Heart2Heart Leaders

Sandra Bivens Smith (Co-founder/President) is a writer, small group leader, blogger and speaker. Now retired, Sandra spends much of her time helping grow The Heart2Heart ministry and pursuing her passion for the study of God’s word. Her greatest joy is bringing bible studies to women and, through their greater knowledge of His word, to see them grow in their relationship with Christ.

Sandra is originally from Lexington, North Carolina but now makes her home in Charlotte with her husband Avon. Together they have five children, nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.


Mikki Halbach (Co-founder/Treasurer) has been ministering to women, in various capacities, for over 20 years.  She is a speaker, writer, and small group leader.  Mikki is co-founder and treasurer of Heart2Heart Ministry.  In 2006 Mikki established a chapter of Heart2Heart in the Fox Valley area of Wisconsin. Through her ministry there she was able to share God’s word with women in this predominately Catholic area.  Through her teaching of the Gospel and the Holy Spirit’s leading, she saw the women grow in understanding and knowledge of what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  Mikki is currently pursuing a degree in Biblical Studies with a concentration in Ministry and Leadership.  Mikki enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with her family.

In 2011, Mikki and husband Fred, returned to Mikki’s home of  Lexington, NC.  She and Fred have been married for 27 years and are blessed with three sons, Wyatt, Elliot, and Lucas and daughter Alex and Alex’s husband Jake, and one granddaughter, Haven Rae.


Amy Jo McCranie (Co-founder/Secretary) is an active member of her church where she teaches Sunday School, sings in the choir and serves alongside her husband in his role as a family deacon.  Amy jo is co-founder and secretary of Heart2Heart ministry.  Over the past 15 years she has taught dozens of bible studies and continues to be committed to helping women grow and mature in Gods Word. Amy Jo’s ministry life extends beyond her church and Heart2heart. She has a passion for her work as a cosmetologist and fitness instructor; both of which she uses as an opportunity to minister to women.

In her “spare time” Amy Jo enjoys making memories with family and friends, traveling and listening to various genres of music. She and her husband Trent have been married for 25 years. They make their home in Iron Station, NC and have 2 adult children; daughter Emma and son Coll.


Diane Manor (Board Member) is originally from Huntersville, North Carolina and now lives in Mt. Holly, North Carolina. She is retired from Carolinas Health Care after 30 years as Director of Materials Manager.  Diane served in children’s and youth ministry for more than 30 years and for the past three years has led small group bible studies for women.

Diane has been married to her childhood sweetheart, Ricky since 1968. They have two children; Tetra and Jamie, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  She enjoys camping, canoeing, and family gatherings around the table.


Patty Dunham (Board Member) has had an active life in her former church being involved in Children’s Ministries, leading Bible Studies and Small Groups, and in whatever ways God had called her. She has been married to her husband Doug for forty three years. They have three children and eight grandchildren.

Patty enjoys cleaning out closets (!), shopping and taking long walks, especially along the beach.


Jeff Morrison (Pastoral Advisor) has been married to Cathy for over 30 years and they have one daughter and two sons. He has served churches in the PCUSA, the EPC, the PCA and the ARP in various capacities over the last 25 years and holds an MDiv from Reformed Theological Seminary and a DMin from Gordon Connell Theological Seminary.

Jeff’s passion is for people to know the joy that can only be found in the radical grace, unconditional love and true freedom in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.