Whether on the stage or on the page, Wendy ministers to women's hearts through purposeful storytelling that leads them to Jesus.

With a background in Hollywood as a trained actress, she applies the power of drama, poetry, comedy, and spoken word to the study of Scripture and real-life application of biblical truths.

Today, her creative storytelling takes shape in the form of books and dramatic Bible studies.

There’s a line in her most recent book that says, “The goal is the Gospel, always.” That just about sums it up. Whether she’s loving on her boys, cooking for her husband, serving tea to her closest friends, speaking to a gathering of women, or interacting one-on-one with the butcher at the market…the goal is the Gospel, always.

Wendy Speake is co-author of the popular parenting book Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses with Amber Lia, and the two teamed up again for a follow-up book titled, Parenting Scripts: When What You're Saying Isn't Working, Say Something New.

In 2016, Wendy also co-authored Life Creative: Inspiration for Today’s Renaissance Mom with Kelli Stuart. Together they encourage fellow creatives to use their artistic gifts smack-dab in the midst of motherhood as they transform their homes, communities, and our world into a more beautiful place.

Wendy and her husband Matt live in Southern California amidst lemon and orange trees, with their three ruddy boys and an ever-rotating collection of frogs and bugs. During this hands-full, hearts-full season Wendy works intentionally to balance her home life and ministry well.

Matt Brunner


Matt is the keeper of Wendy's heart and the champion of her ministry.

His job is two-fold — he has the joy of cheering her on in her ministry work, but also the responsibility of hemming her in, when the ministry of home needs her most. “He is a good father,” Wendy often describes him, “but a spectacular husband.”

Alle McCloskey


Alle McCloskey is the graphic designer and brand manager behind, and the talented artist behind our quarterly prints.

From a natural outpouring of her homeschooling journey with two boys, she hopes to inspire and resource other homeschooling families with practical and beautiful tools for their day-to-day living and teaching.

Melinda Humphries


Melinda Humphries translates stories into beautiful pictures and serves as the main photographer for Wendy's brand — capturing daily life and beautiful features of current offerings at

Another mother of boys, Melinda fits her photography business into the cracks and crevices of their busy family life.

Amber Lia — co-author of Triggers with Wendy Speake


When God put Amber Lia and Wendy Speake together, He knew what He was doing.

Together they run the Facebook group, Gentle Parenting with Amber and Wendy, and have written three books: Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses, The Triggers Study Guide, and Parenting Scripts: When What You're Saying Isn't Working, Say Something New!

Kelli Stuart


Kelli Stuart is one of Wendy’s favorite people on the planet. For nearly 16 years Kelli and Wendy have worked together to encourage creative women to use their gifts for the glory of God.

In 2016 they published their creative mom manifesto, Life Creative: Inspiration for Today’s Renaissance Mom. Now, they feature the creative lives and art of mothers from all over the world on Instagram!