I’m so excited to share this month’s group of Women Worth Following – inspiring women you’ll want to get to know! Every month I feature ten awesome women who are changing the world. Make sure to check-out each amazing woman, and of course – don’t forget to follow them!
Sarah is the Owner & Designer behind Simply Yenni, a polymer clay jewelry business aiming to provide meaningful, affordable, and lightweight accessories that will remind women of the simplicity of God’s unending grace.
Sarah resides in Houston, Texas with her husband where she works as an HR professional by day and a clay artist by night. When she isn’t working, she is singing on her church’s worship team or spending time with her small group that she leads with her husband.
Tamar Chipp is a worship leader whose heart is to exalt Jesus, share His truth and see people changed by His power. She leads the Nashville-based worship band, Modern Day Cure, with her husband, Aaron.
Tamar also attends The Belonging Co where she serves on the worship team. She loves being Mama to her 3 year-old son, Brave.
Shara is the creator of Sweet Surrendered Soul, a place for those who are curious about God and Christianity. She writes about how the Bible applies to everyday life. On topics ranging from relationships, to marriage, small groups, Bible studies, resources, to Christian lifestyle, and more.
She is passionate about encouraging and discipling other women through the Word. Shara believes that a relationship with God through Jesus Christ is the only thing that can and will ever satisfy our longing hearts.
Shara is married to her husband, Garrett. They started out as best friends freshman year of high school, and to her surprise, she never thought he would be THE one… God sure has a funny way of bringing two people together.
Jen is a printmaker, surface designer, author, textile artist and teacher. A lifelong Californian, Jen combines her love of loud prints and saturated colors with the textures and light of the California landscapes to create highly-tactile, visually-layered, printed textiles.
Lou Ann is the creator of the Business Creation Academy, a community made for new and aspiring coach-preneurs. Her program has a direct focus on helping women bring their business idea to life, while also serving as an environment where clients can get the help and support needed on their entrepreneurial journey.
Lou Ann was inspired to create this community because she is passionate about helping women of God take control of their happiness and financial destiny.
Melissa is passionate about helping other female leaders experience freedom by encouraging their unseen talents and possibilities in a safe environment, loaded with lots of fun and prayer that will create influential actions to help women rise-up and make a difference. This passion for serving and encouraging women comes from over 20 years in professional ministry at the local church as a pastor, ministry director, speaker and author. She’s made it her life’s mission to help female leaders find community, own their leadership, and take the next step.
As a certified life breakthrough coach, Melissa pours her heart and life experience into her clients biblically steeped principles combined with an understanding of how God can, does, and will use each of us when we are healthy and whole. As Co-Founder of the Mashburns Consulting Group, Melissa & her team work with churches and nonprofits to help find practical solutions for growth, whether it is development, attendance, volunteers or leadership.
She specializes in developing female leaders in the ministry both in her coaching and consulting, but also as the ministry director of a private Facebook group, started by Kadi Cole & Company, called Ministry Chick where over 2700 female leaders from all over the world connect to find the resources and connections they need to thrive as a female leaders in the church. She’s currently finishing up a brand new book for women in ministry to be released by 2022.
Recently transplanted from Orlando, FL to Bardstown, KY, she goes where God leads even when it doesn’t always make sense on the front end. As a woman who has walked many hard roads she likes to sit, savor, and celebrate all God has done in her life, family and ministry. If you’re a female leader looking to find your community, own your leadership, and take the next step, then please reach out, she would love to connect with you!
Julie Mavis is the author of Recipes for Risk: Finding Purpose and Passion in Foster Care, a cofounder of America’s Kids Belong, and creator of two national programs, Dream Makers and the I Belong Project. She lives in Windsor, Colorado, and works alongside her husband Brian and their black lab, Avery. Her daughters (and now friends) Elle and Shelby, live nearby with their loved ones and are pursuing their dreams — some of which happen to revolve around foster care and adoption, too.
In addition to the work she loves, Julie enjoys walks with Brian and Avery, time in the kitchen with G, happy hour, snuggling with Elle’s foster babies, and experiencing God in the silent and simple things in life.
Anne Marie is a wife, step-mom, men’s designer, entrepreneur, and church leader in NYC. She has been designing men’s apparel for 13 years and is now a church leader in NYC leading a Women’s Connect Group at church.
Anne Marie’s passion lies in helping women working in influential positions with their faith journey and empowering women to do the extraordinary and be about His business! Anne Marie is a California-native living life in New York with her husband and three step-children.
Gabby’s blog, Living Her Light, was inspired by a strong desire for her own creative space– a space to share the things that bring her joy! She has always had a love for creative expression. For 15 years Gabby fulfilled this passion through her love for dance, however nowadays it looks more like cooking, writing, decorating, and singing allll the throwback jams at the top of her lungs!
If there’s one thing that fires her up most though it’s this: encouraging women to live the Spirit led, courageous and intentional lives God calls them to. As a recovering perfectionist and people-pleaser, Gabby’s hope is that in sharing pieces of her heart her readers leave feeling empowered by truth and reminded they are not alone.
Gabby is a wife to her high school sweetheart who loves and supports her in all she does. She and Myron are going on three years of marriage, however he’s been her rock, best friend, and favorite dance partner for over a decade!