Shela-Lyn Boxberger
Christian Author, Speaker, Interpreter for the Deaf and Bible Study Teacher
Shela-Lyn has taught Bible studies to women of all ages and spoken to a wide-variety of audiences on television, retreats, and for non-profit organizations regarding numerous subjects; but closest to her heart are the topics of Christian hope and encouragement. Shela-Lyn holds degrees in interpreting for the deaf and education with a specialization in sign language and is a graduate of Arizona State University (Go Sun Devils!). She authored the book It’s The Thought That Counts – Clever Creations to Bless and Encourage Others and is owner of Clever Creations; a gifts, party-favors, and party-planning company ( She enjoys eating ice-cream, celebrating any occasion, autumn leaves, hydrangeas, international travel, cooking, crafting and reading. Currently she is planning her oldest daughter’s wedding and is excited about welcoming a son into the family. Shela-Lyn resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband, Brad, two daughters, and dogs Jake & Sadie.

Stefanie Calens

Stefanie is an Arizona native who has been married to her best friend since 2007. They are raising their two boys together and couldn’t imagine doing life without each other. Previously, she managed a financial branch for a well-known banking institution and transitioned into mortgage lending prior to the birth of their second son. She has been extremely blessed to have the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom for the past five years. Currently, she is enrolled at Colorado Christian University to obtain a degree in Biblical Studies. The Lord has placed a passion on her heart for women. Stefanie spends a lot of her time focusing on ways to encourage, strengthen, and inspire women who long for a deeper connection with Christ.

Tabitha Dumas
Writer and Speaker

Tabitha Dumas is a wife of 13 years, mama to two sons and blogger 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
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
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.

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.

Chrissy Shero
loveSTRONG ministries, Leadership Team
Finding her journey with Jesus came after college for Chrissy. She is a wife, a mom and a spunky teacher. She is active in her church and thrives on teaching her husband and daughter the importance of Jesus.

Lois Thomson
Lois has a BA in Journalism & Communications, and for the past 25 years has worked as a proofreader and editor in the marketing department of a large, international law firm, based in the firm's Pittsburgh office. Outside of work, she has traveled extensively and is an avid sports fan (especially of the Pittsburgh Pirates), and is blessed with wonderful family and friends. She also thanks God for the gift of being able to do freelance writing, and is delighted when she can use it in praise to Him.

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