Founder & President
Jennifer Slattery is a multi-published author and a local and national speaker who’s spoken to women’s groups, churches, at conferences, and to Bible study and youth groups across the nation. She’s used her gift of writing to serve Christ in numerous capacities, from novel writing, freelance writing, to creating curriculum and Bible studies. She developed pilot programs for Christ to the World Ministries, serving under former Lifeway editor, Dr. Art Crisco. In this capacity, she developed writer’s guidelines, performed editing duties, and wrote Bible studies, Bible leaflets, radio dramas, and scripted in-studio broadcasts. She’s also a regular contributor to Crosswalk where she writes articles of interest to women. Her heart for women’s spiritual growth can be seen in each of her novels, released by New Hope Publishers, as well as on her popular devotional site, JenniferSlatteryLivesOutloud.com.
Vice President & Creative Director
Raised in a young and growing church, Lyndsey learned the value of flexibility and serving where the need is. Throughout her life, she has served in a variety of roles some including, children’s ministry, special needs, hospitality, information center, Bible study and small group leader. Having been involved in many different parts of the church, Lyndsey understands just how pivotal the seemingly insignificant act can be and its potential to have great impact and ripple through the entire body of Christ. Today, Lyndsey is using her experience in design, organizational and operational management to help WL build their many parts as one seamless ministry.
Writer, Speaker & Advisory Board
A gifted speaker and author, Chaka has a heart for women facing difficult struggles. She herself has personally experienced God’s faithfulness in her life from debilitating depression to a raising child with life-threatening health issues. She has witnessed His enduring love and faithfulness through the good and the bad and loves to share the hope God has to offer with women. Chaka leads a renewal group through her church and also serves on the advisory board for Abide Ministries. Visit her at ChakaHeinze.com.
Andrea has a bachelor degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and masters in Education specializing in Secondary Language Acquisition from UNL. She has a heart for the world, is a seeker of God, and an encourager to His people. She has taught English to immigrants and refugees through Omaha Public Schools and Metro Community College. Andrea has lead Bible studies in her neighborhood, church, and to homeless, abused, and recovering addicts at Restored Hope. She has written stories, poems, and songs since she could hold a pencil and now uses her love of words to encourage women on their faith journey via her blog, afruitfulwoman.com.
Speaker, Worship Leader
Christa is an energetic and spunky woman who has a fire in her belly to tell others about Jesus, and how He rescued her from a past of shame, guilt and unforgiveness. Christa has used her gifts in music, theater, and leadership to make a kingdom impact, serving with MOPS, working on church staff as a music director, volunteering as a worship leader, and leading a table at women’s Bible study. She is excited to use her voice in a new way, encouraging and inspiring women to go deeper in their relationship with God.
In early 2016 Sarah had 2 strokes that left her unable to talk and walk. Through intense therapy, Sarah has regained much of the ability she lost. Although Sarah has had a myriad of health problems over the past 15 years, the strokes changed her life forever. Sarah’s story is a true testament of Jesus’s divine intervention.
Sarah volunteers with hospice patients, and the children’s ministry at her Church. She’s excited to be a part of the Wholly Loved team and be able to share how God is continuing to shape her into the person she is today.
Writer, Weekly Challenge, Social Media
Kristen went back to school to obtain her Master’s degree in Theological Studies as she felt God’s tug towards ministry, but she didn’t know then what God had in mind. After five years on staff at her church, she followed God’s leading to a different kind of ministry- one with words, love, pain, and real-life characters. She now stays home during the day while the house is quiet writing stories she hopes will bring readers to a stronger understanding of how God works and His love for sinners like us. Visit her online: KristenTerrette.com.
Kathy grew up in a family that served and she and her husband live likewise. From foster children to helping us her heart to help is evident. Kathy provides administrative support for her husband’s business and is an author. She also blogs and writes for publications and is a devotional writer for Warner Press’s Pathways to God. Read her regular posts on writing and family with a touch of scripture at KathySheldonDavis.com.
Mikal Dawn is an author of inspirational romantic comedies, a Key Spouse for her husband’s squadron and provides administrative work for an international ministry. Mikal holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Visit her online at MikalDawn.com.
Dawn is a young adult fiction author, creating authentic stories that cut through the lies we hide behind to break through to our inner truths. Ten years ago, Dawn began to build a vision for other woman to realize their God-given gifts, and embrace the purpose God has for them in life. She has followed through by serving in various capacities in women’s ministry and leading Bible studies. Visit her at DawnFordAuthor.com.
Grant comes to us with more than a decade of combined experience in design, web design and user experience design. He puts those skills to use helping us build and maintain our website with an intentional and easy to use design for both the Wholly Loved team and for all of you! Grant also helps with the children’s area and the tech booth at church as well as with the Teamates organization.
Conference Support Staff
Adriana David is a journalism major at UNO pursuing a Bachelors degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. She is highly interested in Christian missions.