MEET OUR FOUNDERS and STAFF 

Clorrisa Brooks
Co-Founder & Executive Director

As co-founder and Executive Director of Parenteen, Clorrisa closely identifies with the mission of ParenTeen. “As we are given opportunities to build trust in relationships, I want us to intentionally and tangibly show the same grace and unconditional love that we have been given through Jesus. I want us to be an organization that chooses to love each person, right where they’re at and choose to become uncomfortable for the sake of making a difference. I want us to encourage and empower young parents with the truth that they are worthy of relationship. I want us to step into the challenge of impacting generations because we are being obedient to His call. I want our hearts to be transformed as we serve those He calls us to serve.”  

Clorrisa seeks to step into the lives of others with the hope of empowering, encouraging, learning from and building relationships that are authentic and full of grace. On a day off, you will most likely find her gardening, cooking, reading, watching a movie or enjoying the sunshine with caffeine in hand. She has been a birth doula for over 17 years and is passionate about all life having value, being advocated for, being empowered and worthy of relationship. She continues to serve in this capacity, as time and opportunity allows. Clorrisa has been married to David for more than 20 years and is mom to 6 children between the ages of 7 and 21.

Megan Jaques
Co-Founder, Leader and Board Consultant

Megan has a desire to pursue reconciliation, bridge building and helping people become the best version of themselves.  She loves Jesus and carbs.  She loves bringing people of different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds together to find common ground.  Megan spent a year living and working in the inner city of New Orleans and it was there that her passion for unexpected relationships really began to blossom.  She has facilitated several Love & Logic classes for parents of all ages and has completed all the coursework necessary to become a board-certified health and wellness coach.
Megan and her husband, Peter, have four children.  They live in Des Moines where they both work in commercial real estate.  When she isn’t hanging out with young moms, she can be found hanging out with her family, reading or working out.  She loves spending time with friends and hates doing the dishes.  Her favorite phrase is “All is grace, even this” and has said it so many times that anyone close to her can see it coming before she says it.

MEET OUR BOARD

Renee Schulte – Board
Chair
Peter Jaques – Board
Co-Chair
Mark Degner Board
Finance Team
Josh Terrell – Board
Finance Team
Jessica Davies – Board
Finance Team – Treasurer
Howard Eaton – Board
Finance Team
Lauren Kappel – Board
Finance Team & Grant Writer
Koby Shivers – Board
Strategy Team Chair
Jenny Cross – Board
Marketing Chair

 TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER THAN ALONE!

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