Mother’s Day Panel Contributor. Colleen is a psychotherapist and nationally renowned speaker who has worked diligently for more than a decade supporting hundreds in achieving health, wellness, and personal growth. Having attained a Master’s Degree in individual, couple and family therapy, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and certificates in Crisis Intervention, and Grief and Bereavement Counselling, she is committed to helping individuals uncover the emotional and psychological hurdles that hinder their forward progression and impede their achievement of high-level success. Colleen currently lives in Toronto, Canada and enjoys singing, going to the gym, salsa dancing and watching movies with her beloved husband Leroy, along with their three boys and daughter. http://www.colleenblakemiller.com/
Mother's Day Panel Contributor - Ruth Thorogood is a speaker, author, entrepreneur, and adventurer. She served as Executive Director of The Word Guild and on various non-profit boards as chair and committee director. She currently serves as Director of Communications for Lausanne Canada, will represent Canada at Lausanne’s 2019 Global Workplace Forum ‘Business As Mission’ in Manila, and is a Canadian representative for the World Evangelical Alliance's Rise In Strength Global Consultation, as a partner with the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada. She continues to run her marketing company Thorogood www.thorogood.ca supporting individuals and non-profits making a difference in the world. On a more personal note, Ruth and her husband have been married for 27 years, with three grown sons who they are so proud of. She teaches and writes about how God can change all areas of your life for television shows such as See Hear Love, leadership groups, and her website www.thorogoodadventures.com. Here you can also find blogs about adventures with her husband as they rally race, ride motorcycles and sail.
Mother’s Day Panel Contributor. Melinda joined Crossroads in January 2017 to be the Executive Producer and Host of her new web show, See Hear Love. Melinda’s hope and joy in life is to share her personal story of Faith, Grace and Redemption to women and men around the world! Her desire is that women will be encouraged and courageous to overcome any hardship or difficulty that they may face. Today is not your forever! Melinda lives in Burlington, Ontario with her husband, Chris – and on the weekends has the privilege of her step-children, Nathan and Sophie, staying over and eating sushi and watching Netflix! She is passionate about global issues and has a heart for international adoption as she was adopted in the Philippines by a Canadian missionary family when she was only one week old! (Her parents couldn’t resist her cute, little, dimpled smile!) www.seehearlove.com
Mother's Day Panel Contributor. Julie Pickett is a Freelance Makeup Artist and solo Mom to one amazing son! www.makeupbyjulie.ca