Leslie J. Barner is the senior director of content development for FamilyLife. She is the author of numerous articles and several books and has overseen the development of numerous resources, including The Art of Marriage®, Stepping Up®, and Passport2Identity®. Leslie and her husband, Aubrey, have four grown daughters and a number of grandchildren. They reside in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Janel Breitenstein is an author, freelance writer, speaker, and frequent contributor for FamilyLife. After five and a half years in East Africa, her family of six has returned to Colorado, where they continue to work on behalf of the poor with Engineering Ministries International. Her first book, on spiritual life skills for messy families (Zondervan), is planned to release March 2021. You can find her—"The Awkward Mom"—having uncomfortable, important conversations at JanelBreitenstein.com and on Instagram @janelbreit.
Judy Burrows is a writer for FamilyLife and serves on the Global Outreach team with her husband, Jim. Married since 1982, the Burrows have spent much of their time as missionaries in the U.S. and abroad, living nine years in Japan and seven years in China. The Burrows have three adult children and a growing number of amazing grandchildren.
Bruce Goff is a producer/editor with the FamilyLife® Audio Group. He's worked on Passport2Identity® as well as FamilyLife’s radio programs and podcasts. Before coming to FamilyLife he did production for radio stations near Kingston, New York and Houston, Texas. He and his wife Maria have two daughters.
Lisa Lakey is a writer and editor for FamilyLife. Before joining the ministry in 2017, she was a freelance writer covering parenting and Southern culture. She and her husband, Josh, have been married since 2004. Lisa and Josh live in Benton, Arkansas, with their two children, Ella and Max.
Sabrina Beasley McDonald
Sabrina Beasley McDonald has been writing about God’s plan for marriage and family for over 19 years. Sabrina is currently working on a Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling from Liberty University. She is the author of several devotional books, including Write God In Deeper: Journal Your Way to a Richer Faith.
Ashley Mercier has worked for FamilyLife since 2014. A few years ago, she and her husband, Chris, followed God into the world of foster care and adoption, eventually welcoming two forever children, Micah and Chloe. Chris and Ashley have been married since 2013.
Jim Mitchell is the director of multimedia content at FamilyLife®. He’s written two published works, the Vertical Marriage small group study and You Can Be a Mentor! Jim is a frequent contributing author and joke writer for FamilyLife. He served as a pastor in Texas before relocating to Arkansas with his wife, Lisa, and their two children. Jim also loves crafting hardwood tables and teaching a class called Your Unique Design™, helping people understand their unique, God-given fit in the world.
Carrie Morris is the managing editor of FamilyLife's digital magazine, Help & Hope From FamilyLife. An editor with FamilyLife since 2008, she has assisted with the development of multiple books, Weekend to Remember® conference manual updates, online articles, and devotionals. She is indebted to her mother, a former English teacher who wouldn't let her get away with using poor grammar as a child, for her livelihood. Carrie lives in Northwest Arkansas with her ill-behaved but adorable pup, Millie (Millie Jean when she's in trouble, which is most of the time).
Carlos Santiago is a senior writer for FamilyLife and has written and contributed to numerous articles, e-books, and devotionals. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in pastoral counseling. Carlos and his wife, Tanya, live in Little Rock, Arkansas, with their two children.
Karen Turcotte is a local movements guide and writer for FamilyLife. Before joining the ministry in 2016, she taught middle school, led workshops for parents of special needs kids, and served as a private reading specialist and piano instructor. She and her husband, Greg, have been married since 1998. Karen and Greg live in Houston, TX, with their two children, Sara and Daniel.
Scott Williams and his wife, Ellie, were headed to the remote parts of the world to work with unreached people groups when the Lord redirected them. Since 1995, Scott has been ministering to marriages and families. Since 2004, he's been doing so as a senior writer with FamilyLife's content development team. In 2019, he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, but by God’s grace is doing remarkably well and is continuing to write for FamilyLife. Scott and Ellie live in Little Rock, and have seven adult children and three grandchildren.