Meet the Staff

Meet our staff members! From our wonderful Graphics Designers, to our awesome Contributing Writers, and our dedicated Editors, all the way up to our hard-working Managers, each member is integral to running The Wilting Rose Project and providing the content we pray blesses you and ministers to your heart.

Bethany Rose

Staff Position ~ Editor-in-Chief

Bethany’s name means “bright city on a hill.” This is her mission in life, to illuminate the beautiful things and shine light where there was darkness. She is the editor and team manager of The Wilting Rose Project. She is passionate about finding her worth in Christ, not in her own accomplishments or in other’s opinions, and she loves spreading this message.

She writes fairytales heavily inspired by her love of the forest. She spends many of her mornings soaking in the uniquely Minnesotan beauty of the woodlands surrounding her home. Her blog, Wild Rose Journal, includes more personal documentation of her journey the last few years with Lyme disease and Toxic Mold illness and the journey of healing she is now on. Visit her Instagram to be encouraged by all the light she sees and shares.

Instagram || Website

Tara Savanna

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Staff Position ~ Team Manager

Tara Savanna is the team manager on The Wilting Rose Project Team and has been a lover of words and all things art-related since childhood. Now in her mid-30s and unmarried, while living her dream of homemaking in her parent’s house, she strives to serve God in any way she can. This has often led her down new paths she would not have considered otherwise. She loves learning new things—be it a craft, hobby, foreign language, or researching new ideas. You can often find her with several tabs open in her browser while she gathers interesting facts on any given topic, sometimes leading her down rabbit trails to things not on her list.

When she’s not writing, crafting, drawing, or playing a musical instrument, she can be found curled up with a good book and her adorable little dog, Cloe. You can connect with her on Instagram or her blog.

Instagram || Website

Jennifer Lynn

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Staff Positions ~ Organizer, Slack Manager

Jennifer Lynn is the Organizer and Communications Manager on The Wilting Rose Project team. She loves to create organized spaces, to keep things running on time, and to make sure everyone is in the loop. As a stay-at-home daughter in her late 20s, she loves to deepen her relationship with the Lord, spend time with her sisters, play with their comical dogs, and go on long walks. She enjoys helping others in any way she can, even if it’s just a virtual hug. She finds joy in praising the Lord through music, learning the Hebrew language, and furthering her knowledge of herbal remedies.

When she’s not wrapped up in the pages of a Kristy Cambron book, you can often find her tending the garden, grooming her dog Willow, taking care of a new litter of puppies, or designing a new item for her Etsy shop. Her passion is to help others find their worth in the Lord and His strength in their weaknesses.

Instagram || Etsy

Rebecca Johnson

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Staff Position ~ Head Editor

Evidenced by her pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and a minor in technical communications, Rebecca Johnson has long held a special place in her heart for the written language. As a jewelry maker, flute player, avid reader, editor, and writer, she spends each day seeking to glorify God and encourage others whenever possible.

Rebecca has dreams of becoming a published novel author in the future, and her most recent project is a poetry chapbook which offers a glimpse into the world of chronic illness and disability. Having joined The Wilting Rose Project as Head Editor, she hopes to continue to uplift and inspire those around her by pointing them to Christ.

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Jen Rose

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Staff Positions ~ Post Publishing Manager, Email/Newsletter Manager

Jenavieve Rose loves helping in any way she can, be it as Post Publishing Manager, Email/Newsletter Manager, or sometimes Contributing Writer or Editor. She joined The Wilting Rose Project in the hopes that, through the Project, God would use her to bless other young women and show them that a rose, although wilted, can be just as beautiful.

She’s had a highly-active imagination her whole life with a love for stories to go with it. Creating her own story-worlds through Fantasy, or any other branch of Speculative Fiction, makes her feel closest to her Creator. She’s inspired by a myriad of different books, movies, and even video games, but especially fairy tales. She writes stories where good overcomes evil and hope shines all the brighter through the darkness, for those are the stories that mean something, the ones that really matter.

When she’s not writing, she loves crafting, reading, baking delicious treats, and partaking in her numerous fandom obsessions with her siblings.

Instagram || Goodreads || Pinterest || Website

Julia Skinner

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Staff Position ~ Instagram Manager

Julia Skinner is an eighteen year old modern day hobbit with a love for good stories, and chocolate ice cream. She is the Instagram Manager for The Wilting Rose Project, as well as the Community Manager for an online conference for chronically ill Christians called, “Diamonds”. She has a passion for encouraging others to live the life God created them to live, and vehemently believes everyone is born with a unique purpose on this Earth. She is currently going to college for a degree in Psychology, with hopes of one day becoming a Counselor. Besides that, she has a deep love for storytelling, and her desk is currently groaning beneath the weight of all her random Fantasy story ideas and projects. She is a total nerd who enjoys playing video games, reading aloud to her four little siblings, riding roller-coasters, and hanging out with her two Miniature Australian Shepherds: Maddie and Koda (better known as the Gremlin and the Bear).

Instagram || Website

Natalie Julson

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Staff Position ~ Website Manager

Entranced with the world of technology since toddlerhood, Natalie has always loved all things technical. It wasn’t until her late teens did she truly fall in love with words as well. The desire to bring both worlds together started when she self-published her first book in her mid-twenties. She is now working on new story ideas and other writing-related opportunities that are brought her way as she attends school for a web-tech degree.

Growing up, she’s taken a front-row seat as she’s witnessed God’s love poured out not only on her family, but on others as well, and seen the joy, hope, and courage that prevails in what looks like a wilted situation, full of hopelessness and doubt. As the Website Manager, she hopes that even though she won’t be writing often, her backstage presence would still point others to the One who can truly heal our brokenness.

Jaybird Summers

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Staff Position ~ Contributing Writer, Editor, Post Publisher’s Assistant, Instagram Post Manager

Greetings! I am a 17 year old high-school graduate who is also a librocubicularist (someone who reads in bed). One of my favorite things to do is write. Well, that and curl up by a window on a rainy day reading a book. But hey, who doesn’t want to do that? I am passionate about God’s word and try to include it in my day-to-day life, whether it’s listening to music or giving a friend some advice, I try to let His words guide me. Writing helps me to process through emotions and getting my thoughts onto a piece of paper has always made me feel better. Even when it looks like a pencil shavings tornado attacked the sheet.

Instagram || Etsy

Allyson Jamison

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Staff Position ~ Graphic Designer

Allyson Jamison is a very creative person who loves doing anything that brings out the artistic side of life. She is an avid reader, writer of all things fiction, crocheter, graphic designer, and many other things. When she’s not reading or writing her next great book, you’ll often find her spending time with her family, chatting with friends, or cuddling with her adorable dog, Konner.

She is a daughter of the King and daily strives to serve Him in everything she does. It is her hope that others will be blessed by the graphics she contributes and be encouraged through them.

Instagram || Website

Cat Thompson

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Staff Positions ~ Graphic Designer, Contributing Writer

From a young age, Cat Thompson has always been interested in writing and building good friendships. Over the years, she has walked through an international move, amazing friendships and difficult ones, and most recently a chronic illness, pain, and struggles. She has always been encouraged by honest and hopeful words. She hopes that her writing will encourage fellow young women or chronic illness warriors that they are not alone in their struggles. Her aim is to bring hope and light into the dark and show that God is present and healing is possible.

She lives in New England, but much prefers the warm weather and Pacific feel of her younger childhood. She enjoys writing both nonfiction and heartfelt fiction stories. She loves making new friends, learning about people, and eating fried foods and chocolate. She is a lover of chai tea and hot chocolate, and will drink hot drinks in both summer and winter, and will eat any snack that she can get her hands on. When not writing, you’ll find her chatting with friends, spending time outside, reading any good Christian fiction or fantasy book, discovering more good books, or trying to convince people that hot drinks in summer are still just as good.

Angela Kipp

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Staff Positions ~ Contributing Writer, Editor

Angela is a homeschooled teenager from Minnesota who strives to do everything for the glory of her Lord, Savior, and Everything, Jesus Christ.

Ever since she learned to read at the age of eighteen months, she has loved words with a passion. Dubbed “grammar girl” by her younger brothers, she delights in crafting sentences, correcting grammar, studying languages, and reading. She devours a wide range of books, from missionary biographies to Janette Oke to J.R.R. Tolkien. Some of her favorite things are cats, crocheting, Casting Crowns, and chocolate—lots of chocolate! She’s also a self-proclaimed recreational daydreamer.

Participating in the National Bible Bee since the age of eight has given her a deep love for God and His Word, and she loves to pass that love on to others in any way she can. The passion of her heart is to see young people stand up and live for Jesus with their whole hearts. As a writer and editor for The Wilting Rose Project, she hopes to encourage young women to remember who they are in Christ and, in response, to make an impact for Him.

Ryleigh M.

Staff Positions ~ Contributing Writer, Editor

An avid reader, writer, and daughter of the King, Ryleigh has a passion for horses and words, and possesses an affinity for rainy days. While she considers talking with her fictional characters one of the purest forms of entertainment there is, popcorn and a movie, hiking with family, and a good laugh with friends all rank a close second. When not writing, you can find her playing the piano, gardening, or working on her latest craft, be it crocheting or quilting. She lives in the mustang state of Nevada with a small flock of chickens, a cat, and three dogs, all proudly rescues.

Deigan Marie

Staff Positions ~ Contributing Writer, Editor

With a passion for words and her Lord, Jesus Christ, Deigan Marie hopes to serve The Wilting Rose as best as she can, and to help them in their ministry to turn young women to Christ. She can often be found either curled up with her kitty and a book, or a notebook and a mug of tea ready to write. She loves the Lord with all her heart, and hopes to one day, Lord willing, become a published author and help teach the world about him. But until the Lord leads her otherwise, she is content to live in Southern Nevada reading, writing, and loving life with her amazing parents and loving siblings.

Anna Grace

Staff Position ~ Instagram Contributing Writer

A chronic illness warrior, Anna Grace understands what it feels like to have questions with no apparent answer, even while still trusting God as her source of strength.  Passionate about using her writing to reach her generation, she is described by her parents as a “born writer.”  She can often be found reading, writing, or enjoying worship music. She also enjoys folding origami cranes and crocheting.  You can connect with her on her blog, Redeem the Time, or in her novelette, Before the World Changed.

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Gabriella R.

Staff Positions ~ Contributing Writer, Instagram Contributing Writer

As daughter of the King, Gabriella hopes to encourage Rose’s who struggle with the same doubts that she faces. She has battled several mental and physical illnesses and has a deep heart for those who suffer from depression and hopelessness.

She is an artist, aspiring children’s book author/illustrator, and poetic observer of life, God, and nature. You can find her on Instagram.

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Megan Lang

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Staff Position ~ Instagram Stories Manager, Contributing Writer

Megan is a faith and lifestyle blogger from London, England. Her heart is for people, especially teen girls, and through her writing and blog, she aims to encourage and uplift young women like herself, reminding them how loved they are by Jesus. 

She loves coffee (lots of it), Pinterest, sunny weather, her pup, sunflowers, and most importantly, Jesus! Growing up as a Pastor’s Kid, she is passionate about her identity in Christ and longs to share that passion with others. At The Wilting Rose Project she manages the Instagram Stories and writes blog posts every now and then, whilst keeping up with her own blog.

You can find more of her rambellings at her blog, Not So Perfect, or on her Instagram.

Instagram || Website

Bekah B.

Staff Position ~ Contributing Writer

Rebekah currently resides in sunny Southern California with her two cats and insanely supportive family. Inspired by the Master Storyteller, she pens novels drawing from her own experiences and society that she hopes brings light to the darkness.

Rebekah is the contributing writer for several online publications and serves as the co-host of Hope Prose, a literary podcast dedicated to books, the authors who write them, and the readers they inspire. When she’s not writing or up reading till 2 AM, she’s binging the latest Kdrama, coaching writers, sharpening her marketing skills, or watching BTS videos. Taehyung is her bias if you must know.

Instagram || TikTok || Twitter || Website || Podcast

Beth Cordle

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Staff Position ~ Contributing Writer

Bethany is a young Historical Fiction writer from the United Kingdom. She is the second oldest of ten children and is a pastor’s kid. She loves her quiet countryside life and couldn’t dream of living anywhere else.

She has been writing since the beginning of 2017, and since then has joined the Wilting Rose Project with the goal of encouraging other young women who love the Lord. She recognizes that she is not alone in her battles against the Devil and that there are many other young women out there who simply need a kind voice reassuring them of God’s love and power. She herself knows how the simple act of sharing a kind word with someone can be so spiritually uplifting. It’s her goal to be that reassuring voice saying, “Keep going—I’m here for you but, most importantly, God is here for you”

Michelle Black

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Staff position ~ Instagram Contributing Writer

Michelle is from sunny California and loves giving joy to others and being a fool. She loves art, card making, reading scary fiction, and making chocolate covered treats from time to time. She also loves writing stories of children. Her goal in writing is to make others happy. As a member of The Wilting Rose Project, she longs to encourage others to see the great love Christ has for them and their personal worth as daughters of the King.

Evangelyn Hill

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Staff Positions ~ Contributing Writer, Editor

Evangelyn is a young homeschooled bookworm (or, more accurately, bookdragon) who loves to write. Her goal is to spread God’s love and hope through her stories and articles. She enjoys writing pretty much everything — except for romance!

Besides writing, she loves spending time outside (she holds tight to the philosophy that you’re never too old to climb trees), with her family, doing archery, sewing, and listening to the How to Train Your Dragon soundtrack. Oh, and don’t forget spending hours curled up in a rocking chair with The Chronicles of Narnia, The Tale of Despereaux, or one of her myriad other favorite books.

Malaya Gaboury

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Staff positions ~ Contributing Writer, Editor

Malaya Gaboury is a native New Yorker who loves Jesus, coffee, books, and theater. She’s had a passion for storytelling since she could talk, and when she’s not writing, you can find her singing show tunes with her dad and sister, food hunting in the city with her friends, or curled up on the couch with a long novel. 

Malaya firmly believes that God is actively working in her generation. When she was 11, Malaya discovered that no one is too young to have a big life with God. Since then, she’s been passionate about living out her faith as a teenager and hopes to use her story and words to inspire others to receive the radically abundant life that God offers. Connect with Malaya through her blog.

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