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I am a speaker, coach, wife, mother, writer, and advocate for the voice of young people.
While speaking at a conference for foster youth in 2009, I could not stop seeing the faces of students in the audience. As a result, Lydia’s Place, a ministry serving young adults who have experienced foster care or homelessness was born. Built on Christian principles, Lydia’s Place seeks to demonstrate God’s love by providing basic needs during the transition to independent living. Since 2017, Lydia’s Place has served over 1,000 students on more than 20 college campuses around the state of Georgia. Acts 16:15, one of the only times Lydia is referenced in the bible, states “If you believe me to be a follower of Jesus Christ, come into my house and stay.” A cornerstone of Lydia’s Place is to provide housing and through partnerships with local non-profits the organization has opened 20 bedrooms to care for young adults in need on an on-going basis.
I am living my dream! At the age of 14, I walked up to my mentor in speaking and said “someday, I want to teach people just like you.”
Today, I get to travel to different companies, teams, and churches to share content that has real impact.
When I am not coaching or speaking, I spend time with the non-profit I founded called, Lydia’s Place, where we serve young adults who have experienced foster care or homelessness.
My husband, Kip and I have 4 treasured girls, Lauren, Lydia,
Anne Marie and Maria. We live on a mini-farm in Statham, Georgia.
I love the opportunity to empower my girls, the students we serve at Lydia’s Place, executives and those serving in ministry. I believe my purpose is found in helping other people realize their potential.