Donna Oswalt

Donna Oswalt, Co-Founder of Mangrove Ministries, has authored poetry, prayers, and essays, many of which she has published on her inspirational blog Breathing Room for My Soul.

You can follow Donna on Twitter @soulchat.

A Christian since a young age, she has held a variety of leadership positions including youth and adult Sunday School teacher, discipleship training, and teacher of women’s Bible studies.

A 1977 graduate of the University of Mississippi, Donna practiced Physical Therapy for nearly 25 years before beginning this ministry.

Donna, a Christian blogger, writer and teacher, published her first book in 2009, Kindled Soul, Holy Fire, which is a daily Lenten devotional for the Easter season.

Currently Donna currently serves on the Women’s Ministry team as Coordinator of Bible studies for Snyder’s Women of Purpose (women’s ministry of Snyder Memorial Baptist Church), blogs at Breathing Room For My Soul, and continues to work on creating Bible studies to use in women’s faith-based, community groups. Her writings are designed to strengthen and nourish the Christian faith of women. She continues to use her leadership and teaching skills for Bible studies, lectures and retreats.

Donna volunteers at the church office one day a week and contributes a monthly devotional to Take it With You, and is a substitute Sunday School teacher.

Active in her community and church, when living in Augusta, Donna served on the Adaptive Programing Committee at the Wilson YMCA which helps to raise awareness and coordinate actvities for special needs populations. She also participated in the Women’s Mentoring program and was on the Prayer Team for Women’s Ministries at her church, Trinity on the Hill UMC, as well as serving as a substitute Sunday School and Women’s Bible Study teacher.

In previous years during Lent, her daily devotions, Preparing for Easter, were published on the WAFJ Christian radio website in North Augusta, SC. Recently relocating back to North Carolina, Donna is reunited with her former church, Snyder Memorial Baptist Church.  She now lives closer to her two grown daughters, Jennifer, who is married to Kevin White, and Allison.