I am a wife, mother, teacher, writer, speaker, pastor and marketing consultant. I help women share “Coffee, Conversation & Christ” with their neighbors in their homes through The Neighborhood Café. I provide tools, tips and resources at www.TheNeighborhoodCafe.net to help women host Bible studies with neighbors God has carefully placed around their homes, the best place for forming new friendships and deepening old ones. I draw from her own success (and failures!) in leading a women’s neighborhood Bible study and my degree in Practical Ministry. I am an Associate Pastor at Life Church Ohio. I am a contributing writer at womensministry.net, a ministry of Jennifer Rothschild. The weekly “Tip of the Week” e-newsletter, distributed to more than 25,000 subscribers, regularly features my articles. I write the teaching material for my own neighborhood Bible study. I also speak at churches and women's events across the country. My wonderful husband of 21 years, David, and I own a retail consulting firm, The Lively Merchant. I have executive-level experience in retail sales, management, training, web design, blogging, marketing and advertising. I have authored hundreds of television, radio and print ads as well as blog posts and industry articles. We live in Lancaster, Ohio with our teenage daughter, Emma.