Board of Directors
Rachel Bates is passionate about helping women and girls know they are deeply loved and valued by God. She served as a women’s ministry event coordinator at her former church, became a MOPS discussion leader and coordinator at her current church and has volunteered in children’s ministry for over 15 years. Rachel has been part of Beauties since 2013, when she started a group for her daughter, who was 6 at the time and led that group for 8 years, watching those girls grow up and graduate from the ministry as teens! With a background teaching upper elementary, a masters in reading, and a few years of homeschool under her belt, she didn’t shy away from partnering with her co-lead to develop years of Beauties curriculum starting in 2016 along with the first Beauties leader training in 2017. Although writing curriculum continues to be fulfilling, watching women and girls build confidence in their identity in Christ is what really fuels her heart and brings her so much joy! She is thrilled to be a steward of this ministry (that she hopes outlives her), and a member of such a committed Board.
Dani do Olival
Shira Pipkin followed God’s leading to join the Beauties board after seeing her own daughters impacted in such a positive way by the ministry. She currently co-leads a Beauties group of elementary aged girls in Broomfield, CO. She is passionate about partnering with young girls, as well as their parents, to help them develop a deeper understanding of what it means to live out their identity in Christ in their every day interactions; fostering meaningful relationships and a desire to grow closer to God. She is equally excited to give of her time and resources to support the Beauties ministry by serving as the Beauties Board of Directors Treasurer. Shira works as an optometrist in the Broomfield area and has experience in the past serving on the board for another non-profit organization within her optometric community. She has been married for 12 years to her husband Dan and they have two daughters. She is honored to serve on the board alongside other women who share the same passion for God and for Beauties!