Meet the Allume Community Leaders

Along with Allume Team we are thankful to have an amazing group of women that serve as leaders for the community and blog.

Community Leaders

(In alphabetical order)

Michelle Lyn AultMichele-Lyn Ault
@MicheleLynAult

Michele-Lyn is still more of a mess than she cares to admit, but she will so you will know we are all in the process. You’ll find her writing about motherhood, missions, and embracing beautiful messes, on her blog, A Life Surrendered. She’s an advocate for World Help, currently seeking an under graduate degree in in Leadership, and recently founded The Pointed Life–to help women find their way in God.

dianeDiane Bailey
@dewbailey

Diane W. Bailey is a Life Coach and co-founder of The Consilium, a group for women finding purpose in their second phase of life. She is the author of String of Pearls and 30 Days To A Better Stepfamily . She lives in the Deep South with her husband and enjoys overindulging their three grandchildren. As a stepfamily they have successfully raised four children to adulthood, though she admits there were times the definition of “success” need to be redefined. Her favorite things are fried okra, gumbo and any day at the beach with family. You can find her blog at www.dianewbailey.net, Facebook , Twitter @dewbailey 

kris cKris Camealy
@KrisCamealy

As a sequin-wearing, homeschooling mother of four, Kris is passionate about Jesus, people and words. Her heart beats to share the hard, but glorious truth about life in Christ. She’s been known to take gratuitous pictures of her culinary creations, causing mouths to water all across Instagram. Once upon a time, she ran 10 miles for Compassion International, a ministry for which she serves as an advocate. Kris is the author of, Holey, Wholly, Holy: A Lenten Journey of Refinement, and the follow up, Companion Workbook. She spends her free time managing GraceTable and occasionally writing at kriscamealy.com.

Erika DawsonERIKA DAWSON
@Erika_Dawson

Erika is a wife and mama to 4 Littles, and she loves Jesus with her whole heart.  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 and 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. She is the author of Pray Truth: Praying God’s Word for My Husband’s Heart and Clean on the Inside: A Family Devotional for Holy Week. 

Erika shares the lessons she’s learning in marriage, parenting, and living a life surrendered to Christ on her blog, erikadawson.com. You can also find her on most social media channels, but her favorite is Instagram and Facebook.

Morgan-headshot1MORGAN ESEKE
@MorganEseke

Morgan is a recovering perfectionist who—once upon a time—worked tirelessly to keep her life looking like a fairy tale. After walking through a dark season of loss, she eventually realized the story she was living, while far from perfect, was still written by a loving, trustworthy Author. Today, Morgan finds deep joy in living life on purpose for her gracious Savior. She encourages women of all ages to join the adventure at Living A Page-Turner.org where she writes about experiencing the gift of abundant life (John 10:10) in an imperfect world.

Morgan lives in Dallas, TX with her husband David. She is passionate about discipleship, equipping the next generation, and Audrey Hepburn. Morgan is co-founder of ElevateCulture.com (launching in March 2015) and speaker at the Aurora Conference. You can also find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Krista GilbertKRISTA GILBERT
@KristaTGilbert

Krista is a mama to 4 kids and wife to a mountain-climbing husband who keeps her family on a trail of adventure.  Passionate about Jesus, family, and living life on purpose, she encourages women to grow deep roots of faith, connection, love, and grace.  She is author of “Reclaiming Home: A Family’s Guide for Life, Love, & Legacy,” which comes out in September of 2015.

When she isn’t writing or “daring” families toward connection at kristagilbert.com and meaninginaminute.com, you will find her cooking in her kitchen, or racing her kids down a ski hill in the mountains of Idaho. You can connect with Krista on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter.

DeniseJHughes-Pic-SQDENISE HUGHES
@DeniseJHughes

 As an English teacher, Denise loves the world of words, where life and literature connect, but she’s most passionate about the one Book with living words—the Word of God. She’s the founder of Deeper Waters, a ministry devoted to spiritual formation, where women can gather and grow deeper together. She also enjoys serving as the Editorial Coordinator at (in)courage. She blogs at Embracing Grace and Truth, where she writes about faith, motherhood, and writing. When she’s not teaching in the classroom or at conferences, she’s trying to find shade in sunny Southern California while sharing life with her husband and three kids. You can connect with Denise on her blog — denisejhughes.com — or on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest

SeptemberSEPTEMBER McCARTHY
@septemberanne

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.

Headshots - AAPROVED PORT0007WENDY SPEAKE
@wendy_speake

As a trained Actress and heartfelt Bible Teacher, Wendy ministers to Women’s hearts through storytelling and Biblical life applications. She utilizes drama, comedy, poetry, and the study of God’s Word. During her career in Hollywood, on shows such as JAG, Melrose Place, Star Trek Voyager, and Roswell, Wendy found herself longing to tell stories that edify and encourage women! She now writes and performs Dramatic Bible Studies that move her audiences closer to Jesus.

Wendy resides in Southern California with her husband and their 3 ruddy boys. You can connect with Wendy at wwww.wendyspeake.com, Facebook and Instagram.