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.


A literary agent represents writers and their written works to publishers and assists in sales, promotion, and deal negotiation.


An editor works for a media outlet and facilitates the publishing process, sometimes including proofreading, copy-editing, and critiques.


A Christian author is a person who writes to glorify God. KCWC faculty members are recognized industry professionals.

Wanda Barbella

Wanda is a Christian counselor with a private practice in Florida. She helps authors get their message out into a world that needs the touch of God. Learn more on the editors page.

Nicki Bishop

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.

Gregg Bridgeman

Gregg began operating Olivia Kimbrell Press ™ in 2011 acting as Editor-in-Chief. Then as now, he operates the press as a ministry. Learn more on the editors page.

Hallee Bridgeman

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

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

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 Conway

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.

Kathy Cretsinger

Kathy Cretsinger writes under the name of Katt Anderson. She and her husband Jerry own Mantle Rock Publishing. Kathy is a Mantle Rock author. Read more on the agents/editors page.

Tracy Crump

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 Dragomir

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.

Rachelle Gardner

In the publishing business since 1995, Rachelle has been an agent for 12 years. She also teaches  at conferences and in an online course. Learn more on the Agents and Editors page

Jean Hall

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

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.

Kristy Horine

Writer, teacher, poet, and artist, Kristy is  a freelance journalist. She writes for Kentucky Monthly and other magazines. Kristy is a contributing blogger at www.inspiredprompt.com.

Charis Rooks

Charis Rooks is an author, pastor, motivational speaker,  and Editor in Chief of Inspired Grace Media Productions LLC. Learn more on the editors page.

Gene Rowley

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

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

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.

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