Julie has been inspiring children, youth, and women as a speaker, teacher, silent retreat leader, author and mentor for over 35 years. She was the Director of Women's Bible Studies at Eagle Brook Church, is a certified Spiritual Director and the owner of Heart Matters Publishing Company. She is an alumnus of Bethel University and Christos Center for Spiritual Formation.
As an author she has written Bible Study Curriculum and Devotionals, including her latest collaboration, Discovering God in the Ordinary. Julie draws on her wide range of life experiences, humor and love of God's Word and His creation for her writing. When she is not writing, you will find her absorbed in a good book, puttering in her garden or dreaming of France.
Julie and her husband, Rey, live in White Bear Lake, Minnesota and are the parents of two grown sons.
LuAnn Adams started her obsession with the written word at a very young age, pulling heavy Books of Knowledge off shelves and continuously pestering her mom to read. She was editor of her high school and college newspaper and then started writing for the college's PR/Communications Dept. She received her B.S. in Communications from the University of Northwestern St. Paul. After editing for businesses for several years, LuAnn decided to start freelance editing. She feels blessed to work hand in hand with Julie Miller and her team to help bring inspiration to all who seek to know our dear Savior more intimately. When not editing or writing, you will find LuAnn being taken on walks by her 100+ lb. Newfie mix, Mia, and side-kick, Daisy. She also enjoys connecting with family and friends, traveling, antiques and reading. LuAnn and her husband, Brent, reside in Hugo, MN, and are parents to two children, McKayla and Austin.
Heidi Anderson is a writer, speaker, and stay-at-home mom. During naptime and the wee hours of the night when the house is actually quiet, Heidi writes the daily devotionals for Eagle Brook Church and is a contributing writer at eaglebrookblog.com. She also is a contributing author of the book In The Wait, a 6-week study on finding the abundant life Jesus came to give—even during a season of waiting and hardship. Ultimately, this is her passion and the fuel behind her writing: that Christ-followers would realize, know, and claim the victory God offers His people every day.
Heidi was the Content Developer at Eagle Brook Church and the Pastor of Early Childhood Ministries at Eagle Brook Church’s Blaine campus as well. She is an alumnus of University of Northwestern, St. Paul where she studied Marketing.
Heidi was born and raised in Minnesota, and currently resides in Chisago City with her husband, son Oscar, daughter Mabel, and kitty Boots. And you must know she loves StrengthsFinders, the flourish of her calligraphy pen, and dark-chocolate mocha's on the daily.
Jo Bender is a radio host, speaker, and college professor. Jo hosts the Friday edition of Connecting Faith on AM900 KTIS and also connects regularly with listeners through her devotional blog. Jo’s career spans many areas of life, including working as a television broadcaster, a stay-at-home Mom (or Chief Home Officer, as she calls it), minister, and bible teacher.
Jo has a passion for sharing the truth of God’s Word and for helping others understand the power and purpose they possess as followers of Christ. She revels in sharing the stories of others who have engaged in their own faith journeys so that others may be encouraged and inspired to live God-honoring lives.
Jo grew up in Minnesota and resides in the Twin Cities with her husband and their two young sons.