Colleen is passionate about seeing women live with awakened hearts—fully alive and free as beloved daughters!
She was born and raised in Chicago and received her undergraduate degree from Hope College in Michigan. After spending a year in California working for a school of ministry and taking classes at Fuller Seminary, Colleen moved to Colorado Springs where she pursued a counseling degree from the University of Denver. Specializing in trauma, she was able to lead therapy groups at the Air Force Academy. During that season, she also worked as a correspondence writer at Focus on the Family where she counseled people from around the world.
While in Colorado, Colleen was set up on a blind date with a guy named John from Buffalo, New York and the rest, as they say, is history.
Colleen and John moved to the Dallas area where John serves as the lead pastor of Valley Creek Church, named one of the fastest growing churches in America.
Colleen has spent the last decade digging roots in Texas and has the cowboy boots to prove it. Her greatest joy is investing in her two kids. She loves travel, music and the arts, but most of her time these days is spent preparing meals and advocating for her daughter who has a rare allergic autoimmune disease.
Colleen’s life verse has always been Proverbs 3:5-6. Trust in the Lord with all your heart. In all your way acknowledge him and He will give you the desires of your heart. As a licensed counselor and a certified life purpose coach, she’s passionate about the journey of wholehearted trust. Her greatest desire is to see women experience freedom, embrace their God given identity and discover the unique dreams and purposes God has for their lives!