Meet Our 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.
Danielle do Olival
Danielle do Olival has been working with children since she received her degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology in Brazil. She worked in Brazil for a decade before moving to Switzerland with her husband. After 3 years there, they moved to the United States. She is married to Marcos and together they have two beautiful daughters and two dogs. Dani is passionate about helping her community. She has been leading beauties since 2020, when she moved to CO. She believes that it is important for girls to have a sisterhood that provides support and helps them to grow in their faith. Dani is proud to be part of this amazing organization. She is also finishing her MBA in nonprofit management this semester and hopes to be able to contribute even more with the community.
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!
Kimberly Owens is a web and software developer who considers it a privilege to use her background to serve Beauties. She has served at multiple churches on the student ministry staff. While serving on student ministry teams, Kimberly developed a passion for teaching girls how much Jesus loves them and walking with students as their relationship with God grows. She is excited to merge her skills and passions to serve this ministry!