Erin Davis loves young women. She and her husband, Jason—a youth pastor from Missouri—founded Graffiti Ministries in response to their exposure to teen girls struggling in the areas of identity, self-esteem, and true beauty. Erin is the author of several books that apply God's Truth to big issues like beauty, purity, and motherhood. Erin and Jason are parents to two adorable boys, Eli and Noble.
Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Nancy Leigh DeMoss is a mentor and "spiritual mother" to hundreds of thousands of women who have read her best-selling books and who listen to her two daily radio programs, Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him. She communicates a love for the Lord and the Word that is infectious!
Paula graduated from the Moody Bible Institute in 2005 with a degree in Print Communication. Two weeks later, she began working at Revive Our Hearts, where she currently serves as Writing and Editorial Manager. Her first book, Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl, is scheduled to be released September 2013. When she's not blogging, you'll find her hanging out with people, indulging her insatiable curiosity by asking lots of questions.
Mary Kassian and her husband, Brent, who make their home in Canada, are celebrating their 25th year of marriage and have three young adult sons and one daughter-in-law. Mary is a distinguished professor of Women’s Studies at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and is the author of several books including The Feminist Mistake and In My Father’s House. She was a speaker at the True Woman ’08 Conference.
Pastorï¿½s wife Jani Ortlund loves spending her energies connecting women and their families with the Word of God. Serving Jesus Christ through writing, speaking, and discipling are her chief passions in life. Jani and Ray have four married children and five grandchildren, and minister in Nashville, Tennessee.
Kimberly Wagner's passion is Christ, and she desires to ignite women's pursuit of God's glory. She is a frequent guest on the Revive Our Hearts radio program, as well as a regular contributor to the True Woman blog. Kim is the author of Fierce Women: The Power of a Soft Warrior.
Lina is a Pediatric Emergency Room Doctor in Chicago and the womenï¿½s ministry director at her church, Harvest Bible Chapel, Rolling Meadows Campus. She is the author ofï¿½ www.LivingWithPower.org where she provides biblical truths for everyday life.
Guest Blog Authors
Darla and her husband, Michael, are Texas transplants who reside in the Bluegrass hub of Louisville, KY. In 2005 she earned a Master’s of Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Seminary. For the last nine years Darla has enjoyed the privilege of pointing women to the beauty and glory of Christ through service in women’s ministry, public speaking, and biblical counseling. Currently, she assists Nancy Leigh DeMoss with Bible research. Darla jumps at any chance to spend time alone with her husband or enjoy good food and meaningful conversation with friends.
Leslie Bennett has been heard saying she has the best job in the world! Her privilege is serving Christ and the wonderful women of Northeast Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Columbia, SC as the Director of Women’s Ministries. When not leading Bible studies, corporate prayer, equipping younger women, or sharing a tissue with a hurting soul, you’ll find her and her husband Mac relaxing at the lake with their boat and labradoodle, dreaming about a future filled with grandchildren! The Bennetts have two adult children who live too far from home.
Dawn Wilson and her husband Bob live in Southern California. They have two married sons and three granddaughters. Dawn assists Nancy Leigh DeMoss with research and works with various departments at Revive Our Hearts. She is the founder and director of Heart Choices Ministries, and serves as President of the San Diego chapter of the Network of Evangelical Women in Ministry (NEWIM). On her blog at UpgradeWithDawn.com, Dawn encourages women to make choices to grow as Jesus did (Luke 2:52).
Karen is assistant to the publisher at Moody Publishers, a conference speaker, and contributing author to Our Voices: Issues Facing Black Women in America and The Women of Color Study Bible. She and her husband, George, who has been a pastor for the past 35 years, have four grown children and nine grandchildren. Her greatest joy is seeing women experience the fruit of God's blessings when they apply the principles of biblical womanhood to their lives.
Carolyn McCulley is a frequent conference speaker. She's authored Radical Womanhood; Did I Kiss Marriage Goodbye?; and has contributed to Sex and the Supremacy of Christ. Her writing appears in publications ranging from Christianity Today to The Washington Post, and she maintains a blog, Radical Womanhood. In 2009, Carolyn started Citygate Films, a documentary film company where she is a producer/director. Prior to that, Carolyn served as the media specialist for Sovereign Grace Ministries, worked in corporate communications, and was a television and commercial film producer.
Carrie has been married for nearly twenty years to Wes Ward, Sr. Director of Media at Revive Our Hearts. She’s a stay-at-home mom to their four children, and the author of Together: Growing Appetites for God (April 2012). Check out her fun stuff for everyday moms at AnEverydayMama.com.
Trillia Newbell is a wife, mom, and writer. She loves people and sharing their stories as well as writing on race, diversity, politics, womanhood, and fitness. You can regularly read her articles on faith and family in her local paper, The Knoxville News-Sentinel, and she has written guest posts on the blogs The Blazing Center, Desiring God, Her.Meneutics and The Gospel Coalition. She has been featured on television, local and national radio, and in her local paper. Her greatest love besides God is her family. Trillia lives in East Tennessee with her husband, Thern, and their two children.
Lindsay is new to the ROH family, serving in Womenï¿½s Ministry Relations. Originally from Florida (where the real beaches are), she moved to Michigan from Louisville, Kentucky after completing her M. Div. in Christian Ministry and serving on staff at Crossings. The Lord is working on Lindsay in many areas, including developing a heart to see families and singles transformed by His Word. She loves food, friends, and has recently taken up a new form of tortureï¿½we mean hobbyï¿½called running.
Even as a child, Margaret hoped to write a book, but God put her in the waiting room on that for six decades. In the meantime, she married her college sweetheart and raised seven children with him. As they were approaching their 40th anniversary, her husband passed away suddenly in 2009. It was during Margaret’s adjustment to widowhood that God said, “Okay, now. Write a book to encourage widows,” which she did. When she isn’t writing on GettingThroughThis.com, she’s having fun doing life with her children and grandchildren.
Erin is a word enthusiast, language lover, and punctuation activist. Her zeal for all things wordy is only trumped by her passion for the unchanging Living Word. Erin longs to see women dive deep into Godï¿½s Word so their hearts will be progressively redeemed, restored, and rested by the Lord Jesus Christ. Living in central Illinois with her husband, Mike, Erin helps organizations tell their stories in authentic and compelling ways through writing, editing, and marketing communications consulting.
Thabiti Anyabwile is Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Grand Cayman in the Grand Cayman Islands and a Council member with The Gospel Coalition. He is the happy husband of Kristie and the adoring father of Afiya, Eden, and Titus.
Randy Alcorn is a New York Times bestselling author of over forty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries (EPM), a nonprofit ministry dedicated to teaching the principles of God's Word and assisting the church in ministering to people around the world. Randy resides in Gresham, Oregon, with his wife Nanci. They have two married daughters and are the proud grandparents of five grandsons and a Golden Retriever named Maggie. Randy loves hanging out with his family and enjoys biking, tennis, research, and reading.
Bob Lepine has been married to Mary Ann since 1979. Together, they have five children and one grandchild. Bob is the Vice President of Content, Chief Creative Officer, and co-host of FamilyLife Today. He’s the author of numerous articles and books, serves on the Advisory Board for Revive Our Hearts, and emcees the True Woman Conferences.
Carrie is a biblical correspondent for Revive Our Hearts, a Bible teacher, conference speaker, and author of Joy in the Midst, a Bible study on Philippians. She and her husband Dennis, who serves on staff with Life Action Ministries, have two married children and a new little grandson!
Carrie has a deep love for God’s Word and a passion to see women grow in ever-increasing intimacy with Jesus through the study and application of His Word. She enjoys discipling and encouraging women and has had the privilege of ministering to missionary and national women in Africa and China through conferences and retreats. In her spare time Carrie enjoys walking, reading and “chatting” over coffee.
Elyse and her husband, Phil, have been married nearly four decades. They have three children and six really adorable grandchildren. Elyse has a Master's Degree in Biblical Counseling, is the author of 16 books and a frequent retreat and conference speaker. Together with her husband she worships at Valley Center Community Church in Southern California, where he is an elder.
Linda Green is the Director of Women’s Ministries at The Orchard Evangelical Free Church. She has been married to her husband, Ray, for over three decades, and has three adult children and several grandchildren. She enjoys writing articles that help women live out the gospel according to their God-given design and purpose.