Alli Patterson is a Teaching Pastor at Crossroads Church out of Cincinnati, OH. As a writer and speaker, Alli will help you build a strong foundation and connect with God through study of the Bible. She's a wife, mom of four, runner and guacamole-lover who will push you to take risks to find Jesus in your everyday life.

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Amy Seiffert is an author, writer, and teacher. She serves on the teaching team at Brookside Church, and has been an affiliate Cru staff member for over eighteen years. Weaving biblical wisdom through her presentations, Amy invites spiritual pilgrims to walk alongside her to find and follow Jesus. Amy and her husband Rob live in Ohio with their three kids.

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Beth Troy is known for her modern take on Christian fiction with intuitive stories about how women come to know and experience God. Her debut novel, Lu, was praised for its wit, grit, and scriptural depth. Beth lives in Ohio with her husband and three sons, and teaches at Miami University. You can read more about her at

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Bronwyn Lea is a South African born pastor, author, and speaker living in Northern California. She writes about deep faith lived out in the real world and loves to see people thrive in relationships with God and one another. She is the author of Beyond Awkward Side Hugs: Living as Christian Brothers and Sisters.

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Laura L. Smith is a best-selling author and speaker from Oxford, Ohio, where you’ll find her running trails, teaching Bible study, strolling the farmer’s market, or going on a sunset walk with her husband and four kids. Her latest title, How Sweet the Sound, is a devotional style book on the power of hymns to revive our modern lives.

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