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Heather Hart

Heather Hart

Founder of Candidly Christian

Heather Hart is an award-winning author and member of the Association of Biblical Counselors. God has given her a heart for ministering to women of all ages; helping them grow in their walk with Christ. Her goal isn’t to tell others how to do more, be better, or achieve perfection, it’s to point them to Jesus. You can connect with her online at AuthorHeatherHart.com.

Jessica Schneider

Jessica Schneider

Official Party Planner

Jessica is a writer who desires for women to know that they are loved by a beautiful Creator.

Valerie Riese

Valerie Riese

Co-Director or Candidly Christian

After suffering years of debilitating anxiety, Valerie learned that victory over anxiety comes only through surrender to Jesus. 

Special Guests

Rebecca Hastings

Rebecca Hastings

Rebecca Hastings is a writer and speaker encouraging women to find real faith for real life. A wife and mother of three in Connecticut, her books including, Worthy: Believe Who God Says You Are, are available on Amazon. Her work has also been featured at Relevant Magazine, (in)courage, and The Washington Post. She can often be found typing words, driving her kids places, or wherever there is chocolate.

Mari Hernandez-Tuten

Mari Hernandez-Tuten

Mari Hernandez-Tuten is a life coach and mentor for women, bible teacher and writer. She is a mom to 3 boys and is married to her college sweetheart. She has a background in women's ministry, life coaching, and counseling. Mari is passionate about helping women find hope in God's Word and to encourage women to use the influence God has given them to make an eternal difference right where they are--even in the mundane ordinary tasks.

Dawn Kelley

Dawn Kelley

Dawn Kelley is a Blogger, Author and Speaker who longs to see women find Joy in their Identity. Dawn has a background in Women, Children and Youth Ministry. She also writes fiction and loves to read. Dawn has been Married to Andrew for 19 years and has 5 children.

Anne Markey

Anne Markey

Anne Markey is a stay at home mother of three who has been married for more then 10 years. She loves the Lord and is passionate about helping women learn who they are in Christ and how to live a life that glorifies Him.

Sheila Schweiger-Rhodes

Sheila Schweiger-Rhodes

Candid Gal

Sheila Schweiger-Rhodes is an author, speaker, blogger and the founder of JesusGlitter.com where she encourages others to look for Jesus in the everyday moments of life and "Be the Sparkle!" Sheila has been described as deeply passionate, profoundly uplifting and completely authentic. Her passion is to share the message of God's redeeming love and offer the encouragement, love and hope to those who have been wounded by life. Sheila resides in Maryland with her husband Dave. Together they have formed a blended family of four adult children and three grandchildren.

Diane Ferreira

Diane Ferreira

Diane Ferreira is the founder of Worth Beyond Rubies, a women's ministry site that offers encouragement for those with anxiety, fear as well as those wanting to grow closer to God through Bible study and prayer. She is a Jewish believer in Jesus and also loves teaching the Jewish roots of the faith.

Jennifer Hayes Yates

Jennifer Hayes Yates

nifer Hayes Yates is a wife, mama, writer, and speaker with an empty nest and a Southern accent. Having taught in Christian education for twenty-two years, she has a passion for communicating God’s truth and inspiring busy women to grow their faith one quiet moment with Jesus at a time.

Mariel Davenport

Mariel Davenport

Candid Gal

As an atheist transformed by the Word of God, Mariel Davenport knows the power of seeking God through His Word. She is passionate about equipping others to tend their soul by the Word as well. She does this through her TEND method, a simple process of engaging with God through the Scriptures.