Jami Nato is the girl that you see at church that let’s her 3 children run frantically around with suckers in their mouth, while she wipes snot off her cardigan and whisper yells at her husband to change a diaper. Just kidding. Really, she loves being real. She loves telling the truth. Whether it’s with stories or photography or on the interweb or in real life. She believes that Jesus meets us in our mess and radically transforms our hearts if we believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ. One way He’s transformed her heart is through the power of forgiveness in marriage, and that has seeped through every part of her life.
John used to be an executive working for Fortune 50′s (J&J, Dell, Fox, NewsCorp) as a software engineer and product architect. The money was great but all that travel limited the amount of time he could spend with his wife and two daughters; and that lifestyle left him almost no time to play his favorite Nintendo games. Now he spends time leading his own startups exploring the art of digital publishing and the science of human capital. He’s a full time blogger to boot and he now has more time with his family, his friends, and his Nintendo. Follow him @TentBlogger or learn more here!
Anne Bogel is a starry-eyed dreamer who loves strong coffee, long books, alt country, and a good redemption story. She’s all about embracing life in all its messy, complicated glory, and is fascinated by the ways God uses our winding, twisting roads to grow our souls and shape our faith. Nothing excites her more than coming alongside women on their journeys to help them shape lives that embody their core beliefs and create space for their passions to flourish. Anne lives in Louisville, Kentucky–which is way cooler than you imagine–with her handsome husband and 4 crazy kids. You can find her at her blog Modern Mrs Darcy, or on twitter, which she adores.
Allie Lehman is a freelance designer and blogger. When she’s not designing websites, branding small business or collaborating with other creatives, you can find her sharing over at Show + Tell. It’s there that she shares about her love of film photography, design and regularly teams up with her readers through weekly series. Allie believes that our lives – whether it’s our work ethic, how we handle our money or how we treat our spouses – should reflect its roots. Aligning ourselves with Jesus should raise the bar, not create a free pass. Allie lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Adam and their dog Desh. Connect with her on Twitter by tweeting to @alliepal!
Jessi Connolly is one of the hosts of The Influence Conference. She has a heart for women to fully understand the awesome potential of their influence. She would love to see a whole group of women rise up to make much of Jesus in their families, in their communities, and online. She is the mama of Irish triplets and the wife to a handsome man. Jessi blogs about life, ministry, and the family business aimed at getting Scripture into homes at The Naptime Diaries. She tweets at @NaptimeDiaries.
Casey is a free spirit. Finding the deep creativity behind our Amazing Creator is a way that He can move in our souls. As an artist, she believes everything she creates should be a gift back to God. Casey blogs bits of her heart and family at The Wiegands. She is constantly amazed by God’s creativity in the world and the ability He has given her to uniquely express how she sees it. As a host of The Influence Conference, she hopes to connect and encourage women who have only ever known each other online. She can be found on Twitter at @CaseyWiegand.
Nish is a dreamer, a schemer, and she’s the founder of A Deeper Story, a community of writers that address hot topics through storytelling, rather than heated rhetoric. Her passion is to connect people and build bridges across ideologies for the sake of mutual understanding and helping those in need. As a fierce advocate for social, global and political good, Nish has traveled to and written from Bolivia for World Vision, she is a social media influencer for Sevenly.org, and a compassionate activist on issues of poverty, women’s rights, and orphan care. Nish lives with her husband, son, and two dogs in Salt Lake City, Utah. You can find her on Twitter as @NishWeiseth.
Jessica Turner is wife, mom, marketing professional and founder of the popular lifestyle blog The Mom Creative. Each week thousands of women visit her site to be inspired to live “a life well crafted”. One day Jessica might blog about memory keeping, the next day on the balance of working motherhood and the next day on a great bargain. She is proud to have worked with a host of popular brands including Southwest Airlines, Dyson, Hallmark, Oreck, Paper Coterie and Shutterfly. Jessica is also an (in)courage writer, a blogger for World Vision and a Big Picture Classes teacher. She and her husband Matthew live in Nashville, Tenn. with their two young children, Elias and Adeline. You can connect with her on Twitter @JessicaNTurner
Hayley Morgan blogs at the popular lifestyle blog The Tiny Twig and wrote the popular eBook The No Brainer Wardrobe. She loves the fact that the “one size fits no one” days of the past are gone, with the Internet bringing so many new opportunities for women and families. She loves to talk life and family and business, and how to do all three well. You can find her any weekday tweeting at @thetinytwig. As one of the hosts of The Influence Conference, she hopes you’ll find a home there.