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. Julie is celebrating her 62nd birthday this year. We are looking forward to her sharing her wisdom and excitement she had gathered along the way.
Sally Cranham is a singer and writer from the UK. She loves to travel, take photos, work with essential oils, write blogs and be in nature. She currently works as a volunteer for SourceMN (www.sourcemn.org) as their Arts outreach Coordinator but her first year with this South Minneapolis based non-profit was living as a Residential Volunteer at Source’s anti-trafficking transitional annex. She lived alongside women who have come out of the life of prostitution and was also part of an online outreach team.
Sally is passionate about creativity and people expressing their creativity. She loves singing and writing, especially songs that tell story and ask questions and she uses biblical narrative and her own experience to write deeply into the heart of the human condition.
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 working for businesses for several years, LuAnn decided to start freelance editing. She feels blessed to work with Julie Miller and her team to bring inspiration to all who seek to know our dear Savior more. When not editing or writing, you will find LuAnn being taken on walks by her Newfie mix, Mia, and side-kick, Daisy. She also enjoys connecting with family and friends, traveling, water sports, snowmobiling and reading. LuAnn and her husband, Brent, reside in Forest Lake, MN, and are parents to two children, McKayla and Austin.
Emilie is a nanny on a mission and a full-time student, graduating this spring. Through the past 6 years she has helped guide 13 precious little souls through adventures, crafts, lots of love, and nurturing. She is enthusiastic about making others feel seen and heard. Poetry and quotes have always been a therapeutic tool and means of expression for Emilie. The right poem, quote or lyric can speak to her heart, making her feel understood and that she is not alone in her feelings, struggles, and joys. She is just starting to dabble in sharing bits of her heart and soul with the world through writing.