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We Are Stronger Women

Helping survivors reclaim what abuse took away, through life-changing emotional healing, restoration, and spiritual growth.

Why Stronger?

Because survivors of abuse and violence are all around us, but often they hide out of fear and shame.

Did you know...

In the US 1 in 3 women are abused in intimate partner relationships.

Did you know...

In the US 1 in 7 men are abused in intimate partner relationships.

Did you know...

1 in 3 teens already experience abuse in relationships.

Abusive experiences leave wounds lasting decades after the trauma of abuse is over.

Survivors often move on, but are left overwhelmed by shame, fear, low self-esteem and powerlessness. Because LOVE has always come with a promise – and then pain – survivors; feel disconnected and even pain when they hear the word Love, especially the notion, “God loves you.”

Every Stronger session is written for survivors by survivors. This insight an integral piece to understanding the survivors’ journey from hurt to healing through restorative and prevention programs.

The Stronger healing model combines proven curriculum, the power of small groups, and ongoing development of practical tools to restore survivors.

Stronger focuses on exponential growth by equipping certified facilitators to launch restorative healing groups in their local community, church and organization.

As survivors tell their stories, they begin to heal from trauma in a safe and supportive setting. Participants gain: Increased self-awareness, renewed thought patterns, develop healthier coping mechanisms, build resilience, improved self-esteem, establish healthy boundaries, improve family and parenting skills, improved communication skills, and healthier relationships.

We believe it is critical to provide practical tools so everyone can walk alongside these survivors in their healing journey with respect and dignity.

Meet Our Team

Because survivors of abuse and violence are all around us, but often they hide out of fear and shame.

Dr. Brooke Jones

Founder and CEO

Brooke is a national and international speaker on topics of global oppression of women, domestic & gender based violence and human trafficking. Brooke is wife to Rick, mom of two young kids, and is a two-decade survivor of domestic violence and aggravated stalking.

Brooke earned her Bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship, her Master’s degree in Education and in 2016 received an Honorary Doctorate degree in Theology to recognize her contribution and impact through the Stronger Women programs.

Gloria Brooks

Director of Community Engagement

Gloria Brooks joined Stronger Women in October 2023. She earned her BFA in Interior Design in 2003 and has worked in the design industry for over 25 years.

She also served as Donor Recruitment Director at Coffee Memorial Blood Center in Amarillo and feels her success there will bring value to the SW team. She deeply believes in the mission of Stronger Women and is excited about the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of domestic abuse survivors.

Gloria’s heart is her family. Married to Chris, they love spending time with their kids Christal, Sarah, Sutton, David, and Stevie. However, her favorite role is being Gigi to Christian, Jayce, Bhahula, Jade, and James.

Gaye Gardner

Client Advocate

Gaye Gardner is our Client Advocate for Stronger Women with Bachelor of Science degrees in Elementary Education and Guidance Associate and pursued a career in Education. She previously worked in Congregational Care and Outreach at Covenant Church McKinney. She is married, the mother of three children and has two grandchildren.

Gaye has been a volunteer with Stronger since the beginning. She volunteers as the Collin County Director for Crisis Response Ministry, is a member of the Collin County Council on Family Violence and the Collin County Crime Victim’s Council.

Meet Our Board

Rick Jones

Board Chair

Rick brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and talent to the Board. He has almost forty years of retail knowledge and digital retail experience and his business, Soulful Creations donates 50% of all profits to programs helping women and children impacted by violence and abuse. He has a heart for the Lord and loves to serve his community and give to others. Rick has a talent for identifying the gifting in an individual and to coaching them to achieve greater heights than they could imagine on their own. Rick has spent years linking corporate business to create and support community programs in large scales.

Beverly Pop


Always on the forefront of Beverly’s mind are the spiritual needs of those around her. Thus her approach to life and work has always been about discovering opportunities to minister. Beverly was born on the mission field in Chile. She served as the Director of Public Relations for The Salvation Army in Fort Worth, Texas where she established the first NBC cause-related marketing partnership in the nation. She went on to serve as the Director of Development for The Salvation Army Area Commands in Miami, Houston and Dallas.

Beverly’s professional experience goes beyond public relations and fundraising. She has worked with the NFL Super Bowl committee, coordinated multiple disaster relief services, and she facilitates the Master’s Program for Women.

Karen Jordan


Along with being Rich Jordan’s wife, Karen is the Office Manager and CFO for Fortress Estate Solutions. Karen has her degree in Accounting from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK.

When asked where she would love to have been born (other than her home state of KS), she said, “Hawaii. For the most part, the islands don’t experience the extreme hot or cold of other states and are surrounded by beautiful ocean.” (By the way, her favorite vacation spot? Anywhere near an ocean.)

In high school, the one lesson Karen is most grateful for learning is that to succeed in this life, she had to work at it, even if she worked alone, and never give up. After high school, Karen put herself through college as her parents did not have the resources to assist her. And she passed this same heart and ethic to her children.

Together, Rich and Karen share 4 children, 7 grandchildren, and 2 adorable Pugs.

Candy Hall


Candy and her family have been lifetime generous givers. She believes that everyone has the right to be loved and have access to learn about the love of Jesus. Candy and her husband, and two adult sons balance their professional and philanthropic goals with humor and excellence. Candy is a seed planter in many lives locally, regionally, and around the globe.

Sheila Rondeau


Sheila Rondeau is the CEO of MOGXP (Marketing Operations Group Experiential) an experiential and alternative marketing company focused on operations and logistics to increase consumer interactions.  

Sheila, a retired-Army veteran, has produced complex and highly recognized marketing initiatives from development through implementation with 25+ years of experience.

Angela Tucker


A resilient single mother who has overcome an abusive relationship and numerous other obstacles. Through Stronger Women she gained invaluable tools that transformed her life and her daughter’s future. Breaking free from the past, she now flourishes in a successful real estate career. Inspired by her journey, she passionately dedicates herself to empowering women.


Stronger than Espresso dba Stronger Women is a registered 501(c)3. Tax donations are deductible as allowed by law.

Stronger Women has been accredited since 2015 by the ECFA Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. ECFA sets some of the highest standards in the nonprofit world in terms of governance, financial management and stewardship. Applications for accreditation are subject to a rigorous review – initially and annually. Periodic onsite reviews confirm compliance with the standards. Nonprofit organizations meeting these high standards are synonymous with credibility and trust.