Planting Roots Admin Team
Jennifer WakeAdmin Team Lead, Monday Minute Admin
Shellie KellyFinance Manager
Lisa RedfordHuman Resource Manager
Bible study assistant editor at Planting Roots, Jennifer Wake enjoys teaching and writing. She currently lives in MD. She has an active duty husband and 3 great kids. You can find her spending time teaching and learning and preparing taxes.
Prior to meeting her husband, Lisa Redford neither had any knowledge or interest in a military lifestyle nor did she ever plan to be a military spouse. She attended college at Moorhead State University and the University of Kentucky, graduating from the latter with degree in Special Education. However, quite comfortable with a teaching career in Lexington, Kentucky God had a different journey planned for her life; once she acknowledged God’s plan was far better than her own, she began to thrive, not just survive, the military life.
“For I know the plans I have for you”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. You will call to Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.” -Jeremiah 29 11-13
Lisa loves encouraging others and serving families in the communities God plants her. She believes that small acts can reveal great love and strives to live by the belief: Jesus first, others second, and self last. Lisa desires military women to fully grasp God’s love and plan for them in their own military journey. She strongly advocates that once you understand God’s love, you can give it and once you accept His plans for you, you can be a part of them, which is awesome!
Lisa has been married to the love of her life, Craig, for 15 years. They have five joy-filled children, Caden, Kenadie, Ashlyn, Elijah, and Elizabeth. Lisa is a proud stay-at-home-mom who currently home schools her children, another plan that was not hers. She loves being involved in the children’s extracurricular activities.
Lisa enjoys jogging, being outdoors, volunteering, and gatherings with family and friends. Lisa has been involved with Protestant Women of the Chapel for several years. Lisa was involved with establishing a Battle Buddy Resource Center, which has been serving Soldiers’ families through food pantry services for just over a year. Above all, she loves being a military spouse and believes this journey has provided many opportunities for growth in many areas, especially spiritual. It’s her strongest desire to learn and grow deeper in God’s word every day and be proof of Jesus’ love, every moment.