Hi there!

I’m Amy Riordan.

I am the founder of Walking in Freedom Ministries. My heart for this ministry is to help women walk in freedom as they pursue intimacy with Jesus and embrace who they were created to be. (Click here to learn more about how this ministry started.)

Get to know me

  • I live in Pennsylvania with my husband and two teenagers and can often be found taking pictures outdoors, reading, spending time with friends and family, and camping in the summer.
  • I have personally walked through what I write and speak about and try to be very transparent and open with my story.
  • I first started sharing my story on my blog in 2010 when the Holy Spirit started prompting me to share it. It was so scary at first, but I quickly discovered God’s grace when I followed through with what He wanted me to do. (Read my story.)
  • I am a certified Think Differently coach (2023), an NCCA Licensed Pastoral Counselor (2017), and I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (1999). Basically, I love school and should probably call myself a professional student.
  • I published my book, “Longing for Intimacy: Hope for Women Struggling with Same-Sex Attraction” in 2018, and my second book, “All of You: Hope and Healing for Women Seeking Freedom from Sexual Strongholds” in March 2022.
  • Discovering and embracing who God created me to be has been a huge part of my passion to help other women do the same.
  • I have discovered that there is nothing better than intimacy with Jesus. If this sounds shallow to you or like it belongs on a coffee cup, (I used to think this, as well) I hope you will stick around here for a while.
  • I send out an email newsletter every month where I share encouragement, tools for heart healing, freedom, and building intimacy with Jesus. You can sign up here to receive it.
  • If you want to read the “fun facts about me” section, scroll further down this page. It was an interesting process deciding what to write there…

my beauty for ashes

“To grant those who mourn in Zion,
Giving them a garland instead of ashes,
The oil of gladness instead of mourning,
The cloak of praise instead of a disheartened spirit.
So they will be called oaks of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He

may be glorified.”

Isaiah 61:3 NASB


FUN FACTS about me…


Eek! Spiders!

I love campfires, nature, and
most living things except for
spiders. Many years ago I
woke up to one crawling
across my face, and I have
been afraid of them ever


Gotta love a good laugh!

If I’m tired and laugh too
hard, I start to cry and laugh
at the same time and can’t


Nature is my retreat.

I discovered a love of nature
photography in my 40’s
when I was forced to slow
down when dealing with a
chronic illness. This is still a
hobby I love.


Down for the derby.

When my brother and I were
young, my parents took us to
a demolition derby. To
everyone’s surprise, I’m the
one who ended up loving it. I
have gone almost every year