Mady Bartel


How would you describe your role with Sonlife?

I am the Administrative Assistant for Sonlife Headquarters. My job is to fulfill orders for the Sonlife store, help organize trainings, seminars, and events, and honestly, a whole lot of random tasks we come up with. I love it!

What do you enjoy about the ministry you do with Sonlife?

Pretty much everything! I love the people that I have the opportunity to meet through Sonlife. I love our team and the natural mentorship that comes with working alongside Josh and Katie Yates in our offices. But, I think the part I enjoy most is the way that it has challenged me to go deeper with God in my personal faith, as well as in the way that I do youth ministry at my own church.

What are the values that drive you?

My love for Jesus and for the relationships he continues to bless me with. God gave me a heart for for hospitality and creating that in whatever season or space I'm in.

What are your hobbies, favorite family activities or interesting fun facts?

I am all about your stereotypical grandma activities: baking, gardening, and knitting. I also love being with my community and going on adventures to the beach, finding the next best camping spot, or going to The Enchanted Forest (a super old and, honestly, pretty creepy, amusement park in Oregon).

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Books?

  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Nancy Drew
  • True Crime Podcasts