meCaryn Blanchard has worked alongside her husband in ministry for more than twenty years. She has been blessed to live in six states in different parts and cultures of the United States. She has three wonderful children and a pug named Nacho.

Caryn has a Master of Arts from Abilene Christian University in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation and is a certified mediator. Caryn serves as a conflict coach and mentor to those who struggle with resolving personal conflict and has facilitated Bible classes on the topic of conflict within the church, communication, and peacebuilding. Caryn has been published multiple times in Christian Woman Magazine, and one of Caryn’s hobbies is pretending to write poetry well.

Dave, Caryn’s husband, is in the final year of  his Doctorate of Ministry from Fuller Seminary. Dave has taught ministry students at Rochester College in Rochester, Michigan, and at Lubbock Christian University in Lubbock, Texas. Additionally, he consults with churches who are in the beginning stages of hiring new ministers to serve the local church, as well as, mentors youth ministers from all over the country. If you would like advice, spiritual guidance, or consulting check out Dave’s site, Contemplative Pragmatist.