Meet Our Coaches

Greg & Julie Gorman

Greg & Julie Gorman

Greg and Julie are the founders of Married for a Purpose and the Executive Directors of Restore Family. They are passionate to empower couples to live the marriage God intended by providing them with the pathways they discovered that changed their life.

You see, Greg and Julie always loved one another passionately, but they fought just as passionately. The first few years of marriage, they fought, EVERY SINGLE day! They were two Christians who loved God and one another, but could hardly stand sharing the same room. They longed for greater connection but felt powerless to experience it.

Until one night, one fight, changed everything.

Chris & Tina Ruediger

Chris & Tina Ruediger

Tina and her husband, a military service member of 26 years, have weathered many storms together. As they navigated the unique challenges posed by military life and an 8 Year follow on career in Law Enforcement., they discovered a passion for strengthening relationships and empowering couples to thrive. Combining their extensive experience and training, the Ruedigers are SYMBIS (Save Your Marriage Before It Starts) certified and certified Married for a Purpose Reboot facilitators, working to inspire and equip individuals and couples to live intentionally and purposefully. Through their popular podcast “Sheepdog-Marriage,” they encourage listeners to prioritize their relationships and build strong foundations, drawing on their own personal journey and the abundant grace and provision of God. With a heart for service and a dedication to their own marriage, the Ruedigers are making a powerful impact in the lives of those who serve and beyond.–

Joseph & Megan Herren

Joseph & Megan Herren

Joseph and Megan Herren have had a passion for marriage for almost 20 years! In fact, the flame was ignited before they were even married! In 2020, they felt a tug from the Holy Spirit to take a giant leap forward! Through a series of God moments, they connected with authors Greg and Julie Gorman, founders of Married for a Purpose. The connection can only be attributed to God and, as only God can arrange, they were trained by Greg and Julie themselves in order to become certified marriage coaches!

Today, Joseph and Megan continue discipling engaged couples and especially enjoy teaching them about God’s intent for marriage while allowing the presence of the Holy Spirit into their sessions.

Grant & Stephanie Gardner

Grant & Stephanie Gardner

What if the purpose of your marriage is bigger than you think?

Grant and Stephanie Gardner have been married for over 35 years. They have 2 children and 3 grandchildren. Together they are passionate about empowering marriages to discover their purpose and maximize their vision. Grant and Stephanie are here to help your marriage thrive.

Grant and Stephanie specialize in working with Empty Nesters and and empowering family leaders to maximize their vision and purpose.

They love facilitating the REBOOT RETREAT because they firmly believe, even if your marriage is strong you will leave the retreat with a greater sense of direction and purpose for every area of your life.

Brad & Lisa Valencia

Brad & Lisa Valencia

We dive into helping couples navigate through the messy parts of marriage. We have walked through betrayal in our own marriage, and are passionate about helping others walk our reconciliation in their lives. We also love instilling hope in marriages towards what can be, versus getting stuck in what has been.

Brad and Lisa Valencia have been married for 22 years and have been involved in ministry for some time, including founding their own ministry that invests in seeing couples thrive after the worst of times. They are also hosts of the Unrelenting Pursuit Podcast, in addition to raising their three kids.

Their ministry website is: www.unrelentingpursuit.org

Arnold & Elizabeth Clamon

Arnold & Elizabeth Clamon

Interest: Our coaching interest are pre-marital, reboots, military, and couples with chronic pain or chronic illness. We would also be interested in any speaking and workshop opportunities promoting Married for a Purpose
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Arnold and Elizabeth Clamon have been married for 37 years and are currently living in their RV traveling, speaking, teaching, and coaching. They have three grown children and six beautiful grandchildren. Arnold is a retired Lt. Colonel with 33 years in the Air Force. He currently speaks on leadership, and is working on his first book. In addition to having a doctorate degree in Naturopathic medicine, Elizabeth is an award winning speaker, multiple #1 International bestselling author, and serial entrepreneur.

Chris & Jamie Bailey

Chris & Jamie Bailey

Interest: We love working with couples stuck in mediocrity and those that are hurting and in need of hope. We don’t mind helping last ditch effort couples either.

Chris and Jamie Bailey are Professional Christian Counselors and Marriage Coaches. Together, they run Expedition Marriage, a marriage ministry helping couples thrive in Jesus. They are also weekly hosts of the Expedition Marriage Podcast. They’ve been married for 27 years and have three adult daughters and three grandchildren. They share a passion for helping healthy couples continue to thrive and helping hurting couples find the fullness in Christ they were meant to have.

Tim & Julie Enders

Tim & Julie Enders

Interested in: couples ages 50 and older who desire to discover what the next phase of their marriage looks like.

Tim and Julie Enders love to provide a life-transforming message of hope and change for businesses and life. They buy, sell, and renovate homes while owning and operating Xtreme Marketing Group, Inc. Tim, with his vast real estate and construction experience in home building and restoration is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Colorado and has a degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University in Organizational Management. As a former business administrator for a church in Florida, Tim has successfully been able to lead and direct a support staff of over ten and manage a budget of over 2 million. His excellent communication skills and passion for others has allowed him to see great growth in all his endeavors. Julie works right alongside Tim in their real estate ventures staging homes and managing the financial side of Extreme Marketing Group, Inc. She holds a teaching degree from Western Michigan University in special education and has enjoyed worked in several settings with children from public and private schools to church nurseries, Sunday School classes, youth groups, and small groups for teen girls. As executive and highly successful entrepreneurs, investors, teachers, and trainers, Tim and Julie share their passion for serving God together by leading Next Phase Marriage Ministry which they began in 2013. Birthed out of a need for community, connection and strength for their own marriage, Next Phase Marriage Ministry invites couples to experience a vibrant marriage community with other couples who desire to pursue purpose, passion, and play in their “next phase” of life. Delivered with quick wit and humor, their life changing testimony of God’s supernatural and abundant favor in their lives is an inspiration and encouragement to all. Their desire is to see families and marriages strengthened by leaving a lasting legacy of what a successful marriage looks life for the next generation to come. Using the gifts and talents God has blessed them with, Tim and Julie’s ultimate goal is to passionately influence individuals, organizations, businesses, and couples to grow and make a positive impact in the kingdom of God. They give God all the glory for what he has done and will continue to do in their lives.

Dana & Barbara Worth

Dana & Barbara Worth

Forty-two years ago, we made a covenant with one another and with the Father, not a contract but a covenant.  Did you know there is a difference?   Divorce would never be an option.  As we began our life’s journey together, we knew we needed to surround ourselves with others who were in the same season of life we were in as well as those who had more marriage experience.  We chose to take part in marriage retreats, conferences, and Sunday School Classes that gave us tools and friendships that supported our marriage.

About three years ago we attended a Marriage for a Purpose conference here at Genesis that totally turned our prospective upside down on how we looked at our marriage.  We had never considered looking at our marriage from a ‘purpose focused” point of view.  Every other marriage program focused on the problems and how to overcome them rather than the commonalities we shared in trying to make our marriage work.

I’m not saying that we didn’t have bumps in the road, far from it, however we have learned not to focus on the bumps but rather to focus on the things that we agree on in our marriage.  How do we come into alignment with each another and with the Father’s plans for us as a couple?   What about our marriage are we in agreement with?  We know it doesn’t do any good to say “if only” but wow “if only” we had this prospective earlier in our marriage.

I remember those years when Dana got up everyday and went to work and came home and needed some attention.  I had been home all day corralling kids and working to keep the home running smoothly and didn’t have anything left to give at the end of the day.  Or when our kids left for college and suddenly, as a mother I am no longer needed and as a wife I started looking to my husband to meet my needs.  Because he was caught up in his work life, his world had not turned upside down like mine.  Now we as a couple, needed to figure out a whole new rhythm to our life together.  Those were a couple of tough seasons for sure.  However, because we had chosen from the beginning to make our marriage a priority and had built our marriage on the Rock (Jesus), when we hit those hard times, we didn’t give up because we were standing on the Rock.

Now we have new tools from the Father to move forward into greater things. He has given us a process to share with other couples.  As certified Married for A Purpose coaches we are passionate about empowering married couples in discovering their purpose and life vision, especially young couples with busy families as well as those in the empty nest season.

We currently live 45 minutes north of Dallas in Melissa, TX.   We enjoy spending time with our children and grandchildren as well as working in our real estate business.

Barbara & Dana Worth

James & Lisa Duvall

James & Lisa Duvall

Pastors James & Lisa Duvall have led in the local church for 29 years. Married for 29 years, they’ve spent the last 25 serving in West Palm Beach, Florida. They have two adult children and a teenage daughter. They love helping all couples increase positive momentum and hold a unique understanding for couples who serve together in vocational ministry.

Todd & Jacqi Barker

Todd & Jacqi Barker

Todd and Jacqi Barker have invested more than 25 years into their relationship, overcoming many challenges along the way to partner in their marriage, family, creative businesses, and ministry. They met in church as single parents after both had recovered from abusive prior marriages. Their family includes a total of four children and two grandchildren. Todd and Jacqi have learned the value of effective communication and resilient faith to keep their relationship dynamic and encouraging.

From their professional and educational backgrounds across 3 decades, the couple has launched a new focus on improving communication, teamwork, and vision through Adrian Leadership. Jacqi holds a Bachelor of Science (University of North Georgia valedictorian at the age of 35) and Master of Science (Walden University) in Education and offers expertise in hospitality, servant leadership, and administration. Todd has a Bachelor of Arts in English from University of North Carolina, Master of Natural Resources from Oregon State, and Master of Arts in Communications from Southern New Hampshire University. Together, they have built a successful professional services consulting firm over the past 11 years and other creative endeavors from their home in north metro Atlanta and historic guest farmhouse in the north Georgia mountains. After more than 30 years in professional services, Todd is applying his communications and teamwork experience into leadership consulting, speaking, writing, and mentoring. They also partner on community outreach and service projects, ministry, and hobbies.

As coaches, Todd and Jacqi apply their complementary skills and gifts to help married couples overcome challenges, banish boredom, and support each other’s personality and communication styles. Every part of their journey together has relied on God’s protection and provision, and they offer creative approaches to help other couples find their faith-filled marriage journey as well.

Joan & Brent Hoffpauir

Joan & Brent Hoffpauir

Brent and Joan have survived each other, two sons, serious illness, and a few dogs. To their utter surprise, they found that they thrived. Almost thirty years on, Brent and Joan believe that in the stuff of life…sitting white knuckled in doctors’ offices, emergency rooms, eyes meeting with worry over sick children, eyes meeting in exasperation over those same children, balancing work schedules scheduling and finances, the joy of walking to a seat a wedding, seeing the children soar, tasting the empty nest…. Purpose is lived out. From experience, they believe that when the love wears thin and when disappointment fills the horizon, Joy is waiting to be rediscovered. Today, Brent and Joan are located in South Florida, and enjoy each other, two adult sons, a kind and patient daughter-in-law, Ella (the latest in the string of Joan’s dogs) and Pip, the neighborhood cat. They are avid readers, love to travel, and are always ready for a new adventure.

David & Joy Parkman

David & Joy Parkman

Located in Missouri, David and Joy are legacy builders teaching couples to lean into adversity and live victoriously through leveraging their strengths and tooling up their weaknesses. It all began 26 years ago when God called them to glorify Him through blending their family and raising their children to view marriage differently. Believing that marriage is their greatest witnessing tool, they became a licensed counselor and RTT therapist to create the non-profit More Than Conquer Transformation Center.

The Parkman’s specialize in helping couples navigate all stages of marriage to become one
other’s safe, soft place to land through their curriculum The Art of Becoming One. From
premarital, crisis, remarriage, and weekend reboot intensives, David and Joy are passionate
about marriage, discipleship and transformation.

Scott & Donna Apperson

Scott & Donna Apperson

 

Scott and Donna Apperson have been married for 23 years and have 2 adult daughters. We live in the suburbs of New Orleans, Louisiana. With a background in healthcare, they both understand the demands of balancing family, work & fun.

 

As a couple God has redeemed many areas of their lives including addiction, effects of divorce and many parenting challenges as a blended family. They have a passion to see marriages and families discover their purpose and understand their value.

Joe & Sandy Sims

Joe & Sandy Sims

A healthy church or ministry starts with healthy leaders. We believe that a change in outlook will change your outcome and would love to help you discover what that change is.

Joe and Sandy Sims have been married over 40 years. They have 3 grown, married daughters and 12 grandchildren.

Since the beginning of their marriage they have been committed to the local church, ministering, leading and serving in any capacity. Since 1996 they have been serving at New Horizon Church in Fife, Washington. Much of their time is spent with ministry leaders and coaching people in finances.

As ordained ministers and having seen first hand the enemy’s attack on ministry families, Joe and Sandy are passionate about seeing those in full-time ministry having strong marriages. Our goal is to help you focus on your purpose and be armed with action steps and continuing support.

We believe that transformed leaders will result in transformed ministry.

Andrea Tibbitts

Andrea Tibbitts

Andrea is a Counsellor and an internationally Certified Couple Therapist, located in England. She is also a Christian Love and Life Breakthrough Coach. Andrea is driven by a passion to raise up God’s gold standard of love and abolish abuse. She is the founder of True Love Central, the Christian Centre for Love Excellence. As such she has been privileged to serve hundreds of couples on their journey, and by God’s Spirit lead them from distress to success.

Neil and Peggy McDaniel

Neil and Peggy McDaniel

Neil and Peggy know what it is to live before and after the Married For A Purpose reboot process and principles. Before our reboot we were trying hard, going to marriage conferences and coming home feeling beat up and overwhelmed. After our reboot we now have a track to run on. We know what to say yes to and what to delete from our lives. We’d love to share the Married For A Purpose reboot with any couple who feels like they are giving their marriage effort but coming up short.

We’ve been married 38 years, raised 5 kids (educating them at home), worked in the agriculture industry, live in northeast Colorado and look forward to meeting you.

Brian and Linda Seitz

Brian and Linda Seitz

Brian and Linda Seitz have spent over a decade  as Christian Lay Counselors and as leaders in Marriage Ministries.  They continually find ways to help marriages as they pull from situations within their own 30+ year marriage. Raising three kids that they’ve seen off to college, off to the military and off to marriage has been their true joy!

Through the years, they’ve witnessed God work in the craziest of times.  They believe that all of their stories are meant to be shared in order to help others gain hope in their own circumstances.

Their ministry website is: www.peaksandvalleys.

Sean & Trina Rodgers

Sean & Trina Rodgers

Committed to a marriage birthed through ministry, Sean and Trina Rodgers, are a powerful force to be reckoned with and have been coaching pre-marital and married couples for over a decade. The Rodgers are adamant that their marriage serves a purpose much bigger than them.  They are passionate about marriage and believe in telling couples the unfiltered truth about what it will take to endure the ups and downs. They know all too well that the vows, better and worse, do come and have been able to successfully navigate the latter. 

The Rodgers do life together, professionally, spiritually and socially, as they steward a blended family of three adult children. Sean is jovial, loves to serve people, and models a do what it takes attitude. Trina, on the other hand, has a much more reserved disposition. She loves to strategize and believes in process and practicality.  Sean embraces his calling to minister to men about manhood and the destruction that pride can cause in marriage, while Trina enjoys ministering to women about the power of prayer and the danger of unmet expectations.

Together, the Rodgers share an inspirational and effective coaching style through their marital ministry, Steadfast Love.  Their compassion, trustworthiness, and fun-loving nature allows them to connect with everyone.  They love helping couples uncover matters of the heart in order to recover and restore their marriage. Serving as certified coaches, Sean and Trina understand that it is necessary to arm couples with principles and strategies to build a strong foundation and purposeful marriage.

Christopher and Sonya Milu

Christopher and Sonya Milu

Christopher and Sonya have been on their marriage adventure for over 18 years and have served in the marriage ministry for almost 10 years. They know how challenging navigating through the demands of marriage can be and strive to find a healthy balance between homeschooling their teenage son, running a business, and making time to invest in their marriage.

Together, Christopher and Sonya have walked through the trenches of marriage reconciliation and are excited and honored to help lead couples through their own sacred journey. They are passionate to help educate, empower, and enrich couples by inspiring hope, grace, and forgiveness through the love of Jesus.

They are excited to mentor entrepreneurial couples to help them navigate and thrive in spite of the high demands of running their own businesses and also mentor and encourage homeschooling couples who may feel overwhelmed and weary. They are here to help you create a biblical and powerful legacy for your family. When you restore a marriage you restore generations to follow!

If you are ready to invest and commit to transforming your marriage, creating goals and dreams you thought were lost, and discovering breakthroughs that can heal and restore your marriage, the Marriage Reboot is your blueprint to move forward. They would be so honored to help you cultivate your own legacy!

Melissa Miller

Melissa Miller

Melissa Miller is a family girl living on the Florida coast. She is a Content Writer, Podcast Producer, the author of Restful Anticipation, and a John Maxwell Certified Coach. Melissa grew her family from three to five kids by adopting a sibling set from foster care, and she loves helping women prioritize what matters most. She enjoys beach days, books, and pickleball.

Mike and Michelle Guercio

Mike and Michelle Guercio

Mike and Michelle Guercio have been married for 11 years. This is a second marriage for both, and both bring children from a previous marriage. Mike has been a firefighter/paramedic for 22 years, as well as a nurse for 10. Michelle was a teacher for 20 years. Through many struggles with kids, schedules, finances and just life, their marriage has grown stronger over the years. Through effective communication, intimacy, and grace, they have found that even in their 50’s, they have a more fulfilling marriage than ever before. Their experience of raising children together and living in the first responder world has presented unique challenges and opportunities for growth. Now, as empty nesters, they are helping couples who face the same challenges. They specialize in first responder marriages, blended families, health, intimacy, and how mental illness can affect the day to day. Their desire is to help other couples, whether they are first responders or not, in finding their purpose and living out a fulfilling marriage. There is hope no matter what the circumstances. They know what it’s like to walk through the “fires” of marriage. Mike and Michelle are known for their popular podcast “Marriage Through Fire”.

Norvel and Hayley Williams

Norvel and Hayley Williams

 

Norvel and Hayley Williams are highly sought-after marriage coaches in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, with a particular passion for assisting remarried couples. Drawing on their extensive expertise and compassionate approach, they are dedicated to helping couples navigate the unique challenges and dynamics that come with blending families and starting anew. With their specialized knowledge and experience, Norvel and Hayley provide remarried couples with invaluable guidance and support, empowering them to create harmonious and fulfilling relationships. Their commitment to the success and happiness of remarried couples sets them apart as trusted experts in the field, making them the go-to resource for those seeking to build strong and lasting bonds in their remarriages.

 

Hayley Williams
Be The Change
Empower. Inspire. Transform
(757) 715 2436

Tim & Janie Tessitore

Tim & Janie Tessitore

Tim and Janie Tessitore live in the north Georgia mountains and have been married over 23 years. They have 3 young adult sons, two serving in the US Army and one in college. They have both retired from their carrers. Tim is a retired law enforcement officer and Janie is a retired CPA.

With 3 kids, demanding jobs and running an online secondary business. they have lived the busy life and personally know that a marriage cannot be sustained if the marriage is not built upon God’s principles.

When their marriage was in trouble, they ran to Jesus and started attending church. God helped them build a new biblical foundation for their marriage and has used their marriage as an instrument of sanctification. They have endured many trials, tsting and pruning. They praiised God for saving their marriage and are passionate about leading others to marriage restoration and onenes. They have learned to live joyfully through life’s tougher seasons by being a team and using their strenghts in their marriage.

Through their marriage ministry, Marriage Sanctified, they get to help others by transparently sharing their stories. They specialize in Biblical marriage, military & first responder marriages, marriages plagued by financial and health challenges, blended families and challenges with boundaries, both within and outside of marriage.

Through their ministry website, marriagesanctifie.com , they encourage other couple in biblical marriage, sanctification, and the importance of having a healthy vertical relationship to strengthen the marriage. They also teach classes at their local church and are excited to offer Rebbots in their beautiful mountain town.

You can visit them at their Ministry Website: www.marriagesanctifie.com

 

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