Meet The Authors

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Stacey Swan’s favorite scripture is”For I know the plans I have for you, Declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Clinging to these words from the book of Jeremiah, I am a bearer of hope-currently as a mother and a Christian counselor. My three children (plus one more in August) are currently my main mission field. I love that I have a wonderful husband who supports the crazy adventures God allows me to go on (from backpacking to books, from Christian counseling to cooking, from volunteering to volleyball) this lady loves to live and learn! Stacey is one of several part-time authors on the Beautiful Savior blog. She contributes every other week on Monday.



Dina Newsom has been a member at Beautiful Savior for almost 15 years. She is on staff splitting her time between the church children’s ministries and the Kidnect child care center housed at the La Vista Site. She has been married for 17 years and is mother to three children ages 16, 15, and 6. Her family has a passion for our missions in Hong Kong spending their last several summers there. Dina has also directed VBS for 10 years at Beautiful Savior. Outside of work, she is active volunteering at her children’s schools and loves getting lost in a good book. We are blessed to have Dina as our newest part-time author. She contributes every other week on Monday.



1493244_10154025976550713_1527861321149931498_nCarey Oswald has been married for almost 15 years to her husband Scott and is the mother of 3 children, ages 18, 15 and 10. She works part time for Youth for Christ/Campus Lif and has a passion for Women’s Ministry, Youth and sharing how Christ as changed her life since age 25. She has been a member of BSLC for  12 years and has been on mission trips to Mexico, Toronto and most recently Hong Kong. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, watching her children in their activities and laughing…all the time! Carey is a part time author on the Beautiful Savior blog and contributes on Tuesday.


DSC05434 (1)Stacy Nash and her husband Matt have been members at Beautiful Savior since 2010.  They met through small group, dated, fell in love, and the rest is history! Their daughter Ellie turned 1 this past July, and they are currently in the process of adopting their foster child Noah, who turned 5 in May this year.  Stacy works full-time running the Carter’s store out at Village Point, and enjoys singing in the praise band at church, reading a good book, and spending quality time with her family and friends. Stacy is our newest author and contributes on Tuesday.

Doneta PhotoDoneta Doehling is blessed to be a member of BSLC since 1981, I am God’s child. Encourager. Prayer warrior. Lover of coffee. Favorite music is praise, classical, choral and jazz. Watches PBS (no cable for me). Listens to Prairie Home Companion and oh yes in these days of texting and email I am the sender of cards. Doneta is one of several part-time author on the Beautiful Savior blog. She contributes every other week on Wednesday.




photoJeanie Shank is a born, bred Nebraska farm-fed girl now living in the Big-O, actually in Ralston. Mother of three twenty somethings, wife of twenty some years and three score plus years old. Likes cooking, reading, Nebraska football and most spectator sports. Have tremendously enjoyed several Beth Moore Bible studies.  She is looking forward to blogging. This is an opportunity to share and care about others as I examine my Christian life. Jeanie is one of several part-time authors on the Beautiful Savior blog. She contributes every other week on Wednesday.

IMG_2233Rachel Maurine tends to take the scenic route when it comes to most things. Finishing school, any sort of art project, texting a friend back are a few among the many possible examples. She finds beauty in the details of life- God’s magnificence in the smallest of findings like the veins of a leaf or strokes of paint in a beautiful mural. Follow her heart travels and weekly musings on Thursdays as she asks the Lord for His wisdom and grace to walk the next steps of her adventure with Him. Rachel  is a full time author on the Beautiful Savior blog and contributes every Thursday.



Family PictureKelly Haack is the wife of Jim, mother to her sons Caleb and Christian, counseling intern and most important, lover of Jesus. When is not writing or working, Kelly enjoys cuddling up with her bichon and a book, going hiking or visiting new places with her family. It is her prayer that she writes about the ins and outs of life and the women who read this blog will come to know Jesus more intimately. Kelly is a full time author on the Beautiful Savior blog and contributes on Friday.


jen clarkJennifer Clark, married to Scott since 2006, helps Scott corral a blended family of fourchildren – from ages 23 to 4. She works full time as a public affairs and education manager in addition to trying to juggle family fun.  At Beautiful Savior, she’s been sharing her passion for music with the praise team for several years and was blessed to be able to do mission
work with them in Hong Kong. If she’s not working, washing never-ending piles of laundry or reading books to the kids, you’ll find her working on her love of photography, scrapbooking, crafting or reading.  Find Jen’s blogs every other week on Friday.


christmasShelliShelli Muldoon is getting ready for a year of milestones – a silver anniversary with husband Mark and various celebrations with her three young adult children, and soon to be daughter-in-law. Grateful for this blog outlet, join her as she chronicles some of life’s joys and challenges and reflects on the Lord’s goodness in all of them. Shelli is one of several part-time authors on the  Beautiful Savior blog. She contributes every other week on Saturday.


IMG_4238 Small Web viewJeanne Johnson and her husband have been married for nearly 35 years. They have 3 amazing children, a beautiful daughter-in-law, great son-in-law and 2 grandchildren and are expecting their third in June. She travels quite often, visiting kids living in Washington (state) and catching family and football in Wisconsin. She also makes several trips a year to Canada as she works for a mission organization in Edmonton. She has a heart for missions, especially the First Nations people living in northern Canada. She loves to feed the birds and ‘watch the cats watch the birds,’ and strongly believes that God can be seen clearly through the little, insignificant things in life as well as the big moments. Jeanne is one of several part-time authors on the Beautiful Savior blog. She contributes every other week on Saturday.

Clicking on an authors photograph will take you to an archive of every blog they have posted!


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