OUR STORY

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Let us start off by saying that we're no different than you. We are young adults–struggling with our identities, trying to figure out our passions and our purpose in life all the while trying to navigate relationships, school, and future careers. We are a group of friends who were called to create a community and online resource that we were lacking in our own lives. Because if we're being frank... following Jesus is hard. AND it's definitely not something that should be done alone.

With our group of friends stretching from San Diego to Portland to Florida and beyond, our story meets and begins in the same place; that, "all things are possible with God." You wouldn't be reading this if God wasn't the reason. Brought together by connections only Christ could have orchestrated, we found ourselves meeting in cafes, talking on the phone, face-timing, and working out of a shed-turned-office ~ brainstorming, dreaming, and praying for what the Lord had planned for Salt. 

Fast forward to almost one year later and here we are today. We worked hard, but God worked harder. It is something special when you are working with the knowledge of its alignment with the Lord. Our prayer is that one day you will find yourselves in the same place, acknowledging your unique value and purpose in the Lord and living into it. Let Live Salt be a resource for you to find what inspires and encourages you, fires you up, and ultimately brings you closer to the Lord. If we can help in any way, please reach out!

THE SEEDS + OUR BEGINNINGS

With love,
your salty sisters

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To create disciples of Christ sent out on a mission. Women who deeply recognize the power and authority in being a daughter of God, and act upon the call on their life to live the specific mission God created for them by equipping them with talents and gifts unique to themselves.

OUR Purpose

Be disciples Sent out on a mission

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DREAM

HOPE

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OUR slogan

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OUR desires

Live salted's goals and aspirations

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To be a generation of women who truly live out being a disciple of Christ; that we will walk with Jesus through the good and the bad, chasing after the desires He has put on our hearts.

DREAM

HOPE

Every women will recognize and accept that her identity is eternally in God, our Heavenly Father who loves us beyond a shadow of doubt and wants the best for His children.  That we will live "life to the full"

Inspire college and millennial women to discover their God-given calling + use their passions to mold culture and positively impact the world.

MISSION

DREAM

HOPE

OUR Beliefs

How we believe we are called to live 

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SEASON

THIRST

PRESERVE

The Bible says if we lose our saltiness, we are no longer good for anything (ouch!). Because of this truth, we firmly believe that we are called to live into the unique purpose God has crafted us with.  He designed us with a purpose, and we need to live that out. By salting ourself, we use our gifts to the best of our ability. 

We are called to live like Jesus, in a way that makes others thirst for the life we live- a life lead by the Spirit. When we are walking in step with the Lord, we shine this captivating light that makes others curious. We believe this is where we should strive to live all the time. 

This world is tantalizing. It pulls you in and says that its okay to do this and to do that. As Christians, we are called to be in the world but not of the world. We need to work hard to preserve the world as God intended it to be, just as it was when he created the Garden of Eden.

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SEASON

The Bible says if we lose our saltiness, we are no longer good for anything. Because of this, our first and most important foundation is to live into the unique giftings we have been carefully and thoughtfully given in order to enhance our traits in order to season the world.

THIRST

This world is tantalizing. It pulls you in and says that its okay to do this and to do that. As Christians, we are called to be in the world but not of the world. We need to work hard to preserve the world as God intended it to be, just as it was when he created the Garden of Eden.

PRESERVE

We are called to live like Jesus. To live in a manner that draws people in and leaves them questioning what is different about you. We are called to live so that when we leave, people want more–but what they want more of is Jesus.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask, seek, or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.
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OUR Grounding

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Verses we are established upon

You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under foot.

MATTHEW 5:13

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded of you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

MATTHEW 28:19-20

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

JOHN 10:10

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.

JEREMIAH 1:5

But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.

EPHESIANS 4:7

For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.

ROMANS 11:36

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

JAMES 1:22

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask, seek, or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.

EPHESIANS 3:20

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no human mind has conceived the things God has prepared for those who love him.

1 CORINTHIANS 2:9

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

jeremiah 29:11

God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

GENESIS 1:27

God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number, fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground."

GENESIS 1:28

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OUR TEAM

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THE BEAUTY + BRAINS BEHIND LIVE SALTED

KRISTA HENGESH

CEO + FOUNDER

MCKENZIE kolomyjec

SEATTLE CONFERENCE COORDINATOR

HAYLEY DUNNING

PORTLAND CONFERENCE COORDINATOR

ANNE LODAHL

PRODUCT MANAGER
+ JEWELRY DESIGNER

HANNAH SHARP

E-COMMERCE MANAGER

DANIELLE ARN

CONTENT MARKETING MANAGER

KENDALL BERDINSKY

BLOG MANAGER

CARLY CATES

EVERYTHING COORDINATOR

HALEY SERFAS

SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

SARRA HERRING

WEB + CONTENT DEVELOPER

EMMA LODAHL

ARTIST + WRITER

samantha quevedo

SPONSOR + VENDOR RELATIONS

Jorden lee

LIVING SALTED STORIES COORDINATOR

kelsea willenbrock

SNAPCHAT SERIES COORDINATOR

kenzie swift

EVENT COORDINATOR + CALLIGRAPHER

OUR SUPPORT

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abby mclachlan

lauren filzenger

melissa wellman

danielle koch

kaylee richards

Jonathan Grace

Haley payne

HANNAH SHARP

E-COMMERCE MANAGER

DANIELLE ARN

CONTENT MARKETING MANAGER

KENDALL BERDINSKY

BLOG MANAGER

CARLY CATES

EVERYTHING COORDINATOR

HALEY SERFAS

SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

SARRA HERRING

WEB + CONTENT DEVELOPER

EMMA LODAHL

artist + writer

SAMANTHA QUEVEDO

SPONSOR + VENDOR RELATIONS

JORDEN LEE

LIVING SALTED STORIES COORDINATOR

KELSEA WILLENBROCK

SNAPCHAT SERIES COORDINATOR

KENZIE SWIFT

OUR SUPPORT

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ABBY MCLACHLAN

LAUREN FILZENGER

MELISSA WELLMAN

DANIELLE KOCH

KAYLEE RICHARDS

JONATHAN GRACE

HALEY PAYNE

the rockstars who have played
a part to getting us where we are today

Event Coordinator + Calligrapher

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God has called each and everyone of us to be his hands and feet. This calling will be different for everyone, but everyone has a purpose. He is calling you to something great, so don't doubt yourself or let anything stop you from pursuing what is on your heart. Your diligence and trust will pay off, and when it does, remember it is God who gets all the glory.

"FOR FROM HIM AND THROUGH HIM AND FOR HIM ARE ALL THINGS.
TO HIM BE THE GLORY FOREVER! AMEN." –ROMANS 11:36

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KRISTA HENGESH

CEO + FOUNDER

A lover of the hypothetical and playing with the what if's, I love to dream big. I love to live a life so reliant upon the Lord, where if He doesn't show up it is embarrassing. I founded Live Salted in November 2015, and have been chasing after this calling ever since. Currently living in Bend, Oregon I love adventuring outside, drinking kombucha, and connecting with strangers where ever I go. I work at Jackson’s Corner, a cafe, at night and during the day do all things salty. Jesus has come to give us "life and life to the full," and that is what I want to strive to discover everyday by following the way of Jesus. #livesalted

MCKENZIE KOLOMYJEC

SEATTLE CONFERENCE COORDINATOR

I am a 21 year old undergrad student working to finish my degree at Corban University in Salem, Oregon. I am currently studying a wide variety of courses that will eventually accumulate toward a self-­designed major incorporating Business Administration, Student and Family Ministries, and Biblical Studies. I love singing, reading, fitness and exploring, but most importantly, I am a daughter of the King, I love Jesus and I love making His name great.

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HAYLEY DUNNING

PORTLAND CONFERENCE COORDINATOR

Hello! My name is Hayley, I am a 23 year old living in Tigard, OR. I graduated from Oregon State University in June and am now working as an Interior Designer in Portland. I spent the last four years living in the cute little town of Corvallis and during my time their led YoungLife. Along with Live Salted I am also helping start up College YoungLife in the Greater Portland area. I love coffee, reading, running, boating, the outdoors, music, peanut butter and chocolate. I will always say yes if you ask me to meet for coffee so text me and I would love to hear your story!

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ANNE LODAHL

PRODUCT MANAGER + JEWELRY DESIGNER

I am 19 and currently in the process of earning my Associates Degree at Central Oregon Community College. I am passionate about the Lord and the love He has for us and want to make sure I show that same love to all. God has put a passion for ministry in my heart and placed amazing people into my life that has now made my dream a reality. I am serving through Salt by making hand made Jewelry and running the online store with my friend Hannah Sharp.

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HANNAH SHARP

E-COMMERCE MANAGER

I have been absolutely blessed to live in Central Oregon for the past sixteen years of my life and I enjoy the many outdoor activities that Central Oregon has to offer. I strive to live life to the fullest, become more Christ-like in my walk with Him, and uplift and inspire others to do likewise. I am always ready for an adventure and I love trying new things! 

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DANIELLE ARN

CONTENT MARKETING MANAGER

I’m a senior at Chapman University studying Business, Marketing, and Graphic Design. In this broken world of ours marketing is often used to make us feel insufficient and empty (amiright). After reading Garden City by John Mark Comer (this book WILL change your life), I felt convicted to pursue marketing that only brings our society positive, uplifting messages and life to the full, which is how I came to intern for Salt. I feel so privileged to be part of this team of women with huge hearts and ambitious dreams. When I’m not at school or my internships, I love to watch sunsets at the beach (no, this isn’t an e-harmony ad - I just love sunsets), grab a meal with some friends (all about those chicken tenders), or take a spontaneous road trip. I'm just another control freak working to give control to Jesus each new day and trying to consume more hours of sleep than caffeinated beverages.

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KENDALL BERDINSKY

BLOG MANAGER

My dream is to write and share words with the world that have the potential to bring forth change in the lives of others. I can be found craving cheese quesadillas, wearing my Chacos and overalls 24/7, and in search of a good book. Favorite movie is When Harry Met Sally and favorite book is Pride & Prejudice. Born and raised in Texas but dreaming of writing in London one day.

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CARLY CATES

EVERYTHING COORDINATOR

I'm a twenty-something using her days to be free and better in my brokenness because of Jesus. My time is spent drinking coffee, writing, clinging to the Lord’s promises, and working on a certification in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. I am a mountain girl at heart, living in Florida, facing fears, snapping photos of beautiful and simple things, and encouraging my husband as he finishes grad school. If I am not writing or loving on horses, you can find me snuggling my pup, crocheting, or finding something to rearrange around the house. 

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HALEY SERFAS

CONFERENCE SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

Hi! I'm Haley & I'm currently a junior at Chapman University studying Business Marketing. When I'm not working at Anthropologie (literally best job ever) you can find me at the nearest coffee shop with a good book & cup of coffee in hand! I live a life dedicated to Christ & I love discovering His beauty each & every day.

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Sarra Herring

WEB + CONTENT DEVELOPER

Hi, I’m Sarra (yes, with 2 R's)! Home is Jacksonville, Florida for now. I'm a creative at heart with a passion for all things visual design, writing, photography, people, etc. After graduating from the University of Florida–go gators!–I moved to Sydney, Australia to attend Hillsong College. There I studied pastoral leadership and continued what's now been my almost 3 year intern position with A21. I also met some kangaroos and learned to drive on the opposite side of the road so that was cool. If I had to name everything I loved in life, we'd be here for forever. Just to name a few–traveling, spontaneity with my best friends (who doesn't love a midnight McDonald's run?), quality time, kind words, almond flat whites, music, my cutie pup Milo, Anthropologie candles, find new coffee shops, taking candid pictures, and so much more. Life is awesome and I'm thankful for everyone I get to enjoy it with. I love being a part of this awesome ministry that's focused on empowering and loving girls in every walk of life.

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EMMA LODAHL

ARTIST + WRITER

I am a servant to Christ, and trying to live into the title of "blogger"or "content writer". I have not yet completed anything that gives me a right to such a title, but I think God is calling me to serve Salt through this! I am 21 years old, and I completed my associates in Psych in the spring of 2016 at Central Oregon Community College.

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SAMANTHA QUEVEDO

SPONSOR + VENDOR RELATIONS

Hi! I am Samantha! I attend Chapman University. I am a 19 year old sophomore Educational Studies with a minor in Leadership. I love the beach and can usually be found with a chai wherever I go. After The Salt Conference in Orange I decided to prioritize my faith and have been trying live for the Lord everyday in every way! I would love to get to know all of you so if you would like to please reach out! 

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JORDAN LEE

LIVING SALTED STORIES COORDINATOR

Hi! I currently am studying Nutrition and Sustainability at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego (my dorm room has an ocean view EEEP!). My dream is to one day work internationally advocating for adequate and sustainable nutrition for all. I am happiest when I am outside, swimming, hiking or backpacking. I also love reading, writing and learning new languages. Every day, I am in pursuit of a life that is filled with both joy and adventure. Nothing makes me happier than going out of my comfort zone and rediscovering the beauty in creation. I am thankful for my life every day and hope to make the most of it while sharing it with those I love. 

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KELSEA WILLENBROCK

SNAPCHAT SERIES COORDINATOR


I am a PNW raised, adventure seeking, Jesus loving college student currently living in Waco, TX. I am a junior journalism student at Baylor University. Mountaintops and ocean shores are my favorite places in the whole world to be. I love Jesus and want to follow him with all my heart, I can’t wait to see what he has in store for me!

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KENZIE SWIFT

Event Coordinator + Calligrapher

I am a tech-savy 24 year old designer currently living in Los Angeles, where I have a calligraphy pen in one hand and a chai tea latte in the other. I co-founded Details Darling, an event company that specializes in wedding coordination, with my sister a few years back and am loving it. When I am not at my desk writing on boards or creating invitations you can find me outside soaking in the sun, working an event, or finding the best donut shop it town. I have a passion to make the world a better place by serving others  through my creativity and love for people! 

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