Mom Squad Contributors

Sara Carnes

Sara Carnes is co-host with Len Howser on the 95.5 Family Friendly Morning Show every weekday from 6am-10am. She is very excited to connect with other Moms all over Northeast Ohio with the Mom Squad! Born and raised in Cleveland, she is now raising her family here too! She is the mom to two amazing girls, Makayla and Reagan with her husband Russ. Together they are very active in their church and in the community. 

Sara says being a wife and mother are the single most important roles in her life. They take a lot of work, a lot of patience and help from God and His Word, but if you put in the effort it's more rewarding than anything on earth. Sara is also a huge Cleveland sports fans and can also be seen as the in-game entertainment host for all Cleveland Browns home games, as well as co-host for “Inside the Cleveland Browns” a 30-minute weekly show airing Sunday mornings at 11am on WEWS Channel 5. The show takes fans behind the scenes with exclusive access to Browns players, alumni and personnel.

You can follow and connect with Sara on her blog CLE Mama (Christ-centered. Love. Everyday.) at

Christine Boyle

Christine is the mother to two very special children, both of whom have special needs. Courteney, is her biological daughter, and is 14 years old. Her son, Kevin is 11 years old and is adopted from El Salvador. Christine has been married to her husband Dan, for 12 years! Christine and Dan aspire to give their special children very full and fun lives! From CAVS and Indians games, to adapted baseball, bowling, “running” 5ks, having dance parties, and even ice skating in wheelchairs…she and her family truly don’t miss a beat!!! 
Although to the world her children may seem very helpless and without purpose, Christine believes that they are living, breathing examples of God’s glory being revealed in this world. It is her heart’s desire to be a light in this world, while loving her children with the love of Jesus! She has persevered to find joy, contentment, and delight in the journey the Lord has placed her on.   

God has given Christine a great joy in publicly sharing her story. Christine speaks directly to the hope and purposes of Christ in the midst of suffering and uncertainty. Her messages are encouraging, inspiring, honest, and relevant for people from all walks of life and are always delivered with joy and enthusiasm!! Through the years, Christine has shared the stage with people such as: Joni Eareckson Tada, the late Chuck Colson, Jaci Valasquez, and Aaron Shust, and she has been a guest speaker with the ministry, Young Life, for various events. 

In 2013, Christine received the 95.5 The Fish Mom of the Year award, which she was nominated by her husband for! Christine is also an advocate for Patient and Family Centered care and has previously volunteered for 9 years at a local children’s hospital by speaking to hundreds of doctors and nurses on the topic of Relationship Based Care.

You can find out more about Christine and her ministry Glory Revealed at

Rachel Scott

Rachel Scott is the wife to an amazing man named Willie. They have seven children total in their large blended family. She and her husband started off blending just five children (Antonio, Willie III, Autumn, Dominique and Darius) but when they gave birth to Gabrielle, she became number six and Aaron completed the family at number seven. Rachel often humbly states that God has blessed them to “Blend Gracefully”, as their children have interacted with each other as siblings since the day they met.  

Rachel expresses a strong belief in Christ being the foundation of her marriage and family. She enjoys spending quality time with her husband and children and tries to model a lifestyle that reflects that of a Proverbs 31 woman. 

Although Rachel loves to read, she has had a deep love for writing since a young child. She is blessed to have completed her Bachelors of Science in Sociology as well as her Master’s in Business Administration and now works in education. Her Passion is walking along side other Blended Families so that they will have the tools they need to become stronger as a family.

Please check out Rachel's website to learn more about her and her ministry at

Marlia Bryonne

2013 became Marlia's year when she realized that she was called to minister to God’s people through her writing and speaking. Marlia is a mother of two handsome boys Jamare(3) and Jamere(1). Due to the fact that she is a single mother, Marlia has the passion and desire to uplift and encourage other mothers. Her relationship with Christ was taken to another level after she became a mother, learning to rely solely on Him. 

Through her writing and speaking engagements, Marlia plans to show others the hope and love that she has found in Jesus Christ. Daily she strives to be more like her father in Heaven and prays that His light will shine through her.  She currently serves on the Praise Dance Team and on the creative team for the Children’s Ministry at her local church. She enjoys spending quality time with her children, being as hands on as possible through every stage of their lives. In her free time you can find her reading, writing, and eating. She holds a Bachelors of Criminal Justice which she received from Tiffin University. She plans to continue her education in the near future.

Kathleen Horvath

Kathleen has always tried to look on the positive side of everything -- “the glass is half full” attitude.  Every job and every talent God has given her she has discovered can be used to build upon something more wonderful that God has in store for her like this new adventure of working with the Mom Squad.  Kathleen loves music and has sung professionally for numerous venues in recent years.   She is currently the Sunday school worship leader at her local church and has written and directed two Christmas programs.    Through singing, writing and speaking, Kathleen feels called to minister to other women who need uplifting and need to know that they are a beloved child of God.  
Kathleen is married to Joe and has been blessed with three wonderful children (Heather, Clint, and Alex), a daughter they “adopted” into their family (Hannah) and a boy they sponsor through Compassion International (Salomon).   She has been through the trials of having three teenagers and one infant all at the same time while juggling a full-time job and full-time school.  When faced with challenging days, her favorite “go-to” scripture is Philippians 4:13.


Lisa lives in Canton, Ohio; she is originally from Richmond, Virginia. She is married to Johnny of 22years and mom to two wonderful children, daughter Sarah 20 and son, Jason, 12. She will be a grandmother in April. Lisa is currently a full time Mail Room Assistant at Malone University as well as a student studying for a Social Work Degree. She received her Gerontology Certificate form Stark State in December 2014. Lisa enjoys traveling, hiking, camping, fishing, white water rafting and spending time with her family. 

Her passions are helping Kidney atients with the National Kidney Foundation and she is a live kidney donor. Lisa donated her kidney to her husband Johnny in October 2009. Her husband is a disabled veteran and one of their passions is also helping other veterans. Lisa loves meeting new people and sharing her faith and relationship with Jesus. She became Catholic in 2005 and is friends with the nuns at the Santa Clara Monastery in Canton Ohio, sending them prayer requests of family, friends and needs of people that she meets.

Sonia Maranville

Sonia Maranville is the owner of Get 2 the Core Fitness. Along with being a certified personal and group fitness trainer and an ACE-Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist, she and her husband of 22 years are the parents to 4 very active kids, Tyler 22, Justin 20, Jake 14, and Sarah 12. Helping people see how being healthy physically overflows into the rest of our lives, minds, relationships, jobs, and spiritual walk. 

She has trained in multiple facilities including corporate, has been a motivational speaker at the ALIVE Festival, a guest Fitness Expert for The Fish, shared fitness lectures in the area, and has shared exercise and healthy skits with kids at local schools. She has trained all ages, and works with clients that range from those in assisted living homes, recovering from a stroke, who want to build strength, functional training, postural & corrective exercises, weight loss, or preventing chronic disease and helping those who have specific chronic diseases to feel better. Her passion lies in helping people grow from where they are to where they never dreamt they could go.

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Josie Valley

Josie Valley loves the Lord, her family, and people.  She and her husband are the parents to one vivacious son and are expecting baby number two in the fall.  She is a writer, speaker, counselor, and cook.  Since she was young, she has helped manage and build her family’s Italian food business, inadvertently developing her love of hospitality and cooking.  Although she still helps with the family business, her heart is most satisfied when she is either writing or speaking about the Lord.  Josie enjoys serving and counseling woman through life’s journey, with the sole purpose of helping them experience the precious love and beautiful grace of Jesus Christ.  As an advocate for females in general, she feels that her greatest calling is to help women join together in sisterhood and love.

Josie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management/Business and a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Counseling.  She has planned and organized various women’s events, volunteers at the Juvenile Detention Center in Cleveland and periodically writes columns for local newspapers. Currently, she is on her church’s music team, where she enjoys the blessing of singing with her husband who leads them in worship. Life Verse:  (That) He must become greater; (And she) I must become less.  (John 3:30 KJV)

Visit Josie’s Blog Minutes Matter where she shares bits of her heart, recipes, Christ focused articles and life tips relevant for all women!

Carla Gasser

When not teaching, writing or speaking, Carla Gasser would say she is most herself as a wife and mom living in Hudson, Ohio with her four very active children (ages 19, 17, 15, & 11). She married her childhood friend and high school sweetheart almost 25 years ago and feels very fortunate to have such a loving, generous and level headed partner and best friend.  She writes and speaks about the messy, ordinary, and unexpected ways her life and faith intersect. She knows that she is a work in progress and seeks fellow travelers on this journey as we try to follow Christ.  She has a passion for coming alongside and encouraging women in each and every season of life.  You can learn more about her and her ministry by visiting AT THE CROSSROADS:


Rachel Krych 

Rachel Krych is a wife, mother and blogger who has lived in northeast Ohio her whole life. She is a preacher’s kid who loves the Lord and serving others. She is currently on a weight loss journey and recently celebrated 100 lbs lost. 

Rachel is a social worker turned stay-at-home mom, who discovered the world of “couponing” over 7 years ago while at a ladies Bible study. While Rachel loves to save money and help others do the same, she doesn’t prescribe to the extreme couponing techniques as shown on TV. Rachel feels it’s important to only buy what you need and to donate as often as possible. Rachel writes a weekly column in The Chronicle Telegram and Medina Gazette where she shares her passion on how to live frugally. Rachel speaks all over Ohio and has appeared often on WEWS Channel 5 News and Fox 8’s New Day Cleveland. Visit Rachel’s blog, Couponing With Rachel, where she shares both local and national deals, hosts giveaways, and shares about her weight loss journey.