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Our Team

Our team wakes up every day passionate about reducing
the divorce rate and helping couples enjoy lifelong love.

Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott

Founders

Les and Leslie are a husband-and-wife team who not only share the same name, but the same passion for helping others build healthy relationships. In 1991, the Parrott’s founded the Center for Relationship Development on the campus of Seattle Pacific University – a groundbreaking program dedicated to teaching the basics of good relationships.

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Kevin Small

Chair – Board of Directors

In 1996, Kevin Small was recruited by the leadership development author John C. Maxwell. Kevin was tasked with the creation of a platform that would be used to bring Maxwell’s leadership books to market. As the President of Maxwell’s company, Kevin launched a satellite event training series that would enroll over 1 million students while rolling out an integrated publishing platform that launched four New York Times bestselling leadership titles.

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Ryan Farmer

Executive Director

The Parrotts welcome Ryan Farmer to the Marriage Mentoring leadership team. Ryan is managing all aspects of the Marriage Mentoring movement, whose goal is to wake the sleeping giant of Marriage Mentors across North America.

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Tim Popadic

Marketing Director

Tim Popadic is the National Director of the Relationship Enrichment Collaborative. He travels the country helping churches, communities and organizations create “Date Night” programs to impact the relationships within their communities.

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David and Wende Butcher

Region Manager – Canada

David and Wende share many passions – for doing life together, for their children and for seven of the most beautiful, talented and lovable grandchildren on the planet. But they are most passionate about helping couples establish, develop, strengthen and repair lifelong marriages in Canada.

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Mandi Moragne

Director of Awesome Customer Experiences

Mandi Moragne works with our partners and customers to create smooth processes and answer all your questions…all with our customer’s experience at heart.

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Janice Lundquist

Director of Events

Janice Lundquist is our Director of Events. A graduate of Wheaton college, she began her career in 1986 as a book publicist for David C. Cook Publishers. After several years in the corporate world she spread her entrepreneurial wings and launched her own public relations firm.

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