As we at Spoken Bride look forward to continuing sharing the truth, goodness, and beauty of Catholic marriage we are grateful for each of you, the authentic, faithful women who support and participate in our mission.
With excitement and gratitude, we welcome our newest team members who join us in carrying out this mission in a tangible way. Meet our Pinterest Manager and Editor at Large!
Danielle Rother, Pinterest Manager
I am so excited to be a part of the Spoken Bride team! Around the time of my engagement, in February 2017, I discovered the blog and was instantly captivated by all the stories of other Catholic couples becoming engaged and getting married. As I was preparing for the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony I found it helpful to follow along with others going through the same journey. Over the years, I enjoyed sharing my own stories of my proposal, betrothal, and wedding day with the community. Now, I am honored to be invited to join the team and contribute to this beautiful ministry to an even greater degree.
I currently live in Minnesota, but I will always be Floridian at heart. My sister and I were born and raised the sunshine state. My favorite place to visit in Florida is undoubtedly Walt Disney World, as I am a bit of a Disney fanatic. While living in Tampa, Florida, I attended an all-girls Catholic high school, the Academy of the Holy Names, and was voted “most sincere” by my classmates for senior class notables. In 2013, I graduated from the University of Tampa with a bachelor’s degree in Digital Arts.
Afterwards, I received a fellowship from the University of St. Thomas, in Minnesota, to pursue their Catholic Studies MA program. I graduated with my master’s degree from St. Thomas in 2016, and my husband and I were married the following year.
As a freelance graphic designer, I have created digital content for many Catholic organizations and institutions, including Mary TV, the New Saint Thomas Institute, the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence, Abria Pregnancy Resources, and the Cana Family Institute. I love the Catholic faith and desire to live it out in my own life and to share it with others through my artistic talents! I am very grateful for all of the wonderful opportunities I have had thus far, and I look forward to what is next to come with the Spoken Bride community.
Carissa Pluta, Editor at Large
I first heard about Spoken Bride right after I got married in May 2016. I fell in love with their mission and, since I was a writer, decided to submit a piece on something I had been contemplating through my engagement and newlywed experience. Spoken Bride had just launched and I was among the first guest contributors, so I am incredibly honored to now serve the editorial team as Editor at Large.
I currently live in Birmingham, Alabama my husband, who is a FOCUS missionary, and our daughter. We love reading, hiking, and listening to Paul Simon albums. We dream of raising ducks and children in a home filled with music, literature, prayer, and the scent of freshly baked bread.
I graduated in 2014 from Franciscan University of Steubenville with my Bachelors degree in Writing and Communication Arts, and after working in ministry for several years, I am now a freelance writer and blogger at The Myth Retold. My writing has been featured on Aleteia, Blessed is She, and other online publications, as well as the upcoming summer edition of Radiant Magazine. I have a deep desire to cultivate beauty in everything I do, and am so excited to use my gifts to build up the mission of Spoken Bride.
Read more about Spoken Bride’s team and mission here. Any future hiring announcements will be shared on the blog and our social media.