Meet the Staff

Bethany Rose
Editor and Team Leader

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.




Rebekah Black
Assistant Manager

Rebekah is a young writer and podcaster from Southern California who is a lover of all things books and Christ and has been writing and publishing articles on Christian living since the tender age of twelve. Her mission in life is to bring light to the darkness through the written word via fiction and nonfiction. She is the assistant manager of The Wilting Rose Project and hopes to inspire young ladies in their walk with Christ in a world where hope is hard to come by.

Her love for books borders on an obsession, but she regrets nothing. When she is not reading, you’ll most likely find her either playing piano or guitar, working on her next novel, baking up healthy treats for her insanely supportive family, or fangirling over her favorite band, BTS.

Bethany (Beth) Cordle
Instagram Manager

Beth is a seventeen-year-old 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”

Gabriella Isaac
Contributing Writer

A daughter of the King, Gabriella loves to share the teaching that the Lord has given her through the joys and trials of her life. The desire of her heart is to grow her love, knowledge, and maturity for Christ and the truth found in His Word.

She enjoys creating with colors, brushes, pencils, paper and textile, food and plants. She finds peace and joy in observing nature and loves to praise the Creator for the beauty she finds every day.

As a contributing writer at the Wilting Rose Project, her hope is to bless and encourage those who are hurting and discouraged by suffering and trials, pointing them to our Savior the Comforter of our souls.

Michelle Black
Instagram Story Assistant

Michelle is from sunny California and loves giving hope to others and making people laugh. She loves art, photography, acting, reading lots of books, and making tasty, healthy desserts. She also loves writing stories and is finishing her first children’s book. 

Her goal in writing is to make people happy and make a place where you can forget about the pain of this world and just relax and have great fun. As a contributing author for 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.

Kellyn Roth
Contributing Writer

Kellyn Roth lives in the dry basin of North-Eastern Oregon on a small ranch with her family, cat, fish, and three beloved border collies. Since the age of seven, she’s been writing songs, poetry, and stories, but she didn’t really become a serious writer until eleven when she finished her first story. Since then, she’s written hundreds of articles, dozens of short stories, and a number of novels, many of which have been published.

Kell joined the Wilting Rose Project to reach out to young Christian women who need encouragement to keep their head in the fight with Christ centric in their life. She also posts on her blog, publishes Christian historical women’s fiction and romance, and teaches writing through Brett Harris and Josiah DeGraaf’s Young Writer Lessons.

Julia Naus
Contributing Writer

Writing has been Julia’s passion for years. Ever since she was little, she has loved to create things with words. Growing up, her parents eagerly encouraged her love of words, resulting in them being stuck with a daughter who spends far too much time either writing at her computer, or with her nose in a book.

As she’s grown in life, she’s seen and experienced how God’s love can restore and give hope. She writes with the goal of shining God’s light for others and pointing them toward a greater hope. As a contributing writer for the Wilting Rose Project, she hopes to encourage other young women, reminding them of the one who gives us our worth.

Natalie Julson
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. 


Sarah Howell is an eighteen-year-old, homeschooled deep thinker. She loves enjoying and creating beauty of all forms. That means painting, listening to music, and most of all, writing. She focuses on writing speculative fiction but also writes articles and blog posts. Sarah also enjoys archery, the MCU, For KING & COUNTRY, and anything by C. S. Lewis.

Throughout her teen years, Sarah has struggled with doubt and with trusting God with her life and her trials. This has taught her that struggling doesn’t make her any less worthy of love- “wilted is not worthless.” Her goal is to encourage other young women in the same struggles.

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