Dear Overcomer,

I'm so glad that you've made the decision to allow us to come along side you on this journey. We don't take our responsibility lightly and are 100% committed to your success.

This highly interactive and introspective program will lead you on an intimate walk with your Heavenly Father as you learn the necessary steps to help you achieve your healthy weight for the rest of your life.  

By the time you're done, you'll understand why what you've been doing before has not been working; how to make exercise and healthy eating a habit; and how to stop taking back what you keep submitting to God. Thank you for trusting us with this intimate part of your life.

MEET THE MENTORS

Laura - Mentor in Chief

I started my weight loss journey in March 2014 at the highest weight I've ever been. I was miserable and I had tried countless diets in the past before I found this program. I like that the program is a simple, focused, Christ-centered plan that is also a full support system. I am having a lot of success releasing unhealthy extra weight, and am halfway to my goal. To date I have lost 42 pounds on this journey. My hope is that I will be able to offer you Godly support in our small group. And my prayer for you is that you will rely on the Lord and grow in Him as you participate fully with the group and do the challenges. I will walk right alongside you on this journey, not as a trained professional, but as someone in the trenches with you on my way to reclaiming my own health, wholeness, and seeking a closer walk with the Lord.

Nikki - Mentor and Creative Media

For years I've struggled with losing those last 10-15 lbs. Fortunately because I enjoy exercising I've managed to remain "thick" in size (or so my late grandfather used to say), but never really getting into a healthy weight range for my height. Participating in the Weight Loss God's Way Ministries has shown me that God must be in EVERY aspect of our lives--including weight loss. It is with God's strength that I have lost those difficult 10 lbs! I want to help and encourage others, no matter how much weight you desire to release, it can be done in partnership with our Heavenly Father. Let us continue this journey together of working toward healthier lifestyles and ultimately glorifying God with our temple.

Janet - Mentor

My name is Janet--born and raised Okie and a mentor in the 21-Day Challenge. I'm 58 yrs old, married, 2 kids, 2 grandkids, and too many rescue dogs. I have struggled with food since childhood. I lost weight twice but gained it back both times. I had been in a Bible study class but could not get past the 200 pound mark. Thanks to the challenge and the Haven program, I am making progress towards this goal and no longer feel that it will never happen. My favorite statements are: God is good and the battle is the Lord's. He is doing for me what I could not do for myself.

SUPPORT STAFF

Brenda - Editor and Virtual Assistant

My name is Brenda Fagan and I live in Urbana, Ohio. I've been married to my honey, Bill, for almost 46 years and am the mother of two sons and a daughter, and grandmother of five granddaughters and one grandson. I celebrated my 25th year as an academic department assistant at Wittenberg University in 2017--looking forward to retiring in 2 years. I've battled my weight since childhood, a 'thorn in my flesh', but I'm trusting God to help me find my true identity in Him through Healthy by Design and become the woman He created me to be.

I believe totally in the message of this ministry and I'm excited to join the Healthy by Design team--not as one who "has arrived", but as one who walks along side others on their journey to freedom thru Jesus.

I Corinthians 10:31, "So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." 

Preston Squire - Creative media, marketing, publisher, webmaster, and awesome husband