Heartprints Authors

 Sherry Shepherd

 Sherry is an experienced, adaptable professional specialized in writing for faith-based organizations. She has worked as an editor and writer for newspaper, movie guides, publishing houses, churches and several non-profits. Her scope of work includes, corporate and fundraising materials, advertising, web, brochures, booklets, books, blogs and biblical training materials. However, her heart is drawn to any type of creative writing, where she can motivate while conveying a biblical message and telling a story. Sherry is the mother of three grown children, who have been the source of some of her greatest joy, laughter and material!

Brian Holt  

Brian was called into and has served in children's ministry for over 17 years. Brian has had the privilege to lead in children's ministries ranging from mega-church to plant church size. Brian currently serves as the Family Pastor at Church of Celebration in Prosper, Texas overseeing age groups from birth through 6th grade as well as leading the Marriage Ministry.  Brian has been married to his lovely wife Amy for over 20 years and they have 4 amazing kids together including Brian's great-nephew whom he adopted in 2016. Brian's passion is to share the gospel with as many children as he can and to help married couples live marriages centered around Christ. 

  • Suzi Ciliberti
    Sunday School / Bible Study Leader 
  • Suzi works for Christar, a Missions Agency that plants churches among least reached Asians worldwide. She served in Japan for two years as a single missionary and another 9 with her husband and two children then the family returned to the states. She and her husband have been serving in the US Mobilization Center since 2000. As a part of the Member Care Department Suzi is consultant to families with children. She has been working as a children’s teacher since she was 17 and began her training under Child Evangelism Fellowship. She has taught in the church, as a school teacher for two years in a Christian elementary shcool, and as a speaker for adults training to work with children. She has also trained children, who are a part of families that work overseas, in their identity in Christ. She brings 44 years of teaching experience to her work. She loves creative writing as well as teaching and has found great fulfillment in combing the two as she blogs for Heartprints. She finds it a great privilege and joy to serve the Lord and His people. One of her favorite verses is Deut. 4:10b ‘Gather the people to Me, and I will let them hear My words, that they may learn to fear Me all the days they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children.’

  • Sarah Bowler
  • Sarah is the author of Bathsheba’s Responsibility in Light of Narrative Analysis, contributor to Vindicating the Vixens, and contributing editor for The Evangelism Study Bible. She blogs regularly on three sites: evantell.org/blog, bible.org, and sarahbowler.com. 
    Some of her previous ministry experiences have included teaching and mentoring of adults and children in a wide variety of settings. Her small claim to fame is that she has worked with children of every age range from birth through high school over the past 20 years.
    She and her husband Ben reside in Richardson with their three children. 

    Coordinator of Heartprints Blog Page: Gaye-Ellen Austin or ( "Miss Gaye")  a.k.a. SonShine has a passion to train people to be successful Bible students, that they may teach others to teach yet others (2 Tim 2:15).

    She taught 15 years in public schools and 12 years in a Christian school where she was coordinator of the NILD program for learning disabled students).  she has taught Precept upon Precept classes and was a discussion group leader for 10+ yrs in BSF. Also, Gaye-Ellen is the writer for the Bible.org Facebook page.  She also has her own personal blog page: Sonshine's Journal David and Gaye-Ellen along with their son, daughter in law and granddaughter live in the Dallas area. Gaye-Ellen's goal is to present Christ and live Christ glorifying God. One of her favorite verses about our role as parents, teachers, and adults for our children comes from Ps 78:4 "but tell to the generation to come to the praises of the Lord"

  • Karl Bastian, aka “The Kidologist,” is the founder of Kidology.org and the host of KidminTalk.com. A veteran children’s pastor who received a Call to kids ministry at the age of ten, his life Mission is to Equip and Encourage those who minister to children. Through speaking, writing and training, Karl seeks to challenge others to reach and teach kids for Jesus through a relational ministry approach. Visit his blog at Kidologist.com to find a wide variety of help for your ministry!