Carol says, “I am just a girl who is head over heels in love with Jesus ... passionately addicted to His Word ... and find all of the joy that I need in time spent in His presence."

Carol is an author and popular speaker at women's conferences and retreats, where she teaches the Word of God with great joy and enthusiasm. Carol encourages and empowers women with passionate and practical biblical messages mixed with her own special brand of hope and humor. 

She teaches the Just Joy! Bible Study every Tuesday evening from September - May at Life Church where 100s of women from all across the region attend. 

Carol has authored several books, including, “No More Ordinary”,"Holy Estrogen!", "The Rooms of a Woman's Heart," "Defiant Joy!", "Refined," and "Joy For All Seasons."

Carol’s devotionals are featured on YouVersion and she is among their most popular authors. She also has a weekly column in Ministry Today Magazine online. 

Carol's daily radio program, "Defiant Joy! Radio" is available in several national markets including Buffalo,NY; Erie, PA; Norfolk, VA; and Virginia Beach, VA; Carol’s radio program is also on Sirius 131 Family Talk XM radio. 

A 1977 graduate of Oral Roberts University with a degree in Music and English, Carol has been married for 38 years to her college sweetheart. They are the parents of five children, three delightful daughters-in-law, and a new son-in-law. Craig and Carol are thrilled with the joy of being Marmee and Pa to seven precious grandchildren!