Julie has been involved in kids and family ministry in the local church, Christian higher education, and as a consultant coach for over twenty-five years. She is the Family Life Pastor at Harvest Chapel, Sandwich, IL, where their mission and strategy revolves around reaching the families in their community. Their desire is to inspire sons, daughters, moms, dads, husbands, wives, grandmas and grandpas to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
Julie has authored articles on ministry life and parenting, been a featured speaker at seminars and training events, kids camps, family camps, and retreats. She has appeared on radio to speak about raising children intentionally. She is a certified ministry coach and is passionate about the church and the family partnering together to help lead children and students to become lifelong followers of Jesus.
Julie has a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Northpoint Bible College and Graduate School in Haverhill, MA and an M.A. in Practical Theology of Children and Family Ministry from Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Waxahachie, TX.
Julie and her husband Shelby have 1 adult daughter and 2 teens still at home, as well as 3 dogs.