Jane Woods is a spiritual companion, yoga teacher and co-owner of Waking House Holistic Counseling + Companionship with her husband, Andrew. She’s a devoted student of the Christian Wisdom tradition and the awakening of higher consciousness. When she isn’t on her mat or buried in her books, she’s probably in the dirt with her two small boys while simultaneously cooking up something made of vegetables. “Chai tea latte” is her love language.
Felicia Murrell is a certified master life coach and former ordained pastor with over twenty years of church leadership experience. She also serves the publishing industry as a freelance copy editor/proofreader and is the author of Truth Encounters. Felicia resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her husband, Doug. Together, they have four adult children.
After experiencing her own “dark night of the soul” Sonja became a passionate seeker of the Divine within herself. She enjoys learning through a variety of sources including books, nature, and her own inner wisdom. She is a mom of 3 boys and lives in Salt Lake City Utah. You’ll often find her hiking the canyon behind her home (in all seasons!), walking around her neighborhood listening to music or a good book, in nature listening to the trees, or in her backyard meditating after a yoga practice.
Romay has been defined by many roles- daughter, friend, wife, mother, homeschooler, pastor- but she’s come to realize that none of those actually define her because “she is” is enough. It’s been a long and messy journey, and she’s still grappling her way into being her truest self. She escaped modern church leadership by being too much of a rebel to fit into the mold that required her to sit down and be quiet about issues that matter deeply (and she’s still not sorry!). It’s her dream to inspire others into a path of ‘unbecoming’, where life is owned and fully embodied. She is the co-founder of All People Free, a non-profit dedicated to ending slavery in the brickyards of the Middle East and Asia.
Bec Ellis is a writer, poet, artist & photographer living in Central Oregon with her husband and three kids. A seeker of questions and deep noticer, she began writing at a young age and has now found healing and connection in recent years, by sharing her words through poetry and short prose. She has a strong belief that our stories are what bring healing and unite us together, finding deep beauty in the curves and scars of our lives.
Emily Dobberstein is a writer, community organizer, backpacker, and world traveler based in Asheville, North Carolina. Emily is the author of the recently-published spiritual adventure memoir, The Courage to Go. She feels most herself when cooking an exquisite dinner for a large group of friends, tending to her vegetable garden, or hiking on a remote trail in the wilderness foraging for gourmet edible mushrooms. Emily is an advocate of radical vulnerability and authenticity, and she is dedicated to fostering spaces where everyone belongs and all are welcome at the table.
Jenneth Graser is a writer, contemplative pianist and homeschool Mom, living in the Western Cape of South Africa with her husband Karl and three daughters. She is the author of several poetry and devotional books. Jenneth loves her library of second-hand books, practicing the presence of God in nature’s cathedral and flying in airplanes on her way to new adventures. She believes in the healing power of heart conversations, centering prayer, and the constantly transforming journey of the inner life.