Becky Kiser | Study Host + Light Days
Becky's greatest hope in life is that she can help others see that God is enough, and because He is enough, so are they. She often speaks at women's events, prisons and her church’s weekly Bible study for women. She is the Founder and CEO of Sacred Holidays, a ministry dedicated to help women find less chaos and more Jesus as they make their holidays sacred, holy and set apart, through: Bible Study, community, Resources, and lots of fun! She is a certified Myers-Briggs Personal Coach, helping women and entrepreneurs achieve their goals quicker. She recently signed with a literary agent and is in the process of pitching her first book to publishers. She lives in the Woodlands, Texas with her husband, Chris, and their three daughters: Karis (7), Moriah (4), and Chandler (2).
Kat Armstrong | Bethlehem
As the co-founder and executive director of Polished, an outreach ministry that gathers young professional women to navigate career and explore faith together, Kat has been invested in the lives of the next generation of Christian women for almost a decade. She is a sought after leader, speaker and writer. Today, Kat and her husband Aaron reside in Dallas, Texas with their four-year-old son Caleb and attend Dallas Bible Church where Aaron serves as the lead pastor.
Christin Baker | Mary’s Treasure
Christin is a wife, homeschool mom, blogger, and passionate lover of Jesus. As a former elementary school teacher and curriculum developer, she worked for years in children’s ministry, and writes children’s articles for a Christian magazine called The Banner. Her desire is to help women discover their true beauty, purpose, and identity through the spiritual clothing of Christ.
Lindsay Benedetto | No Room and the Manger
Lindsay is a wife, mom of two divas, and entrepreneur. In addition to her small business efforts, she serves as the Communications and Logistics Manager for Polished Ministries. Lindsay is passionate about serving young professional women through Polished and empowering them to share the gospel with the lost and disconnected. When not discipling her two girls or spending time with her hubby, Lindsay enjoys being active and coffee dates with her besties at La Duni Northpark.
Alicia Conrad | The Genealogy
Alicia loves to craft beautiful words that point to the truth of the gospel. A former musician, she performed on stages across Japan before serving as the Women’s Ministry & Resource Director for Box 7 Ministries, an arts-based organization that aims to bring the gospel to the drum and bugle corps activity. With roots in South Dakota, Alicia now calls Dallas, Texas home, where she works as a writer and content editor. Alicia and her husband, Rob, love authentic Texas barbecue, Dave Barnes music, Nebraska football, and nostalgic TV shows.
Christina Crenshaw, PhD | Joseph and David
Dr. Christina Crenshaw is a Lecturer at Baylor University, where she teaches English and Education courses, including Vocational Leadership. Additionally, Dr. Crenshaw works with anti-human-trafficking organizations such as The A21 Campaign and UnBound to help combat modern day slavery through prevention education. She is also a wife of 14 years to Craig and a mom to Christopher (5) and Corban (4).
Melanie Dale | The First Seven Days of Life
Melanie is a minivan mama and total weirdo who stinks at small talk. Her laugh is a combination honk-snort, and it’s so bad that people have moved away from her in the movie theater. She adores sci-fi and superheroes and is terrified of Pinterest. Author of WomenAre Scary: The Totally Awkward Adventure of Finding Mom Friends and It’s Not Fair: Learning to Love the Life You Didn’t Choose, she’s also a contributor for Coffee+Crumbs, and her essays are featured in their book, The Magic of Motherhood. She’s a panelist for MomsEveryday TV, an advocate for Children’s HopeChest, and a speaker for churches, conferences, and events across the country. Living in the Atlanta area, she enjoys recording her podcast, Lighten Up with Melanie Dale, blogging, and raising her three kids from three different continents.
Kaylyn Elissa | The Wise Men
Kaylyn and her husband Rani live just outside of Houston in the growing town of Katy, Texas. She eats chips and salsa just about every day, has an overcrowded coffee mug cabinet, and is pretty competitive in just about any board game. She loves the word of God, and has a deep passion for women of all ages to know that their true identity is found in Christ. If they’re not working, she and her husband are most likely with family or searching Yelp for the newest hole-in-the wall restaurant in town!
Angie Gillikin | Elizabeth
Angie is a Manager in the Career Readiness Department at Houston ISD. She focuses on high school CTE programming and developing business partnerships to support CTE programs; with a goal to expose students to industry opportunities. Angie is passionate about #equippingeducation. She is active in the Houston community; has served as a volunteer for 14 years with Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on two committees. She is also the Chapter Director for Polished Houston and is currently pursuing a MBA at University of Houston Downtown. Outside of work Angie enjoys blogging, creating lettered art, friends and family, including her rescue golden-doodle, Auggie.
Brittany C. Harris | Isaiah
Brittany is passionate about teaching women to love the word of God and to grow in their relationship with Christ. She is an active member at Advance Church Columbus in Columbus, Ohio where she lives with her daughter. Brittany has been involved in ministry for the past four years, serving in various capacities. In 2016 she began “Blossoming Brittany”, a blog about being transparent in her growth with Christ. Brittany wants to see others really grow in their life and walk with Christ. Brittany really believes that being open and honest is important for others to grow. In her blog and podcast she invites readers and listeners to “grow together as we grow in Him”. Brittany is currently, excitedly, working on her first book.
Jandi Harris | Mary
Jandi, born and raised in Liberia, West Africa, is passionate about fostering a Christian community that encourages and uplifts women as they grow in their relationship with Christ. Jandi draws inspiration from her experiences as a wife, mother, high school educator, and an ordained minister to shape her blog, Broken for Building. She believes that God uses all parts of our beautiful, yet sometimes broken lives to build us into Kingdom warriors. When she is not writing, journaling, or trying to win the war against laundry, you can find her at her sewing machine. She lives in the Atlanta area with her husband, Oliver and their three daughters.
Kara-Kae James | Adam and Eve
Kara-Kae is a pastor's wife and mom of four, currently living in North Texas. Her family serves together in full time ministry where her husband, Brook, is a Creative Arts Pastor, and Kara-Kae is the founder and Executive Director of Thrive Moms. She is passionate about encouraging women to reach their potential in their marriages, as moms and as daughters of Christ. In 2013, Kara-Kae began Thrive Moms, a ministry to encourage women to find abundant life in motherhood. Thrive Moms has become the passion of her heart and she finds it an honor to lead the ministry to pour into moms, encourage and serve them! She finds it a complete joy to share her story with other women and pursue a true community that Jesus taught us about.
Jenn Jett | GATHERING HOST
Jenn is a dreamer, a doer and a champion of risk takers. When she is not running her graphic design & web business, she is encouraging women through the online community she co-founded, The Well Studio – a place where dreamers and doers who are weary and overwhelmed can come and be reminded of who God has created them to be and to find the confidence they need to live life fully. Her faith has been tested time and again and proves the incredible power of the resurrection and the freedom that comes through it. Her heart is that we would all claim the same power and freedom available to us.
Rachel Joy | Shepherds
Rachel is a pastor’s wife, mom to four children and Founder and Director of Sparrow Conference- a catalytic gathering connecting young women to Jesus, the Bible, one another and the local church. She has lead and taught Bible studies for over fifteen years. Rachel’s passion is to see young women come to the powerful, saving grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. It is her joy to point to Jesus because in Him alone do we find truth, freedom, identity and purpose. Rachel describes her life as busy, loud, crazy and she absolutely loves it! You will often find her drinking far too much coffee, having a dance party with her little ones, writing for fun and having a good, long dinner with folks from church or the neighborhood. Rachel calls The Village Church in Highland Village, Texas home.
Amy Lively | Zechariah
Amy is the author of How to Love Your Neighbor Without Being Weird and the creator of The Neighborhood Café, an international ministry helping women share coffee, conversation and Christ with their neighbors in their homes. She is a popular speaker who loves sharing tips and tools about Christ’s command to love our neighbor. Amy lives in Nathrop, Colorado with her husband, a holy dog and unsaintly cat while their daughter attends college.
Molly Parker | King Herod and the Scribes
Molly Parker is a writer who weaves God's truth into everyday experiences and cherishes her role as content editor for Anchored Press. She's a toy designer's wife and mother of two teens and a young adult. Having lived in various cities and states, Molly has a heart for folks who miss "home." When she's not French-braiding hair or scolding her basset hound, she's either eating cake, baking a cake, or thinking about cake, which is surprising considering she's worked in the fitness industry 25 years.
Rebecca Renfrow | Mary’s Song
Rebecca is a wife, mom to two fun teenage boys, and a business and life coach. She is passionate about helping the mom entrepreneur grow her business and raise her kids with purpose by increasing productivity, reach her goals and keep her priorities as a mom and business owner intact. She is also the co-host of the podcast Story Cast. Story Cast gives women a stage to share their unique stories. The mission of Story Cast is to show women that they can be confident in who God made them to be, to live life to the fullest and to embrace each small and big moment given, and to realize their stories matter. When Rebecca isn’t stuck in the car transporting her boys and all their friends back and forth to activities, you might find her on a jog around the lake in her neighborhood or on a coffee date with her best girlfriends.
Kelly Rucker | gathering host
Kelly is the co-founder of The Well Studio, an organization that fosters community for Dreamers & Doers through a collection of retreats and gatherings. She is also a photographer, wife, and mom, living in beautiful Austin, TX with her husband of almost 10 years and their two young daughters.
Sharifa Stevens | Jesus
A New York native, Sharifa earned a bachelor of arts degree from Columbia University before moving to Dallas, Texas, where she received a master of theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. She currently serves as a writer for Insight for Living Ministries, and contributed to the book Vindicating the Vixens: Revisiting Sexualized, Vilified, & Marginalized Women of the Bible. Sharifa is passionate about worship through music and the intersection of faith and culture. She is wife to a Renaissance man and mother to two lively boys.
Jen Weaver | Anna
Jen is the author of A Wife’s Secret to Happiness and is passionate about sharing strength with others as a writer, Bible teacher, speaker, and blogger. She’s also one of the hosts of The Declare Conference, a conference equipping women to walk in their calling as Christian communicators. A California transplant now loving small-town family life in Justin, Texas, Jen applies generous amounts of faith, caffeine, and dry shampoo to her daily life. Married to her best friend Jared, she’s the happy mom of a growing family.
Contributor list coming soon.
Contributor list coming soon.
Contributor list coming soon.