Cassie Rajewich is a life coach to single moms as well as a writer and speaker of the heart. She is the creator of Unconventional Motherhood: Helping Single Moms Master the Mess.
After ten years of mastering her own mess of single motherhood, she ditched the security and comfort of the life she had built, upped and left her residence of Las Vegas and made the move to Southern California where she began a new adventure, blending a family. She now helps other women navigate the sometimes difficult journey of single motherhood through her grace filled approach that develops order and organization within the heart and home.
Erin Bishop is a writer, speaker, and Founder and Executive Director of the Whatever Girls Ministry. The Whatever Girls purpose is to empower girls, support moms, and inspire dads. Erin founded Whatever Girls as a preemptive strike for her daughter and her friends who were about to go to middle school, and was designed to encourage and equip teen girls and their moms as they navigated through their teen years. In Whatever Girls group meetings, mothers and daughters grow in their faith through Bible study, topical curriculum, talking about peer pressure, and girls are given strategies to pre-decide how to handle different scenarios when faced with peer pressure. Erin and her husband, Roger, their teenage son, Luke, and corgi puppy, Krypto, live in Eastern Washington. Their grown daughter, Grace, and son in law, Ryan, live in Western Washington. For more information about Erin and Whatever Girls visit: www.thewhatevergirls.com
A Durham, North Carolina resident for only the past 4 years, Jennifer W. Brown moved from the Chicago area in August 2013.
Jennifer is a mother of 3 beautiful children and has been a single mom for 10 years. Jennifer has a love for Christ that is infectious and persuasive! God has blessed her to provide mentorship and guidance to many young adult women based on the wisdom of the Word and her past experiences. Because of her passion to encourage single Christian adults and her very unique testimony, she leads a singles ministry called Single and Souled Out which encourages, educates and motivates single adults to live their best life in their single season. Jennifer is just at the commencement of her ministry and eyes have not seen and ears have not heard what God has in store for her ministry. Contact Jennifer at email@example.com.
Jillian “JJ” Simmons, a veteran radio host from Cincinnati, Ohio, is more than just another voice to fill the airwaves. As an on-air talent, she has captivated listeners from major cities from across the country, including her hometown Cincinnati (WIZF-FM), Dayton (WROU-FM), New York City (WBLS-FM, where she worked alongside “The Queen of All Media,” Wendy Williams), Indianapolis (WHHH-FM), and Houston (KBXX-FM) . Over the years, she has interviewed many of the rich, famous and influential, including our 44th President, Barack Obama.
In addition to being a positive influence on people she meets through her work, JJ is a proud mother to a beautiful daughter. She uses her passion for the” mommy experience” to motivate other single mothers through her network and website SingleMomsRock.com. Although she has always had an innate desire to empower others, raising a daughter has deepened her desire to foster change in the lives of women, and inspired her to give birth to JJ’s I’m Me Foundation. JJ recently published her first book, Without Bruises: A Journey To Hope, Help and Healing which tells her personal story of surviving domestic abuse.
Joy Anisa realized years ago that with a fabulous group of friends, a good pair of Spanx, a great cup of coffee, strong hair spray, and being deeply rooted in God’s Word the storms of life could be passed through. If only life could be made of such simple ingredients… While fabulous friends are a treasure of life, being rooted in God’s Word is THE necessity to weathering the storms. All the other things in life usually just help us feel good about ourselves.
Joy would have never dreamed that her life would be filled with such incredible sadness that comes with loss. She never would have imagined that she would experience the personal effects of emotional and mental abuse, the silent killer of the soul. She is in awe of how God is the keeper of her soul and He has kept what she committed to Him. He would not allow her soul to be destroyed!
Joy Anisa is married to Jeff, a bi-vocational pastor and they live in Conyers, GA. Their oldest daughter, Meighan, is serving for a year with the London City Mission in London, England. Their son, Caid, is a sophomore at Eagles Landing Christian Academy and plays football. A graduate of She Speaks with Proverbs 31 Ministries, Joy’s story will inspire, encourage, and bring laughter through the tears.
Meet Certified Life Coach, Forthcoming Author, and Speaker Kenya S. Ulmer. Kenya teaches women how to ditch the drama and distractions to get on the road to their destiny. Nothing bothers Kenya more than seeing women not understand their true worth in Jesus Christ. Her approach is aimed to get at the root of and unearth the deadly foundations that we create and live on. These foundations prevent us from living a more joyous and purpose-filled life. Kenya resides in Maryland with her daughter Sydney—queen of the selfie. To learn more and connect with Kenya, visit her at www.singlemamawithnodrama.com
Lori Gardiner is a Registered Dietitian with a Master of Science degree in nutrition. She is the author of the book, “My Little Black Book for a Healthy Non-Diet Lifestyle”. She has conducted numerous workshops and corporate wellness seminars teaching people how to incorporate healthy eating habits into any lifestyle and budget. She has been quoted in The Advocate regarding various nutrition topics and has written articles for several local magazines. Her passion is teaching people how to incorporate healthy eating habits into their lives that are “do-able” and realistic long-term. Lori finds her true joy in being a mother to her three boys and a wife to her husband, Scott. For more information about Lori, please visit her website at www.Lori-Gardiner.com. While you are there, check out her “ab food finds”, nutrition tips, recipes and more.
Lori Little is the author and founder of Hope & Help for the Single Mom and mother to her son, Eric. Lori became a single mom when her son was just two years old. Her once normal life as she knew it suddenly became an unfamiliar place. She was lost with no concept of who she was anymore. With no tools to help her navigate this new life, and no relationship with Jesus, she went down every wrong road possible. She looked for hope in men, finances, other friends, and even in her son. When all of these failed her she fell to her knees and cried out to God for help.
While studying her new Bible, the Lord showed her twenty-one verses of scripture, and told her if she followed them, everything would be okay for her and Eric. Lori built a model and life plan from these verses, and did her best to live them out and teach them to her son. These twenty-one verses will teach single moms and their children to flourish in the midst of their overwhelming circumstances; leading them to live a life of purpose and meaning, focus and order, balance and harmony. Read more about Lori and Hope & Help for the Single Mom at www.hope4singlemoms.com.
Parenting is Lori Wildenberg’s passion. She speaks nationally and has authored four, soon to be five, books. Those books include, Messy Journey: How Grace and Truth Offer the Prodigal a Way Home and Raising Little Kids with BIG Love. Lori is the co-founder of 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting, a ministry for moms and dads. Her easily applicable, relevant, relatable, and cutting edge material is presented with warmth, humor, and transparency. She admits she is not the perfect mom and openly shares stories of parent fails and successes. Lori, a licensed parent and family educator, loves to coach parents to be the parents their kids need. The Wildenberg family resides in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. A perfect day in Lori’s world is a hike with her husband, five kids (four plus a daughter-in-love), and the family labradoodle, Murphy. You can find out more about Lori at www.loriwildenberg.com.
Samantha A. Gregory is an international speaker who empowers women to discover their feminine and financial power so they can positively influence their world and leave a profound legacy. She is also an author, speaker, and consultant. She is the founder and editor of RichSingleMomma.com a personal finance blog for single moms in Atlanta, GA and around the world.
Sean and Jackie Teis started Life Factors Ministries in 2008 to spread hope to fatherless homes. Through Life Factors Ministries they are leading fatherless families to the Heavenly Father through spreading awareness, creating unique resources, speaking, and partnering with other ministries. Sean has spoken around the country at various events including: churches, conferences, and schools. Some of the unique resources they have published include: The Fatherless Journey for Girls (For Teen Girls) The Fatherless Journey for Guys (For Teen Guys), The Single Mom Journey, Mentoring 4 Life (a comprehensive church mentoring program), and Childrens Books: Daniel and Dana the Fatherless Dino’s, Paul and Penelope the Motherless Penguins, Eli and Ella the Little Elephants (For Foster Care/Orphan Children). They have also developed a mobile app and website for the fatherless called: God is my Dad. They are partnering with churches around the country giving them the online training and digital and physical resources needed to effectively evangelize and disciple the fatherless families in their church and community. In addition to their work with Life Factors Sean also serves as the Student Pastor at Colonial Baptist Church in Venice, FL while Jackie is home with their three children, homeschooling two of them. You can find out more about Sean and Jackie Teis and Life Factors at lifefactors.org. You can contact them through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on social media they are accessible on Facebook at facebook.com/LifeFactorsMinistries/ and facebook.com/GodismyDadapp/ on Instagram at @GodismyDad_app and @SeanTeis, or on Twitter @LifeFactors.
As an Organizational Trainer, Executive Strategist, Author, Professional Speaker, and with over 10 years of experience in Leadership, Administration, & Business, Dr. Sheika Square is one of this generations pioneering leaders and captivating speakers. Along with the knowledge to make solutions and resolutions elucidated, Dr. Sheika Square’s ability to penetrate her audience and move them to action is unparalleled. Her work as a financial consultant and mentor/leader in the fields of Business and Education adds to her ability to disseminate unique messages. Dr. Square has worked with Dillard University’s DUFIT, the Urban League, Dillard University, BREC, STEM NOLA, Louisiana State University, the University of New Orleans, and more… putting her skills as a leader and educator to use. After over a decade in education, finance, and leadership, Dr. Square launched Priority Writing Approach, LLC in an attempt to foster the growth she desperately desires in others. Priority Writing Approach, LLC, opened the doors for IIYKO Creations, L3C, IIYKO Systems, LLC, and IIYKO Love, LLC. Today, with fascinating and enlightening antidotes, when she isn’t spending time with her daughter and doing community outreach, Dr. Sheika Square speaks to groups on topics that offer insight into self and/or organizational maneuvering.