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About Us

We are a diverse team striving to create loving families.

Our mission is to provide a path towards loving relationships as Heavenly Parent intended through Matching tools and support, Blessed Marriage enrichment and healing resources, and Blessed Family care.

Our vision is a vibrant community of happily Blessed Couples and Families, rooted in Heavenly Parent and True Parents’ love.

Learn About Our Programs


Meet the Team

Crescentia

Crescentia DeGoede
Director
cdegoede@unification.org

Steve

Steve Honey
Family Care Manager
shoney@unification.org

Benjy

Benjy Uyama
Project Manager
buyama@unification.org

Ayako

Ayako Heller
Administrative Assistant
International Communications
aheller@unification.org

Jessica

Jessica Satttinger
Community Liaison
jsattinger@unification.org

Esther

Tina Zelada
Administrative Assistant
Finance Manager
tzelada@unification.org

Leighton

Leighton DeGoede
Tech Support
Database Admin
ldegoede@unification.org

John A

John Abelseth
MS Co-Coordinator
BFM Representative for Canada
john.abelseth@gmail.com

Anne-Marie

Anne-Marie Mylar
Founder & Manager of OMS
MS Co-Coordinator
amie2013@gmail.com

John D

John DeGoede
MS Co-Coordinator
Webinar Tech Support
jwdegoede@outlook.com

Marjorie

Marjorie Buessing
Curriculum Developer
MS Co-Coordinator
marjorie.buessing@gmail.com

Debby

Debby Gullery
Consultant
Curriculum Developer
Dissolution Counselor
debbygullery@yahoo.com

David

David Young
24+ Connect Retreats Director
djsy88@gmail.com


The BFM empowers families in four ways.

1. Individuals

Single Support


2. Couples

Couple Education

Sex & Intimacy

  • Sex & Intimacy Resources – resources and video presentations for married couples on how to have heavenly sex and intimacy.

Offering Children Ministry (Adoption)

  • Adoption Support – ministry that supports couples seeking to adopt, as well as couples seeking to offer a child.

Marriage Counseling & Healing


3. Families

Parenting

Family Care

  • Life Transitions – recognition of the life transitions of people in our community, including births, anniversaries and ascensions.
  • Special Needs Ministry – ministry that supports children with disabilities.
  • Offering Children Ministry – offers support and resources for couples who have been unable to conceive a child and help facilitate relationships with those who would like to offer a child.
  • Seonghwa Ministry – recognizes and supports those who have ascended.

Widows & Widowers


4. Communities

Local Education Packages

  • “Being the Right Person” packaged curriculum – educational intro to the Marriage Blessing.
  • “Preparing for Marriage” packaged curriculum – education designed for singles wanting to learn about the Matching process.
  • “Start Smart: Growing as a Couple” packaged curriculum – education designed to help engaged couples prepare for marriage.
  • Parents Matching Education packaged curriculum – education for parents to learn about the Matching process. 
  • Packaged Small Groups – Small Group curricula to bring communities together. 

Local Community Training

  • Marriage Blessing How-To Guide – guide for community leaders to prepare and host a local Marriage Blessing Ceremony.
  • Matching Advisor Training – certification training for community leaders to advise individuals through the Matching process.
  • Blessing Interviewers Training – certification training for community leaders to conduct the Blessing Interview.

Ministry Leader Resources

Prayer Requests

  • Prayer Requests – public announcements to request prayer for a specific person in the community.

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