Julie has been involved in family ministry in the local church, Christian higher education, and as a consultant for over twenty-five years. She is the Lead Pastor of Hope Church in Plain City, Ohio, 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. The heartbeat of Hope Church is the family!

Julie has authored articles on ministry life and parenting, been a featured speaker at seminars and events, and has appeared on radio to speak about raising children intentionally. She is passionate about the church and the family partnering together to help lead children and students to follow Jesus.

Julie has a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Northpoint Bible College 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 live in Plain City, OH with their 3 kids and 2 dogs.

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