MM Team

 

Gary thumbnailGary is a Knoxville, Tennessee native, who’s almost lost his southern accent after living so many years in the Midwest with his wife, Beth (the creator and founder of Messy Marriage). Gary is also the Pastor of Care and Recovery atMetro Community Church where he feels blessed to be able to minister to hurting people with the love of Christ on a daily basis. Gary and Beth have two college-aged sons and one teen son who keep their lives full of unexpected parenting challenges and joys. Gary loves reading, photography, eating Beth’s Tortellini soup, and watching Cardinals baseball!Go Cards!

SmallStacey lives in the metro St. Louis area with the passionate love of her life, her husband Bryan. She ended her professional banking career as a Cash Management Officer to become a Stay-at-Home Mom to their two young sons. During this time she has developed an enthusiasm for writing and marriage building. Her change in career paths has given her much time to focus on her marriage, and led her to realize that her relationship with Bryan is the most important in her life—other than her personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Her desire for all wives is that they enjoy the benefits of a well-cultivated marriage. She thanks God for His redeeming Grace and second chances, for a loving husband who is forgiving and willing to accept her flaws, and for dear friends like Beth, who help encourage her to be a better wife.

Kimberly - SmallKimberly often feels like Raggedy Ann in a Barbie world. She is an LA native, wife to Tony, mom to daughter, Ashley, and autistic son, Chase. Since Kimberly was a child of divorce, she understood that the model for marriage in her family of origin was broken. So Kimberly would often seek encouragement from books, articles, and devotionals for Christian Women. But, instead of feeling encouraged, she would feel more inadequate and alienated, as her life did not resemble those of the calm-spirited, happy authors. In time, this led to her believing she was a failure at being a “Godly Woman.” This is one of many struggles she is looking to God to help her unravel. Thus, being a part of Messy Marriage—a place where people are allowed to truthfully relate to one another in their personal struggles and growing pains of their relationships while not feeling alone—seems like a “perfectly imperfect fit” for Kimberly.

Heather lives in the MiHeather Scott - Smalldwest with her family. She is madly in love with her husband and best friend, Scott. She is a mother of two kids, 13 year old son, Dakota and 10 year old daughter, Sabrina. She and her husband approach problems (marriage or otherwise) with a sense of humor and Christian values. Heather has been a “closet writer” forever. When she’s not busy at home with her job of “imperfect housewife and mom,” she is busy with an assortment of hobbies. Her hobbies include reading, writing (of course), video gaming, internet surfing, chocolate eating and napping (when possible).

Scott was born and raised in Illinois. He is the forgotten middle child (haha), with an older brother and a younger sister. He is a managing woodworker for a high-end custom wood door company. He says the meaning of life is 42!He has a very sarcastic sense of humor. He enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing and food. He is married to his best friend, Heather, and they have a son and daughter.