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.
Megan joined the Thrive Ministry team in July 2017 as Communications Director. She brings four wonderful years of experience to the organization as a former magazine editor in the art and craft media industry. After serving short-term in Quito, Ecuador, Megan’s heart blossomed for women sharing Christ internationally. In her role with Thrive, Megan is devoted to enhancing connections among global women and providing the resources, support, and encouragement needed to thrive on the field.
Megan earned her bachelor’s degree in Journalism with additional studies in Communications and Art & Design from the University of Northern Colorado. Her creativity is a coveted gift from God, and she thanks Him by writing, painting, and crafting as often as she can. Megan also finds joy in long hikes, good books, sweet dogs, big cups of coffee, and memories made with family and friends!
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.
Katie joined the Thrive team as a Retreat Coordinator in 2017. She first heard about Thrive while living in Amman, Jordan and was blessed by Thrive as a global worker. After moving back to the States, she served as a volunteer counselor on a retreat. Her passions include creating space for others to meet with God and helping them live from their true self, the self made in the image of God. Katie is originally from Texas and now lives in Denver, Colorado. She earned her Masters in Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and practices play therapy part-time. She loves spending time with her niece and nephews, camping, reading, and hiking.
Denise joined the Thrive team as a part-time assistant in 2017. She first heard about Thrive from a friend and attended a Celebration Event. Her daughter, Amanda, has been a volunteer on three retreats. Denise’s strong organizational skills make her a great fit for this position. With her husband Glen she is a Growth Group Leader through her church. She is semi-retired and enjoys exploring the United States on road trips and hiking adventures.
Allyson joined Thrive in 2017 as the Development Officer. She has a passion for Thrive’s purpose in ministering to women serving around the world, as she herself was a worker in Central Asia for three years. She is now sharing this passion for global women in order for others to come alongside and join in supporting them as well. Her background includes over 13 years of marketing and sales in various capacities, including ministry as well as the corporate world, along with her overseas experience.
Allyson earned a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication from Colorado State University, which serves her well in her love of connecting people with purpose and with others.
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.
Julia joined the Thrive Ministry team in July 2017 as the Graphic Designer. She has a passion for design and brings more than six years of creative experience to Thrive. God placed it upon her heart to use her talents for His purpose, and He gave her the opportunity to do so through her role with Thrive.
Julia earned her bachelor’s degree in Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design from San Diego State University. She sees the beauty in ordinary things, and she has a gift for helping that beauty shine through. Julia spends her free time crafting, swimming, or playing board games with family and friends.
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.