MomLife Speakers

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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2023-24 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 is passionate about helping women understand the value of who they are as one who bears the image of their Creator 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 women’s ministry and outreach. She finds so much joy in her current season of parenting and describes herself as a life-long learner who loves to read, listen to podcasts, and ask questions about all the things. Christy is also an entertainment junkie and she loves knitting and good coffee.

Christy also serves on the MomLife Ministries Board of Directors as President.

Megan Evans

Megan serves on the Board of Directors for MomLife Ministries, and she serves and leads in women's ministry at her home church. Megan is a wife, mother, writer, and she is passionate about the Bible and learning to walk at the pace of Jesus. She offers encouragement for hurried hearts who want to be still on her website (, and on Instagram she offers little snippets of peace, joy, and calm into your day as you scroll. 

Megan's newest book: Permission to Walk: a 40-Day Journey to Unhurried Peace

Heather Thompson Day

Heather is a speaker, bestselling author, and the host of Viral Jesus, a podcast with Christianity Today. She also works as an Associate Professor of Communication at Andrews University. She is passionate about supporting women, and runs an online community called I’m That Wife. Her latest books are I'll See You Tomorrow, and It’s Not Your Turn. She resides in Michigan, with her husband, Seth Day, and their three children, London, Hudson, and Sawyer Day. Follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

Sara Turnquist

Sara is a writer who desires to speak into the spaces of women’s lives where they are struggling: with momming, with faith, and/or with life in general. Sara has been married for 15 years and is a mom of three kiddos (ages 9-14). She loves sharing her story of how God continues to bring her through adversity and remains both faithful and personal. You can find her most days drinking coffee, researching, plotting, or writing.

Janey Pitts

Janey is an author and speaker with a vivacious spirit and calling to serve the Lord. She is passionate about inspiring others to become the person God has created them to be in their families, relationships, and overall lives. She has a Masters Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and has served on church staff for student ministry and missions. Janey passionately shares profound biblical truths using her knowledge of first century Biblical culture as well as translating the original Greek and Hebrew languages and puts it all into modern day relevance. 



Starr Cliff

Starr spends her days as a speech and language pathologist with her local school system. She has been married for 25 years and has 3 children, ages from 18, 20, and 21. Starr loves people and loves walking with them through seasons of mess and/or beauty. 


Lauren Groves, LPC-MHS, NCC, RPT

Lauren is a mom of two and lover of Jesus. She is thoughtful and kind, and always looks to point women toward the wisdom of the Lord. She is a licensed professional counselor that specializes in trauma and children; she has a heart for helping others walk in the freedom that Christ offers.

Sissy Goff, M. ED., LPD-MHSP

Sissy is the Executive Director of Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee. She is a sought-after speaker andbestselling author of 13 books including her latest, The Worry-Free Parent: Finding the Confidence You Need So Your Kids Can, Too. Since 1993, she has been helping girls and their parents find confidence in who they are and hope in who God is making them to be. Follow Sissy on Instagram @raisingboysandgirls and @sissygoff.

Pepper Pratt, PHD, LPC-MHSP

Dr. Pratt specializes in helping with psychological trauma and couples therapy. He has trained at: the Allender Center (in Narrative Therapy) and the Gottman Institute; he also has advanced training in EMDR and EFT. He is a graduate of Union University, (BS), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (MA), University of Memphis (MS) and Trinity Theological Seminary (PhD) and he is author of 5 Keys to Healing From Trauma: A Simple Guide to Process Pain and Get Your Life Back. For fun, Dr. Pratt enjoys golf and fly fishing.

Stephani Cook

Stephani has had a long career in school psychology and she also loves writing, and speaking; she has been the co-host of the podcast What’s Your Story. and she serves on the Board of Directors of MomLife Ministries as Vice President. 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. She especially has  a heart for those in the field of education or in transitional seasons of life.

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Dorena Williamson

Dorena loves coffee and a good story, whether it’s in the Bible, books, or on the big screen! She has put her psychology degree to work as a social counselor, a teen mom mentor, and in various ministry roles at the multiracial church she co-planted in 1995. She has been married for over 31 years and she has four adult children. She has written multiple 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.

Jess Connolly

Jess spends her days writing books, coaching women, podcasting, and leading her church (Bright City Church in Charleston, SC) alongside her husband Nick; she has 4 children. She calls herself an unlikely leader who is obsessed with helping other women: God has taken her from defeat, despair, and overwhelmed exhaustion to abundant life. She's grateful God's grace carried her to this space so she can be on your team.

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.


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.


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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

The use of speakers, teachers, and story-tellers for MomLife teachings and Gatherings does not imply MomLife Ministries’ endorsement of all writings, positions, and postings of speakers, teachers, and story-tellers or any other resources mentioned.