Maria Belyea is a pastor’s wife, mother of two, worship leader, Registered Nurse, licensed Minister of the Gospel with the Evangelical Free Church of America and an “Encouragement Ninja”. In her early forties, Maria had a mid-life revival. She went back to college, finished her bachelor’s degree in English, made a commitment to get healthy and lost over 100 pounds. Her ultimate goal is to write books that spread faith, hope and love. In November of 2018 her first book, “Little Seeds of Hope: 100 Days of Encouragement” was published by NextStep Resources.