Speaker, author, songwriter & recording artist
Some people have sight, but Jennifer Rothschild has vision. Many of Jennifer’s life lessons have been learned…in the dark. But that didn’t come until she went blind at age 15 from a rare, degenerative eye disease called retinitis pigmentosis.
That was more than 30 years ago, and, since then, Jennifer has reached out towards women. Known for her substance, and down-to-earth style, Jennifer helps women walk with endurance, find contentment, and celebrate the ordinary. Through her signature wit, poignant story-telling and music, women are prompted to look beyond their circumstances to find unique “gifts,” in unusual packaging.
Jennifer has been a featured speaker at Women of Faith, and has teamed up with Beth Moore and others to lead conferences. She is the author of six books, including the bestselling Lessons I Learned in the Dark. Her latest book is Self Talk, Soul Talk: What to Say When You Talk to Yourself. She is also an accomplished songwriter and recording artist, with six albums to her credit, and has been featured on Dr. Phil, ABC’s Good Morning America, and the Billy Graham Television Special. She is also the founder and publisher of the popular online magazine, WomensMinistry.NET.
She lives in Missouri with her husband of 21 years, Dr. Philip Rothschild, and their two sons Clayton and Connor. She enjoys nature walks, visits to theme parks, and riding a bicycle built for two. She got a real charge singing the American national anthem for the Atlanta Braves and bungee-jumping from seven and a half stories. In addition to collecting Depression glass and enjoying movies, she loves classical music, dark chocolate, and the smell of a hazelnut-coffee candle.
Actor, author, speaker & founder of MomTime Ministries
Lisa is perhaps best known for her starring role as ‘Blair Warner’ on NBC’s The Facts of Life during its nine seasons. Since then, she has founded MomTime Ministries, to refresh and equip other mothers, and encouraged thousands of women across America as a gifted speaker whose passionate prayer is that each woman comes face-to-face with the love, grace and mercy of God.
Lisa’s first book, Creative Correction: Extraordinary Ideas for Everyday Discipline, received a Gold Medallion Nomination in the Family and Parenting Category. Some of her 15+ other books include the bestselling So You’re Thinking About Homeschooling; The Facts of Life and Other Lessons My Father Taught Me and Taking Care of the ‘Me’ in Mommy. Her most recent book is Friendships for Grown-Ups: What I Missed and Learned Along the Way.
Lisa is a permanent member of the Women of Faith speaker team – the largest women’s conference in America.
Lisa, husband Steve, their three teenagers (Tucker, Haven, and Clancy), and Donut the dog all live in Texas.