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Get to know the Wholly Loved Ministry Team below:
Author, Speaker, Founder
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 a regular contributor to Crosswalk where she writes articles of interest to women and functions as one of their featured bloggers. She writes for iBelieve as well and maintains a popular devotional site at JenniferSlatteryLivesOutloud.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 Cottam is a spunky woman with a fire in her belly to tell others about Jesus—how He brought her from being held down by a past filled with shame, guilt and unforgiveness to embrace God’s love and ultimately find freedom to be the person He created her to be. She is passionate about encouraging women to go deeper in their relationship with God. Christa also uses her gifts in the arts and leadership to make kingdom impact at her church, contributing as a vocalist and pianist on the worship team and volunteering as a leader in women’s ministry.
Tanya Eavenson is an international bestselling and award-winning inspirational romance author. She and her husband have been in the ministry for twenty-four years teaching youth and adults. Although she doesn’t consider herself a speaker and prefers to be behind a computer screen, she’s been blessed with opportunities to share her testimony, faith, writing, and the love of Christ with churches and women’s groups.
Tanya enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children. Her favorite pastime is grabbing a cup of coffee, eating chocolate, making graphics, and reading a good book. You can connect with her at http://www.tanyaeavenson.com/.
Author, Speaker, Sidewalk Theologian
Cheri is the author of four books, including her latest 365 Devotions For Peace, and a Bible study titled One Story, One Mission, One God. She has a degree from Asbury Theological Seminary and she loves to share how God’s Word applies to the sidewalk issues of life. Cheri has been married to her wonderful husband, Randy, for 33 years and they call Florida home. Visit her online at: CheriCowell.com
Writer, Social Media Manager
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.
Jessica is an award-winning journalist and author with thousands of articles to her name. She is the editor of the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate, the oldest newspaper in Methodism, which has won 104 journalism awards during her tenure. She is author of More Like Jesus: A Devotional Journey (2018) and editor of Stories of Racial Awakening: Narratives on Changed Hearts and Lives of South Carolina United Methodists (2018), both from her newspaper’s the Advocate Press. She also writes fiction, represented by Bob Hostetler of The Steve Laube Agency, and her novel The Memory Garden won the 2018 Genesis contest for unpublished contemporary fiction from the American Christian Fiction Writers. A speaker and frequent contributor to Response magazine and the United Methodist News Service, among many other publications, she has a faith blog at JessicaBrodie.com.
LaShawn Montoya holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of CA, Davis, and as you’d expect with a degree like that, reads voraciously and loves to help edit all types of copy, from advertisements to novels and everything in between.
She has over 20 years of vocational ministry experience and her husband is currently on staff at a large church in Nebraska. LaShawn especially enjoys working with school- aged children (and has 3 grown children of her own and cannot wait to become a grandmother someday!).
Senior Editor of Biblical Studies
Yvonne is a proud wife, mom and grandma, who has been following Jesus for more than forty years now and growing in her love for Him each day. She has written several Christian sci-fi novels and has also been employed as a legal assistant, virtual assistant and church secretary. While subsequent years have honed her writing skills, Yvonne prefers editing to drafting. She especially enjoys helping other writers discover their voice and sharpen their focus on the gospel that saves. She blogs occasionally at YsWords.com.
Editor, Biblical Vetting
Karen has a BS in Chemical Engineering and a MS in Aerospace Administration and Logistics. She’s been married for over thirty-one years to her husband and they have an adult daughter. In upstate New York, Karen was raised as a Christian and loves the Lord. She recently retired from the US Air Force, where she worked as an active duty officer, defense contractor, and Air Force civilian, including a seven-year stint as a stay-at-home mother. Karen uses her musical talents in her church orchestra as a clarinet player, and has previously played handbells. Karen’s skills include problem solving and attention to detail, which she will use when vetting content of Wholly Loved devotionals. She looks forward to what the Lord has planned for this next phase of her life.
Victoria Mejias is a graduate of the University of Nebraska – Omaha and attended the University of Nebraska College of Law prior to making a leap into public service. She has nearly 20 years of experience in the private, public, legal and non-profit sectors. She has previously served as the Missions and Small Groups Pastor at StoneBridge Christian Church and the Development Director for Open Door Mission / Lydia House. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Heartland United for Puerto Rico and her past service includes a variety of other boards.
Victoria received her Certification in Urban Ministries from the Dallas Theological Seminary’s Urban Ministry Institute in 2012. She has spoken at a variety of venues on matters of leadership, diversity, spirituality and faith– locally, nationally and internationally as far out as Damoh, India at the World Leaders Evangelical Conference. Recently Victoria was the recipient of two Congressional awards for her service by Puerto Rican Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón and Nebraska’s Congressman Don Bacon during a floor speech at the US House of Representatives. She has two children, loves the Lord, reaching the lost and enjoys travel, arts and culture.