Women’s Advance Speaker 2022

Michelle Lesley

Michelle Lesley has always used writing as a creative outlet. As a child, she wrote poems and short stories. Later, she drew upon her experience in music ministry and ventured into songwriting. Note-taking during her quiet time led Michelle into a deeper and more intimate relationship with God, and it was from these study notes that her first book, a women’s Bible study on the life of Jacob, was drawn.
As an army brat, Michelle has lived in some interesting places such as Alaska and New Mexico, but returned to her native Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1989. Here, she graduated from LSU with a degree in child and adolescent psychology, and did her master’s work in family counseling. She remains a die-hard Tiger fan.
Michelle and her husband have been blessed by the six wonderful children God has brought into their lives. She loves being a stay at home, home schooling mom, and enjoys reading, staying active at church and in women’s ministry, spending time with family, and training Christian women to grow in their knowledge of Christ and His Word through her blog, speaking engagements around the country, and A Word Fitly Spoken, a podcast she co-hosts with Amy Spreeman.