Many women contribute to the making of Daughters of Promise.

Meet our staff below.


Rachel Schrock (better known as Rae) grew up in southern TN where she learned to love the mountains & wind-blown alfalfa fields. In 2010, the idea of  Daughters of Promise  was birthed from several important events: the ending of a relationship, the desire to help women find healing, and a dream to write usefully. In addition to writing and creative design, Rae enjoys the humble joys of her ordinary life - quiet walks in the wood, piddling with house plants, the rich flavor of a good cup of coffee, sketching tiny house plans, and swinging in my hammock with a good book outside. A beauty chaser, Rae’s passion is to live a life fully awake and full of joy.

Rachel Schrock (better known as Rae) grew up in southern TN where she learned to love the mountains & wind-blown alfalfa fields. In 2010, the idea of Daughters of Promise was birthed from several important events: the ending of a relationship, the desire to help women find healing, and a dream to write usefully. In addition to writing and creative design, Rae enjoys the humble joys of her ordinary life - quiet walks in the wood, piddling with house plants, the rich flavor of a good cup of coffee, sketching tiny house plans, and swinging in my hammock with a good book outside. A beauty chaser, Rae’s passion is to live a life fully awake and full of joy.

RAE SCHROCK

Founder, Chief Editor, Creative Director


Susanna Stoltzfus is originally from Seneca, South Carolina, raised in and defined by the slow pace of Southern culture. She has lived in the beautiful state of Colorado for most of the last five years. She enjoys good coffee, great books, and music and art that tell stories. In the year twenty-seventeen, she has endeavored, along with three friends, to write every day. Follow the paper trail at   thewordshakersblog.wordpress.com   or on Susanna's personal blog,   susannajaneblog.wordpress.com  .

Susanna Stoltzfus is originally from Seneca, South Carolina, raised in and defined by the slow pace of Southern culture. She has lived in the beautiful state of Colorado for most of the last five years. She enjoys good coffee, great books, and music and art that tell stories. In the year twenty-seventeen, she has endeavored, along with three friends, to write every day. Follow the paper trail at thewordshakersblog.wordpress.com or on Susanna's personal blog, susannajaneblog.wordpress.com.

SUSANNA STOLTZFUS 

Editorial Manager


Gertrude Slabach lives with her husband Dave in a big old farmhouse where they raised their 6 kids and currently enjoy the challenge of remodeling. Sometimes Gert works as a nurse; sometimes she is a foster mom. Many times she is a children’s teacher at church. Most times she is a writer. Always she is a woman, a wife, a mother of six and a mother-in-law. Gert is a seasoned writer, her columns from a local news magazine being compiled in the book  Southside Glimmers.  She also authored the book,  Aren’t We Having Fun Dying?! , the story of her mother-in-law's commitment to prepare her family for her soon arrival in Heaven. In her spare time, Gert enjoys reading, writing, riding bike with her husband and spending time with her family. She blogs regularly at   My Windowsill.

Gertrude Slabach lives with her husband Dave in a big old farmhouse where they raised their 6 kids and currently enjoy the challenge of remodeling. Sometimes Gert works as a nurse; sometimes she is a foster mom. Many times she is a children’s teacher at church. Most times she is a writer. Always she is a woman, a wife, a mother of six and a mother-in-law. Gert is a seasoned writer, her columns from a local news magazine being compiled in the book Southside Glimmers. She also authored the book, Aren’t We Having Fun Dying?!, the story of her mother-in-law's commitment to prepare her family for her soon arrival in Heaven. In her spare time, Gert enjoys reading, writing, riding bike with her husband and spending time with her family. She blogs regularly at My Windowsill.

GERTRUDE SLABACH   

Staff Writer


Katelyn Cover lives with her husband Preston and three small children in California. She enjoys learning, writing, music, California’s rugged outdoors, and meaningful relationships, as well as pursuing and being pursued by God. She continually finds Him to be trustworthy and good beyond her imagination.

Katelyn Cover lives with her husband Preston and three small children in California. She enjoys learning, writing, music, California’s rugged outdoors, and meaningful relationships, as well as pursuing and being pursued by God. She continually finds Him to be trustworthy and good beyond her imagination.

Katelyn Cover

Staff Writer


Marlene Stoltzfus enjoys thinking, learning, and using creativity to meet a new challenge. She and her husband Kyle currently live in Guys Mills, Pennsylvania, with their daughter and son, Elia and Devon. They are a staff family at Faith Builders Educational Programs. Marlene joined the DOP staff in 2013 and serves as assistant creative editor and staff writer for the magazine. It is her personal ambition to create spaces of balance and rest and to inspire other women to do the same.

Marlene Stoltzfus enjoys thinking, learning, and using creativity to meet a new challenge. She and her husband Kyle currently live in Guys Mills, Pennsylvania, with their daughter and son, Elia and Devon. They are a staff family at Faith Builders Educational Programs. Marlene joined the DOP staff in 2013 and serves as assistant creative editor and staff writer for the magazine. It is her personal ambition to create spaces of balance and rest and to inspire other women to do the same.

MARLENE STOLTZFUS

Devotional Coordinator, Content Developer


I am a recovering sinner, learning to live in the light of God's grace every day. I live with my hubby, Jay, in a teeny town in Southeast Iowa. I love to study and play with photography and am currently working on getting my photography business off to a good start! In my spare time I'm a pastry chef, a coffee enthusiast, a thriftaholic--a typical artsy-creative. What I enjoy most about being a artist, is blessing others with the things I've made! You can see much of what I do on Instagram   @roseonajourney   .

I am a recovering sinner, learning to live in the light of God's grace every day. I live with my hubby, Jay, in a teeny town in Southeast Iowa. I love to study and play with photography and am currently working on getting my photography business off to a good start! In my spare time I'm a pastry chef, a coffee enthusiast, a thriftaholic--a typical artsy-creative. What I enjoy most about being a artist, is blessing others with the things I've made! You can see much of what I do on Instagram @roseonajourney.

Melody Zimmerman  

Photography Director


Sara Nolt is a Christian, married to the man of her dreams, and a stay-at-home mom to two imaginative, original, and delightful preschoolers. While that sentence defines most of her world, there is always more, of course. There are books and writing and childish artwork and people from around the world to host and to love. There are also dreadful things like gardening and window washing. You can look her up on her blog, if you like:   www.dewdropsofeternaljoy.blogspot.com.

Sara Nolt is a Christian, married to the man of her dreams, and a stay-at-home mom to two imaginative, original, and delightful preschoolers. While that sentence defines most of her world, there is always more, of course. There are books and writing and childish artwork and people from around the world to host and to love. There are also dreadful things like gardening and window washing. You can look her up on her blog, if you like: www.dewdropsofeternaljoy.blogspot.com.

SARA NOLT   

Staff Writer


Hello! My name is Kimberly Martin. I am from upstate New York in the Thousand Islands Region. I enjoy working with my dad and my boyfriend on my uncle’s crop farm during the summer. I love capturing the beauty of life with my camera, going on long walks, traveling, drinking coffee, and playing music. My goal in life is to bring glory to my Heavenly Father in everything I say and do. Follow me on Instagram   @kimmayy_g_

Hello! My name is Kimberly Martin. I am from upstate New York in the Thousand Islands Region. I enjoy working with my dad and my boyfriend on my uncle’s crop farm during the summer. I love capturing the beauty of life with my camera, going on long walks, traveling, drinking coffee, and playing music. My goal in life is to bring glory to my Heavenly Father in everything I say and do. Follow me on Instagram @kimmayy_g_

KIMBERLY MARTIN   

Staff Photographer


Hannah is challenged to create, enjoy beauty, think well, and do all to the glory of God, the Master of all of these. Teaching fifth and sixth graders provides her with motivation and inspiration to live this out daily. Follow Hannah on Instagram at @hannah.raquel.90, and be sure to check out her and her sister's Etsy shop, where they sell original watercolor and creative pieces.

Hannah is challenged to create, enjoy beauty, think well, and do all to the glory of God, the Master of all of these. Teaching fifth and sixth graders provides her with motivation and inspiration to live this out daily. Follow Hannah on Instagram at @hannah.raquel.90, and be sure to check out her and her sister's Etsy shop, where they sell original watercolor and creative pieces.

HANNAH YODER

Content Developer, Illustrator


Mallory Lanz lives in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania where she lives with her husband and two young children, keeping house and pursuing her hobbies of baking and food photography. Born and raised on a farm in rural Ohio, she keeps in touch with family and friends through her food blog, experimenting with new creations and sharing her favorite traditional family recipes. You can find her at     ChocolatewithGrace.com   .

Mallory Lanz lives in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania where she lives with her husband and two young children, keeping house and pursuing her hobbies of baking and food photography. Born and raised on a farm in rural Ohio, she keeps in touch with family and friends through her food blog, experimenting with new creations and sharing her favorite traditional family recipes. You can find her at ChocolatewithGrace.com.

MALLORY LANz

Gather Cooking Column


DeLora Neuschwander is a music teacher originally from Goshen, IN who is currently living and teaching in Brooklyn, NY. She left part of her heart in Israel while studying Hebrew in Jerusalem, and she is now serving with a mission organization attempting to reach out to the Jewish community of NYC. She loves taking long rambling walks, getting lost in a good book (or bookstore), coffee shops, black ink pens, and leather journals. She is passionate about missions, beauty, education, and the arts. It is her desire to inspire young women to live lives completely dedicated to the calling of God.

DeLora Neuschwander is a music teacher originally from Goshen, IN who is currently living and teaching in Brooklyn, NY. She left part of her heart in Israel while studying Hebrew in Jerusalem, and she is now serving with a mission organization attempting to reach out to the Jewish community of NYC. She loves taking long rambling walks, getting lost in a good book (or bookstore), coffee shops, black ink pens, and leather journals. She is passionate about missions, beauty, education, and the arts. It is her desire to inspire young women to live lives completely dedicated to the calling of God.

DELORA NEUSCHWANDER

Staff Writer


Brittany Velasquez lives in Farmville, Virginia where she is loving her role as wife to her husband Dar. She lends her creativity to DOP as a Content Developer, Blog Manager, and helping to coordinate the recipes that will be included in each issue. She enjoys incorporating into DOP her love for DIY projects, crafting, and cooking.

Brittany Velasquez lives in Farmville, Virginia where she is loving her role as wife to her husband Dar. She lends her creativity to DOP as a Content Developer, Blog Manager, and helping to coordinate the recipes that will be included in each issue. She enjoys incorporating into DOP her love for DIY projects, crafting, and cooking.

BRITTANY VELASQUEZ

Blog Manager, Content Developer


I'm Marcina, and I love to learn new things, create beauty, and invest in meaningful relationships. I'm currently living in Guys Mills, PA, supporting my husband Jeff as he studies at Faith Builders Training Institute and doing graphic design as a part time job. I love welcoming people into our home, and I care about creating a safe place to unwind and relax. Follow me on Instagram   @cina_stoltz   .

I'm Marcina, and I love to learn new things, create beauty, and invest in meaningful relationships. I'm currently living in Guys Mills, PA, supporting my husband Jeff as he studies at Faith Builders Training Institute and doing graphic design as a part time job. I love welcoming people into our home, and I care about creating a safe place to unwind and relax. Follow me on Instagram @cina_stoltz.

MARCINA STOLTZFUS 

Hand-letterer


Emily lives with her husband and their four children among the mountains of northeastern Washington. She loves to sew, and to garden, and to curl up with a good book. Emily’s family is her life.

Emily lives with her husband and their four children among the mountains of northeastern Washington. She loves to sew, and to garden, and to curl up with a good book. Emily’s family is her life.

EMILY MILLER

Staff Writer