How does it work?

We have certified Grief Recovery coaches available to you in your time of need.


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.

Meet Our Coaches

Terri Rine

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

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.

Rusty Meadows

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

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.

Dana Beavers

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.

Cari Zorno

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 Zorno

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 Hollis

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

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.

Meet David Mathews

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.


Hoping to meet someone as soon as possible?

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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Benefits of One-on-One Grief Coaching

Grief can be an isolating experience, but you don’t have to navigate it alone. Our one-on-one grief coaching offers personalized support tailored to your unique needs. Key benefits include:

– Personalized Support: Receive individualized attention from certified grief coaches.

– Flexible Scheduling: Book sessions at times that fit your schedule.

– Expert Guidance: Benefit from the experience and knowledge of professionals dedicated to grief recovery.

Why Choose Spark of Life Grief Coaches?

Our coaches at Spark of Life bring diverse backgrounds and personal experiences to their practice, ensuring you receive compassionate and effective support. Here’s why our coaches stand out:

– Certified Expertise: All our coaches are certified in grief recovery and have undergone extensive training.

– Personal Experience: Our coaches have experienced significant losses themselves, providing them with a deep understanding of loss, grief, and hope to live forward.

– Proven Methods: Our coaching sessions are based on powerful and practical strategies that have helped thousands find hope and healing.

What to Expect from Grief Coaching

When you schedule a session with one of our certified grief coaches, you can expect a structured and supportive environment designed to help you heal. Here’s an overview of the coaching process:

  1. Initial Intake Session: Understand your background, specific situation, and set goals for your coaching journey.
  2. Ongoing Support: Work with your coach through regular sessions to address various aspects of your grief.
  3. Practical Tools and Strategies: Learn techniques to manage your grief and begin to live forward with hope and purpose.

Meet Our Certified Grief Coaches

Our team of coaches is here to support you. Learn more about each coach’s background and expertise to find the right fit for you. Meet our coaches:

– Terri Rine: Specializes in family relationships, parenting, and bereavement.

– Sara Strader: Focuses on communication, conflict resolution, and trauma.

– Rusty Meadows: Offers extensive experience in behavioral health and grief recovery.

– Nancy Meadows: Known for her warmth, understanding, and excellent listening skills.

– Dana Beavers: Combines her vast experiences with working with those with various losses.

– Cari Zorno: Author and advanced life coach with a focus on grief and stress.

– Scott Zorno: Brings empathy and wisdom from personal loss and emergency services background.

– Katie Hollis: Works primarily with women dealing with divorce and grief.

– Dennis Rine: Experienced in education, counseling, and grief recovery.

– David Mathews: Co-founder of Spark of Life and certified grief recovery coach.

How to Schedule a Session

Scheduling a session with a Spark of Life coach is simple. Here’s how:

  1. Visit our coaching page.
  2. Choose a coach who fits your needs.
  3. Select a convenient time and book your session.

Coaching Packages

For those seeking ongoing support, we offer packages of three sessions. Purchasing a package provides continuity in your coaching experience. Learn more and purchase a package.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Have questions about our coaching services? Visit our FAQ page for more information on what to expect, how to prepare, and additional details.

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