Meet the Team

Athena Dean Holtz

Founder & Publisher

The life story of Athena Dean Holtz is a tale of a search for affirmation, meaning, and significance that trapped her in spiritual deception and caused her to lose everything she had. Fiction? No. Absolutely true. It is also a story of restoration and a love lost and found.

Out of the great loss of her marriage, family relationships, home, her reputation, and a twenty-year career in publishing after twelve years in a toxic and restrictive cult, has come great restoration. Athena Dean Holtz now uses her growing and multi-faceted platform to encourage and uplift others through sharing the faithfulness of God in her life and in the lives of others.

Her turnaround story continues. The founder and publisher of the hybrid Redemption Press, has recently been named Best Female Podcast Host of the Year (2021) by the national Spark Media Conference. The All ThingsPodcast uses Romans 8:28 as a theme. She is the recipient of the 2021 Billie Wilson Matthew 5:16 Award from the Florida Christian Writer’s Conference. Her memoir, Full Circle: Coming Home to the Faithfulness of God (Redemption Press 2017), continues to resonate with and inspire readers. Her YouTube channel and Redeemed & Restored video broadcast/podcast reaches out to those experiencing trauma and loss. The acclaimed She Writes for Him Writer’s Online events connect, inform, and inspire writers, including the newest announcement of an the first in-person event, She Writes and Speaks PROCLAIM!

Ross Holtz

Co-Owner and Chairman

Ross has been pastoring for the last 49 years. He founded the Summit EFC 34 years ago.

His eldest son leads worship and both grandsons are on the worship team.

He attended Criswell College back in Dallas in the 70’s and holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Religious Studies and a D.D. from Columbia Evangelical Seminary. His ordination is with the Evangelical Free Church of America.

Most recently Ross received the “Pastor of the Year” award from the National Coalition of Ministries to Men at their Reload Convention in Little Rock, AR, and is the author of “Are You in the Game or in the Way: A Question for Pastors and Men’s Ministry Leaders” (Redemption Press 2017). He also has contributed to two other books, “How to Disciple Men” and “If You Passed Your Baton.”

Andrea Tomassi, Director of Operations

Also known as Andi, after decades in Northern California, she recently moved to the pacific northwest and now calls Eagle, Idaho, her home. Tomassi is a businesswoman, author, and motivational speaker who will be responsible for the overall smooth operation within all departments of Redemption Press.

With decades of experience in owning a business, marketing, sales, transportation, and franchise management, she brings expertise in business development, communications, customer service, social media, advertising, and human resources to the Company.

She has represented Redemption Press since 2018 as the Company was sponsors for the Women of Joy Tour. Tomassi will continue to represent the partner publisher at conferences, such as the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference, SpeakUp, and She Speaks. She is also a member of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association and several other writing associations.

Tomassi is the co-author of Live Bold (Redemption Press), along with her cousin Cynthia Nichols Cavanaugh, which won a Selah Award for best devotional in 2019. Together they both produce the Live Bold Series; an online ministry birthed from their devotional Live Bold.

In her spare time, (Mimi) loves to spend time with her grandchildren (one of the main reasons she left California). She has been using her gift of singing since she was the tender age of eleven. Tomassi loves to sing on worship teams in church, play her guitar, write music and says you can never have enough pens or journals.

Carole Leathem, Director Of Marketing Services & Public Relations

“Carole is an expert at finding joy when life doesn’t go as planned. Her favorite hashtag is #goROGUE (Remember Our God Uses Everything).

For the last 20 years she has been a blogger, speaker and teacher for women in retreat and Bible study settings through her ministry In 2021 she published her first book, “Finding Joy in My Messy Life, How I’m Surviving My Husbands Struggles with Anxiety, Depression and Suicidal Thoughts. She loves telling anyone who will listen that God is a personal God who shows up and loves to show off how much He loves her.

She worked in Hollywood as a commercial actress, is a retired pastor’s wife and has an extensive marketing and sales background.

Carole lives in Bakersfield, Ca with her husband of 44 years Bill. They have two children, both working in full time local church ministry, seven grandchildren and a very spoiled Bengal Cat. A devoted MauMau, she loves to spoil her family with trips to Disney theme parks and Hawaii any chance she can.”

Shelly Brown, Digital Marketing Manager/ Special Projects

Shelly Brown comes with a diverse business, entrepreneurial and ministry background that includes start-up businesses, to business development and senior management leading and building teams, to radio talk show host, writing, speaking and transformational discipleship.

Coming from the same circles, Shelly’s earliest memory of Athena was seeing her photo donning her signature glasses. Her immediate thought was, ‘what a cool, beautiful woman!’ Shelly followed Athena from a distance on social media and rejoiced as she saw Athena’s story of redemption unfold. It was this common circle that would ultimately (many years later) bring Shelly across Athena’s radar as she was praying and looking for someone who could support her in the growing demands of her role.

Shelly lives in Orlando, Florida and is mom to three extraordinary adult children, two beautiful daughters-in-love and Grandma to three absolutely perfect grand-princesses.

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Through writing and speaking, Shelly had spent more than a decade sharing the hope and love of Jesus. A life filled with loss, abuse, abandonment and rejection left Shelly with deep heart and soul wounds. This gave her a unique platform of not only encouraging women, but also deeply understanding them and offering sound biblical truths and hope.

After more than a decade of ministry, in 2008 Shelly’s life took quite a drastic turn. With a series of losses, hurt and betrayals she found herself smack in the middle of a wilderness journey. One that would last for more than 11 years. From 2008 until 2012 it was the painful stripping away of things she loved and held tightly to … all with the purpose of driving her into the presence of her Jesus so He could shine His light into the deep brokenness and unhealed areas of her heart.

Shelly shares …

I had spent my life, even in ministry, coping, unknowingly wearing a mask of “having it all together”. One year into this 11 year wilderness journey I found myself flat on my face on my bedroom floor crying out, “Ok Lord, take me through whatever you need to, but whatever you do, don’t let me be the same woman I am today when I get through this journey!” I would have no idea that the worst was yet to come.

BUT … the healing process had begun. Just enough to prepare me for the next 4 1/2 years of an even darker wilderness journey where I would lose 95% of everything … my home and marriage of 21 years, my business, 95% of all my material belongings, my church of 33 years and treasured relationships. Surviving only with a deeper relationship with my Jesus and my three precious children. It was the ultimate cocoon experience. Dark. Scary. Lonely. Uncertain. Excruciatingly painful.

BUT GOD! Like a beautiful butterfly, I emerged from that cocoon completely transformed, healed and free! Free to spread HIS fragrance to others out of the overflow of His Spirit and a deeper intimacy and knowledge of His Truth.
God answered my prayer from 10 years prior exceedingly, abundantly! There is not one part of me that resembles that woman who was laying face down on her bedroom floor crying out to God! Beauty from the ashes!

And now … I no longer “do” ministry. I live ministry. Whether in business or leisure, on a platform or one-on-one, “thanks be to God who always leads [me] in triumph in Christ, and through [me] diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place” (2 Corinthians 2:14).

Stephanie Herte, Operations Manager

Stephanie was born and raised in Northern California, where she still resides with her High School Sweetheart of 17 years. She managed a heavy-duty towing company for over a decade before the company’s owners retired.

Her management experience and organizational skills will be an asset to our company. She has a passion for teaching and motivating others to use their gifts and talents to their full capacity.

Stephanie is the wife of a firefighter, Labrador mom [dog] , and loves being outdoors. She enjoys baking, hunting, fishing, and camping with family and friends.


Carrie Stevenson, Project Management Team Lead

Carrie Stevenson brings her experience and skills in interior design to her new position as a project manager with Redemption Press. A Psi Chi Honor Society student at Northwest University, she enjoys helping  others reach their full potential through creative avenues. She and her husband Joey have two children and live in western Washington, where her passions are painting, art, design, music, and writing.

Becky Antkowiak, Project Manager

Becky Antkowiak (ant-KO-vee-ack) is a writer, speaker, editor, adoptive homeschooling mom, Compassion sponsor and enthusiastic Grammar Floozy. A lifelong serial extrovert, Becky believes every stranger is a friend she hasn’t met. Fair warning: if you make eye contact, you may be friends for life. She founded the 540 Club, a free group for writers focused on studying craft, sharpening skills, and sharing encouragement for the writing journey. When she’s not writing or finding ways to connect people, you can find her demolishing, rebuilding, and creating alongside Patrick, her best friend and husband of 20 years. In her spare moments, she binge-listens to audiobooks while eating salted caramel anything

Jennifer Fedler, Project Manager

Jennifer comes to Redemption Press after spending 20 years as a project manager in the Christian film industry. During her tenure, she read over 1,000 screenplays and was part of story development, production, and distribution; so she knows how challenging it can be to tell your story well, and how rewarding it can be to see it to completion.
She has a passion for life group ministry and providing others an opportunity to meet with Jesus in meaningful ways while cultivating deep relationships.
In her spare time, Jennifer loves to be outside exploring the PNW with her family, or inside playing games or having a cozy movie night. She and her husband have remodeled three travel trailers, and seem to always have some sort of DIY project going. Jennifer is a two-time award-winning baker and loves being in the kitchen with some good music.

Sara Cormany, Project Manager

Sara Cormany loves to see the grace of God in the messiest of life. She is wife to one sweet guy, mom to four messy-beautiful kids, and a girl who’s been perfectly held by Jesus. With experience as a freelance editor for the last 6 years, Sara counts it a privilege to carry someone’s story from idea to publication. Most recently, her own work appeared in She Writes for Him: Stories of Living Hope, the third compilation in the award-winning series by Redemption Press. And while most of her journey has been written through the lens of chronic and life-threatening illness, Sara is living proof that a hard story can still be a good story. Connect with her on Facebook or at


Micah Juntunen – Director of Acquisitions

Micah is a passionate follower of Jesus, author, blogger, and speaker called to share the good news with women who believe they can never measure up. Sharing the story of her journey with feeling less than, she invites women to live as God’s beloved daughters, freed to be all that He created them to be. Her book, You Are Loved and Free: A Guided Journey to Winning the Battle for Your Identity, published by Redemption Press in August 2020, invites its readers into the journey of healing from the past and rebuilding their identity in Christ.

With a degree from Colorado Christian University and twenty-plus years spent in business development, marketing, and leading sales teams, Micah has extensive experience leading for God while working in the secular marketplace.

Micah lives in a southwest Colorado mountain town with her husband, three children, three dogs, and one cat. She loves the outdoors, especially the mountain forests, where you can find her mountain biking, hiking, snowshoeing, and camping with her family. The outdoors is where she feels closest to God and where she does most of her writing. She also loves to cook, drinks way too much coffee, and gets lost for hours in a historical fiction novel.

B.J. Garrett – Lead Acquisitions Associate

B. J. Garrett is a speaker an award-winning Redemption Press author. She holds an associate of divinity degree from the BMA Theological Seminary, and she has served in church ministries as a youth director, singles director, missions director, and women’s ministry team leader. She previously served as the executive director for the Christ-centered Abortion Recovery & Education ministry and now is on the acquisitions team for Redemption Press . BJ and her husband, Jay, live in Texas and enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.



Jonathan Lewis – Designer

Owner and designer at Jonlin Creative, Jonathan’s commitment to excellence in design and serving our authors with stunning covers is a vital aspect to his place on the Redemption Press team. His spirit-led creativity and understanding of the author’s vision is an incredible asset to our work.


Managing Editor, Dori Harrell

Dori is an award-winning writer, editor, author coach, and speaker at writers’ and editors’ conferences and relationship-marketing events.

As managing editor of Redemption Press, she works closely with Redemption’s authors and editors, guiding manuscripts through the editing process and ensuring top-notch editing that takes authors’ books to the next level. Dori also owns Breakout Editing and edits for indie authors and publishers, including Kregel Publications and Gemma Halliday Publishing.

As an editor, she releases more than twenty books a year. Dori also guest blogs for author and editing sites. She loves living in the Pacific Northwest, and she’s an avid Seahawks fan.

Editor’s Assistant, Jodi Harris

Jodi Harris, Editor's Assistant

Jodi Harris is a Bible teacher, editor, writer, church planter, and boy mom in passionate pursuit of Jesus and living a better story.

She volunteers her editing skills with Proverbs 31 Ministries in addition to working for Redemption Press as an assistant to the managing editor. Her background as a church planter, Bible teacher, pastor’s wife, and seminary student allows her to help writers tell their stories with biblical accuracy, and her years as an English teacher help authors communicate with clarity.

Jodi has degrees in Bible, English, and education, and she is a contributing author to the books Bloom Where You’re Planted: Stories of Women in Church Planting, Volumes 1, 2 & 3 and She Writes for Him: Stories of Resilient Faith.

Visit her at, where she writes honest thoughts about life and struggles, Scripture, and the importance of coffee creamer.

Inger Logelin - Sr. Editor / Coach

Inger Logelin is an author, copywriter, speaker, book coach, ghostwriter, and freelance editor. She began working with Athena Dean as her first editor nearly thirty years ago and is a former staff writer for The Sentinel Group, and Creative Resources Inc. The co-author of Triumphant Faith with Susan Mackrill and collaborator with Athena Dean on Full Circle: Coming Home to the Faithfulness of God is a former missionary serving in the high Canadian Arctic, Alaska, and a wilderness island camp in western B.C. She enjoys RV camping with her husband and their last remaining, elderly long-haired dachshund, and blogging at

Julie Carobini - Freelance Coach / Editor

Julie Carobini is an author, editor, and beachcomber. Her stories and editing projects have won numerous awards from The National League of American Pen Women and ACFW, and RT Book Reviews says, “Carobini has a talent for creating characters that come alive.” She is a member of the Christian Proofreaders and Editors Network (PEN) and her clients include: Redemption Press, Salem Media Group, Abingdon, and B&H. Julie lives with her family in California and loves all things coastal (except sharks). Visit her at:

Linda Nathan - Editor

The first and most important fact about Linda is that she belongs to Jesus Christ. He rescued her from the terrible darkness of an unsaved life in the occultic counterculture of the Sixties, healed her when she was dying of cancer, gave her a child after 15 years of barrenness, and resurrected her dead marriage. Christ then sent her husband, Richard (raised as a Marxist atheist in San Francisco), to seminary, where he obtained an MA in Church History and became a Bible teacher. Their passion is to serve Jesus Christ, which Linda loves to do through helping writers.

Today, Linda has over 30 years of experience as a professional independent freelance writer, editor, and publishing consultant, working with authors and institutions on a wide range of projects. Linda’s focus is Christian fiction and nonfiction, including extensive writing and editing in Christian apologetics, sometimes in conjunction with her husband. She also works in the areas of academia, law, journalism, business, the arts, health/social sciences, education, and history; as well as general market fiction and nonfiction. One of her fiction clients was a Christy Gold Medal finalist. Another client’s novel won first prize in a large regional contest by a Christian Writers Group.

Linda has interviewed and worked with political leaders, media figures, and Hollywood celebrities. She has edited nearly 100 college textbooks and helped numerous authors achieve publication. She is a published author of apologetics books, two devotions in Zondervan’s Livingstone Women’s Bible, and dozens of articles ranging from devotions to in-depth journalistic investigations of contemporary issues.

Linda has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Oregon in Eugene, and master’s level work in interdisciplinary studies. She is a Gold member of the Christian Editor Connection, and a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, the Northwest Independent Editors Guild, and the American Christian Fiction Writers.

Linda and Richard live in the foothills of beautiful Mt. Baker in Washington State, where they enjoy writing together, taking walks in the woods, and visiting their three adorable grandchildren.



Christina Miller - Editor

Editor and author Christina Miller’s idea of a perfect day involves a white-sand beach, a stack of books, and a glass of sweet tea. Ten years ago, she decided to leave her job as an RN and become a writer and editor so she could read for a living—and sometimes even work on the beach.

Christina loves to make a manuscript sparkle and to help authors bring their writing to the next level. She’s a Bethany College of Missions graduate (now Bethany Global University), pastor’s wife, worship leader, and author for Love Inspired, the Christian imprint of Harlequin.

Many of Christina’s non-fiction editing projects have dealt with aspects of Christian living. Because of her theology degrees, she has edited a good number of books written by pastors of almost every major denomination. Her affiliation with the Assemblies of God has naturally attracted Pentecostal authors/pastors, including Dr. Michael Bean, executive presbyter in the Indiana District of the Assemblies of God and author of Hello, Holy Spirit, and Randall Burton, cabinet member of the Indiana District of the Assemblies of God and author of River Rising. She has also edited many personal stories/memoirs, including What Do You Have that God Can Use? by Dr. Carolyn Smith.

Novels are Christina’s favorite books to read and edit. She is particularly proud of editing five award-winning novels. Love Ain’t No Soap Opera by Connie Kuykendall won the Golden Leaf Award for Best Novel at the Blue Ridge Christian Novelist Retreat. Shenandoah Dreams, Shenandoah Crossings, and A Shenandoah Christmas, all by Lisa Belcastro, were finalists in seven contests. In addition, between these three books, Lisa won the Christian Small Publishers Association Romance Novel Book of the Year, the Booksellers Best Award for Best Novella, and the SELAH Award for Best Novella. And The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman, debut novel by Carole Brown, was the 2015 Book of the Year in General Fiction from Christian Small Publishers, an RWA Oklahoma International Digital Award second-place winner, a Clash of the Titles top-three finalist, a SELAH Award finalist, and a semi-finalist in the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Genesis contest.

While Christina is qualified to edit fiction of all Christian genres, historical romance is her specialty. Growing up on the farm her ancestors settled in the 1850s, she loved nothing more than to explore her grandmother’s attic, finding wooden shoes and sea chests the settlers brought to America from Prussia and pretending to sew on the old treadle sewing machine. Christina’s grandmother often told stories of growing up in rural southern Indiana at the turn of the twentieth century, and those stories ignited her love of history. That love flows into her own writing as well, with her Love Inspired Historical books set in Natchez, Mississippi, during the postbellum years.

When Christina doesn’t have her nose in a book or her toes in the sand, you might catch her visiting an antebellum mansion, exploring a museum or antiques shop, or teaching at a women’s conference. She lives on her family’s farm with her husband of thirty years and Sugar, their talking dog.


Marlene McCurley - Editor

Headshot of Marlene McCurley - Editor for Redemption PressMarlene is passionate about the written word and fervent about communicating it correctly. Her mission is to ferret out anything that detracts from the message of a book for the seasoned and celebrated, multi-published author; the undiscovered, yet-to-be-published writer with a terrific story waiting to be told; and everyone in-between. Her motto is: Everyone needs an Editor.

Marlene has worked in Christian education for twenty-five years and as a freelance copy editor, proofreader, and writer for nearly twenty years. She as a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas and an editing credential from the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies, a division of the University of Chicago, home of the Chicago Manual of Style. She is a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, the Northwest Editors Guild, and the Christian PEN. She is also the Editors Connection Coordinator for the Northwest Christian Writers Association. She has volunteered her editing services for the Western and Central Washington Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and the NCWA.

When not helping to spot inaccuracies, typos, grammar no-nos, and fuzzy logic for an author, she is enjoying her three grandchildren, traveling with her husband, reading speculative fiction, writing about her new favorite word, or strumming the ukulele.

Find out more about Marlene at

Rebecca Florence Miller - Coach / Editor

Rebecca Florence Miller is an editor specializing in religious nonfiction—including Christian living, memoir, and academic genres. Her clients have included the Faithlife Corporation and InterVarsity Press. She serves as the Content Editor for, a ministry resource site for pastors. She also serves a wide variety of private clients, including doctoral students, businesses, nonfiction, and memoir writers. She is a member of the Christian Editor Connection, a referral network with high qualification standards for entry.

Prior to her career as an editor, Rebecca received a master of divinity from Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN) and spent three years in parish ministry. Her undergraduate degree from Waldorf College (Forest City, IA) is in English and humanities.

Rebecca also knows what it’s like to be on the other side of the editorial relationship. She understands how quality editing can help a writer reach the next level of communication, as well as the vulnerability a writer feels when sending their work to an editor. Her writing has appeared in Today’s Christian Woman, Christian Bible Studies, Christ and Pop Culture, Christianity Today TV and Movies, and Mockingbird.


Jeanette Hanscome - Coach / Editor

Jeanette Hanscome has written five books and hundreds of articles, devotions, and stories, as well as contributing to many books, including two of Kathy Ide’s Fiction Lovers Devotionals (21 Days of Grace and 21 Days of Love), the Just Breathe devotional journal, and Guideposts upcoming Mornings with Jesus 2019. Her most recent book, Suddenly Single Mom: 52 Messages of Hope, Grace, and Promise (Worthy Inspired, March 2016) was her first devotional for women after many years of writing for teen girls and tweens. She co-authored the middle-grade nonfiction book Running with Roselle with blind 9/11 survivor Michael Hingson.

As a freelance editor and coach, Jeanette has experience in a variety of genres, including devotionals, women’s contemporary fiction, historical romance, YA, memoirs, and general nonfiction. She is also a speaker and regularly teaches workshops at writers’ conferences. She is currently on the board of the West Coast Christian Writers Conference and is a member of Christian Editor Network, Inspire Christian Writers, and Christian Authors Network.

Much of Jeanette’s writing and speaking flows from her unique perspective as a woman who has been visually impaired since birth. She was born with Achromatopsia, a rare eye disease that causes complete colorblindness, extremely light sensitivity, low vision, and an inability to drive. This has not stopped her from being an avid book nerd and pursuing her passions for writing and encouraging writers.


Jenne Acevedo - Editor

As a freelance editor, consultant, and editing instructor, Jenne Acevedo encourages both writers and editors through Acevedo Word Solutions LLC and Chandler Writers’ Group (Arizona), which she started in 2011.

Jenne is a cofounder of Christian Editor Network LLC, the former director of The Christian PEN and PENCON, a member of Christian Editor Connection, and an instructor for The PEN Institute. She has written multiple articles and devotions, received an award for children’s writing, and has judged both book and editing awards.

Currently, her focus is copyediting nonfiction books, proofreading for publishers, and consulting for industry clients.

Sarah Barnum - Coach and Editor

Sarah Barnum is a freelance editor with a passion for writing and riding. After a career managing a therapeutic horseback riding program for children with special needs, the Lord led her to start TrailBlaze Writing & Editing. Sarah is a member of Inspire Christian Writers and the Christian PEN, and she serves on board for the West Coast Christian Writers Conference. Sarah has published articles and short stories—most recently in Chicken Soup for the Soul—but her true passion is in helping other authors make their writing the best it can be. When she’s not working with words, Sarah enjoys ranch life in northern California with her husband and her Appaloosa horse, Ransom. Learn more at

Sue Fairchild - Coach and Editor

Sue is an editor, writer, blogger, webmistress, and blog coordinator. She has written and self-published three books: What You Think You Know (young adult fiction), Summer’s Refrain (women’s contemporary fiction), and Edit Your Novel for Less. She has published close to twenty devotions in The Secret Place and The Upper Room devotional magazines, as well as articles for her local newspaper. She is a member of the Christian Proofreaders and Editors Network (PEN) and St. Davids Christian Writers’ Association. You can learn more about Sue on her website:

She Writes For Him Leaders

She Writes For Him Managing Editor, Cynthia Cavanaugh

Cynthia is an award-winning author, speaker, and certified Life Coach. She has two titles with Redemption Press, Live Bold: A Devotional Journal to Strengthen Your Soul (2018) with co-author Andrea Tomassi, a bible study, Live Unveiled: Freedom to Worship God, Love Others and Tell Your Story (2017), and a third title to be released in early 2020, Live Bold: A Bible Study to Fuel Your Faith. She is also an author with New Hope Publishers,  Anchored: Leading Through the Storms (2018), and Unlocked: 5 Myths Holding Your Influence Captive (2013).

Cynthia has coached a wide range of authors to encourage them to leverage their influence to the next level. Cynthia has a passion for helping others flourish with their gifts.  She looks forward to serving you as a writer and author to reach your goals with your message!

Content Creator / Events Director, Carol Tetzlaff

Carol Tetzlaff has a love for Jesus and His gospel that has navigated the course of her life. Her passion to serve her King and say “yes” to whatever He calls her to do has lead her on a blessed adventure falling more and more in love with her Savior along the way. With a BA in Elementary Education from Arizona Christian University and a MA in Curriculum Development from Northern Arizona University, God has allowed her to use her teaching in both the secular and sacred world.  She has written and adapted curriculum for the public school system and for the church in various ministries from children to adults.  This has lead her to write Bible Studies and teach women both in her church and various other settings including retreats and conferences.  As an author and speaker she has a passion for discipleship leading people to know the Scriptures and live them out in their everyday life.  Carol lives in Gilbert, AZ where she is the creative arts and women’s ministry director of her church.  She also leads several conferences for Southwest Church Connection.  These roles have lead to a new found passion to use graphic design and media to reach people for the gospel. She is married to her hero and biggest supporter of her ambitions, Kelley. He affectionately calls himself the “box-carrier” as he accompanies her to many events. They love traveling and  spending time with their family forest which includes eleven grandkiddos. She also loves to shop and spend time with her friends which usually involves food and always ends with a selfie. Her first Bible study with Redemption Press will be released Spring 2021: Ezra, Unleashing a Life of Praise.



She Writes For Him Tribe Manager, Debbie Alsdorf

Debbie Alsdorf is an author, international speaker, certified life coach and mentor. Her mission is to help women live a better story by leading them to the heart of God’s love and the truth of His word. She is the author of twelve books, several Focus on the Family curriculums, featured in four compilation books and is one of the Bible teachers on the National Aspire Women’s Events Tour. She has been featured on The Today Show,100 Huntley Street and many radio broadcasts and podcasts. After many years in church ministry as a woman’s pastor and director of women’s ministries, Debbie and her husband have moved from a lifetime in California to Arizona. She and her husband Ray have raised a blended family of four children who have blessed them with ten little ones who affectionately call her Grammy. Together they enjoy an empty and well visited nest with two much loved dogs.

Author/ She Writes For Him Event Co-Host, Kennita Williams

Kennita Williams believes that life is too short to not live life on purpose. As a Certified Life Coach, Author, Motivational Speaker, and most importantly Daughter of the King. Kennita’s mission is to help people awaken to the possibilities in their personal and professional lives. Through spiritual principles, real life stories, provocative questions and a fresh perspective, Kennita inspires audiences to take the first step… “One Step in the Right direction equals progress and progress leads to purpose”. Warm, genuine and engaging, Kennita’s keynotes and workshops combine thought-provoking content, down to earth anecdotes and practical strategies leaving participants feeling uplifted and inspired.

Kennita is the CEO/Founder of Model For the King Life Coaching L. L. C. Her latest project is her book, Titled Free to See which is currently available for pre-sale. The book provides practical ideas to help people live more mindful and intentional lives.

Kennita Williams is a military spouse, mother of two, and a certified life coach. She has walked a path from not seeing a clear vision to knowing God’s purpose for her life. Through her writing, she encourages women to be all God has planned for them to be. She lives in North Pole, Alaska with her husband Nicholas, son Nicky (11) while Her daughter Keiara (20) attends Charleston Southern University.


Author/ She Writes For Him Event Co-Host, Christina Custodio

Christina Custodio is a wife of 21 years, and a mother of three beautiful teenagers. She lives with her family in Greenville, South Carolina.

She is also a teacher, speaker, author, photographer, and whatever she is called to be on any given day. On September 8, 2015, her son Isaiah’s near-death experience changed the trajectory of her life. Living in a hospital room with him for forty-four days, she chronicled each day’s heart wrenching, faith-filled, and victorious moments, which became the launchpad for her ministry. She gained thousands of online friends, supporting and walking along her family’s incredible journey of fear, struggle, hope, faith, and even unspeakable joy. Christina has a unique way of tapping into the reader’s heart, allowing them to feel, taste, and see all her family experienced each day. Those experiences have inspired thousands of readers to look inside their own journeys that have been set before them.

Author Marketing Services

Book Launch & Platform Development Coach, Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

Saundra is an award-winning author and speaker. She spent over 20 years in clinical practice as an internal medicine physician before transitioning into a career that allows her to indulge in her love of books. She is the author of Set Free to Live Free: Breaking Through the 7 Lies Women Tell Themselves and Come Empty: Pour Out Life’s Hurt’s and Recieve God’s Healing Love (winner 2016 Golden Scroll Nonfiction Book of the Year and 2016 Illumination Award Gold medalist). Her newest release is Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity (2019 gold winner for the Christian Author Network (CAN) Crown Award in Outstanding Broadcast Media).

Saundra has spoken at numerous Christian writer’s conferences teaching authors how to effectively launch their books, improve their author platform, and secure their own media placements including She Speaks, Speak Up Conference, Blue Ridge Christian Writers Conference, and She Writes For Him Conference. She leads a Christian Author Mastermind group and has coached both fiction and nonfiction authors. She loves helping authors learn how to grow their email list, build relationships with readers, and position their book in the market for maximum exposure.


Vincent Davis - Amazon Marketing Expert

Vincent B. Davis II is an author, entrepreneur, speaker, and soldier. His first novel The Man with Two Names was published in July 2017 and has since become an Amazon International Best Seller.

He is passionate about helping authors improve their brand and platform. He works with publishing companies and individual clients to help them sell more books in the modern publishing environment. Vincent is also the Senior Editor for

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