Meet the Team

Jennifer Slattery
Author, Speaker, Founder

Jennifer Slattery's headshotJennifer Slattery is a multi-published author and a local and national speaker who’s spoken to women’s groups, churches, at conferences, and to Bible study and youth groups across the nation. She’s used her gift of writing to serve Christ in numerous capacities, from novel writing, freelance writing, to creating curriculum and Bible studies. She developed pilot programs for Christ to the World Ministries, serving under former Lifeway editor, Dr. Art Crisco. In this capacity, she developed writer’s guidelines, performed editing duties, and wrote Bible studies, Bible leaflets, radio dramas, and scripted in-studio broadcasts. She’s also a regular contributor to Crosswalk where she writes articles of interest to women. Her heart for women’s spiritual growth can be seen in each of her novels, released by New Hope Publishers, as well as on her popular devotional site, JenniferSlatteryLivesOutloud.com.

Teri Gasser
Author, Speaker, Advisory

Teri Gasser's speaker photoThrough close to four decades of knowing Jesus, Teri has witnessed broken lives, including her own, mended by Christ. She’s experienced the love and wholeness her Savior provides and longs to see that transformation in others. She’s witnessed how the heart of Jesus beats in His Body, and she shares that same heartbeat. As Pastor’s wife for more than thirty years she served in two small churches, doing everything from teaching Sunday School to establishing and leading women’s ministries. She now serves in a larger church as the Director of Women’s Bible Studies and sits as Chair of the Women’s Ministry Committee.

Teri’s an alumnus of Carol Kent’s Speak Up Conference and has served as a small group leader for Speak Up’s speaker critique groups. She’s a popular speaker at women’s events in her local Kansas and nationally. Her love for people makes her an engaging and compelling communicator. She also writes and hopes her first book will be published soon. Visit her online at: TeriGasser.com.

Shellie Arnold
Writer, Speaker, Advisory

Shellie Arnold's Author and Speaker photoShellie tells others she’s living proof God can redeem, heal, and restore anything. More than once, she’s experienced exactly that it in her life and in her marriage. A home school mom and multi-published author, she has also written articles and Bible study/devotional curriculum. Shellie has taught in Sunday school, continuing class, seminar, and retreat settings. Her favorite moments are when she gets to share truths she’s learned the hard way, and seeing those truths bless others. As a sexual abuse survivor, she understands the long-term effects trauma can have, even if one is a believer. She longs to encourage those with deep hurts that God is near and offers all they need to completely heal. Visit her at www.shelliearnold.com.

Susan Jeanneret
Advisory Board, Administrative

Susan Jeanneret's professional photoSusan was led to Jesus following the death of her mother and the end of her 20+ year marriage. Fully surrendering to Jesus was one of the hardest, most humbling action Susan had ever taken, but also the most rewarding. She loves learning more about the Bible and living in God’s word. She’s often reminded of Jesus’ love for her by every day blessings: a song on the radio, random text from a friend, a butterfly on her porch railing. With these daily blessings, she believes her gift is helping others.

You can often find Susan greeting people at the door of an event or giving someone a ride to the store, doctor, Bible study or work. She finds pure joy in helping others and volunteers for her church women’s ministry and nursery and serving on the Wholly Loved advisory board where she has ample opportunity to utilize her love for excel sheets.

Kelli Thompson
Speaker, Social Media Videos

Kelli Thompson's headshotAfter living most of her life trying to make things go her way, Kelli reveals what can happen when you let go and let God. Even the most difficult things can be worked together for a greater good when we begin our lives again with our eyes fixed above. First, a wife and mother, she also travels across the country as a leadership speaker, writer, and consultant.  Kelli loves to share insights about our everyday struggles and practical ideas for peace that God already has waiting for us. Read more at http://www.kelliraethompson.com

Chaka Heinze
Writer, Speaker

Chaka Heinze speaker photoA gifted speaker and author, Chaka has a heart for women facing difficult struggles. She herself has personally experienced God’s faithfulness in her life from debilitating depression to raising a child with life-threatening health issues. She has witnessed His enduring love and faithfulness through the good and the bad and loves to share the hope God has to offer with women. Chaka leads a renewal group through her church and also serves on the advisory board for Abide Ministries. Visit her at ChakaHeinze.com.

Andrea Chatelain
Writer, Speaker

Andrea has a bachelor degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and masters in Education specializing in Secondary Language Acquisition from UNL. She has a heart for the world, is a seeker of God, and an encourager to His people. She has taught English to immigrants and refugees through Omaha Public Schools and Metro Community College.  Andrea has lead Bible studies in her neighborhood, church, and to homeless, abused, and recovering addicts at Restored Hope. She has written stories, poems, and songs since she could hold a pencil and now uses her love of words to encourage women on their faith journey via her blog, afruitfulwoman.com.

Christa Cottam
Speaker, Worship Leader

Christa Cottam's speaker photoChrista is an energetic and spunky woman who has a fire in her belly to tell others about Jesus and how He rescued her from a past of shame, guilt and unforgiveness. Christa has used her gifts in music, theater, and leadership to make a kingdom impact, serving with MOPS, working on church staff as a music director, volunteering as a worship leader, and leading a table at women’s Bible study. She is excited to use her voice in a new way, encouraging and inspiring women to go deeper in their relationship with God.

Sarah Conaway
Speaker, Blogger, Street Team Leader

Sarah Conaway's Speaker PhotoIn early 2016 Sarah had 2 strokes that left her unable to talk and walk. Through intense therapy, Sarah has regained much of the ability she lost.  Although Sarah has had a myriad of health problems over the past 15 years, the strokes changed her life forever. Sarah’s story is a true testament of Jesus’s divine intervention.

Sarah volunteers with hospice patients and the children’s ministry at her Church. She’s excited to be a part of the Wholly Loved team as a speaker, blogger, and Street Team Leader. She loves sharing how God is continuing to shape her into the person she is today.

Kristen Terrette
Writer, Social Media

Kristen Terrette's author photoKristen went back to school to obtain her Master’s degree in Theological Studies as she felt God’s tug towards ministry, but she didn’t know then what God had in mind. After five years on staff at her church, she followed God’s leading to a different kind of ministry- one with words, love, pain, and real-life characters. She now stays home during the day while the house is quiet writing stories she hopes will bring readers to a stronger understanding of how God works and His love for sinners like us. Visit her online: KristenTerrette.com.

Kathy Davis
Editor

Kathy Sheldon's Professional PhotoKathy grew up in a family that served and she and her husband live likewise. From foster children to helping us her heart to help is evident. Kathy provides administrative support for her husband’s business and is an author. She also blogs and writes for publications and is a devotional writer for Warner Press’s Pathways. Read her regular posts on writing and family with a touch of scripture at KathySheldonDavis.com.

Sandra Allen Lovelace
Editor

Sandra Lovelace's Professional PhotoSandra is a continuing missionary, pastor’s wife emeritus, and homeschool veteran. Sandra’s also a well-received speaker, diligent author, editor, and sought-after mentor. She’s a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association and her current manuscript is Wallflower Women: How to Start Living the Life God Designed You For. Find Sandra on Facebook and at SandraAllenLovelace.com.

Yvonne Anderson
Editor

Yvonne is a proud wife, mom and grandma, who has been following Jesus for more than forty years now and growing in her love for Him each day. She has written several Christian sci-fi novels and has also been employed as a legal assistant, virtual assistant and church secretary. While subsequent years have honed her writing skills, Yvonne prefers editing to drafting. She especially enjoys helping other writers discover their voice and sharpen their focus on the gospel that saves. She blogs occasionally at YsWords.com.

Dawn Ford
Administrative Support

Dawn is a young adult fiction author, creating authentic stories that cut through the lies we hide behind to break through to our inner truths. Ten years ago, Dawn began to build a vision for other woman to realize their God-given gifts, and embrace the purpose God has for them in life. She has followed through by serving in various capacities in women’s ministry and leading Bible studies. Visit her at DawnFordAuthor.com.