Debbie began her experience in youth ministry long ago as a 12-year-old in Mark DeVries’s first youth group in Waco, Texas! After graduating from Baylor University, she joined Mark’s ministry as a Youth Intern and then Youth Program Coordinator. Since 2003, when she and her husband planted a new church in Texas, Debbie has served in a variety of positions in all areas of the church, with Pre-K, Youth Ministry, and Missions being her favorites. Debbie’s career background is in public relations, and she worked in the Christian publishing industry for about fifteen years coordinating publicity campaigns for authors with Thomas Nelson, Word, Zondervan, and others. In addition to her role as Lead Consultant, she is the Speaker Coordinator for Ministry Architects. Debbie and her husband Kirk (who is a pastor) currently live in San Antonio and relish the days when any or all of their three grown daughters come home for a visit.