Colleen and Steve met briefly in 1995, introduced by a mutual friend. That mutual friend was Steve’s best friend in his late teens and early ’20s and Colleen’s soon to be fiancé. Little did they know that 20 years later they would meet for only the second time – at a Memorial Service grieving the loss of that dear friend and Colleens then-husband. But God intersected the lives of two people for one purpose – to bring the message of healing to anyone willing to hear. Two people, traveling parallel paths of restoration through difficult individual circumstances while independently saying, “I want to be well”. But God….. had even greater plans for these changed lives.
As founders of EBM, Colleen and Steve teach, guest lecture, and organize conferences and seminars around the message and mission of Embracing Brokenness Ministries. They author, blog, vlog and lead the work of the ministry as God directs.
Colleen is VP of Programs at Water Street Gospel Rescue Mission in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where the couple resides. Prior to that, she was Executive Vice President for a national Health Care consulting firm and Adjunct Professor at Eastern University. She is a licensed clinical social worker and earned her MBA at Eastern University, a Masters in Social Work at Temple University, and a Bachelors in Social Work at Messiah College.
Steve is full-time with Embracing Brokenness Ministries and volunteers regularly at Water Street Mission. Prior to that, he was a business consultant and entrepreneur having owned or partnered in a variety of ventures over his career. Steve earned his MBA in Marketing from Drexel University with a BA in Business and a Minor in Economics from Grove City College.