Board of Directors

Redbud Writers Guild is a registered 501(c)3 with tax exempt status and is run completely by volunteers. 

Lara Krupicka, President

Lara Krupicka is an internationally published parenting journalist and speaker who encourages parents to create lives full of family adventures. A family bucket list advocate, Lara is best known for her Bucket List Life Manifesto and her books Family Bucket Lists and Bucket List Living For Moms. Lara’s work has been published in dozens of magazines and newspapers including The LA TimesSan Diego Family, Family Australia Magazine, Today’s Christian Woman, and Proverbs 31 Woman. Lara speaks regularly to mom’s groups, women’s retreats, and Bible studies, reaching hundreds of people over the past six years. Lara and her husband, Mike, are raising their three daughters in the suburbs of Chicago. Lara blogs at LaraKrupicka.com.

Dorothy Greco, Vice President

Dorothy Littell Greco writes about marriage and family, leadership, race, aging, and theology. She is the author of two books: Making Marriage Beautiful (David C Cook, Jan 2017) and Marriage in the Middle (IVP, winter 2020). She also works as a professional photographer. When she’s not at her computer or behind her camera, Dorothy loves to kayak with her husband, bake paleo desserts, and go for long walks on the beach. You can find more of her work on her website or by following her on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. She is also a member of The Pelican Project.

Twitter @dorothygreco
FB: Words&Images by Dorothy Greco
Website: dorothygreco.com

 

Prasanta Verma

Prasanta Verma, Secretary

Prasanta is a writer, poet, and artist. She is passionate about making the way for diverse voices and writes about culture, belonging, and identity. She was born under an Asian sun, raised in the Appalachian foothills in the southern U.S., and currently resides in the upper Midwest. She holds an MBA and an MPH, is a long-term high school volunteer debate coach, and a licensed Realtor. Prasanta is a regular contributor at The Contemplative Writer and The Mudroom, and has been published at Propel Women, (in)courage, The Perennial Gen, Relief Journal, Tweetspeak Poetry, and others. You can follow her on her blog, Twitter @VermaPrasanta, Instagram prasanta_v_writer, and her website at prasantaverma.com.

 

Bronwyn Lea, Treasurer

Bronwyn Lea is a South African who has found a home in Northern California, where she is write-at-home mom, on the pastoral staff at her church, and editor of Propel Sophia, an online wisdom ministry resource. Her first book is Beyond Awkward Side Hugs: Living as Christian Brothers and Sisters in a Sex-Crazed World (Thomas Nelson). Find out more about her speaking, ministry, and forthcoming book on healthy relationships in the church on her website.

http://www.bronlea.com

 

Charity Craig

Charity Singleton Craig is a writer, author, and speaker, telling stories of faith, hope, and love through essays, articles, books, and presentations. She is the author of The Art of the Essay: From Ordinary Life to Extraordinary Words, a contributor to The Wonder Years: 40 Women over 40 on Aging, Faith, Beauty, and Strength, and co-author of On Being a Writer: 12 Simple Habits for a Writing Life That Lasts. She has written for several publications, including Joyful Life Magazine, Awake our Hearts Journal, Edible Indy, In Touch Magazine, Redbud Post, InCourage, Christianity Today, The High Calling, The Curator, The Perennial Gen, Discipleship Journal, Tweetspeak Poetry, The Write Life, Grubstreet Daily, and others. You can find her online at charitysingletoncraig.com and on Instagram @charitysingletoncraig or at home in central Indiana, where she lives with her husband and stepsons.

 

Michelle Reyes 

Dr. Michelle Reyes is a church planter, pastor’s wife, author, speaker, and activist. She has a MA in Contemporary German-Jewish Literature, and a PhD in 18th-Century German Literature from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a focus on folklore, storytelling and narrative justice. She continues to write and speak on issues of justice, culture, faith, and identity within full-time vocational ministry. She is also the founder and editor of The Art of Taleh, a Christian collective where diverse voices can come together to thoughtfully dialogue about the details of God’s word. Her work has appeared with Christianity Today, (in)courage and Think Christian, among others. She lives in Austin, Texas with her pastor husband and two kids.

 

Sheila Wise Rowe

Sheila Wise Rowe holds a Masters degree in Counseling and has over twenty-five years experience as a gifted writer, teacher, speaker, artist, Spiritual Director, Life Coach and Counselor. Sheila is passionate about helping people heal and overcome past or current pain, obstacles and encouraging emerging and established leaders to go to the next level. Sheila has served in the USA, France and for over ten years as a missionary and lay pastor in Johannesburg, South Africa. She currently lives in Massachusetts with her husband Dr. Nicholas Rowe and is the mother of two college-age children. Sheila has written for The Redbud Post, Mudroom, READY! magazine and www.womensministrytools.com She is the co-author of, The Well of Life, a book which has helped impacted the lives of individuals, couples, and groups worldwide. Currently, she is writing a book about how Jesus heals and transforms the lives of those who have experienced trauma because of the color of their skin or their ethnic identity. She will soon launch The Cyrene Movement an online space for people of color to heal from racial trauma, realize their potential and reconcile communities. For more information: Visit: www.SheilaWiseRowe.com, www.TheCyreneMovement.com or www.Facebook.com/TheWellofLifeBook/ Email: sheilawiserowe@gmail.com

http://www.therehobothhouse.com

 

Chelle Wilson

Chelle Wilson is a writer, speaker, and having made peace with uneasiness and most of her fears, an unflinching advocate for social justice. She writes because ambiversion allow her to be in the world, but not quite of it. She writes because it grants her time and space to understand how she feels about the world. Her capacity for swearing when necessary to get the reader’s attention is indicative of her commitment to the precise word for each situation. She envisions a world where each of us embraces the Perfect, Precise Image of God that we are naturally, at every given moment, even as each of us exists in a liminal state. She fights with God and always loses, laughs often, and never gives up. Find her words at Evolution of a #HolyBadass, The Mudroom, and in the pages of the (in)courage Devotional Bible.

 

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