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About me

Gender Female
Industry Non-Profit
Occupation President and Founder of Mercy Ministries
Location Nashville, TN, United States
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Introduction In January 1983, I moved to Monroe, Louisiana to start Mercy Ministries of America. Several years and many changed lives later, Mercy Ministries has established locations in Monroe, Louisiana, Nashville, Tennessee, St. Louis, Missouri, and Sacramento, California. We are a non profit, residential counseling center for girls ages 13-28 who are dealing with life-controlling issues such as eating disorders, self-harm, drug and alcohol addictions, depression and unplanned pregnancy. Mercy also serves young women who have been physically and sexually abused, including victims of sex-trafficking. At Mercy, we see ourselves as a place where women from all different backgrounds can come and come together from all different churches and actually end up getting to know one another. In a neutral Christian place like ours, they actually become friends and find ways they can work together, beyond Mercy, even, in their own community – which is really cool.
Interests I love Sports! My favorite sports are football, basketball, and baseball. My favorite sports teams are: NFL – Tennessee Teams, College Football– Vanderbilt Commodores College Women’s Basketball-Florida State; College Men’s Basketball - Vanderbilt; MLB - New York Mets (Jerry Manuel, manager of the New York Mets, and his wife Renette, are monthly partners with Mercy). My favorite coffee shop is Starbucks and my favorite drink is a 5-shot tall Americano with room. I love my dog Jude. He's a Sheltie, which is my favorite breed! I love to travel. I spreak at conferences all around the world. My favorite place to Vacation is Seaside, Florida.
Favorite Movies Remember the Titans; Forrest Gump; The Ultimate Gift
Favorite Books The Bible, The Bait of Satan by John Bevere, The Shack by William Young; Approval Addiction by Joyce Meyer; Another Look at Guidance by Bob Mumford