KATHY TROYER

Kathy Troyer
Author

I attended college for almost two years before entering the work force.  I never finished my journalism degree mainly due to my own choices.  In 1978 my job location changed from the corporate work place to raising five children in a rural community.  I survived and by God’s grace, they did, too. My trial-and-error method of parenting was replete with mistakes and successes.

Some of my past “job” titles have been cashier, transcriptionist, church secretary, VBS Director, Children’s Ministry Director, Women’s Ministry Co-Director and Guatemala Mission Team Leader.  I’ve managed my architect husband’s office since 1988 and travel as often as possible.   I am the blessed – and much more relaxed – Mimi of twelve grandchildren.

Although I began following Jesus in 1979, it wasn’t until my mid-fifties that I understood grace and freedom.  Until then, my life was based on rules.  By studying the scriptures, listening to godly speakers and reading books by respected Christian authors, God freed me from the chains of legalism.

I believe God has given me a wide range of life experiences, thoughts and words to inspire others to live grace-filled, grace-giving lives.  My desire is to Inspire others – one word at a time.

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.  I Peter 4:10

JENN TEXIDOR

loveSTRONG Ministries

Jenn was born in New York, but has made her home in Arizona since she was 12.  She is the lucky wife of one hilarious, movie-quoting husband and mom to two amazing kiddos! In her spare time, Jenn loves Pinterest, chocolate peanut butter Haagen Dazs, and blessed quiet time! Jenn also loves to laugh and learn from her mistakes while striving to be more like Christ every day.

HUNI MCGEE

Huni McGee
Author

I am entirely made of flaws, stitched together with good intentions. 

If there was an award for “Most likely to avoid God at every turn” I would be given it. Jesus hasn’t given up on me and I’m not giving up on Him. It’s been a wild ride for Him and me and I’m thankful that He lets me keep running back to Him. 

I am married to a wonderful guy who reminds me daily that patience and love come straight from Jesus, because, man do I drive him crazy. But his heart belongs to the Lord first and me second and I’m good with that. I’m mother to two of the weirdest and greatest kids you’ll ever meet. My eight year old daughter, Maggie Rose, who helped to heal my broken spirit and her little brother, my 7 year old Tommy boy who has a heart as big as his ears, and a friendly smile for whoever he meets. 

Life is tough but Jesus is tougher and I’m finally learning to let Him fight my battles. I’m learning how to live this crazy life without worrying and stressing about fitting in, keeping up or being better than my fellow earth dwellers. I like my music loud, my coffee strong and try to start each morning with a hopeful heart. I believe that women should lift each other up, and straighten each other’s crowns. We are warrior daughters of the Almighty and nothing makes me happier than helping my sisters keep their chins and their spirits up. I’m loud, honest, and you’ll find my name on the office swear jar, but Jesus is working in me and that doesn’t scare me like it used to. I’m on the hunt for who I’ve not yet become.

LISA FOSTER

Author

Married to the man of her dreams for the past 20 years, Lisa is enjoying her new role as an empty nester. She beams with pride, cheering on her men as they all serve…her husband as a policeman, her oldest as a teacher, and her two youngest in the United States military as a Marine and an Airman.  She was born and raised in Arizona, yet she longs for that ocean front property.  Lisa loves teaching high school, writing, laughing, and having fun.  She claims to be clumsy, unorganized, a little airheaded and most importantly loved by an Amazing Savior.  Her passion is sharing that love throughout each interaction.

CATHARINE PHILLIPS

Board Member, Writer

Catharine has been married to the love of her life for 18 years and has spent the last 6 years as a stay-at-home mom to her precious 6-year-old son. She grew up in the Midwest, but relocated to the Phoenix area in 2006 and has grown to love the desert (though admittedly, not the heat). She is an avid reader and “journal-er” and never ceases to be amazed at how the fingerprints of God’s plan are constantly revealed through even the simplest of life’s experiences.

STEFANIE CALENS

Writer

Stefanie is a wife, a mother of three, and holds a degree in Biblical Studies from Colorado Christian University. Her passion to teach Biblical Truths has collided with her God given purpose to connect with others, sharing the love in which Jesus has for them. She harbors a heart to specifically minister to women and teen girls in the arena of domestic abuse and human trafficking. Through the founding of her own ministry B.I.G. (Believing in Grace) she has taught weekly Bible studies to teen girls who have escaped the life of sexual exploitation and finds solace in mentoring victims of abuse, seeing them to a life of complete restoration in Christ.

Stefanie grew up playing the guitar and enjoys spending quality time with her family and close friends. She holds a true adoration for the art of writing and her greatest desire is to eventually become a published author.

Exodus 14:14 “The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still” (NIV) is a verse she is committed to live each day by.

“When you have personally experienced the transforming grace and love of Jesus, it is a gift too profound, to simply keep to yourself.” -Stef

TABITHA DUMAS

Writer and Speaker
www.tabithadumas.com

Tabitha Dumas is a wife of 15 years, mama to two sons and a new baby girl, long-time blogger, Certified Christian Image Consultant and community volunteer who is passionate about helping women show UP to God’s purpose for their lives. A fashion-savvy go-getter, she grew up as a preacher’s kid and got her teaching degree at a Bible college but currently offers coaching services and local workshops for faith-first women trying to grow their heart-based businesses.

And she really loves chocolate.

SHERREE FISCHER

loveSTRONG ministries, Leadership Team
www.loveSTRONGministries.com

Since she is retired from sales/marketing postions, Sherree understands how powerful words and presentations can be. Her ministry loves are being the Director of loveSTRONG ministries, volunteering in the community helping others, and serving on her church Worship Team. She married her high school sweetheart and together they enjoy traveling and their three vibrant grandchildren.

KATHLEEN KURLIN

Author
www.kathleenkurlin.com

Being an empty nester has given her time to pursue her love of golf and working on her short game. In addition to writing fiction novels, Kathleen hopes to publish her line of children’s picture books and a devotional for women struggling with eating disorders. Kathleen writes a personal blog each month in addition to a monthly blog for her church through their Women’s ministry.

Married to her best friend, Kathleen and her husband make their home in Phoenix and together enjoy their shared passion of golf, travelling, family, friends, one practically-perfect-in-every- way grandchild and one precocious Jack Russell Terrier.

JANETTE KIEFFER

Blogger Mom
https://overflowinghoperomans1513.wordpress.com

Janette enjoys sharing the passion Jesus ignites in her heart for Him. She is a teacher by degree and enjoys the beautiful outdoors of Colorado where she resides with her family of 8. Janette and her husband have been married for going on 15 years now and if you’ve seen the movie “Cheaper By The Dozen” that’s their life although they title it “Cheaper By The Half-Dozen!” Raising their six young kids just 8 years apart lends itself to adventurous ways daily in which to see Jesus in the big the small the messy and the beautiful.

“His word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.” – Jeremiah 20:9