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Kara-Kae is an author, speaker, mother, and pastor’s wife who is passionate about leading women into abundance with Christ. In 2013, she co-founded the ministry Thrive Moms which she now serves as the Executive Director of and adores pouring into women each and every day. She and her husband Brook are always chasing after social justice and are active learners. They are currently serving their church and community in North Texas, while raising their four children.



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Parenting is an adventure! You need a friend like Kara-Kae, who gets both the joys of parenting and how hard some seasons of motherhood can be.
— Alli Worthington, Author of The Year of Living Happy
Kara-Kae calls mothers into a bigger and fuller vision of motherhood, without loading us down with more to-do’s.
— Sharon Hodde Miller, Author of Free of Me
Kara-Kae understands your challenges while she gently points to a better way. Inviting you to be the version of a mom God equips you to be.
— Heather MacFadyen, host of Don't Mom Alone
In a world full of mom-shaming, Kara-Kae is a strong and compassionate voice of hope.
— Lori Wilhite, founder of Leading and Loving It and author of My Name is Victorious