Journey to Hope is very happy to announce that we are adding a new staff member to our team on March 31, 2014. Doug Thrash will be joining us as a Christian Life Coach. We are excited about the possibilities and feel that many will find hope and healing through Doug’s coaching at Journey to Hope. Welcome, Doug! Read about him below. Doug will begin afternoon/evening hours on Mondays, Tuesdays and some Thursdays, and will be leading the Financial Peace University group we will be offering beginning toward the end of April. Please see flyer for details about dates and cost.
Doug Thrash is a Christian Life Coach and he completed the program of studies for Diploma in Christian Life Coaching from Light University. His graduate degrees include a Master’s degree in Business Administration from George Mason University and a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. Doug also has a BS in Mathematics from the U.S. Naval Academy.
Doug served in the Marine Corps for 20 years as a Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) in F-4 Phantom squadrons and as a Systems Acquisition Professional, completing his career at Marine Corp Systems Command at Quantico, VA. He went on to work in Strategic Marketing, Technology Development, and Network Engineering at MCI Communications, Nextel, and Sprint Nextel for 15 years. Currently, he is a Test and Evaluation Engineer with DELTA Resources, Inc with his primary work having been managing and providing oversight of all advance electronics testing of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles that the Joint Services used in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Doug is married to Barbara from Meridian, MS. Barbara is a private piano teacher and they have resided in Stafford County since 1988 and plan to stay in this area until the Lord calls them home. Doug has served as an elder in a local congregation since 2004 and at a previous congregation, he has led the Financial Ministry Programs since 1997. In this capacity, he has been Stewardship Chairman and taught and facilitated Ron Blue’s Master Your Money, Crown Financial‘s Small Group Study, and most recently, Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU).
Doug is very passionate about CrossFit training and has been a member of the Stafford “box” for over 2 ½ years. He greatly enjoys working in the yard and his favorite season is spring when the 1500+ daffodils he has planted over the years come into bloom.
Message from Doug:
My passion is working with individuals/couples to help them become debt-free and achieve true financial freedom. The key component of this journey is recognition that God owns everything and we are just managers of His assets. He expects us to be wise in managing the money and treasures He has entrusted to us. As stated in Proverbs:
“The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.” Proverbs 21:5
When God “owns it all”, that means He also owns your debts and His best for everyone is becoming debt free. I look forward to taking the journey together toward financial freedom. A Christ-follower recognizes that the greatest debt of all was paid for by God sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for each of us.