Meet The Team
Founder & Co-Director
Pastor turned writer, Aimée lives near the beach with her husband Dave and three of their four children. These days you’re most likely to find her writing in the margins, with a cup of strong black coffee in hand as she juggles the beautiful chaos of family life. A lover of God’s Word, she's passionate about helping people understand the truth of the Scriptures so they can live in the fullness of all God has planned and purposed for their lives.
Maria Dyck is a blogger, worship leader, and music teacher who is passionate about helping women find healing and wholeness in Jesus Christ. A mother to 3 wonderful kids, and happily married to Jim, the man who fixes everything. When she’s not on some crazy adventure with her family, she’s happy to be home with a hot cup of tea, her favorite chair, and a good book.
Marie Warner Preston
Marie enjoys sharing knowledge through illustration. Her artwork is inspired by our planet's natural beauty and the new things we discover about it each day. Creating for science, sustainability, and stewardship brings her great joy. Travelling and learning from others hold special places in her heart.
Photographer & Writer
Rachel is passionate about seeking beauty and shedding light on glimpses of God's glory. Having completed her BA in Art History and English, and a Theological Fellowship with the Venn Foundation, she cares deeply about the way faith and creativity hang together. Her own creative pursuits include songwriting and poetry and she feels most at home near the sea, at a piano, or gathered around the table with family and friends.
A photographer and Children's Pastor, Olivia is based in beautiful Nelson, New Zealand. She's passionate about the art of photography and loves the opportunity it brings to bless others, go on impromptu adventures, have exciting life experiences, meet new people, see new countries, and of course, capture amazing images.
Claudia, is a priests-wife, mother of two lively preschoolers, and a photographer based in beautiful Nelson. She's blessed to have always been part of God's family and grew up in Māwhera, before moving to study fine art at Canterbury University. She began shooting weddings alongside her newly-wed husband during this time—10 years ago! She's thankful for God's faithfulness; He is her rock and ever-present help.
Married for seventeen years with three beautiful daughters, Adéle’s heart is to worship God in everything she does. Reading and understanding the Bible has not always come naturally to her but as she wrestled through Scripture with perseverance, she found familiarity, depth, and richness in its pages as the love and grace of God transformed her life. Her prayer is that you too will experience God's love, grace, and promises in a profound and life-changing way.
Kay lives in the heart of the Midwest, where she homesteads with her husband. A mama with two grown kids, empty nesting has led her to pursue the dreams set in her own heart; ones of writing, creating and ministering as a Revelation Wellness instructor- #fitnessteachergospelpreacher. Kay has learned that using her own messy testimony to help other women meet Jesus, discover their worth, and love themselves in the middle of their own, sometimes very messy stories, is the Kingdom building to which she's been called.
Words have always been Shelley’s passion—learning, reading, or writing them—and Jesus has always been her main love. So, it is with great humility that she shares written words with women who seek to go deeper in their faith. She also has four men in her life who are her joy and loves. Shelley and her husband can be found scouting the surrounding spaces near their home in Texas while their three sons are out forging their ways in the world.
Affectionately known as 'Pastor Maz', after pastoring for over 30 years, he's now in itinerant ministry and continuing to impact many with His passion for the Word and teaching gift. He's a lover of good books (despite all his attempts to downsize, he still has an impressive personal library!), good coffee, and chocolate fish. A father of four and proud Poppa of eight (soon-to-be nine!).
Ashley Kelly encourages women to know and love God by coming alongside them as they learn to KNOW, LOVE, and LIVE the Word of God. As a pastor’s wife, mom, writer, Bible teacher and speaker, she enjoys digging deep with women of all ages, because she believes in the beauty and necessity of community.
Jenna Marie Masters
Jenna Marie Masters is a Jesus follower, held together by prayer, coffee, and paper plates. Holding a Masters Seminary Degree in Christian Ministry and Pastoral Counseling, she’s passionate about leading women to intimacy with Christ. She runs her race alongside her hubby, their three bio kids, and precious foster daughter. They’ve been pursuing adoption for eight years and have learned to adopt God’s will in the waiting. His ways are always better!
The co-founder of Torn Curtain Collective, Anya McKee is an inspirational speaker and author with a warm, engaging style and a deeply personal call to wholeness, freedom, and spiritually confident living. She is the author of four books, along with her signature presentation, the Story of the Daughter of Zion. Anya now serves as senior editor and publishing consultant at Torn Curtain Publishing. She lives with her husband Jeff in Wellington, New Zealand where her favourite pastimes are reading, drinking tea, and running on the hills near her home.
Jeff McKee is the co-founder of Torn Curtain Collective. With a wealth of pastoral and discipleship experience, Jeff’s passion is to inspire spiritual confidence and provide biblical perspectives and tools to facilitate others in their desire to mature in their faith and empower them to take tangible steps forward. Originally from Australia, Jeff and His wife Anya have four young adult children and now live in Wellington, New Zealand.
Paula grew up in Northern Ireland, and then studied and lived in England for ten years before emigrating to New Zealand in 1999, making her the proud owner of three passports! She works as a Speech Language Therapist and has been married to Jim for 27 years—they have two children. Her passion is studying God’s Word and writing is how she processes what God is saying to her through it.
Nicole O’Meara encourages Christian women living with rare disease and chronic illness to believe that hope is never inappropriate. As a survivor of undiagnosed disease and a mother through adoption of children with trauma backgrounds, hope is the anthem in her home. Nicole and her family enjoy life with their fluffy Aussiedoodle in the Sierra foothills of Northern California.
Cara Ray is a Christ-follower, grace-clinger, and later-in-life blogger. She writes on her own blog and is a regular contributor to the YouVersion Bible App. She also owns her own copywriting and marketing firm, Avocado Toast Marketing, where she loves to help other creatives and entrepreneurs develop their own brands online. She lives in sunny Gilbert, Arizona with her husband of 24 years, her four amazing kids, and two obnoxious dogs.