Meet the Team

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In the (Virtual) Office

Hannah Bowers

Founder & President

Hannah is an author, speaker, musician, and creative-at-heart with a passion for helping women reach their full potential. A homeschool graduate, she loves cooking large meals, eating Ethnic food, picking wildflowers, and discovering an endless number of things on Pinterest. Fueled by her faith in Jesus Christ, she lives with a hands-on approach to evangelism and hopes to show others Jesus' love through her actions. Managing PCOS, IBS, and a mast cell disorder on a daily basis, Hannah is passionate about reproductive health, naturopathic medicine, and midwifery. Proudly married to her former boss, the Ohio natives currently reside outside Columbus with their son.

Rosie Lapp

Vice President of Operations

Rosie Lapp is a wife to a wonderful man and a mother to two energetic little boys. Seeking authenticity in every day, she strives to live without regrets and be bold; loving God and her family fearlessly. She endeavors to cultivate her love for Christ in all she does, whether she’s tending to household chores, the little ones, or writing away on a blog post or her latest project. It’s her passion to uplift and encourage young wives through her work at the Young Wives Club. There’s nothing she enjoys more than ministering to her family and others.

Emily McKelvey
Emily McKelvey

Director of External Relations

Jeremiah 29:11 says, "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Emily reminds herself of this verse before she gets out of bed in the morning. She strives to fully entrust her life to the Lord daily. Currently the Lord has her ministering part-time to children at a small churchwith her husband. She is newly married to a loyal and loving man named James. They don't have any little ones yet, but do have a bulldog and kitten they love dearly. Emily enjoys hot cups of tea, antique stores, farmers markets and fresh cut flowers. She believes in the power of friendship, community and conversation. You will find her on a walk with her husband and dog or digging into a good book when she isn't working or doing chores around the house. She and her husband currently live in Northeast Ohio.

Kaycee Simpson
Kaycee Simpson

Director of Internal Relations

Kaycee is a wife, mama of two little girls, and aspiring blogger from Northwest Florida. She and her husband met as high school seniors and were married five years later in 2012. Kaycee's passions include helping and encouraging friends in Christ, whether it be making connections through social media or catching up over a cup of coffee. In her free time, Kaycee enjoys spending time with her family and friends, eating out at new restaurants, and is a super fan of all things When Calls the Heart and Anne of Green Gables.

Khorena Sanders
Khorena Sanders

Director of Group Affairs

After meeting the love of my life in New York City, I made a big move to Maine, where I now reside in a home tucked away in the forest. I am passionate about writing, children, modest fashion, homesteading and fellowship within the church. As women, we were created to be pillars for our husbands, and my goal is to strengthen myself and any woman I speak to so that we can carry out the Lord’s plan with grace and love.

Kaylee Walston
Kaylee Walston

Administrative Assistant

Hi, I’m Kaylee! Christ follower. Stay at home momma. Wife. Homemaker. Blogger.

Julia Cullom
Julia Cullom

Ambitious, Detailed & Sarcastic

Julia Cullom is a minimalist homeschooling mom and aspiring blogger. She enjoys volunteering behind the scenes- coordinating programs, special events, and assisting with office work for churches and Christian ministries. She and her husband Josh have been youth ministry leaders together and can usually be found trying out new recipes and planning their dream home.

Board Members

Charissa Wines
Charissa Wines

Gentle, genuine & artsy

Hi there! My name is Charissa Eden Wines, and I'm so excited to meet you! I'm 23 and I'll be married for 2 years in June. My husband and I met in Bible college getting the same worship ministry degree, so from the beginning our relationship has revolved around music ministry. This past January we found out that we'll become parents to a baby girl in September, and we're so excited for this new chapter!

Emily McKelvey
Emily McKelvey

Director of External Relations

Jeremiah 29:11 says, "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Emily reminds herself of this verse before she gets out of bed in the morning. She strives to fully entrust her life to the Lord daily. Currently the Lord has her ministering part-time to children at a small churchwith her husband. She is newly married to a loyal and loving man named James. They don't have any little ones yet, but do have a bulldog and kitten they love dearly. Emily enjoys hot cups of tea, antique stores, farmers markets and fresh cut flowers. She believes in the power of friendship, community and conversation. You will find her on a walk with her husband and dog or digging into a good book when she isn't working or doing chores around the house. She and her husband currently live in Northeast Ohio.

Heather Parady

passionate, energetic & cheesy

Heather is a small business owner (www.heatherparady.com) and runs a nonprofit organization (www.lovewithneweyes.org). She also hosts online mastermind groups for small business owners and leads a networking group called "The Big Picture People". At the end of 2016 she receives her masters in Mental Health Counseling. Her goal is to grow her business to a point where she is able to use her degree to provide counseling services to troubled youth through non-profit efforts. She has an incredibly patient husband named Bryan, and a toddler who thinks she is 30, named Lucy. Find out more at heatherparady.com

Khorena Sanders
Khorena Sanders

Director of Group Affairs

After meeting the love of my life in New York City, I made a big move to Maine, where I now reside in a home tucked away in the forest. I am passionate about writing, children, modest fashion, homesteading and fellowship within the church. As women, we were created to be pillars for our husbands, and my goal is to strengthen myself and any woman I speak to so that we can carry out the Lord’s plan with grace and love.

Nathalie Foster
Nathalie Foster

Clever, quirky & imaginative

Nathalie is a wife, a singer, a writer, and a lover of life. She enjoys everything but early mornings, though being married has improved even those. Creating and upcycling are Nathalie's favorite pastimes, whether it be on the page or in the kitchen. Passionate about learning, Nathalie graduated with a degree in English Literature, and now tutors English Language Learners from home. She and her husband live in Tauranga, NZ, though she originates from Texas.

Olivia Anderson
Olivia Anderson

Thoughtful, gentle & creative

Rebekah Hargraves
Rebekah Hargraves

Contributor

Rebekah Hargraves is a wife, mama of two littles, home business owner, podcaster, and blogger residing in TN. Her passion is to bless fellow Christian women through her writings on her website, Hargraves Home and Hearth, which exists to edify, equip, and encourage women in their journey of Biblical womanhood.

Shanda VanSickle
Shanda VanSickle

Prayer Team Leader

Shanda was raised by parents with amazing Faith; who encouraged her to seek the Lord constantly, pray fervently and love Him with every ounce of her being. She accepted Jesus Christ in to her heart at the ripe age of 6 and continues seeking the Lord constantly, praying fervently and loving Him with every ounce of her being everyday. She is the manager of a grocery store in an adorable local village in Ohio. She married the love of her life and best friend on July 24th of 2015. Her hobbies are reading as often as she can, writing when inspiration strikes her, eating more than she should, binge watching an unhealthy amount of Netflix and playing video games with her husband. She is passionate about Faith, loving everyone fiercely, positively touching as many lives as she can and making others laugh. Her ultimate goal in life is to become a Momma to precious babies and to be a Counselor.

Writing Team

Ashley Varner
Ashley Varner

Contributor

I am the daughter of children's pastors and evangelists and have been in the ministry for over two decades. I have been married for 12 years to my high school sweetheart. We own a small business in beautiful Colorado and work side-by-side everyday. I've learned what it means to truly be a helper to my husband through our business. After being told that we wouldn't be able to conceive, God blessed us with a son, and 10 1/2 months later, another one! My husband and I strive to be godly parents and believe that our mission as parents is to raise Kingdom-Influencers. I firmly believe in raising children to not only know the Lord but to love Him and serve Him, even at a young age. Follow me at ashleyvarner.com

JD Hartz
JD Hartz

Contributor

I'm JD and I am a follower of Jesus Christ. It is through him that I have been trusted to become a wife, and mother to four children. I live, breathe, and love the chaos brought on by working full-time outside of the home, becoming the dedicated wife, I am called to be, and raising the energetic little ones God has trusted me to mother. In my free time, I can be found having fun chasing our children around the yard of our home, curled up next to my husband (when we actually find time) catching up on the DVR, or digging into God's word growing more deeply in my relationship with our Heavenly Father.

Megan Starbuck
Megan Starbuck

Contributor

M. C. Starbuck encourages fellow-millenials to use simple, yet unique, ideas to live a life they'd be jealous of. Even though she's debt-free and on a small budget, you never know where she'll be next. You might find her on a beach in Hawaii or on a mission trip to El Salvador. Join her on the journey and grab your quick-start packet while it's free: Baby Steps for your Journey from Packrat to Clutter-Free.

Rebekah Hargraves
Rebekah Hargraves

Contributor

Rebekah Hargraves is a wife, mama of two littles, home business owner, podcaster, and blogger residing in TN. Her passion is to bless fellow Christian women through her writings on her website, Hargraves Home and Hearth, which exists to edify, equip, and encourage women in their journey of Biblical womanhood.

Holly Shears
Holly Shears

Social Contributor

Holly is the creator of Tea Time and Jesus a blog dedicate to encouraging and equipping the found, and inspiring the lost. She is passionate about helping others to see God’s truth and faithfulness in every moment of their lives. Holly is often caught singing and baking chocolate chip cookies with her husband in her home in South Korea- with a cup of tea in hand of course.

Moderation Team

Charissa Wines
Charissa Wines

Gentle, genuine & artsy

Hi there! My name is Charissa Eden Wines, and I'm so excited to meet you! I'm 23 and I'll be married for 2 years in June. My husband and I met in Bible college getting the same worship ministry degree, so from the beginning our relationship has revolved around music ministry. This past January we found out that we'll become parents to a baby girl in September, and we're so excited for this new chapter!

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Hannah Fisi'ihoi

Moderation Team

Julia Cullom
Julia Cullom

Ambitious, Detailed & Sarcastic

Julia Cullom is a minimalist homeschooling mom and aspiring blogger. She enjoys volunteering behind the scenes- coordinating programs, special events, and assisting with office work for churches and Christian ministries. She and her husband Josh have been youth ministry leaders together and can usually be found trying out new recipes and planning their dream home.

Nathalie Foster
Nathalie Foster

Clever, quirky & imaginative

Nathalie is a wife, a singer, a writer, and a lover of life. She enjoys everything but early mornings, though being married has improved even those. Creating and upcycling are Nathalie's favorite pastimes, whether it be on the page or in the kitchen. Passionate about learning, Nathalie graduated with a degree in English Literature, and now tutors English Language Learners from home. She and her husband live in Tauranga, NZ, though she originates from Texas.

Rachel Faber
Rachel Faber

Moderation Team

My names Rachel and I'm married to the most loving and strong man. As a firefighter's wife, I've learned the importance of having faith in God in all aspects of life. I love antique shopping and romantic movies that make you cry. Reading is my favorite rainy day go-to. Introvert should have been my middle name.

Prayer Team

Charissa Wines
Charissa Wines

Gentle, genuine & artsy

Hi there! My name is Charissa Eden Wines, and I'm so excited to meet you! I'm 23 and I'll be married for 2 years in June. My husband and I met in Bible college getting the same worship ministry degree, so from the beginning our relationship has revolved around music ministry. This past January we found out that we'll become parents to a baby girl in September, and we're so excited for this new chapter!

Imogen Forsaith
Imogen Forsaith

Prayer Team

My husband, Robbie and I, live in a small town in England with our baby girl Niamh. We are assistant pastors with responsibility for the 20s/30s at our Vineyard Church. We can usually be found at home watching the Football on a Sunday with a group of friends and crockpot of chili.

Khorena Sanders
Khorena Sanders

Director of Group Affairs

After meeting the love of my life in New York City, I made a big move to Maine, where I now reside in a home tucked away in the forest. I am passionate about writing, children, modest fashion, homesteading and fellowship within the church. As women, we were created to be pillars for our husbands, and my goal is to strengthen myself and any woman I speak to so that we can carry out the Lord’s plan with grace and love.

Olivia Anderson
Olivia Anderson

Thoughtful, gentle & creative

Shanda VanSickle
Shanda VanSickle

Prayer Team Leader

Shanda was raised by parents with amazing Faith; who encouraged her to seek the Lord constantly, pray fervently and love Him with every ounce of her being. She accepted Jesus Christ in to her heart at the ripe age of 6 and continues seeking the Lord constantly, praying fervently and loving Him with every ounce of her being everyday. She is the manager of a grocery store in an adorable local village in Ohio. She married the love of her life and best friend on July 24th of 2015. Her hobbies are reading as often as she can, writing when inspiration strikes her, eating more than she should, binge watching an unhealthy amount of Netflix and playing video games with her husband. She is passionate about Faith, loving everyone fiercely, positively touching as many lives as she can and making others laugh. Her ultimate goal in life is to become a Momma to precious babies and to be a Counselor.

Julia Cullom
Julia Cullom

Ambitious, Detailed & Sarcastic

Julia Cullom is a minimalist homeschooling mom and aspiring blogger. She enjoys volunteering behind the scenes- coordinating programs, special events, and assisting with office work for churches and Christian ministries. She and her husband Josh have been youth ministry leaders together and can usually be found trying out new recipes and planning their dream home.

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Charissa Wines
Charissa Wines

Gentle, genuine & artsy

Hi there! My name is Charissa Eden Wines, and I'm so excited to meet you! I'm 23 and I'll be married for 2 years in June. My husband and I met in Bible college getting the same worship ministry degree, so from the beginning our relationship has revolved around music ministry. This past January we found out that we'll become parents to a baby girl in September, and we're so excited for this new chapter!

Emily McKelvey
Emily McKelvey

Director of External Relations

Jeremiah 29:11 says, "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Emily reminds herself of this verse before she gets out of bed in the morning. She strives to fully entrust her life to the Lord daily. Currently the Lord has her ministering part-time to children at a small churchwith her husband. She is newly married to a loyal and loving man named James. They don't have any little ones yet, but do have a bulldog and kitten they love dearly. Emily enjoys hot cups of tea, antique stores, farmers markets and fresh cut flowers. She believes in the power of friendship, community and conversation. You will find her on a walk with her husband and dog or digging into a good book when she isn't working or doing chores around the house. She and her husband currently live in Northeast Ohio.

Khorena Sanders
Khorena Sanders

Director of Group Affairs

After meeting the love of my life in New York City, I made a big move to Maine, where I now reside in a home tucked away in the forest. I am passionate about writing, children, modest fashion, homesteading and fellowship within the church. As women, we were created to be pillars for our husbands, and my goal is to strengthen myself and any woman I speak to so that we can carry out the Lord’s plan with grace and love.

Nathalie Foster
Nathalie Foster

Clever, quirky & imaginative

Nathalie is a wife, a singer, a writer, and a lover of life. She enjoys everything but early mornings, though being married has improved even those. Creating and upcycling are Nathalie's favorite pastimes, whether it be on the page or in the kitchen. Passionate about learning, Nathalie graduated with a degree in English Literature, and now tutors English Language Learners from home. She and her husband live in Tauranga, NZ, though she originates from Texas.

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