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About Us

We are a diverse team striving to create loving families.

Our mission is to guide America back to God through the teachings and Marriage Blessing of True Parents.  

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 Sattinger
Couple Care Coordinator
jsattinger@unification.org

Esther

Esther Flores
Administrative Assistant
Finance Manager
eflores@unification.org

Leighton

Leighton DeGoede
Tech Support
Database Admin
ldegoede@unification.org

Marjorie

Marjorie Buessing
Curriculum Developer
Matching Committee Chair
marjorie.buessing@gmail.com

John A

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

Anne-Marie

Anne-Marie Mylar
Founder & Manager of OMS
Database Admin
amie2013@gmail.com

John D

John DeGoede
MA Co-Coordinator
Webinar Tech Support
jwdegoede@outlook.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.
  • Family Resources – resources to bring families together.
  • Special Needs – ministry that supports children with disabilities.

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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