Meet the Contributors

Kim McClure
Kim has been married for 21 years, and is the mother of two children.  Her son is a sophomore at West Virginia University, and her daughter is a senior in high school.  They currently reside in Breinigsville, PA, after periods of living in West Virginia, Charlotte, NC, and Mason, OH.  Kim "retired" from being a Reading Specialist and is currently serving as a Bible study leader, and blogging for Sunflower Seeds, as well as being a wife and mother.

Lori Bowser
Lori has been married for 14 years.  She has four children ranging in ages from 2-10.  She currently lives in Macungie, PA, and has also lived in Indianapolis, IN.  Lori has been a stay at home mom for the past 8 years, but worked as an Information Security Analyst and Systems Administrator, and Network Administrator prior to that.

Karen Bromby
Karen has been married for 26 years.  She now has three children, as she gained a son-in-law last year.  She has lived in Charlotte, NC for most of her life. Karen worked for ten years as a director at a church plant and her most recent joy was being the Regional Director and Curriculum and Training Specialist with Operation Christmas Child for three years.

Monica Brown
Monica has been married for 24 years and has three children.  One son recently graduated from West Virginia University, and her other two children are currently in college at West Virginia University and at the University of Alabama.  She currently lives in Laurel, MD, and has also lived in Chillicothe, OH, Lima, OH, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Falls Church, VA, Columbus, OH, Huntington, WV, Proctorville, OH, Lorton, VA, Hendersonville, TN, Cincinnati, OH and Mason, OH.  Monica has coached cheerleading for 28 years and currently coaches at Atholton High School.

Catherine Caracio
Catherine has been married for 20 years and has two twin daughters who are freshmen at Elon University.  She currently lives in Breinigsville, PA but has previously lived in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.  After 13 years in the pharmaceutical industry, she enjoyed 18 years as a stay at home mom and is currently keeping busy volunteering.

Kathy Derda
Kathy has been married for 36 years.  She has two children and three grandchildren.  She lives in Mason,OH, but has also lived in Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Texas, Connecticut, California, and West Virginia. She is a stay at home wife and grandma.

Julie DeTemple
Julie has been married for 20 years, and has two children ages 14 and 10.  She resides with her family in Charleston, WV where she works as a family doctor, and is also co-owner BIOTI Medical Spa.  Julie is active in Bible Center Church, and enjoys cooking and spending time with her children.

Jodi Dunbar
Jodi has been married for 20 years.  She has four children ages 16, 14, 11, and 9.  She has lived in Olathe, KS for 18 years, but prior to that she lived in WV, and Cincinnati, OH.  Jodi is a stay at home mom, and has been battling Lyme Disease for the past 6 years. She wants to be a photographer, speaker and author when she grows up.

Susan Haynes
Susan and her husband, Scott, live in Moundsville, WV.  They have been married for almost 16 years, and have two beautiful redheaded girls ages 14 and 7.  She was a Medical Social Worker in her previous life before a bout with ovarian cancer in 2010.  She is now a stay at home mom, pastor's wife and an avid Steelers fan.

Tammy Holtzapfel
Tammy has been married for 23 years.  She has two boys and a new daughter-in-law.  Both sons are in college at Marshall University.  She has lived in Huntington, WV, Morgantown, WV and Scott Depot, WV.  Tammy teaches Pre-Algebra/Algebra to 8th graders at Winfield Middle School.  She and her husband have worked with teenagers for 25 years in various capacities.  They are currently volunteer leaders of Young Life at Winfield High School.

Michele Killion
Michele has been married to Carter for 15 years.  She has a 13 year old daughter, Mallory, and a 10 year old son, Andrew.  She currently lives in Fort Mill, SC.  She has also lived in New York, Florida, various parts of Ohio and a brief stint in France.  She has 13 years of corporate communications experience.  The joy of her heart is knowing she is loved by God.

Maria Kucharczuk
Maria has been married for 34 years.  They have five children, 2 wonderful daughter in laws, 3 grandchildren and two more grandkids on the way. Four of the five kids have graduated college, and her youngest is a sophomore at Wilkes Barre University.  She lives in Allentown, PA.Maria has recently accepted the position of Director of Women's Ministries at Faith Church in Allentown, PA.

Jamie Leary
Jamie has been married for 16 years, and has two children ages 12 and 9.  She currently lives in Wheeling, WV, and has also lived in Martinsburg, WV, Boston, MA, Memphis, TN, and Charleston, WV.  Jamie is an ERISA and employee benefits attorney with Steptoe & Johnson PLLC.

Marla McDonald
Marla has been married for 15 years.  She has two daughters, aged 11 and 7.  She currently lives in Fogelsville, PA.  She grew up in North Carolina, and has also lived in Tennessee, and New Jersey.  Marla is currently a stay at home mom while doing some decorative painting for people, and still wonders what she wants to be when she grows up.  She is a four year breast cancer survivor.

Shawna Nelson
Shawna has been married for 19 years, and she has two daughters.  One is a senior in high school and the other is a freshman in high school.  She lives in Sissonville, WV and is employed by the Kanawha County Board of Education.

Sherri Payne
Sherri has been married for 12 years.  She is the mother of 5 sons ranging in age from 28-19. She currently live in Scott Depot, WV and has also lived in Durham, NC and Great Falls, MT.  She is self-employed through Corporate Avon.

Brooke Radnor 
Brooke lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband, Len, and their 4 children ages 16 to 6.  She is a graduate of Marshall University and an Alpha Chi Omega alumnae. She currently works as an Account Executive for Clinique Cosmetics and she sits on the Board of Directors for Team Toni, an organization dedicated to helping those who are fighting cancer.

Kristy Tolley
Kristy has been married for 20 years and has two daughters, aged 12 and 9.  She currently lives in Tega Cay, SC. She has also lived in Huntington, WV, Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC.  Kristy is a freelance writer, editor and social media administrator for  She is also a virtual assistant for two companies where she manages their social media and other tasks.  Kristy has homeschooled her daughters for the past 8 years, and she also served as Children's Ministry  Creative Assistant for her church for four years.

Chaminie Wheeler
Chaminie has been married for 16 years, and has three sons aged 9, 6, and 3.  She and her husband have moved around a lot and currently reside in Breinigsville, PA.  She is a pediatrician working with CHOP and Grand View Hospital, as well as being a full time mom.