Julia Erdkamp has been leading ministries for women, children, and young adults for nearly 20 years. As a writer, speaker, and teacher, Julia has a passion for equipping women of all ages to live with godly confidence, peace, and joy. Whether on paper or in person, her engaging personality and matter-of-fact communication style pours out to her audience.
Julia’s blog, Godly DIVA Diaries, has touched readers in the US, UK, South America, and the Philippines. Julia is a member of COMPEL, a coaching and critique community for Christian writers led by best-selling author, Lysa Terkeurst. She has served as a youth ministry leader at The River Church in Sacramento, CA and most recently as a women’s ministry leader at Mariners Church, in Orange County, CA where she still leads bible study and attends with her family. Julia developed a passion for writing at the young age of 7 when she wrote her first poem. “I would see images in my mind and since I was not a very good artist, God gave me writing as my paintbrush,” she explains. Today, Julia’s words are inspired by her personal adventures as a wife, mother (and “bonus mom” aka stepmom), and working professional, as well as her work at local women’s shelters, missions abroad, and small group teachings.
Julia’s Life Verse
But you, Julia, belong to God, my dear child. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world. – 1 John 4:4 (name added)