Our Team

Leslie Kirby McElhaney

Founder and Executive Director

Leslie is a writer, speaker, and trainer who reaches her audience with a blend of humor, truth and realness sharing wisdom she has gained from her past experiences to embrace a future full of freedom, love and truth. She created GEMS with a vision to help girls and women of all ages to see their value and worth as beautiful treasures and gems from the beginning of their creation. We were each created with unique facets – talents, giftings, and characteristics – that were made to shine out! Life circumstances can hold us back from our futures, but it is never too late to get your shine back! We can break the cycles of negative decisions and thoughts and learn how to develop the gifts and talents inside and moving into our true destiny!

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We pray continued blessings on you today and always and remember to keep on shining!

You were truly made for it!


Leslie K. McElhaney
Founder and Executive Director, GEMS Ministries Inc.