Brooke Powers – Founder & Executive Director
In January of 2013 Brooke had this vision of creating a wedding venue that did more than to help the bride with the wedding day, but to prepare the couple for the journey of marriage. During daily meditation the ideas kept coming and she journaled for months before sharing the vision. Today we have CenterPeace, a non-profit that strengthens marriages and families by doing two things, help marriages start well and develop well. We continue to grow our team of dynamic marriage mentors and teachers.
Jeremiah Powers – Co-Founder
Erik Burckart – Board Member
Erik joined the Board of Directors in 2017. Professionally Erik builds engaging apps, he is a technologist, inventor, Business Executive, and Advisor. Erik and his wife Heather are passionate about Healthy Marriages and Whole families. They have four children and they serve the community as CenterPeace trained Marriage Mentors.
Jamala has been a Marriage Mentor for Your CenterPeace, along with her husband Raymond, since 2018. She is honored to be able to share the wisdom and perspective gained from her years of marriage with other couples who are just embarking on their life journey together. Jamala has spent most of her professional career in the education and nonprofit worlds. Currently, she provides virtual business support to nonprofits and small business owners through her business Refine Virtual Solutions. She and Raymond are the proud parents of two boys.
Mary Beth joined our Board in the Fall of 2019 she has been a member of the Programming Committee and regularly makes an appearance in our webinars, producing relevant information on healthy relationships. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a private practice (@yourjourneythrough) serving teens and young adults. Her mission is to demystify therapy and make it fun and meaningful experience for clients. She and her husband, Ned, were married in April 2019 after taking part in the Your CenterPeace Marriage Mentoring program.
Andy Norman – Board Member
As a member of both the North Carolina and Illinois Bars, Andy is an attorney with thirty-plus years in all aspects of complex and simple economic loss and special remedies litigation, in both federal and state courts. He also works with nonprofit organizations, such as CenterPeace, to further their missions. He is married to Mary, with whom he has two children and eight grandchildren.
Mary Tomlinson- Board Member
Mary joined the Board in the Fall of 2018. She and her husband have been married for 40 years and are trained as Marriage Mentors. Mary has owned her own business – On-Purpose Partners, since 2001 she has been providing personal and executive coaching, marketing, culture, team and customer service consulting and speaking. Mary spent 18 years at the Walt Disney Company as an executive, coaching teams of 8-800 in Marketing, Branding and as Director of the former Disney Institute.
John Pitman – Board Member
John’s passions for growth, simplicity, and efficiency through standardization, innovation and integration is applied to non-profit organizations following a career in corporate strategic planning, long range planning and financial management. He and his wife, Lee Ellen, have been married nearly 50 years, and were literally the “girl and boy next door”. John enjoys traveling with his wife Lee Ellen and doing family activities with their children and grandchildren.
Terrance Pigues- Board Member
Terrance is a mentee of Your CenterPeace’s Marriage Mentoring program! Having married his wife , Stephanie, just before the Coronavirus spread in the United States, they are thriving as newlyweds because of the preparation they did before they were married. Terrance has a big heart for inspiring newlyweds to also thrive in their pursuit of togetherness forever, by joining the community offered by Your Center Peace! As a professional “techie”, Terrance is helping to transform virtual communication and collaboration for the future of how we work. When Terrance is not working, he and his wife are either burning or enjoying calories during their two favorite hobbies: fitness & cooking.