Meet the Bloggers

Jeannie Hannemann, M.A.


Jeannie has over thirty-five years experience assisting families through a variety of formats, including as an educator, parish pastoral and family life minister, Catholic radio personality, consultant and retreat director. Jeannie has a Master’s Degree in Adult Christian Community Development with a concentration in Family Life. As the founder of Elizabeth Ministry, she is an internationally recognized author and speaker. Her programs have won diocesan, and national awards within the church and secular community. Drawing from lived experiences, advanced training and faith, she offers practical tools to help people make wise life decisions, emotional tools for developing healthy relationships and spiritual tools to transform pain to peace.

Ellen Mongan


Ellen has been married for 40 years to Deacon Pat Mongan MD., and is the mother to 8 children and grandmother to 11 grandchildren. She is a Catholic Christian speaker and writer who has written over 40 books and has written for Charm Magazine. She is both on the Board of Directors and a blogger for Elizabeth Ministry International. She is the Founder of Little Pink Dress Ministry,  Womenfest Conferences for Women, and more. She has been a frequent guest on WBPI TV. You can meet her on March 6 – 9, 2015, where she will be speaking at the Catholic Conference 4 Moms.

April Jaure

April JaureApril is the Infertility and Childbearing Coordinator at Elizabeth Ministry International. She is also a certified Natural Family Planning Instructor. She is a wife and mother to four children on earth and four children in heaven. She is passionate about upholding the dignity of all people, particularly of women because she feels that “A Culture of Death begins with the degradation of women because we are the bearers of life.” You can read more of her writing on her personal blog and at the Guiding Star Project.

Julie Kresal

10298979_4271045070176_7218226296712791197_n_picmonkeyedJulie, her husband, Jeff, and two daughters reside in Appleton, Wisconsin.  She completed the Emmaus Program in the Diocese of Green Bay and was certified as a Coordinator in Pastoral Ministry by Bishop Ricken in May of 2014.  She joined the Elizabeth Ministry pastoral team in September of 2014, bringing with her experiences of infertility, multiple miscarriages, and knowledge of pornography addictions.

Ruth S.

???????????????????????????????Ruth had been working in Elizabeth Ministry Chapter Communications and is now in Intercessory Prayer. She and her husband Michael are also EM Ambassadors and have been blessed with the opportunity of traveling in the US and eastern Canada, sharing the current news of Elizabeth Ministry and RECLAiM Sexual Health. They have two adult children and four grandchildren, as well as Ruth’s now-adult birth daughter. Ruth loves to testify that God’s grace and mercy will get you through any and all “impossible” situations!

Beth Diedrick

BethBeth has been active with Elizabeth Ministry for eight years. She led a Chapter for five years until she recently relocated to a new state where she plans to start a Chapter in her area. She has been happily married to her husband for 10 years and they have four beautiful children whom they homeschool together. In her employment, Beth is a caregiver for the elderly and disabled.  Additionally, Beth and her husband are FOCCUS certified to help engaged couples enter the sacrament of marriage. Her main and most important ministry is the services she provides to her family — the domestic church. Beth enjoys making rosaries, crocheting, being in the outdoors, learning about the saints, and hearing her children laugh.

Mary Haseltine

Mary is a thirty-something wife, mother, and certified birth doula living in Western New York.  She spends her time raising boys, chickens, and living the semi-crunchy kind of life.  She has a degree in theology and is passionate about the Theology of the Body and applying it to everyday life.  You can find more of her writing at



As the founder’s daughter, Becky has been involved in Elizabeth Ministry from the very beginning! Thus, she has had the unique opportunity to witness and participate in the mission of the ministry amidst the happenings of everyday life. She is currently a stay-at-home mother to three amazing and active children and truly treasures every moment of their time together. She has a Bachelor’s degree in education and a strong passion for helping others. Becky enjoys spending time with family, especially in the great outdoors. If you want to read more of her writings, feel free to visit her personal blog.

Nancy Vande Hey

Nancy Vande Hey is a Catholic homeschooling mother. She and her husband of 21 years, Nathan, have 11 children. Nancy enjoys helping people pursue better physical and spiritual health. She loves to spend time with her family, praying with people, and drinking chai lattes.

Amy Mott

Amy is a newlywed who has a passion for single people who long to find their purpose and God’s direction in the midst of the joys and struggles of single life and beyond. Waiting until age 35 to marry the love of her life, she knows well what it means to wait for the man God planned for her. Amy is a step-mom to a teenage daughter. She has worked with teens for 11 years in a parish setting. Her background is in education and theology. Amy enjoys spending time with her family in their back yard, blogging, baking, crafting, and working out.


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