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

Bronwyn Lea, Vice President

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.


Sharon Hoover, Secretary

Sharon R Hoover writes devotional and inspirational works for all who are exploring and growing in the journey of faith. Her passions for education and global issues led her from being a high school teacher to a Middle East analyst and then to serving in the church. Through writing and speaking, she encourages women as they seek God in life, in play, in family, and in work. Sharon’s first book, Soul Motive to Pray, is a personal retreat workbook to encourage deeper conversations with the Lord. She enjoys connecting with local and global outreach partners in her position as Director of Missions at Centreville Presbyterian Church. She lives with her husband, occasionally-visiting college son, and soon-to-be-college-student daughter in the suburbs of northern Virginia. Connect with Sharon through her blog at or at her discipleship site,

Dorothy Greco

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
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Janna Northrup


Janna Northrup loves to write about heartfelt issues of soul care and self care.She has worked in ministry in various capacities for most of her adult life. She has written for various blogs and a local magazine.Currently, she is busy writing a memoir.You can follow her on Twitter @jjnorthr.




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 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:, or Email:


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