My name is Courtney DeFeo and this community has been on my heart for years. I am a mom of two girls and I come from a line of feisty, strong, tender-hearted women. It’s my joy to bring these resources to you. I am not your expert – I am your friend. I am with you in raising up women to become all they can be – while dealing with my own shortcomings and fears.
Raising daughters can be overwhelming, but it’s mostly amazing. You are not alone. All of us are struggling with what to say and do with friendships, technology, body talks, emotions, their safety and much more. I won’t always have the answers – but I promise to point you to vetted resources. And most importantly, I will always point you to the only one that matters most. God created our girls. He created you as their moms.
So, this is a journey for us together. Treasured is so many things. It’s a podcast where I interview mentors and seek guidance and perspective for us all. It’s a curriculum (available now at TreasuredStudy.com) for mothers and daughters to do together. It’s a community where we can encourage each other (be sure you are on the email). It’s a way of raising our girls to discover they are worth more than they know – they are treasured by God. They are treasured by Mom.
I’m on your team and for you!
About The Team!
It’s becoming apparent that this community needs more than one frazzled girl to keep up with the work and exciting ways we can support you all! God is bringing the most amazing people my way. Let me introduce you to two of the KIND volunteers (hopefully paid one day) joining our team. You’ll hear from them on the blog, social media and more.
My name is Annie Agarwal and I’m thrilled to be a part of the Treasured team. My husband Rahul and I have been married for 17 years and have been serving Jesus together since our college days at Florida State University (Go Noles)! We have 3 fabulous boys and 1 treasured girl. Since I was a teenager, I’ve always loved pouring into children which led me to my degree in Elementary Education. During a mission trip my last semester of college, I began sensing God’s call to step into ministry. After our wedding, Rahul and I moved to New Orleans to attend seminary. I graduated with my Master’s of Divinity in Christian Education and spent the next 11 years with my hands in a variety of roles- the most important, being a wife and mom. I also added professional photographer, mentor to high school and college girls and coordinator of our church’s mom’s ministry to the mix. It was an incredible season of personal and spiritual growth and I loved the opportunities the Lord provided to lead out and pour into women of all ages! From the brand new freshman on campus to the mom wondering how to balance life, I loved walking beside them and pointing them to the truths in God’s Word. Recently, our family moved to the Atlanta area where my husband is on staff at an amazing church and where I’m stepping into new areas of ministry which allow me to weave together my strengths and passions for His glory. I’m looking forward to journeying with each of you, as we remind our girls that they are treasured by us, but most importantly by their Heavenly Father!
My name is Heidi Miller and I’m so excited to be part of Treasured Girlz! I have been married to my college sweetheart, Caleb, for almost 19 years. We have the unique privilege of both getting to be on staff at the same church in Texas. Caleb is the worship pastor and I work in the Missions Department (fun fact – my parents were missionaries and I grew up in Mexico City!). Aside from being a wife, my favorite title is mama. We have three kids – Carlee is 17 and a senior in high school (pray for me – this mama’s heart is having a hard time), Cade is 15 and a sophomore and Hayden is 11 and a 6th grader (middle school!!!). My heart’s passion is for my kids to know they are loved, treasured and that they have a purpose. When Carlee was in 5th grade a friend and I started a girls group to remind girls of these very truths. Several of those girls are still together in the same group – 7 years later! As much as I can I want to let moms and daughters everywhere know that we need each other – to learn, to grow, to remember who we are and Who’s we are.