Candidly Christian is powered by a group of women working together to help you grow in your walk with God. We refer to ourselves as the Candid gals, and each of one us is a real woman, living real life. We aren’t on stage. We won’t put on airs or try to look better than we really are. We share the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to living life as a Christian woman in the real world. Find out more about us below:
Heather Hart | Author & Founder
Heather Hart is an internationally best-selling and award-winning author who has an unquenchable passion for Jesus. Her desire is to help women of all ages embrace who they were created to be and find their true beauty in Christ. Heather knows that the one thing every girl needs is a little honesty, so she’s not afraid to get candid and share her struggles. Her hope that is through her writing, she can help others soak up the love of Jesus.
Valerie Riese | Blogger & Prayer Team Liaison
Valerie is a wife, mother, blogger, breast cancer survivor and the Candidly Christian Prayer Team Liaison. After suffering years of debilitating anxiety, Valerie now has a passion to help Christians find peace from anxiety & grow closer to Jesus through audio devotionals and testimonies on her blog, By His Grace. You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.
Parker J Cole | Show Host
Parker J Cole is an author, radio show host, speaker, and executive of PJC Media Network. She is an on and off recovering Mountain Dew and marshmallow addict with a fanatical obsession with the Lord, Star Trek, K-dramas, anime, romance books, old movies, speculative fiction, and knitting who writes to fill the void the sugar left behind.
Jaime Hampton | Author, Blogger, & Moderator
Jaime Hampton lives in Southcentral Alaska with her husband and three children. She has been involved with ministry to children and youth for over twenty years. Jaime writes Christian nonfiction, and has a passion for studying the Bible. She also enjoys camping with her family, roasting (and drinking!) coffee, and the crazy life that comes with being a hockey mom.
Stephanie Carter | Author & Blogger
Stephanie Carter is an author, Bible teacher, a certified forgiveness coach with Forgiving Forward ministries, and the mom of two sons. She is a passionate lover of Jesus Christ. She has her Masters in Theology and resides in the Atlanta,Georgia area. Her purpose in life is to instill discipline, integrity,and uncompromising spirit within women in their covenant marriages and lives.
Laura J. Marshall | Author & Blogger
Laura J. Marshall works a full-time job, runs several small businesses , is an author and has been raising five sons for almost a quarter of a century. She’s tired of where she’s wandered and is coming back to the heart of Jesus. Join her here for I’m Surrounded and visit her at www.LauraJMarshall.com
Sarah Callen | Blogger
Sarah is an entrepreneur and published author, currently living in Dallas, Texas. Her dreams include founding businesses, giving strategically, and sharing art with the world. And her life motto is: Every number has a name, every name has a story, and every story is worthy of being shared.
Sherry Chamblee | Author & Blogger
Sherry Chamblee is an aspiring author of Christian fiction, mom of six, wife to a cool dude, and caregiver to his granny. She is doing her best to let God do His best in her, and often failing, but trying to get back up again.
Jessica Schneider | Blogger
Jessica is a writer who desires for women to know that they are loved by a beautiful Creator, and in hopes to encourage women in their walks with Christ, she began blogging on her site The Path I Follow. Coffee, chocolate, and pink roses are her love languages, and she will use any excuse possible to make cupcakes. But above all, she has a deep love for Christ, and a desire to follow where He will lead. Jessica currently lives in Norwalk, CT with her husband Mike, and two children, Charlie and Olivia. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, walks at the beach, helping with women’s ministry at her church, and relaxing on her parent’s boat.
Laura Rath | Author & Blogger
Laura Rath enjoys writing to encourage women in their walk with Christ. She shares stories of her own faith journey on her blog, Journey in Faith, and is a regular contributor for several Christian websites. Laura is a wife and mother and enjoys spending time with her family, reading, going deeper into God’s Word, and speaking at women’s events. You can find her on her blog, as well as Twitter and Facebook.
Sheila Schweiger-Rhodes | Author & Blogger
Sheila is an author, speaker, blogger and the founder of “JesusGlitter.” Jesus Glitter is about looking for Jesus in the everyday moments of life. Each week you can find inspiration at JesusGlitter.com where Sheila encourages others to “Be the Sparkle!” She was a contributing author to Candid Conversations and the author to the soon to be released book, Holy Unrest: Where Conflict Meets Your Calling.
Sheila has been described as deeply passionate, profoundly uplifting and completely authentic. Her passion is to share the message of God’s redeeming love and offer the encouragement, love and hope to those who have been wounded by life. She resides in Maryland with her husband Dave. Together they have formed a blended family of four grown adult children and three grandchildren.
Barbara Ford | Author
Barbara Ford is an author and elementary teacher in southern Iowa. She enjoys reading, being outdoors, and is involved in children’s ministry at Trinity Christian Church. Barbara has two daughters and seven grandchildren.
Join Our Team
Are you interested in contributing to Candidly Christian? We are currently accepting applications for regular contributors and guest bloggers. Find out more with the links below: