Born and raised in rural southern Illinois as a preacher’s kid, Heather was well acquainted with ministry life before her husband became a pastor fifteen years ago. She started serving in youth and children’s ministries when her daughter was still a child. Now, those ministries and wrangling the schedules of her three teenage boys takes a lot of her time and energy, but Heather still tries to carve out a little time for herself. Like many of you, her favorite way to relieve the stress of the day is spending time with a good book. Of course, if she wants the time to be really special, Heather will add a warm blanket and a mug of hot cocoa to her reading time. If she isn’t reading to relax, you can either find her baking in the kitchen or binge watching her favorite television shows.
Heather has been active in youth ministry for several years. She has led children’s and youth groups for many years. She also directs a Christian youth camp for teenagers every summer. While most of her ministry work has involved children and teenagers, Heather has a heart to see women of faith encouraged and growing in their relationships with God. As believers grow closer to God and begin living out His truths in everyday life, others will see their need for the Savior and long for relationship with Him. It is Heather’s prayer that God will use her love of writing to foster this encouragement and growth in the lives of Christian women.
You can learn more about Heather by visiting her website: bythebook724.wordpress.com
Faith’s Journey . . .
Sometimes it’s the unexpected path that leads you on your journey back to faith.
Faith’s Journey is a contemporary Christian romance due out in February 2018. Set in Carbondale, Illinois, Faith’s Journey follows Katie McGowan as she deals with heartbreak, an ailing parent, and her choice between her first love and the possibility of a new love. Through new and unexpected friendships, Katie is challenged to take an honest look at the faith she left behind when she left home and desires a renewal of her relationship with God. In the end, Katie finds the way back to faith and living out God’s plan for your life isn’t always easy.