Marlana is a 20 something living in Georgia. She is a Girls Ministry Director to Middle School, High School, and College age girls in a church. She loves driving down country roads, going to the beach, and loving on her nieces and nephew. She is currently working on her M.Div. in Women’s Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She loves teaching, discipling, and loving on teenage girls. Marlana is the visionary, administrator, and editor for OurSinglePurpose.
Holli is a 20 something living in the sweet southern state of GA. She loves traveling, spending time with friends and family, shopping, and new things! She teaches Marketing and Work-based learning to high schoolers…which is both challenging and rewarding. She loves Jesus and desires to know Him more and more and is so thankful to call Him Savior and Friend! Holli has a desire to see singles embrace this season of their life and to live abundantly in it, expecting God to do the unimaginable. (Ephesians 3:20)
Carrie Kelly (Pickelsimer)
Carrie is a 30 something living in North Carolina. She loves to see people grow in their faith and their love for God. She has a BA in music and an MA in Biblical Counseling. She works as a secretary for some amazing faculty at a Seminary in the South. She enjoys using her gifts to help these godly men and to serve in her local church.
Karina is a 20 something living in Florida. She loves the beach, coffee, music, art, museums, etc. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Contemporary Worship Ministry: Music and Media Technology and is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Internet Marketing. She enjoys serving the church through communications ministry and is constantly learning new things. She hopes to help churches and religious organizations see and learn the great uses of the internet, media, and technology for furthering God’s Kingdom. Karina is on our admin team and is our design and social media guru. She keeps everything updated and looking great!
Amelia is a 20 something living in North Carolina. She has a passion for writing and sharing God’s faithfulness with others. She loves traveling, music, and spending time with friends. She is a graduate of Columbia International University with a degree in Bible and Communications. She currently works as a booking agent for Modeling Christ, and enjoys helping others use their talents to glorify the Lord. Her purpose in life is to share the joy of Christ with others each day, and encourage women in their relationship with Him. Amelia is on our admin team and is our go-to-girl!
Bethany is a 30-something and lives in north Florida. She likes good books, classic movies, baking, and college football (Go Seminoles!). Most of all, she loves Jesus. She is awed by his grace and loves discovering more of him through his Word. She is a graduate of Florida State University (BA, MA) and, in May 2012, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (MA). She works for the State of Florida as an editor and teaches English to immigrants. Bethany has a deep desire to see believers in all seasons of life grow mature in the faith and discover “the depths of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!” (Romans 11.33a)
“I am a married girl living in Durham, NC. You may ask why a married girl is writing for Our Single Purpose? I love single women and didn’t get married till I was almost 35. God has given me a passion for seeing women live their lives for the glory of God no matter in which stage they are. I love to write, photograph, read, speak, and cook. I love being a wife to my worship pastor husband and will welcome a baby boy into the world in September. God has been extremely gracious.”