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Randy Davis,
Founder and Executive Director,
A Better Life-Brianna's Hope

A Devoted husband of fifty-one years. A father of two, a proud "papa" of five, and great g'pa of one. A friend to many and an accepter of all. A genuine people person at heart that believes everyone deserves another chance.

He attended Ball State University and is a US Army veteran having served during the Vietnam War. Randy retired from Monday to Sunday ministry in 2018 after 35 years of sharing and caring with and for others. His present passion is involvement with the recovery community. He is the founder and executive director of the recovery movement, A Better Life-Brianna's Hope. He has held more than 100 celebration of life services for those that died of an overdose or mental health related death.

His goal is to encourage and provide a means for all people to become the person God created them to be.

Brianna's Prayer

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Jim Upchurch

Jim is a freelance editor and pastor at Christ Church in Wake Forest, NC. He has served in pastoral roles in North Carolina since 2005 and is a graduate of Campbell University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jim is married to Rachel, and they have two children, Isaiah and Jana. Jim enjoys reading, fishing, fitness, learning Spanish, and spending time with his family.

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Natalie Haymore

Natalie was raised in rural Northern California, where she learned to love and appreciate natural beauty and the value of strong familial relationships. She finds purpose through her art and raising her six children with her husband, Marshall. See more of her work at

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Melissa Davis,
Happy Owl Publishing,LLC

Melissa lives in Gray's Creek, North Carolina with her husband, Brady and two daughters, Tinley and Addison. She runs her own publishing company, Happy Owl Publishing, and is also an author of children's books. Melissa loves to read, travel, complete puzzles, and visit with friends and family! 

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