Meet Nancy Stafford

Author, speaker, and actress Nancy Stafford is familiar to many as Andy Griffith's law partner, Michelle, on TV's “Matlock.” An actress for twenty years, she has starred in numerous TV series and movies including “St. Elsewhere,” “Deadly Invasion,” and “Moment of Truth,” most recently co-starring on “Judging Amy,” “Frasier,” and “ER." For the past ten years, Stafford has served as host of TV's "Main Floor," a syndicated lifestyle series that airs in more than 40 countries.

A sought-after speaker, Stafford travels extensively, addressing a wide range of audiences including women's groups, colleges, churches, professional associations, and corporations. She uses her warmth and transparency to help others grasp their true identity and worth. In corporate and campus settings, she motivates, inspires, and challenges others to live lives of significance and pursue their dreams with excellence. Stafford frequently works as a corporate consultant, helping executives and information specialists improve their corporate and media presentations.

A journalism graduate of the University of Florida, and a former Miss Florida and Ford Agency model, Stafford serves on numerous boards including Inter-Mission, featuring over 4,000 Christians working professionally in Hollywood. An active participant in her community, she also serves on the boards for Actor's Co-Op, Act One: Writing for Hollywood, Hollywood Prayer Network, Hollywood 101, Biola University Studio Task Force, The Damah Film Festival Reference Board, and the Dove Foundation Advisory Board, and is a frequent speaker at media events worldwide.

Her popular book, Beauty by the Book: Seeing Yourself as God Sees You, has been touted as "one of the most valuable Christian books to be published in decades" by ASSIST News Service. Her latest release, The Wonder of His Love: A Journey Into the Heart of God (July 2004), is a highly personal devotional book, encouraging readers to venture deeper into the mystery and majesty of God's love.

Stafford's husband, Larry Myers, is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, and has been a pastor and worship leader since 1975, when he helped establish the original Vineyard Christian Fellowship. They have been married 15 years, and are fulfilling their longtime dream of providing a serene and private place for others to come for retreat. Their ranch, Rancho Monte Nido, is located just outside Los Angeles and has been used by many to work on creative projects, as well as seek God and experience His healing and restoration.

Courtesy of our friends at Multnomah Publishers. Posted September 2004.

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