• Sally Clarkson - Founder

    For over two decades Sally has championed Christian motherhood in North America and in many foreign countries. She has written six popular books on motherhood, several of which have been translated into Chinese, Dutch, French, Korean, and other languages. She has encouraged mothers since 1998 through over fifty Mom Heart Conferences in seven states, and through speaking nationally and internationally. Her personal blog, I Take Joy , draws more than 100,000 visitors each month from all over the world. She trains and disciples mothers in ministry, and leads a local Bible study that draws up to eighty women into her home each month. She loves discipleship.

  • Kristen Kill - Editor of Mom Heart Online

    Kristen is a Northwest native who grew up surrounded by family, books, alpine peaks and lots of green.  She never thought she’d leave. And when she did, she landed in a lot of concrete in a city that shapes the world’s culture.

    Now she's figuring out a life that she longs to have marked by gratitude and grace, good food and conversation; beauty, art and homeschooling all squeezed into a Manhattan apartment. She writes about living with intention as a wife and mother of four in the midst of a city that makes her heart beat just a little bit faster every time she walks outside at Hope With Feathers.

    Kristen has a background in Early Childhood Education, spent years as a missionary in Asia and Europe, and now relishes in her role as the Editor of Mom Heart Online.  You can also find her musing on Twitter at @KristenKill

  • Misty Krasawski - Community Director

    Misty Krasawski is the overly-blessed mom of eight children whom she homeschools in sunshine-y Florida. She has been clinging ferociously to the hand of her Lord since she was knee-high to a grasshopper, homeschooling for the past fifteen years, and has eighteen more years ahead of her with the younger children who are glad she will have done most of her experimenting on those who went before. Her wonderful husband Rob has much treasure laid up for him in heaven for having been called to such a daunting task. She is also the hostess of Titus2University, an online mentoring program for moms. When the house quiets down she can be found writing here and at her blog, Encouraging Beautiful Motherhood.

  • Andrea Birch

    Andrea Birch is a southern belle from South Carolina now living in the lower Hudson Valley of New York. She is the blessed-beyond-belief mother to 5 beautiful children and wife to her very handsome husband. She loves coffee, babies, sharing hearts, flowers in jars, and cozy beds among many other things. She has a heart for encouraging mothers to live in real relationship with not only their husband and children, but also the people the Lord has put in their lives. She has been blogging at her little place on the web, The Flourishing Mother  since way back in 2006.

  • Stacy Buck

    ​I am Stacy Buck. My hands hold three precious children and my heart belongs to a husband who introduced me to the ONE, forever changing the story of my life. This husband and I founded In the Trenches, a not-for-profit, that encourages ALL women in their trench of life through writing and speaking. Our hearts beat especially strong for single and military moms that are doing trench life alone. Follow our blog at www.inthetrenches.com, friend me on www.facebook.com/stacy.buck78 and tweet with me @sbuck78

  • Joy Forney

    Joy is the wife to a missionary pilot and they, along with their five kids, live in Indonesia.  Joy is a proud wife, blessed mommy, Diet Coke fanatic, runner, homeschooler, reader, thinker, home-maker, lover of nature, and most of all, an undeserving recipient of amazing grace, and grateful daughter of God.  Joy’s heart is to encourage women to revel in their job as mommy and wife, to see it as good and needed work.  She shares her heart and life of being a mom with readers at her site, Grace Full Mama.

  • Elizabeth Foss

    Elizabeth Foss is a cancer survivor who lives every day grateful for the gift of life. She is very happily married to Mike Foss and mama to nine children from 3-23. She finds the charm, the wonder, and the cacophony of big family imperfection to be great inspiration as she strives to meet the challenges of daily life with creativity and grace.

    A featured columnist for theArlington Catholic Herald, Elizabeth has written an award-winning family life column for 19 years. Her work appears frequently in Faith and Family Magazine and Catholic Digest and she has also been been featured at Catholic Exchange, EWTN and The Washington Post. She was a frequent contributor and Managing Editor of Welcome Home. You can listen to Elizabeth on Faith and Family Livecasts.

    Elizabeth published her first book,Real Learning: Education in the Heart of My Home in 2003. The book is now in its third printing. The philosophy in the book is brought to real life on Serendipity, a free blog jampacked with curriculum, books, and teaching ideas. She has authored a second book, a book of daily meditations, Small Steps for Catholic Moms, with friend and colleague Danielle Bean.

    Online, Elizabeth's blog, In the Heart of My Home, has received numerous awards, including Best Homeschooling Mom Blog (2006 and 2009) and Top Ten Blogs for Christian Women.

  • Pam Graves

    Is a single working mom of five children, 9-19. Her educational experiences include both public and homeschooling her children. She has been attending Wholeheart Conferences since 2000 and has participated in the past two Mom Heart Leader Intensives. She has led weekly Mom Heart groups since 2000 and hosted her first "Mominar" in October to reach out to local moms of the kids in the after school care program of her local YMCA.  Her group has birthed a second MomHeart group in the city this past fall and this past fall the two groups  came together for their first weekend retreat.  She has seen the fruit of her own labor in her home as she has embraced a method of discipleship with her children and is eager to share what she has learned with moms on Mom Heart Online. 

  • Kristen Habermehl

    Kristen Habermehl is blessed to be a wife and home-schooling mom of five. She finds great joy in making her house a home in Nova Scotia, Canada, where she also writes, speaks and blogs for moms at My Heart at Home

  • Kat

    Kat is a writer, speaker and the reigning CandyLand champion in her home. She blogs at Inspired to Action, where she helps overwhelmed moms become focused and purposeful. She has traveled with, and writes for, Compassion International. Kat is also a contributor for SimpleMom.net and Motherhood.YourWay.net. Her ebook, Maximize Your Mornings, has been downloaded over 15,000 times. Kat and her husband, Jimmy, live in Texas with their three children. She loves running, God and Tex Mex food, not necessarily in that order.

  • Sarah Mae

    Sarah Mae is a wife, mama, homeschool teacher, writer, and Salted-Caramel Mocha lover. She is the co-author of Desperate - Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe, a book for those who have ever whispered, “I just can’t be a mother today.” You can connect with her at sarahmae.com.

  • Brenda Nuland

    Brenda lives in the American Midwest near a major University.  She loves good coffee, tea served in lovely English teacups, old books, and decorating with vintage thrift store finds. She spends time in the kitchen trying a new recipes, and has considered intervention for her addiction to collecting china.  She enjoys writing about living a life filled with peace and beauty in the midst of frugal circumstances.

    Brenda has been married for over thirty years and brings her experiences of raising a daughter (who attended public schools K-college) and her "surprise child" son born twelve years later (who was homeschooled).  Her daughter is now a homeschooling mother to five children and her son is graduating from college and getting married this year.  They are her favorite people on the planet along with her high maintenance Maine Coon cat named Victoria. Brenda also writes at her blog Coffee, Tea, Books and Me

  • Renee Parris

    Renee Parris blogs and writes about many topics but has a passion for moms of special needs children or those moms who have struggled with infertility, miscarriage, premature birth, stillborn death or other losses associated with children.  She is a display of God's grace.  Her world is filled with an amazing husband of nearly 27 years (Mike), 6 children (4 of whom live in Heaven), foster children, family, and a host of friends…all whom have woven the fabric of their hearts into the quilt of her life.

    Renee has a burning desire to share her heart through written words.  God has so graciously given her a stirring and heartbeat to reach those around her with God's love and mercy.  As a woman trying to love her husband, nurture her children, and support her friends, she lives everyday knowing, without reservation, that God is at the center of everything that is true and lasting.  

    In the first 14 years of marriage, Mike and Renee experienced years of infertility and 3 miscarriages, each pregnancy lasting longer than the previous.  Then on September 24, 1999, Emma Grace Parris entered the world much too soon, at 27 weeks gestation and weighing 2 lbs and 12 ounces.  Emma had serious complications from the moment of her birth and spent the first four months of her life in the neonatal units of two different Chicago area hospitals. Today at nearly 13 years of age, Emma is still very complex and medically fragile.  When Emma was about 15 months old, Renee became pregnant with a son, Jonathan Michael.  He was stillborn on August 22, 2002. After five devastating pregnancies, Mike and Renee were resigned to giving themselves wholeheartedly to providing the best quality of life possible for Emma Grace.  However, God, in His wonderful ways and sense of humor, gave them an unexpected blessing in the form of a surprise pregnancy.  For nine months they worried, prayed, fretted, begged, and prayed some more.  On April 22, 2004, Spencer Michael Parris entered their world and has changed it forever.  Born with pneumonia, Spencer has mild asthma but is otherwise healthy.  He is the joy in their world, the sun in their sky.  He is an amazing brother to Emma Grace.

    Renee blogs at  www.hearmyheartbeat.org.  She treasures relationships, music, tea, English literature, the ocean and fresh flowers.

  • Angela Perritt

    Angela is the wife to her high school sweetheart and mom to her 3 adorable little girls. Some of Angela’s favorite things in life are dancing with her daughters, laughing with her husband and loving her Lord with the amazing life He has given her. You can find Angela at GoodMorningGirls where she encourages women to be in God’s Word on a daily basis through tech accountability groups. Angela’s goal in life is to inspire her children and others to love God greatly with their lives one day at a time.

  • Katy Rose

    Katy Rose, an artist at heart, is married to her high-school prom date and mama to two smiley and non-stop little boys. A life-long journaler, her blogging adventures began in 2005 while documenting life as a newlywed in Maui, continued as she settled down in New York City for several years, and then took a new turn with babies arriving and a relocation to Oklahoma for her husband’s legal education.

    While living in NYC, she was employed as a project manager by a foundation that worked with domestic violence victims, and spent some time outside of work serving pregnant women short on resources and support. She and her husband also work to raise awareness about the issue of human trafficking.

    Katy is passionate about adoption, mercy, and her family, as well as cooking, chocolate, coffee, creating, all things European, and would never pass up a real-life, inspirational story. 

    Marriage and motherhood have been major tools for refinement. She’s currently clinging to God’s promise that his grace is sufficient and his power is made perfect in her weakness. She writes at her blog Embrace and Let Go

  • Kamille Scellick

    Kamille Scellick passionately believes that gathering around the table is where the body, mind & soul will be nourished. It's around the table where you're sure to find her on any given day...eating, talking, listening & sharing life with her husband, Ben & two girls.  She believes in life-giving hospitality Jesus style and sees his redemption being offered through it.  Her greatest achievement is knowing she is extending this hospitality first & foremost to her family and then to others.  You can find her sharing stories, hospitality, food and life with friend & stranger at her blog, Redeeming the Table. You’re invited to pull up a chair & sup with her.

  • Ruth Schwenk

    Ruth is the wife of a pastor, who is her best friend and the love of her life. She is a blessed homeschooling mother to her four beautiful children, and she eagerly awaits meeting her five others in heaven. Ruth is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.  She has a passion for following God, leading worship, rescuing orphans, and inspiring others to create a God honoring family.

    She thoroughly enjoys warm spring breezes, blooming lilacs, tall skim mochas with whipped cream, root-lifter, eye cream, gel polish, laughing (lots of it), venti iced teas, exclamation points!!, family worship time, and snuggling up to read a good book with her family.

    She is the creator of The Better Mom and she tweets @thebettermom.

  • Ann Voskamp

    Ann Voskamp is a farmer's wife, home-educating mama to 6 & author of the NYTimes Bestseller One Thousand Gifts. When the kids and the washing machine sleep, she washes her real dirt down with words and The Word. Some of her words find themselves in an award-winning series for curious kids, A Child's Geography, of which all profits are donated to Compassion, or places like the Huffington PostWORLD Magazine, and Christianity Today. She’s a writer for DaySpring’s (in)Courage, is a contributing editor for The High Calling, and travels and speaks on behalf of Compassion Internationaland the needy.

    But the only words that matter? Are the ones she lives. This convicts her.

    Ann has a background in education and psychology from York University and the University of Waterloo and clings to Cross-grace. Named one of the Top 100 Mom Blogs of 2011, this farmer’s wife blogs about the beauty and messy grace @ A Holy Experience.

  • Amanda Walters

    Amanda Walters is wife to James, wholehearted mama bear to four. William is her son that died in utero yet his life shapes her todays in ceaseless ways.  Amanda was diagnosed with MS at 21 and radically changed her diet and regained her health.  Today she is thrilled to be living her dream shaping souls, raising chickens, bees & trying to grow a bit of food on their acre of land in the nc  mountains.  She is also a wellness educator sharing the power of good nutrition through juice plus.

    Amanda savors vanilla chias & long heart chats with fellow pilgrims, reading, hiking, and dancing with her kids. 

  • Cherie Werner

    Cherie has been married 26 years to her servant leader husband, Jon, who she met in college. Together they do premarital counseling and encourage families. They have three daughters; Caryn, 23, graduated from UT in December 2011 with a degree in Photo Journalism. Courtney, 21, graduated in May 2011 from Grand Canyon University with a degree in Psychology.  They both were home educated and desire to be missionaries overseas.  Then there's Cayley, 10, who keeps them young and hip. 

    Her life was forever changed in 1996 after hearing Clay and Sally speak at the CHEACT Home School CA Conference.  After moving back to Austin, TX 1997 she heard the Clarksons were hosting the WholeHearted Child Seminar and attended. Her first Mom Heart Conference was in 1998 and since then she has returned yearly to receive a boost of encouragement and equipping.  Cherie leads various WHM book studies and had a group in Austin from 1998-2001.   She is passionate about encouraging young women in their roles as wives and mothers.  She also attended the Mom Heart Leader Intensive Training in 2010.  Her desire is to pour back into the ministry and see future generations blessed. Currently she and her husband  serve on the Board of Directors for WHM.  She also blogs at  The Werners: Missional Living