ministries has been an answered prayer for Lisa, and has been a wonderful blessing to her life.