Meet the Sweet To The Soul Contributors
​Executive Director, Graphic Design
Jana Kennedy-Spicer is a wife, mom and Nana who is passionate about inspiring and encouraging women on their daily walk with Christ. A woman rescued and repaired by the grace of God, she loves to share about the realness of God's love, redemption and faithfulness. Embarking on a new life journey, she is dedicated to using her blogging, Bible teaching, writing, photography, drawing, painting and graphic designs to bring glory to the Lord.
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Director, Social Media
Kim Stewart is a wife and mom and love Jesus, coffee, and caramel. When not indulging on those, you’ll find her writing at
Her hope is to encourage women like herself to stop hiding, and start seeking God in their daily struggles. Her favorite hangout is Twitter and she would love to connect with you there @kimstewinspired.
Stephanie K. Adams is a writer, speaker and founder of REAL Women Ministries, where a community of women gather to grow their Relationship with each other and God through Encouragement and Accountability to studying the Bible, and cultivating a Love for His Word. Stephanie'S writings have been featured at The Blythe Daniel Agency’s Blog Spot, Chosen and Crowned Ministries, 818 Ministries, and Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation. Stephanie enjoys reading, a good cup of coffee, and Saturday breakfast with her husband, Rick.  To connect with Stephanie and join a community of real women studying God’s Word, visit
Jodie Barrett is a wife, mother, homemaker, office manager, teacher and speaker! She resides in the small town of Roanoke Rapids, NC and attends Calvary Baptist Church.  She enjoys using the gifts that God has given her combined with the wisdom gained from the Word and life experiences to motivate and encourage women to strengthen their faith and fitness.
​Catch up with Jodie on her blog at

Kristine Brown is a writer, dramatist, and teacher. She helps women and teen girls navigate the ups and downs of real life. 
Kristine devotes her time to family, freelance writing, and her nonprofit ministry, More Than Yourself, Inc.
You can read more from her at
​Author, speaker and board certified clinical neuropsychologist, Dr. Michelle Bengtson is also a wife, mother and friend.
She knows pain and despair firsthand and combines her professional expertise and personal experience with her faith to address issues surrounding medical and mental disorders, both for those who suffer and for those who care for them.
She offers sound practical tools, affirms worth, and encourages faith. Dr. Michelle Bengtson offers hope as a key to unlock joy and relief—even in the middle of the storm.
Connect with Michelle on her blog:
​Rachel Britton is an author, blogger and speaker. Raised on the east coast of England, Rachel now lives in Massachusetts with her husband and three college-age children.
She is passionate about helping women become healthier in their relationship with God, with others, and with themselves.
Rachel is author of Prayer Zone Workout: Spiritual and Physical Exercise for the Heart, and its accompanying app. She loves to walk, swim and ski. Rachel cannot live without an early morning mug of English tea or a bar of chocolate.
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You can connect with Rachel at,
Betsy de Cruz enjoys God, life with teenagers, and dark roast coffee. She and her family live in the Middle East. Most days she feels privileged to live overseas; other days she wants to pull her hair out and catch the next plane home.
Betsy’s passion is to encourage women to get God’s Word in, so their faith can spill out, even during life’s bumpy moments.
​You can find Betsy at her blog
​Wife, mom and Jesus girl best describes Carmen Horne. She has been married to her fella, Lary, for 38 years and has one beautiful daughter.
She walks out her calling to women’s ministry as a writer, speaker and Christian Women’s Hope Coach, lending her ear and heart to those looking to find hope in the craziness of life.
Carmen is convinced her home in heaven will be beachside with a chocolate filled closet, but until that glorious day, her family makes the Bayou State their home.
You will find her #WalkingWithWomen at
Susan B. Mead, author, survivor, and an individual who has dealt with multiple losses, is an empathetic, powerful, sought-after speaker with real answers. Susan is an author, speaker, wife and mom who lives with the love of her life, Holt, and 2 “old girls” - her labs.
She is also a Senior Ordained Chaplain, Certified by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, for individuals and groups suffering trauma.
​Connect with Susan and join her blog linkup at

Soul Deep Contributors

​ Lindsay Alexander’s greatest passion is to share the hope and power of Jesus where women not only fully grasp the Gospel but live it out. Through her writing, speaking and singing Lindsay finds ways to encourage women to see their greater purpose in the kingdom and take steps to be all that God created them to be. She has been married for ten years to her college sweetheart Monty and is the mother of three blonde-haired and blue eyed, wide-open and spirited children. She currently lives in South Carolina.
​Connect with her at
Contributor: Let Your Light Shine
​ Jodie Barrett is a wife, mother of two teens, speaker, teacher and blogger. Her passion is teaching women the Word of God to help motivate and encourage them to strengthen their faith walk. She looks for joy in the everyday things like laundry, waiting in line and cooking, considering each an opportunity to share God’s love with others.
To read more visit Jodie at
​Contributor: Let Your Light Shine, Everyday Thanksgiving
Jennifer Cardinal lives in Bethel, CT with her husband and 13 year old son . She also has two grown college age daughters spreading their wings out in the world. Jen as she known by her friends practiced as a chiropractor for 17 years before moving to CT from NV where she started working for her church in ministry. She loves to write, all things food, and being out in nature whether it's skiing, bike riding, backpacking, kayaking or exploring with her family. She is a self proclaimed imperfect mess who God has rescued and her life now has become a journey in getting to know Him more and more.
Contributor: Let Your Light Shine
​ Cathy Chung loves Jesus and wants others to love Him too. She has taught the Bible to adults and teens for more than 15 years. Her blog, Seeds of Scripture, encourages readers to grow into a deeper relationship with Him through scripture. She loves gardening, hiking and reading. Cathy is married with three nearly grown children and lives near Boston.
Connect with Cathy at
Contributor: Let Your Light Shine
Lauren Clark lives in Dallas, Texas, where she moved 5 years ago to be closer to family and help plant a church (Shoreline Dallas).  She has been married to Sean Clark for over seven years and they have six dogs and one horse. Lauren’s passion is sharing God’s love for us through personal stories and relating them to practical Biblical truths that bring life, love, freedom, and encouragement to every area of our lives. Connect with Lauren at
Contributor: Let Your Light Shine
​ Betsy de Cruz enjoys God, life with teenagers, and dark roast coffee. She and her family live in the Middle East. Most days she feels privileged to live overseas; other days she wants to pull her hair out and catch the next plane home. Betsy’s passion is to encourage women to get God’s Word in, so their faith can spill out, even during life’s bumpy moments.
You can find Betsy at her blog,
Contributor: Let Your Light Shine
Donna Fender is a daughter of the King, wife to an ordained youth pastor, mother of three beautiful children and a physical therapist. Donna loves to sing and loves to find a song for your favorite verse.
To read more visit Donna at
Contributor: Let Your Light Shine ,Everyday Thanksgiving
Gretchen Fleming’s passion is to follow hard after Jesus, knowing He is the treasure of a lifetime and worth every minute she commits to Him.  She is a Bible study writer, teacher, blogger, and speaker who loves to see Jesus change lives as He’s changed hers. It’s a joy for her to share with others the Truth that can give  perspective and perseverance, no matter what we face.
Join her community at for her blog and Bible study.
Contributor: Let Your Light Shine
 Kristin Funston is a little bit of the South and the Southwest rolled into one. A freelance writer and website developer, she works to encourage women to experience and embrace God's Truth amidst the everyday mayhem.
She blogs regularly at and
​Contributor: Let Your Light Shine
Lauren Gaskill is an author, blogger and speaker who is passionate about inspiring others to lead joyful, healthy, redeemed lives. She believes life should be sweet — rich in stories, and full of good food, love, encouragement and inspiration. Lauren is the creator of and the Finding Joy podcast, and she is in the process of publishing her first inspirational book. When she’s not writing, Lauren is creating new recipes in the kitchen or spending time outdoors with her husband and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
​Contributor: Let Your Light Shine
Tina Gibson has always loved words. Her sweet mom would happily proclaim “She could talk before she could walk!” After a successful career in marketing, Tina has come full circle. Her heart is overflowing with life stories. Tina’s joy is to shine for Jesus and share His amazing grace with others. Tina loves taking pictures of the sky, encouraging another soul, and dancing in the living room with her husband, Frank, who inspires her more than he’ll ever know.
Connect with Tina on her blog at
Contributor: Let Your Light Shine
Tara Blake Hatton is a mama, a wife, a teacher, a sister, a daughter, and most importantly a follower of Jesus and a child of God. She has two little boys who love to run and jump and yell and scream and seem to love being attached to their Mama. She has also been blessed with a “bonus” child, stepdaughter Kaleigh, who just turned 12 and does her best to tolerate the antics of her little brothers.
​Connect with Tara on her blog at:
Contributor: Let Your Light Shine
Terry Holmes is a loyal fan of the 80’s, Terry grew up partly in NJ and partly in PA. She is licensed in Elementary and Special Education and taught first grade until becoming a stay-at-home mom to her 3 children. Her desire to speak and write first developed during her years as a mentor mom in MOPS.Terry is passionate about God’s restoration and communicates from her personal experience as a trauma survivor.
Contributor: Let Your Light Shine , Everyday Thanksgiving
Becky L McCoy lives on the Connecticut coast with her two precocious and hilarious children. She once enjoyed teaching high school physics and now tells her story of loss, grief, and joyful living on her blog. Having struggled with depression and anxiety and experienced several seasons of grief and struggle, Becky is passionate about creating an online community where people share their stories and encourage one another to choose to live bravely and authentically at and her podcast Stories of Unfolding Grace.
​Contributor: Let Your Light Shine
Missy Millspaugh was born in sunny Florida and lived there until shortly after she married her husband Jim.  Since then, they have lived in Texas and she truly believes she was born to be a Texan.  Missy has two amazing children, Molly and Jacob and enjoys watching them take their first steps into adulthood.   She loves to read, Starbucks, and Mickey Mouse and longs for a house strategically planted in the city, country, and on the beach, all at the same time. 
You can connect with Missy at
​Contributor: Let Your Light Shine , Everyday Thanksgiving
Mitzi Neely is an inspiring motivational speaker who encourages women of all ages through her experiences and shortcomings. She has been blessed with a passion and love for people that stretches across the generations. Her heart is to lighten your load, while conveying her message that nobody’s perfect. Whatever your struggle or need, you will find encouragement through her words as she refreshes your heart and renews your joy. Follow Mitzi at
Contributor: Let Your Light Shine , Everyday Thanksgiving
Michelle Nietert, Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Director of Community Counseling Associates has been equipping audiences in the community, church, school and private practice office setting for over twenty years. A happily married mom of two children, Michelle loves inspiring readers and audiences alike to discover Solutions for Life with Practical Teaching and Biblical Wisdom. Connect with Michelle on her blog at
Contributor: Let Your Light Shine
Betsy Jordan Phillips and her family have served in missions for over twenty years. She’s gratefully done life, marriage, motherhood and ministry in five different countries. Based in Georgia at the moment, writing lets her continue to share her love for God and His Word across borders. Connect with Betsy on her blog
Contributor: Let Your Light Shine
Anne B Say is a natural encourager. Over several decades Anne has traveled throughout the United States, Europe, and parts of Central America. She has been a single mom and a teacher, and understands the challenges of balancing work and home in a pressure-filled world. Her passion is to help others find freedom, peace, and experience all the goodness that life has to offer.  ​ Connect with Anne on her blog at ​
​Contributor: Let Your Light Shine
Patti Selvey is a wife and mom of five from Wheaton, IL.  She is a full-time graduate student at Moody Theological Seminary (Chicago). A Bible teacher with a shepherd’s heart, she loves sharing God’s Word with His girls.  Patti enjoys all things creative, especially music, writing and photography. For more of Patti’s work visit
Contributor: Let Your Light Shine
​ Adrienne Cooper Terrebonne lives in Valdosta, GA, with her husband and three children. She is a lover of all things chocolate, a recovering people-pleaser, and loves to encourage other moms in their journey of discovering Christ in the chaos. You can connect with her on her blog at
Contributor: Let Your Light Shine
Amanda Wells is the proud wife of a third-generation farmer, and they have taken Psalm 127:5 literally, raising their quiverful of six kids on the farm. She loves baking, reading, writing, and arithmetic (kidding!). Amanda writes about faith, homeschooling on the farm, and family life at
​Contributor: Let Your Light Shine