Married for almost 15 years, Linda and Reen Waterman light up a room with their captivating and invigorating faith that energizes, inspires, and motivates others to draw closer to God. Meeting at the Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference over 17 years ago, they quickly discovered that they shared the same passion to “write, speak, and help others.”
Throughout their marriage, they minister together through hosting marriage conferences, teaching discipleship classes, leading life groups, counseling others, and connecting with individuals through one-on-one discipleship gatherings. Their radio program “Your Refreshed Life” allows them to merge their writing and speaking skills to impact a larger audience “for such a time as this.”
Linda, a national conference speaker, gifted communicator and award-winning author has a long-storied background in women’s ministry. Motivated by her desire to "passionately pursue purpose," she guides others to discover and experience their life purpose. As a women’s ministry director, life coach, author, consultant, trainer, and radio personality, Linda has been able to influence and impact women nationwide. Her under-graduate degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from Gordon College as well as her Master’s degree in Journalism and Communications from Regent University enhances her ability to communicate Biblical truth authentically, practically and fervently.
Reen, with a successful background in business and marketplace ministry, has a similar passion for igniting men’s passion for God, and for using outdoor activities to draw men into connection with each other. (As he is quick to say, “Guy to guy leads guy to God.”) With a Master’s degree in Christian Counseling from Capital Bible Seminary, Reen combines insightful Biblical truths, practical coping strategies for dealing with life’s challenges, and a light-hearted humor that allows people to absorb and apply transformational truths.
Linda and Reen live in Pawley’s Island, SC and enjoy shell collecting, weekly “date nights,” traveling, playing marathon Scrabble games, going to movies, and spending time with their three grown children Ruthie, Cera, John, and daughter-in-love Amy, and three their grandchildren John Jr., Caroline, and Wyatt.
Founder and Director of RefreshedWomen.com (arm of YourRefreshedLife.com), Linda Waterman is fueled by a zealous passion to see women develop a deeper intimacy with God and fulfill His purposes for their lives. Linda empowers those who desire greater spiritual maturity through practical teaching and easy-to-apply strategies that equip them to develop deeper spiritual lives, which in turn allows them to impact their families, workplaces, and communities.
Thousands of women from coast to coast credit "Investing Your Life in Things that Matter” and "Dancing in the Storm: Successfully Embracing Change” (see Resource Section) as being key in helping them grow closer to God and be more focused on reaching others.
Author of more than 20 books, Linda without hesitation says, “First and foremost I am a Bible teacher. I love diving deep into God’s Word, seeking out truths to apply to daily living, and communicating these life-transforming lessons to others.” She did not set out to be a prolific author, but her scouring the Bible for answers to life’s tough questions naturally led to writing books and speaking as she just could not keep all this life changing information to herself! (Interestingly, despite being a national speaker and addressing thousands of women…you would never guess that she is an introvert!)