How We Help Her Be Brave
Genius idea from God turned non-profit, Embrace Grace, Inc. officially launched to equip churches on how to love and support the single and pregnant young women in their communities in 2012. Confirmation from heaven came when a complete stranger wrote a check to cover the start up fees.
Through our two discipleship programs, we have 670+ active support groups and 9,100+ women have been empowered to learn how to have hope again. Single moms have realized they can have their babies and their dreams, too. And we are really excited about our new launch of Embrace Legacy, a program for young single fathers.
The church has a powerful opportunity to be a catalyst of change in a woman’s life as well as broaden their community outreach to help moms be brave.
To inspire and equip the church to love on single and pregnant young women and their families.
For every girl with an unplanned pregnancy to have a church to go to for spiritual, emotional and physical support.
2020 Impact Report
We are celebrating what God did in 2020 & want to share it with you! Check out the report below.
Amy FordFounder + President
Jennifer BellamyDirector of Groups
Jessica RussoDirector of Donor Relations
Ashley ZieglerDirector of Marketing
Susan JonesGroups Coordinator
Megan SeidelEvent Strategist
Melissa AnsleyProject Manager
Madeline MartinezGroups Coordinator
Wendi JenkinsGroups Development Manager
Morgan ButlerSystem Administrator
Aidan NovalisContent Marketing Strategist
Brooklynn WestGraphic Designer
Erika PorterOutreach Coordinator
Nichole McKernExecutive Assistant
Hannah MorrisDonor Relations Manager
Shelby WinborneFulfillment Coordinator
Kailee RidenourGroups Coordinator
Kimberly StoneNorthwest Regional Representative
Kiara PlasterGuest Experience Coordinator
Rachel BlantonGroup Development Team
Heather LawlessRegional Rep, Pacific NW
Dawn SmithGroup Development Team + Regional Rep, Louisiana
Linda SchankowskiGroup Development Team
Kelly BennettGroup Development Team
Amber ColeGroup Development Team
Board of Directors
Eric FellmanPresident, Ascent
Amy FordFounder + President
Samantha GoldenPastor, Groups & Women - Gateway Church NFW
Shawn RingPresident, Avodah, Inc.
Tiffany WheelessOwner, Babe's Chicken
Brent PenningtonPresident, Charley's Concrete
Chris CapehartCEO, ChrisCapehart.co
Robert Morris Senior Pastor of Gateway Church, Author of "The Blessed Life"
I highly recommend Embrace Grace to every pastor who desires an effective way to reach the community!
Patricia Heaton, Actress
Amy Ford and Embrace Grace truly live out the gospel through their love and compassionate care of women experiencing unplanned pregnancies. They are a model for all churches on how to share God’s grace and support, encourage and empower new mothers.
Dr. Tony Evans Pastor and Best-Selling Author
What impresses me most about Embrace Grace is its local connection. It’s not trying to be the church. And that’s connection—using God’s central institution and facilitating it to be a hospital. Last time I checked, at a hospital sick folks are welcome... A hospital is to try to take your brokenness and repair you… The idea is to make you better. This ministry empowers and equips the church to be the church to make these young ladies better.
Kari Jobe Carnes Grammy Award Winning Artist
Embrace Grace ministry is just stunning and absolutely amazing. My mom was encouraged to abort her first baby due to major health concerns, she chose life. I am glad she did cause I wouldn’t have been able to be born and live out the calling God has on my life. Wherever you find your story- hold onto Jesus and trust that He’ll walk you through this season because the little life inside of you wants to impact this world for Jesus.