THE ADVENTURE MOM ~ WriterMom since 1999
“If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.” ― Martin Luther
Faith & Culture and Family & Community Writer ~ Journalist. Speaker. Educator. Photographer. Conference Director. Editor. Connector. Mentor. Advocate. Adventurer. Real-Life WriterMOM
“I stitch together stories”– Cornelia Becker Seigneur
Freelance Journalist, speaker, photographer and writermom author Cornelia Becker Seigneur is the mother of five amazing children between the ages of 10 and 23, including identical twin boys, age 16. Her oldest two children are married! She is the author of two books: WriterMom Tales (2010) and Images of America: WEST LINN (2009).
Cornelia is an educator, visionary, connector, and has been an adjunct professor, faculty advisor for a college student publication, and a substitute teacher. She is also an event planner, connector, gatherer, fifth grade Sunday School teacher and the Founding Director of the Faith & Culture Writers Conference. FAITH & CULTURE WRITERS Website
She blogs for The Huffington Post Parents and Religion sites, and has been a regular contributor to The Oregonian newspaper since 1996, specializing in Faith & Culture, Family & Community stories. Cornelia wrote the family column, “Real-Life Mom,” for The Oregonian from 2005 to 2008 and before that she penned the “WriterMom” and “On the Home Front” family columns for the West Linn Tidings from 1999 to 2005. In addition, Cornelia’s work has appeared in Christianity Today and Cultural Encounters: A Journal for the Theology of Culture, among other publications.
Cornelia enjoys volunteering in her children’s schools as well as at church, where she teaches fifth grade Sunday School and serves as the Youth Connector. She is also a Mentoring Mom for Hearts at Home and a heads a Writers Connection at churh.
She loves going on adventures with her children and appreciating the extraordinary in the ordinary. She has a heart for refugees, missions, and youth who feel like outsiders. She enjoys the outdoors, enjoying hiking, traveling, camping, power walking and bicycle riding. She has completed eight marathons since 2001, including six Portland Marathons. Cornelia was born in Germany and travels overseas as often as possible to visit her amazing daughter (and her husband) who are students at the University in Mainz in Germany.