Writing, speaking & working with StrongFamilies has literally been my dream since my Dad started the ministry in 1998, and almost 20 years later, here I am … getting to work with my Dad and help others. I really couldn’t be more thankful.
For me, getting to do this is immensely personal. Even though I grew up with a dad in ministry, I decided as a strong-willed first born to try to figure out life on my own apart from Christ, and my family.
This led me to disaster, and at 20, I found myself trapped in an abusive relationship.
5 years later, the Lord literally and physically rescued me. At that point, I surrendered my life to Christ, and He began the incredible work of healing and restoration in my life and family.
That brings us to today.
I believe that EVERYONE can experience that SAME restoration and healing – no matter what decisions you’ve made, or what life has thrown at you.
Like my Dad, I believe that begins with a personal relationship with Christ, and from there, resources like The Blessing will help you discover the INCREDIBLE person you are – and the UNIQUE purpose only you have here on earth.
I’m beyond excited to get to connect with you, and help you walk through your own personal journey.
Loving others is my heartbeat. And getting to love and do life with my incredible husband, Joey, tops it all. We live in WA with our two amazing German Shorthaired Pointer puppies, Fitz, and Phoenix.
Our Disneyland Adventures! And also as cliche as it sounds - our wedding day. It was SO redemptive for me, and I couldn’t believe how many things God provided that day to make it unforgettable (from a sunny day in WA, to Rudy Parris singing me down the aisle, and all of the friends and family who traveled from far and wide to be there - it was incredible and full of miracles from start to finish).
I love helping nonprofits! And even co-funded a company to help them with fundraising!
The Arizona Cardinals! My husband and I even named our dogs Fitz (after the LEGEND himself Larry Fitzgerald), and Phoenix, because of the location.
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"Kari did an outstanding job speaking, but even better was to hear her “heart”. She will be used greatly in the lives of many."
"Kari, I was truly inspired by your testimony. It brought me comfort and hope for myself and my family. May God continue to inspire people to reach out to God. Thank you again, many blessings."
"Kari, I just wanted to write you a little note to say thank you for coming (twice now!) and sharing your story. I have a very similar story to you, and it’s always encouraging to see someone else come out of life’s hardships and conquer life like you’re doing! Thanks for being an inspiration to our community!"
Kari and Joey met through mutual friends. Joey had been wanting to meet Kari for a while, and Kari was oblivious that the group hang out was really a set-up. Exactly 1 year later, Joey recreated the day that he met Kari when he proposed. Now, years later, they STILL smile this much all the time.BOOK NOW!
There is no greater blessing for me than getting to work with my Dad. Learning from him, and spending time working (and having fun) is a gift. And one that I will treasure for the rest of my life. Thank you all for your support - and helping make that opportunity possible!BOOK NOW!