WHO WE ARE

Matthew 11:28-30 (MSG) “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

SOULWELL Ministries is a 501(c)(3) non-profit parachurch ministry.  

OUR VISION: To be a life changing ministry providing a journey of restoration for your soul.

OUR MISSION: Equipping you to REST with GOD so He can REFRESH your SOUL and RESTORE your LIFE…resulting in a deeper relationship with CHRIST.

SOULWELL Ministry Core Values

SOULWELL Ministries is Christ-centered in all its planning, organizing and services. Everything we do will be based on our core values:

LOVING – We recognize that a restorative journey can only be offered in an atmosphere that reflects the love of God. This is consistently demonstrated through the way we serve and minister to others. SOULWELL is about community, we know life change takes time and happens in community. Everything we do will be done to build a loving community where all are welcome.

INSPIRING – To inspire, we hope to live lives that inspire others to surrender and allow God to bring forth their true essence. Living authentic, transparent and Christ-centered lives will inspire others to do the same.

TRANSFORMING – SOULWELL will teach SOUL tools in all of our retreats, workshops and Bible studies. These SOUL tools will include the spiritual disciplines that have been the foundation of the Christian life. They include contemplative prayer practices like Silence, Solitude and Stillness and are taught in ways that are practical and then experienced on the retreats. SOUL Stretching, SOUL create, Bible Journaling are a few other examples of how we bring God into different experiences, so we can learn to experience Him with all five of our senses. Everything we teach can be practiced at home, so all of us continue deepening our transforming relationship with Christ.


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KELLY BURNETT

Co-Founder, President & Lead Facilitator

Kelly leads workshops and retreats of all types with the Enneagram in Marriage, Parenting, and relationships. A proven retreat leader and workshop facilitator, she is available to speak at your next women's event and loves to share about pursuing freedom and SOULWELLness. Kelly also leads workshops for businesses, churches and non-profit leadership teams. She will work with you to customize a presentation that suits your group. Please contact her at kelly@soulwellministries.com for more information.

Kelly’s passion is to help people break free from strongholds and defeated living. This passion was born out of a very painful and dysfunctional childhood. Kelly is driven to see the peace and power of Christ empowering every Christian become a reality. Personally she has witnessed this possibility in her own life, after being set free from a legacy of lies, pain, worry and lack of trust.

SOULWELL Ministries was birthed out of Kelly's mission to lead others to discover the key to freedom is Jesus Christ. 

  • In 1989, Kelly graduated from Texas A&M in Speech Communications and Psychology.

  • Kelly has been married to her best friend and soulmate, Rick Burnett, for 23 years. Rick and Kelly share a passion for ministry and enjoying life to the fullest. They have two children: Brock, a junior and Brynne, a sophomore both at Baylor University.

  • Kelly worked in the staffing industry for 10 years and thrived in sales and management.

  • After the blessing of becoming a mom, God called her to her first mission field, obediently, she retired from the business world and enjoyed a fruitful time with her children and growing with Jesus.

  • Kelly served as a Bible study volunteer with Living Proof Ministries. (Beth Moore's ministry) for many years.

  • Kelly served as Director of Women’s ministry and Youth Director in her early years of ministry @ Cypress United Methodist Church.

  • Kelly has been a certified as a Stephen’s Ministry leader since 2000.

  • She served on staff at the Foundry UMC for 5 years. After years of pouring into God's word and leading Bible studies, Kelly accepted her next call into ministry.

  • Kelly was blessed to be mentored and coached by Anita Carman when she served on staff @ Inspire Women for over 5 years.

  • For over 20 years, Kelly has been leading Youth and Women’s Bible Studies, workshops and retreats. She loves mentoring teen girls and women and men of all ages.

  • She co-leads Faith Builders, a co-ed adult Life Group on Sundays at the Good Shepherd UMC, in Cypress, TX and leads the Shepherd Sistas, a Tuesday Morning Bible study group for women.

  • Kelly and Rick have been privileged to facilitate marriage retreats together and have been mentoring couples for over 20 years.

  • From 2007 – 2012, Kelly was honored to be a lead facilitator with Discovery!; this ministry was created by Dr. Phil McGraw and three other Christian counselors, when he was in private practice as a LPC in Wichita Falls, to help people live free.

  • After attending the 'Opening to Grace' at Asbury Seminary in 2013, Kelly was invited to join a three-year leadership program and received her Certificate in Spiritual Formation from Northern Seminary in Chicago and the Transforming Center in Chicago.

  • She is now an alumni from the Transforming Community for Leaders, Ruth Hailey Barton’s ministry in Spiritual Formation.

  • Kelly is a certified Spiritual Director, completing her training with the The School of Sustainable Faith, and a covenant member of the Gathered Community for Spiritual Directors of Texas.

  • An accredited Enneagram Professional, she is certified as an i@Enneagram Life Coach, utilizing excellent training materials from the Motions of the Soul by Clare Loughrige.

  • Kelly is also trained in Inner Healing Prayer work by Dr. Rob Reimer, pastor and author of Soul Care and Six One Ministries in Flower Mound, Texas.

  • Committed to continuing her ministry training and education, Kelly is currently pursuing her certification in Biblical Counseling with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.

 
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NATALIE GIBB

Co-Founder, Vice President & Lead Facilitator

Natalie is available to speak at your next women's event and loves to share about SOULWELLness,  freedom in Christ and navigating single motherhood. Please contact her at natalie@soulwellministries.com for more information.

Natalie has a passion to minister, mentor, and shepherd people who are walking through painful circumstances of life. Natalie has survived tragedies in her own life, as well as overcoming some difficult childhood circumstances. Through it all Jesus lovingly and patiently led her to the foot of the cross and has taught her to seek His will for her life first and foremost.  Her calling and her passion is to help people who have been emotionally wounded find their voice and their worth in the Kingdom and to point them towards Jesus.

  • Natalie taught elementary school for 15 years before the death of her husband. Since his death, she has been on a quest to find freedom for herself and her children through retreats, bible study, community and prayer.

  • Natalie was the 5th and 6th grade ministry director at The Foundry UMC for a 2 years.

  • She has been on the leadership board of Community Bible Study for the past 5 years.

  • She is currently pursuing her certification in Christian life coaching, as well as certification in Biblical counseling with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.

  • She is a certified holy yoga instructor.

  • She has a passion for writing and has co-written a devotional for Overflow, a Bayou City Fellowship (BCF) ministry for women parenting on their own.

  • She is part of the leadership team for Overflow.

  • She was awarded the Single Mom of the Year in 2018 from The Life of a Single Mom Ministry in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her sons, Will and Jack are the joy of her life!

  • She serves in the women's ministry of Bayou City Fellowship as a contributing writer to the summer Bible study, as well as serving on the host team and in the children's ministry.


BOARD MEMBERS

Sheila Birmingham - Co-Owner &  Accountant Alliance Graphics, member First Baptist Houston, TX
Kellie Carney - Owner & Professional Chef The SASSY Gourmet & Child Advocates Court Appointed Advocate, member Community of Faith, Cypress, TX
Debbie D'Ambrosio - Vice President Risk Management Burnett Staffing, member of UMC, Richmond, TX
Courtney Goeke - Former Commercial Process Advisor Hess Corporation. member of GSUMC Cypress, TX - Youth Volunteer
Michelle Leonard - Math Interventionist CFISD, member West Houston Church of Christ, Houston, TX

Brian Offutt - Senior Minister at West Houston Church of Christ, Houston, TX

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

Rick Burnett - VP Burnett Staffing & Volunteer @ SOULWELL Ministries, Child Advocates Board Member, member GSUMC Cypress, TX
Sue Burnett - President Burnett Staffing, Goodwill Industries Board Member, Inspire Women Advisory Board Member
Jim Carney - President of NSL Aerospace, member of Vistage CEO group, member of Community of Faith, Cypress, TX
Teresa Franklin - Regency Counseling Associates LPC, member of UMC Mansfield, TX
Susan Laukoter - Executive Director, LPC @ Rapha Christian Counseling, Inc., member Irving Bible Church, Irving, TX
Linda Madeksho - Spiritual Director & Founder Enlighten Ministries, member of the Vineyard Church, Houston, TX
Melanie Offutt - Ministry Partner to pastor and her spouse, Brian Offutt, WHCofC, Cypress, TX , Art Teacher at Cypress Ranch High School.

FACILITATORS

Sheila Birmingham - SOULWELL Worship Team
Teresa Franklin - SOULWELL  Bible Journaling Facilitator, Worship Team
Linda Madeksho -  SOULWELL Advisory Board Member, Spiritual Director, Retreat Pastor & Creative Consultant
Brian Offutt - SOULWELL Executive Board Member, Retreat Pastor
Melanie Offutt - SOULWELL Advisory Board Member, Creative Specialist, Worship Team Leader, Journey Shepherd
Rachael Thorton -  SOULWELL Teen Facilitator, Journey Volunteer

LEAD VOLUNTEERS

Kellie Carney - SOULWELL Board Member, Fundraising & Merchandising Chair, Admin Team, Chef and Journey Shepherd
Debbie D’Ambrosio - SOULWELL Executive Board Member Prayer Team & Team volunteer & Risk Manager for SOULWELL Ministries
Courtney Goeke - SOULWELL Treasurer, Administrative Team, Team volunteer

Susan Laukoter - SOULWELL Journey Shepherd, volunteer counselor

Terry Dye - SOULWELL Prayer Team, Journey Shepherd
Reda Rice - SOULWELL Journey Shepherd & Prayer Team