Michelle Marie Hernandez is an author and motivational speaker with over a decade of professional experience in the communications field. She is currently employed as a full-time writer in the Office of Development at Texas Children’s Hospital. She also continues Abiding Communications, the Christian writing and speaking ministry she established in August of 2009. Prior to that, Michelle contributed to the business and development communications of organizations such as Lakewood Church, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston Baptist University, and the University of California, Berkeley. She has received extensive training in ministry and has served at various churches in the roles of pastoral intern, prayer partner, small group facilitator, and teacher.
Michelle graduated as valedictorian from Taylor High School in 1996 and received a BBA in marketing and a BA in Czech studies, both with honors, from The University of Texas at Austin in 2000. She is a member of the Grant Writers’ Network of Greater Houston, Inspirational Writers Alive!, and the Lakewood Church Writers’ Life Group. Michelle lives in the greater Houston area and enjoys cooking, reading, spending time with family and friends, and walking outdoors.