Meet the Team

The HelloMornings team truly consists of hundreds of women. Every group leader, behind-the-scenes servant, writer, tweeter, and blogger supporting the challenge is used by God for His glory through HelloMornings.

Here are some of the women who (attempt to) hold all the details together.

Kat Lee

Author of the ebook that started it all—Maximize Your Mornings

Kat is a writer, speaker and the reigning CandyLand champion in her home. She blogs at Inspired To Action , where she helps overwhelmed moms become focused and purposeful. She has traveled with, and writes for, Compassion International. Kat’s ebook, Maximize Your Mornings, has been downloaded over 15,000 times. Kat and her husband, Jimmy, live in Texas with their three children. She loves running, God and Tex Mex food, not necessarily in that order.

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Joyce Moy

Challenge Manager

Joyce is a business major turned PreK teacher turned stay-at-home mommy to 2 little girls. She likes to dabble in a little bit of everything, from writing newsletters (for our family and for MOPS) to crafting to trying out new recipes…basically just trying new things. She loves God, family and friends, date nights, board games, books, and blogging. You can visit her over at Keeping Up with the Moys or on Twitter.

Melissa Q.

Registration Team Lead

melissaMelissa is a bread-baking, Bible-studying, work-from-home mom who turns just about everything into a spreadsheet. She has been a part of the HelloMornings Challenge since 2011 and would still be in bed if it was not for the ongoing accountability. She lives with her “hubby farmer”, two young boys, and a handful of cattle in Northwest Montana.

Amy Bo

Groups Manager

bio-picAmy is thankful for the grace and love of her Savior, lunch dates with her husband, adventures with their boys, intense family games of Farkle, and good, long conversations with friends. She spends her time working as a physical therapist, reading, writing letters, and hanging out with family and friends.

Ayoka Billions

ACE Manager

ayokaAyoka is a Registered Nurse turned Casting Director (finding actors for commercials, TV, & movies). A true G.R.I.T (girl raised in the South) minus a few years in California to see the world and marry her soulmate, she loves running, reading, gardening, watching old movies, board games, and playing with her three sons. Her passion is to see women rise above daily struggles to walk in victory.

Jessica Newland

Social Media/Community Director

jessicaJessica is wife to Peter and mommy of 4 kiddos ages 3 – 14. In addition to being a piano teacher and working part-time in the worship department at her church, she and her family live with and care for Peter’s 91-year-old grandmother. She happily says she had kiddos ages 3 – 91! You can find her blogging at about her 3-year-old’s journey with Lowe Syndrome. She loves her quiet mornings with Jesus, coffee, weekly date nights, and a good sci-fi show with Peter in the evenings!

Denise Hughes

Bible Study Director

DeniseJHughes-Pic-SQAs an English teacher, Denise loves the world of words, where life and literature connect, but she’s most passionate about the Book with living words—the Word of God. She teaches writing at Azusa Pacific University, and she blogs at Embracing Grace & Truth, where she writes about the life of faith, the gift of motherhood, and the craft of writing. Denise lives in the greater Los Angeles area with her husband and three kids.

Kristi Embrey

HelloExercise Director

kristieKristi is the wife to Jason and mom to 3 boys born within 3 years of each other. She works full time as a pharmacy manager. She and her family moved to her husband’s hometown in rural Ohio so her boys can experience small town life. In her free time she enjoys scrapbooking, but more importantly being outside in the garden or on 4 wheelers. Kristi is passionate about getting well herself and helping others get well too!! Find her on Instagram where she shares snippets of faith, country living, and her weight loss and wellness journey.