KCWC workshop leaders are successful agents, editors, and authors. They have been carefully chosen as instructors based on their commitment to Christ and their desire to share valuable wisdom and insight with other Christian writers. The list currently on this page consists of faculty members for the 2019 conference, and is for illustrative purposes only. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE 2019 faculty members will attend in 2020. Please visit this page again in January 2020 for faculty expected next year.
Nicki is a writer and worship musician, a member of ACFW, and has been published in magazines such as Thriving Family. She lives a grace-filled life, and shares God’s grace through storytelling.
With over half a million sales, Hallee Bridgeman is a best-selling Christian author who writes action-packed romantic suspense focusing on realistic characters who face real world problems.
Crystal Caudill is an educator, award-winning author, and a member of ACFW, RWA, and Novel.Academy. For her, teaching the next generation of authors is a privilege and a passion.
Michele Chynoweth is the award-winning author of contemporary suspense/ romance novels that re-imagine Old Testament stories in the Bible. She is also a well-traveled inspirational speaker.
Hannah R. Conway is a military wife, mother of two, middle school teacher, best-selling author, and popular speaker. She is a member of the ACFW and My Book Therapy.
Tracy Crump has published two dozen stories in anthologies, including nineteen in Chicken Soup for the Soul. She edits The Write Life, a popular writers newsletter that includes story callouts.
Rhonda is an author, pastor’s wife, and speaker with experience in website design and typesetting. She loves to share tactics to help writers become more efficient and professional.
Jean Matthew Hall lives in Louisville, Kentucky. Her premier picture book, It’s Spring! is due to be released in early 2019. Jean is a member of the SCBWI and Word Weavers International.
Carlton Hughes is a professor of communication at SE KY Community and Technical College. He has been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul and several devotional books from Worthy Publishing.
Turn on any TV and you’ll hear Gene’s voice. He has won numerous awards for his narration on television and audiobooks. One nomination was for Sapphire Ice by Hallee Bridgeman.
Lydia Walker is a singer/songwriter and worship leader from Middle TN. She is the host of the Rustic Songbird Podcast, featuring interviews with songwriters about their craft and process.
Sharon Wilharm is a storyteller striving to impact lives through her films, her blog, and speaking. With her husband, she produced seven feature films. She now focuses on teaching and mentoring.