Friendship Group Leaders 2016-2017

Kaely Eberspacher


My husband Evan and I have been married 6 years. we have 2 (almost 3)  littles, Eleanor who is 3 and August who is 20 months and one more due in November!  We also have a dog and 4 chickens to keep things (a little more) crazy. Evan works at NMC and I stay home with my babes as well as having a photography business which I love all aspects of!! I adore anything DIY and and have a small (and by small I mean huge) essential oil obsession. This is my 5th year in MOPS and second year as a FGL. I can’t wait to see what God teaches all of us and am so blessed to get to go through life and motherhood with all of you amazing women!!

Lindsay Miller


I’m a stay at home, homeschooling, mommy to 3 adorable littles, Ruby 6, Jude 5, and Jo Rae 3. My husband, Josh, and I married barefoot on a Florida beach 7 years ago.  We then lived in Pennsylvania for 5 years before moving to Lincoln where he is pursuing dual-doctorate degrees in agriculture from UNL. Go Huskers!

We love anything that gets us outdoors! We travel frequently (even if it’s not far) to explore new places and see new things.  This summer we were fortunate to be able to visit 10 National Parks from Maine to North Carolina to Nebraska and a few places in between!
For me MOPS is all about faith, connections, and  knowing we are not alone in this stage of mommy-hood. We moved to NE not knowing a single person and I am blessed to have made an abundant amount of lasting friendships and have grown in my faith through the MOPS program.   I’m excited to see what God has planned as I start my 3rd year in the program and 2nd year as part of the FGL team.
Jamie Watson
I am a Nebraska girl who married a Nebraska boy and we are raising
four precious little people. David, my husband, and I have been
married for nine years and our kiddos are John (6), Elizabeth (4), and
twins, Abigail and Matthew (1 in June). My business loving husband
works at Rentping and I get to be a stay at home momma. We both get to
do what we love and we feel very blessed!! As a family we love to go
on “family adventures” (aka vacations), play golf, host family and
friends, and cheer on our favorite football teams!! Life can get
pretty busy and crazy so I am thankful for MOPS, the friendships that
I have made and the encouragement to be an intentional mommy! This
will be my sixth year in MOPS and I can’t wait to see how God will
bless us this year!
Emily Norman
My husband, Kyle, and I have been married 10 years.  We have two little girls, ages 8 and 18 months.  I was born and raised in Nebraska.  Despite a three year stint in Texas while my husband was working on his doctorate, we decided that Nebraska was where we were being called.  We love Lincoln.  I have recently discovered a love of sewing and a passion for restoring and collecting vintage and antique sewing machines.  This is my first year in leadership.  I look forward to getting to know you all.
Mary Hellwege
I am the blessed mom of two precious children – Elysia “Elly” (2.5) and Ethan (8 months) – and wife of Shawn for 4 years. I am a PhD student in Counseling Psychology on pause to stay home with our kids and a part time Career Counselor. Shawn is a web developer and avid video gamer. I treasure being able to be home with our kids and share in the journey with other moms. This year will be my second in MOPS. I have so enjoyed getting to do life with other moms in MOPS and am looking forward to what God has in store for us this year!
Mysi Girdlestone
I have lived in Nebraska a majority of my life (I have moved 40 times).  My husbands name is Shane.  We have two boys Brayden who is 6 (1st grade) and Braxten who is 4 (second year of Pre-School).  We live in Eagle, NE.  I love our small town and am activity involved as the Editor of the Eagle Newsletter and volunteer with the PTE.  I own a couple of businesses as a Team Beachbody Coach and with eBay.  In my spare time I love to read and watch movies.
Nicole Smith
Heather Hamblin
I’m a small town Western Kansas girl, second oldest of 13 children, who left home at the age of 18 to explore a big wild world, crisscrossing states and international boarders.  My God given talents in sports helped fuel my educational pursuits as I journeyed, and I found myself completing a doctorate in human resources & workforce management with an international emphasis while working with the Arkansas Razorback football team. In the romantic atmosphere of turf and sweat, an injured offensive lineman brought my husband and I together. After enduring 2 years of dating long distance, while I was living in South Korea and he worked for the Buffalo Bills, we flew to the Dominican Republic 6 years ago to elope, emailing our family to say we would see them all after the honeymoon. Three states, 2 dogs & 2 toddlers later we are enjoying life in Lincoln, Nebraska and looking forward to all the blessings yet to come on this amazing adventure of life.