As a poet, speaker, journalist, and event host Amena Brown's words excite, ignite and inspire. Whether in front of audiences as intimate as 50 or as sprawling as 20,000, she has something to say that matters. The author of a chapbook and two spoken word CDs, Amena has performed and spoken at events across the nation such as The RightNow Conference, Creativity World Forum, Rock the Desert, Catalyst Conference, Chick-fil-A Leadercast, Atlantis Music Conference, and the 2008 National Poetry Slam Competition. She hosts a regular open mic in Atlanta every fifth Thursday at Urban Grind Coffee as well as hosting other poetry and music events.
Jonalyn Grace Fincher offers a distinctive voice as a female apologist. Holding a master's degree in philosophy of religion and ethics from Talbot School of Theology, as well as double bachelor's degrees in English and history from the University of Virginia, she is one half of Soulation (www.soulation.org), a husband/wife apologetics team. For the last three years Jonalyn has been lecturing, speaking and writing on how women are distinctly and fully made in God's image. Her work has appeared in Radiant, Fullfill and UnChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity. She regularly updates her blog (www.jonalynfincher.com) sharing her insights about womanhood and the soul. Jonalyn and Dale love to take walks with their three Welsh Corgis in their new hometown of Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Elisa Morgan is President Emerita of MOPS International, Inc., based in Denver, Colorado. She is the author, editor, or coauthor of numerous books, including Twinkle, Naked Fruit; Mom, You Make a Difference! Mom's Devotional Bible; What Every Mom Needs; What Every Child Needs; and Real Moms. Elisa has two children, and a grandchild, and lives with her husband, Evan, in Centennial , Colorado. SPANISH BIO: Elisa Morgan es CEO de MOPS Internacional, organizacion radicada en Denver, Colorado, su programa diario, Mom Sense es una emisora en mas de 700 . Ella es la escritora de Madre a Madre y Meditasiones para Madres. Editora de la Biblia Devosional para Madres y coescritora con Carol Kuykendall de Lo que Cada Nino Necesita, Lo que cada Madre Necesita, y Ninos Cambian un Matrimonio, y Hacer Espacio para Papa. Ella tiene dos hijos, y un nieto, y vive con su esposo, Evan, en Centennial, Colorado.
Jeanne Stevens serves as one of the lead pastors at Soul City Church in Chicago, IL (www.soulcitychurch.com) Before starting Soul City Church Jeanne has been blessed to work with 2 amazing churches. Jeanne was on staff at Willow Creek Community Church from 1995 to 2005 where she served as a Student Ministry Pastor. She was also in leadership at North Point Community Church in Atlanta, GA from 2006 2009. Jeanne has been privileged to be able to write, consult, and train ministry leaders throughout the country. Jeanne is an engaging communicator and leader that is committed to helping people live and lead from their soul. Jeanne is the author of Soul School and the soon to be released book, What lies beneath. Jeanne's greatest joy is her marriage and mothering - she has been married to Jarrett for 14 years, they have a 4-year-old son named Elijah William and a 2 year-old daughter named Genevieve Grace 'Gigi'.
Lysa TerKeurst is the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and the author of fifteen books, including New York Times bestseller Made to Crave. She has told her remarkable life story on national television and radio, including Oprah and Good Morning America. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and five children. SPANISH BIO: Lysa Terkeurst es autora de doce libros (incluyendo la Medalla de Oro como finalista y el premio People Choice Award) asi como numerosos articulos en revistas. Ella ha contado la extraordinaria historia de su vida en television y radio nacionalmente, incluyendo el show de Oprah y Good Morning America. Reside en Carolina del Norte con su esposo y cinco hijos.
Naomi Zacharias graduated from Wheaton College. After working in sales for Coca-Cola, she joined RZIM and launched Wellspring International, an initiative devoted to providing financial grants to international efforts working with at-risk women and children. Naomi has spent time in red-light districts in The Netherlands, India, and Thailand; foster homes for children affected by HIV/AIDS throughout Asia; hospitals providing surgical treatment for women who have been victims of violence in the Congo; women's prisons in South Africa; displacement camps in Indonesia, Uganda and Pakistan; areas of the Middle East offering aid to Iraqi refugees; and areas of Southeast Asia devastated by the tsunami of 2004. Naomi recently met and married her husband, Drew, in Florence, Italy. They currently live in Oxford, England.