AUTHORS

Amy Sorrells

A long-time believer in the power of story to change lives, Amy’s diverse writing career includes over two decades of freelance writing including medical journal publications and a popular op-ed newspaper column.

Amy’s novels have been short-listed for various fiction awards, and her first novel, How Sweet the Sound, won the 2011 Women of Faith Writing Contest before it was... learn more

Margot Starbuck

Margot is passionate about effective communication. Holding a Master’s of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Bachelor’s from Westmont College, Margot is the author of six books and collaborator on others. Margot’s first book, The Girl in the Orange Dress, was awarded the 2011 Golden Scroll Award for Nonfiction Book of the Year by the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. Margot’s writing has... learn more

Curt Steinhorst

Curt Steinhorst is on a mission to rescue us from our distracted selves. Having spent years studying the impact of tech on human behavior, Curt founded Focuswise, a consultancy that equips organizations to overcome the distinct challenges of the constantly-connected workplace. He is also a certified speaker at the Center for Generational Kinetics, the premier organization for generational research in North America. Diagnosed with... learn more

Barbara Stoefen

Barbara Cofer Stoefen is a drug prevention activist in Oregon and advocate for recovering addicts. She presently serves as president of the Meth Action Coalition, a nonprofit organization providing education and community awareness on all drugs of abuse. Barbara is a graduate of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) National Coalition Academy, and is an active member of several coalitions working to... learn more

David Stoop

David Stoop, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in California. He received a master's in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and a doctorate from the University of Southern California. He is the founder and director of the Center for Family Therapy, in Newport Beach, California. David is also an adjunct professor at Fuller Seminary and serves on the executive board of the American... learn more

Jennifer Strickland

Although women come to hear Jen Strickland speak because of her breadth of experience in the modeling industry, she is more than a former international model. Jen is grateful wife, blessed mom, inspired speaker, gifted teacher and natural writer, sent into the world with a message of God's love. Her journey to discovering the love of God was not a simple one; at times,... learn more

Angela Strong

Angela sold her first article to a national magazine while still in high school. She went on to study journalism at the University of Oregon and freelance for magazines such as Brio, Encounter, and Hopscotch. Her short story The Water Fight Professional was picked up for reprint by the New York State Testing Board to be used in over half-a-million tests. Angela's first... learn more

Jamie Sumner

Jamie Sumner is the author of the forthcoming middle-grade novel, Roll with It. Her second and third middle-grade novels with Atheneum Books for Young Readers will be coming out in 2020 and 2021. She is also the author of the nonfiction book on motherhood, Unboundand the forthcoming bookEat, Sleep, Save the Worldfor parents of children with special needs. She has written for the New... learn more

Brian Sussman

Brian Sussman's broadcasting career began many years ago while he was attending the University of Missouri. Somehow he talked Bill Weaver, the wonderful station manager at KFRU-AM in Columbia, into letting him host overnight, from 1:00 to 5:00 a.m. Amazingly, upon graduation, that job led him to accepting a position managing the newsroom at KCBJ-TV (now KMIZ-TV), also in Columbia. He was the... learn more

Dillon T. Thornton, Ph. D.

Dr. Dillon T. Thornton is the senior pastor of Faith Community Church (Florida). He has been in ministry over 16 years serving as a senior pastor, discipleship pastor, and student and children’s pastor. He has served on numerous mission teams around the world. Thornton holds a bachelor of arts degree from Leavell College, masters of divinity from Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, and... learn more

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