I serve as the Experience Designer for Wellspring and currently spend my time in the role of Technical Project Manager for the Reaching the Next Generation initiative. This project is focused on increasing the transformational impact of Wellspring through increasing accessibility and reaching the next generation of Battle for Your Heart participants (e.g., adults in their 20s/30s, Battle alumni, new/smaller churches). This looks a lot like talking with Battle alumni about their experiences, analyzing responses, and leading efforts to prototype solutions to increase the Battle’s impact.
I hold a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Georgia (2011) and am a Certified Family Life Educator. Prior to joining Wellspring, I consulted on federally-funded projects as an evaluation and program planning specialist with an emphasis on healthy relationships and family processes that promote resilience. My previous 13 years of experience have focused on the intersections of research and practice through evidence-based programs to enhance families’ well-being, including evaluating programs effectiveness in bettering the lives of couples, parents, youth, and military families.
Over ten years ago I went on my first Battle retreat. I discovered that there is a difference between knowing and experiencing God. Learning the truths of God’s word in light of who He’s designed me to be blew the safe little boundaries of my thinking down. My self-constructed understanding of Christianity felt safe. Yet, the Lord was calling me to lay down my pride, to surrender, and to fully experience His love and it began and continues to revolutionize my marriage and relationships in my domain. I’ve since volunteered in various capacities from editing and proofreading drafts of women’s follow-through curriculum to facilitating at Battle events.
My husband, John, and I have been married for 13+ years and have four amazing little treasures. On most days, you can find our family having a dance party or taking adventuresome road trips as a #tightteam.
If you have any questions about our Reaching the Next Generation initiative or would like to give feedback on your Battle experience, I would love the opportunity to speak with you (firstname.lastname@example.org; 706.372.6879)