Founder & Chief Creative Officer


Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer


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Our Team

Training the next generation to love God, love people and to maintain a vibrant, sustainable faith is a calling like none other.


Ministry is hard.

Parenting is harder.

Church has become complicated, culturally-questionable and is losing its stamina.


We’ve been there. We’ve done that.


We care about families and the future of our faith. It’s our privilege to support you as you live out this incredible calling. Connect with us to see how we can partner.

Dori Beltz

Founder and Chief Creative Officer

After five years as an elementary school teacher, Dori stepped into family ministry, serving as a pastor for more than 15 years. Her passion is to bridge generations and provide experiences that merge individual narratives with God's story. Dori's flair for creativity has resulted in several ventures designed to bolster faith development, including the "GrowthRings" concept. During the summer, you'll find Dori amidst kids and critters leading her Bible-based barnyard day camp. Dori and her husband Chris have been blessed with five amazing kids, ages 15-23.

Shelley Henning

Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer

Shelley has served in family ministry for over two decades, not only as a children's pastor, but also in the training and support of pastors and ministry leaders across multiple denominations and initiatives. Her passion is to serve ministry leaders as they serve children and families. As an author, she has written various units and events for children’s ministry, such as Wrapped Up in Christmas. She is also the author of 24 Family Ministry Events for the Holidays from RoseKidz, and co-author of the upcoming Mourning Star Grief Curriculum for children, teens, and adults. Shelley and her husband Mike have 4 children, ages 11-20.