Spark of Life exists to instill hope that, though life can never be the same after loss, it can be rich and fulfilling. We are here to walk beside you on that journey, and hope begins now. We are a non-profit organization.
Take a look below to get to know each of our coaches. Once you find someone who fits you and your needs, you can schedule directly with them.
Interested in more than one session? You can purchase a package of three sessions, then we will email a code to book your appointments with your coach of choice.
Terri is a certified Grief Recovery Coach. She lives in Searcy, AR with her husband, Dennis. Dr. Terri Rine has taught on the university level for all of her professional career. She is currently serving as an adjunct professor for two universities. For the past 15 years, her teaching responsibilities have been in the area of family & intimate relationships, parenting, and grief & bereavement.
Sara Strader holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication and Conflict resolution, as well as a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy. Since 2005, Sara has been working with others from various cultures, backgrounds, experiences and trauma — whether in business collaborations or private practice — to find sustainable life practices. Sara’s understanding of systems theory has influenced her work with youth, families, couples, or individuals to find meaning and purpose. Sara’s own losses inform her work and help her meet others where they are and join in their journey forward.
Russell (Rusty) Meadows, LPC, has worked in the behavioral health field for over twenty years and is currently a Behavioral Health Therapist in Searcy, AR. Rusty completed certification training from the Grief Recovery Institute. As a John Maxwell Certified Life Coach, Rusty’s desire is to help grievers achieve the positive life changes they are seeking. He has been a co-facilitator for fifty Spark of Life Retreats since 2010 and understands the power of living forward. The Meadows’ lost their 34-year-old son, Justin, in 2015, and Rusty is a wonderful asset to our team.
Nancy Meadows works alongside her husband Rusty in our Spark of Life retreats. She has spent much of her life nurturing and being mother and grandmother to their three children and six grandchildren. She excels in the gifts of hospitality and service. She completed certification training from the Grief Recovery Institute. Her warmth, understanding, and good listening skills make her an excellent choice for grief coaching. The Meadows’ lost their 34-year old son, Justin, in 2015.
Being in the floral business for most of her life, Dana saw the need for support for those experiencing heartache due to grief. Dana has offered monthly grief meetings for several years and has worked with many hurting people. This and the desire to better navigate her own grief journey led Dana to become certified in grief recovery. After attending a Spark of Life Retreat and Workshop, Dana is excited to use her skills and compassion to serve others.
Following the death of three of her four children, Cari pursued certification as an Advanced Life Coach with a focus on grief, stress, and health. She also wrote the book titled “Tattooed by Grief.” Spark of Life played an integral part in her grief recovery. Her passion is to walk with others on their grief journey as they begin to Live Forward. She is a follower of Christ and loves spending time in His creation.
Scott is the father of four children and suffered the loss of 3 of those children over a short period of time. Coming from an emergency services background in Search & Rescue and Wildland Fire Management, he knows how hard it is for men to grieve appropriately. Spark of Life was key in his moving from mourning to joy and peace. Scott brings his empathy and hard-earned wisdom to the Spark of Life coaching program
Katie is a certified Grief Recovery Coach. She is a single mom of 3 and lives in Searcy, AR. Katie has a strong desire to help other women in their pain of divorce and walk alongside them in their grief journey. She experienced divorce in 2017 after 20 years of marriage. Her strengths are working with women one-on-one. She has also served as the grief minister at her church. Spark of Life was pivotal in her divorce recovery, and she has been helping teach grief classes since 2019.
Dennis Rine is a certified Grief Recovery Coach. He lives in Searcy, AR with his wife Terri. Dennis was a teacher, counselor, and coach at Harding Academy for his professional career prior to his recent retirement. After attending a retreat following the murder of their daughter, Dennis and his wife Terri acquired training in grief recovery and joined the efforts of Spark of Life as facilitators. They have facilitated nearly 40 retreats.
David is the Executive Director and Co-founder of Spark of Life. He is a Certified Grief Recovery Coach. He has his Master’s degree in substance abuse counseling. He lives in Thompsons Station, TN with his wife Debbie.
We’ll connect you with the first available certified coach.
I hereby acknowledge that coaching sessions are neither counseling nor therapy.
You can reschedule your coaching appointment up to 24 hours before the appointment using the link in your confirmation email. Any requests to reschedule less than 24 hours before the appointment or no-show appointments will forfeit their payment for this session.
Coaching sessions are non-refundable. Unused coaching sessions expire one year from purchase.
We recommend that you select one Spark of Life coach and stick with that same coach, which will allow you to get the best out of your sessions. We don’t allow you to book sessions with different Spark of Life coaches at the same time, as this creates confusion. The first session with a new coach will be an intake session, this is about setting the scene for what to expect with coaching, understanding your background and specific relationship situation, and areas to work on.
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