Welcome to #Transformed! It is my joy and passion to help you grow in your faith and encourage you in your walk with Jesus. #Transformed is more than just great Bible study tools on #FaithFriday. Here we share opportunities to use technology as a tool for #DigitalOutreach with #TechTuesday, take care of God’s temple with #WellnessWednesday, encouraging #MinuteMessages in five minutes or less, #BookReviews, and a column straight from the trenches of parenthood.
I am joined often by great friends who share their passions and expertise. Meet them right here:
I’m a Texas girl at heart who loves to kick around in her boots. I earned my degree as a Director of Christian Education from Concordia University in Austin, TX. Once I graduated, I moved to sunny South Florida in 2005 to serve at Our Savior Lutheran Church and School. Here I serve by leading the middle and high school youth group, teach middle school religion in our school, and lead our Sunday school programming. From June 2010-January 2013 I had the joy of volunteering at Proverbs 31 Ministries in Matthews, NC serving Melissa Taylor as she leads the online Bible studies. In my spare time, I love to read and play any of the Zelda games.
In 2010, I married my best friend and love of my life Daniel Bleier. I couldn’t imagine a better man to be mine for the rest of my life! He can make me laugh without even saying a word. His drive and determination always amazes me! God blessed us with Stacy Maria in December 2012 and she has been the light of our lives; can’t imagine life without her sweet smile!
Things I LOVE to do? Help women and youth draw closer to God through the study of God’s Word, prayer, worship, and fellowship. I am addicted to coffee, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to sing and act and will do so at the drop of a hat…seriously!
Elosia Reyna-Brooks is a small town Texas girl that is married to the man of her dreams, Bryan Brooks. They have two fur babies, Bindi & Gator. She has a passion for helping others be the healthiest they can be. Her love for fitness and wellness has been a lifelong dream that came true when she invested in Shakeology and a Beach Body program. She admits fitness is her witness and she gives God all the glory and praise for giving her a servant heart. Besides her fitness hobby she works for a university, she is a member of the Junior League and she loves spending time with her family and friends on the patio on a hot Texas summer night.
Christy Hullum is a thirty-something year old freelance writer and photographer in the Austin area. She is a Concordia University at Austin alumna, and attends a quaint Lutheran church somewhere in the heart of Texas. In addition to writing and photography, she is an avid lover of travel, with a particular affinity for beaches. She also volunteers at the local animal shelter to help homeless pets find forever homes- please consider adopting, fostering, or volunteering at your local shelter! In the meantime you can check out her photography at www.christyhullum.com or check out her blog about the joys of glamorous camping and vintage RVs at www.glampingnation.com.
Mike is a millennial that lives in a magical place called Orlando. After spending his early 20’s traveling the US and playing with race cars for a living he moved back to Florida to be closer to his core group of friends and family. He got involved with youth ministry at his local church and a new passion for youth ministry and outreach was realized. He now spends his time using what he learned as an IT major to bring churches and communities closer with the use of technology. Mike is a car geek, foodie, and Netflix addict.
Eryn is a thirty-something mother of three, living in the beautiful city of Richmond, Virginia. She, her kids, and her husband Bo attend Multiply House Church and she is very involved in Community Bible Study. She relies on Jesus daily to cope with her children’s shenanigans, which are plentiful. She also enjoys running and fitness, being involved in her kids’ school, and watching bad reality TV.