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Ann Makena is a wife and a mother. She is the author of books including, “Become Whole, Unbreakable and Unstoppable” and “Knowing and Yielding to The Voice That Counts” She is a co-author of “Miracles Still Happen, IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE-EXPLAIN ME” with her son Nate (who was not expected to survive at birth and has endured major medical complications). Her daughter Sally who was born 2 lbs is healthy, thriving academically, enjoys poetry, and music among other things. Ann has raised her child with severe medical conditions and she has found great success. She is also a great advocate for strong, healthy, and happy marriages alongside with her husband Steve.

Ann is an independent instructor through community education who instructs on parenting, personal growth, intercultural communications, and other subjects. She is a co-host of a local TV show within Twin Cities metro area. Here are few links: Ann is an ordained pastor and bible teacher. She is the founder of sister charitable organizations in U.S. and in Kenya providing home and advocating for orphaned and abandoned children, ministering to single mothers, victims and survivors of domestic violence, oppressed girls, and women among other ministries. To learn more visit

Ann previously served as a full-time hospice chaplain for 10 years. Her experience includes spiritual and emotional support for patients and their families, officiating funerals, and other services. She also volunteered for a Christian counselling crisis center once a week for 4 years.

Ann has a M.A in Ministry leadership, M.A in Theological studies, B.S. in Psychology-Counseling, and B.A. in Divinity. She also went through C.P.E. (Clinical Pastoral Education).

Ann’s favorite scripture is; “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths,” (Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV).


Nate A. Munene is a teenage motivational speaker and the main author of the book, “Miracles Still Happen,” IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE-EXPLAIN ME. Nate has spoken in U.S. and in Kenya inspiring teenager and children in orphanage not to give up. He was 14 years old when He published his first book. He is a junior board member for City’s Heart Cry Ministries, CHCM, a charitable organization. Nate was not expected to survive at birth and has fought hard for his life as he shares in his story. He remains very positive and an example to many. Nate loves Art, Writing and spends his time drawing or writing among other day to day activities with school and family life. He enjoys playing and reading with his younger sister Sally, spending time with family, and friends. He loves traveling to Kenya where he has lots of close family living and home for orphans that he is passionate about. Nate generally, has great love and care for people; and appreciation for life. Here is one link: