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Susan McPherson

Founder & President
Susan has been in ministry for 19 years and has a passion for serving and equipping women in ministry which is what prompted her to create the God Girl Nation community. Susan is on the sales and author acquisitions team at David C Cook, a non-profit Christian publisher, where she works with churches, ministries, and authors to develop resources that teach and make disciples for Christ. She also travels to speak and sing, bringing God’s word to life through her message of hope in Christ. Susan’s willingness to share her personal journey of faith brings an authenticity that connects with women of all ages. Susan has been happily married to her husband, Chip, for 28 years and blessed with three adult children.

Gabbi Hartzell

Creative Director

Gabbi is a writer, speaker, leader, and seeker of adventure and fun (so, obviously, an Enneagram 7w6)! Among being a wife and mother to two spunky little girls, Gabbi is also the Founder and Director of The Well, a regional women’s ministry based out of Southeastern Kentucky; as well as Prom Prep, a national campaign. She is a co-host on the Podcast show Moxie Mamas and is currently writing her first book! She loves her local faith family and is on staff full-time at The Creek Church in Kentucky. Other things Gabbi loves includes pizza, mint chocolate chip ice-cream, snapchat filters, coffee, laughing, and spending time with her family and friends. It’s Gabbi’s deepest desire to see a movement of people linked arm-in-arm, set free from insecurity and fear, and pursuing their God-given purpose in life.

Jean Thomason

Content Creator and Connections Director​

Jean Thomason has more than 35 years of experience as a musical performer, worship leader, author and conference speaker to women, parents, grandparents, teachers and children’s ministers. AND, she is the living embodiment of the joyful children’s musical character, “Miss PattyCake.” Through this brightly costumed character, Jean plants biblical truths into little lives, while helping equip parents to lay a spiritual foundation. Her recently published book is, “Sharing God’s BIG LOVE with Little Lives.” She and her husband have 2 grown children, and live in Franklin, TN.

Jean Thomason

Content Creator and Connections Director

Jean Thomason has more than 35 years of experience as a musical performer, worship leader, author and conference speaker to women, parents, grandparents, teachers and children’s ministers. AND, she is the living embodiment of the joyful children’s musical character, “Miss PattyCake.” Through this brightly costumed character, Jean plants biblical truths into little lives, while helping equip parents to lay a spiritual foundation. Her recently published book is, “Sharing God’s BIG LOVE with Little Lives.” She and her husband have 2 grown children, and live in Franklin, TN.

Ainsley Britain

Social Media Director

Ainsley is an author, speaker and dream champion, empowering believers to adventure with Jesus while embracing a fierce self love. She began speaking the same year she started the 501c3, Unveiled Campaign. With a communications degree in Mass Communications from Belmont University and extensive training with Josh Shipp, SheSpeaks and more, she hopes to facilitate healthy, God-filled relationships within the family and beyond. She and her husband are professional state hoppers who have lived in Louisiana, Tennessee, New York and currently, Texas! They love donuts and catching a flight for their next adventure. She’s currently working on her second book and would love to connect with you! Also she wants you to know she’s an Enneagram 2w3.

Mandy Johnson

Executive Ministry Coordinator

Mandy Johnson is a high-energy, encouraging writer and speaker with a passion for investing in women. She works closely with college students through the college ministry at Cross Point Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Mandy has a heart for mentoring young women, and hopes to inspire them to chase their God-given dreams. She graduated from Clemson University, and loves cheering on the Tigers with her husband, Kyle, and their fur-child, Dolly!

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