Aaron Couch has been in ministry for over twenty years. As a pastor in his second church plant, he is still amazed at how God works, and considers himself privileged to be part of a movement that is changing the face of how discipleship is accomplished within the churches of America. He has the opportunity to travel and speak often, but his greatest joy is his family. Aaron is married with four kids, and he and his wife, Kelli, have served in ministry since the beginning of their marriage. They love the church and love watching God empower people to be set free.
Natalie is an Abuse Advocate, Blogger, Speaker and Musician who survived years of childhood sexual abuse and now shares her story with others to spread hope and healing. As a mother to four young children, Natalie also feels impassioned about giving parents tools for preventing sexual abuse and fostering healthy relationship ideals in children. Though Natalie has no formal training in abuse advocacy, the sharing of her own experiences through social media and public speaking has afforded her connections with hundreds of other victims and survivors of abuse from all over the country. She has been a featured speaker for the University of Idaho’s Sociology Department, the University of Idaho’s Women’s Center, MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), P.S. I Love You, The Courage Conference, Humanitarians of Moscow, Montessori School of Pullman, and more. Natalie currently lives in Moscow, Idaho, where she and her husband, Wesley, are raising their young family, running a business, and enjoying the unique and diverse community that Moscow offers.
Shari is the Celebrate Recovery Coordinator in the Moscow area, having served on the leadership team since 2009. She has completed the entire certificate program offered by the Christian Counseling Education Foundation. She is also a Genesis Process Counselor and has become a “Her Journey” Instructor through the Abuse Recovery Ministry and Services program (A.R.M.S.) based in Hillsboro, OR. She helps individuals and couples who struggle with addiction, abuse, anxiety, anger and codependent relationships. She served on the executive team at The Hope Center from 2011-2013 as they developed The Hope at Work Program, which helps those struggling to maintain employment. Shari enjoys gardening, reading, and crafts, and endures exercise.
She facilitates male and female Domestic Violence Perpetrator Treatment, Domestic Violence specific Parenting, DV victim groups, and offers spiritual direction and relationship coaching. Her extensive training and experience in Domestic Violence allow her to be considered an expert witness in the court, and she is sought after for trainings and speaking engagements around the region. She is trained in Trauma-informed therapy, Motivational interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; and she is an Agency Affiliated Counselor. She is certified in Moral Reconation Therapy for Domestic Violence, trauma, anger management, relapse prevention, juvenile programs, and family support. Ginger sits on the Spokane DV Coalition and DV Impact Panel Committee, as well as various other local and regional boards. She is the Worship Leader at her church and is passionate about all things relationship.