Hi, I'm Mikella

Mikella Van Dyke is the founder of Chasing Sacred, a ministry that provides resources to help women study the Bible and grow closer to God. What began as a devotional blog became an organization with a team of writers that has since published multiple Bible Study resources.
 
This past year, Mikella focused primarily on providing women with resources and tools for deeper Bible Study. Through studying for her MA in practical theology, she fell deeply in love with the process of hermeneutics. Moving across the world from Thailand to New York City to getting married and becoming a mom, Mikella loves to see women in every stage of life engage with God’s Word. When she is not writing, she is spending time with her 5 kids, traveling, and eating every cuisine she can think of.

Chasing Sacred is a ministry that offers truth-based resources for those that want to take their Faith seriously through sound theology, and Inductive Bible Study. 

The Chasing Sacred team has grown in order to provide resources to women from and through every walk of life. 

  • Stephanie Wilcox | Content Director

    Stephanie is an avid tea drinker, thrifter, and reader. In high school, she began to study Scripture with deep curiosity and was met with a depth of beauty that has held her captive since. Four years in Bible College deepened a love of the Old Testament and theology into a passion that she delights to share with other women through teaching and writing. She and her husband and three children enjoy participating in and serving the body of Christ together. In the constant pursuit of delight in the Creator, you can most often find her outside with her kids, with bare toes in the grass, hiking, or pulling weeds out of her mediocre garden. Connect with her at stephaniewilcox.substack.com or on Instagram @stephaniee_wilcox

  • Emilee Kurt | Creative Director

    Emilee is a wife, writer, and creative that loves drinking coffee, keeping the home, studying Scripture, and playing Catan with friends! Emilee loves partnering with Christ-centered clients using her gifts in graphic design and marketing. Her favorite book of the Bible is 1 Peter, and being rooted in strong theology is central to all she does. She equips women through local discipleship, coaching at With The Shepherd, hosting conversations on the Abundantly podcast, and she is always, always writing! Connect with her on Instagram @emileekkurt

  • Kate Brown | Editor

    Kate lives with her husband and four children in central Pennsylvania where her husband is a pastor. Kate enjoys leading women's Bible studies at her church and is passionate about helping women dive deep into Scripture to increase their knowledge of who God is. Recently, she has really enjoyed learning about discipleship and how we as women can live that out together to build up and strengthen the Church. Her favorite thing about studying Scripture is drawing connections between the Old and New Testament, showing that the Bible is one great and glorious story of salvation. When she's not chasing her kids around outside, she loves reading great books, writing, baking, playing the guitar, and discussing the Bible and theology with her husband. 

  • Erin Quillen | Writer

    Erin is a follower of Jesus, a Pennsylvania native, an executive assistant, and an iced americano enthusiast. Her ideal Saturday is one spent hiking, visiting friends, or sitting at the counter of a local café with a book and a pastry. In writing, discipleship, and local church ministry, her desire is for women to understand the gospel’s implications for the whole of life, to know the hope of Christ, and to find Him sufficient in every season. Erin has an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Lancaster Bible College. You can find her at erinquillen.com and on Instagram @erinquillen. 

  • Maggie Guthrie | Writer

    Lover of Jesus, her high school sweetheart, and their 6 energetic and adorable kiddos (5 of which are boys!). Most summer days she can be found exploring New Hampshire and Maine beaches, or cozying up by a fire during the long New England winters. Maggie's love of writing began as a little girl and has only flourished in the surrender of her pen (or computer keys!) into the Lord's hands. Her greatest desire and vision would be an open heart and mind that might reflect the heart of the father in all that she writes. In Maggie's spare time she enjoys singing and playing the guitar. 

  • Lara d'Entemont | Writer

    Lara d’Entremont is first a wife to Daniel and a mom to three little wildlings. While the wildlings snore, she designs websites and edits for a variety of writers, but her first love is writing—whether it be personal essays, creative nonfiction, or fantasy novels. She desires to weave the stories between faith and fiction, theology and praxis, for women who feel as if these two pieces of them are always at odds. She is the author of A Mother Held, a collection of creative essays on motherhood and anxiety. You are welcome to visit her online home at laradentremont.com

  • Brooke Adams | Intern

    Brooke enjoys playing volleyball, basketball, and soccer! She also is interested in pursuing graphic design in college. She chose to partner with Chasing Sacred to be a part of the amazing women’s ministry that Chasing Sacred seeks to continue. Brooke has been loving the opportunity to create graphics using her creative side and learn more about the marketing aspect as well!

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