Mary J. Nelson
Mary J. Nelson is an author, speaker, and Associate Pastor of Prayer and Freedom Ministries at Hosanna! Church, a church of 7000 members in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. She has a passion for helping people encounter God and His goodness in the midst of trials and be empowered and set free to live out their destiny. She emerged from a breast cancer diagnosis in 1999 eager to share how God restored and transformed her life. Her deepest desire is to give away what she has freely received.
Mary is the author of Grace for Each Hour: Through the Breast Cancer Journey (Bethany House 2005), Hope for Tough Times (Revell, 2009), and Peace for Each Hour (Comfort Publishing 2013). Her books inspire those suffering and recovering from cancer, broken relationships, unemployment, financial failure, or devastating loss by helping them draw close to the heart of God. She founded and leads the Pray for the Cure cancer healing and discipleship ministry at Hosanna! where she also serves as a leader in the Sozo freedom ministry. She and her husband, Howie, have two adult children and two grandchildren, and have been married for 36 years. www.maryjnelson.com