McLeod, Carol Burton
Carol McLeod says, “I am just a girl who is head over heels in love with Jesus ... passionately addicted to His Word ... and find all of the joy that I need in time spent in His presence. Carol is a Christmas-aholic, loves ACC basketball and burying her toes in the sand at the beach! Like all post-menopausal women, she is overly fond of chocolate and enjoys a good read. She doesn't like cleaning her house and is an expert in carry-out dinners. She hates to shop … loves to jog … and somehow finds time in her busy life to hang out with small children. She is the kind of woman that you could laugh with over lunch, cry with over disappointment and shout with over a victory! But … if you need her official bio … read on! Carol is an author and popular speaker at women's conferences and retreats, where she teaches the Word of God with great joy and enthusiasm. She also hosts highly successful Just Joy! outreaches. Carol encourages and empowers women with passionate and practical biblical messages mixed with her own special brand of hope and humor. Carol has written six books, The Rooms of a Woman's Heart, Defiant Joy! which was released by a subsidiary of Thomas Nelson, “Holy Estrogen!” published by Harrison House; “No More Ordinary!”, “Refined” and “Joy For All Seasons” which were all published by Bridge-Logos. Her seventh book, “Let There Be Joy!”, which is a Christmas Devotional, will be released in September of 2017. Her teaching DVD, The Rooms of a Woman's Heart, won the Telly Award, a prestigious industry award, for excellence in religious programming. Carol also has a daily radio show, “Defiant Joy! Radio” that is broadcast in major markets across America including Sirius XM FamilyTalk Radio 131. Carol has a daily podcast, “A Jolt of Joy!” on the Charisma Podcast Network. She is a devotional writer for YouVersion with 9 devotionals in current circulation and is among their most popular authors. Carol also writes a weekly blog, “A Cup of Tea with Carol” that has been named in the Top 50 Faith Blogs for Women. Carol is also a writer for Ministry Today and Charisma magazine. Carol was the first Women’s Chaplain at Oral Roberts University and currently serves on the university’s Alumni Board of Directors as Chaplain. Currently Carol is President and CEO of Just Joy! Ministries. Carol has been married to her college sweetheart, Craig, for nearly 40 years and is the mother of 5 children in heaven and 5 children on earth. Graduates of Oral Roberts University, Craig and Carol make their home outside of Buffalo, NY, where Craig pastors a growing church. They are now enjoying being “Marmee” and “Pa” to their 7 delicious grandchildren ... whom Carol refers to as The 7 Wonders of the World!