Meet the Team

Taylor Funderburg

FTJ Founder & Cowriter

Taylor is a 22-year-old mama to Fin and wife to her best friend, Tyler. She enjoys reading, day dreaming, and gathering at the table. She lives in a small town in Alabama, where her Great Dane puppy, Rori, frolics in the cotton fields. You can read her personal blog hereTOPICS: seasons of change, anxiety, OCD

taylor@forthejoyministries.com

 

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Haley Gillilan

FTJ Cowriter

Haley and her sweet husband, Dalton, have been married for 4 years, and are kept busy by their spunky 3-year-old little girl! Haley loves writing, Jesus, spending time with her family, and exploring Birmingham! TOPICS: anxiety, OCD

haley@forthejoyministries.com

 

 

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FTJ Cowriter

Lauren is a 20-year-old college gal from a small town in Alabama, just trying to make it day by day. Jesus and Diet Mountain Dew help out a lot in that department. She loves to write, cook, and read . . . you could say she’s a bit of an old soul! TOPICS: seasons of change

lauren@forthejoyministries.com

 

 

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Sarah Shaver

FTJ Cowriter

Sarah is 23 and lives in Birmingham, Alabama. Originally from Seattle Washington, Sarah and her husband moved to Alabama to pursue their relationship with God & go to Highlands College. Sarah loves hanging out at home with her husband Aaron and baby daughter, Rylie. TOPICS: dating relationships

sarah@forthejoyministries.com

 

 

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Kristen Sturdivant

FTJ Cowriter

Kristen is a 22-year-old recent college grad with a huge heart for international travel. With a yearning for adventure & passion for storytelling through experience and relationship, she is eager to see what the Lord will do in her life after college. For now, she’s working in Walt Disney World! TOPICS: eating disorders, anxiety, depression

kristen@forthejoyministries.com

 

 

Sarah Elmore

FTJ Designer

Sarah is a 25-year-old graphic designer who loves Jesus, community, and vulnerability. After marrying her high school sweetheart, they settled in Nashville and welcomed a droopy-eyed pup named Camden into their family. She enjoys slowing down enough to send snail mail, cuddle under a warm blanket, and drink coffee from a real mug.

 

 

Shoutout to Beautifully Broken Co. for our beautiful team shirts!