Meet Mary

Mary Yerkes is an award-winning author, speaker, spiritual companion, and certified professional life coach who specializes in writing for the inspirational and general markets. She has a special interest in spiritual formation but also writes frequently on Christian living, women’s issues, teen issues, chronic illness, coaching, soul-care, and leadership.

Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 1997, Mary writes a monthly chronic illness column for the National Association of Baby Boomer Women. She is passionate about helping the chronically ill live life to the full, despite their physical and emotional limitations.

You can also find Mary’s work in popular print and online magazines, including Focus on the Family’s flagship website,, Discipleship Journal, Christian Coaching Magazine, SAVED: A Multicultural Christian Magazine, The Journal of Biblical Counseling, On Mission Magazine, The Quiet Hour,, Credo, and Barefoot Ministries, to name a few. Her bylined and ghostwritten articles have also appeared in Associations Now, The Journal of the American Dietetic Association, PayTech, Bank Systems & Technology, Community Banker Magazine, and more.

Mary has contributed to two books, A Cup of Comfort Devotional for Women and Angel Dogs:Divine Messengers of Love. Her story, An Angel in the Night — the true story about a collie named Zeke who saved an infant’s life — won first place in the Angel Dog Awards.

Mary lives with her husband Paul live in Northern Virginia. She enjoys hiking, reading, traveling, and good coffee. Mary and Paul have one son Ricky who lives in Philadelphia with his wife Diana.

Contact Mary today to discuss your writing and speaking needs.