MomLife Speakers

Fall 2022-Spring 2023 MomLife Speakers

Melanie Hill


Melanie is the Founder and Executive Director of MomLife Ministries. She has a master's degree in professional counseling and over 20 years of ministry experience. She's been married for 15 years and is mom to a 9-year-old daughter. Melanie is passionate about helping moms know the value of their creation and the immense worth they bring to all their various life roles.

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Christy Crosby


Christy serves on the staff of Grace Community Church in Clarksville, TN, in women’s ministry and outreach. Christy helped to start MomLife with Melanie in 2017 and currently serves on the MomLife Ministries Board of Directors as President. Christy has been married 23 years and is mom to two teenagers: a daughter who is a college sophomore and a son who is a high school freshman. 

 

Dorena Williamson


Dorena is an author and speaker. She has been married to her husband, Chris, for 31 years and they have four kids, ages 18, 22, 26, and 28. She has written 7 children's books with messages that encourage adults too. Dorena has a graceful approach to life and all her endeavors and she loves to encourage others through faith-filled storytelling that enriches hearts and minds.

dorenawilliamson.com

Jess Connolly


Jess says that Jesus grabbed her heart, gripped it with grace, and she finds deep purpose and passion in his presence. She spends her days writing books, coaching women through Go + Tell Gals, podcasting, and leading her church (Bright City Church in Charleston, SC) alongside her husband Nick; she has 4 children.

jessconnolly.com

Christi Straub


Christi is a wife and momma to three sweet kiddos. She and her husband Josh founded Famous at Home and they host the Famous at Home podcast. She is also a speaker, author, marriage and wellness coach. When she isn't working, she loves to spend time on the lake and watch her kids crush karaoke on a stage built in their dining room.

famousathome.com

 

Megan Evans


Megan has been married for 23 years and has 3 kids who are now college and high school teenagers. She loves to write about finding God in each busy day. For regular encouragement: subscribe to her blog, and/or follow her on Instagram or Facebook. Megan also serves as the Women’s Ministry Director at Living Hope Church in Clarksville, TN.

unhurrymyheart.com

Jeanne Stevens


Jeanne is one of the lead pastors of Soul City Church in Chicago’s dynamic West Loop neighborhood, which she and her husband, Jarrett, started in 2010. She is a sought-after speaker, leader, and writer. Her passion to develop people to live boldly & fully gives her a unique voice of hope and challenge.

jeannestevens.com

 

Stephani Cook


Stephani is an Enneagram Coach, writer, speaker, and co-host of the podcast What’s Your Story. She has been married 30 years and has two adult kiddos. She is passionate about helping others to improve relationships and to discover intentional abundant living. 

stephanicook.org

Hannah Conway


Hannah is a Social Media Marketing & Communications Coordinator and Women’s Ministry Director. She is also an author, speaker, and co-host of the podcast What’s Your Story? with Stephani Cook. Hannah is also a military wife, momma, former teacher, coffee and dog lover, and Kentucky Wildcats fan. 

hannahrconway.com

How do we find MomLife Speakers?

We are always looking for experienced teachers who love to equip, encourage, and spur on moms toward Christ. We look for moms and other professionals who have specific stories or experience that will be helpful for each of our intentional topics. If you are interested in sharing the name of a great teacher or mom who has an encouraging story to tell, we'd love to hear! Unfortunately we are not able to accept every recommendation; but we don't want to miss a teacher/storyteller who could be a great fit for our MomLife mommas!

We ask that all of our teachers align to our mission and values and statement of beliefs.

 

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Fall 2021-Spring 2022 Featured Speakers

David Thomas, L.M.S.W. and Sissy Goff, M.Ed., LPC-MHSP


Between the two of them, David and Sissy have over fifty years of experience counseling kids and families. They’ve written seventeen books and have a podcast called Raising Boys and Girls. Mostly, they love getting to share what they’re learning on a daily basis from their work with kids of all ages.

raisingboysandgirls.com

Kristin Vanderlip


Kristin is a writer and writing coach with a creative, contemplative soul. She is passionate about helping others honor the hard, holy moments of life and draw near to the Lord in hope and healing. Kristin was a part of the MomLife team when she lived in Clarksville, TN, but she's now living in California with her husband, two boys, and new puppy Enzo.

kristinvanderlip.com

Kimberly Wootten


Kimberly is an Army wife with two small children and she is the Communication and Development Director for the Journeywomen podcast. She desires to be a light in dark places, see others thrive in their God-given design, and she loves meeting new friends.

journeywomenpodcast.com

 

Starr Cliff


Starr has been married for 23 years and has three teenage children. She is a speech-language pathologist of 20+ years. Starr loves to be outside, enjoys water in any form, and she loves learning more about God and his creation, and sharing stories - both silly and serious.

PaToya Hall


When she’s not writing or speaking, PaToya works for Baylor University as Employee Experience & Engagement Manager. PaToya is a single mom; she adopted her daughter out of foster care. She is very passionate about God and seeing his magic in the mundane. 

Chris Baxter


Chris is a wife, mother, grandmother, writer, teacher, and speaker. Her faith truly blossomed in seasons of deep soul-searching and the truth and promises found in God’s word have become her lifeline. Now, her heart’s desire it to be a messenger of God’s word, whether it’s in written or spoken form. 

respitefortheweary.com

Kara Honbarger


Kara has been married for 23 years and has three daughters. She graduated from Johnson University with a degree in Biblical studies. Kara has been involved in women’s ministry since 2005 when her husband was commissioned into the US Army as a Chaplain. She is currently serving MomLife Ministries as the Executive Assistant as well as Secretary for the Board of Directors.

Amy Goen


Amy is the Curriculum Coordinator at Providence Christian Academy. She has been married for over 31 years; she and her husband have always served in churches in various states and even as a part of a church plant in Brussels, Belgium. She has 3 adult children and will soon be a grandmother. Amy is passionate about passing on the faithfulness of God to all generations.

Teaching Clips from the 2021-2022 MomLife Season

Courageous Heart: Full and Free

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