From left to right: Amanda Florczykowski, Tammy McAnally, April Gordon
After her own toddler was taken from her arms at her local grocery store in a thwarted sex trafficking abduction and her three sons survived drowning and an unlikely housefire all within a short window of time, Amanda penned bestseller Unraveled: Mothering Fiercely in a World Full of Fears. She knew the trafficking epidemic would only be resolved by strengthening families, by equipping mothers to be capable, unshakeable, and memorable, and by expressing how her own fears were quelched by Christ. This has led her to found Able Moms International, Vigilant Families online anti-trafficking training, and a University-Model® School. Amanda’s professional career, pre-kiddos, included
awards and high heels as both an educator and top marketing professional for an industry leader. As a degreed communicator, she speaks on the topics of motherhood, leadership, and trafficking as a Believer. Lastly, when not involved in family life, child sex-trafficking advocacy, homeschool days, blogging, or writing, Amanda uses her pioneering ambition and experience to partner with business CEO and Development Pastor husband to consult with organizations who desire to prosper. And while accomplishments are part of any bio, Amanda wants you to know they don't rival her joys; a nightly sunset, answered prayers, a clean kitchen, a hot bath, board games, finding $10 in her pocket, a good movie, date night, and welcoming friends into her home to eat and laugh. Amanda’s family of (nearly) 7, along with their German Shepherd, live in the Texas Hill Country outside Austin.
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April has been married to her sweet husband for seven years, and they have two little boys. After working in student ministry for nine years, April felt God leading her to step down as a youth pastor and stay at home with her family. So, in 2018, she took the plunge and became a full-time mom. Since then, April has lived the daily hustle of raising kids and knows the chaos and comedy that come with the job. She has been impacted through her journey in motherhood so much that it has led her to author a book. Expected out in 2021, April’s passion is to encourage other moms to live out their true calling as they raise the next generation to
and follow after the Lord...and true to her middle name “Joy,” always infusing laughter. April joined the Able Moms team in 2020 with a passion for bringing the truth of God’s Word into the hearts and homes of women across the world. As an engaging speaker, influential writer, and an ongoing student of the Word, April is excited to be included in this ministry and the blessing it is to so many lives.
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Tammy sees the world beautifully connected to the Gospel and loves to share her story of coming to know the LORD - one of the many reasons she was drawn to help found Able Moms. She has the ability to tether simple facets of life to the beautiful truths of God and inspires those around her, especially moms, to notice God and His ways from the things that surround her everyday: sunsets and sunrises, preparing and cooking a meal, the sounds of nature, sweeping and cleaning the house, exercise and rest. She fulfills this passion in both her book Soulfilling Life, a mother’s resource, and in her MOMents role with Able Moms. Tammy has
been married for 29 years to husband Jeff, pastor of Delta Church, with whom she’s also co-founded Seven Soils Missions and Mobilization. She is the mother to three grown children who are scattered across the United States with their spouses. Lastly, Tammy has her Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Sociology and carries a Masters of Religious Education. As a speaker, Tammy routinely takes groups through a journey of emotions. They will laugh, cry, introspect, and always arrive at a destination of inspiration to follow the Lord with passion they did not realize existed within themselves. Tammy likes black coffee, going on road trips, hiking and camping, all animals big and small, everything outdoors, design and decorating, coaching and teaching, reading books with real pages, and impromptu adventures near and far.
Caitlin is a single mom of six precious children, two living here on earth and four that are waiting in the arms of Jesus until they can one day be reunited. After the sudden and unexpected death of her infant daughter Ellie and subsequent three early pregnancy losses, Caitlin began blogging as a way of processing her grief. As a survivor of pregnancy and infant loss, as well as narcissistic abuse, Caitlin is passionate about sharing her story and encouraging women to fearlessly pursue their God-given calling and to overcome life's tragedies by choosing to live as a victor in Christ rather than a victim of their life circumstances.
Caitlin lives in Texas with her two beautiful children, where she works part time as a 911 dispatcher and as an Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay. She has a heart for teaching and enjoys meeting with women to teach them about skin care and makeup application tips. Caitlin loves seeing a woman's face light up when she feels confident and beautiful from the inside out. In her spare time, she enjoys quiet evenings at home with her family, having coffee with friends, and writing. Connect with Caitlin online through her blog, Legacy of Ellie Love, on Facebook, and Instagram @caitlinkropchuk.
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Rachael Adams is a writer, speaker, host of The Love Offering Podcast. Her heart’s desire is to encourage women to live out their faith by loving God, others, and even themselves. Rachael and her husband live in Kentucky with their two children. Connect with her online at www.rachaelkadams.com, on Facebook and Instagram @rachaeladamsauthor, or tune in here every Tuesday.
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Anita is a Christ follower, childhood trauma survivor with a mosaic heart—put back together by the Potter’s hand. She has called three continents home while working across the globe for over two decades. Anita is a multiple award-winning and bestselling author of two books, Picking Up the Shards, Healing the Pain of Mother-Wounds. Discovering the Mother-Heart of God and 3-Minute Inspirational Reflections for the Soul, 50 Daily Truths and Journal Prompts.
She is married to her wonderful husband, whom she met half the
Although her work includes Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) for a United Nations Development Program, her primary job title is chaos coordinator aka “mama” to two beautiful, smart and purpose driven children who are also bestselling and award-winning child author(s)!
Anita passionately serves as a student ministry leader at her home church helping tweens and teens find their God given worth. She is committed to her God given calling—walking alongside and helping other women with similar stories heal from past wounding and live authentically and joyfully into the serendipitous moments of God’s grace. Listen to her podcast on Mother-wounds here.
She enjoys God’s handiwork’s in the mountains and in her free time loves to craft from scratch. Connect with Anita online at www.brokenliferestored.com and on Facebook/Instagram: @authoranitao.