Abundant Life Team

Mara and Melissa come from different parts of the country with very different backgrounds. After meeting and becoming fast friends at church they soon realized that God had given them the same vision to teach about the sanctity of human life, and help women fall in love with Jesus. They partnered up to start Abundant Life Women’s Ministries - providing women’s conferences and individual and group coaching.  The Abundant Life Women’s gathering brings together Christian women to testify of God's goodness and encourage one another in the faith. Mara and Melissa share their stories of finding hope and healing in Jesus Christ to help women discover the abundant life He came to give us. Have a look at their bios below to get a sneak peek into their stories and learn more about the insights you’ll hear from them at the Abundant Life Women's gathering.  If you’d like to learn more, simply get in touch.  

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Mara Petro

My story is a cautionary tale and a testimony of God’s faithfulness. I am married to Mark, my very own superman. I'm a mom, life coach, writer, and speaker, advocating for the pre-born and abundant life in Christ. I'm passionate about God’s word, the Bible, and live to tell everyone about God’s redeeming love and the transforming power of believing that Jesus is enough. 

Melissa Dykman

I'm a nurse, wife, and homeschool mom of three children. In 2005 I married my husband, Todd, who had two daughters from his first marriage. I learned to navigate and overcome many trials that blended families often go through. I am passionate about standing for God's truth in a culture that often lies to us.