My Story

Thank you for visiting Beauty from Brokenness; I’m so happy that you’re here. I’m a Gen-Z Small Group Leader but am passionate about reaching, teaching, and mentoring kids ages 1 to 100. I’m also a Mom, wife, event planner, writer and church planter. It took me 13 years to comprehend what “following” Jesus meant after making the decision to believe, and my hope is for you to get there faster than I did.

Being a young adult was one of the darkest times I can remember. Although I’d graduated from college and went on to get married, I didn’t have a clue what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I knew all about God, but didn’t trust Him because of what I had gone through in my upbringing; resentment blocked any sort of real relationship with Him. This led to filling my “gaps” in every worldly way, possible – (see my Lies Women Live video here)…none of which did the trick.

This cycle is exactly what the enemy wants. He knows that if he can capture us at the tender age when all big decisions are made, then he may very well capture our entire lives…with pain, shame, guilt, and depression. Thus, enters our rescuer, healer and greatest fan, Jesus.

 I believe it is my mission to reach young adults at this most crucial time in their lives. I want to hear them, see them and gently nudge them in the right direction. If you are a teenager or young adult in need of advice, a place to stay or a nonjudgmental friend and mentor in your life, I’m here for you!

I’m a firm believer that a relationship with God is our SOUL purpose in life and that He will use whatever means necessary to draw us into a loving embrace, even if it means bringing down the hammer. I’m the sledge-hammer case (Thank you, Rick Warren, for the analogy) and if you haven’t guessed it already, Jesus is the Beauty; I am the brokenness.

~Hailley

Photo credit: Molly Howells