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Speaker Bios

  •  Ann Voskamp  Renowned Author and Speaker 
  • Sarah Arthur
  • Carolyn Curtis

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Ann Voskamp’s the wife of a farmer, mama to 7, and the author of the four New York Times bestsellers, The Broken Way , The Greatest Gift, Unwrapping the Greatest Gift, and the sixty-week New York Times bestseller One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies and has been translated into more than twenty languages. Named by Christianity Today as one of fifty women most shaping culture and the church today, Ann knows unspoken broken, big country skies, and an intimacy with God that touches tender places.  Co-founder of ShowUpNow.com, Ann is a passionate advocate for the marginalized and oppressed around the globe, partnering with Mercy House Global, Compassion International, and artisans around the world through her fair trade community, Grace Crafted Home. She and her husband took a leap of faith to restore a 125 year old stone church into The Village Table — a place where everyone has a seat and belongs. Join the journey at: www.annvoskamp.com or instagram/annvoskamp

Sarah Arthur

Sarah Arthur is a fun-loving speaker and the author of a dozen nonfiction books ranging from popular devotionals to serious engagement with literature. Her first book for teens was a bestseller in religious publishing and her writings continue to win awards. Her first YA fantasy novel, ONCE A QUEEN, will debut in the summer of 2023, followed by several sequels.

A graduate of Wheaton College and Duke University Divinity School, Sarah is a recognized authority on such authors as Madeleine L’Engle and C. S. Lewis, as well as on the intersection of faith and literature more broadly. 

Sarah and her husband Tom, pastor of Sycamore Creek Church in Lansing, MI, are deeply involved in local racial justice work along with their two elementary-aged boys. She is represented by the Joy Harris Literary Agency.

 

Carolyn Curtis

Carolyn Curtis is the author or collaborator of seven books. Her most recent is Women and C.S. Lewis: What his life and literature reveal for today’s culture, published in 2015 by Lion Hudson plc of Oxford, England. She is a veteran journalist with awards from The Wall Street Journal, the Evangelical Press Association, Society of Professional Journalists, etc. She has been published in On Mission, Christianity Today, Facts & Trends, By Faith, Sports Illustrated, The Saturday Evening Post, and numerous other publications. She has worked in communications management for Fortune 50 companies and at domestic corporate headquarters for two major church denominations. She has reported from daily newsrooms and from Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. She has taught journalism at a college and been a speaker at numerous conferences. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts degree in communication from Stephen F. Austin State University. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas.