Who We Are

Jennifer Howard

Jennifer Howard was born in Singapore and has been a health professional for the last twenty-five years. She has been married to her husband Erik for twenty-one years and they have three children, Jackson, Katie and Keaton.

Sharing Christ with others is a true passion of hers, as is encouraging others to live out their purpose in Him. She considers herself a free spirit and has a heart for all people. She loves to lead others in forming authentic Christian community.

Jennifer had the deep honor and privilege of being the Directress of the Junior Daughters of the King Ministry in Marshall, Texas for ten years, leading young girls and women into a closer relationship with Jesus through prayer, service and evangelism. Jennifer has an Associate’s degree in Applied Science, a Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies and her Master’s degree in Christian Ministry and Discipleship from Liberty University. She is also a 500-hour Master Certified Holy Yoga instructor with the international ministry of Holy Yoga with additional training in leadership and touch.  Jennifer founded the Holy Beautiful Ministry for women four years ago in an effort to bring the Word of God to women all over the world. She strives to bring health to women body, mind and spirit.

Jennifer sees herself as a connector, bringing women together in an effort to foster authentic Christian relationships. Her dream is to make our world a more holy beautiful place for everyone.

After living in Texas for over twenty years, Jennifer is now currently calling the beautiful and scenic area of Nellysford, VA home. She is passionate about antiques, gardening and cooking and loves to travel.

Caroline Atuzarirwe

Caroline Atuzarirwe was born in a family of 12 in Mbarara, a small town in South Western Uganda.  She has two children Ryan and Ruby. She is lecturing in the Faculty of Marketing and Hospitality Management at Makerere University Business School (12 years now). She did her BA (Literature and French) and MSc. in Tourism and Hospitality Management at Makerere University. She is doing several trainings and continues to carry out research in the tourism industry.

Reaching out to nations is her passion. She believes in the power of the Holy Spirit and the spoken Word of God. When she received the transformational touch of the Holy Spirit, she experienced the presence of God in her life, and shares some of these experiences in her writing.  Her passion is to use the Word of God to cause a total turnaround in the lives of the readers as she writes for Holy Beautiful

Caroline has hosted a Bible study cell based fellowship in her home which later outgrew her home due to increase in attendance. She has carried out outreaches with the Bible study group. She has taught in Children’s church at Watoto Church Downtown when it was still Kampala Pentecostal Church (KPC). She continues to join the Watoto Church Downtown community for prayers and continues to share the Word of God on her face book account and face book page Beauty for Ashes. She loves reading, travelling, chess, golf, swimming, learning new languages and meeting new people.

Melisa Custer

Melisa, 42, is a single mom, government employee, and a retired veteran from the USAF. Melisa was born in San Antonio, TX. She was raised in, nearby, Universal City, TX and lived there until she joined the Air Force in 1995. She joined Holy Beautiful, as a weekly contributor, in 2018. She has traveled the world and has experienced many cultures, in her life, but is most content at home, with her family, and attending her local church. She lives with her four sons (ages 9-22) and her mother in Yorktown, VA.

Bethany Cook Douglas

Bethany is a thirty-something gal, married to her best friend for 16 years. They have 3 children, Jesse, Jonah, and Anna, who was born with Down Syndrome. Up until very recently, Bethany was a full-time flight nurse.

​You’ll find very quickly that her writing is real and raw. Through her trials and tribulations, she strives to make those seasons count by imparting what God taught her through them to others. Though she claims no perfections, she is honest in her desire to encourage, refine, challenge, and make people think.

​Bethany recently published her first book, Helicopter Mom, which was written primarily for moms who struggle with fear for their kids. Her love for writing and speaking has her waiting in His wings to see what stages He books her for!

Shari Finkler

Shari spent 30 years as an English teacher, teaching high school, community college, and university level. After only 2 months being retired, she joined the faculty at a small Christian school in her community.

In addition to her weekly contribution to Holy Beautiful, she writes a follow-up devotional for her pastor's sermon called "Take It With You." She teaches an adult Sunday school class, sings in the choir, assists with youth choir, and leads a Holy Yoga class for women.

Shari is married to Andrew, a retired Army nurse and ordained minister who works as a pastoral counselor and chaplain. They have two children at home, Mara and Walker.

Her passion is glorifying God through her writing, teaching, speaking, and encouraging others in her work.

Sheila Millinder

Sheila Millinder lives in Dubois, PA with her husband of Michael and they attend the TriCounty Church. She is a mother of two boys and three step daughters, a grandmother to four of the most amazing boys and two granddaughters who are so precious. She cherishes her family and sees them as her first ministry. She values friendships and holds them dear. Sheila loves adventure, traveling, discovering new things, and being in nature. Being surrounded by water is her inspiration. Sheila is an avid reader of Christian authored books, where she looks for inspiration to grow and share with others. She finds writing is a gift which she uses to serve others. Her passions are the church and community, leadership and discipleship. She has a deep cry in her heart for women’s ministry.

It has been her passion to lead others to Discover their identity, Develop their gifts and Deploy them for the work of the ministry.

Locally, Sheila is active within her community. She has worked with Love God Greatly; which is an international ministry. With them she worked as the administrator over the online ministry and served in many different areas. She facilitates bible studies online, and locally in her home where she strives to challenge others growth, spirituality and personal development. She writes weekly content for Holy Beautiful which is an online women’s ministry, in doing so she hopes to encourage others with her words of inspiration and sound biblical truth.

Sheila is a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker. She can offer you workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching. Her desire is to aid your personal and professional growth, through study and practical application of John’s proven leadership methods.

Sheila loves the Lord and has powerful testimonies of His goodness, it is her hearts desire to see others experience God’s love in a powerful and life transforming way. She has a strong desire to raise up leaders and celebrate their process of discovery as they take the steps necessary for their personal journey.

Sheila believes there is power in our own personal journey. She shares real life experiences of trials and triumphs to inspire others to live fully alive and awake in every moment of their lives.

Her favorite quote is: “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we will ever do.” ~ Brene’ Brown

Adriana Morales

Adriana Morales was born in Venezuela, is fluent in Spanish, and is the youngest of her family. Adriana relocated to the United States at a young age and lived in Florida for 26 years. She visits her family and friends in Miami often and delights herself with Cuban meals.

Adriana lives with her husband in Tennessee, adjusted to southern living traditions, cares for a feline crew of 3, and works full-time in a leadership role with the State.

Adriana enjoys adult coloring, bible journaling, piano playing, blogging and considers herself as an avid reader who has served faithfully in numerous ‘book launch’ teams over the years. What’s her favorite time of day? She enjoys waking up at sunrise to read her Bible, pray, journal creatively and lead an ‘on-line’ bible study for women.

For over a decade, she delights in serving faithfully in discipleship communities. Her motto is “Truth in action”. Adriana is passionate about fulfilling the Great Commission.

Professionally, Adriana has been in the mental health field for over 26 years and has faithfully served children, adolescents and their families as well as adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She worked as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida, and both as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Tennessee.

Sheila Taylor

Sheila is a writer of stories as well as a holder of hands, babies, and hot cups of coffee.

She and her husband of 26 years, Duane, have built their home and family in Idaho. She has three grown children -- Ashley, Alex, and Nichole.

Because of God’s healing-grace in their marriage, Duane and Sheila feel passionate about serving and walking beside other married couples. Together they lead classes within their church, and they serve as local volunteers for FamilyLife Weekend To Remember.

Sheila works part-time as an office administrator for a birth center and full-time as a keeper of home and family.

Jesus has redeemed her life from the deep pits of fear and despair and through her words and her life, she desires to say, “Come and see what God has done!”