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 a regular contributor to Crosswalk where she writes articles of interest to women, functions as one of their featured bloggers, and maintains a popular devotional site at JenniferSlatteryLivesOutloud.com.

Teri Gasser
Author, 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.

Kelli Thompson
Social Media Videos

Kelli Thompson's author imageAfter 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

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

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Christa Cottam is a spunky woman with a fire in her belly to tell others about Jesus—how He brought her from being held down by a past filled with shame, guilt and unforgiveness to embrace God’s love and ultimately find freedom to be the person He created her to be. She is passionate about encouraging women to go deeper in their relationship with God. Christa also uses her gifts in the arts and leadership to make kingdom impact at her church, contributing as a vocalist and pianist on the worship team and volunteering as a leader in women’s ministry.

Megan Meyer
Blogger, Speaker
Speaker image for Megan MeyerAvid runner and lover of anything outdoors, Megan spends a fair share of her time trying to exhaust her 3 boys and introduce them to as much of God’s creation as possible.  When she isn’t chasing them around or enjoying a date night with her husband, she is intently studying the word, writing and recording messages for her blog, Hebrews 12 Ministries, reading new books before finishing the current ones and finding every opportunity to laugh.  Before knowing Jesus she spent much of her life trying to avoid Him, hide from past mistakes and live in a place of denial and avoidance.  After being freed from tremendous shame and the darkest places of her life, she now is on a mission to share her story and message of hope that no matter what you’ve done or been through, you’re never too far gone for God. Visit her online at Hebrews12Ministries.com.

 

Cheri Cowell
Author, Speaker, Sidewalk Theologian

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Cheri is the author of four books, including her latest 365 Devotions For Peace, and a Bible study titled One Story, One Mission, One God. She has a degree from Asbury Theological Seminary and she loves to share how God’s Word applies to the sidewalk issues of life. Cheri has been married to her wonderful husband, Randy, for 33 years and they call Florida home. www.CheriCowell.com

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*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.
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Kathy Davis
Editor

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Kathy 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.

 

 

Jessica Brodie
Author, Editor

Jessica  is an award-winning journalist and author with thousands of articles to her name. She is the editor of the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate, the oldest newspaper in Methodism, which has won 104 journalism awards during her tenure. She is author of More Like Jesus: A Devotional Journey (2018) and editor of Stories of Racial Awakening: Narratives on Changed Hearts and Lives of South Carolina United Methodists (2018), both from her newspaper’s the Advocate Press. She also writes fiction, represented by Bob Hostetler of The Steve Laube Agency, and her novel The Memory Garden won the 2018 Genesis contest for unpublished contemporary fiction from the American Christian Fiction Writers. A speaker and frequent contributor to Response magazine and the United Methodist News Service, among many other publications, she has a faith blog at JessicaBrodie.com.

 

Yvonne Anderson
Senior Editor of Biblical Studies.

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.

 

Kristi Woods
Speaker, Blogger, Devotional Writer

Author/Speaker photo of Kristi WoodsKristi, a former pew sitter, longs to see women transform from Sunday pew sitters to Monday through Sunday worshipers. A writer and speaker, she blogs regularly and offers faith-building tools for walking deeper with God at www.KristiWoods.net. She contributes monthly at iBelieve.com and Crosswalk.com and is published in various Chicken Soup for the Soul publications. Kristi, her husband, and their three children survived a nomadic, military lifestyle, and have set roots in Oklahoma. Connect with Kristi at KristiWoods.net.

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.