Founder & CEO
I realized that single motherhood didn’t define me, but it did refine me– my courage, my tenacity and my network were developed as I overcame obstacles. Now I’m equipped to make a difference for generations to come.
Raised by a single mom who worked long hours and sometimes multiple jobs, I knew the importance of education as a way to prevent poverty. So I strived for success and I graduated as Salutatorian of my class. But the same week I was set to give my graduation speech, I was sitting in an abortion clinic, alone, ashamed and hopeless. I was told that I would be another statistic & my child would likely grow up in poverty, but God had other plans. I left the clinic that week, graduated with honors and went on to the University of Georgia where I would graduate Cum Laude in 4 years with a degree in Speech Communication. I not only graduated with a degree, I realized that single motherhood didn’t define me, but it did refine me– my courage, my tenacity and my network were developed as I overcame obstacles. Now I’m equipped to make a difference for generations to come.
During my time as a single mom at UGA, I had a “village” of friends, professors, business connections and mentors who supported me and my son through incredibly difficult challenges. I continued to cultivate a village after graduating and the network I built has been instrumental in overcoming challenges to become a rising star in my career and achieving honors in my community including YPAC’s Young Professional of the Year, Chatter’s 20 under 40, CityScope’s 30 under 30 and graduating from Leadership Chattanooga. While I enjoyed reaching these goals, I truly understood the value of learning from others who were intentional about building a better future-not only for themselves, but for our community.
After marrying my husband who desired to make a difference in the community, we both began to see firsthand that crime, education and poverty disproportionately affected single mothers and their children. Desiring to live out our faith by serving the Fatherless and demonstrating our commitment to supporting moms who choose life, we began to pray about how we could help. In the Fall of 2014, God opened up the door to begin the ministry of The MOMentum Network.
The vision God gave me with The MOMentum Network is to be an authentic, family-friendly ministry that invites Christians from all walks of life to go deep with single moms and their children regardless of their religion by using their connections, influence and resources to strategically equip moms in a dignified way so that they can then lead their families well. While it is an honor to help these single mom families, the relationships are reciprocal. Watching God at work in the lives of these families reminds me of the power of our good, good Father who places the lonely in families. We would love to have you join our family too!