Christina Ryan Claypool is an award-winning freelance journalist, former broadcasting professional, and an Inspirational/Christian speaker. She is a two-time Chicken Soup for the Soul contributor, and a past $10,000 1st place Amy Writing Awards winner. She has been featured on Joyce Meyer’s Enjoying Everyday Life TV show, and CBN’s 700 Club.
For almost 15 years, Christina has written the Inspire column for Our Generation’s Magazine, and is a contributing columnist for several Ohio newspapers. In 2014, she garnered a coveted Ohio Associated Press Media Editor’s award. She is also the author of several Christian recovery books including Seeds of Hope for Survivors for everyone who has been brokenhearted, addicted, or a victim and Forgiven. Her debut inspirational novel, Secrets of the Pastor’s Wife, is scheduled to be released in early 2018.
She has hosted TV specials and spoken at many churches, civic groups, prisons, women’s conferences, and banquets. Although her own story was once heartbreaking, she now believes each day is a gift after surviving an almost fatal suicide attempt as a young woman. Christina shares on numerous topics to empower others to “Be the Best they can Be” through God’s miraculous grace. She has a B.A. in Business Administration from Bluffton University, and earned a Master of Arts in Ministry from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2005.
Christina is married to an Ohio Public School administrator, and has an adult son. Besides enjoying spending time with her family, she loves a good book, a steaming hot cup of coffee, and all things chocolate. You can contact her through her website at www.christinaryanclaypool.com.