Despite moving nearly 26 times, I name Winter Park as the place I am “from.” That said, I and my family comprised of husband, Jeff, and daughters, Macie and Sadie, have been in Ormond Beach since 2007 or “my whole life” as the kids would say. I have completed a Bachelor’s in Business with minors in Mass Communications and Economics from the University of Florida, and a Master’s in Divinity from Columbia and University of Dubuque Seminaries. Among my social contacts, it became clear a few years ago that there were inadequate venues for spiritual exploration for people who didn’t feel like they fit or didn’t feel welcome in churches. From this consensus, the idea was born for Missing Peace — A place where doubter and disciple could both gather for spiritual practices, physical activities, cerebral discussions and serving opportunities. To do this, we began meeting in August of 2015 as a nomadic community of sorts. We would meet weekly and travel the area seeking these different experiences in order to connect with each other and the divine in meaningful ways. I am excited to collaborate with other creatives and outside the box thinkers on ways to do my work both efficiently and effectively, as well as benefit from the accountability of mentoring and cohorts naturally provide.