Amy Carroll

Amy Carroll loves connecting a community through cultivating tender hearts and strong voices. There’s nothing that delights her heart more than moving through life with Jesus and her community of tender-spoken women.

Amy is the author of Breaking Up with Perfect, a member of the Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker and writer teams and co-host of the Grit ‘n’ Grace podcast. She loves traveling all over the world and adores hearing the God-stories of women at her events.

As a consummate southern girl, Amy loves words that shape a great story and a challenging idea. She writes monthly devotions for Encouragement for Today, weekly blog posts at and revels in podcast conversations with Cheri Gregory at She has been interviewed on numerous podcasts as well as radio programs including Focus on the Family.

Amy also loves to help other speakers give birth to their messages. She is the founder and speaker coach of Next Step Coaching Services which provides one-on-one training for Christian speakers and writers.

Wife, mom, daughter and friend are Amy’s favorite roles. You can find her In North Carolina on any given day texting her two adult sons, typing at her computer, hanging out with her hunky husband or trying to figure out one more alternative to cooking dinner.  Share life with Amy by connecting with her at:

Her website and blog:

Her speaker coaching services:

Facebook: @amydohmcarroll

Instagram: @amydohmcarroll

To inquire about having Amy speak for your next event, visit or call the Proverbs 31 Ministries office at 1-877-731-4663.

Cheri Gregory

Through scripture and storytelling, Cheri loves sharing experiences that connect to women’s frustrations, fears, and failures, giving them hope that they are not alone—someone gets them. She delights in helping women draw closer to Jesus: the strength of every tender heart.

Cheri is the co-author, with Kathi Lipp, of You Don’t Have to Try So Hard and Overwhelmed; the co-host of the Grit ‘n’ Grace podcast; and the co-leader of Sensitive and Strong: the place for the HSP woman to find Community. 

She is working on a PhD in Leadership, researching the leadership journeys of influential Christian women bloggers. She has spent the last quarter-of-a-century teaching junior high, high school, and college English, and currently teaches AP English Literature & Composition at a small Christian boarding school.

Cheri also loves to help speakers move their message from the stage to the page. Through Write Beside You, she offers one-on-one coaching and online eCourses for Christian speakers and writers. She also serves as the curriculum developer and alumni coordinator for LEVERAGE: the Speaker Conference.

Cheri has been “wife of my youth” to Daniel, her opposite personality, for thirty years. She is “Mom” to two young adults, Annemarie and Jonathon, who are also opposite personalities. The Gregory family lives on the central California coast.

Her websites: and

Her writer coaching services:

Facebook: @Cheri.Gregory.Author

Instagram: @cheri_gregory

To inquire about having Cheri speak for your next event, visit her website at or email [email protected].