Episode #06- Jess Connolly
The One with Jess Connolly
In Episode #06, all three of us interview Jess Connolly! Jess is an author, pastor, podcaster, creator, entrepreneur, and mama to four wild kiddos. She founded the All Good Things Collective, helped cofound SheReadsTruth, and cowrote Wild and Free, Dance Stand Run, and Always Enough, Never Too Much. In our interview with Jess, she shares about the crazy adventure that God has her on as she seeks to be obedient to what He has placed in front of her! Check out her latest endeavor... The Go + Tell Gals! Listen here:
Jess’ mission is to leave women more in awe of God in their own lives, but we are here to tell you, our chat with Jess isn’t just for women. This interview is for EVERYONE.
Learn more about Jess in her own words:
Hi friends! I'm Jess, When I was 15, you would've voted me least likely to succeed and probably definitely least likely to grow up and talk about God. But I went on a retreat where I decided I wanted a relationship with Him and mostly never looked back. Shortly after I met Jesus, I met this handsome looking dude in my new church's youth group named Nick. Five years later we were married and the first few years of our marriage were filled with furiously adding children. We had three babes in three years, our precious and wild Irish triplets. A few years later we lost a precious baby, our Arrow, and then God was super gracious to deliver the fourth and final Connolly kid in 2013. Our kids names are Elias, Gloriana, Benjamin, and Cannon.
We live and do our thing in Charleston, SC and we're very biased in believing it's the greatest city in America. We've planted a church called Bright City that is based in downtown Charleston.
In addition to being a mama to four wild kiddos and leading our church, I'm really grateful to have been able do work online and abroad. I started Naptime Diaries (now All Good Things Collective) in 2011, selling scripture prints out of our tiny little home - printed off a kind of old and rickety printer. I helped cofound SheReadsTruth in 2012 and still serve as one of the cofounders of The Influence Network along Hayley Morgan. I also cowrote Wild and Free with Hayley and released a devotional called Always Enough and Never Too Much. In addition, I released my own book called Dance Stand Run in October 2017, and just wrapped up another book manuscript set to come out in 2019.
I'm passionate about my family, God's Word, and seeing women take their place in the Kingdom. I love coffee, color, and the local church. I take my coffee black and a successful friendship feels like knowing how you take yours.
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