KIM HYLAND

Kim is a writer, speaker, and the founder & host of Winsome. Kim blogs at Winsome Living, and her first book will be released by Baker Books in early 2018. She is also Jeff's wife, a mom to five sons and one daughter, mother-in-love to three, and Amelia, Elisha, and Ezra's grandma! Kim's passions are to love her family and friends well and encourage women through speaking and writing about her imperfect path and God's perfect plans.

Connect with Kim on FacebookTwitterInstagram and on her blog Winsome Living.

 
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NIKI HARDY

Niki is a Brit in the USA, a cancer survivor, pastor’s wife, fresh air junkie, and tea drinker. Her candid, humorous storytelling brings humor and grace to the darkest places and shows us how to laugh and trust God, when all we want to do is scream. When she’s not speaking, writing, or running trails with her two mad Doodles, you can find her trying to figure out which of the three remote controls works the TV.

Find her and more encouragement on her blog, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

 
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AMY BREITMANN

Amy Breitmann is a writer, speaker and ministry founder.  Her name means be•loved: dearly loved: dear to the heart.  A transplanted northern girl, Amy grew up in the Midwest but now calls Augusta, Georgia home and shares life with her husband Troy and their two almost grown children.  

A diagnosis of ovarian cancer refocused Amy’s faith when she was in her twenties and her cancer journey eventually led to her becoming the Co-Founder of The Lydia Project, where God wove her story of cancer into a ministry.  Hundreds of Lydia volunteers now serve thousands of women and their families each year, providing spiritual, emotional, and financial support. 

Amy has written for The High Calling, (In)Courage, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and in her local community as a guest columnist with The Columbia County News Times.   She was also a Co-Visionary and Contributing Writer at Outside the City Gate online community.  

She is the coauthor of the newly released book A God Of All Seasons with T.H. Meyer.

Amy currently works as a public relations director for Vi Bella Jewelry. This Christian job creation ministry is based in Northwest Iowa, with artisan centers in both Haiti and Mexico. The jewelry and accessories that are handmade by their artisans are marketed in the United States, providing a path out of poverty for their employees and families and impacting entire communities.

 Connect with Amy on her blog  www.belovedinbluejeans.com.

 
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TAMMY HENDRICKSMEYER

Tammy left Indiana & moved to her family's Texas farm in 2008 where she opened a blog in 2009 as an outlet to the challenges and struggles she faced in transition. She now spends more time writing books. Inviting her readers on a journey of self-discovery, Tammy weaves personal stories with meaningful application for spiritual development. In her own quest for clarity and courage in overcoming personal obstacles regarding God’s call on her life, she hopes to encourage her readers to the same.  

She’s authored A Life of Creative Purpose: Embrace Uniqueness, Explore Boldness, Encourage Faith and Social Media Strategies: Discovering Powerful Tools of the Trade without Losing Your Soul for Christian entrepreneurs maneuvering the daunting and soul-sucking world of online marketing. 

She is also the co-author of A God Of All Seasons with Amy Breitmann.

Join her at her blog The Art of Fear Not: An Adventurous Life of Faith.

 

NATALIE JOY

Natalie Joy is currently living in Atlanta, GA where she moved five years ago from the northwest for warm weather and a cute boy. She married that cute boy a little over a year and a half ago. After thirteen years in the corporate consulting world, she felt God’s pull on her heart to take a leap of faith to start Defining Your Joy LLC, a company that works exclusively with women that have a dream to start a business but lack the encouragement, accountability or strategy to make their dream a profitable reality. Her company comes along side women daily through one-on-one coaching, virtual group coaching, as well as workshops. Natalie’s passion for helping women doesn’t stop there. A portion of every dollar brought into Defining Your Joy LLC is given back to help women that have overcome the situation of trafficking all around the world, incredible women are learning to dream again or maybe for the first time.

 

DORAN RICHARDS

Doran Richards is a wife, mother to 6, midwife, artist, and yogi. She is certified in Holy Yoga, Pre & Postnatal and in the process of completing her 500 hour Holy Yoga Master’s program. She resides in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia where she home schools her children. As founder of Blessing God's Way, she serves women through childbearing, labor, birth, and postpartum. She teaches yoga in her small community through her own studio, Full of Grace Yoga.

 

EMILY DEAN

Emily Dean is a wife and mother of two enjoying life as a speaker, writer, life coach, and founder of Verity Vareé. She has had many opportunities to delight in her passions and is continuing a career in acting, modeling, and singing/songwriting in Emy&Ethan, a duo act with her husband. With a full plate and full heart, Emily strives to do everything to the glory of God and use every trial in her life to texture and color her story and ministry. Often found outdoors, or hosting a gathering in her home, Emily's greatest joy is to hear others and create a place for them to share.

 

DENISE HUGHES

Denise loves the world of words, where life and literature connect, but she’s most passionate about the one Book with living words—the Word of God. She’s the author of Word Writers, a Bible study series that guides you through individual books of the Bible, verse by verse, and then invites you to write out Scripture. She’s also the editorial coordinator for (in)courage by DaySpring and the host of the Deeper Waters Retreat. Denise lives with her husband and three kids in Southern California, where she reads three things every day—the Bible, NFL.COM, and PACKERS.COM—sometimes, in that order. You can connect with her at www.denisejhughes.com and on Instagram: @DeniseJHughes.

 

More speaker bios coming soon!