Meet the Team
Pat Holt has a passion for children and a heart for missions. She has worked with children since she volunteered for church ministry at age 14 before earning degrees in education and instructional technology. Since then, she’s taught in public schools and founded a Christian school while authoring many books including the bestselling When You Feel Like Screaming – Help For Frustrated Mothers and the award winning Don’t Give in, Give Choices, as well as being a guest on a multitude of radio and TV programs. She was awarded the Gold Medallion in Christian Education by the Evangelical Publishers Association. Pat and her husband, Dave, live in California.
Pat has been drawing and painting since she was able to hold a crayon. Pat has a degree in Art Education, a teaching credential, and has taught art in Pennsylvania and California. In addition to being the master artist for the SEE THE LIGHT ART CLASS and ART PROJECTS DVD series, Pat teaches art to school-age kids in the Los Angeles area. When she is not drawing or teaching, she is tending to her rose garden or watching classic black & white movies. Pat lives in a windy part of Southern California with her husband and two almost-grown sons.
James H. (Jim) Pence is a performance chalk artist, a singer, a speaker, a published author, and in his “spare time” he teaches karate, writing, and art to home schooled children. Jim has been drawing, painting, and singing since he was a child, and has been doing performance chalk artistry in churches, camps, and conferences for over thirty years. Jim has been called a “Renaissance man”, but he prefers to be known simply as a follower of Jesus Christ and a storyteller. Visit Jim on his website at jamespence.com.
As long as she can remember, Heidi has worked with her hands and still marvels at the joy of creating works of art. Since earning her elementary teaching credential, she has been busy teaching art to children kindergarten through high school and absolutely loves helping them feel creative and successful. Heidi dabbles in art of all kinds, but especially enjoys calligraphy, collage, needle arts and designing greeting cards. She shares her love for the Lord in her church’s youth ministry.
Gloria Kohlmann graduated from Florida State University with a BA in Fine Arts and trained in Florence, Italy. She is a master chalk artist and director of Morning Glory Inspirations, Inc. She has been involved in art therapy for children and adults. Gloria’s passion for art ministry has blessed thousands for the past thirty years.
Jan Roper brings more than 25 years of experience as a professional keyboard player, singer, songwriter, arranger and music director. She has performed as singer and/or keyboardist at venues including the Kodak Theatre, the Hollywood Bowl, and the Greek Theater.
Kevin Dukes is a multi-talented musician, songwriter, arranger and producer. As a guitarist he has recorded and performed with a virtual “who’s who” of popular music. As a session musician he has performed on hundreds of television and film soundtracks and literally thousands of commercial advertising soundtracks.