Meet Our Writers


For example, the body is one unit and yet has many parts. As all the parts form one body, so it is with Christ. By one Spirit we were all baptized into one body.Whether we are Jewish or Greek, slave or free, God gave all of us one Spirit to drink (1 Corinthians 12:12-13). 

(click each photo, and learn more about each writer)  

  • Mrs. Cassandra Gay
    Mrs. Cassandra Gay
    Founder/Community Manager
  • Ryn Tomlinson
    Ryn Tomlinson
    Creative Manager
  • Faythe Andrews
    Faythe Andrews
    Creative Assistant
  • Bianca Williams
    Bianca Williams
    Social Media Coordinator
  • Camille Fontenot
    Camille Fontenot
    Community Assistant
  • Desiree Alvarado
    Desiree Alvarado
  • Emily Arnold
    Emily Arnold
  • Ashley Barnes
    Ashley Barnes
  • Heather Baxter
    Heather Baxter
  • Shara Carter
    Shara Carter
  • Kristine R. Cataldo
    Kristine R. Cataldo
  • Ashley Clifton
    Ashley Clifton
  • Tracy Cooper
    Tracy Cooper
  • Ami Coote
    Ami Coote
  • Betty Predmore
    Betty Predmore
  • Mary Geisen
    Mary Geisen
  • Sara Hall
    Sara Hall
  • Heather Hancock
    Heather Hancock
  • Kristi Hawthorne
    Kristi Hawthorne
  • Heather Hoerst
    Heather Hoerst
  • Rosa Hopkins
    Rosa Hopkins
  • Tiffany Hurtado
    Tiffany Hurtado
  • Mrs. Reba Land
    Mrs. Reba Land
  • Brittanie Latorilla
    Brittanie Latorilla
  • Laura Lewis
    Laura Lewis
  • Mrs. Emily Littleton
    Mrs. Emily Littleton
  • Julianna Mathers
    Julianna Mathers
  • Mrs. Resealia McKinney
    Mrs. Resealia McKinney
  • Mrs. Stephanie Miller
    Mrs. Stephanie Miller
  • Missy Millspaugh
    Missy Millspaugh
  • Yvonne Morgan
    Yvonne Morgan
  • Amanda Payne
    Amanda Payne
  • Aimee Poché
    Aimee Poché
  • Mrs. Erin Olson
    Mrs. Erin Olson
  • Morgan Ratliff
    Morgan Ratliff
  • Lerin Richard
    Lerin Richard
  • Victoria Riollano
    Victoria Riollano
  • Miss Brianna Rogers
    Miss Brianna Rogers
  • Kristy Joy Schoyen
    Kristy Joy Schoyen
  • Crystal Scott
    Crystal Scott
  • Misha Stredrick
    Misha Stredrick
  • Susan (Chamberlain) Shipe
    Susan (Chamberlain) Shipe
  • Mrs. Tamar Sloane
    Mrs. Tamar Sloane
  • Tina Kyeremateng
    Tina Kyeremateng
  • Lisa Tindal
    Lisa Tindal
  • Leila Tualla
    Leila Tualla
  • Bailey Walton
    Bailey Walton
  • Melinda Westenfelder
    Melinda Westenfelder
  • Janie Winsell
    Janie Winsell
  • Krista Pettiford
    Krista Pettiford
Mrs. Cassandra Gay
Founder/Community Manager

Cassandra was born and raised in Iowa, but currently lives in Oklahoma with her husband of 7 years, James, and their son and two daughters.

Ministry Service

Cassandra is a member of Journey in Norman Oklahoma. She has served as a Women’s Table Bible Study Leader, Writer, Speaker, and by following her God-given dream of seeing a community of women gather in Jesus’ name. She is the Founder of the “Daughters Of The Deep” blogging community where she serves as the Community Manager.

Ryn Tomlinson
Creative Manager
Hi! My name is Ryn Tomlinson and the longer I talk the more you’ll hear my
Alabama roots come flying forth. 🙂 I’m a former pageant girl with five younger
sisters, an Auburn fan who grew up in enemy territory, and a mama of a dingo that
sings on command. 🙂 I have a deep love of all things interior design. I’m a dreamer, a
writer, and a fierce champion of my people.
Having grown up in the church it came as quite a surprise that my faith & identity
fell out from under me as soon as I walked onto my college campus. I grew up in a
family of divorced parents but what that really meant for me was just extra holiday
parties & extra love. They loved me enough to ensure that I was always involved in
the things I wanted to be involved in & that I was always involved in church.
When I walked onto campus, almost simultaneously my mom & step-dad of 13 years
decided on a divorce that would take quite a while to settle. Almost all of my friends
had left to go to schools far from my hometown & the ones that hadn’t were in
serious relationships with the men that would become their forever loves. While I
couldn’t have been happier for them, it was hard navigating this big new world of
higher academia while my normal was being obliterated. My normal had changed
completely & the foundation on which it was built was the only thing I had left & that
was Jesus.
I’ll never forget the day I misplaced Him. I was standing on my Grandmother’s porch
under the weight of a familial separation that would eventually end in divorce and,
as I looked into a beautiful blue sky I felt my heart say, “What if it’s all just fake?
What if God isn’t really real?” For two years or more I completely lost myself
because I had completely lost the One in whom I had placed my faith. All of my
teachers were atheists & there was so much that I questioned. The dark night of my
soul lasted for what seemed like forever & the darkness got so intense that I
remember talking to people & thinking, “You’re just a bunch of atoms put together &
I’m just imagining this conversation.” I remember being so numb that I thought to
myself, “I can’t wait until winter, maybe I’ll feel something again.” Moral relativity
settled into the chambers of my heart and suddenly nothing mattered anymore. I
began finding my worth in those I dated & eventually dated a guy for three years that
was secretly dating another girl the whole time. The Lord has captured his heart
since & he actually ended up being a significant influence on my pursuit of Jesus.
By the grace of God, I was lifted out of that deep, dark pit & reminded of His love &
for the past several years He’s been walking me into truth & freedom. I went from
not thinking anything mattered to realizing the full truth of how much I mattered to
the God who created me & realizing the relationship that He wanted with me. Jesus
is my freedom & because of what He’s done in my life, people in my family are
realizing their worth. In the past year, three of my five sisters were baptized & the
best part is that Jesus isn’t done yet! Life from death, beauty from ashes, purpose
lifted out of the pit. The resurrected King has resurrected me and life has never
been better.


Faythe Andrews
Creative Assistant

Faythe and her husband, Ryan, have been married for 13 years, they currently have 12 children, 3
Golden Retrievers, and live in Southwest Florida. They have 8 children (3 of whom they adopted), and 4
foster children. Adoption, fostering, and ministry has been something God has placed in their hearts and
they’re obedient to these causes. They have been involved in various areas of ministry in the church,
having served as assistants, youth directors, children’s church directors, and held various teaching
positions. With Ryan’s current position the family travels to churches recruiting Christians to become
foster parents and bringing God into a system greatly needing Him. Their goal is to help make the church
aware of the needs and opportunities in the foster care system.  They are also a host family for Safe
Families which is a program that helps to keep at-risk and in-need kids and families out of the foster care
system. Faythe and Ryan are working on the launching their ministry, Building Families. Building Families
is a faith-based family ministry whose goal is to help strengthen and restore the family unit. Faythe is also
a homeschool mom and is active in her homeschool group and co-op. Faythe along with her family also
breed and raise Golden Retrievers. She and her family are members of a large multi-site, non-
denominational church that has an outreach focus. She and her children are also members of their local
Community Bible Study (CBS group). Faythe loves evenings at the beach, reading, organizing, and
spending time with her truly one of a kind, God given family.

Bianca Williams
Social Media Coordinator

Born and raised in a Christian home, Bianca’s life was not always what you would call graceful. Wanting nothing more than to know Jesus and His love for her, she was baptized at the age of 10 years old. That mentality changed once she entered high school. The pressures of what others were doing overtook her but did not consume her. (Praise God!)

She is now a wife to her husband Chance and a mother of two handsome boys, Alijah and Aiden, We should also mention, that her boys are 14 months apart and although her life can be a bit chaotic, what a beautiful chaos it is. From California to Texas, this is a young woman who has big dreams and believes in the ultimate dream maker, GOD, to bring those dreams to life.  Bianca has always had a passion to let her words spill from her heart onto paper and it was not until recently that she stepped out in faith to share those words with the online community through her blog. Her heart is one for girls and women of all ages and she deeply desires for the Lord to change lives through her story. From selfish and empty to sanctified and overflowing, Bianca breathes to bring our heavenly Father the glory and honor He deserves by sharing the strength and mercies He abundantly showed her. She is, as she would say, “Beautifully Unfinished”.

Camille Fontenot
Community Assistant

Camille is a member of several bible studies and is in the process of beginning to lead a study. She was raised as a Catholic Christian believer and has mentored a couple Confirmation candidates. She has just begun to dig much deeper into the Word and loves sharing her passion for Christ with other women.

Though she is degreed in Organizational Communications and Marketing, Camille is currently servicing agents in an insurance community in Baton Rouge. Additionally, she is expanding her career options through current dental assisting schooling. Although she is highly educated and still finding her way, she loves her creative abilities that the Lord provided in arts and writing. She also enjoys travelling and seeing God’s beautiful creations as well as relaxing in a book or biking or running in nature. She is currently a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Denham Springs, LA.

Desiree Alvarado

My name is Desiree and I currently reside in Texas with my husband (of almost 11 years) and our 2
younger children. I am a mother of 4 with our first grandchild on the way (super excited)!! We also
have 2 dogs (Samson and Flash) and 3 cats (Deliah, Henry, and Waffles). I love to cook and bake and just be with my family. Every day is a gift and opportunity to love and I try my hardest to do just that.

Emily Arnold

Emily and her husband, Lyle, live in central Illinois, along with their three handsome boys. Emily has
been involved in several different ministries over the last 22 years. While each area of ministry has been
different, they have all had the same two areas of focus: Lead people to Jesus, and help people
(especially women) who feel that they don’t have a voice. From Icing Smiles, where Emily made and
decorated cakes for terminally ill children, to ARMS, where she worked as an advocate to women who
have been victimized by domestic violence to writing her own blog about the struggles of being a
woman, mother, and Christian, Emily attempts to love as Jesus does. Recently, Emily hosts a growth
group for her church with her husband in their home.

Emily also is a District Manager with Arbonne International. Not only is this her business, but this is also
a ministry for her. She helps women, and men, break free, financially, while sharing her testimony with
others. Emily is a barefoot runner and is currently training to run a RAGNAR race (200+ mile relay) in the
spring. Emily is a certified Christian marriage counselor. While doing all of this, Emily still finds time to
home school all three of her boys and supports their extra-curricular activities.

Ashley Barnes

Hi, my name is Ashley. Im 32, I have been married to my husband for almost 9 years. We have 2 crazy
kiddos. My son is 5 and my daughter is 2. We also this past July added our third pup to our pack. Chaos is the name of our game!!

This past March the Lord answered a big prayer and made a way for me to be home way more. So
thankful to be in full time mommy ministry.

I love the Word of God. I truly believe that from the front cover to the back cover are the precious God
breathed words or our Savior and Redeemer. I love to study and see the things that God has tucked
away to help with “that” moment or when we need to here His love in a special way.
I love to write and I love to share what God is teaching me. I also have a special place in my heart for
women’s ministry. As someone who has felt alone in times of struggle who needed a fellow woman of
Christ to look at me and say “me too”, I desire to create a community filled with the love and grace of
our Jesus. Where we can be His hands in feet in sharing His word to nonbelievers but also use those
same hands and feet to encourage and support His body.

I hope that this bio sounds like an exciting intro to journey that I am sure 2018 is going to be. I am
excited to see what God has for me in the coming year, how He is going to work and change my heart. I
cannot wait to shout it from the rooftop!!

Heather Baxter

Heather became ordained on August 2012 as a Womens teaching Pastor. Her ordination has been her marked moment in life to keep pressing toward the high calling in this life. After a decade of leading women’s studies, mentorship and more in her home and local churches. God nudged her to move her calling forward and outward. HB MINISTIRES was launched in 2012. A ministry that travels and partners with other ministries and ministry events to inspire women in all seasons of life while building the faith.

She is a rising young author and speaker. She wrote and published her first Womens study in 2015 called RUN: Believe, Behold & Become all God has purposed for you. She currently continues to lead mini studies that she writes in her home church Northridge and many local churches. Her growing You Tube channel is also a great tool for communities to come together and do her mini studies or listen to an inspirational devotion!

Heather is currently writing and working on her second book called ALLURE. The study will help others realize that God is drawing them daily into His will for their life. She is excited to partner with Zondervan publishing with this project. Heathers speaking topics are relevant and real. She is convinced that God uses every detail in her season to provide illustrations for His timeless truths for all women. Heather resides in Livonia, Michigan with Her three children Benjamin 20, Brittani 17 and Alivia 15. She has been married for 21 years to her love and ministry partner, Daniel.

Heather’s personal desire and passion is to see other women experience freedom from their bondage of guilt, shame and fear. She wants to INVIGORATE every lady to breath in the vision God has for them in every season of life so they can RUN TO WIN. For more of how her story and calling unfolded grab a copy of her RUN book. Her marriage crisis, shame from abortion and low self worth in her days before she collided with faith will encourage all to see that what the enemy meant for evil, God meant for good in order to bring about this present result!


Shara Carter
Shara Lynn Carter (Pronounced: “Share A….SMILE!”) is a Christian, Tennessee-raised, Virginia-transplant, teacher-turned-counselor. She loves all things exciting, new, fun, creative and challenging. She sings, dances, writes, signs, and creates. God has brought her through several life challenges in her years and she has come to a new joy and love of life and learning. She often says she is in her “Mid-life Celebration , no Mid-Life crisis here”!! 
Shara has her Bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University in
Special Education and her Master’s degree from Virginia Tech in Counseling Education. She has spent many years working with adolescents and young people throughout her professional and volunteer career. 
Many life challenges have brought her to a point where she believes God is using her life to help influence and encourage others, so she has begun to put pen to paper (or fingers to keys) and started writing,
not for herself, as she has in the past, but for others.
She is presently a Counselor in Residence working as High School and Clinical Mental Health Counselors in Virginia. Shara will soon add the letters “LPC” to her signature.
Kristine R. Cataldo

Kristine R. Cataldo, affectionately known as “The Lioness”, is a woman’s transformational living coach… body + mind + spirit. Through her own divinely-inspired personal transformation (and 100 pound weight loss), she shares her process with women while guiding them in their transformational journey to lifelong simplicity + balance + joy.  In 2012, as Kristine began her own WalkAbout, God etched His purpose for Kristine deep within her heart.  As an intuitive empath and someone that has seen God’s mercy and grace firsthand as it unfolded, she knew then that she must stand firm and move forward from that calling… to be an advocate for all women.

Kristine is the founder of The MyPride Sisterhood, a global gathering of like-minded, lion-hearted women now. She offers support + inspiration + motivation as she holds space and encourages them to connect + celebrate as a community of sisters.  

As a single dating Christian, Kristine knows the importance of being spiritually equally yoked with a partner. She found that there was a gap, a need for a social network in the SF East Bay where single Christians could connect + mingle + socialize + enjoy a variety of activities in a casual, no pressure environment, while dating. In March 2018, she to fill this missing gap, she founded The SF East Bay Christian Singles Social MeetUp community.  The group meets on a regular basis for dinners, hikes, camping, concerts and other events.  She has also launched an online global community to further create space for connection with like-minded Christian singles.

Kristine is a proud mama of two amazing children, her “cubs”, strong in her spiritual practice, and confident in her vision. Kristine’s heart cries out for the women that have no voice, moving her to volunteer in the community to support and empower women wherever she can.  Pillar’s of Hope, Inc. is one such non-profit organization. They have a mission to combat human trafficking in the SF East Bay.  Kristine is also published columnist, inspirational speaker, college instructor, and an elearning (curriculum development) leader in the academic and corporate sectors. She holds a MSCIS, a MAed, and is currently completing training as a Certified Primal Health Coach. Kristine based her own personal weight loss journey and holistic health and wellness lifestyle on honoring her temple through Biblical principles. She refers to her process as “Bible Wellness, the balance of the sacred triad body + mind + spirit“.

In her spare time, Kristine loves hiking, cycling, spending time with her children, friends, and two little beasties, her “Aussie Girls” (Australian Shepherds).  She is currently remodeling her home, “The Cottage of Angels” to support her vision to host events for women and her Christian single social community in the near future.  

Ashley Clifton

Ashley is a Jesus-follower, mother, wife, teacher and writer. She volunteers for an online women’s
ministry, and is an active member of her church, serving on the worship and fellowship committees. She
also is a part of the leadership team starting up a new local MOPS group committed to serving women
of young children and helping them welcome Jesus into their lives.

She has been a life-long believer of Jesus, but within the last 3 years has found renewed faith, which has
led to a new purpose and passion in her day to day life. Ultimately, Ashley’s focus in ministry is for
women and children, but find joy in sharing Jesus’ love with everyone. She is married with 2 young
children, and by day is a high school English teacher.

Tracy Cooper

From former teen mom to teen mentor and former couch potato to half marathoner, Tracy Cooper knows firsthand how God makes all things new. By His grace, she earned a BA in English from Temple University and later a MEd from Grand Canyon University. She is currently working as a high school English teacher. Unexpectedly, devastating back condition diagnosed in 2016 ended her running career. This left her questioning God and feeling defeated. Out of the physical and emotional pain of that injury, her passion for writing was stirred anew after many years of being overshadowed by the demands of work, school and family. She launched her blog Earl Grey and Yellow in April of 2016 and has yet again found that the pain of life becomes beauty for ashes when placed in God’s hands. Happily married since 1995 to her husband Ken, she is the blessed mom of two daughters and a son, aged 25, 11 and 6. She loves Earl Grey tea, camping, hiking, gardening, reading while on the porch swing and dreaming of what God has next for her.

Ami Coote

Ami Coote is the mother of a boy who is passionate about animals and building things. The wife to one video-game playing husband, she spends her days trying to survive the numbers that surround her at work. By night she’s a homework checking, Bible-reading, blog-writing woman with a passion for encouraging others to dig into the word of God.

Ami invites her readers to run their own race of faith – no matter what it looks like. God created unique individuals who serve Him in various ways.

You can read more from Ami at . You may also connect with her on Twitter , Facebook and Pinterest.

Betty Predmore

Betty Predmore is a writer, blogger, speaker, and ministry leader. She is Co-founder of the
Women of Virtue Empowerment Network, which is a faith-based non profit organization created
for the purpose of inspiring and encouraging women to find help and hope in Jesus Christ. She
is also founder of Mom-Sense: Making Sense of Motherhood, where she writes and speaks on
motherhood issues.

Betty is a licensed Christ-based counselor who spends her days working with women struggling
with anger, addiction, domestic violence, and custody issues. She works hard to give women
skills to manage life appropriately, reconnect families, and mentor women towards the Cross.
She is also the director of a local Pro-life organization, and strives daily to promote the sanctity
of life in her community.

Betty loves to speak at events, sharing the love of Jesus with other women. She does this
through practical life application mingled with God’s word, and sprinkled with humor. She
enjoys sharing her blogs on social media as a way of reaching out on a broader spectrum.
Social media has given her a platform to reach much farther than her feet could take her.
As an author, she has had the opportunity to impact women and reach deep into their hearts
with her words of inspiration and encouragement. Through Pondering Virtue and Whispered
Grace, she has created wonderful tools for the woman who is seeking direction in her spiritual

While Betty thrives on her ministry opportunities, her greatest blessings come from being a wife
to her beloved husband and a mama to their wonderful collection of children, both biological and
adopted, who bring joy, laughter, and sometimes tears to her days.

Contact Info:
Betty Predmore
840 ChestnutAvenue
Holtville, Ca 92250
(760) 791-4794

Mary Geisen

Mary Geisen is a lover of coffee and deep, soul-filled conversations. She is the mom of two married sons, a retired teacher, writer, author and seeker of grace in the ordinary. Several years ago, God called her to bravely step out by sharing her journey in written form. The power of God’s words has inspired her journey of healing and drawing closer to God through the power of grace. She continues to walk toward brave faith in her everyday life and encourages others to do the same.

Sara Hall

Sara and her husband, Steven, have been married 10 years. They have a 6 year old son named Dorian, and another baby boy on the way!

Sara is part of the Body of Christ at in Norman, OK where she serves as Prayer Team leader, Equip class teacher, and mentors women and teens. She has a bachelor’s degree in Christian MInistry: Counseling and Biblical Studies. Her life vision statement is, “To help people overcome the emotional barriers that prevent them from having their best possible relationships with God and others.” She does this through helping people discover practical ways to apply Scripture to their everyday lives.


Heather Hancock

Heather has been a committed Christian for 35+ years and counting. In that time she has led women’s small group studies, boundary courses, women’s ministries and served on church councils and various other roles within the churches she has been a part of. Heather’s highly empathic and has always had a heart for women. The last 2 years have seen a transition from healthcare admin work to owning her own Coaching business. The past 7 months have been spent listening and obeying God’s leading to use her spiritual gifts as a Christian Inner Healing Coach, Speaker & Writer. She currently has a blog on her website and is a writer for The Mighty and The Medium (writing articles for the CP community – having lived with Cerebral Palsy since birth), as well as a published author of a short story for Tween girls. Heather’s love of reading began at age 6 and she reads 20+ books per year, including her Bible. She currently attends a Christian Life Assembly Church with her husband and is “Mom” to a beautiful young Torbi cat named, Willow.

Kristi Hawthorne

I am a proud wife, mother, and grandmother.  My husband and I have been together going on 30 years.  We reside in Southern Ohio and are fortunate to be surrounded by family.

I feel that encouragement is my forte. Whether at work, church, or hanging out with friends and family, it’s important to me they know I care.

I currently work for the Department of Veterans Affairs, working passionately to ensure those who have fought for our country get the care they deserve. 

Some of my favorite things include planner/journals/pens, reading, crafting, sewing, cooking and spending time with my family.

I am a member of Lewis Memorial Baptist Church, in Huntington, WV. I’m actively involved in the women’s ministry, to include “Daughters of the King” life group.  In addition, I’m involved with a women’s bible study at River Cities Community Church, in Huntington, WV.

I’m honored to be an Ambassador for “The Loved Bible Project”; working diligently to disciple and lead people to Christ. 

Heather Hoerst
Heather Hoerst is the founder of Real Life Moms, a ministry devoted to equipping Moms with confidence in who Christ created them to be.  Her dream for this ministry started several years ago when God placed on her heart the need to be “Real.”  As God worked in her life after years of Bible Study, she realized there were many others experiencing the same difficulties. She leaped out of her comfort zone and started Real Life Moms.  Her message originated from her mess, and sparked the passion to lead Moms on a journey of being real. 

She loves teaching God’s Word and the amazing freedom that can be experienced when security is rooted in Christ.  She is a blogger, writer, and speaker who desires to see Moms live real, confident and faithful lives.  She is a contributing writer to Lifeway’s Journey Magazine and enjoys speaking at Mom/Women’s events.

Heather resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and two boys.  Her family loves sports and one of her favorite things to do is cheer her much-loved players on.    When she has a spare moment a good run or a good book fills the silence. 

For more information on Real Life Moms, check out Heather’s website at

Rosa Hopkins
Rosa A. Hopkins is a radio recording artist whose first two albums have been played throughout the United States on country gospel stations. For two years, she was a radio show host on WDZY AM & FM in Richmond, Virginia and on WEMM in Huntington, WV. She interviewed people with pro-life stories and Christian authors and speakers, including many from Proverbs 31 ministries. 
Rosa is an avid student of the word and enjoys writing devotionals and tackling difficult subjects using the Bible. She is also a pro-life advocate and has supported pro-life legislation in the state of Indiana, Ohio, and federally, and she is currently writing a book. Rosa has contributed to the Huffington Post and to print newspapers, writing on hard-hitting topics. 
She blogs at, and she writes nearly daily on her facebook page at
Tiffany Hurtado
She has a passion for words because she recognizes the power in them. It is her hope that through her gifts, interests, and words, others will see the influence of Christ in her life and she will be able to share His love with others.  She believes in living life with purpose and embracing every season Christ brings you to, and through.
Tiffany’s faith has been her saving grace. Her testimony touches on the lessons she has learned as a young mother. These lessons has inspired her love for children’s ministry.
Currently, Tiffany lives in the greater Philadelphia area with her husband, three sons, turtle, and Chihuahua/Corgi mix named Chubby. She enjoys writing, reading, knitting, and a good taco. She holds her B.A. in business from Temple University and by profession, she is an analyst in the healthcare industry. 
Mrs. Reba Land

I am a Florida girl…born and raised. Which makes no sense because I actually hate hot weather!!! I would totally rather be farther north getting cooler weather and actual seasons! I know, I know…very strange!!

I currently live in High Springs, a little town outside of Gainesville. But I was raised in Lake City. My dad was an associate pastor during my later teenage years. My heritage runs very deep in the church, my family is full of pastors and worship leaders and church goers. And for all of that I am very grateful!!

I got married in 1993, right after high school and I have one son, 15 years old. I’m a stay at home mom, but I have my B.S. degree from the University of Florida in advertising. I also went back to school and have my teaching certificate, grades K-6. But, my life right now revolves around sports and beginning the college hunt!! And I love every minute of it!

I love my church, Destiny Community Church in Newberry. I’m very active in our women’s ministry and sing on our praise team. I help plan women’s events and have led a couple of Bible studies. My desire is to see women grow in confidence in the calling God has on their life. No calling is insignificant.

Brittanie Latorilla

Brittanie Latorilla – Miscarriage and rejection survivor  – 3 John 2 “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.”

Laura Lewis
Laura is a Jesus follower and wife to Jeff Lewis for 11 years.  She is a mom to 4 kids ranging from 2-9 years old.  After being a pediatric nurse for 10 years she felt God calling her to step into the area of hospice nursing.   She is passionate about studying and teaching God’s word, spending time in the kitchen, strong black coffee, and time with her family.  She loves encouraging other women to use their God-given gifts and do more than just survive, but actually thrive exactly where God has them.  Having endured many physical trials as a child she has learned to see beauty in the ashes and is daily learning to trust that God is working all things for our good and His glory.  Along with her family she is an active member at Redemption City Church in Frederick, MD.  She is especially passionate about using her gift of compassion to reach the hurting and broken exactly where they are.  It’s an amazing and beautiful thing to be able to usher God’s peace into a broken and dark place all for his glory.   
Mrs. Emily Littleton

Emily Littleton was born and raised in her favorite city, St. Louis, Missouri. She sees life as an adventure as she navigates parenting two boys with her husband.

Emily attends The Crossing in St. Louis.  While her husband helps to pastor the Church, she gets to be the ultimate volunteer.  Her heart is with her youth girls but she can also be found serving on the worship team and writing curriculum and teaching every now and then in various places around the church.

Emily started writing just to remember the milestones in her boys’ lives but found that God teaches her through her writing as she processes through everyday life as a mom, wife, and neighbor in this ever changing world.

Julianna Mathers

Julianna Mathers is a speaker, writer, and ladies Bible study teacher who is passionate about encouraging women.  She has instructed little girls, teens, and adult women for the past 20 years through discipleship, Sunday school, and in-depth ladies Bible study. Along with her husband, she has co-taught couples and hosted a life group in her home for five years. She’s had the privilege of sharing her miracle adoption and mothering stories with hundreds of women through speaking events. 

With her relatable, poignant and funny style, she loves to challenge, dream with and draw women into a deeper knowledge of scripture and a more intimate relationship with the Lord.   

Julianna graduated from the University of Virginia and spent 11 years working in corporate America before becoming a wife and mom.  She is married to Dwight Mathers, a retired U.S. Coast Guard Captain and is the mother of two wonderful adopted children.  In her free time she loves decorating and re-decorating her home, cooking big messy meals, writing about God’s lavish grace, and exploring blogging.  Julianna and her family have recently relocated to Dallas, TX where she is a member of Prestonwood Baptist Church.  She is also active in Bible study with Riverstone Ministries, a ministry centered around her neighborhood. 

Mrs. Resealia McKinney

Hey girlfriends, I’m Resealia.  I think I’m the only one you’ll ever meet. I’m often asked if my name has any meaning.  It doesn’t.  My dad creatively named me using partly his name and his mother’s name.

I am a happy wife to my husband of almost fourteen years.  I am Mama to Reese Madison.  Although I may never lay eyes on her sweet face again here on earth; I’m confident I will see my sweet angel again.  I am a soon-to-be mama in whatever way God chooses to fulfill this desire of my heart. 

As a counselor by profession, I have a special interest in Marriage and Family Therapy.   I enjoy learning, teaching, speaking, writing and encouraging through my work and ministry opportunities.  My favorite ministry opportunities are to minister hope and healing to women and marriages.

I love all things feminine and great authentic conversation (no pretenses).  Discussions with real down-to-earth women refresh me.  I especially enjoy women who aren’t afraid to live life out loud and open themselves to community.  Transparency, in my opinion is a gift to any relationship.

I cherish Sunday naps after an awesome meal.  Italian and Southern cuisine rank high on my list of food preferences.   I am trying to watch my carb intake and I’m slowly learning what all the ‘clean eating’ craziness is all about!  I’m not a coffee girl, but I love tea!  That hug in a cup speaks my love language.

I can go on and on about my likes/dislikes, etc.  But at the end of the day, it’s not what really matters. What matters most is the honor I’ve been given to be a part of His story (the Gospel of Jesus Christ).  You won’t find me in the Bible, but He has made my story relevant; just as real.  A living epistle of sorts for those in my sphere of influence to read.  A story that teaches me hard lessons and can teach others.  To strengthen, to hope, to live life for Him. 

I love the opportunity to write monthly for this awesome community of women, Daughters of the Deep.  I can’t wait to see all God is going to do through this ministry!

I also blog at my personal blog, The Heart Spa,

Mrs. Stephanie Miller

Stephanie Miller is a personal and spiritual growth coach, also known as a Christian life coach. Her coaching ministry, Butterfly Beginnings partners with women who are ready to transform into the person God has called them to be! Learn more about her ministry and blog  at The aim of her writing is to encourage women and challenge them to grow closer to God and in community with each other. Her heart’s desire is Hebrews 10:24, And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”

Stephanie is the mother to two adorable golden doodle pups, the wife of a busy army dentist, and an uprooted Buckeye transplanted in the “deep south”.

She serves at her local church as a pastoral caregiver, small group leader, and discipleship coach. When she is not chasing her dogs around or writing or reading, she enjoys coffee or lunch with friends, being active outdoors and baking.

The verse that changed her life is Jeremiah 29:11, unsure of what her purpose was after moving away from family and starting a new life, this verse gave her hope and promise that God has kept to her by empowering her to boldly step out of her comfort zone to encourage others through her writing and coaching. You can also follow her on

Missy Millspaugh

Missy has been married to her husband for nearly thirty years. She hates to sound cliché, but he is her best friend and biggest supporter. They are entering a new season of their lives, as lead pastors. This is a new experience for them and she says it feels strange to be taking on the role as middle aged people! Missy and Jim have two adolescent adult children; their daughter is twenty-five and their son is nineteen.

Missy has a heart for missions, so when she recently went into business for herself, she knew that missions had to be a part of the focus. She believes if money were no object, she would be on short term missions trips on a regular basis and to every part of the world. Missy was not the girl that said, “not Africa, Lord.” She has a huge heart for the continent of Africa and knows she will visit there one day.

Missy has a heart is for people to understand their identity in Christ and to understand that through Him, there is hope. She goal is to host of women’s conference in different cities throughout the U.S. and even globally if God wills. She is a writer, a speaker, a blogger, and a small business own. Missy is also a senior at Regent University, finishing her bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Public Relations.


Yvonne Morgan

I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters and one son who lives with Jesus. I recently became a grandmother for the first time. I am passionate about missions and sharing the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my mission journeys. God led me to setup a charity almost 20 years ago and now we cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I blog weekly on topics related to my mission work on my personal blog. I spoke for the first time at a three day women’s conference in Myanmar as the sole speaker. Over 500 women attended and we pray for the conference to become an annual event. When I am not on the mission field, I work full time. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.

I am also an author. My book, Turning Mountains into Molehills, tells my story as it follows a path from personal devastation to personal triumph through God’s call to mission and serving others through ministry. The fears, disappointments, and heartaches are all detailed in this adventure about how God’s calling beckoned me to continue on with the mission no matter what troubles arise. Ultimately, God shows me how to turn mountains into molehills.

Amanda Payne

Amanda is an adventurous spirit who loves people well. She is passionate about helping women step into the calling and purpose for which God has created them. She believes that growth always follows our struggles and that there isn’t much that can’t be fixed by a long nap and a strong cup of coffee.

Amanda lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband Kyle and her Chiweenie, Chico. She attends LifePoint Church where she leads a small group with her husband. She also serves in Women’s Ministry, Worship Programming, and Sending.

Amanda enjoys painting, hand lettering, and writing. When she’s not behind a desk creating, she can usually be found going on a road trip, reading a book, or spending time outside.

Aimee Poché

Aimee’ and her husband Tommy have been married for 18 years and have eight children God blessed by adoption and birth.  Aimee’ can sum up her life with this scripture: “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20. Aimee’s life is His, the One who loves her and gave Himself for her. In return, Aimee’ wants to be all God wants her to be and do all God wants her to do on this side of Heaven.

Aimee’ is passionate about His word, family and being a part of the solution of the fatherless in our world. Aimee’ and her husband have led His Heart for Orphans adoption ministry at their local church for the past 13 years where they have helped many families adopt their sons and daughters.  Through the years of advocating for the fatherless from around the world, Aimee’ then founded the Louisiana Heart Gallery where she and a team of passionate Christ-followers advocate for the adoption of children in the local foster care system (  Aimee’ is also one of the Louisiana Coordinators of Orphan Sunday, a nationwide movement which seeks to make the Gospel visible as Christians explore and respond to God’s heart for the orphan in adoption, foster care, and global orphan ministry.  In 2016, Aimee’ was honored to be a recipient of the Angels in Adoption Award in Washington D.C. as part of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. Along with focusing on finding forever families for children without Moms and Dads, Aimee’ occasionally can be found speaking at women bible studies and small groups.  You can also find Aimee’ at and where she blogs about God’s word, Motherhood, Prayer, and Adoption.

Aimee’s prayer is to encourage and equip you no matter what season of life you find yourself in.  She believes God wants to raise each of you up and flow through you to impact your family and others.

Mrs. Erin Olson

Erin Olson’s primary job as a homemaker consists of serving her husband, Scott, her three children, and three Havanese pups. She volunteers in the women’s and children’s ministries, teaches Bible study, and is the Director of the Pastors’ Class Bible Fellowship class at her church, Prestonwood Baptist Church. She also leads a women’s Bible study in her neighborhood. She is a conference and luncheon speaker for groups ranging from students to senior adults. There are many ministries, missionaries, and children in the United States and around the world that have a piece of her heart and support.

Erin launched her blog, Sandalfeet Ministries, January 2012 ( She is also a contributing writer on several Christian blogs. Erin is the author of two books: a 10-week Bible study, Forgiveness – Unforgiveness: Revealed Through Your Fruits and a devotional, Sit at His Feet: Choose What is Better. She has several more books in the works. In addition to her writing, Erin has a ministry podcast available on iTunes (Sandalfeet Ministries).

Before staying at home with her children, Erin worked as a corporate/intellectual property paralegal for large firms and corporations for close to a decade.

Erin has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Regis University (Denver, CO) and a master’s degree in Christian Leadership from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (Lynchburg, VA). She is also an Ordained Minister. Erin and her family reside in Dallas, TX.

Morgan Ratliff

Morgan is an aspiring high school teacher. Though Morgan didn’t come to know Christ at all
until her later teens she is an active voice for him now. She is involved in her youth programs
at her non-denominational church in Michigan by leading small groups for the high school and
middle school girls during her weeks. She has also began joining a ministry mission on her
campus, to bring down boundaries across any ethnicity to bring the good word of Jesus. Morgan
loves people, always has, and always will. That’s one of the reason why she wants to be a
teacher. She wants to show her future students that they have worth, and that they can achieve
their dreams. Morgan’s purpose is to show that Jesus loves you no matter what your past is, no
matter what you have done, and that he can make beautiful things from a mess. She truly
believes and knows Jesus saved her life, and she wants to see the transformation in others.

Lerin Richard

Lerin Richard describes herself as your everyday hometown gal who loves Jesus, her family, her hometown and as someone who has “never met a stranger”. She and her high school sweetheart have been married for 13 years. They have 4 children, ages 9, 5, 4, and 2. When not chasing her babies or her 25 chickens, gathering at her Turquoise Table, or sitting on the porch with her husband and a book, you’ll likely find her in town. Lerin has lived in the same little area her entire life and she’s quite proud of it, which is why she has such a passion and fire to see those in her area brought back to life (Ezekiel 37). Lerin is an ordained Pastor and also a co-founder/leader at Come Alive Johnston City, a women’s ministry based right in the heart of her little hometown. Her ‘big blue sky prayer’ is for every person to gain the complete freedom that Christ offers, and to find themselves in Him. Lately, she has felt the call to step out of both her comfort zone and ministry building to preach and to reach those who aren’t usually found in the next church pew. Her heart is for those who are hidden in the far recesses of the darkness, the forgotten and the lost to everyone but the Lord. Lerin loves being part of her towns Ministerial Alliance. She is blessed to attend and be apart of two amazing churches- Southern Illinois Worship Center and The Loft Church.

Victoria Riollano

My name is Victoria Riollano. However, I love to call myself Victory! I am a mother of five beautiful children and a proud military spouse! Go Coast Guard! Although I am originally from Atlanta, Georgia I currently reside in the Washington, DC area. 

          As a preacher’s granddaughter,  I grew up as no stranger to basic Christian ideas. However, I truly spent many years confused about who God was and what it meant for me. At the age of 19, I accepted Christ and was baptized at Church of The Harvest International. Since then, I have served as assistant youth minister, middle school coordinator, MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) assistant coordinator, and more! My most rewarding ministry  experiences have been serving alongside my husband, Joseph as a youth minister and helping to start a brand new church called Relentless! I currently serve as an office administrator and worship leader at Relentless DC.

       In addition to my work in ministry, I have made education a priority in my life. I have attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Developmental Psychology and a Master’s in Child and Adolescent Psychology. I love learning about personality and behavior and recognizing how God created us all so intricately unique. This love has helped to become a Psychology professor at Toccoa Falls College. In addition, I have found a true love for speaking to local mom’s groups, and ministering to churches in the DC area through worship.

        My true passion is that every person I encounter experiences the love of Christ. I believe that God’s desire is that every person become one who can walk in true victory. The defeated life that is lonely, confused, and lackluster is not for those who know who they are in Christ. My hope is that each moment of inspiration that the Lord gives me for this page will be to help YOU realize that you are victorious. And when you begin to walk in victory in your life, you can’t help but tell the world! He has delivered me from being depression, suicidal thoughts, fear, and so much more…His  love for me makes it impossible to keep quiet! This is why I have a passion for writing. This is the Lord’s unique way of allowing me to tell the world of His great love! 

Miss Brianna Rogers

My name is Brianna Rogers, I go by Brianna Nicole (briannanicollle) on all of my social medias. I am 21 years old and I enjoy hiking, listening to music, writing, and hanging out with friends. I am a YouTuber, blogger, and of course I am so in love with my savior.

My favorite book of the Bible is probably John, or Colossians, Or Nehemiah, or all three. But, Nehemiah is my favorite person in the Bible. I have two life verses, and the first one is Colossians 3:3, “For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” The second one is, John 11:4, “When He heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that the Son may be glorified through it.””   

I have been a Christian my whole life, but it didn’t become real until last year. I have struggled with anxiety and depression my whole life, in high school I struggled with a self harm and starving myself addictions. I am two years clean, and fully loving Christ. I am learning that people aren’t perfect and they will hurt you, but all that hurt will bring me closer to the One who will never hurt me.

Self love, seeing yourself the way that God sees you is such an important thing to me. Which is why I created PlayOnInfinity, my blog. ( I am using it to reach girls who don’t feel loved and who don’t see them as the beautiful creations they are.

I love writing and I really hope to write a few books in my life if it’s in God’s plan.

Kristy Joy Schoyen

Born and raised in Canada’s Capital, Kristy Joy has been blessed by a life full of love and laughter.  She met her husband while completing her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology in British Columbia, and together they vowed to travel the world. In the meantime, they’ve been married for 14 years, moved back to Ottawa, have one bright and vibrant son, and have seen eight countries together… so far so very very good!

About four years ago, a monkey wrench was thrown into Kristy’s life when she was in a car accident and sustained a Minor Traumatic Brain Injury. As a result, she left the bustling life of a working mom to stay home and heal. While the healing journey continues, God has revealed the most tremendous of bright sides – Kristy has discovered a great calling in her life to Art and Write. God put a seed in her heart to start worshipping through art, which grew into sharing that art and the heart changing processes behind it on her Instagram account. And, as we all know, God is always one to keep us on our toes; soon the passion grew in Kristy’s heart to start writing more personal and in-depth devotional content – and here we are today.


Fun Facts About Kristy:

  • She’s been on short term Missions trips to Cuba and China. She dreams of one day doing a “Mommy and Son” mission trip when her son gets a little older.
  • When she was a teenager she took opera singing lessons. She used to sing on the worship team at church (but not operatically).
  • She had never ever painted before she started Bible Journaling approximately two years ago.
  • Her life verse is:  Jeremiah 29:11 (and surrounding verses) “ ‘For I know the plans I have for you’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ “


Crystal Scott
Crystal is an inspiring Christian writer and speaker, who loves serving God by helping others learn to trust and rely on God. Crystal states, “I love being able to encourage women to trust God and to truly listen for His voice in their own lives, but I know I cannot do that on my own that is why I let God lead me and give me the strength to be able to carry out His will for my life.” I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, Philippians 4:13, is Crystal‘s life verse and she lives by that verse. Without the strength that God provides her on a daily basis, she would not be able to accomplish what God has called her to do.
Crystal is a stay at home mom who enjoys homeschooling her three daughters, Marissa, Rebekah, and Chelsey and she has three stepsons, Aaron and daughter-in-love Brea, Eric and daughter-in-love Cheyenne, and Daniel, . She has been married for 19 years to Tim, and they enjoy raising their family in a loving, Christ-centered home. They enjoy family game nights, movie nights, and all other family activities and they enjoy monthly date nights, that allow them the time to focus on keeping the marriage alive. Crystal is a Lay Pastor and leads a group of volunteers at her church.
Misha Stredrick

Misha is a speaker, author, and educator, who recently released her first book, “Loving You Through it.” She seeks to help people connect their hearts to Christ while making practical steps towards their purpose.

Serving as a middle school principal in Baltimore, Maryland, Misha can be seen functioning from a counselor and disciplinarian to the nurse or mentor. She recognizes that education is a ministry that has no set roles or boundaries, so along the way, she has learned to hold on to God’s Promise in Isaiah 43:2-3, “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.”

Misha has Master of Education degrees in Educational Administration, and Curriculum and Instruction, from Bowling Green State University and have been endowed with awards like the Woman of Excellence Award and the OABSE Principal of the Year. She is a contributing writer for the nationally known blog, Daughters of the Deep and the creator of her own blog, entitled: “LadyMi: Thoughts of My Heart,” which focuses on Christian living, spiritual growth, Christian relationships, and discipleship.

Misha desires to set the world on fire for living righteously for Christ, while still enjoying spa days, laughing, and the occasional pineapple soda, or two.

Susan (Chamberlain) Shipe

I am an encourager with a heart for women. My devotion-journal, A Pruned Branch, was self-published in 2004 and is a compilation of 365 devotions for women in all walks of life.  APB is full of practical principles for all, from the baby Christian to the mature believer. I have self-published ten books to date, including the 31-Days Series – all can be found on Amazon.

The Lord delivered a message of Hope deep within my soul in 2002. Jesus, the Hope-giver met me in my hour of need and my heart overflowed with hope – the theme of my life since that time has been HOPE!

I am the mother of three adult children, grandmother (a/k/a Mimzy) to 21-year old Hannah and 14+ year old Simon, and I am the wife of one man and together we share our love with one awesome dog, Sam! My husband, Lowell, and I attend Community Church in Mountain City, Tennessee. I enjoy writing, reading, organic gardening, traveling, and spending time with our family. I can be found musing and sharing at

I love the Lord with every fiber of my being and my life’s purpose is: That I may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. Colossians 1:10 (NKJV) My life vision is: I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in Truth. 3 John 4

Mrs. Tamar Sloane

Tamar and her husband host a weekly life group on Friday that has been hosting most members for 7 plus years.  Additionally, she leads a women’s study, a Self-Confrontation group and writes the devotional social media posts for the Church.  Throughout her time as a follower of Jesus, Tamar has been active on Worship Teams and in Children’s Ministries.  She began writing women’s studies in 2013 (while part of a church plant group), launched her ministry (TSM) in 2015 and taught her first retreat (RELEVANT-Park City, UT) in 2016.  In 2017, Tamar will teach the WHEN Retreat series and a multi-lingual Spanish retreat (CONSIDER—Salt Lake City, UT).  Ultimately, Tamar’s ministry focus is first and foremost Christ, and her passion is to present and unadulterated Bible focused message.   In the public arena, Tamar published her first full-length narrative/expository teaching and a ten-day Advent Devotional in 2016.  2017 marks the year of publication for two additional Bible-based narratives/expositions.  

Though she is a licensed school administrator in the state of Utah, Tamar is an educator serving children in a Title I institution on the west side of SLC.  Her resume speaks of degrees in vocal music, education, and ample post graduate education.  She is an avid reader of more than 50 books a year on average (including the Bible from beginning to end). Along with her family, Tamar is an active member of a non-denominational Christian Church in Salt Lake City, UT.

Tina Kyeremateng

Tina was born in London, UK but grew up in Nigeria after her parents returned there. She has since returned to London where she currently resides.

She became a Christian after having been forced to attend a church programme by a friend. She decided to attend just ONCE (or so she thought) and met the Lord there. Her life has never remained the same since.

She is studying Kingdom Theology with Westminster Theological Centre (WTC). Her passion is teaching the word of God. She only found out she had the gift of teaching when it was pointed out to her by her former pastor. She is also on a mission to get more people to read the Bible so they won’t be spiritually deceived by the unscrupulous few. She does a Bible read thru’ every year.
She writes a daily article called ‘1 minute with Tina’ which she puts on her Facebook page and via Whatsapp.
Her husband, Matthew is a trainee pastor, about to be ordained. They have 5 children – 2 girls and 3 boys.
Lisa Tindal

Lisa Anne Tindal is the Executive Director of a non-profit that advocates for those with mental
illness, supports women and children who are homeless and provides critical education and
support regarding suicide prevention. Lisa’s motivation for helping others comes from the truth
of “But for the grace of God, there go I.” Lisa is married and has two adult children, one a
teacher and the other a Senior in college. Lisa feels it is a calling, for each of us, to recognize the
treasures God’s planted inside us to be developed and used to turn others towards Christ. It’s
grace, amazing grace that has sustained me so that I am fully pursuing what I consider my two
treasures, writing and painting. I pray for my borders to be enlarged through opportunity and I
consider each opportunity given me is a chance to say, “thank you, God.” for giving me this
ability that so nourishes my soul and hopefully the souls of others.

Leila Tualla

Leila Tualla is a Filipino American writer, poet, and Christian author. She is a 2 time Preeclampsia Survivor and Advocate, and blogs about “Life after Preeclampsia,” at After her second baby, Leila had postpartum depression. She is thankful that her family and those who supported her, stood with her and helped pull her out of her darkness. Her faith in Christ was, and continues to be, her daily lifeline. Leila is humbled and grateful for God’s saving Grace.

When she’s not writing about her Preeclampsia or postpartum journey, or chasing after her tiny miracle bosses, she can also be found buried in books. Leila reads various novels throughout the year and her book reviews can be found at

Bailey Walton

Bailey Walton currently resides in Alabama.


She is currently studying social work at Troy University,

Ministry Service

Bailey Walton attends Destiny Community Center. She is also a writer.


Melinda Westenfelder

Melinda and her husband, Tim, have been happily married for 7 years. They reside in Northeast Ohio with their 5 year old daughter, Amelia Jane, 3 year old son, Harrison and lovable English Bulldog, Agatha Rose.

Melinda is currently a stay-at-home Mom (SAHM), who holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Malone University. Her family regularly attend Northeast Community Church of the Nazarene. She enjoys reading, writing, crafting, sewing, and playing endless board games with her husband in her spare time. She is passionate about giving to others as a way to share the love of Christ. Her goal through her writing its to provide others with a sense of community, communality, reassurance, and deep message of God’s saving grace for each of us.


Janie Winsell

Janie Winsell is a Christian author who lives in Tanner, Alabama with her spunky cat, Angelous. She’s been making up stories since she first learned to speak. Her free time is spent writing Contemporary Inspirational fiction, Romance, and Romantic Suspense. In 2014 she received her Master’s Degree in Creative Writing from Full Sail University. She is a member of ACFW and active in the critique main loop. She enjoys writing about real Christians who, like her, are not perfect, but through God’s love and discipline, they learn the lessons needed to grow in their relationship with their Heavenly Father as well as with each other.

Krista Pettiford

KRISTA PETTIFORD is a worshiper and follower of Jesus, a divorced mom of four young adults and a
woman of prayer with a prophetic grace. Krista is the host of Called women’s Conference, an award-
winning author and a speaker. She is also the women’s ministry leader and a prayer leader at her
local church– New Covenant Tabernacle she’s been a member since 2000.

Krista holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Southern California Seminary. She also holds a degree in
Information Technology. By day she is an IT Manager for a large company in the San Diego area
where she lives. 

Krista knows what it’s like to overcome challenging circumstance through laying hold of Biblical truth
and deepening her relationship with God as Father. By allowing God’s love, acceptance, and beauty
to shape her identity and the way she lives her faith, God’s grace and glory continues to fill her story! 
Krista writes and ministers with a solid Biblical message and the leading of the Holy Spirit. She is
dedicated to leading women into a deeper relationship with the triune God and helping them
become the women God created them to be and live their God-given callings effectively.
You can find out more about Krista at