BIOS & BELIEFS
Vera Schmitz: Vera and her husband, Matt, live in St. Louis, Missouri with their son. After competing for 5 years in professional athletics, Vera felt a stirring to share the hope of Jesus in a practical way. Vera's unique background in high level sports has taught her the importance of having a sound mind -one that does not dwell in the negative. She believes it's possible and actually vital to dwell differently.
"If it is important for sport performance, is it not so much more important in our REAL lives, our marriages, parenting, professions, and the things that truly matter to have a sound mind?" -Vera Schmitz
Matt and Vera attend The Journey Tower Grove in St. Louis, MO.
Natalie Abbott: Natalie and her husband, Jason, live in Chicago with their five kids. Natalie spent a long couple of years investigating God in college before finally understanding his perfect love for her in Christ. The journey since her conversion has been one of increasing wonder and humility at the sacrifice and continued love of Jesus for her. She consistently goes to the well of God’s word to drink deeply and find joy. Natalie and Jason attend First Free Church, Chicago, where Jason is the Senior Pastor.