God led me to start Selah 8 years ago and at the time I no idea how many moms it would eventually impact! I have been married to Pastor Kris Duerksen for 16 years and we are the proud parents of 4 amazing kids. I’ve been in the parenting ‘business’ for over a decade so I know the tremendous joys and exhausting struggles in this season of life. I am far from being a perfect mom, but I want to do this job well so I am passionate about learning along with my fellow moms what it takes to run the race and run it well. When I’m not ‘on the job’ I love running, playing games, baking, and reading.
I joined Selah in 2013. Initially it was because I love to teach and wanted to serve somewhere in the church. Selah seemed like a good fit but I didn’t really think I needed it myself. I was SO wrong. I am now at Selah because I love to teach and encourage other women in their role as a mom, but also because I need and value the community and support and encouragement of other moms who are in the same stage of life as me. I have two awesome and energetic boys ages 7 and 9. I have been married to Jason for 17 years and one of our favorite things to do together is eat at great restaurants and golf (as long as I don’t talk too much). I wish I had a long list of interesting hobbies or skills to tell you, but really, with two boys and homeschooling, I’m still working on it. Does trying new coffee and coffee creamers count or putting together a good outfit thanks to Pinterest?
I joined Selah in 2013 when I had my daughter. I quickly felt the importance of having connection and community during my year of maternity leave. I came back to Selah in 2015 when I had my son, and have been around ever since. Throughout the last few years, God has put a passion in my heart for all things motherhood, parenting, and marriage. I am a full-time teacher and have learned a lot about what it means to be a working mom. My favourite conversations involve the everyday joys and challenges of motherhood. I am on Core Team to pray for the moms in our church and help support this ministry in any way that I can! My husband’s name is Kevin and we’ve been married for almost 10 years…time flies! We have a daughter, Aneleigh Maëlle (4), and son, Rhodes (2). When I have a spare moment, I enjoy drinking coffee in pretty mugs, reading and baking.
I started attending Selah 6 years ago, and in that time God really gave me a heart for new moms transitioning into the stay-at-home life and all the changes that come with that. As a first time mom stuck at home, I found community online but with Selah, I don’t need that! But because I’ve been there, I also have a passion to connect through social media and you can find me on our Vlogs. I’ve been married to my husband, Adam, for 10 years. We have 5 adventurous boys, ages 9, 7, 5, 3 and the littlest one is just about 1! When I’m not doing dishes, laundry, or playing a game of memory for the 80th time that day, you can find me reading while I drink instant decaf (moms gotta sleep!), pinning hilarious parenting quotes, or making snow angels in my favourite season.
I LOVE SELAH! I joined Selah when my second daughter was born 5 years ago at the invite of another mom. The community and teaching that Selah provides is so valuable to me! I am a better mom, wife, and person because of it. I am married to my high school sweetheart Tim for 11 years. We have 3 wonderful children. 2 older girls, Grayson 7 and Myckenna 5, and Cade, our son, who is almost 2. We live in Blumenort, where I am also a hairstylist out of my home which is another huge passion of mine. I love learning new things and meeting new people.
I have been married to Colin for 10 1/2 years and we have 3 wonderful boys aged 7, 5, and 4. I joined Selah in 2013 because I thought it would be good for my oldest son. I realized a few months in that I was the one who needed the community, encouragement, and accountability I receive from Selah. My hobbies apart from Selah are camping and hiking, archery, and reading.
I have been helping out at Selah for 6 years, most recently overseeing the children’s programming. I continue to be a part of Selah because I love learning, kids and watching moms succeed! When I’m not at Selah you can find me cooking food at my mom’s cafe, reading this month’s book club pick or drinking tea.