Jess Connolly can’t watch a Disney princess or have coffee with a friend from church without wanting to pray wild freedom for both women. The Lord used heartbreaking failure to crush her ability and desire to live a small, scared, tidy life and He used the tender truth of His Word to show her what wild can really look like. On the outside, people see red lipstick, small business, church planting, and messy hair and think those are the things to replicate—but she knows the freedom that intimacy with Christ can offer is so much greater. Jess has been speaking publicly to women about Jesus and the Bible for over ten years and blogging to women in the thick of it since 2006. Jess started Naptime Diaries in 2011, a scripture print shop that now serves thousands of customers each month. She leads thousands of women online at JessConnolly.com and also treasures her roles of leading the dozens of women in her church plant, loving her husband and their four crazy kids.
Jess has three books in print—Wild and Free: A Hope-Filled Anthem for the Woman Who Feels She is Both Too Much and Never Enough, coauthored with Hayley Morgan, (Zondervan ‘2016), Dance, Stand, Run: The God-Inspired Moves of a Woman on Holy Ground (Zondervan ‘2017), and her latest, Always Enough, Never Too Much: 100 Devotions to Quit Comparing, Stop Hiding, and Start Living Wild and Free, coauthored once again with Hayley Morgan, released in April ‘2018.
Jess lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband Nick and their four children.