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Kara-Kae James is an author and encourager passionate about seeing women’s lives changed and impacted through the truth of God’s Word. As a pastor’s wife, and adoptive mother she has been handed her fair share of trials and it was just that which brought her to more deeply love and appreciate God for who He truly is. Her and her husband Brook are passionate about social justice, adoption, racial reconciliation and creatively reaching people for Jesus. 

Kara-Kae strives each day to live out the words of Jesus to “love your neighbor” and desires to see a change in the way the church and christians function and show love.  One of her greatest honors is being married to her husband of 12 years, and together raising their four children. 

Kara-Kae is also the founder and Executive Director of Thrive Moms, a ministry dedicated to seeing moms step out of survival mode and into the thriving, abundant life that God calls them to. After having three babies in less than three years, she went through an incredibly difficult season battling postpartum anxiety and depression. From that season, Thrive Moms was born. She knew many moms were struggling and in desperate need of a reminder that God loves us, and we are doing His holy work.



I'm so thrilled that you're here! I'm Kara-Kae, a complete mess covered in grace. (Goodness, aren’t we all?) I'm married to my best friend, Brook and we have three beautiful girls and a handsome little dude. We serve in ministry in our church where my husband is the Creative Arts Pastor, and I am the co-founder and Executive Director of an online and global ministry for moms called Thrive Moms. What a life.

I'm passionate about encouraging women to reach their potential in their marriages, as moms and as daughters of Christ. After having my third baby in three years, I went through an incredibly difficult season battling post partum anxiety and depression. From that season, Thrive Moms was birthed. I knew that so many moms out there were struggling like me and in desperate need of a reminder that God loves us, we are doing His holy work and every day is worth it.

Thrive Moms has become the passion of my heart and it's an honor to lead the ministry and pour into moms and encourage them every day! At Thrive Moms, we encourage moms daily, support hundreds of local groups around the world, and provide incredible resources to help moms stand on solid ground.

But that’s not all I’m passionate about.

I spent years chasing after a false reality and looking for love in all the wrong places. I was "serving God" because that's what I was supposed to do until I met my husband, met the real God I had been chasing after blindly for so many years, and fell in love with a Savior who offers abundant grace. I love serving in ministry alongside my family and it's such a joy for us to love people and pursue a true community that Jesus taught us about. 

I'm passionate about seeing women choose life for their children. I love real conversations, sweet tea and good cozy blanket. I believe anything can be cured with a plate of bacon and a good cup of sweet tea.  I'm crazy about my husband and determined to have a marriage that stand the test of time and makes my kids roll their eyes when they see us together. I love conversations about the Bible and what God is doing in your life. I’m a feminist, an advocate for racial equality and have a heart for the orphans. Thanks for being a part of my journey, I hope you find encouragement and know that you have a seat at the table here.