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 co-author and general editor of Mama Bear Apologetics: Empowering Your Kids to Challenge Cultural Lies (Harvest House, 2019). Hillary has her master’s degree in biology from Clemson University and is working on a master’s degree in apologetics from Biola University. She loves helping moms to discern both truths and lies in science and culture, and she also specializes in understanding the root causes of doubt. She and her husband, John, have been married for 13 years and minister together as an apologetics team. She can never sneak up on anybody because of her chronic hiccups, which you can hear occasionally on the podcast.
Lindsey Medenwaldt is the executive director of Mama Bear Apologetics and our resident world religion specialist. She has a master’s degree in apologetics and ethics from Denver Seminary, as well as a master’s in public administration and a law degree. She recently contributed a chapter about the Jehovah’s Witnesses to the Harvest House Popular Handbook of World Religions (March 2021), and became a member of the Pelican Project. Lindsey and her husband, Jay (who is also an apologist), have been married for 13 years. They have three daughters and live in Texas. In her spare time, Lindsey loves watching British reality television, especially The Great British Baking Show, and she’s an avid reader (Jay and Lindsey have an at-home library of more than 2,000 books!).
Podcast Co-Host / Contributing Blog Author
Amy Davison joined the Mama Bear team in January 2019, after graduating with her master’s in Apologetics from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2018. Since joining Mama Bear, Amy has taken an active role in writing about sexual ethics and God’s purpose for sexuality, along with serving as co-host on our Mama Bear podcast. Amy and her husband, Mike, are both Air Force veterans and have a heart for helping parents and kids love God with their minds. Together, they are raising three boys in Texas in a little house overflowing with noise and fun. When she isn’t doing Mama Bear things, Amy enjoys staying up late reading and visiting antique stores, and she has a general weakness for comedies and Earl Grey tea.
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’s also our resident techie (without whom we’d be lost)! She worked as a researcher for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for more than 10 years and earned her master’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 is a co-director of our prayer team. She has 12 years of leadership in the Moms in Prayer International, serving as the Missouri State Coordinator for four years and now as the College Groups Facilitator. 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 first Mama Bear Apologetics book by writing all the prayers and co-authoring Chapter 1. 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 Julie not far from a cup of coffee and a piece of dark chocolate.
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 first Mama Bear Apologetics book by authoring Chapter 2 and co-authoring Chapter 10. She is a connoisseur of awkward moments, forgetting where she left her keys, and baking 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.
co-director, prayer team
RebeccaLynn Dikeman co-directs our prayer team. She is a writer and blogger with a passion for apologetics and discernment. She’s currently enrolled in Biola’s Certificate in Christian Apologetics program and has been a contributing writer for Mama Bear Apologetics, Focus on the Family magazine, and others. Rebecca and her husband have been married 17 years and have two teens who actually enjoy family time — most days!
Katie Coiner helps Mama Bear with our graphics, so you can thank her for most of the beautiful images you see that go with our blogs and podcasts! Katie is pursuing her Master’s in Divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Her undergraduate degree is in graphic design, and she has worked as a designer/photographer for numerous large organizations and small businesses. She is originally from Southern California and currently residing in Fort Worth. Katie is a mom of three and has been married to her husband, Ryan, for 17 years.
Amanda Burke is Mama Bear’s Outreach Coordinator. She has a bachelor’s in business administration from Campbell University and has worked in the finance industry in North Carolina for more than 15 years. Amanda is the co-founder of Camp Change Ministries, founder of The Financial Apologist, and creator of Camp Cents. She has experience developing curriculum related to financial literacy, apologetics, logic, and missions. She started volunteering with Mama Bear Apologetics in 2019 by leading study groups in churches, and she helped us create a study guide for the first Mama Bear Apologetics book. Amanda has a heart for the local church and focuses on helping women, children, and families gain an understanding of apologetics. Amanda is committed to helping church leaders answer the critical questions that families have. Despite her dedication to ministry, Amanda’s first calling is to her family. She is a devoted wife to her husband, Christopher, and mother to her three children, Hannah, Harper, and Zebulon, all of whom she homeschools.
Jerimiah Richardson volunteers for Mama Bear, helping us with the podcast and other tech-related things. He has been in the U.S. Army for 20 years and is currently stationed at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, where he does Video Production, Photography, Print Journalism, and Public Affairs. He is a senior at Arizona State University. Jerimiah has a certificate of Christian Apologetics from Biola University and is also studying Messianic Jewish/Christian studies online at St. Petersburg Seminary and Yeshiva. He has specific interests in the historical positive impact of Christianity, and the Jewish Roots of Christianity. He’s also a board advisor for the Anti-Sex Trafficking organization Rescued and Redeemed. He’s passionate about telling others about the truth of Christ and assisting those who are less fortunate. Jerimiah is married and has two children. Fun fact about Jerimiah: he was once nominated for an Emmy!