It all began when Leslee stalked Paige in a parking lot…
More than 10 years ago, Leslee heard Paige speak at a MOPS meeting at Grace Family Church in Tampa, Florida. During the meeting, Paige mentioned she liked to “collect new friends.” Leslee, who was new in town, really needed a friend. So, like any normal person would do, she stalked Paige in the parking after the meeting, marched up to her minivan and asked if she would collect her as a new friend. Unfazed, Paige said yes and well…the rest is what you see here.
That stalking moment soon led to pool playdates with their kids, doing Bible study together and discovering they shared a love of speaking and teaching women about the joy they’ve found in knowing Jesus. Eventually they both came on staff at Grace Family Church, where they worked together on the women’s ministry team teaching, coaching and helping to plan and host the annual Beautiful Women’s Conference.
Life eventually moved them both away from Tampa, but their friendship stayed the course. They continue to be an encouragement to each other through the highs and lows of raising families, marriage and ministry.
Through the Page of Our Lives podcast, they share their lives, and the lives of interesting guests, with their listeners.
Paige and her husband, Clay, live in Seneca, South Carolina with their four kids, Cade, 16, Claire, 15, Caris, 10 and Corrie, 8. When she’s not homeschooling her kids, you can find Paige speaking a women’s events and leading bible studies. She is also a proud advocate for organ donation and loves to share the story of God’s miracle through a liver transplant for her youngest daughter, Corrie, at the age of 4. Read more about Paige at paigeeavenson.com or follow her on Instagram @paigeeavenson.
Leslee and her husband, Jon, live in Frisco, Texas with their two sons, Rinner, 15 and Camden, 13. After more than a decade leading communications for several Fortune 100 companies, Leslee said goodbye to corporate America to be a stay-at-home mom and serve in the local church. She loves seeing women embrace their God-given identity and in turn, change the world. Currently Leslee spends her time as a speaker and is working on her first book. Read more about Leslee at lesleestewart.com or follow her on Instagram @lesleeystewart.