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Carrie Rester
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Jeanette Fester
Melissa Scallan
Founder, leader, and president of Gulf Coast Blessings, Carrie has lived most of her life on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a BS in Elementary Education and received her Masters in Education from William Carey College. 

Carrie and her wonderful husband of fifteen years, John, reside in Gulfport, MS. She has two very affectionate dogs, Grace and Ginger. In her free time she enjoys studying God's Word, running, gardening, playing tennis, reading and watching the Food Channel.
It's always fun, often insightful, and sometimes life changing to hear from another person as they journey the path of life.  Our blog, A Little Bite Of Blessings, let's us do just that:  hear from another's heart, and glean the depth of wisdom, knowledge and grace that they share with us in their writing.

We have several who contribute to our blog.  You can meet them here:
Jeanette Fester is a very upbeat person - bold and beautiful. She loves to laugh & giggle. Her favorite color is HOT pink. She enjoys crafts swimming, shopping, and the computer. Teaching women the truth about God word and encouraging people is among her favorite things to do. A bonafide foodie and hugger, Jeanette's favorite saying is "Love God and Love people, then watch what happens."
Melissa Scallan was born in Baton Rouge and graduated from Redemptorist Catholic High School and Louisiana State University. She has been a journalist for 23 years and has lived in Gulfport since 1999. She attends St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and in her spare time enjoys attending Bible study and watching the LSU Tigers play football. She is mom to two pups, Maggie and Molly.
Tammy Turnage
Tammy Turnage is a Wife, Mother, Musician and Writer, and serves on the Board of Directors of Gulf Coast Blessings. She currently writes for a National Christian Women's magazine "WHOA", and also enjoys writing on her blog Tammy is the Director of Music at the First Presbyterian Church in Gulfport, MS, where she also teaches a weekly Ladies Sunday School Class. She has led conferences for Christian Women as a Conference Speaker and as a Worship Leader. Tammy holds a degree in Piano Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi and has been a featured soloist with the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra. She is active in local community theater and has enjoyed lead roles in "Oklahoma", "The Sound of Music", "The Music Man", "South Pacific", "The King and I", and her favorite role of Patsy Cline in "Always, Patsy Cline". Her hobbies include cooking, sewing, crafts, organizing, writing and blogging.  
A prolific and powerful writer, Pat puts words into motion like fine poetry.  Her full bio is still in the wings, stay tuned for details!  
Patricia Michelli
Angela Broussard
Angela Broussard has always lived an adventurous life.  And who wouldn't?  After marrying God's gift to her and her widowed crew of four children (now five!) . . . developing a farm; parenting a child through a career in Hollywood.  Her zest for life is evident as she lives in this world as a Christ-One.  Overcoming victim mentality, associated with domestic violence, through the washing of the water of the Word of God, Angela has served the Christian community as a teacher of the Word, as well as in the place of prayer.  Writing is a creative outlet she couples with her interest in photography, and has been recently named by family and friends the illustrious title of Chicken Poultographer.