Speaking Topics

Down Syndrome, faith, adoption, motherhood, lessons learned from imperfection, depression

Gillian Marchenko

Gillian Marchenko is the 2012 winner of the Ethel Herr Most Promising New Writer Award from Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference and is the author of two books: Sun Shine Down and Still Life. Gillian writes and speaks about Down syndrome, faith, adoption, motherhood, and lessons learned from imperfection.

Her writing has appeared in MomSense Magazine, EFCA TODAY, Four Cornered Universe, CHICAGO PARENT, Story Bleed, CHICAGO SPECIAL PARENT, Thriving Family, Kyria.com, Gifted for Leadership.com, and MOPS CONNECTIONS MAGAZINE. Most Sundays, you’ll find Gillian in the back row of the church her husband Sergei pastors in Chicago, bouncing a toddler on her knee and giving her other three children the look.