YouVersion Contributing Writers


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We hope you enjoyed our Bible reading plans on the YouVersion app: Preparing Our Hearts For Christmas, 20 Days of Relational Health, and 30 Days of Emotional Health.

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Wholly Loved Ministries strives to help women become all God created them to be. Our desire is that you would live each day deeply and Wholly Loved. Check out our blog, Facebook page, Instagram, and resources to find more encouragement designed to help you grow closer to Jesus and embrace the filled to overflowing life He promised. Ministry leaders, if you’d like our Cover for Becoming His Princess Bible studyspeakers to come to your next event, view our presentation options HERE. And make sure to grab a free ecopy of our Bible study, Becoming His Princess. You can find that HERE.

Andrea Chatelain’s mission is to meet women in their struggles and love them forward with God’s truth. She’s part of the Wholly Loved Ministries team, is a Midwest mom of three, faith and family writer, and college English instructor to immigrants and refugees. It’s her joy to lead Bible studies in her neighborhood, church, and community because she believes Jesus transforms lives when His people boldly seek Him. Her writing reflects her love for Jesus and heart for fellow believers. Connect with Andrea more online at

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.

Dawn Tolbert is a contributor to Wholly Loved Ministries Daily Devotional, a Christ-follower who writes to honor God, thank Him for His goodness, and encourage readers by sharing her faith journey. She works in higher education public relations and is writing her first novel and her first book-length Bible study. She has earned a B.A. in Communication Studies and English (Gardner-Webb College), a M.A. in Professional Writing (Kennesaw State University), and an Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership (Union University). She and her husband, Larry, live in Cedartown, Georgia, and serve actively in their church. Dawn blogs at 

Jennifer Slattery is a writer, editor, speaker, and the founder of Wholly Loved Ministries. She writes for Crosswalk, is the author of eight contemporary novels, and helped write Wholly Loved’s Bible study based on the life of Sarai (Gen. 12-23) titled Becoming His Princess, releasing in the spring/summer of 2019. When not writing, reading, or editing, Jennifer loves going on mall outings with her adult daughter and coffee dates with her hilariously fun husband. Visit her online at 

Jessica Brodie is an award-winning journalist and a member of the Wholly Loved Ministry team. She’s also an author who currently serves as the editor of the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate, the oldest newspaper in Methodism. She is the 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 Advocate Press. She also writes contemporary women’s fiction, represented by Bob Hostetler of The Steve Laube Agency. Her novel The Memory Garden won the American Christian Fiction Writers’ 2018 Genesis Contest. She has a faith blog at

Karen Whiting writes to help families build lasting bonds with one another and God. She lets creativity flow into her writing to encourage women, families, and children. She’s a certified writing and marketing coach, international speaker, former television host, and award-winning author of twenty-six books for women, children, military, and families. She’s a mom of five (including two rocket scientists) and a grandmother. Her adventures include camel riding in the Canary Islands, white water rafting in Australia, horseback riding in the ocean in Jamaica, scuba diving off Bermuda’s coast, and river cruising in China.

Kelli Thompson is a gifted writer and speaker. First, a wife and mother, God called her out of Corporate America to start a business as a Life & Leadership Coach for women. Kelli loves to share insights about our everyday struggles and practical ideas to access the peace and confidence that God has waiting for us. Learn more at

Kristen Terrette holds a Master’s degree in Theological Studies and served as a Children’s Ministry Director for five years. She cherishes her Southern roots and currently lives 45 minutes outside of Atlanta, GA. She’s following her dream by writing Christian during the day and being a wife and mom come early afternoon when the family starts to arrive home. She’s serves on the Wholly Loved Ministries team, serves at her local church on the women’s leadership and teaching team, and writes for To see her blog and novels, check out her website at

Kristi Woods, a contributing author to Wholly Loved Ministries’ devotional content and former pew sitter, longs to see women transform from Sunday pew sitters to Monday through Sunday worshipers. Kristi, a writer and speaker, blogs regularly and offers faith-building tools for walking deeper with God at She contributes monthly at and and is published in various Chicken Soup for the Soul publications. Kristi, her husband, and their three children survived a nomadic, military lifestyle, and have set roots in Oklahoma. Connect with Kristi at

An adventuring soul with a home-keeping heart, Lori Altebaumer enjoys traveling with her husband often but loves best dinners with her children and their families gathered around the table. The mother of now-grown twins, she has learned the secret to survival is a well-developed sense of humor and an active prayer life. With boots on the ground, head in the clouds, and Heart in God’s hands, Lori writes to educate, inspire, encourage, entertain, and spread the love of God through the written word. Visit her online at

PeggySue Wells parasails, skydives, snorkels, scuba dives, and has taken (but not passed) pilot training. Writing from the 100-acre wood in Indiana, Wells is the best-selling author of twenty-nine books including The Slave Across the Street, Slavery in the Land of the Free, Bonding With Your Child Through Boundaries, Homeless for the Holidays, and Chasing the Sunrise. Visit her online at

Susan Aken is a homemaker, teacher, writer, and frequent contributor to Wholly Loved Ministries’ projects. She lives in Nebraska but was born and raised in Oklahoma. She and her husband have one son. Her greatest love is for the Lord Jesus Christ who has redeemed her and set her free. Susan enjoys reading, photography, spending time with family and friends, and writing. She has a heart for prayer ministry and loves her church. Visit her online at

Shellie Arnold is a multi-published author who loves sharing truths she’s learned the hard way and seeing those truths bless others. A home school mom of over twenty-three years, Shellie knows the unique challenges stay-at-home moms face. As a sexual abuse survivor, she understands the long-term effects trauma can have. She longs to encourage those with deep hurts that God offers all they need to completely heal. Shellie believes any marriage can be healed, and if both parties listen to God they can live happily even after. Visit her online at

tells others she’s living proof God can redeem, heal, and restore anything. A multi-published author, she loves sharing truths she’s learned the hard way, and seeing those truths bless others. A home school mom of over twenty-three years, Shellie knows the unique challenges stay-at-home moms face. As a sexual abuse survivor, she understands the long-term effects trauma can have. She longs to encourage those with deep hurts that God offers all they need to completely heal. Shellie believes any marriage can be healed, and if both parties listen to God they can live happily even after. Visit her online at She’s a contributor to Wholly Loved Ministries 2019 devotional project. Visit her online at

Teresa Ives Lilly is a Christian fiction writer. She writes mainly romance and a touch of mystery. She lives in Texas and runs a thrift store to support local ministries. You can find her books on Amazon along with her over 200 unit studies. Follow her on Facebook or at