Jannelle joined the Thrive staff as Graphic Designer and Email Marketer in September 2015. Jannelle earned an Associate’s degree from UofN School of Digital Communications, which led her to travel the globe, capturing photo campaigns and providing creative content for nonprofits and creative agencies. Throughout her travels, she developed a passion to use creative media as a tool to promote works of justice and highlight stories of hope.
Outside of the Thrive office, Jannelle can be found hiking in her Rocky Mountain backyard with her husband and two daughters, or in a quaint coffee shop dreaming up creative ideas.
Anthony earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication from City College of New York and is currently working towards a master’s degree in Computer Science at Georgia Tech Institute specializing in Machine Learning. He is a certified Force.com developer and the Founder of a small grass-roots non-profit organization called Art and Justice League.
Lorrie has been the Executive Director of Thrive since April 2005. She has established partnerships with over 500 agencies and led over 25 retreats for 2,500+ Global Women around the world. She has been a plenary speaker for the PTM and Connecting to Equip conferences. Lorrie has been published in EMQ and teaches webinars on the topic of helping global women thrive. In 2010, she was privileged to be one of only 400 US delegates selected to participate in the Third Lausanne Congress held in Cape Town, South Africa.
Before becoming the CEO of Thrive, Lorrie led Women’s Ministries in her local church for twenty years prior to being appointed Vice President of Women’s Ministries (WM) for her denomination. This began thirteen years of service on the national WM Leadership Team. During her tenure as Vice President, she co-authored a Leadership Handbook for Women’s Ministries and led the denomination through a restructuring process for Women’s Ministries.
Leigh joined the Thrive team in November 2013 as the International Retreat Coordinator. God has used her to serve and develop women for the past seven years. She enjoys encouraging and empowering women to be all that God created them to be and will bring her organization and passion for planning to Thrive. She has a special place in her heart for Uganda, loves caring for orphans and exploring new cultures.
Leigh graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Graphic Design and enjoys creating order, beauty and purpose in the world around her.
Dayna joined the Thrive team as a Retreat Coordinator in 2016 after working as an independent retreat coordinator for the past 7 years. She formerly worked in event planning for the General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church. A graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor of Fine Art and of Wake Forest University with a Master of Divinity, she specializes in small group formation and development. Dayna’s great passion is creating space for people to encounter God’s presence in fresh ways. She has a particular heart for helping women identify and live into their Christian calling(s).
When not planning things for Thrive, Dayna enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters and dreaming up new adventures.
Kevin joined the Thrive staff as Chief Operating Officer in February 2011 bringing over 12 years of leadership experience. He joined YWAM Denver staff in 1998 and was quickly invited to be a part of their Senior Leadership Team, a role that he kept until the end of his service in 2010. Kevin had the opportunity to disciple and train hundreds of workers and led numerous outreaches and leadership conferences all over the world. During those years, he developed a passion to empower and equip workers by helping them thrive in their continued service to the Lord.
Kevin earned a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Truman State University in Missouri in 1995, which led him to work in cardiac rehabilitation at a hospital in St. Louis for a few years. Kevin has a love for innovation and is a perpetual learner, keeping current in the latest cloud-computing technologies and social media.
Dawn started volunteering with Thrive in 2012 after attending the 2012 Furlough Retreat. She now works part-time for Thrive doing data entry and making lots of phone calls! Besides connecting with people, Dawn loves being a part of God’s plan to reach the nations; being a wife, mom, and grandmum; and having coffee with a friend. She and her husband Kirk have been serving with Operation Mobilization since 2004. They were based in England for eight years before relocating back to Denver where they continue to serve. Dawn has a heart for other missionary women and loves being part of the ministry of Thrive.
Kris brings 35 years of accounting experience to Thrive. She oversees the financial reports, retreat reports, volunteer support, and attendee sponsorships. She was invited to a Celebration Event for Thrive and was moved by the care for women working cross-culturally. At one time, she thought she wanted to work overseas, but God had other plans. In the past five years she has focused on accounting for churches, new church plants, and small ministries. Her passion has been to assist, train, and help ministries to get on the correct path with their finances. Kris has served on the Women’s Ministry team in her church. She is currently taking a two-year program with the Women’s School of Leadership Ministry.