The theme this year is Legacy. We have some incredible women who have extensive experience in cultivating a Godly legacy. We will all leave a legacy for our children, grandchild and for generations to come. What will your legacy be?
Marie is a writer, a singer/songwriter, bible teacher, speaker, a pastor's wife, mom and grandma. Marie's heart for the hearts of women has been a decades long passion. Marie produced and was the on-air-hostess of a Christian TV show for women that aired in the northeast for six years (1985-1991) aptly titled "The Marie Show." Marie is also the daughter of Molly Bruno, a modern-day Miss Clara (from the movie "War Room"), according to The Kendrick Brothers. They patterned Miss Clara after Molly and Miss Clara used Molly's Bible in the movie. They included a short clip of an interview between Molly and Stephen Kendrick as a special feature on every War Room DVD - “Modern Day Miss Clara”.
Marie has written over 400 articles for various Christian magazines. For the past five years, she has been the author of two popular monthly columns for Mature Living Magazine - a highly circulated Lifeway publication. She has also written two books, How to Make a Meatball and The Audacious Molly Bruno.
Misty is the hopelessly flawed, eternally grateful mama of eight, mother-in-law of two, and quite blissful grandma (Marmee) to one grandson and one granddaughter. Her husband Rob is earning many jewels for his patience and long suffering. She is thrilled to be currently homeschooling half of their children in the quaint, small town of Franklin, Tennessee, where she loves to spend her endless amounts of free time (ahem) baking, drinking tea, reading great books, worshiping God, and writing. Occasionally she finds time to blog at It’s a Beautiful Life, work on her degree at Lipscomb University, and attack the laundry pile. Gathering ladies together for encouragement and prayer has been one of her favorite things to do for the past twenty years. A lover of Jesus since a wee tyke, she hopes she is becoming a little more like Him every day.
Maria is a worship leader, singer/songwriter, wife and mom of two beautiful kids; a son Race and daughter Remi. Maria has a heart to see all people authentically engage with the Spirit of God and respond in freedom through worship in every area of their lives.
Maria has led worship corporately for over a decade and in 2017, she released her debut EP ‘As I go’. Just last month, a worship project she wrote and sang on, ‘City Students Worship' released an EP that hit #3 on the Christian & Gospel charts. In her free time, Maria teaches Christian yoga, eats dark chocolate and laughs a lot.