Kait is a Los Angeles based author, relationship coach, online educator, speaker, and host of the Heart of Dating Podcast, a top 50 Christian rated Podcast. Kait's mission is to empower both men and women to have the courage to own their story, walk in victory, thrive with purpose, and discover clarity and vision in their life and relationships. Kait is particularly passionate about the topic of relationships and has a deep hope that the dating scene can be transformed (because let’s face it #thestruggleisreal). She has an extensive dating background, but has actively worked to seek hope, growth, and an even deeper sense of self love. She LOVES walking alongside those on a similar journey... while showing them that dating can actually be AMAZING! In 2018 Kait launched the Heart of Dating Podcast to start a conversation and navigate into the murky waters of dating with her fellow singles. Kait now helps hundreds of men and women on their journey through the conversations on her podcast, 1 on 1 relationship coaching, as well as her online dating and heartbreak courses. She loves Jesus, going to Disneyland as much as possible, all things French…. and is wildly obsessed with Celine Dion. She believes at the core that each person is perfectly unique, loved, & worthy of God’s best… but that we all need to remember to dance it out just a bit more. ;)
Jonathan “JP” Pokluda
JP is the Lead Pastor of Harris Creek Baptist Church in Waco, TX. He was formerly the leader of The Porch in Dallas, TX which grew to be the largest weekly young adult gathering of its kind in the country. JP didn’t come to understand the grace of the Gospel until his early twenties after being involved in different denominational churches his entire life. This ignited a desire in him to inspire young adults to radically follow Jesus Christ and unleash them to change the world. His best-selling book, Welcome to Adulting, offers millennials a roadmap to navigating faith, finding a spouse, finances, and the future. Following the release of Welcome to Adulting, he wrote Welcome to Adulting: Survival Guide, that provides a 42-day guide to surviving adulthood. JP’s most recent release, Welcoming the Future Church, inspires ministry leaders to keep their churches young, because Millennials, Gen Y and Gen Z are the future of the church. His next book, OutDated, releases in March and was written after years of observing the changing landscape of dating. JP's partner in ministry is Monica, his wife of sixteen years, and together they disciple their children Presley, Finley, and Weston.
Stephanie May Wilson
Stephanie May Wilson is an author, a podcaster, a speaker, and the go-to guide for women in their 20s and 30s as they navigate their most important relationships. Through her books, courses, and chart-topping podcast, Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson, Stephanie has mentored more than one million women as they cultivate healthy, thriving relationships with God, their friends, their significant others, and with themselves. Stephanie’s writing has been featured on NBC, the Anthropologie blog, and Relevant Magazine. She has also been a long-time blog contributor for CNBC’s Nightly Business Report, Darling Magazine, and the Christian Mingle blog. When she’s not writing, speaking, or recording a podcast episode, you can find Stephanie packing for a global adventure with her husband, Carl, laughing with her close tribe of girlfriends, or snuggled up in yoga pants in her Nashville home. For more from Stephanie, you can follow her on Instagram (@SMayWilson) or visit her website, StephanieMayWilson.com
Jamal and Natasha Miller
Jamal & Natasha are the Founders of Miller Media Group—a house of brands dedicated to helping men and women establish a solid foundation for an unbreakable marriage. They are also the creators of The One University, an exclusive membership program with more than 5,000 members for single men and women desiring to prepare themselves for marriage. Once engaged, their Facebook love story originally posted on Youtube, went viral. They have since been featured in Forbes, CBN, Huffington Post, BET, JET Magazine, and worked with countless other relationship experts in the grand effort to reduce the divorce rate in America. Jamal and Natasha are also the Associate Pastors at All Nations Worship Assembly in Chicago, where they reside with their two daughters, Harvest Ann and Melodie Grace.
Jennie Allen is the New York Times bestselling author of 'Get Out of Your Head'. The founder and visionary of IF: Gathering, she is a passionate leader following God's call on her life to catalyze a generation of women to live what they believe. Jennie has a master's in Biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband, Zac, and their four children.
Mike is a best-selling author, speaker and helps people build strong lives and relationships. His work has been featured on Good Morning America, FOXNews and the New York Times. He lives in San Diego with his wife and two children.
Dr. Therese Mascardo
Part Oprah, part Joanna Gaines, and part Anthony Bourdain, Dr. Therese hails from Southern California and is a Filipina-American Licensed Clinical Psychologist, self-care and personal development guru, and consummate foodie. Berkeley educated, she is a mover and a shaker with a drive for entrepreneurship and building community. Dr. Therese founded the LA Digital Nomads, and is the CEO & Founder of Exploring Therapy, a wellness community that helps people build a life they don’t need a vacation from. Through her lens of vivacity and delight, she shares about psychology, business, food, faith, and hospitality. She was a convocation speaker at Pepperdine University, and has worked with Women’s Health, Bumble Bizz, Dr. Henry Cloud, Darling Magazine, PsychCentral, and Yellow.co, to name a few. She has appeared on Tastemade, The Faith & Mental Wellness Podcast, The Holding Space Podcast, and others. She also serves as an inaugural Advisory Council member for the Association for Healthcare Social Media, the first professional society focused on health professional social media use. Most recently, she spoke to entrepreneurial women at The Riveter on self-care and being intentional with managing one’s career and life. Her spirited yet centered presence has led her followers to find her trustworthy, calming, and encouraging. Prior to launching her own business, she had adventures working as an executive with a luxury chocolate company, in full time ministry, and leading business development for the largest food tourism company in Los Angeles. Dr. Therese has an online therapy practice and travels full time. She is passionate about inspiring people to create more healthy, free, and connected lives. In her personal life she is a self care evangelist, a sustainable clothing & green beauty enthusiast, and on a never-ending quest to find the world’s best breakfast burrito.
Ben Stuart is the pastor of Passion City Church, Washington D.C, and author of Single, Dating, Engaged, Married. Prior to joining Passion City Church, Ben served for eleven years as the executive director of Breakaway Ministries, a weekly Bible study attended by thousands of college students on the campus of Texas A&M. Ben earned a master’s degree in historical theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Ben and his wife, Donna, live to inspire and equip people to walk with God for a lifetime.
Debra is a Licensed Professional Counselor, relationship expert, national speaker, and the author of True Love Dates, Choosing Marriage, and Love in Every Season. Debra is also the creator of the popular relationship advice blog, www.TrueLoveDates.com as well as the Love + Relationships Podcast, reaching millions of people with the message of healthy relationships. You may also recognize her voice from her 200+ articles published across the internet. Connect with her on Facebook or Instagram!
Kat is a Brooklyn-based online educator, digital content creator, female empowerment advocate...She loves God, a good Beyoncé dance party, + has an affinity for Ranch dressing (don't take it away from her!). Her vision is for women to know their beauty, identity and value. She has a B.S. in Biblical Studies from Dallas Baptist University and is Co-Founder of the online publication The Refined Woman and host of The Refined Collective Podcast. She has also been a full-time photographer for the last decade with her work being featured in: Vanity Fair, GQ, Forbes, People, Who What Wear, US Weekly, and Glamour UK. She believes in the power of story, that done is better than perfect, quality triumphs quantity, and that every opportunity is an opportunity for growth if we choose it to be. The vehicles for her message are: her podcast, online courses, written articles, hosted leadership development workshops, speaking at conferences, and more. It has become a bigger passion in her life than she ever could have imagined.
Tovares and Safa Grey
Tovares and Safa are the minds behind Godly Dating 101! They are a young, married couple with a passion for seeing relationships done God’s way. They advocate for purity in heart and mind so that believers can grow closer to Jesus while growing stronger in their relationships.
Alec is a speaker, filmmaker, creative director at Messenger International and co-founder to the Sons & Daughters ministry and movement. Alec and his brothers Arden, Addison, and Austin all work for Messenger International, a ministry led by their parents John and Lisa Bevere.
Ashley is a writer and speaker, and author of Rise of the Truth Teller: Own Your Story, Tell it Like it is and Live with Holy Gumption. For more than 15 years, she has worked in non-profit spaces, leading faith-based initiatives, serving as a prison chaplain and pastor, speaking at conferences, churches, and events. Having worked on dozens of books with other authors, Ashley enjoys partnering with new writers to help them edit content, and write a winning book proposal. She is cohost of the hilarious and helpful podcast Why Tho, and lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons and baby girl. Purchase her book, read and watch content, or connect on her website: www.ashabercrombie.org.
Tara-Leigh Cobble's zeal for Biblical literacy led her to create D-Group (Discipleship Group), which has grown into an international network of 250+ Bible studies that meet every week in homes, churches, and online. She also writes and hosts a daily radio show called "The God Shot" and a daily podcast called "The Bible Recap" designed to help listeners read and understand the Bible in a year. In its first 16 months, the podcast garnered nearly 25 million downloads, and more than 20,000 churches around the world have joined their reading plan to know and love God better. Her book "The Bible Recap" (Baker / Bethany House), a 365-day guide to reading through the Bible, releases November 3.
Addison and Juli Bevere
Addison Bevere is the author of Saints: Becoming More Than “Christians”—a book that offers fresh perspective on what it looks like to follow Jesus in today’s world. He is a husband to one, father to four, and serves as the COO of Messenger International, an organization that impacts millions of people in virtually every country. Addison is also the cofounder of SonsAndDaughters.tv. To learn more about him visit AddisonBevere.com.
Hello, I’m Juli Bevere. I’m a beloved daughter of the King of kings. I don’t know if I’ll ever fully understand what that means, but my life is devoted to cultivating that truth. I’m always searching out beauty and depth. Incredible spaces, delicious food, and meaningful conversations are must haves for me. My husband, Addison, is my best friend, a gift I could never earn. We are having the time of our lives raising our four children amongst the mountains of Colorado.
Chaz is from NJ, but now lives in LA. His calling is to boldly use his influence to share God’s love and joy with the world through media and entertainment. For the past 7 years, that’s looked like making funny, inspirational, and gospel videos on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Vine (R.I.P.), but now he's focusing on making music, hosting a podcast, and live streaming on Twitch. A few other desires of his are to host a talk show for teens that invites influential people to have lighthearted conversations about difficult topics, start a clothing brand that’s all about recognizing unseen people and places, write and produce films that speak to people in ways that aren’t possible with words, and lead an awesome, God-fearing family one day.
Kristie Christie is a speaker and writer who wanted to get married to the worship leader at camp who had a perfect family and she hoped would fall madly in love with her and propose, and they’d live happily ever after. Instead of that well-constructed fantasy: She went on hundreds of internet dates. She had lots of “guy friends” who invited her to “coffee.” Was in several great relationships that never quite worked out. Was in a few relationships that weren’t as healthy. Texted with too many of the wrong guys just because she is a flirt and liked the attention. She learned a lot and fell in and out of love. One day on an average Tuesday when she hadn’t washed her hair? She met the love of her life at a restaurant. Truth. There at the Happy Hour tables (after closing every match on EHarmony on her ipad), a beautiful-dark-skinned man named David Christie made her laugh and asked good questions and even followed up and took her on real dates. They got married a year later, and she is asked every day, “Is that really your last name?” Kristie has a heart for inspiring people of all relationship statuses to live wholeheartedly in every season. Her messages are heartfelt, humorous, and vulnerable, allowing people to feel seen, understood, and encouraged. You can find her articles about relationships on Darling Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Good Men Project, and XOJane. She is the founder and creator of REViBRANt KiDS Family Resources. Kristie works for Compassion International recruiting and equipping communicators to create transformation for children living in extreme poverty. Kristie and David live in Calabasas, California where they do not keep up with the Kardashians. Leadership, empathy, authenticity travel & humor are their favorite things.
Dr. Celeste Holbrook
Dr. Celeste Holbrook is a sexologist, speaker and author who has dedicated her life to helping women achieve soul-centered sex through planned mental and behavioral changes. She inspires women to move through mental blocks surrounding their intimate lives to truly experience the sex that was spiritually designed for her. Hundreds of women have changed their relationships by following the sexual and spiritual strategies that Dr. Holbrook has created and tailored specifically for them. Her favorite moment is the spark that appears in a woman’s eyes the instant her sensual confidence is re-awakened.
Kirby Minnick is a 23-year-old Christian Social Media Influencer and Preacher/Speaker from Dallas Texas. In May of 2019, she graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a major in Communications and minor in Biblical Studies and is using her gifts, talents, and education to preach the Gospel to all in many mediums and on many platforms. She is passionate about seeing individuals walk in the freedom and fullness that comes with life in Christ and grow in their intellect and intimacy with Him and His word. Kirby also has her own podcast called Bought + Beloved, and posts lifestyle, comedic, and Christian content on her Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, and Twitter accounts which are @kirbyisaboss.
A speaker, worship leader and purpose coach whose love of people has taken her all over the world. Her fiery disposition is only matched by her generous spirit. As she sees it, everyone has a gift, and everyone belongs - that is what she practices, and that is what she preaches. From helping establish prophetic schools and assisting healing ministry overseas to pouring into the lives of young women, Demetria has made her life about showing others God's redeeming love. She connects with the souls of others, reveals the hearts of people in the limelight through TV interviews, and allows others to experience the presence of the Holy Spirit through a prophetic worship experience. Her non-profit organization, Letters of the Heart, helps other organizations develop projects in underrepresented communities. Demetria earned her B.A. in English at Bridgewater College. From there, she went on to study mentoring and coaching at Regent University, where she graduated with a master’s degree in Practical Theology. Soon after, she got involved with her community, focusing her attention on the development of a private school and therapeutic foster care. In 2008, Demetria joined the Christian Broadcasting Network as a regular worship leader and co-host for their internationally broadcasted show, The Spiritual Gifts Webcast, now called 700 Club Interactive. Demetria is currently a producer for 700 Club and 700 Club Interactive. Music is her outlet; however, worship is her lifestyle. Demetria’s latest CD, Letters of the Heart, expresses the love and hope that is found in Christ. The CD is available for purchase on all digital outlets. For more information, please visit her website at https://www.demetriastallings.com
Arkansas native, Texas resident, and frequent world traveler—Meshali Mitchell is a portrait artist, lover of people, and a story teller. The quality of her work stands alone, known by its immersion in heart and soul. Over time, her childhood hobby for photography developed and eclipsed all other career interests. She now owns and operates Meshali Mitchell Photo, which is run out of her home but takes her all over the world. She is a creative image builder, confident in her style, and recognized for her ability capture the true heart of a moment. This site houses her photographs and travels, displaying the very heartbeat of her art. Every human being has a story worth hearing and a story worth telling. Meshali’s mission is to be a conduit for people to do just that. Her true vision is for the one. It has been said that she honors people with her lens. In an unforeseen step of faith, the combination of a deep love for Christ, a heart for restoration, and an eye for creativity led her to purchase an 1886 Farmhouse in May of 2018. During this time, she began to document the restorative process, noticing how closely it paralleled her personal story of restoration--room by room, piece by piece. Soon after, she began to realize the house was all of our stories. Broken to beautiful. Beauty from ashes. Nothing too far beyond God’s reach. This current project and movement “A House God is Building” is now being carried across the nation into hearts of people who desperately need to be reminded of the restorative, transforming power of Christ’s love. Even though she’s residing in a big metroplex, Meshali clings tightly to her southern roots and her love for the simplicities of life. Arkansan turned Texan, she loves her dog Belle, good Tex Mex, Diet Coke, big front porches, and quality time with friends and family. Outdoor life energizes and refreshes during her busy schedule, so you'll find her traveling or out on the lakes during any free time. Hope you come and sit, find rest and stay a while + enjoy all that is going on here at meshali.co
Susie is Canadian by birth, Korean by heritage, Mexican by marriage and American by immigration. She is passionate about matters surrounding reconciliation, justice and the Gospel. Susie and her husband Marcos met at Fuller Theological Seminary while getting their M.A. in Intercultural Studies and now have 4 beautiful LatAsian babies. After serving as a youth pastor and church planter in South Central Los Angeles for 14 years, Susie now lives in Long Beach, CA where she serves on staff with Light and Life Christian Fellowship.
Brittney is passionate about sharing the love of Christ by encouraging others to discover their self-worth and purpose in Him. She is an advocate for mental health and well-being as well as encourages others that “it’s human” to go through emotional difficulties. Brittney’s blog proposes tools on how to healthily maneuver through these struggles and find peace in Christ.
Toni J Collier
Toni was born and raised in Houston, Texas but now resides in Atlanta, the city she now calls home with her husband Sam and daughter Dylan. With a degree in business logistics and entrepreneurship, she has used her talents to help ministries, leaders, and non-profits in the areas of student ministry, creative marketing, leadership, innovation, strategic planning, and diversity and inclusion. Toni kills illusions. She confronts the hard things. She takes her challenges head on, then she takes on your challenges too. She’s a speaker, a host, a teacher, and a faith advocate. She’s had the opportunity to proudly stand on stages like North Point Community Church, Chick-Fil-A, Orange Conference, and MomCon. She’s also the founder of a women’s ministry brand called Broken Crayons Still Color that helps to reinspire confidence in your own potential. And, in this digital age of anxiety, Toni is teaching people all over the country that you can be broken and worthy and unqualified and still called to do great things . She doesn’t want you to just face your demons, she wants you to quash the illusion of your brokenness so you can live the most colorful life possible.
Brian & Alexis Cole
Brian and Alexis Cole are a passionate couple who inspire to showcase their unique lifestyle through YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook. They use each platform to talk about the different dynamics of their interracial marriage journey towards parenthood, and their love for travel. The couples overall goal is to advocate for unity and love by showing what two different cultures can look like when they come together.
Kristin & Danny Adams
Kristin & Danny Adams are viral video creators, best known for their funny lip-sync mashups. They are passionate about finding the funny in life and relationships, and when they aren’t making family-friendly online videos, they are traveling the country as speakers and emcees, entertaining audiences with their “Date Night With Kristin And Danny” and “Laughter Is The Best Medicine” programs.
Kristin & Danny originally met and married in Los Angeles, California where they spent 15 years working in the entertainment industry; Kristin as a television host and red carpet correspondent, and Danny as an actor, comedian, and stunt man for sports commercials.
In 2016, after a “mountaintop moment” - really, Danny went to the mountains to pray - God called them to move to Danny’s hometown of Indianapolis, IN to begin creating “online family-friendly content where God is always welcome.” One cross-country move, four years and several viral videos later, they now have an online following of over 1 million people, and are passionate about using their influence to help encourage and cultivate healthy marriages and families for God’s glory.
They have two children, Harper (9) and Holt (6) and will celebrate 12 years of marriage this year. You can find out more about their story or watch their videos at www.datenightwithkristinanddanny.com.
Emma Mae Jenkins & Josh McDaniel
Emma Mae Jenkins is a junior at Liberty University, studying Church Ministry with a focus in Women’s Leadership. She just released a 30-Day Devotional with Tyndale Publishing, “ALL-CAPS YOU”. She is a YouTuber and social media influencer who uses her platform to lead people into a genuine relationship with Christ, and champions others to love well regardless of their circumstances.
Josh is a 21 year old Junior at Liberty University currently studying Business Psychology. He is a YouTuber and social media influencer. His mission and purpose is using God’s word to lead people to love Christ and others in a deeper and more genuine way.
Social entrepreneur, story teller, and art director, Eryn Eddy is the founder of So Worth Loving—a lifestyle clothing brand. Since its start in 2011, Eryn has since grown So Worth Loving into a notable company that has sold to all 50 states and 30 countries. As it continues to garner a growing presence Eddy and her work have been featured in publications such as The Oprah Magazine, CNN headline news, MSNBC, Mashable, Jezebel Magazine, Southern Living, and Atlanta Magazine. Music led Eryn to retail. Retail led her to understanding what community is, and Community led her to storytelling. She now shares her story by speaking at conferences, universities, and podcasts on what she has learned in over a decade.
Rebekah Lyons is a national speaker and bestselling author of Rhythms of Renewal: Trading Stress and Anxiety for a Life of Peace and Purpose, You Are Free: Be Who You Already Are and Freefall to Fly: A Breathtaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning. An old soul with a contemporary, honest voice, Rebekah reveals her own battles to overcome anxiety and depression—and invites others to discover and boldly pursue their God-given purpose. Alongside her husband, Gabe, Rebekah finds joy in raising four children, two of whom have Down syndrome. She wears her heart on her sleeve, a benefit to friends and readers alike. Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, CNN, Huffington Post, The Tennessean, Publisher’s Weekly, and more.
Pastor Michael Phillips
Michael Phillips is the Senior Pastor of Kingdom Life Church, a non- denominational congregation in Baltimore, Maryland. Under Phillips’ stewardship Kingdom Life has grown into a thriving faith community brimming with passion for social justice. Dedicated to revitalizing urban decay in West Baltimore and beyond, KLC touches lives through more than 50 outreach ministries. From stocking food pantries to mentoring small business owners their mission is simply this: Helping People to Live a Better Life! Leading by example, Phillips has become a champion for education reform. He currently serves on the Maryland State Board of Education and the board of Green Street Academy. He is the chair and co-founder of Faith Leaders for Excellent Schools and the board chair of the nationwide education advocacy organization, 50CAN. Phillips is driving a national dialogue on education reform because quality education is a moral obligation that our country cannot afford to ignore.
Ben Higgins is best known from season 20 of ABC’s hit series, “The Bachelor,” where he opened himself up to millions of viewers, giving them the chance to truly get to know him. The opportunity ultimately led to an enhanced platform that he now uses to share what he is most passionate about with others – his faith, his hope for humanity and his love of sports. Born and raised in Winona Lake, IN, Ben currently resides in Denver, CO, where he moved after graduating from Indiana University in 2012. Since “The Bachelor,” Ben has been keeping up with a number of projects with the help of some of his closest friends. Most importantly, Ben co-founded Generous International, a for purpose company dedicated to contributing profits to social issues around the world, starting with a cup of coffee. With a vision to change the way society thinks of consumer products, all Generous merchandise is designed specifically to create and multiply good in the world. Whether creating jobs, feeding children or improving education, it begins with giving back in order to build a world that we all want to live in. Ben stays connected with his loyal Bachelor following with his iHeartMedia podcast, “Almost Famous,” which he co-hosts with his friend and former Bachelor contestant, Ashley Iaconetti. With over 80 million downloads it’s the perfect destination for fans to get an inside perspective on the popular franchise as they break down the current Bachelor season in addition to discussing pop culture, offering relationship advice and allowing listeners to keep up with their personal lives. In 2018 Ben partnered with nationally recognized chef Daniel Asher and the team at Culinary Creative Group to open his first restaurant venture Ash ‘Kara in Denver, Co. Ash ‘Kara is a globally inspired restaurant with influences from Israel, the Middle East, and Mesopotamia. Ash ‘Kara which is Hebrew street slang for “totally!” or “right on!” explores the continuous evolution of Israeli cuisine with ingredients and flavors from across Europe and North Africa including Yemen, Syria, Morocco, Egypt, Turkey and Spain into a menu of shareable items from Ash ‘Kara’s wood-fired oven. In November of 2019 Ben teamed up with chef Blake Edmunds to open up his second restaurant “Mister Oso”. Mister Oso is a Latin inspired restaurant that channels his love of Central and South American cuisine through a casual, flavor-bomb menu of salads, smoked and roasted meat tacos, ceviches, and crudos. In August of 2019 Ben was announced by Warner Brothers as the host of their newest project “Bachelor Live On Stage”. In February of 2020 Ben and the team hit the road to tour 65 cities throughout the United States hosting a live show in front of 2,000 plus people every night. In March of 2020 in a response to the COVID-19 pandemic Ben and his team announced the start of an apparel project called My Fan Threads. My Fan Threads sells custom apparel online with a print on demand process model. Of all Ben’s ventures, his longest-running connection has been with Humanity and Hope United, where he holds a seat on the board. Established by one of his best friends, Riley Fuller, Humanity & Hope United is a non-profit organization working to assist underserved villages in remote parts of Honduras. They partner with the people of each community to achieve sustainable change, focusing on the needs of individuals rather than a single issue or approach.