is President and Chief Visionary Officer of Proverbs 31 Ministries. She is also the six-time New York Times bestselling author of Good Boundaries and Goodbyes, Forgiving What You Can’t Forget, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, Uninvited, and more. Her devotional Embraced won the ECPA book of the year for 2019. Lysa was also recently awarded the Champions of Faith Author Award and has appeared on the Today Show many times as one of the leading voices in the Christian community.
Each year, Lysa is a featured keynote presenter at events all across North America and online, including the Global Leadership Summit. She also tours state to state regularly with Transparent Productions. She has a passion for equipping women to share their stories for God’s glory through Proverbs 31 Ministries’ annual She Speaks Conference and her writers training program called COMPEL: Words That Move People. Connect with Lysa on social media @lysaterkeurst or at lysaterkeurst.com
is a New York Times bestselling author, an international speaker, a contributing writer for Proverbs 31 Ministries’ Encouragement for Today online devotions, and a teacher in the First 5 Bible study app. She has written 18 books and Bible studies, including Keep It Shut: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Say Nothing at All and the 2020 ECPA devotional book of the year Settle My Soul: 100 Quiet Moments to Meet with Jesus. She is a graduate of Spring Arbor University with a major in social science. Karen has been featured on TODAY Parenting, Redbook.com, Foxnews.com, Crosswalk.com, YouVersion.com, and is a monthly columnist for HomeLife magazine. Her passion is to help women live their priorities as they reflect the gospel to a watching world. She is married to her college sweetheart, Todd, and is the mother of five children: three biological and two in-laws by marriage — although she forgets which ones are which. Karen enjoys collecting vintage Pyrex kitchenware, cheering for the Detroit Tigers, and spending her days feeding the many people who gather around her midcentury dining table to process life and enjoy her cooking worthy of a blue ribbon at the county fair.
is the Founder and Executive Director of The Ex-Nihilo Collective, visionary of Hope Booth, and an internationally known and sought-after communicator and spoken-word artist based out of Atlanta, Georgia! In 2016, Gloria turned down a dream opportunity of working with the Federal Bureau of Investigations and instead surrendered to the calling of God upon her life, which led to a life of purpose. Gloria now uses her creativity and unique voice to bring to light the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ to students, young adults, men and women across the world. Through sharing her powerful story of overcoming suicide, anxiety and a life of fatherlessness, Gloria’s impactful messages and Spirit-filled spoken-word poems of hope have reached over 3 million people across the globe. Gloria is a powerful voice rising up in her generation. She is bold. She is Spirit-filled. And she is willing to be the one who stands in the gap for those searching for true freedom. She carries the flame of revival wherever her feet travel as she seeks to see a generation liberated and propelled in the freedom found in Christ, and in Christ alone.
is the Founder and CEO of Full Collective — a ministry and small business centered around igniting women to be sowers of God’s Word and growers in their God-given callings, which happens through coaching, retreats, courses, resources and gatherings. Pricelis is the host of the Yas and Amen Podcast and is a coach, advocate, writer, Bible teacher, entrepreneur and social worker. Pricelis is a Black Latina living in NYC with her husband and son. Find out more at https://bio.site/pricelis.
is the author of several books, including Growing Slow, Stuff I’d Only Tell God, and It’s All Under Control. She is a nonfiction acquisitions editor for Bethany House Publishers. Jennifer and her husband, Scott, live on the fifth-generation Lee family farm, where they have invested a life in raising crops, pigs and two beautiful humans. Connect with Jennifer at jenniferdukeslee.com.
grew up in a single-wide trailer in rural West Virginia. The first of her immediate family to go to college, she went on to earn a master’s degree in moral philosophy and a law degree from the No. 1 law school in the country: Yale. After turning down six-figure-salary law firm offers in London and New York and starting a photography business with her husband, Justin — they were later named one of the prestigious Profoto Legends of Light — they have since gone on to build a successful online-education platform for thousands of creative entrepreneurs worldwide as well as multiple six- and seven-figure businesses. The bestselling author of Slow Growth Equals Strong Roots and Dirt, which was a finalist for the 2020 ECPA memoir of the year, Mary is also the host of the highly ranked podcast The Mary Marantz Show, which debuted in the iTunes Top 200. Her work has been featured on CNN, MSN, Business Insider, Bustle, Thrive Global, Southern Living, Hallmark Home & Family, and more. She and Justin live in an 1880s fixer-upper by the sea in New Haven, Connecticut, with their two very fluffy golden retrievers, Goodspeed and Atticus. Learn more at MaryMarantz.com.
is a Wall Street Journal bestselling and award-winning author of several books and Bible studies, including GraceLaced, Beholding and Becoming, and When Strivings Cease. She is an artist, entrepreneur, podcaster and speaker, using each of these platforms to spiritually sow the Word of God into people’s hearts. Through her online shoppe at gracelaced.com and her social media community, Simons shares her journey of God’s grace intersecting daily life with word and art. Ruth and her husband, Troy, are grateful parents to six boys — their greatest adventure. Learn more at gracelaced.com.
is an international speaker, bestselling author and spoken-word artist helping everyday people know Jesus for real and live with purpose. Widely known for her spoken-word piece “I Have a New Name,” Hosanna preaches and performs in churches, conferences, prisons and other events around the world, reaching across various denominations, backgrounds and cultures. Born and raised in an urban ministry on the streets of San Francisco, Hosanna currently serves on teaching teams at churches throughout the United States. She and her husband, Guy, serve in various ministries, equipping the local and global Church with tools to share the gospel of Jesus in today’s world. Hosanna is the bestselling author of How (Not) to Save the World, and her new book, You Are More Than You’ve Been Told, releases in August 2023. Learn more at hosannawong.com.
serves as Content Director for Lysa TerKeurst and the Proverbs 31 Ministries marketing team. Over the last 11 years, she’s had the opportunity to launch 11 books and 7 Bible studies with Lysa, including New York Times bestsellers Good Boundaries and Goodbyes, Forgiving What You Can’t Forget, and It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way. On a daily basis, you can find her leading her team to intentionally work with words, sentences and paragraphs to reach people where they are, with the life-changing Truth of Jesus. Leah is passionate about drinking her daily latte, thrifting, and checking things off her bucket list — which consists of seeing the world. She and her husband, Paul, live in Charlotte, NC, with their baby boy, Canyon. Connect with Leah on Instagram: @lchabai.
is a Work-Life Balance Coach, author, speaker, and former corporate executive. She wrote her first book while managing a demanding career and five kids under 10. Her devotional, It’s Time: 7 Practical Time Management Strategies to Take Back Your Calendar, Reduce Overwhelm, and Flourish on Purpose, featured on the YouVersion Bible app and has helped thousands of readers better manage time based on God’s Word. Najah empowers ambitious women to achieve success beyond their resume by taking back control of their calendar, time and peace. She holds a B.A. from Spelman College and M.A. from Johns Hopkins University.
is a licensed psychologist, author, professor and mindfulness teacher who is passionate about bridging the gap between mental health and spirituality to help women thrive. Dr. Robyn is a sought-after speaker, workshop leader and media contributor who regularly uses her mental health expertise and personal life lessons to help audiences develop an empowered mindset and transform their lives for the better. Her bestselling book The Self-Care Prescription: Powerful Solutions to Manage Stress, Reduce Anxiety, and Increase Well-Being guides readers to create balance and flourish in every area of life. Dr. Robyn lives in central Illinois with her husband, Korey, and their four-legged son, Justice.
is the Content Manager for Lysa TerKeurst at Proverbs 31 Ministries. She works on Lysa’s team with projects involving book-writing, marketing and book-release process, including New York Times bestsellers Good Boundaries and Goodbyes, Forgiving What You Can’t Forget, and It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way. Shae also directly assists Lysa in the hands-on process of training writers through the COMPEL model, where authors are equipped not just to write books but to effectively write words that move people. She has also worked under HarperCollins Christian Publishing as a compiler for multiple devotionals. Shae and her husband, Elliott, live in Charlotte, North Carolina and find pockets of time to frequent the beach as much as possible. You can connect with Shae on Instagram at @shaetatehill.
is a New York native, born and raised just outside New York City. A mixed woman of African American, Native American, Irish, and Dutch descent, she holds a degree in English with creative writing and a minor in Bible. She is founder of The Fallow House and author of Let There Be Art: The Pleasure and Purpose of Unleashing the Creativity within You. Rachel’s writing has been featured in Christianity Today, Proverbs 31 Ministries, and (in)courage. She lives and writes in North Carolina with her husband and two children. Learn more about Rachel at rachelmariekang.com.
serves as the Director of Theological Research for Proverbs 31 Ministries. Joel holds a Ph.D. in theology and wrote his dissertation on Paul’s household language in Ephesians as it relates to the Old Testament. Joel’s first book is set to release in early 2024 with the W Publishing Group, a part of HarperCollins. He loves studying and teaching the brilliant truths found in Scripture and unpacking how they relate to our everyday lives. Joel is married to Brittany, and they have three sons (Liam, Levi, Lucas) and a baby girl, Emelia (EmJ). Joel does a weekly “Theology Talk Tuesday,” where he answers your theology questions on his Instagram @muddamalle. You can also sign up for his bite-sized theology newsletter, where you will learn theology each month in less than five minutes: https://muddamalle.com/home#theology.
is wife to Jesse, mom of six, the founder of MoneySavingMom.com, host of The Crystal Paine Show podcast, New York Times bestselling author of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode, and author of Love-Centered Parenting and The Time-Saving Mom. Her desire is to help women across the globe live with more joy, purpose and intention in their everyday lives. She lives with her husband and kids in the Nashville, Tennessee, area, where she is actively involved in her local church. Her biggest passions are helping women understand how the gospel can radically transform their lives, raising awareness for foster care, going on adventures with her family (locally, domestically and internationally), finding great deals at the grocery store, having heartfelt conversations, and trying to read too many books at one time. Find out more at MoneySavingMom.com.
is a wife, mother and Ohio native. She is a graduate of Kansas State University and the University of Mary, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in sociology and Master of Business Administration (MBA). As a writer, speaker and brand mentor, she has been featured nationally and internationally on television, podcast, radio, devotionals and blogs. Rachel is the host of Taking the Leap Podcast with Rachel G. Scott, Founder of the I Can’t Come Down Movement, and Co-Founder of B4 Women. Her first traditionally published book will be released in March of 2024 with Moody Publishers. Rachel is deeply devoted to serving God, loving and honoring her husband, and raising her children in a godly home, where they experience authenticity and learn to embrace their imperfections. Learn more about Rachel at RachelGScott.com.
is an author, blogger, podcast host and speaker. Her readers love that she is so relatable, and she engages with them through daily encouragement she calls “mini-books,” featured on her Instagram: @thegracevalentine. After growing up outside New Orleans, Louisiana, Grace attended Baylor University, graduating in 2018 with a degree in journalism. She now resides in Orlando, Florida, where she enjoys running and eating lots of sushi. Meet Grace at gracevalentine.org
is a frequent speaker at women’s retreats, large conferences or her own kitchen table. She longs to bring scriptural Truth to see lives transformed. Erica also serves on the Proverbs 31 Ministries writing team for the First 5 app. An award-winning author with Moody Publishers, she loves to share the Word of God wherever she can! Her latest release is An Unexpected Revival: Experiencing God’s Goodness through Disappointment and Doubt, an eight-week Bible study through the prophecies of Ezekiel. A companion video teaching series is also available to accompany this work. For more about her speaking and writing ministry, visit ericawiggenhorn.com. You can find her almost every day on Instagram. She lives in Phoenix with her best friend and husband, Jonathan, and their four children — two of whom are human and the others furry and adorable.