Trillia J. Newbell is the author of three books, Enjoy, Fear and Faith and United. Her writings on issues of faith, family, and diversity have been published in the Knoxville News-Sentinel and Relevant Magazine, as well as on numerous websites, such as Desiring God, Christianity Today, and The Gospel Coalition. She is the director of community outreach for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the SBC. Trillia lives with her husband, Thern, and their two children near Nashville.
Elicia Horton has a strong desire to see people liberated from their broken pasts and then used as models to be put on display for the glory of God. She travels and speaks around the nation seeking to encourage others using her past and current struggles. She has earned her B.S. in Organizational Leadership from Calvary Bible College. While there, she played two seasons of basketball for the Lady Warriors. Elicia went on to earn an M.S. in Religious Studies as well as an M.S. in Organizational Development from Calvary Theological Seminary.
Wife of D.A. Horton (who she met as a little girl), has served as a church planter/pastor’s wife while serving as a mother to her children. She currently serves as her husband’s road manager and has enjoyed homeschooling while being able to travel and speak at conferences. Her greatest joy comes from serving her family and being able to pour into them first.
Mallie Taylor serves as the coordinator for women’s initiatives for The Gospel Coalition. The Lord used Jesus’ vivid description of the crowds in Matthew 9:36, who were “harassed and helpless like sheep without a shepherd,” to call Mallie from the business world to attend seminary (MTS, Beeson Divinity School). She yearns to see Christ exalted in the lives of women as they come to know and love him through his Word. Though a native Alabamian, Mallie has spent the past two years in Charlottesville, Virginia, where her husband, Gifford, is pursuing his graduate degree at UVa. Mallie and Gifford love enjoying God’s creation in the Shenandoah mountains and gathering with their neighbors and friends around their dining room table.