Esmé Bowers, Tirzah’s regional leader in Southern Africa, trains key leaders in the nations throughout her region. Trainings focus on preparing women for leadership in both church and community. Esmé also teaches both men and women on gender issues that prevent women from stepping forward into leadership.

Esmé has a passion for mentoring and encouraging emerging leaders and has developed a network of young leaders within her region. Esmé and her team work to connect experienced leaders to young leaders for mentoring.


Tirzah's regional leader in Southern Africa, Esmé Bowers' focus in 2014 was abused women. August is "Women's Month" in South Africa so Esmé and her team conducted four day-long training events in Johannesburg, Cape Town and East London to assist the church in combatting the major issue of the abuse of women in South Africa. Esmé developed informational brochures which churches can use to reach out to abused women. In total over 450 women from various denominations and independent churches attended these events.