Angela Jo grew up on a farm in a very small town called Auburn in southern New Jersey! The town was so small that it didn’t have its own zipcode! She grew up as the youngest of 4 siblings and attended Catholic school for 12 years. She learned such great values from her family, church, schooling as well as working on the farm which gave her a strong foundation of faith and work ethics. She married right after high school and was blessed with 3 amazing sons. They are and always will be the reason her heart smiles so brightly. They are all now married and she is blessed to be Nonna to two amazing grandbabies, Charlie & Elia.
Throughout the years her sons were growing up, she worked in the Direct Sales industry so she could stay home and raise them and share in their activities. She was also involved in her church in small group faith-sharing. She knew of the power that God has in our lives but never truly knew His impact until she personally experienced what she calls “her mini miracle”.
In mid-December of 1992, she recalls having a strange reoccurrence of twitching in her left eye. As the day progressed, she noticed the right side of her face was drooping. Later that day she was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy. Over the next 3 weeks, even with therapy, her face continued to get worse and she knew if her eye became too dry, she would potentially lose it.
Her pastor, who was very instrumental in her spiritual journey, suggested an anointing of her face with oil. After a few weeks of apprehension, she finally agreed to the anointing. Angela Jo will always remember that night. She and a few friends sat on the floor in front of the altar at their church and the priest anointed her eye, cheek and mouth with oil and the others did the same. They prayed over her as she wept with an overwhelming sense of love and healing. The next morning, the Bell’s Palsy was gone! Her face had returned to normal! It was at that moment when her true spiritual journey began!
Angela Jo always had an awareness deep inside that she was born to be an encourager. She loves to inspire people to tap into their God-given talents and become all that He has created them to be. While working passionately in the direct sales industry for over 33 years, Angela Jo entertains, educates, and empowers others with her creative skits and programs. Her passion is creating awareness that all things are possible for those who believe!
The next chapter of her journey is just launching! The platform of her message is launched by a powerful, simple and beautiful little book titled “Your ‘I AM’ Wake Up Call: Connecting to the Divine Spirit Within released in mid June of 2013. A portion of the profits go toward creating awareness and stopping the horror of human trafficking in the world.
Your “I AM” Wake Up Call is a 31-day devotional that inspires readers to tap into their God-given qualities alive in their Spirit. Each day Angela Jo Manieri provides the reader with a simple, yet profound reflection including an “I AM” statement, supported with a bible verse, relevant quote and a photograph from her personal journey. The author poses the question, ‘Who am I’ and encourages readers to connect to the Divine Spirit found within. Upon completion of the 31-days, the reader will feel refreshed, energized and ready to shine their light into the world!
Speaking engagements are now being offered to organizations, women’s groups, non-profits and more to inspire people to know that they have everything they need to succeed within their very reach.