I’m proud to announce this month’s group of Women Worth Following – inspiring women you’ll want to get to know! Every month I feature nine awesome women who are changing the world. I can’t wait for you to check out these amazing women, and don’t forget to follow them too!
Lisa is an author and speaker inspiring women to cultivate faith in life’s storms. Ten years ago, Lisa became a sudden widow and single mom to 7. This unwanted, unexpected loss became a catalyst to discover God can reshape what’s been shattered. Lisa has been published at many sites including Proverbs 31 Ministries, Risen Motherhood, and Christian Parenting. Her debut book Life Can Be Good Again: Putting Your World Back Together After It All Falls Apart releases April, 2022.
As a former litigating attorney, Lisa is passionate about rich Bible teaching. She’s launched a local ministry for widows in her community of Jacksonville, Florida, serves young widows through the Facebook community, Widow Mama Collective, and founded a team of contributing writers at Hope In Grief.
Lisa’s days are filled top to bottom with stewarding her precious children, writing, ministry, speaking and long walks to justify lots of dark chocolate.
Rachel is the author of Rest & Reflect, a 12-week guided journal that helps you implement a weekly rhythm of rest and reflection in your week. Rachel believes rest doesn’t have to be a four-letter word and invites busy moms who feel like they are about to break from exhaustion to reclaim a deep joy and stabilizing peace in their lives through the practice of a simple family Sabbath.
She offers resources and encouragement on her website and will launch the Simply Sabbath podcast in December. Rachel, her husband, and their three kiddos recently moved from Chicago to Houston and are excited to explore their new hometown.
Natalie is a Maryland native dedicated to building brands and the people behind them with joy. She is the Founder of StrateJenk, LLC. Founder and CEO of StrateJenk, where she devotes her time and creative energy to influencing positive perceptions and promoting strong brands through digital strategy and strategic communication.
Kyunghee is a Korean born, Korean American poet and writer residing in Michigan. Her work explores themes of home, belonging, and becoming. What does it mean to belong, to each other and to ourselves? She believes that empathy, curiosity, and storytelling builds community.
As a mental health advocate and a certified yoga & meditation teacher, much of her work embraces the healing process and how to be more human.
Lindsay is the founder of The Truly Co, host of The Truly Co Podcast, and publisher of Truly magazine, a Christian print publication grounded in gospel truth, pairing stories of hope and encouragement with custom art and design. She is passionate about spirit-filled creativity, leadership, and working with excellence to offer our abilities as an act of worship. With a master’s degree in strategic leadership, Lindsay’s mission is to encourage others to step boldly into the assignments and dreams God has given them.
Lindsay lives in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and enjoys the little moments of life with her two kids, husband, and dog, Bear. She loves speaking, serving at her local church, and finding adventure wherever she goes.
When you hear “Christian Music Artist”, if you imagine soft spoken, subdued, “don’t stir the pot” artist– think again. Annaly Mawire is captivating, fearless, and prepared “to go there” spiritually and her music provides the listener with more than just a unique sound. When asked why she chooses to lead worship rather than perform, Annaly says, “My mission is to bring the presence of God.”
Annaly’s belief is that God moves where He is praised, and her music ministry creates the place where God can freely bring change and healing to a person’s life. After a 5 year absence, Annaly returned to worship leading in 2016 after a Godly encounter. She was featured on Voyage Dallas Magazine after her worship leading was noticed.
Annaly has also been featured on worldwide music platforms including Acoustic Energy in Ontario, Canada, A Step Forward Christian Chart in the UK, and Fire Revival in Singapore. She has just released her first single Under the Shadow, available on all streaming platforms, and plans to bring her music ministry to all who seek more to life than just getting by.
Ariana is a Chicago-raised Latina, a third-generation minister of the gospel, a leader at a Christian Humanitarian Aid Organization, and is a founder of the online community Latina’s Loving Jesus. She is passionate about seeing the women of the church, even more specifically, the women of color, take their rightful places as leaders in the body of Christ.
With over ten years of women’s ministry leadership experience, Ariana coaches and encourages women to see how they have been intentionally created and uniquely equipped to live every day in a way that points people to Jesus.
Instagram feed testimonies and IG story reflections are where you can find her words and thoughts lately. She travels to churches and conferences to preach the gospel and train leaders where she speaks about identity and cross-generational leadership.
Keep your eyes peeled for the release of her upcoming podcast, Latina Listening with Ariana Rivera where she’ll lead conversations navigating and interpreting life and leadership as a Christian from the point of view of a Latina listening to the voice of God.
Kelley is a Midwest boy mom of two (and one angel in heaven), residing in the suburbs of Minneapolis. When she’s not buried in a book or crafting content, you can find her outside gardening, hiking or planning her next getaway.
After her own intense struggles with mental illness, grief and self-worth, she’s determined to pay it forward by helping others experience Jesus through their most challenging trials.
In September, DaySpring published Kelley’s story, Radical Obedience, in Sweet Tea for the Soul: Comforting, Real-Life Stories for Grieving Hearts. God continues to prove His faithfulness, bringing beauty out of her past heartbreak. She has God-sized dreams of publishing several books and Bible studies to reach others and continue to build His kingdom.
Kelley is passionate about teaching Christians how to develop a life-changing faith in God, experiencing more peace, less worry and transformation into who God designed us to be. She helps others cultivate a heart of obedience, joy and contentment.
Gloria is the visionary of The Ex-Nihilo Collective, an organization on mission to use creativity to transform lives in unconventional ways. This past October Gloria launched her most recent initiative, Hope Booth: A 3 minute interactive immersive experience that delivers poetic messages of hope in the form of remodeled phone booths strategically placed throughout our cities around the globe.
Gloria dedicates her life to raising up and equipping high capacity creatives who use their creativity and ingenuity for greater purpose, to pioneer a world where no one goes unseen and to transform cities and lives all over the globe.
Gloria has partnered with organizations and ministries all over the world telling beautiful and powerful stories of hope and redemption and has shared her story of overcoming, homelessness, fatherlessness, and suicide to over 3 million individuals worldwide online and offline through teaching and spoken word artistry.