Meet the Mama Bears!

 

Mama Bears Representing at the 2020 Women in Apologetics Conference

Hillary Morgan Ferrer

Founder / Chief Executive Officer

Hillary Morgan Ferrer is the founder and Mama-Bear-in-Chief of Mama Bear Apologetics. She feels a burden for providing accessible apologetics resources for busy moms. Hillary is the coauthor and general editor of Mama Bear Apologetics: Empowering Your Kids to Challenge Cultural Lies, available at Amazon, Target, and Barnes and Noble.  Hillary has her masters degree in biology from Clemson University.  Her specialties are in scientific apologetics, critiques of the Darwinian mechanism, dealing with doubt, and identifying causes and solutions for youth leaving the church. She and her husband have been married for 12 years and minister together as an apologetics team in the local church. Hillary contributes to the ministry by coordinating the day-to-day efforts, editing blog submissions (as well as writing her own), and hosting the Mama Bear Apologetics Podcast. She can never sneak up on anybody because of her chronic hiccups, which you can hear occasionally on the podcast.

Lindsey Medenwaldt

Executive Director

Lindsey Medenwaldt is our resident Mama Bear Apologetics World Religions specialist. She graduated with her M.A. in Apologetics and Ethics from Denver Seminary in Spring 2019. While working on the Mama Bear World Religions series, she was asked by Harvest House Publishers to contribute a chapter on Jehovah’s Witnesses to the Harvest House World Religions Handbook, which will be out in 2020. Lindsey and her husband Jay are an apologetics powerhouse duo. They have three children and hope to adopt another. They have a passion for seeing apologetics reach non-academics and using their marriage as their primary ministry. Lindsey also has an M.A. in Public Administration and a J.D.

Amy Davison

Podcast Co-Host / Contributing Blog Author

Amy Davison joined the Mama Bear team in January 2019, after graduating with her M.A. in Apologetics from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in December 2018. Since joining Mama Bear, Amy has taken an active role in writing about sexual ethics and God’s purpose for sexuality, along with joining Hillary as her Mama Bear Podcast co-host. Amy and her husband are both Air Force vets and have a heart for helping parents and kids love God with their minds. Together they are raising 3 boys in Texas in a little house overflowing with noise and fun. When she isn’t doing Mama Bear things, she likes staying up late reading and visiting antique stores, and she has a general weakness for comedies and earl grey tea.

Robin Lopez

Administrative Assistant / Website Administrator

Robin Lopez is a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialist who uses her administrative skills to help keep things organized here at Mama Bear. She worked as a researcher for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for over 10 years and earned her M.S. in Geospatial Intelligence. In her mid-20s, Robin discovered her true passion: theology and apologetics. She now spends the majority of her free time acquiring theology/apologetics books (and eventually getting around to reading them) and watching/listening to lectures and debates. She also contributes to Mama Bear by reading articles for the Audio Apologetics Blog-cast. Robin is a devoted fan of the Georgia Bulldogs and lives in Virginia with her husband, daughter, and two cats.

Julie Loos

Contributing Author

Julie Loos has 12 years of leadership in the Moms in Prayer International ministry, serving as the Missouri State Coordinator for four years and now as the College Groups Facilitator. Julie lives with her husband and two sons in St. Louis, MO. She enjoys studying God’s word, exercising, reading, gardening, and cooking. You’ll usually find her not far from a cup of coffee and piece of dark chocolate… She serves Mama Bear by engaging in outreach and enjoys writing and speaking about the importance of prayer in apologetics and how to spiritually prepare your students for college. Julie contributed to the Mama Bear Apologetics book by writing all the prayers and coauthoring Chapter 1.

Hillary Short

Contributing Author

Hillary Short is the senior thesis director at Geneva School of Boerne and our resident Mama-Bear-in-the-field. She is the author of the “Playground Apologetics” series on the Mama Bear Apologetics blog, and enjoys showing moms how to have conversations that matter, wherever God has planted them. Hillary also contributed to the Mama Bear Apologetics book by authoring Chapter 2 and coauthoring Chapter 10. She is a connoisseur of awkward moments, forgetting where she left her keys, and making cookies. She is the proud wife of Dr. Howard Short, the proud mom of Jonah Short, and the moderately proud mom of two cats. She is aware that it is confusing having two Mama Bears named “Hillary,” but feels strongly that it is too late to change her name, so we just roll with it.

The views and opinions expressed by individual Mama Bear members are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Mama Bear Apologetics. For information about Mama Bear’s official views, please see our Statement of Faith at mamabearapologetics.com/statement-of-faith/.

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Alisa (Girard) Childers

Alisa (Girard) Childers is a former CCM recording artist with the band ZOEgirl. You can see Alisa’s writing on the Mama Bear blog and occasionally hear her on the podcast as well, and she authored Chapters 12 and 15 (and coauthored Chapter 14) in the Mama Bear Apologetics book. She is well-versed in introductory apologetics, passionate about equipping teens, and is especially educated (through the school of hard knocks) with addressing the theology of Progressive Christianity. She is happily married and has a son and a daughter in a suburb near Nashville, Tennessee, where she blogs, speaks, and records on apologetics topics at www.AlisaChilders.com.

 

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