Donna is the author of Considering Jesus and Destined for Excellence. She has contributed to NIV Hope in the Mourning Bible: Finding Strength Through God’s Eternal Perspective, Battlefields and Blessings: Stories of Faith and Courage from the Home Front (AMG, 2012), Battlefields and Blessings: Stories of Faith and Courage from the War in Iraq and Afghanistan (AMG, 2009), What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Say to Your Own Family (AMG, 2003), and What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Say (Bethany House, 2000). She has also written numerous magazine articles, as well as several internationally recognized screenplays.
Donna was born in Rabat, Morocco, and grew up in the Netherlands and Spain. Her father served in the Air Force and helped inspire in Donna a love for America and an affinity for the military. Her unique background has helped form a worldview that speaks to and understands people of other cultures. Donna has served in the electronic media department at the Luis Palau Evangelistic Association, in addition to serving as a motivational and conference speaker, curriculum developer and consultant, women’s ministry coordinator, and Sunday school teacher for all ages. Donna is a veteran home school teacher having taught her children for thirteen years. She is also a mentor for high school and college-age women, and her work was profiled in The Oregonian newspaper.
Donna holds a bachelor’s degree in Christian Education with a minor in Biblical Studies, an emphasis in youth ministry, and a specialization in discipleship development from Biola University. She is an itinerant and lives on the road with her husband, Bob. They have been married for thirty-five years, are the parents of three, and the grandparents of four and a half.