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About Us


GET TO KNOW THRIVE MOMS

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About Us


GET TO KNOW THRIVE MOMS

 

WHAT IS THRIVE MOMS? 

Thrive Moms is a ministry for moms to encourage and inspire you to do more than JUST SURVIVE motherhood. We believe God want us to Thrive and walk confidently in who he calls us to be as mothers. We are a ministry seeking to serve, inspire, and empower imperfect moms with the perfect grace of Christ.  We strive to accomplish this through our weekly newsletter: Momentum, Prayer & Support Ministry, local community gatherings, resources and devotional studies, and seasonal online events.

 

OUR CORE VALUES

 
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MEET Our Team


MEET Our Team


THRIVE MOMS LEADERSHIP TEAM 

KARA-KAE JAMES  Executive Director

KARA-KAE JAMES 
Executive Director

ALI PEDERSEN Community Director

ALI PEDERSEN
Community Director

MACKENZIE BYERSDORF Director of Ministries

MACKENZIE BYERSDORF
Director of Ministries

ANDREA WORLEY  Content Director

ANDREA WORLEY 
Content Director


THRIVE MOMS WRITING TEAM

 
ALAINA MAYES Contributing Writer

ALAINA MAYES
Contributing Writer

JULIE SMITH Contributing Writer

JULIE SMITH
Contributing Writer

SARAH RODGERS Contributing Writers

SARAH RODGERS
Contributing Writers

CHRISTINE CHAPPELL Contributing Writer

CHRISTINE CHAPPELL
Contributing Writer

KENDRA ROEHL Contributing Writer

KENDRA ROEHL
Contributing Writer

SHALENE ROBERTS Contributing Writer

SHALENE ROBERTS
Contributing Writer

COURTNEY KIRKLAND Contributing Writer

COURTNEY KIRKLAND
Contributing Writer

KITTY HURDLE Contributing Writer

KITTY HURDLE
Contributing Writer

TAMARRIA DENGA Contributing Writer

TAMARRIA DENGA
Contributing Writer

CRYSTAL STINE Contributing Writer

CRYSTAL STINE
Contributing Writer

MALINDA FULLER Contributing Writer

MALINDA FULLER
Contributing Writer

TORIE BARTEE Contributing Writer

TORIE BARTEE
Contributing Writer

JENNIFER DEWEIL Contributing Writer

JENNIFER DEWEIL
Contributing Writer

SARAH LOWE Contributing Writer

SARAH LOWE
Contributing Writer

 

2017 PHOTOGRAPHY TEAM

All Thrive Moms images are provided by our team of photographers. 

 
CHRISTINE KARN

CHRISTINE KARN

LORI BASKIN

LORI BASKIN

EMILY FOGARTY

EMILY FOGARTY

MEGAN HAVELAAR

MEGAN HAVELAAR

JADE STENGER

JADE STENGER

NICOLE ROFF

NICOLE ROFF

JEN LOGAN

JEN LOGAN

JESSIE PAPIA

JESSIE PAPIA

 

DESIGNERS & ARTISTS

Kristie CollmanLeanna Retterath, Jodie GerlingKendahl Throckmorton and Kara-Kae James

THRIVE LOCAL MENTORS

Misty Sanders, Lauren Crabtree, Marie Mueller, Ashley Mello and Stacy Cunningham

 

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OUR VALUES


OUR VALUES


  • Mothering is a valuable and important calling of God

  • A relationship with Jesus is essential for walking out our calling as moms

  • The Bible is the inspired word of God, and it contains the truth we desperately need to live out our calling as moms.

  • Perfect mothering doesn't exist and isn't attainable. Jesus did perfect on our behalf.

  • No mom should ever have to go it alone. We need to encourage one another daily.

  • It's important for every mom to seek God in knowing the best way to raise her children and serve her family.  His Spirit and His Word holds the best advice and the most sound wisdom.

  • Living in transparency with one another reminds us that we all fall short and are in need of God's grace.

  • Motherhood never gets easier. It changes in seasons, and only gets richer as we learn to be more and more dependent on Jesus.

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Why all of this


JUST FOR MOMS?

Why all of this


JUST FOR MOMS?

We've been pulled on, sat on, and sucked on.  We've wiped snotty noses, and dirty bottoms, and sticky hands.  We've made meals, and beds, and bottles.  We've bandaged, and swaddled, and bathed.  We've lost sleep, and pacifiers, and our minds.  We've carried babies, and groceries, and school bags. We've laughed, and cried, and yelled.  We've kissed cheeks, and rubbed backs, and held little hands.   

As moms, we are called to be broken bread and poured out wine. 
We are called to give a sacrifice of praise in the everyday extraordinary things of life. 

Sometimes it's just so much.  It's so overwhelming that we flip the survival switch. If we're honest, sometimes we just want to make it through the day and maybe even hold it together until bedtime without having a major meltdown of our own.  We often do our best to hide the struggle, hoping that no one will find out we're not perfect moms. 

We truly believe that even on the hardest of days, God doesn't want us to just get by...to just survive.  He truly wants us to Thrive; to experience the fullness and richness of His presence. Does this mean He takes away the hard stuff? Not at all.  Being broken and poured out often hurts or is uncomfortable.  But these acts of loving sacrifice make us more like Christ.  

THRIVE MOMS IS A COMMUNITY OF MOMS WHO ARE STEPPING OUT OF SURVIVAL MODE. 

It's a place to be encouraged by His word, refreshed by His presence, and inspired in our calling.  Thrive is about taking care of each other and making sure that not one single mama feels like she's in this alone.