Jen Hatmaker

Memoir, Podcast, Spirituality

Jen Hatmaker is a Christian author, speaker, and blogger. She has written 12 books, including For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards, and most recently, Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight out of This Wild and Glorious Life. Hatmaker speaks nationally to varied audiences including women’s events, parenting and adoption conferences, church leadership, justice organizations, university forums, and writing workshops. Additionally, Hatmaker has a popular podcast titled For the Love in which she and guests discuss topics such as authenticity, parenthood, and friendship.

Hatmaker lives in Austin, Texas, with her family in a farmhouse they overhauled as stars of the HGTV series My Big Family Renovation. Now, with husband, Brandon, Hatmaker serves as part of the team that leads Austin New Church.

A Letter to My 2011 Adopting Self | blog post | USA Today
What Obligation Do White Christian Women Have to Speak out about Politics? | interview | The Atlantic
The Year of Jen Hatmaker | profile | Texas Monthly
Jen Hatmaker Talks Faith, Family, and the Church’s Battles | interview | Time

Festival Years: 2018