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sisters and friends.

London Anstine 

Founder of Rooted.Core

Hey y'all! I grew up in Northern California, but I have always had an adventurous spirit that's taken me all over to see God's goodness across the globe. Nothing makes me happier than bringing people into my home and making friends a homemade meal. That's because I've always loved creating community and bringing together like-minded women to link arms and live authentically - to laugh, cry and encourage one another as we pursue Jesus together. I've spent most of my adult life in ministry, discipling college athletes. I also work as a wedding photographer, and I love capturing sweet moments and helping people see the beautiful way that God has made them as they are. I've lived all across the country, but I just moved back to Southern California. I love to catch a wave - physically surfing in the ocean but also metaphorically jumping into whatever adventure the Lord calls me to. I've experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows and Jesus is ALWAYS the only consistent satisfaction and joy of my soul. I'm living to make Him known and share the ways He continues to blow me away with his goodness. Welcome!

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Amanda Rooker

Writer, Speaker and Editor for Rooted.Core

Hi friends! My name's Amanda Rooker. I'm a Socal girl that the Lord's brought to the Midwest. Although I miss the endless California sunshine, I'm loving the unexpected, fruitful journey that the Lord currently has me on as a political reporter in Des Moines, Iowa. As a little girl, the Lord placed a passion in my heart for academia, politics and journalism. That initially brought me to Northwestern University and, as I've gotten older, it's been so sweet to watch God meld those passions together into a calling to political reporting. By His grace and goodness alone, He's placed dreams on my heart to dive into an often polarized and messy world of politics - bringing His light and love to a dark and broken world. On the weekends you can catch me nerding out over Iowa politics, shopping for more blazers, heels and dresses (you can never have too much business casual right?!) and snuggling up with my sweet cat Eloise. The Lord has been so faithful in reminding me that through every hill and every valley, through every season of life, He is with me. In His presence alone, there is fullness of joy! Welcome, I'm so glad you're here! 

Cassie Giacone

Writer for Rooted.Core

Hey I am Cass! I am a wife to my God fearing husband John and momma to two sweet children Journey and Malachi with one more little blessing on the way! I am currently living in Southern California but growing up in Georgia is what gave me my southern hospitality. I moved to California almost 10 years ago with adventure in my heart. God has blown me away by His faithfulness over and over again through challenging times. I enjoy being in nature and seeing Gods beauty. I love being with those closest to me and encouraging them to be all that God has created them to be. You can catch me chatting with other moms at the park or gathering people in my home. I have a passion for Gods word and want other women to know the depth of His love for them. I am glad you are here. Welcome!

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