Candidly Christian is powered by a group of women working together to help you grow in your walk with God. We refer to ourselves as the Candid gals, and each of one us is a real woman, living real life. We aren’t on stage. We won’t put on airs or try to look better than we really are. We share the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to living life as a Christian woman in the real world. Find out more about us below:

Heather Hart

Heather Hart is an internationally best-selling and award-winning author with an unquenchable passion for Jesus. Life with four fun-filled teens doesn’t always provide the quiet atmosphere her introverted personality and chronic migraines crave, but she loves them all like crazy and the gospel is a balm for her soul. Heather’s hope is that, while she is struggling through this thing called life, she is pointing others towards Jesus along the way.

Heather is the founder of the #CandidlyChristian movement. You can find her online at

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Valerie Riese

Valerie Riese

Valerie is a mother, blogger, and breast cancer survivor. After suffering years of debilitating anxiety, she learned that victory over anxiety comes only through surrender to Jesus. Valerie walks in her calling to use her words for Jesus as a writer, collaborator, editor, and owner of Faithful Pen Content Services LLC. Valerie lives in Wisconsin in a cozy, riverfront apartment with her cat, Maizie. You can learn more about Valerie at

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Jaime Hampton

Jaime Hampton lives in Southcentral Alaska with her husband and three children. She has been involved with ministry to children and youth for over twenty years. Jaime writes Christian nonfiction and has a passion for studying the Bible. She also enjoys camping with her family, roasting (and drinking!) coffee, and the crazy life that comes with being a hockey mom.

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Stephanie Carter

Stephanie Carter

Stephanie is an author, Bible teacher, and course creator as well as a mom of two sons. She is a passionate lover of Jesus Christ. She has her Doctorate in Theology and resides in the Atlanta, Georgia area. She is a prayer counselor with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and a women’s life coach. Her purpose in life is to instill discipline, integrity, and uncompromising spirit of character within women.

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Sherry Chamblee

Sherry Chamblee

Sherry Chamblee is an aspiring author of Christian fiction, mom of six, wife to a cool dude, and caregiver to his granny.  She is doing her best to let God do His best in her and often failing but trying to get back up again.

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Sarah J Callen

Sarah Callen

Sarah is an entrepreneur and published author, currently living in Dallas, Texas. Her dreams include founding businesses, giving strategically, and sharing art with the world. And her life motto is: Every number has a name, every name has a story, and every story is worthy of being shared.

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Sheila Schweiger-Rhodes

Sheila is an author, speaker, blogger and founder of “JesusGlitter.” Jesus Glitter is about looking for Jesus in the everyday moments of life. Each week you can find inspiration at where Sheila encourages others to “Be the Sparkle!” She was a contributing author to Candid Conversations and the author to the soon to be released book, Holy Unrest: Where Conflict Meets Your Calling.

Sheila has been described as deeply passionate, profoundly uplifting and completely authentic. Her passion is to share the message of God’s redeeming love and offer the encouragement, love and hope to those who have been wounded by life. She resides in Maryland with her husband Dave. Together they have formed a blended family of four grown adult children and three grandchildren.

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Brianna Barrett

Brianna is a Carolina girl who loves Jesus and her family. She enjoys watching the sunrise, photography, reading, writing, and paddle boarding. According to her teenage son, she’s a master chef in the kitchen, making gluten-free cuisine from around the world. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications including Faith On Every Corner, The Christian Journal, and Our Story Magazine, and she is a contributor to The Grit and Grace Project and Broken But Priceless Magazine where she writes the column, “From A Homemaker’s Heart”.

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Barbara Ford

Barb Ford

Barbara Ford is an author and retired elementary teacher in southern Iowa. She enjoys reading, being outdoors, and is involved in children’s ministry at Trinity Christian Church. Barbara has two daughters and eight grandchildren.

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