Meet Ronne

We’re in this together, and I am for you.

Call me your spiritual aunty, the one who you can trust with the hard conversations. I am your encourager, helping you remember what is true and trustworthy.

I walk and keep walking. Cheer and keep cheering. You see, I believe that you are hand-crafted by God for a life that is rich and vibrant and filled with stories. That’s why I invest, and dive deep to remind you of how beautifully you are formed.

Consider our time together an ongoing conversation about life and love and what a powerful thing it is to be fully human, and also fully the image and likeness of our Creator. I cherish most the stories that I witness being written in the lives of women like you and me – women who reveal the power to restore the breaches around them. God holds the pen in those stories. He delights in those stories.

He delights in you.

I share those stories with you—because those stories will be your story too, and I can’t wait to celebrate your story with the world.

I offer hope for you, my purpose-weary warrior, and help you see God’s absolute delight in your design. I am a mouthpiece of celebration for women. Redemption is our theme.

Here’s a little more about me and what you’ll find here.

I find joy in telling stories that change stories. A marketing and communications executive, I share more than 30 years of insight and wisdom with emerging leaders and ministries that long to make a true impact.  I’m honored to lead the marketing efforts for Orphan Outreach as my team and I gather words and images that inspire others to action.

I’m also a storyteller and speaker—sharing battle-tested wisdom about leadership, advocacy marketing, and finding God in the most beautiful and painful of circumstances.

I’ve written a lot of insightful articles to help women juggle work and life or help leaders do their jobs better, and there are a lot of "5 great ways" or "3 tips" language in them. Tips and tricks are great for things like interviews, debriefs, and how to encourage your team.

But tips and tricks fall short when it comes to the way we live our lives.

While my articles focus on in-the-trenches leadership and the delicate balance of justice and mercy in ministry, my blog is a peek into the process of a life well loved. Maybe I’m collecting memories for a future memoir—the story of God attending to the finest of details.

Sometimes the words are poetic and sometimes they’re raw and incomplete. My prayer is that they might encourage you a little, because I believe with all my heart that we’re in this together – living a life that is beautiful and awful and wrapped in threads of hope. I am hopelessly addicted to that Hope.

(Have you figured out yet that I'm an Enneagram 4? A 4w3 to be exact. I'm also an ENFJ, Strategic/Ideation/Relator/Connectedness/Achiever in CliftonStrengths, an off-the-charts I in DISC, and an Idealist Teacher in Kiersey. Yes, I love a good assessment.)

On the blog, you'll glimpse into the lives of women in scripture, meet women around the world who believe restoration is a reality, and walk the road with me. You’ll find my personal moments as a misfit mystic and creative insomniac who loves Jesus but stumbles about rather than follows Him easily, as my life is transformed by what I'm learning from the women who continue to teach me how to lead and serve well.

My prayer is that your life will be transformed too.

Oh, and you’ll find a few recipes here, because kitchen therapy is good for my soul, and I bet it’s good for yours too.

Of all the things I love to read, I find the greatest comfort in scripture. That's why the for you love responsive prayer journals exist. They're simply a collection of love notes that have been born from quiet mornings with Jesus and coffee (and they support folks who long to serve orphaned and vulnerable children well). I also love the words of Henri Nouwen, Ronald Rolheiser, Eugene Peterson, Anne Lamott, Rilke, Leslie Leyland Fields, and Brennan Manning.

And my favorite book of all? Charlotte’s Web. To this day, the frayed copy I got in fourth grade sits on my nightstand, along with my dad's WWII bible and a book of Puritan prayers. The Gospel message in that children’s book is still good for my soul.

An Oklahoma gal by birth, I am now situated in the Lone Star State, along with my husband Brad and rescue pup Pearl. While the Texas Hill Country may be where I hang my hat, home for me is anywhere my heart finds its beat—from further south in Texas where my precious little Rock quarry lives, to hope-filled places around the world.

You can find even more encouragement in Everbloom, a collection of stories from the Redbud Writers Guild. And you'll be inspired and challenged by One Woman Can Change the World: Reclaiming Your God-Designed Influence and Impact Right Where You Are.

The Official Bio

Ronne is a marketing executive, storyteller, and speaker—offering wisdom about grace-filled leadership and discovering your God-crafted design and purpose. And as a mentor, Ronne offers writers and other creatives insight on how to safeguard your soul in a world that delights in demanding it from you.Her poignant stories are included in a number of anthologies, and she is the author of five books, including One Woman Can Change the World: Reclaiming Your God-Designed Influence and Impact Right Where You Are.

Ronne lives in the Texas Hill Country with her family.