Hi, I’m Mikella
Welcome to this Sacred Mess
Chasing Sacred started as Mikella Van Dyke’s outlet to write and share what God was teaching her through her time in the Word. Mikella had recently transitioned into married life, moved from NYC where she was pursuing a dance career, and left her upbringing in Thailand as a Third Culture Kid. The myriad of transitions left her with only ONE choice to chase God first and foremost over all else.
From the author of the blog and Instagram account, Chasing Sacred, comes a woman’s one-stop-shop for sound theology and Christian community.
What started as a devotional blog quickly evolved into teaching women how to study the Bible.
Chasing Sacred is a ministry that offers truth-based resources for those that want to take their Faith seriously through sound theology, and Inductive Bible Study.
The Chasing Sacred team has grown in order to provide resources to women from and through every walk of life.
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We desire to glorify God with our lives by putting him first.
We are passionate about God’s Word and the pursuit of him.
We are Gospel-centered. (John 3:16)
We believe in the Triune God
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16)
We believe in the transforming work of the Holy Spirit
We believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins because of his great love for us, that through him we receive forgiveness of sins, and eternal life. When you confess and believe that Jesus Christ is Lord you will become a partaker and a heir.
Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
Meet the team
A few of the amazing women who make this happen.
Stephanie is wife to Brandon and a stay at home mom to two delicious little girls. She is a graduate of Lancaster Bible College with degrees in Women’s Ministry and Bible & Theology. She fell in love with the written word at a young age and delights in the life pursuit of loving and knowing the Living Word. You are most likely to find her hiding from the laundry or outside barefoot with a book in hand.
Brittany’s love for wearing her “mom” hat surpasses all the others, but she also wears “bookkeeper” and “devotional writer” well. Her hunger for reading naturally spilled over into her regard for scripture. When she has a minute to herself, you’ll find her cuddling a cat with her nose in a paperback or a wikipedia page. She resides in Southern New Hampshire with her husband and two girls (but really three girls if you count the cat).
Maggie is a homeschooling mama to 5 sweet little boys. She and her high school sweetheart, Will, live on the beautiful New Hampshire seacoast where they can be found spending as many days as possible at the beach with their little guys. Maggie’s love of scripture was first ignited by the rich relationship that both of her parents share with the Word. She has since treasured the pursuit of wisdom through scripture, and has a joy and passion for simplifying His timeless truths for others.
Jessica Breslin lives in Washington, DC with her partner and pup (child), Clover. She enjoys working with mission-minded organizations to advance their vision for the future. Most recently she served as Executive Pastor of The Table Church in Washington, DC. Jessica develops creative content for the Chasing Sacred app, and occasionally authors devotionals and other materials. Follow her on instagram at @ jessica_breslin
Stephanie Englehart is a Seattle native, church planter’s wife, mam of 3, and lover of all things coffee and the great outdoors. Stephanie is passionate about allowing God to use her honest thoughts and confessions to bring gospel application to life. You can read more of what she writes on the (Be)Long blog at stephaniemenglehart.com or follow her on Instagram: @stephaniemenglehart.
Melissa is our graphics wizard. She does all things Pinterest, blog, and helps with anything and everything. Melissa is a mom of 3 that lives in Southern New Hampshire. She enjoys photography, organization and spending time with her family.