Shun Strickland is a Jesus lover, wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, pastor, business strategist, coach and activist. She’s passionate about seeing people, especially women, step into their God given identity and live out their God given dreams. She uses her prophetic insight to help people grow, become and make the SoulShift, transform their mindsets, break cycles so they can live and walk in freedom.

Shun believes that if we think differently we can live differently. Her no nonsense, in your face, approach creates the accountability needed for transformation if you’re willing to do the work – no shortcuts!

Shun has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Arkansas, a Juris Doctorate (law degree) from the University of Arkansas School of Law and a Masters Degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is a life long learner who is committed to using her knowledge to equip and empower others.

Shun is the wife of Dr. Edwin Strickland. They have been married for 25+ years. She is also the mother of five amazing children: three daughters – Taylor, Jordan and Canaan and two sons – Chase and Caleb. 

Shun pastors Fellowship of Champions Church with her husband, Edwin. She also owns Shun Strickland Enterprises a coaching and speaking business. Shun is the author of several faith based personal development books and workbooks.

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Jennifer Taylor Wagner is the author of Your Good Body, and is passionate about challenging our approach to health, wellness, and body image. As a certified fitness instructor, Jennifer invites us to celebrate our bodies by moving our bodies in ways we enjoy. Whether hosting online webinars, speaking in churches, or chatting at MOPS meetings, she is committed to helping others find hope in their journey. Jennifer lives in Virginia with her husband, Phil and their two kids. Visit her online at

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Erika Cartledge, your retreat host, is the founder/owner of Your Chic is Showing. She is a personal stylist who helps her clients elevate their personal style and build their confidence. Erika is a certified image consultant and has nearly a decade of experience, styling and educating hundreds of people through one-on-one services, workshops, masterclasses, webinars, and publications. Erika believes that elevated style should be accessible to anyone, anywhere and proudly offers all of her services both in-person and virtually.

Erika graduated, Cum Laude, from Howard University. She’s now based in Baltimore, MD where she lives with her awesome husband Roger and their three incredible children.

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