John I. Snyder is an international pastor, author, and conference speaker. His forthcoming book "Resenting God: Escape the Downward Spiral of Blame" from Abingdon Press will be released on October 16, 2018. His highly acclaimed prayer guide Your 100 Day Prayer from Thomas Nelson Publishers has transformed the lives of readers all over the world, taking them on a 100-day journey in prayer over a specific issue or circumstance in their lives. John received his Master of Theology and Master of Divinity degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey, and he received his Doctor of Theology degree magna cum laude in New Testament Studies from the University of Basel, Switzerland.
Stephanie Snyder is a drummer, writer, editor, social media strategist, and nutrition and fitness lover. She is the co-founder, drummer, and songwriter in Deer Park Avenue and a voting member of the Recording Academy (GRAMMYs®). She graduated with Honours from the London School of Journalism and is an editor at Theology Mix. When she's not on tour or at her computer, she's out exploring the world in search of the perfect lasagne.
Aaron Jeffries is from the Mountain State. He is married to his beautiful wife Kristen Jeffries and they have been blessed with two amazing boys. When not writing, he and his wife are typically chasing the boys around or working. He says writing about himself is the hardest task set before him. So if you would like to get know him feel to follow him on Facebook at facebook.com/ajeffries1.
Anne Peterson is a poet, speaker and published author of 14 books, including her memoir, Broken: A Story of Abuse, Survival, and Hope. She has also authored and published Bible Studies as well as over 40 articles with christianbiblestudies.com/Today’s Christian Woman. Anne is a regular contributor to Crosswalk.com as well as medium.com. Anne's tagline is "Life is hard, so I write words to make it softer." Writers need to write about what they know. Anne knows grief. Having lost her mother, her father, and 3 of her siblings and most recently her baby granddaughter, Anne is well acquainted with grief. She wants those who have lost loved ones to know they are not alone. She has written a new Free ebook for her subscribers, entitled, "Helping Someone in Grief: 17 Things You Need to Know." You can sign up to join her newsletter and as a bonus receive her Ebook. To find out more about Anne, follow her on Twitter at @annepeterson, on Facebook at Anne Peterson, or visit her website http://www.annepeterson.com.
Bob Hostetler is a literary agent, an award-winning writer, editor, pastor, and speaker from southwestern Ohio. His thirty books, which include The Bone Box and American Idols (The Worship of the American Dream), have sold millions of copies. He has co-authored eleven books with Josh McDowell, including the best-selling Right from Wrong (What You Need to Know to Help Youth Make Right Choices), and the award-winning Don't Check Your Brains at the Door. He has won two Gold Medallion Awards, four Ohio Associated Press awards, and an Amy Foundation Award, among others. Bob is a frequent speaker at churches, conferences, and retreats. Bob was ordained to the ministry in 1980 by the Salvation Army and earned degrees in English Bible from Cincinnati Christian University and English Communications from Bloomfield College. In 2000, Bob (with his wife, Robin) helped to co-found Cobblestone Community Church in Oxford, Ohio. They have two children and four grandchildren. He has been a disc jockey, pastor, magazine editor, freelance book editor, and (with Robin) a foster parent to ten boys (though not all at once). They live in Hamilton, Ohio. You can follow Bob at @bobhoss.
Brad Hambrick is Pastor of Counseling at The Summit Church in Durham, NC. He also serves as instructor of biblical counseling at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and has authored several books including Do Ask, Do Tell, Let's Talk: Why and How Christians Should Have Gay Friends and God's Attributes: Rest for Life's Struggles. He provides many resources on counseling at bradhambrick.com. Follow him on Twitter @BradHambrick.
Calvinist Picard is a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies graduate and currently about halfway through a Ph.D. in Leadership program. He has worked in education and ministry in various roles for just a little over a decade. Follow him on Twitter at @CalvinistPicard and on Facebook at CalvinistPicard.
Carl Lammers, President of Knox Fellowship, completed a 30 year career in 2009 as a Marine Corps Reserve officer on extended active duty at U.S. Central Command. His overseas assignments include work in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Qatar. He has served churches as a pastor in Virginia, Kansas, and Maryland.
Chris (Michael Christopher) Dunn believes that God is worth his word being studied well and his desire is to study it seriously without taking himself too seriously. He teaches Bible at a private Christian School and serves as Director of Discipleship at Forest Hills Baptist Church in Wilson, NC. Follow him at @mcdunn85.
Chris Linzey is husband to Tené, father to the three most beautiful children in the world, movie addict (seriously, if it’s on a screen he'll watch it—doesn’t matter how crummy or low-budget), and a Navy Chaplain, currently assigned to Naval Air Station, Meridian. Chris has a deep desire to help people live lives of faith where the Bible is more than mere words on a page, but the way we live everyday. His undergrad and Master’s studies were in Biblical Studies and he focused on the New Testament (his mentor was a Gospel of Mark scholar). He went on to get a Master of Divinity (MDiv) in Pastoral Preaching. Follow him at @chrislinzey.
Dave Gipson is a husband, father of 4 adopted children and one biological child, former foster parent, and pastor at Tower Grove Baptist Church in St Louis, MO. He’s also an author, contributing regular commentaries to the Naples Daily News as well as other international publications. He has served churches for the last 25+ years, from Florida to the inner-city of Chicago. Rev. Gipson holds his ordination in the Southern Baptist denomination, and has two earned Masters degrees in Religion and Divinity. Read more at http://RevBigHair.com. Follow him on Twitter at @realdavegipson.
Debbie Lively is a whole brain teacher. She is married to Josh Lively and is a mother to 3 amazing children. Debbie is a full-time first grade teacher at a local private school. Her passion is showing how proper foundational education can lead learners to a lifetime of joy filled learning. Visit Debbie at her Facebook page, Love, Lead, Teach. She uses this tool to consult educators, and educational institutions. Debbie received a Bachelors Degree in Organizational Leadership with a minor in Business and is currently in the home stretch of completing a Masters of Education in Reading Education (December 2018) both from Southeastern University.
Electric Sarah is a musician, writer, web developer, social media marketer, and pizza snob, because she grew up on Long Island and yes, New York pizza is just better. She graduated with Honours from the London School of Journalism. Sarah loves being involved in planting churches on both coasts of the US as well as in Europe, and she tours and records with her sister in their band Deer Park Avenue. She loves travelling and is always on the road.
Elijiah Thompson is a Christian, father, blogger, armchair philosopher/theologian, podcaster, and aspiring scientist. He graduated with a Bachelors in Biology in 2013, and regularly writes on apologetics, science, and the practical applications of well thought-out philosophy at ElijiahT. As humans created in the image of God, Elijiah believes that we ought to critically examine all aspects of our lives, even [especially] the areas that may make us uncomfortable. He may be constantly flirting with heterodoxy, but that is only to discover what is true about God and his creation. Follow him at @ElijahT_87.
Eric Johnson wears many hats! Husband, father, organic church planter, pastor, preacher, conference speaker, worship leader, songwriter, cancer survivor, and a semi-retired professional stand-up comedian, Eric has been really blessed over the years to have the following artists close the show for him: Hawk Nelson, 7eventh Time Down, The Josh Gilbert Band, and Shinebright. Eric makes his home in majestic mountains of Bristol, Tennessee, with his amazing wife, Crystal and their son, Kyle. Follow him at @EricIsGuitarted.
Dr. Stan Wood is the Executive Director of Sower’s Field. For over 30 years, he has been involved in Church Planting as a church planter, national staff leader and missiologist. Dr. Wood wrote and directed a Lilly Grant research study, identifying leadership profiles of church planters. An Adjunct Professor of Congregational Leadership and Evangelism at Fuller Theological Seminary leading the Church Planting Cohort for the Fuller DMin program, he is also Adjunct Professor teaching church planting courses, mentoring masters and doctoral students, at Columbia, Memphis, Denver and Pittsburgh Theological Seminaries. He is also a Resident Fellow of B.H. Carroll Theological Institute teaching Church Planting, Mission-Shaped Church Leadership and Evangelization courses.Dr. Wood has developed a denomination-wide national strategy for church planting and a coaching program for church planters, as well as designing and leading many national New Church Development conferences. He is the author of the book Planting a Church: Critical Questions, Essential Stages, Important Decisions. Click here to order or for more info. Stan received his Bachelor of Arts degree from San Diego State University, Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. He received his Ph.D. in Practical Theology from Kings College, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. At one point during his ministry in Philadelphia Stan also served as chaplain to the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles. He is married to Dar Sessions Wood, Ph.D. She is the love of his life. He is an “underground” ski instructor, occasional wrangler, surfer and is learning to fly fish.
Church secretary, Foo Fighters fan...not spiritual enough for the church, but too spiritual for my friends! I'm just taking this church secretary job until my dream job with the airlines opens up (but don't tell my new boss). An anon who likes to be anon.
Jeremy Lundmark is a former pastor and former host of the podcast "After The Sermon." Jeremy has earned his Masters of Ministry from Summit University in Clark's Summit, PA. He is the author of the book, The Fury of God. Jeremy is a husband of thirteen years to Alison G. Lundmark and is the proud father of three children: Alexander, Brionna, and Scarlett. To connect, leave a comment on one of his posts at TheologyMix.com.
Jill Richardson serves as Lead Pastor at Resolution Church in Chicagoland. She has published five books and contributed to others from Lillenas Publishing House and Christianity Today. Favorite topics for writing, speaking, and Facebook ranting include: grace, the terrible messages we send to teenagers, risk taking and fighting fear, communicating with and learning from the Millennial generation, being a Christian in a post-Christian world (without being a jerk), church, writing, missions, and travel. Her MDiv comes from Bethel Seminary in St Paul with an emphasis in theology and preaching, and she is in the midst of a doctorate program at Gordon-Conwell in Leadership in a Changing Church Context. In another age, she also studied English at Washington University. She has an unnatural love for Middle-earth, chocolate marzipan, old musicals, fish tacos, and Earl Grey. She believes in Jesus, grace, restoration, kindness, justice, and the Cubs. Her passion is her tagline: Picturing Faith with the Next Generation. She can be found at jillmrichardson.com.
Joe McKeever has been saved more than 60 years, been preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ more than 50 years, and has been writing articles and drawing cartoons for religious publications more than 40 years. He put in 42 years pastoring six Southern Baptist Churches, followed by five years as director of missions for the SBC churches of metro New Orleans, and has been involved in a “retirement” ministry since 2009. He draws a daily cartoon for the Baptist Press (www.bpnews.net/cartoons), writes a series on “My Favorite Deacon” for Lifeway’s Deacon Magazine, blogs daily (www.joemckeever.com), and has published a number of cartoon books. Joe is the father of 3 children and has 8 grandchildren. He was widowed in January 2015. His life verse is Job 4:4, “Your words have stood men on their feet.” Follow him on Twitter at @drjoemckeever.
John Mallonee is the Senior Pastor of Blessed Hope Bible Church in Liverpool, PA. Called to this ministry in 2012, he also networks with the American Pastors Network, and serves in a leadership role as a millennial pastor. John has worked on the board of the millennial pastor initiative alongside Statistician George Barna, Tim Barton, President of WallBuiders, Honorable Sam Rohrer (President of APN), and others. He has a Bachelor of Ministry (B. Min.), a Master of Theology (Th. M.), and a Doctor of Theology (Th. D.) from the College of the Open Bible and Theological Seminary, Greenville, SC. John is a published author and currently writes a daily online and print devotional. In addition to writing, he also produces a weekly radio spot, Weekend Devotion. John and his wife Rebekah have four children: Rachel, Hannah, Isaiah, and Sarah Beth. The family currently resides in Newport, PA and is actively involved in their community. You can follow John on Twitter at @soul_dr1982 or visit his website: www.blessedhopebiblechurch.org.
Josh Lively is a bi-vocational church planter and pastor at Sent Church in Florida and a full-time high school teacher for practical apologetics, Old and New Testament Surveys, mathematics, life management, and science. A former construction supervisor and law enforcement officer, Josh proves that God never stops working. Josh received his Bachelors Degree in Human Services from Southeastern University, and a Masters Degree in Theological studies, with an emphasis in Biblical studies, from Liberty University. He has been married to the love of his life Debbie for 14 years. Together they have three wonderful children. In his free time, you can find him on the water fishing or at home enjoying time with his family. Follow him on Twitter at @rvcdeltona.
From a gang-member and professional rapper to a preacher and theologian, Kyle J. Howard has experienced Sovereign Grace and has dedicated his life to proclaiming it to others. Born into a multi-ethnic family of attorneys, Kyle was trained in rhetoric from an early age in preparation to one day take over the family law firm. However, when Kyle entered into his teen years, he rebelled against his family upbringing. At 15, Kyle became a member of a very violent gang known as the Crips. At 18, and shortly before signing a hip-hop recording contract, Kyle was radically converted to Christianity. Since then, Kyle has devoted his life to serving the church through the various gifts God has given him. Since 2012, Kyle has attended The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. At Southern, he has received an Associates in Biblical & Theological Studies, a Bachelors in Biblical Counseling, and is currently finishing up his Advanced Masters of Divinity in the field of Historical Theology. Kyle primarily serves the church as a Christian counselor and writer. Kyle provides a broad range of counseling services, but has begun focusing on providing soul care for Christians who are experiencing racial trauma. In his writing, Kyle has largely focused on issues concerning ethnic and racial reconciliation in the church. Along with counseling Christians struggling with trauma, Kyle has also begun coming alongside other counselors and majority culture churches and helping them cultivate ethnic and cultural sensitivity within their own counseling ministries. Kyle serves faithfully in his local church and has been married to his high school sweat heart (Vy) for ten years. They currently have three children. Kyle can be heard on his weekly podcast which is called the Coram Deo Podcast, read through his many articles at www.kylejhoward.com, or followed on Twitter @kylejameshoward.
Martin Wiles is an author, teacher, and freelance editor currently residing in Greenwood, South Carolina. He and his wife Michelle are founders and editors of Love Lines from God (www.lovelinesfromgod.com). Wiles has authored Grits & Grace & God and Grits, Gumbo, and Going to Church (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas), Morning By Morning, Morning Serenity, Grace Greater Than Sin (America Star Books), Authentic Christianity (Smashwords) and is a contributing author in Penned from the Heart (Son-Rise Publications), and Rise (Chaplain Publishing). He has served as Regional Correspondent and Sunday school lesson writer for the Baptist Courier and also written for LifeWay’s Bible Studies for Life curriculum. He has also been published in Open Windows, Proclaim, The Secret Place, Upper Room, Light from the Word, Reach Out Columbia, Mustard Seed Ministries, Journey Christian Newspaper, Common Ground Herald, The Quiet Hour, and Power for Living. He is a regular contributor to Christian Devotions, and PCC Daily Devotions, and is a regular contributor for the Dorchester County Eagle Record, the Orangeburg County Times and Democrat, and the Greenwood County Index Journal. Wiles also serves as the Managing Editor for Christian Devotions and as an assistant Editor for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolina. You can follow him @linesfromgod.
Matt Whitman believes in God and thinks things are funny. He was raised in Fort Collins, Colorado before moving to Chicago where he graduated from Trinity College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He met his wife Camilla on his first day of college in his first class. They’ve got three kids together and now live in the mountains of beautiful western Wyoming where Matt works as the Senior Pastor of the Lander Evangelical Free Church. Matt’s a teach-straight-through-books-of-the-Bible kind of guy and uses his appreciation of history, humor, culture, and narrative to help people understand God’s Word. In addition to church and family, Matt throws a lot of time at filmmaking. He writes, acts, and directs and also hosts a YouTube program called The Ten Minute Bible Hour in which he teaches books of the Bible in a tight, informative, and funny format. Matt is the editor and co-author of the book Putting God in His Place: Exalting God in the iCulture published by Nextstep Resources. In addition to writing and film, he enjoys rock music, competitive team sports, and travel. Connect with him on Twitter @MattWhitmanTMBH.
Michael P. Kelly is a retired police sergeant from the Huntington Beach Police Department in southern California, with 30+ years of law enforcement experience. He served in a variety of assignments in uniform, administration, and supervision. He developed expertise in training personnel with an emphasis in defensive tactics, officer survival, and critical incident management. He served several years in media and intergovernmental relations. At the time of his retirement, he was assigned to the department’s Professional Standards Unit (otherwise known as Internal Affairs). Two years before retirement, Mike was diagnosed with cancer. Thanks to the Lord's blessings and a team of good doctors, he survived the ordeal after major surgery and a battery of chemo and radiation treatments. Subsequent to retirement, he taught academy classes at the Golden West Community College Criminal Justice Training Center in Huntington Beach, CA, and worked for the California Commission on Police Officer Standards and Training as a course evaluator. Mike has done volunteer ministry work for his local Catholic parish, as a teacher of adult and school-age formation classes, and as a member of the Pastoral Council. He has also conducted public speaking presentations about his spiritual life as a police officer and cancer survivor. He authored a suspense novel entitled For Sake of the Son, which was published in 2013 and is well received by readers who have responded with five star reviews posted by online retailers. He is working on another project for future publication. Mike resides in southern California where he celebrates a successful family life as a husband, father of two successful sons, and grandfather to two rambunctious boys…all of whom he considers his greatest blessings.
Nicholas Maricle is is pastor of Hessmer Baptist Chuch in Hessmer, Louisiana. Having been with his church since 2015, Nicholas has served in a variety of ministry roles in and around Hessmer. At the same time, Nicholas is also working on his M.Div. at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. You can follow him on Twitter @nick_maricle .
Angry Nursery Worker is a fictional and very active character on Twitter. She sees the world through the lens of working in the church nursery and despises children. The only reason she ended up there is because she got tired of the kids in the row behind her in church constantly kicking her seat. Her motto is “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” (emphasis on “beat”). No one knows her exact age, but it can be assured that her parents subscribed to the Hebrew naming method of giving their child a name that reflected her personality. Therefore, Angry Nursery Worker speaks volumes of both her temperament and her early destiny being determined for a full-time, lifelong career in the nursery. Although no one is exactly sure of her age, Mrs. Angry claims to be around 112 years old, despite her elevated maturity level (sigh). She currently drives a 1986 Buick Skylark, lives alone (but not with cats—she despises them), and has a strange addiction to the “teething serum” that they use in the nursery to sooth the babies’ sore gums (don’t judge; she knows you are friends with Jack Daniels). Interacting with other Twitter users, both real and anonymous has led to some great conversations and striking revelations, especially about her marital history—let’s just say she’s had her share of husbands, but is not really good at keeping them around. There’s so much more to Angry Nursery Worker that she could literally write a book, but for now, she just enjoys telling tales of nursery experiences and labeling them with the hashtag #NurseryNightmares. Follow her on Twitter @NurseryAngry.
Paul Watermulder: From merchant seaman on oil tankers to juvenile probation officer to police officer (City of Berkeley, California) to pastor, Dr. Watermulder has served churches in New Jersey and California, and is a sought-after speaker at churches and conferences across the country and overseas. An alumnus of Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey, Paul has served on the boards of many service organizations and seminaries. He is currently on the Board of Directors for Presbyterian Outlook Magazine. Of his work as a policeman he says, “This was the work that made me into a who I was meant to be. Caring for the people on a beat was early training for becoming a pastor to a church, unbeknownst to me! Lots of camaraderie, ample street encounters and the ensuing fights, chases, and arrests. But best of all was making relationships with the other cops and with the people who lived on my beat and for trust to grow in all those relationships.” Paul is married to Genie and together they have four grown children and six grandkids, one of whom is already in the Kingdom.
Philipp Meinecke—Husband, father, culture maven. As network director for Precept Ministries International e.V., Philipp focuses on developing strategic partnerships with individuals, groups, and churches in order to help establish them in God’s Word. Utilizing the inductive Bible Study method, he ignites a passion for studying God’s Word and equips individuals with the tools to discover truth for themselves and raises up leaders who are able to train others. Philipp has been a pastor for 17 years, has helped plant three churches, and has worked in several established churches over the course of 20 years – from small to big. In the process, he has acquired leadership skills, legal, managerial and administrative expertise, and practical experience in virtually every aspect of church life and in multi-cultural settings. He enjoys being a father to his three children, loves being married to his wife and soul mate of 12 years, and resides in Munich, Germany. He loves to cook, bbq, and get together over a meal. Philipp has earned a diploma of biblical studies from Word of Life Bible Institute in Hungary, an undergraduate degree from North Greenville University, and a graduate degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. You can follow Philipp at @pmeinecke.
Pieter Bouma is mainly occupied by teaching and writing. Inspired by the big questions of life (Does God exist? Where do we come from? How should we live? Is there an afterlife?), his main focus is on discipleship, explaining the New Covenant, apologetics in general and the question of origins in particular. Having a strong preference for direct, personal relationships (shared lives), Pieter is not active on Twitter, but will post regularly on Theology Mix.
Practically Christian Podcast, co-hosted by Josh and Debbie Lively, believes the life-changing power found in the Good News of Jesus Christ is not simply an academic pursuit. Having a relationship with Jesus is the single most important relationship a person can have. However, just like any relationship, we can have times when we are just going through the motions. We can be “practically” in a relationship, but that isn’t what the Bible teaches about our relationship with Jesus. So, Practically Christian Podcast seeks to show everyday “practical” ways to ensure we are in a real, dynamic, and deepening relationship with Jesus. In the end, being “practically Christian” is practically an impractical thing to do!
Rachael Heib is an LPC (licensed professional counselor) and is working on a certification in Play Therapy. She obtained her Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of LaVerne, California and her Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Argosy University, Atlanta, Georgia. Rachael’s mission in life is to enrich the lives of children and adults through resolving conflicts, applying biblical concepts, and encouraging people to use their natural abilities and talents to better their lives and the lives of those around them. Rachael is married to her high school sweetheart Philipp. They have three bio children and are raising three more. They have fostered a total of five children. To learn more about Rachael, visit her website: https://musingsfromatherapist.wordpress.com/about-rachael/. You can follow Rachael at @theracuppy.
Steve Rogers or Reformed Captain America—recently thawed and seeking to grow in the reformed faith. You might just see another Calvinist Super Hero but he seeks to erase the stigma of Cage Stagers that plague Twitter. He enjoys reading and trying to learn as much as possible while also trying to apply what he learns to his life. Follow him at @Reformedcap .
Ronnie Collier Stevens, a native of Atlanta Georgia, graduated from the University of Georgia and Dallas Seminary. He has pastored churches in Munich, Moscow, and Budapest. Ronnie and his wife Jane live in Moscow, Russia where they are full time Missionaries with Entrust.
Scott McCausey is the Director of Radio Ministries at Christian Devotions Ministries. God presented this unique challenge in January of 2010 and has since brought exciting, well-know Christian leaders to the show he hosts, Christian Devotions Speak UP! Guests have included Christian recording artists, famous authors, ministers and evangelists and famous sports celebrities, all whom share a common goal to spread the word of Jesus Christ. Scott’s day job has him formulating polyurethane systems for Innovative Polymers of St. Johns, Michigan. He has performed various duties within this company for over 23 years and his vast knowledge of chemistry helps answer technical questions and steer new programs in the right direction. At home, Scott is the father of five children. He has been married to his wife Renee for over 20 years and he leads a Family Integrated Church in the mid-Michigan area. He enjoys writing devotions, throwing frisbees, fishing and following baseball and football. Follow him at @CDSPEAKUP.
Spurgeon Audio is Dave Seip and Jon Ladner. Dave Seip lives in Denton, Texas. Great modern preachers like John Piper and Matt Chandler were used by God to preach truth and lead him into maturity, and it is his desire to take the words of another man used mightily by God, Charles H. Spurgeon, and give him a sermon podcast stream alongside those in the hope that they will go on to bear fruit in the ears of others. Visit his blog at: http://davethehedonist.blogspot.com. Jon Ladner lives in Denton, TX with his wife, Rachel. He is a high school English teacher, a writer, a musician, and he has been doing audio production in varying capacities for several years. Through the Spurgeon Audio Podcast, he enjoys digging into the compelling writings of Charles Spurgeon. Visit his blog at jonladnertheturingtest.blogspot.com. Follow them on Twitter at @SpurgeonAudio, on Facebook at Facebook at Spurgeon Audio, or visit their website at https://spurgeonaudio.org.
Sydna Massé is President and Founder of Ramah International. Previous to her work through Ramah, Sydna served Dr. James C. Dobson as the Manager of Focus on the Family’s Crisis Pregnancy Ministry. Through her seven years directing that ministry, she saw first-hand the limited resources available to mothers, fathers, grandparents and siblings touched by an abortion decision. Her first effort to reach these hearts is available through her book — Her Choice to Heal: Finding Spiritual and Emotional Peace After Abortion. You can follow her at @abortionrecover or visit her website ramahinternational.org.
From his earliest days, Tim Hiller’s story consisted of three things: A boy, a ball, and a dream. The boy with a ball began chasing his dream by dodging imaginary defenders in his parents’ backyard and cutting out pictures from Sports Illustrated for Kids magazine. The pursuit of his dream continued through the ranks and record books of the Orrville High School and Western Michigan University football programs, where Tim re-wrote the standards in virtually every major passing category. And his dream culminated in the National Football League, where Tim spent time with four teams, primarily the Indianapolis Colts. Today, Tim is the author of the book Strive, a nationally recognized speaker, and the co-founder of Next Level Performance, which builds leadership and character in student-athletes through the sports they play. Tim and his wife Michelle and son Daniel reside in Kalamazoo, Michigan. To learn more about Tim and his work, visit timhiller.com or follow him at @timhiller3.