Bob Goff is the New York Times Best-Selling Author of Love Does, as well as an attorney who founded Restore International, a nonprofit human rights organization operating in Uganda, India and Somalia.
Bob has pioneered the vision of Restore International to fight for freedom and human rights, working to improve educational opportunities and to be helpful to those in need of a voice and a friend. Because of Bob's vision and the work of Restore International, he serves as the Hon. Consul for the Republic of Uganda to the United States.
Bob has been a practicing attorney for over 25 years. He is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine Law School where he teaches Nonprofit Law, and Point Loma Nazarene University, where he teaches Business Law.
Williams-Paisley first lit up the screen as the radiant young bride in the comedy feature film series Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride Part II.
In addition to her acting work. Williams-Paisley is an accomplished writer, with her first full-length book with Crown Archetype. Where The Light Gets In was born out of an essay she wrote for Redbook magazine in 2014 called Is My Mother Gone? The piece chronicled the impact her mother’s dementia had on her and her family, and created such national attention that she decided to delve deeper with a memoir. Through her work, she has become a spokesperson for the Alzheimer’s Association, speaking at various fund raisers and events throughout the country in the last couple of years.
Laura is a Bible teacher, worship leader, GRAMMY award-winning singer/songwriter, and bestselling author. “Blessings” was certified GOLD in 2011 and inspired her first book What If Your Blessings Come Through Raindrops. Laura’s music and writing show God’s love and grace intersecting with real life, and serve as a reminder that despite questions or circumstances, He is the ultimate author of our story.
Laura recently released a new book When God Doesn’t Fix It; Lessons You Never Wanted to Learn, Truths You Can’t Live Without. She has a graduate degree from Covenant Theological Seminary and has served as a worship leader at Perimeter Church in Atlanta since 2005, but her greatest joy is being a wife to Martin and the mother to Ben, Griffin and Josie.
CHIMENE SHIPLEY DUPLER
Chimene is the Founder and President/CEO of Pink Polka Dot Productions and the Passion4Moms ministry, and a well-respected speaker and professional on Marriage and Parenting. Chimene loves the opportunity to help others achieve their goals and work through struggles to make their marriages, parenting, and life experiences fabulous. Passion4Moms, which began in 2011, continues to bless, encourage, and inspire mothers through conferences, speaking engagements, and other events.
Chimene has recently authored her first book The High Calling of Motherhood.
Previously, Chimene worked on Capitol Hill in the United States Senate and at foster homes and residential treatment centers as a social worker. Chimene graduated from Baylor University with a B.S. in Child and Family Studies.
Chimene is most proud about being able to live out her passion for marriage and parenting daily, endeavoring to bring God glory as a wife and mother and living life to the fullest. Chimene and her husband currently reside in Washington, DC with their three princesses. Chimene’s greatest passion in life — being a mother!
Kristie is a writer, speaker, and child-advocate. With humor and heart, she speaks and writes for audiences around the world about how to have authentic relationships and cultivate empathy.
Her work has been regularly featured in The Huffington Post, Darling Magazine, The Good Men Project, Yahoo Parenting and on her own site, kristiechristie.com.
She serves on the Compassion International Artists & Speakers team, committed to helping free children living in extreme poverty around the world. She spent 15 years creating and leading children’s & family programs in Southern California, most recently at Malibu Presbyterian Church.
She laid claim to her fun double name, Kristie Christie, by marrying just right man, David CHRISTIE. Kristie and David live in Calabasas, California.
Passion4Moms Worship Band
STEPH & DAN CUOMO
Stephanie and Dan lead worship at Fairfax Community Church in Fairfax, Virginia. They joined the Passion4Moms Worship Band in 2015! Dan rocks it out on the drums. Stephanie is a singer/songwriter. They have recorded three CDs together and share a passion for worship and ministry.
Ben joined the Passion4Moms Worship Band in 2013! He is coming back to be with us again this year. Ben is the Worship Pastor at McLean Bible Church, Tysons Campus in McLean, Virginia. Ben recently released his second CD titled A Light Breaks with original work which is absolutely amazing! Ben is married to his wife Janie and they have 3 daughters.