About Us


About Us

And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
— Genesis 2:23 KJV

“She Shall Be Called” (SSBC) is a community of women committed to understanding and embodying true womanhood through biblically defined standards. Although man and woman have been created equal as persons before God, it is important to understand that God made man and woman with distinct roles as part of His created and established order. Our goal is to use scripture (God’s Word) as the blueprint for understanding Christian womanhood. We encourage 1) exegetical study of scripture, 2) authentic and consistent prayer time, as well as 3) community fellowship with other women all as essential spiritual disciplines designed to better help us understand our roles as women and more importantly as means to consistently commune with Jesus!



What We Believe

What We Believe

As a Christian organization, at the core of what we believe is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe that Christ (both fully divine and fully human) perfectly fulfilled the law and gave Himself up for the pardoning of our sins.  Because man is innately sinful, it is only through Christ that salvation is secured and through His sacrifice (done once for all time) all who wholly believe in Him and His work, are reconciled to God, made righteous and justified by faith alone. Additionally, we believe that Christ's substitutionary death is the only means of salvation and that it is the responsibility of every person to repent and believe. We believe that Christ is now sitting at the right hand of the Father interceding on our behalf and we are confident in His return to consummate the salvation of His people and make all things new (creation, physically, spiritually, & relationally). Lastly, we wholeheartedly affirm God's command to "Go and make disciples of all nations" (Matthew 28:18-20) as well as the Christian's responsibility to extend the message of the Gospel as a call to salvation for every person who will hear and believe it.

We believe that there is one God who exists in three distinct persons, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, co-equal in essence and eternally co-existent.

We believe in the complete inerrancy, infallibility, and divine authority of the Holy Scriptures (comprised of 39 books of the Old Testament and 27 books of the New Testament). We believe that the Scriptures have been given by inspiration of God and are profitable for teaching, reproof, correction, and training in righteousness so that Christians might be made complete and equipped for every good work.

We are committed to upholding an orthodox doctrinal position on all matters and through this statement we humbly submit our beliefs as an appropriate and correct summary of the Bible's teaching. We do recognize that we are not infalliable; thus, we do not pridefully tout our knowledge or the expression of our beliefs. Should you have any questions and/or concerns regarding this statement, please email us at


Meet the Team

Meet the Team


Portia Collins, Founder and Chief Executive Officer

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Portia Collins is a Christian Bible teacher, writer/blogger, and podcast host. She loves God's Word and enjoys studying and teaching Scripture.  Portia's commitment to discipling and training women is more than another project on her "to do" list. Her desire is to see women from all walks of life grow in godliness, grace, and in the knowledge of God. In 2016, Portia founded "She Shall Be Called" (SSBC) with the goal of helping women understand and embrace true biblical womanhood through solid study of God's Word.

Portia and her husband, Mikhail, have a daughter and currently live in the Mississippi Delta. Although she is a full-time working wife and mom, she is not too busy to enjoy a few of her favorite things. She enjoys cooking traditional southern dishes, getting lost in a good book, and writing. 

You can read more of Portia’s writings at

(Please submit speaking/teaching requests HERE.)

Carmen Miller, Chief Operating Officer & Social Media Manager

Carmen is the Chief Operating Officer for SSBC and the Founder of Whole Magazine. Carmen is a city girl at heart who spent most of her life chasing empty substitutes for Jesus. She tried to find her worth in things and people, only leaving her emptier. Spending much of her life entangled in sin, Carmen experienced much brokenness from teen pregnancy, domestic violence, and infidelity. Today, she is committed to leading other broken women to wholeness through the Gospel and equipping them with the tools to walk with God for a lifetime. Carmen lives in Dallas, Texas with her handsome husband and six year old twins who keep her on her toes daily.

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Haylee Johe Williams, Writer

Haylee is a newly married, Jesus-loving, former college athlete, and current high school special education teacher. Haylee's greatest desire is for all people to know the love of Jesus and to hold to a biblical view of who God is. She is passionate about theology and finds great joy in reading. Haylee finds the most joy in sharing her heart and home with others. You can usually find her with her nose in a book or in the kitchen. You can follow more of Haylee on Instagram @hayleejwilliams and on Twitter @theologirl.   

Emerald Zimny, Writer

Emerald resides in Texas with her husband, Paul.

She is expecting her first child, Zoey Zimny, this fall.

She is a stay-at-home wife and mother who enjoys reading, coffee, plants and collecting stationary.

She is currently attending ACBC online to complete her Biblical Counseling certification.

Her favorite theologians are RC Sproul, Sinclair Ferguson, and Michael Horton.

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Lara d’Entremont, Writer & Editor

Lara d’Entremont is a Biblical Counselor in training, and her desire in writing is to teach women to turn to God’s Word in the midst of their daily life and suffering to find the answers they need. She wants to teach women to love God with both their minds and hearts. Lara is married to Daniel and they live in Nova Scotia, Canada. You can find more of her writing at

Samandra Murphy, Writer

Samandra lives in Mississippi with her family where she works serving individuals with disabilities. She enjoys sharing life with other Christian women and hosts a weekly small group in her home. She loves to read and learn more about God through His Word. In her spare time, she works as a portrait and event photographer. Her television, when on, is always tuned to Turner Classic Movies. She also moonlights as an unpaid personal hair stylist for the women in her family. Samandra strongly desires for every woman and girl she encounters to unapologetically serve Christ.

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Kelly Smith, Writer

Kelly is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She works full time as a virtual business manager. Her hobbies include writing, reading, and baking. Kelly has a passion for studying the Word of God, doctrine, theology, and sharing what she learns with women around her. Kelly lives in Florence, Alabama, with her husband of 16 years and her rescued fur-babies!

Jessica Hageman, Writer

Jessica lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and they are expecting their first child in March. She holds a degree in English and Biblical Studies, and spends most of her time tutoring homeschool students, blogging, reading, flower gardening, and sipping tea. Her passion is identifying the practical links between deep theological truths and everyday life as a Christian woman.

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Chelsi Woods, Writer

Chelsi Woods is a single mother to Kirkland and a "Choo-Choo" to Jack and Dylan. She is a music minister at FBC Farwell, a writer, a speaker and most important a child of God.  Her  goal is to teach women the power of the Gospel, identity in Christ, and to make God known through solid, Biblical teaching.  You can learn more about Chelsi by visiting her website at

Jessica Roberson, Editor

Jessie is a wife, stay-at-home mom of two daughters, homeschooler, and freelance editor. An avid reader and book collector, you can find her browsing the aisles of a book store or relaxing on her porch swing with her Kindle. She is the creator and admin of the Women Under Grace Facebook page, and she has a burning desire for more and more women to come to love studying deep theology, particularly historical theology. She and her husband Jason are members of Whites Run Baptist Church in Carrollton, Kentucky.


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