SheBelieves Co. Leadership

Summer Elizabeth Ball

Founder of SheBelieves Co.

Director of SheBelieves Ministry

Editor-in-Chief of SheBelieves eMagazine

Podcast Host & Producer

Summer’s Bio

Summer is a Bible-believing Christian and the Founder of SheBelieves Co., A Christian Ministry & eMagazine for Women. In 2021, inspiration came to her from the Lord to begin a Christian ministry and magazine for Christian women to include women from every season of life. As our magazine’s Ministry Director and Editor-in-Chief, she desires to be used by our Heavenly Father to serve her sisters in Christ humbly. Summer is a writer skilled in journalistic, content, academic, and creative writing. She has previous experience in teaching assistance, marketing, executive administrative assistance, and customer service in various industries. Summer lives on the island of Oahu in the beautiful state of Hawaii with her father, mother, brother, and their seven cats.

She is an online adjunct instructor for Southern New Hampshire University, teaching English and Professional Writing courses. Summer is also currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Communication from Regent University. She holds an M.A. in Journalism, a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and a B.A. in English with a concentration in writing and a minor in History from Regent University.

Summer said, “I am a proclaimer of the Good News, and I love my Savior, Jesus Christ. I desire to humbly serve God, follow His will, and bring Him glory and honor as Founder of SheBelieves Co. I pray that our Lord will use this ministry to touch the lives of countless women who long to know Him and know Him more fully.”

Regent Student Spotlight: Summer Ball

Summer’s Social

*The views I express on this website are my own and do not reflect any official view or position of Southern New Hampshire University.

SheBelieves Co. Ministry Team and Contributing Writers

Jeanine Michaels

SheBelieves Co. Ministry Team

Contributing Writer

Jeanine’s Bio

Jeanine Michaels is the wife of Pastor Brian Michaels. She serves as the Director of Wise Woman Ministries at Springs Lighthouse in Colorado Springs, CO. She is the mother of one son and three daughters, who have blessed her with seven grandchildren and counting. Jeanine has been a Christian for 44 years and is passionate about seeing women grow and mature in their faith. She is a gifted and skilled communicator as a teacher and author. She has written for a Focus on the Family publication. Her ministry training was her years as the wife of a US Navy submariner, enduring long separations and pressing into the Lord. She and her husband, Brian, have been married for 39 years and have served in ministry for over 35 years.

Dakota Moore

SheBelieves Co. Ministry Team

Contributing Writer

Dakota’s Bio

I have not always liked writing. My executive functioning issues, migraines, and epilepsy made organizing my thoughts on paper extremely hard. Yet, I love to read and admire those who can write well. As I got older and took writing workshops, I grew in my writing ability. I found it an amazing tool for personal and public communication and influence. I developed a love for writing words, not only reading them, and I believe God would have me use this tool as I walk in my calling of Christian Ministry. I love academic writing, opinion pieces, and, most of all, writing on biblical issues. I believe writing is one of the best ways I can influence other people for Christ and fulfill my calling. I have won an essay competition for a full tuition scholarship from my college. As well, I made contributions to the Regent University Campus Ministries Newsletter.

I was raised in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area and have moved five times, although D.C is what I consider to be my true home. I have been a Christian since I was four years old and homeschooled throughout K-12. I have seven siblings, of which only one is a boy, so he is vastly outnumbered. Currently, I live and attend college in Virginia and am in love with the pace and people. I am double majoring in Christian ministry and psychology at Regent University. I am secretary of the psych club and active in campus ministries. I also work as a receptionist at Hilton. Outside work and volunteering, I love to read old novels and classic works. Les Miserables and Lord Jim are two of my favorite reads for their depth of thought and feeling. I religiously keep up with all things Star Wars and Marvel, no matter how busy my schedule is. My love story with the two sagas stretches back to my elementary years, and I foresee it continuing to my old age. I am an avid runner, and like Tabata, on days I feel energized. If you’re doing something outside or active, you can count me in, and if it’s something I haven’t done yet, then I’m already on my way.

Tess Lopez

She Believes Co. Ministry Team

Contributing Writer

Magazine Development & Design Collaborator

Tess’s Bio

Since elementary school, Tess has always loved reading and writing, zipping through novels and penning her own stories. Written words are her form of art. Some people can run on a creative tangent when handed clay or a paintbrush; she would do the same with a sturdy No. 2 pencil. 

Having achieved a bachelor’s degree in English from Florida Gulf Coast University and a master’s in journalism from Regent University, it is evident that Tess’s affinity for words simply made a cozy little home in her heart.

Tess is now a freelance writer and editor for various print and digital lifestyle magazines. She also works part-time as the content and marketing manager for Grit and Grace Life, a nonprofit community for women. She lives each day in faith, believing that God is always enveloping us in His perfect grace and love and is working to bring us where we are supposed to be, even if we do not understand it yet.

In her spare time, Tess loves traveling around the U.S., stopping into coffee shops and thrift stores, perusing the shelves at Barnes and Noble for hours, and enjoying family days with her best friend and husband, Ruben, and sweet cat, Molly.

Autumn V. Edwards

She Believes Co. Ministry Team

Contributing Writer

Autumn’s Bio

Autumn V. Edwards completed her education concentrated on Creative Writing; a B.A. in English with a minor in Animation from Regent University in 2016 and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2020. With a background in photography, social media, and content creation for 5+ years, Autumn has worked with several community groups, non-profits, and Christian ministries, such as Dress for Success of Hampton Roads, Kingdom Building Equipping School, Al-Anon Family Group, and The Niche.

Influenced by celebrated writers like Shakespeare and Maya Angelou, Autumn has always loved writing.

She said, “Writing for me has always been an extension of myself. How I express the world around me to create new worlds with bold, impactful characters that make readers stop, think, and reflect on their own stories and worldviews”.

In her spare time, Autumn is at home curled up in a blanket with a cup of coffee, working on her blog, watching international films, like K-Dramas, or reading advanced reviewer copy books.

Lilly Kramar

SheBelieves Co. Ministry Team

Contributing Writer

Lilly’s Bio

Lilly has always had a knack for writing, whether fiction in kindergarten or essays in college. She was adopted from China at age four and is from Youngsville, North Carolina. She spent most of her years dancing and being involved with her homeschool co-op, also attending her church, Faith Baptist Church. There, she found her faith in the Lord in May 2017 and has since been on her journey of faith. Lilly’s excited to join the She Believes Co. team; in sharing her testimony about the Lord’s faithfulness in her life with a unique story involving her adoption and struggle with low vision. 

Lilly is currently a junior at Regent University, working on attaining her B.A. in English with a concentration in Communication within the Honors College. As a Connect Group Leader for the freshman girls on her hall and a contributor to Regent University’s student newsletter, The Daily Runner, Lilly loves being involved in her community and sharing how the Lord is working in her life. She seeks to be able to impact those around her by becoming a librarian, wherever the Lord calls her. You can always find Lilly with her iced raspberry white mocha in a cafe with a friend or book by her side. 

Adrianna La Tortue

SheBelieves Co. Ministry Team

Contributing Writer

Adrianna’s Bio

Adrianna is a military kid with a heart of gold. She began writing in elementary school and has never stopped. God has blessed her with a talent for writing. Her fiction works are filled with imagination and creativity for her readers to enter another world. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English concentration in Writing and a double minor in Film and Art from Regent University. In Fall 2023, she plans to start her graduate life at the Academy of Art for Illustration. She currently works as an Insurance Agent and part-time at Burlington.

Adrianna desires to become an author and showrunner. Her dream only grows stronger as God pushes her to write and create more daily. As she works further in her writing, she hopes to reach people both on a mental and emotional level. Adrianna has suffered from depression during her high school life and wants to share her stories to help others. Everyone needs a person to talk to or relate to who will understand them. Through her stories, Adrianna desires to be that person.

In her spare time, Adrianna spends time with her best friend jamming to loud music and getting caught in traffic. If there is one thing she loves to do the most, it is spending her time at Barnes and Nobles, which bugs her best friend daily. Her biggest open secret is that she loves anime and manga.

Adrianna said, “I am not ashamed of who I am. Instead, I am disappointed in those who judge a book by its cover.”

Klaire Smith

SheBelieves Co. Ministry Team

Contributing Writer


Klaire’s Bio

Klaire is passionate about communication studies, primarily the Gospel applications. She has received a bachelor’s degree in speech communication and a master’s in strategic communication, both from East Texas Baptist University. She currently works in the office of academic success, where she helps guide students as they work toward earning their degrees. She is also an adjunct speech instructor for ETBU. Klaire’s goal is to integrate faith and communication principles in her classroom. Klaire’s favorite part of working on a college campus is the unique and personal mission field it provides. Klaire meets and serves all kinds of students, teaching them communication principles and showing them how the Gospel changes lives. Klaire continues to follow God’s calling, pursuing a Ph.D. in communication studies from Regent University. Through this, she hopes that God will use her to transform the lives of college students for His glory.

Klaire is passionate about college-age students because college was the time in her life when her faith truly came alive for her. Before entering university, she was already a believer for many years. She caught glimpses of God’s perfect grace throughout her life. However, she grew closer to God more and more while at university. She discovered a joy for ministry and missions as He tested her faith and answered her prayers.

Klaire is a writer and has a blog called {Klaire}ity; the blog’s purpose is to write about tough subjects bringing clarity of mind by the writing of words. We are so excited to welcome Klaire to our ministry team. We know she will provide a fresher and youthful perspective and be a true blessing to the SheBelieves Co. community.

Click here to visit Klaire’s blog, {Klaire}ity!

Alea Anderson

SheBelieves Co. Ministry Team

Contributing Writer

Alea’s Bio

Alea grew up in a loving, God-fearing home. This upbringing provided a strong foundation for beginning her relationship with God in 2013. With newfound purpose and faith, she desires God’s glory and will to abound, “On earth as it is in heaven.”

Matt. 6:9-13 says,

“In this manner, therefore, pray:

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”

Alea’s prayer is to equip our readers to spread the Gospel and build God’s Kingdom as they become intimate with Him. 

Alea has held positions in retail, healthcare, and the food industry before choosing her career in marketing and sales. She recently graduated with a Bachelor’s in Business Marketing from Regent University in Virginia Beach. She has experience in various areas including childcare, project management, and leadership. 

Her writing journey began when she was given her first journal at age 9. From poor spelling and incoherent sentences to academic works and now a contributing writer at SheBelieves Co.−she has come a long way! 

She currently resides in Southern Maryland with her family and several plants. You can find her serving in ministry, traveling, or spending time with friends in her free time.

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