Our Story

As (not very) long time ago, in the city of San Francisco, there was a bible study filled with women who desired community, fellowship, and encouragement. Each woman was unique – different hometowns, different interests, and different gifts – but what they all had in common was a desire to love and serve Jesus with their lives and careers. The issue: How could they do that well in their secular careers?

Each week, they recounted their struggles and victories, fears and joys, and hopes and dreams. Gathered around Trader Joe’s popcorn and a little bit of wine, they found a place of encouragement where they could be “who God created them to be” – in their faith, work and life.

Through community, they came to see that who they were on Sundays and who they were on Mondays could actually be one and the same – and that by embracing this call to love God in the world, they were saying yes to a wild adventure.

While we wish we could be all together again and welcome you in with a glass of wine and some Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies, that’s not the case – so we’ve got the next best thing. The SundayMonday is your place to fuel up so you can walk into your office with joy, faith and confidence that you were created “for a time such as this.”

 

Here, you’ll find real stories from real women who are striving for excellence in their faith, work, and life. You’ll hear about transitions and successes, moments of grace and glory, and tales of hope and heartbreak. We’re so excited to have you here.

Because, here’s the truth:

The world needs you. We need you.

So get out there and set the world on fire. 

In Christ, Jane 

Start Here

Here you’ll find resources to help you dive deeper into your faith. You’ll find stories from women, just like you, who are navigating the tricky waters of faith and work. You’ll find encouragement for the hard things and joyful things and everything in between. Most of all, you’ll find a community that is walking alongside you, cheering you on through it all.

Not sure where to start? Here’s a roadmap to help!

The SundayMonday Tuesday Newsletter

Every Tuesday, we send out a short, snackable email that meets you where you are, with a weekly devotion challenge, blog updates, and more.

Five Day Work/Life Email Retreat

Our most popular resource, this free mini-retreat provides a reset of both mind and heart when it comes to living our faith at work. 

Join us on Social

We’ll see you on Instagram and Facebook, our favorite places to share quick tips, encouraging stories and big updates.

Meet the team

 Our contributors live all over the United States and work in a wide array of industries. We strive to provide a platform that amplifies all voices.

Want to join us? Visit our submissions page to learn more.

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Jane Kennedy
Founder & Creative Director

Jane was born in Australia, raised in California, and is overjoyed to now call DC home. She graduated from UCSB with degrees in Political Science and Communication and now works in criminal justice reform. When not working or writing, Jane loves coaching her Girls on the Run team, being by the water, and attempting to make Salt and Straw ice cream from scratch. 

Erica Carnohan

Contributor & Tech Advisor

Erica lives in San Diego, California with her four pet chickens. She’s a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and works as a Content Creator. She writes about whole-person health and wellness on her blog, The Erica Paige. When she’s not writing, she’s likely playing in the waves at the beach, cooking vegan recipes, taking a spin class, or watching great movies.

Gabriela R. A. Doyle
Contributor & Editor

Gabriela is a speechwriter and communications specialist from northern Virginia. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University and is an Elon University alumna. Gabriela is a ballerina who believes in happily ever afters and trusts that a little hygge and St. Joseph can fix just about any problem there is.

Laura Falcon
Contributor

Laura was born and raised in Northern Virginia and loves everything about the DMV despite the horrifying traffic. She graduated from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, with a degree in English and Creative Writing. She currently works in Washington DC as a communications manager for a non-profit.

Bridget Handy

Contributor

Bridget is from outside Boston but resides in Washington, DC where she works for a pro-life nonprofit in government relations. She played soccer and softball while attending Christendom College in VA. She’s a big fan of invading the personal space of other people’s dogs, going to baseball games on summer nights, and eating McDonald’s #2 meals (no mustard, add mayo).

Laura Machado
Contributor

Laura Machado lives in Chicago. She teaches high school English and Spanish and is a catechist for middle schoolers at her parish. Laura grew up in Southern California. She likes to read, go for walks, and do yoga.

Kelly Madden

Contributor

Kelly lives in San Francisco, CA. She’s a graduate from Saint Mary’s College of California and works as a marketing manager at eBay. Outside of work, she’s either teaching hip hop classes, watching sports, reading, or eating at the infamous Bob’s Donuts.

Lauren Nelson

Contributor

Lauren Nelson works as an architect in Washington, DC.  She earned her graduate degree at the University of Virginia, where she developed a passion for design and strategic problem solving. Outside of work, she enjoys volunteering at her parish, baking new recipes, and hosting brunch for her friends.

Renee Reneau

Contributor

Renee lives in Arlington, VA, and works for a strategic communications firm in  DC. She loves leading Walking With Purpose Bible studies at her parish and trying new cuisines from local restaurants. She has a Master’s in Latin American Studies from GWU and a Bachelor’s in Communication Studies from the University of Miami.

Joy Ruiz

Contributor

Joy Ruiz is a proud Virginia girl who feels at home whenever she’s close to the mountains.  A couple years ago, she found herself working in D.C. and decided to call it home for a while.  In her free time, Joy enjoys painting, singing, and spending time with friends.

Kiley Sheehy

Contributor

Kiley was born an army brat and raised all over these Great United States. She is the founder of Elizabeth Ministries, encouraging women who are struggling with eating and self-image, and serves on the Advancement Leadership Council for the Western Dominican Province. She currently resides in SF, working in tech and sampling avocado toasts.

Emma Sullivan
Contributor

Emma is a dual-citizen of the U.S.A. and New Zealand who works in government healthcare consulting. She graduated from UCSD with a B.S. in Biology & a minor in Spanish Literature, and then from GWU with an M.P.H. in Environmental Health Science & Policy. She loves God, caffeine, her fiancé, and her family, not necessarily in that order.

Mara Tynan

Contributor

Mara Tynan recently moved to San Diego, CA where she is pursuing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She’s a graduate of Washington & Lee University and an avid runner, swimmer, biker, and traveller. Her perfect day includes good coffee, great company, and a hike up a tall mountain.

Katie Willem

Contributor

Katie was raised in small-town Alabama and grew up dreaming about grand adventures. She’s now taken on cities around the globe (Grenoble, France and San Francisco), and created her own world through The Laskar Series. She works for a company that’s changing the financial services industry for the better.

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