Board of Directors

Stephanie Baker

Stephanie Baker

Founder & President

Founder & President

Stephanie is the founder and President of Life In Abundance. She is a Board Certified Master Christian Life Coach, Licensed Pastoral Counselor, Certified Temperament Counselor, Certified Technical Trainer, speaker and co-author. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Christian Counseling and is currently working on her Doctorate. Stephanie lives in Simpsonville, South Carolina, with her husband Jeff. They are members of Brookwood Community Church.

She is an active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, the National Christian Counseling Association, the Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling, the International Christian Coaching Association, and the International Association of Coaching.

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Kristan Gillespie

Kristan Gillespie

Kristan Gillespie is the owner and principal of Indigo Moon Marketing, an accomplished communications consultancy founded in 2009. Kristan founded Indigo Moon Marketing after spending more than ten years in corporate marketing at Michelin North America and subsequently The Cliffs Communities where she managed strategic online marketing planning and implementation.

Through Indigo Moon, Kristan assists businesses and agencies with strategic planning and execution of marketing plans, including digital programs, copywriting, advertising, social media, and video production. Kristan graduated with a BA in English and a BA in German from Furman University in 1999. She and her husband, Brian, live in Simpsonville, SC and enjoy spending family time with their two beautiful daughters, Isabella and Sydney Kate.

Darrell Jackson

Darrell Jackson

Darrell Jackson is President and CEO of Jackson Marketing, Motorsports & Events, South Carolina’s second largest marketing communications and events agency. With more than 20 years of marketing experience, Darrell leads the nationwide company’s strategic direction, long-term planning, overall management of daily operations and senior-level client relationships. He is also personally involved in many of the agency’s ministry and community outreach programs.

Darrell’s community involvement has included board positions with Big Brothers Big Sisters, A Child’s Haven and B.R.A.K.E.S. Teen Pro-Active Driving School. He also has a passion for the outdoors and anything with an engine, especially if it goes fast and can be raced in the desert!

Darrell and his wife, Alicia, who splits her time between supporting events for Child Evangelism Fellowship and her home baking business, are members of Brookwood Church. When they are not busy with work or church, you can usually find them following Darrell’s son, Gage, and his basketball and football teams throughout the Carolinas.

Suzanne Young

Suzanne Young

Suzanne Young is a native of South Carolina and a graduate of USC-Upstate. Despite earning a degree in Secondary Education, she has spent her 20+ year career working in the nonprofit sector in Greenville. Her primary focus has been advocating on behalf of those who are marginalized in our society. Suzanne has a passion for working with the homeless and those at-risk of becoming so. Years ago, she began as an intake worker for financial emergency services and over the years served in a large capacity of roles including: case management, program manager, case manager supervisor, grant writer/grant manager, and outreach worker.

For 10 years, Suzanne managed the Benevolence Program for Brookwood Church along with all the Benevolence Ministries and local outreach. Currently, Suzanne is working for the Spartanburg Housing Authority as the Family Self-Sufficiency Program Manager. As a single mom, she has a close bond with her daughter Tori, who now lives in Mississippi, and misses her greatly.

Beth Beutler

Beth Beutler

Board Advisor

Beth Beutler is a virtual assistant/administrative specialist, author, speaker and consultant who owns a small business, HOPE Unlimited, (HOPE standing for Helping Overwhelmed Professionals Excel.) She has over 20 years of administrative/communications and leadership experience, many with non-profit organizations, including two large churches, an arts guild, and health-related organizations. She is the co-author of Organizing from the Heart, and the author of several other books related to living with biblical excellence and organizational skills. Her writing has appeared in a number of places including Rev! magazine and Pastors.com and she blogs regularly at www.BethBeutler.com where she offers weekly practical insights for professionals. She has also spoken at a number of events around the country, bringing an energetic and practical presentation to each of her audiences.

Beth holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT. She and her husband are certified Financial Peace at Work trainers and have conducted many financial education classes. They also do financial coaching via their church care ministry.

Beth has been married to Keith since 1987 and they have one young adult son. She enjoys dabbling in a variety of activities including travel, coloring, social media, and taking pictures of fountains in various locations.

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