Meet Dana


Hey girl! I’m Dana, and I’m so happy you’re here. Authenticity is my jam. That’s actually a big reason why I started this ministry! I’m pretty sure that if we all became a little more vulnerable, we’d experience deeper relationships, tighter hugs, and greater confidence. There’s something to be said for the me too factor, am I right?!

Above all, I believe in Jesus.

I believe in the power that He has to completely change our lives and give us the freedom + joy that we all seek. I love cotton candy skies, summer nights, country music, and my handsome hubby. I’m a big fan of new adventures, singing in the car like a crazy person, musical theater (I played Babette in Beauty and the Beast my senior year of high school…with a French accent. Yes, you can laugh!), Fixer Upper, and my big fat Greek family.

I’m a dreamer. But, I’m also a doer. I love cultivating community and making my people feel special, it’s sort of my thing. That’s why I started Hope Rises Ministries :) My life has been the epitome of redemption, throughout the years, my heart has been shattered into a million little pieces that I never thought would come back together, until I allowed Jesus into the mess and He gently put it back together, bit by bit. Throughout my writings and speaking, I’ll share my story with you. I pray that you will find your story within mine. When I’m not blogging, you’ll find me writing a new song, curled up with a book, or spending time with my girlfriends.

Praying that you’ll experience the heart of God through this website, and I hope to meet you online or in person soon! :) Thanks for reading! 💋