The author of this autobiography lives on a ranch located in a beautiful valley along the Clearwater River surrounded by the majestic mountains of northern Idaho. Until recently, Gloria has held a position on the local area Aglow board for many years. For twelve years prior she ministered to many women in southeastern Washington through “Free Indeed” Women’s Jail Ministry of which she co-founded. Gloria also helped “birth” the “Shepherd’s House”- a home for unwed mothers.
With an AA degree in Theology Gloria has been in ministry for over 18 years, teaching and singing whenever she gets the opportunity. She has ministered in prisons, local Bible studies, Woman’s Aglow, retirement homes, jails and yes, even at church. She graduated from the International In Christ Bible College in Kennewick, Washington in 1996. Her previous college education consists of Lewis Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho and Northwest College in Kirkland, Washington. Gloria has been a licensed Real Estate agent, as well as a licensed cosmetologist, which has kept her quite busy for over 40 years. Gloria has been married to Jay Richards for 34 years and together they have enjoyed leading a local “Worship Night” twice a month for the past 5 years. They have 3 grown children and 6 grand children. As a housewife, mother and grandmother Gloria has many life experiences to share concerning God’s great faithfulness and amazing GRACE.