who is VowsToKeep?
We are a team of couples purposefully working side-by-side as tools in the hands of the Lord, bringing couples closer to each other and closer to the heart of God's design for their marriage.
david & tracy
Co-founders of VowsToKeep | Co-hosts of VowsToKeep Radio | Counselors | Speakers | Authors
David and Tracy started ministering to marriages for more than 10 years before formally starting VowsToKeep Ministries in 2011 as a response to God’s calling on their lives. They are passionate about bringing the truth of God’s Word to today’s marriages. David and Tracy do this through many means, including their weekly 30 minute radio broadcast – VowsToKeep Radio, Biblical marriage counseling (Intensive Discipleship – ACBC), numerous marriage conferences, and speaking at men’s and women’s groups and retreats. Seeing couples’ hearts turn toward Christ and each other is their greatest joy.
To invite David and Tracy to speak at your event, click HERE.
To inquire more about the Biblical Counseling provided by VowsToKeep, click HERE.
Bill & janet
They have long- served their church family, Bill as elder and Janet as women’s Bible teacher at Grace Brethren Church where they reside in Marysville, Ohio. For many years they have served to disciple and counsel those seeking to understand the truth of God’s word, but they specifically have an abiding passion to see Biblically strong marriages and families in today’s culture.
This passion comes from personally experiencing the hope and truth of God’s word which restored their own lives and broken marriage. They have been blessed to see their entire family come to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord. For this reason and purpose, God has called them to join the VowsToKeep ministry in this season of their lives.
In addition to years of direct counseling experience, Janet and Bill are pursuing training and certification with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. Life skills teaching and coaching are passions for the Howards across an array of different subjects.
As a couple they have many other gifts that contribute to VowsToKeep ranging from advertising/marketing to banquet/ special-event coordinating and catering.
Whitney was born in Indiana but moved to various different states throughout her childhood (Ohio, California, Washington, Missouri), so when asked "Where did you grow up?" that poses as a complicated question to answer! Regardless, the Lord used each move, state, church attended, people met to shape and teach her young heart. And she believes, because of these moves, she got the privilege to see the Lord move and work at a young age which helped fuel her faith.
She attended college at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois where she graduated with a degree in Corporate Communications and Marketing. After graduation, she obtained her MBA from Olivet while working as a Graduate Assistant. While at ONU, she met her now husband, Jordan Eggleston. Together, they have 2 young boys. Their family lives in central Ohio.
Prior to her position at VowsToKeep, she has held various roles in the Corporate world, so working for V2K Marriage Ministries has been a joy and breath of needed fresh air. She is strongly passionate about love and marriage and helping couples obtain healthy, God-honoring marriages.
Prayer Team Coordinator
Sheila has been married to her husband, Jeff, for nearly 29 years, and together they are blessed with an amazing teenager.
Sheila’s career has had her working in the legal field for almost 30 years as a paralegal, but if she could say her full-time job was a professional prayer warrior she would be happy. Her hobbies include writing poetry and short stories, singing at her church, volunteering at her local pregnancy center, christian school, church, and in statewide and local communities in mentoring and bible studies, senior, teen, and women’s ministries.
Sheila has a heart for seeing marriages thrive, families be firmly rooted and grounded in the solid foundation of God’s word, and for women to have victory in their relationships, especially with their Loving and Faithful Creator God.
Sheila has always been a “people person” and is happiest when she can be connecting with others, and she feels God’s call on her life for counseling women. She is currently pursuing certification through the Association for Certified Biblical Counselors. She has a passion for prayer and mentoring and an even stronger desire to point all people to the greatest hope they could ever know in Jesus Christ.
Tricia is our newest member to join the V2K Team. She is married to Josh. This year, they are celebrating 8 years of marriage! They have a little girl named Olivia who is 5. Their family lives in the central Ohio area. She loves all things crafting, being with friends and family, and playing with Olivia. Currently, Tricia is a contracted auditor for a bank. She has worked in the finance industry for over 17 years now.
Tricia and her husband have been helping and supporting V2K for 4 years now. They have helped make and provide VowsToKeep merchandise and serve as volunteers at V2K’s various events.
Tricia has a huge passion for helping marriages survive and thrive. She has a heart for the upcoming generations and longs to provide godly, helpful marriage resources that will help them to build biblically healthy marriages.
We are thrilled and thankful that Tricia will be serving as the VowsToKeep Finance Manager – providing great expertise and guidance for all finance related items.
Bethany Smucker enjoys being the wife to her loving and devoted husband Chris, mama to 4 beautifully rambunctious children ages 3-9, and teacher of music to awesome elementary students; it’s a blessed life in her neck of the woods. She has a deep love and appreciation for God’s Word, and desires to share how the truth within it transforms hearts, minds, marriages, and lives.
Bethany’s favorite way to talk to the Lord is through journaling and poetry. Since she was 7 years old, just learning to string two sentences together, Bethany has poured her heart into written words. She finds writing to be her most freeing and effective means of communication, and prays God will use it to glorify Him and bless others.
When she’s not teaching music or blogging for Vows to Keep, you can find her running (after her kids, or through the country on her morning run), spending precious time with her family, sipping coffee with sweet friends, obnoxiously singing (or rapping) with some of her favorite musicians, journaling, doing BeachBody workouts in her family room, or trying to make
Mount Smucker (the enormous, never-dwindling pile of laundry) shrink.