Mary Lenaburg is a writer, speaker, wife of 28 years and mother of two. She writes and speaks traveling the country and speaking to groups of all ages about God’s Redeeming love and that faith is the courage to want what God wants for us, even if we cannot see where the path leads. She continues to embrace her father’s advice:  “Never quit, never give up, never lose your faith.  It’s the one reason you walk this earth. For God chose this time and place just for you, so make the most of it.” You can learn more about Mary at marylenaburg.com.

Angela Neumann, Speaker

Hailing from the glorious state of MN, Angie holds a BA in Philosophy and Catholic Studies, and a Masters in Theology from the John Paul II Institute in Washington, D.C.  Angie worked in youth ministry wrangling in teenagers for 10 years, then in Rome founding a study abroad program wrangling in college students, and finally for the USCCB, wrangling in bishops.  All that wrangling drove her into therapy, well a Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy that is, and she currently works as a Catholic psychotherapist, spiritual director and national speaker. Angie enjoys volleyball and doing most anything outside, when it's not 20 below.  

Christina Dehan Jaloway, Speaker


Christina Dehan Jaloway is a thirty-something newlywed freelance writer, speaker, former high school theology teacher, and considers herself Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's biggest fan. She is associate editor at Spoken Bride, a Catholic website for brides and newlyweds, and blogs at The Evangelista, where she shares her love of the Catholic faith, her experience as a single woman for the entirety of her twenties, and her personal journey to healing through therapy, prayer, and the love of others. 

Haley Stewart, Emcee


Haley Stewart is a writer, speaker, and homeschooling mama to three living in Waco, TX with her beekeeper/farmer/chef husband Daniel. She blogs at Carrots for Michaelmas, co-hosts The Fountains of Carrots podcast and The Simple Show podcast, and is currently working on a new book for Ave Maria Press. Her interests include red lipstick, tattoos, and telling anyone who will listen that the 1985 film version of Anne of Green Gables is the only one worth watching. She's generally known as "that crazy woman who lived without flushing toilets for a year." 

The Edel Gathering is a project by Hallie Lord and Jennifer Fulwiler as part of Bishop Consulting Group, LLC