Founder/Director - Candace Riner
Princess in His Image Ministries was founded in 2010 by Candace Riner. Candace has a passion for helping preteen and teen girls have a reverent understanding of their Creator while embracing their value and true beauty in the Lord. She is committed to teaching the principles of inner beauty and a Christ-centered life while inspiring girls down the narrow path to live a fully consecrated life for Christ. Candace’s desire in life is to see Christ glorified and for girls to grow in a personal relationship with Him. She realized the desire God placed on her heart and is now equipping girls with sound biblical instruction to be princesses in the image of Christ by giving Him the honor and glory for all things.
Candace desires to know God and make Him known. A native Arkansan, Candace grew up a country girl where she has many fond childhood memories of the outdoors. She came to faith in Christ at the age of 18. She now serves full-time at First Baptist Church Mena where she is Media Specialist and Children's Ministry Assistant. Candace owns SDG Marketing, LLC where she offers a variety of services to non-profit organizations in her spare time. She has trained hundreds of preteen and teen girls and has spoken at numerous events over the past 16 years. Candace has been married to her best friend Andy for 16 years. Andy is a baker by night and Circuit Judge by day. As a couple they have walked the long, painful, and sanctifying journey of infertility. They serve in various areas of their community together and co-founded Created in His Image Ministries, a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to declare God's story and character as His image bearers. The couple loves Haiti missions and serve on the founding board of The Barnabas Partnership, also a nonprofit ministry, where they co-labor for the gospel with JoyHouse Ministries in Gressier, Haiti. In their spare time they like to farm, travel, hike and bake for missions on their homestead. They have an orange tabby feline named Jean Clawed Perrin, one English coonhound named Dolley with a host of other farm critters.