Meet the Allume Community Writers

Logan Wolfram - AllumeLOGAN WOLFRAM
Executive Editor

Logan is the Executive Director of Allume who most loves to write, connect, and encourage women.  Daughter of a most extravagant and hospitable King, wife to Jeremy, and mother to 2 wild and inquisitive little boys, her days are filled with a combination of routine and plenty of the unexpected.  No stranger to broken dreams, she has found that a curious following of the Ultimate Creative, Jesus, has led her into a faith that is fuller and a life that is more exciting.  Stay-at-home-mom and interior decorator, turned writer and Allume owner and host, Logan consistently finds that God doesn’t necessarily call the equipped, but he will always equip the called. Logan is currently in process writing her first book due to come out whenever she finishes it and someone decides to publish it. She blogs at

Christin Slade.jpgCHRISTIN SLADE
Managing Editor

Christin has a heart to encourage and equip women in aspects of discipleship, marriage, mothering, writing, blogging, and community. She sees the body of Christ as an important community of encouragement and discipleship and works to foster that around the web. Her biggest ministry is to her family and she knows how beautiful, hard, overwhelming, and exhausting mothering can be. Her passion is to encourage mothers who need a challenge or a lift (or both). She has been married 12 years and has 5 children ranging in age from 11 down to 3.

You can find her encouraging moms at her blog, Joyful Mothering, helping women in blogging at, and hanging out on  Google+.


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Michele-Lyn is a wife and mama to four. She blogs about making a home, motherhood, missions, and embracing beautiful messes, while learning to live a life surrendered. She opens up about her messy, imperfect life so it would, somehow, help you open yours even more fully to God. She has a heart for the nations, poor and bound, and deeply desires to live her life in a way that it might set another free. She’s an advocate for World Help, and you can find her on TwitterFacebookGoogle+, and Pinterest. But, Instagram is her favorite.


Mary was born in California, raised in Arkansas and Indiana, then moved to Missouri. It was there the Lord used some life experiences to get her attention. While there she met and married the man she calls her best friend and the love of her life.  Now married for 30 years, she has one living child and resides on the east coast.  She is continually reminded that God has a plan that she cannot see, and trusting Him with that plan is a daily effort. She loves to entertain and throw a party where there is always coffee, wine, and chocolate. You can find her at, on Facebook, &  on Twitter.


Kris is a freelance writer with a passion for using her words to encourage, inspire, and lead others. She embraces the writing life while homeschooling her four children, and coordinating the MOPS ministry in her church. Kris also serves as an advocate for Compassion International which seeks to set children free from poverty in Jesus’ name. She blogs weekly at Always and is a contributing author to the books, Finding Church and Soul Bare: Reflections on Becoming Human (coming in March 2013). Her first eBook, Holey, Wholly, Holy: A Lenten Journey of Refinement released February 1, 2013.


Erika would much rather find out about you than talk about her and would far prefer going deep over coffee than writing a concise bio blurb. But if you really want to know, Erika is crazy about her jungle-born, turned computer-geek husband and adores her three full-of-energy, sometimes feisty, little ones. Erika really is your typical mom next door, except that she has “tasted and seen that the Lord is good,” and that changes everything! Burning deep in her soul is the truth that “God’s steadfast love is better than life,” and it has transformed her. She is passionate about prayer, God’s Word {and praying God’s Word!}, and her heart is for encouraging women in their faith and championing them as they impress God’s truth on the hearts of their children. Erika shares the lessons she’s learning in marriage, parenting, and living a life surrendered to Christ on her blog, You can also find her on twitter and facebook.


Karrie Dobie is an adventurer. She is currently living the dream in a 25′ Winnebago with her husband in Chattanooga, TN {and expecting their first child in August!}. Her friendly personality along with her desire to help others fueled her interest to become a virtual assistant. She just recently joined forces with Caroline TeSelle to form Two for One VA. Combining their strengths of a 10-year friendship & having similar views about how God arranges people, places & circumstances for His good was the inspiration behind Two for One VA. They hope to bring that same encouragement to the Allume community.


Christie Elkins is a mother of 3, cop’s wife, and Junior Mint lover. She blogs at Letters From the Nest and is a columnist for her hometown newspaper, The LaFollette Press. Christie and her family reside in the Appalachian mountains of East Tennessee, where sweet tea is served at every meal and hospitality is second nature.


Kristen is the main character in a story in which a redemptive God takes a reluctant mother on a journey to find and reclaim her story.  It is a story she wishes wasn’t always true because it is not always beautiful.  Except, if it wasn’t true and if it wasn’t messy, God’s grace wouldn’t be nearly so amazing. Now a mother of five, including twin boys, Kristen writes about the sin she knows a thing or two about, the grace she has found, and the beauty of being right where God wants her (even if that includes –homeschooling). Married to an academic-turned-pastor-turned-Army-chaplain, the only thing consistent in Kristen’s home is her morning cup of coffee.  Thanks be to God for morning coffee. Find her writing and wandering with all Five in Tow.  If she is procrastinating making dinner or resisting folding laundry, you will also find her on Facebook and tweeting (with all the social awkwardness of a too-tall junior higher)  as @fiveintowblog.



Denise believes in the power of a well-told story. A blogger since 2009, she appreciates the conversational quality of online writing and considers blogging an excellent medium for exploring and improving the craft. She holds an MA in English and teaches writing at Azusa Pacific University. Denise is the author of On Becoming a Writer: What Every Blogger Needs to Know and Passport to Prose: A Simple Editing Guide for Bloggers. She’s a Community Group Leader at (in)courage and a contributing writer at Allume, HelloMornings, Raising Generations Today, and Missional Women. Denise lives in Southern California with her husband and three kids. You can connect with Denise on her blog — — or on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.



 Alia Joy is a cynical idealist and homeschooling mama to three little ‘uns. Wife to Josh, she’s a book wormy, coffee dependent, grace saved, writer of random musings and broken stories, collector of words, attempter of all things crafty, lover of mustard yellow, turquoise, Africa, and missions. She lives in Central Oregon and loves to visit big cities because there are no decent Indian, Moroccan, or Vietnamese restaurants close by. Maker-upper of words. Disliker of awkward introductions and writing in the third person. You can find her sharing her story at Narrow Paths to Higher Places or on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram.

Dan King.pngDAN KING

Dan King is the husband of one, and father of two. He is a long-time blogger at, where he writes about the Bible and theology, connecting with God, and hot to live out our faith in the world around us. He’s the author of The Unlikely Missionary: From Pew-Warmer to Poverty-Fighter, and the co-author of Activist Faith: From Him and For Him. He also runs Fistbump Media, where he helps other bloggers, brands, and small businesses with website development, email marketing, social media, and publishing. You can find him on FacebookTwitter,Google+, and Pinterest.


Kristin loves to dream with her creative husband and has 7 children – five girls and two boys (one in heaven). Motherhood is hard but she’ll try to convince you that just because it’s hard that doesn’t mean you are doing it wrong. She is madly in love with her savior, committed to living an abundant life, and passionate about knowing the truth that sets us free. Kristin shares her heart at The Beautiful Deep. She has written an ebook for moms who have lost a baby to find hope in the midst of grief. She also loves to speak to women about what it really means to be a good mom, and walking in freedom. Blog :: Twitter :: Facebook :: Instagram :: Pinterest


September is a word girl, but has purposed to live a life worth writing for.  She thrives on sunshine, family time and iced caramel coffee.  Living in Upstate, NY has given her the rural country charm to raising and homeschooling a family of 12, while married to the man who keeps her rooted, for 25 years.

September is the founder of Raising Generations Today, a growing Conference for Mom’s in the Northeast. She has written the ebook, Hula Hoop Girl, and can be found writing about real-life and motherhood, at One September Day.  Find September on Facebook and Twitter.


Kayse Pratt is a teacher turned stay-at-home mom of two, married to her favorite musician. She is a lover of books, freezer cooking, date nights, and all things chocolate. Kayse writes to encourage women, leaving them refreshed by truth, strengthened by honesty, and encouraged to live out God’s purpose in their lives and homes.  You can find her hanging out on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, or writing about faith, family, and real life on her blog,


Mandy is a lover of deep relationships, theological discussions, and anything with chocolate and peanut butter. She feels called to ministry, seeking to share with women of the freedom she walks in because of her relationship with Jesus. She is wife to J and mama to little j. Mandy and her family live in the beautiful suburbs of Washington, D.C. She writes at You can connect with Mandy further on Facebook and Twitter


Caroline TeSelle is a dream-encourager & cultivator. She has used her gift of encouragement and behind the scenes virtual assistant talents to assist many in the blogging community & just recently joined forces with Karrie Dobie to form Two for One VA. Combining their strengths of a 10-year friendship, doing life together & having similar views about how God arranges people, places & circumstances for His good was the inspiration behind forming Two for One VA. They hope to bring that same encouragement to the Allume community. Caroline lives in Chicagoland with her husband & four kids.


Erin’s heart for helping others achieve their goals is the foundation of her successful business, Design by Insight. Using her ability to ask the right questions, Erin captures the message of a project and translates that into a great design. Listed by StudioPress as a Genesis Recommended Developer, Erin and her husband Phil have established a reputation for quality WordPress site design, professional client relationships, and personal commitment to each project.

Erin lives in South Carolina with her husband Phil and their two daughters, and their home is usually a whirlwind of creative activity. Erin and Phil are current writing the third book in their children’s chapter book series, The Growly BooksYou can also find her on Twitter and on Pinterest.

Jacque WatkinsJacque Watkins

Lover of heartfelt chats and chai tea lattes, Jacque can’t wait to connect with you. As a Labor & Delivery RN and mama to five, she fights to see God’s gifts amidst her chaotic days. Over a decade ago, in the aftermath of an affair, Jacque was found by God’s mercy and changed by His grace. She’s a mercy-lover and champion of second chances, and longs for you to know God’s loves you for you, and His grace is enough, no matter what. You can connect with Jacque on her blog, Mercy Found Me, or on TwitterFacebook, or Pinterest.