Teri Dowell Ussery has a passion for empowering others to embrace the fullness of God’s grace in the midst of life’s journey. Widowed at 37, Teri was left to raise her two young sons alone.  However, God brought husband Kenneth into her life, and together they have five children ranging in age from 13 to 27.  Teri has shared her heart at women’s retreats and conferences for the past 30 years.  She enjoys teaching women’s Bible studies and leading in worship.  She has authored two Bible studies and recorded a prayer CD. Her heart for sharing the Gospel through ministry has taken her across the country and around the world. Teri’s engaging delivery and knowledge of Scripture allows her to bring the stories of triumph and transformation found in its pages to life, providing practical tools for today’s journey.

In addition to retreats and conferences, Teri also provides team building and leadership training. Whether your group is just getting started, or simply needs a tune-up, she can tailor the training to your specific needs.

Examples of Recent Speaking Topics


Becoming a Great Commission Family! 

Do you long to raise children who live on mission? Take the truths of God’s word and apply them to your family’s journey of faith. Practical ideas and resources will help you be a Great Commission family!


Who ARE You?  

Finding your identity in Christ (especially geared for younger college-age women)


Identity Thief (for adult participants)

Where do you find your identity? What do you believe about yourself? Experiencing the transforming truths of God’s word that will help you see yourself as a daughter of the King!


Steeped In God’s Love  

What do you do when you find yourself in hot water? Learn how to let the difficulties in life bring out the flavor of Christ in you.


Opening Your Gift!

Are spiritual gifts a mystery to you? Join us as we demystify spiritual gifts. Learn what your gifts are and how God has uniquely designed you to employ them.