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September McCarthy

September McCarthy

September is the founder and visionary behind Raising Generations Today. She encourages women in each season of motherhood through her blog One September Day and is the author of Why Motherhood Matters. As a speaker and writer, her vision and mission is for the generations. September lives in rural Upstate New York with her husband and their large family.

Kate Battistelli

Kate is the author of Growing Great Kids: Partner with God to Cultivate His Purpose in Your Child’s Life, mom to GRAMMY award-winning artist, Francesca Battistelli and Mimi to her 3 children. She’s been maried to Mike for 34 years and blogs about food and faith at www.katebattistelli.com

Stacey Thacker

Stacey is Mike’s wife and the mother of four vibrant girls. She is a writer who loves God’s Word and connecting with women. You can find her blogging at Staceythacker.com where she hopes to encourage your heart, grow in faith together, and talk about the stuff of life. She is the co-author of Hope for The Weary Mom and author of Being OK with Where You Are, and Fresh Out of Amazing.

Tricia Goyer

Tricia Goyer is a busy mom of ten, grandmother of two, and wife to John. Somewhere around the hustle and bustle of family life, she manages to find the time to write fictional tales delighting and entertaining readers and non-fiction titles offering encouragement and hope. A bestselling author, Tricia has published fifty books to date and has written more than 500 articles. She is a two time Carol Award winner, as well as a Christy and ECPA Award Nominee.

Lucinda McDowell

Lucinda McDowell

Lucinda Secrest McDowell is passionate about embracing life — both through deep soul care from drawing closer to God, as well as living courageously in order to touch a needy world. A storyteller who engages both heart and mind, she offers “Encouraging Words” to all on the journey. A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Furman University, Cindy is the author of twelve books, including Dwelling Places, Live These Words, Refresh!, Amazed by Grace, Quilts from Heaven and Role of a Lifetime. She writes from “Sunnyside” cottage in New England and blogs weekly at EncouragingWords.net

Jeni Chase

Jeni Chase

Jeni’s presentations are sparked by her contagious enthusiasm and love for people and laughter. She has an authentic passion for sharing the message God has given her. Drawing from her experience as a Christian counselor, ministry leader, home school educator, wife, and mother, Jeni artfully combines her ready wit with touching, real-life stories. Her infectious energy welcomes you and her articulate ability to speak the truth engages you.

 
Jennifer Kindle

Jennifer Kindle

Like her home state of Texas, Jennifer prefers to go big, but when it comes to daily living, she encourages women to have big faith by living small and simplistic in the mundane duties of life.  She is personally challenged to create space for the Holy Spirit to breathe into her days schooling her four children and loving her man

Laura Rizkallah

Laura Rizkallah

A leader by nature BUT a follower by choice! Laura’s passion is leading other women to find their purpose and potential in the power in Jesus Christ. Laura dates a hot Egyptian who also happens to be her devoted husband of 21 years. She is the mom to 6 muddy, messy and miraculous children. She has a toddler and teenagers. She is graying but still on the floor playing! Authentic and bold describes how Laura communicates with her audience. Traveling, writing, laughing, preaching and adventuring with friends …. These are some of her favorite things. Red isn’t just her favorite color, but her favorite way of engaging the world….boldly, brightly and beautifully. If you love leggings, long talks, God-sized dreams and sipping iced coffee while talking God’s Word and His ways, make time to connect with Laura Rizkallah.