Bobbie Mark is the Executive Director of Redeemed Ministries. She has been with Redeemed for almost 17 years, joining as an outreach volunteer in 2005. In 2010 she, her husband Dennis, and a handful of amazing volunteers stepped up to open the first residential home for survivors of sex trafficking in the state of Texas. There, she developed and compiled Redeemed Ministries’ current trauma-informed, brain-based program utilizing ITSS Expert Consensus Treatment Guidelines for Complex PTSD in adults. Since then, Bobbie has been humbled beyond measure working with the incredibly strong women who walk through the doors of the Sparrow House and those who are living independently. She has learned how to speak more gently, listen more intently, and love more fiercely. While the work is hard and the days are often long, she wouldn’t change a thing and will forever be happy she said “yes” to going on that first outreach. Bobbie and Dennis recently celebrated 39 years of marriage. Together, they have 3 amazing children and 4 amazing grandchildren. Through Justin, Chelsea, and Lauren, Bobbie and Dennis are blessed with 3 “bonus kids”: Brittany, Joe, and Logan. Bobbie enjoys spending quality time with her family, laughing with Dennis, and painting mediocre art. One day she will write her book, and it will simultaneously encourage the reader while making them laugh/cry. For now, she is content to serve God in whatever way He sees fit.
Trauma-Informed Faith Integration
- Discuss the importance of using a trauma-informed approach in the integration of faith into programming. At Redeemed Ministries, we teach a 26-week course on how trauma affects survivors physically, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually. It is important as caregivers to understand how the six key principles of TIA play an important role in survivors’ discovery or rediscovery of their faith.