Pat Joyce and Cheryl McGrath have experienced the problems of knowing the call of God on their lives but being hampered by the traditional teaching that limited the roles of women. Their years of searching to scripturally resolve the conflict between what God was saying and the scriptures that seemed to restrict have been developed into the course She Shall Be Called Woman. It is our hope that these truths will set you free to be all that God has called you to be.
Pat and her husband Ed live in Wharton, Texas which is just southwest of Houston about 40 miles from the coast. They have a son and daughter; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
In 1974 she had a Pauline experience that was totally life changing and has spent the last 40 plus years deepening the relationship with our awesome God and studying His Word. She loves learning and went back to school in her thirties to finish a BA in History from the University of Houston and later an MS in Adult Education and Community Education from Texas A & M. She retired from the local community college in 1996 where she had served as director of the Adult Education programs for a four county area.
Cheryl authors the Bread for the Bride blogsite and with her husband founded Great South Land Ministries, Australia, in 1996. In 2014 she established the Ishshah’s Story blogsite along with Pat Joyce, Melody Lowes and Nancy Bentz. She has travelled and taught in Africa, Asia, New Zealand and Australia and has facilitated small teams of women on short term international missions.
Cheryl has a ministry background in prophetic teaching with a major focus on encouraging, equipping and strengthening the corporate Bride of Christ. She is also deeply committed to encouraging women into full and equal membership in all aspects of life in the Body of Christ and from 2010-2012 co-authored and ran the interactive online school “She Shall Be Called Woman” along with Pat Joyce. Cheryl expresses herself creatively through song writing, poetry and photography.
Cheryl and Peter have four adult children and one grand child and live with two crazy spaniels in Coffs Harbour on the east coast of Australia.
God had given opportunity for Pat to learn about computers and websites and in 1996, she along with Barbara Collins and Gay Anderson founded the God’s Word to Women website ministry. It was through this ministry that she met Cheryl McGrath.
About five years ago, Cheryl and Pat developed and taught several sessions of a course together through Great South Land Ministries entitled, “She Shall Be Called Woman.” Plans have been in the making to put the course online or making it into a book and now seems to be God’s time to get it done—at least the online part. Pat will also be involved as moderator for gender issues on the new blog site, Ishshah’s Story.