Jessica Thompson has a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology. She co-authored Give Them Grace with her mother, Elyse Fitzpatrick. Her newest book, Exploring Grace Together: 40 Devotionals for Families, is due to come out in February of 2014. She holds to the truth that salvation is “naked confidence in the mercy of God.” She has been married for 18 years to her high school sweetheart. Together they have three kids ranging in age from 14-9.
Rachel Cohen has her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Theological Studies at RTS Orlando. She’s not married and doesn’t have any kids, but she hangs out with other people’s kids a lot since she works in the youth ministry at Orangewood Church, PCA in Orlando, FL. She loves Jesus, dogs, coffee, good books, spikeball, and the beach. Guilty pleasure TV show: Pretty Little Liars…because really, aren’t we all? She’s really glad that none of this is riding on her.
Lauren Larkin is a graduate of Trinity School for Ministry where she earned an MDiv and STM focusing on Systematic Theology and Ethics with a special interest in grace, gender, and justice. She is married to a wonderful man and stays at home with her two boys (almost 6 and 7) and her daughter (9mos). She is currently a doctoral candidate at Universität Zürich. She has contributed essays to various publications, including The Gospel According to Pixar and Comfortable Words: Essays in Honor of Paul F.M. Zahl and regularly contributes to theological blogs: Mockingbird, and Dropping Keys.
Kimm Crandall is a mother of four kids (12, 10, 7 and 5) who is never short on examples of how God has flooded her with the excessive grace that the gospel brings. Her desire is to bring the much-needed freedom of the Gospel to other women who have been beaten down by the “try harder” and “do better” law. Kimm is the author of Christ in the Chaos: How the Gospel Changes Motherhood and can be found blogging at kimmcrandall.com.
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Chad West is a writer, former pastor and social media guy for Key Life Network. He is also a ginger who recently moved to Central Florida, which reveals the depths of his neurotic need to punish himself for his sins. In addition to having a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Chad has written a book of short stories.