When she's not sitting impatiently in the Chick-fil-A drive thru, she's homeschooling, chasing babies or folding laundry! She will occasionally try to make her hair look good, but it has to be a worthy event! Otherwise, she's spraying dry-shampoo and running on coffee! Adoption education is her heart cry; growing families is just an added bonus! She is a professional prank artist, has never gotten a speeding ticket, and is never sarcastic! When asked what is the best part of her job, she replied, "my job? I forget that it's technically called that. Kingdom work is never a job; its just the merging place of my calling in this life and an enjoyable hobby."
Favorite Coffee Order: "cowgirl coffee, black with sugar!"
Favorite Hobby: her other business, Seeded Florals a la Cart
Favorite Bible Verse: "Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace." -Romans 6:13-14
Lover of Christian rap, David loves riding with the windows down and the music turned way up! As a member of the US Military, David serves an active duty job during the daytime hours, and wears his Chief Financial Officer cape at night (after helping his wife, Jessica, our CEO, fold laundry, of course)! He works for the Weapons of Mass Destruction with the US Army and while that is a very serious job that takes a lot of dedication and allegiance, he is an amazing father and husband! He is in flight school to complete his Private Pilots License, is an incredible wakeboarder, enjoys fishing in whatever spare time he can find, and always needs extra space in the church pew in case he feels the Spirit movin'! He is the sole reason Jessica and their two kiddos are ever anywhere on time, and it takes a lot to frustrate him. When asked what his favorite part of the day is, he claims, "coming home to 3 smiling faces and 3 kisses. The excitement shown to me when I get home is definitely my favorite."
Favorite Coffee Order: "black, the way you're supposed to drink it" (cowboy coffee)
Favorite Hobby: being a Private Pilot
Enneagram: 9 wing 1
Favorite Bible Verse: "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." -Romans 5:8
Taylor, Assistant Director
Taylor is a rockstar Mama who's ability to wear more than one cape is pure talent! Growing up in Castle Rock, CO, Taylor is an adoptee, has an open adoption with her biological family, and is a mama of four under 7! Her radiant heart is truly a rare gem! She's found golden opportunities throughout her own story to help lead other's to Christ, and birth mom care is one of her utmost priorities! Taylor is the wife of AJ (our MSAC Family Counselor), and mother of Carter, Colbie, Ellis, and Eryn! She is an amazing educational resource for open adoption, for navigating the emotions raising an adoptee in a healthy environment, for interracial adoption, and for protecting the raw, special details of each child's adoption story! Taylor serves as the Assistant Director for MSAC, where she helps review our family's profile books for clients, reviews home studies for agencies/attorneys, answers questions that our families may have, and helps our new families put their best foot forward in gaining education in their personal journey!
Favorite Coffee Order: black coffee with nut-based creamer and froth
Favorite Hobby: napping
Enneagram: 5 wing 4
Favorite Bible Verse: "Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him."- Psalm 127:3
AJ, Family Counselor
AJ is a Idahoan, through and through! Raised his whole life in Boise, Idaho, he graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Financing! AJ is a huge help to all of our Mustard Seed clients, as he helps walk with them spiritually, emotionally, and physically, meeting each family's individual needs! Our family's always rave about how "they're on such an adoption euphoria right now after just speaking with AJ!" As a father of four, the husband of an adoptee, and a background in personal fundraising, he brings fresh new ideas to the table, helping our families map out the logistics behind making adoption an affordable option for them! AJ loves to hunt and refuses to move anywhere with less than 40 inches of average snowfall a year! He gives a highly-coveted man's/father's perspective on adoption education and is a huge asset to our team!
Favorite Coffee Order: black coffee, a shot of espresso, and a little cream
Favorite Hobby: hunting game
Enneagram: 3 wing 4
Favorite Bible Verse: "Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate." -Psalms 127:5
Lizzy, Agency Coordinator
Born and raised just outside of Nashville, TN, Lizzy and her husband are high school sweet hearts. She has her Bachelors in International Relations and graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2017 with her Masters in Theological Studies. Her passion for adoption runs deep as her sister is adopted! After experiencing the process with her family of bringing her sister home, she knew adoption was a calling for her own future family as well! Her and her husband Randle welcomed their daughter Jubilee Faye, in 2018, and their son in August of 2019! God has blessed their family in huge ways through adoption, and Lizzy loves her job: developing and maintaining business relationships with our new and existing agency and attorney affiliates!
Favorite Coffee Order: anything with espresso
Favorite Hobby: makeup
Enneagram: 3 wing 4
Favorite Bible Scripture: "My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." - Psalm 139:15-16
Shelbi, Prospective Client Coordinator
Shelbi was born in a small town in Ohio, but currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, son, two dogs and a cat. Aside from being a mom, she enjoys yoga, reading books, and baking. She has dreams of her family owning a bit of land and being a true homesteader, raising and growing their own food and living a sustainable lifestyle. Shelbi has her Bachelors in Radiation Science Technology and when she is not talking to prospective clients for Mustard Seed, she works in the medical field as an X-ray Tech in the Cardiac Cath lab. During her wait with the adoption of her son, she realized how much of a true passion she had for educating others about adoption and specifically helping them find their footing when first navigating adoption. She felt God calling her to this space in a bigger capacity and feels honored to be able to serve prospective Mustard Seed Clients.
Favorite Coffee Order: Vanilla or Hazelnut Latte
Favorite Hobby: Yoga
Enneagram: 4 wing 5
Favorite Bible Scripture: "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”Jeremiah 29:11
Katy, Prospective Client Coordinator
Katy is a Nashville native, as is her husband Jacob! She is a lover of Clemson football, Chick-fil-A, and all things cheetah print! Her heart for adoption began long ago when her parents adopted her younger brother from Russia! They went on to begin a nonprofit for Russian orphans that she was able to be a part of at only 12 years old. She knew even at that young age that adoption was a calling of hers, and was able to fulfill that calling in May of 2021 when Jacob and Katy welcomed their daughter, Addison James! She serves as one of our prospective client coordinators and said, “As an enneagram 2 with a passion for adoption, it is truly a dream come true to be able to walk alongside our MSAC families and be a resource, prayer partner, and encourager through their process!”
Coffee: vanilla iced coffee
Hobby: cricut crafting
Enneagram: 2 wing 1
Favorite verse: Isaiah 43:19 “See I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”