Who We Are
Greg and Carrie Beavers
Greg and Carrie are high school sweethearts that have been dating for over 27 years and have been married for 25 of those years. They have two children, Brittany who is a sophomore at Flagler College and Brandon, who is a junior in high school. Greg proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1987-1991 (just ask and he will swell with pride when he tells you about the life change in those years). After finishing his service Greg began his career in manufacturing operations and earning a business degree graduating Cum Laude with a BS in Business Management in 2006 while raising his family (another point of pride). Carrie was awarded her CDA and has many years’ experience as a preschool and early childhood development teacher; currently she is teaching middle and high school science for Journey Educational Cooperative.
Greg and Carrie plain and simply feel the call on their lives to enrich marriages. They have a holy discontentment for marriages within the church where they are constantly seeing God’s children pursing oneness incorrectly with dysfunctional priorities. After the ‘I Do’s”, couples just expect a bountiful marriage to happen without time and investment to grow their marriage into something beautiful. They spent the first 15 years of their marriage fumbling around and made it only by the grace of God. After they started going to enrichment retreats they found that couples must invest and put effort forward to succeed in one of the most valuable relations we may ever have! Their MARRIAGE!
Dave and Cheryl Braun
David (52) and Cheryl Braun (51) are high school sweethearts and have been passionately married for more than 30 years. They have two grown sons that are in college at Cal State Fullerton. They have served at Journey Christian Church in several capacities over the years.
David is a former elder and has led small groups for more than 25 years at Journey Christian Church. He worked at a semiconductor company for almost 30 years and holds six patents. He also co-created several iPhone apps including “GreatHusbandNow” and “DateNightPlansNow”. He is a certified John Maxwell coach, speaker, and trainer and does website design/programming. Cheryl co-leads the Journey Kids of Old Parents (KOPs) group and has served as a worship leader. She is the Chief Program Officer at Irvine Public Schools Foundation, and oversees the essential IPSF programs that produce ~$2M in annual revenue. A three-time Parent Volunteer of the Year Award winner in the Irvine Unified School District (IUSD), Cheryl brings more than 20 years of experience in non-profit management to One Flesh Awakening.
Bryan and Kim Simpkins
Bryan and Kim Simpkins have been married 20+ years and are the Parents of twin daughters and one son. They currently reside in North Florida where they met, dated, and were married. He has been employed in the Hospitality Industry for 31 years and she has a medical and educational background. She is currently a teacher at a local Christian school. Together they have been involved in Christian education for over 16 years, serving in Awana, the Christian Motorcycle association, the Billy Graham Crusade and presently are teaching in the Children’s ministry at their local Church where they write the educational material. They have also served on the Mission field in Honduras. Bryan and Kim have a strong desire to assist and educate in an area they believe needs the touch of Christ: Marriages.
Michael and Candice Hallack
Michael and Candice met during their teen years while working at an indoor amusement park 25 years ago. They have been happily married for 22 years. After struggling through the trials of infertility for 7 years early in their marriage, they have been blessed to have three sons – now ages 13,11 and 6. During those years they really learned to lean on each other and fully surrender to Christ’s will for their lives.
Michael has worked in information technology management in healthcare for over 20 years. Candice has been a homemaker, dental assistant, homeschool teacher and is currently an office manager for a Private-pay Eldercare Case Management company. Michael & Candice have volunteered at church throughout their marriage.
Michael and Candice have a passion to help promote the enrichment and re-connecting of marriages!
What We Believe
We believe that God created marriage to be a continual growth process; it was not a one-time ceremony just to proclaim your love to one another then just co-habitat. We believe that whether you are engaged, married 1 day or 50 years, it is an investment that must be nurtured.
What We Do
We desperately want to see marriages renewed and restored as husbands and wives are awaken to God’s plan for marriage.
We accomplish this through:
- Church & Community Speaking Engagements
- Offering a weekend that is high energy and filled with laughter called…the Refuel Weekend that focuses directly on real issues couples face and steps to improve marriages
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