Passionate about my faith, I have used my pen and voice to inspire and encourage involvement in God’s Kingdom work for more than 20 years. Formerly the director of communications for Saddleback Church and Purpose Driven Ministries in Southern California, I most recently served on the executive staff of The Chapel, a multi-site mega church in the northern suburbs of Chicago. My love of writing and communications expertise has been developed against the backdrop of serving God on church staffs, as an international missionary in Spain and Brazil, at LifeWay Christian Resources and as Director of Publishing for the International Mission Board. I often tell people that I didn’t choose this field of work — it choose me. I’m grateful for the incredible opportunities God has given me to serve him. I strive to keep the main thing, the main thing and there’s nothing I love more than giving a keynote address, teaching leadership training, leading a conference, or building a communications strategy for a church. I’m writing in my spare time and wishing there was more of it. I’m a self-confessed “social media geek” who likes living life at warp speed. I find the greatest clarity when I’m surrounded by chaos. I am based in Nashville, TN where I live with my husband, Terry and Yorkie, Penelope. When not pondering the power of words, I love practicing hospitality, reading, gardening, and traveling.

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