YOU ARE LOVED.
YOUR ARE UNIQUE.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Join our Cultivating Pearls virtual event on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 4:00 PM PST.
So many of us want to find our true identity and purpose - one that brings light and hope to our lives, no matter what circumstances we face. Join us for a special event to discover fresh insights on how to journey with God as He cultivates you into purpose-driven woman of God who knows who she is and the gifts she brings to this world.
As we celebrate Women's History month in March join Irene Neller, Vice President of Enrollment at Westmont, and Christina DiMari, author of Cultivating Pearls, as they dive into how God transforms every area of your life as He cultivates you into the beautiful pearl you are meant to be.
Meet the Panelists
Irene Neller became Westmont’s first vice president for enrollment, marketing and communications in December 2017 after serving 26 years at Biola University and four years at Fuller Theological Seminary, building and redefining new functions of strategic enrollment and marketing and earning numerous industry awards. She graduated from Bethany University with a degree in communications and earned a master’s in communications promotions management at CSU Fullerton. A recognized leader in Christian higher education, she chaired the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) national committee for communication officers and serves on the commission. She is committed to mentoring young women, started a national annual conference for advancing women in leadership, and is passionate about issues of diversity. She and her husband, have two sons, and one is a Westmont graduate.
Founder and President, River + Pearls
Christina DiMari is the author of seven books that encourage, equip and empower girls to grow in their personal lives, pursue their dreams and use their gifts to shine for others. Her book, Cultivating Pearls, was published by Tyndale. She is a teacher and ordained chaplain, earning her bachelor’s in biblical theology from Simpson University, and later certified in art therapy. Christina leads the nonprofit organization River + Pearls and hosts expressive art retreats by a beautiful blue river in the mountains of Colorado and Wyoming for children and youth. She also manages our relationship with over 300 outreach partners which include children's hospitals, schools and other non-profits reaching children and youth. Christina and her husband, Michael, have two adventurous sons and enjoy family time and their passion for fly-fishing.
Current Westmont Student
Sienna Tounger is a first year student at Westmont studying political science with an emphasis on international affairs. Sienna is from Virginia and class of 2024. She loves to travel, get involved in the community, play sports, and hang out at the beach. She read Cultivating Pearls and loved how it provided an artistic outlet and way to grow closer to God, especially during a time of such change as the pandemic. She'll share how she uses the book and how it has helped her transition from high school to college.