Crystal has a heart for encouraging women to live authentic lives, online and in real life and offers a unique perspective as a small-town writer who has learned from her internet community how to build real life community. Her heart to is to encourage, equip and inspire women of all ages to embrace a work hard, rest well lifestyle that honors God with their every day, small moment obedience. Her first book, Holy Hustle: Embracing a Work Hard, Rest Well Lifestyle releases June 5th.
Jennie Allen is a passionate leader following God's call on her life to catalyze this generation to live what they believe. She is the author of Anything and the Bible studies Stuck and Chase, and is the founder and visionary of IF: Gathering. Jennie is married to her best friend, Zac, and they have been blessed with four children, the youngest of whom was adopted from Rwanda.
Sally Clarkson is the beloved author of multiple bestselling books including Own Your Life, The Lifegiving Home and Desperate. As a mother of four, she has inspired thousands of women through conferences, resources, and books with Whole Heart Ministries. She has also advocated relentlessly for the power of motherhood and the influence of home through her Mom Heart conferences, speaking to audiences on several continents.
Known by millions as a long-time Contributing Editor for Guideposts magazine, Kathryn “Kitty” Slattery has written hundreds of stories of hope and inspiration for a wide variety of publications, including Parent Life, Today’s Christian Woman, and Angels on Earth magazines. Kathryn resides in beautiful New Hampshire with her husband Tom, and they are the parents of two grown children.
Amber Runyon is hospice nurse who became a social entrepreneur. She founded Legacy and Eleventh Candle Co. out of the desire to bring hope to women both in the United States and in Ethiopia who’ve been vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation, and addiction, focusing on providing a therapeutic work setting that allows all women a fair chance and opportunity to grow.
Rob Barry is my pastor and a friend. His main job is helping build community and walk people through conflict resolution as it comes up. And it does come up! I asked him to share his knowledge with us about what we should do and why resolving conflict matters. You're really going to get a lot of practical tips from this chat. I know I did.
Jinger and Jessica Lord are a mother and daughter pair whom I have watched and admired first hand. They share a closeness that is often not present between a mom and her 19 year old daughter. Jinger is on staff at my church in charge of our children’s and family ministries. She is highly organized and administrative with a passion for excellence and the discipleship of children and parents. Jessica is her second-born (in between two boys) and, in contrast to her mother, is a creative, random-thinker who is more passionate about relationships than tasks. We chat about the ups and downs in their relationship and the fruit of intentional discipleship in their home.
Wynter Pitts is the founder of For Girls Like You, a resource ministry for tween girls and their parents. She is the author of several books, including You’re God’s Girl!: A Devotional for Tweens and She is Yours: Trusting God As You Raise The Girl He Gave You. The mother of four girls herself, Wynter's mission is to empower and equip women of all ages to walk boldly into becoming who God has created them to be and to provide parents with the resources and support needed to raise strong Christ followers.
Laura Kelley is a mom of five through birth, adoption, and fostering. She's also is no stranger to sorrow. Last year, Laura and her husband Josh accepted God's call to adopt a 3-year-old boy from China named Everett. Tragically, Everett passed away just days before his fourth birthday. Laura is now courageously navigating through her grief one day at a time and sharing her journey publically on social media.
Kristen Hatton is the author of Face Time: Your Identity in a Selfie World for teen girls and the teen devotional Get Your Story Straight. A third book, The Gospel-Centered Life in Exodus for Students, is coming this summer. Kristen is also a blogger, Bible study teacher and speaker for groups of parents, women and teens. In addition to her own blog, she contributes frequently to the Rooted Ministry blog and enCourage women’s blog.
Micah Maddox is a women’s conference speaker, Bible teacher, writer, blogger, and author of Anchored In: Experience a Power-Full Life in a Problem-Filled World. She is passionate about helping women find purpose, peace, and calm in our chaotic world. As a pastor’s wife and mother of three, she contributes her time to MOPS and her local church – including serving as a women’s ministry leader.
Tabitha Panariso is a devoted wife, mom of two (almost three) and a very wordy, typically unfiltered, writer of life and faith. She spends the majority of her days at home with her kids taking advantage of any other free time by pouring into her friendships and community. Over and over again, Tabitha is relearning that her worth has nothing to do with her doing and all to do with her being — His.