LOGAN WOLFRAM | Allume Executive Director, Host, and Hospitality Artist
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 LifeForDessert.com
CHRISTIN SLADE | Sponsor Administrator, Community Manager
Christin is the contemplative, detail-oriented, over-planning, list-maker type. Maybe it has something to do with her addiction to office supplies, particularly pens. She is determined to smooth out the wrinkles of any operation.
Her goal is to care for the administrative details of Allume so the little things don’t hinder the rich experience of community and connection. The fellowship of women is a powerful and crucial element of growth for both the woman, and the community as a whole. The beauty of raw, genuine, and deep kindred is a necessity for healing and friendship.
A wife of 13 years and mother to five, her days are full of plenty of busy and goodness. Christin writes for mother’s to encourage, equip, and motivate them to raise their children in the Lord at, Joyful Mothering and encourages writing moms at ChristinSlade.com.
ERIN ULRICH | Website Ninja
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 Books.
CAREY BAILEY | Creative Director
Carey Bailey is a woman who loves to dance around the living room with her husband to Michael Jackson, loves Blue Bell Pralines and Cream ice cream, loves her kids, and loves Jesus!
This fun-loving mother of two also has a passion for helping women discover ways to create a powerful relationship with Christ. After having kids, she realized she had to make a shift in her personal devotional time. She had to make it easier. Not less meaningful, just easier.
With God’s nudging she authored Cravings: desiring God in the midst of motherhood, 40 devotional flashcards, for moms that allows them to draw closer to the Lord in the midst of busyness.
You can connect with Carey at Craving Online. She is on top of the moon to have the opportunity to engineer an ambiance experience where you will create life long memories.
DEDRA HEROD | Event Planner
Dedra has a Masters Degree in making ambitious plans and a PhD in learning to laugh at them. The education continues as she gives up control and a comfortable faith, in exchange for the new mercies of God in her ever changing surroundings.
The past few years have seen this southern girl pushed out of her comfort zone in Executive Administration to begin a ministry to the poor and hurting in her community. Just as the door on her dream ministry began to open, the plan changed yet again, and recently she and her family have relocated to Greenville, SC with a much-prayed-for work opportunity for her husband. Dedra no longer pretends to know what’s coming around the next bend, but her heart desires to simply surrender to the extreme obedience He’s been calling her to. Her biggest loves (besides Jesus) are her man, her three college kiddos (almost five), family and side-splitting laughter.
Dedra owns her own consulting company and is serving as National Conference Event Planner & Keynote Producer for the Outcomes Conference in Dallas, TX, and Event Planner for the Allume Conference. She’s a freelance writer for LifeWay’s Parenting Teen Magazine and blogs at dedraherod.com
MANDY SCARR | Assistant to the Executive Director
Mandy adores all things organization. Her husband has had to keep her from using her label maker to indicate where his underwear should be stored. It’s an addiction, really. She brings loads of administrative experience and is eager to work alongside Logan and the team using charts, to-do lists, and even her beloved label maker to help make Allume an enriching, rejuvenating, and powerful experience for all who God gathers. Mandy believes wholeheartedly that there is great beauty and strength in women who come together in the name of Jesus. This has ignited within her a passion for Allume’s mission to be a gathering place for kindred spirits to connect, learn, grow, and be refreshed so they can bring hope to the world through social media.
Mandy and her husband live in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. They have a beautiful baby boy and a fluffy pup, both of whom bring much joy and laughter to their home. You can find her writing at www.mandyscarr.com.
LAURA HOUSTON | Prayer Warrior
Laura’s authentically bubbly personality connects her to people and has enabled her to share her love of the Lord through music, teaching, and prayer for over 20 years. She has served in various capacities in children’s ministry, working, training, and leading the next generation of believers. More recently, Laura and her husband, Josh, have led conferences focused on strengthening marriages through the restorative power of the Holy Spirit.
Laura’s heart for Allume is to point attendees to Christ through the gift of intimate prayer with the Lord. She desires to foster an environment of intercession and lead the prayer team into opportunities to minister to attendees throughout the weekend. She believes prayer is a beautiful gift we have been given from God to meet with him, grow in Him, and seek His will.
Laura has been married for 10 years to her husband, Josh. They have four beautiful children ranging in ages from 8 to 6 months. Laura has chosen to home school her oldest girls and continue to serve in ministry outside the home as time allows.
TONYA SALOMONS | Newbie Welcome Gal
Tonya is an encourager at heart. Hospitality is her passion and she longs to help other women find their space in community. She feels that each of us have a unique contribution and that our role as Christ-followers include living our lives right out to the fringes – side by side. Her role with Allume will be to encourage newcomers and help them feel welcome and at the conference she’ll be the one hugging all the necks. Tonya loves Jesus and hunts daily for the gifts of His grace. She writes at her blog, Stone to Heart, in hopes of having others recognize the beauty of their own story despite life’s circumstances. Tonya and her family, along with their two cats and one dog, make their home in Southwestern Ontario, Canada.
AMY TILSON | Speaker Care
Amy is a researcher and tutor at heart. Nothing makes her happier that finding what you need, before you know you need it and passing that information along.
Raised in the mountains of Southwest Virginia, this country girl loves to tackle a good subway system to find the hidden treasures any city can hold. Being a serial mover with her husband of over 20 years and nearly 5 year old son keep life interesting. You are just as likely to find her alone, with one friend, or in a crowd. You might even occasionally find her blogging at www.Amylearns.com.
Kristin Schell | Sponsor Care
Deep in the heart of Texas, there’s a big kitchen table where life not only happens, it overflows. Known for her outrageous hospitality, Kristin Schell cooks, teaches, and loves those who gather ‘round her table. Kristin’s kitchen table ministry extends beyond real life and onto the pages of her online home, www.kristinschell.com.
Wife to Tony and mama to their four Littles, Kristin juggles the every day blessings of life, mostly with a contagious smile. She is a writer, speaker, and avid fly-fisher. When she’s not cooking, writing, or fishing, she is most likely carpooling.
MARY BONNER | Volunteer Coordinator
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 Marybonner.net, on Facebook, & on Twitter.