Tenacious Grace

Tenacious Grace is a nonprofit ministry dedicated to creating resources that encourage and challenge people from all walks of life.  All funds raised through our teaching curriculum, speaking opportunities, products, and donations are used to help us reach people with the message of Truth, strength, and hope in Jesus. Check back soon, as we plan to launch a few products and resources in over the coming months.

Tenacious Grace is currently involved in a weekly local jail ministry, continually writing and generating resources, and accepting speaking opportunities at churches and events of all sizes.  To get more information how you can get involved in what Jesus is doing through Tenacious Grace, email us at howdy@tenaciousgrace.cc.

The Tenacious Grace Team

C-headshotCookie Cawthon

Ministry Leader – Writer & Speaker

Cookie Cawthon is the founder of Tenacious Grace–a ministry born out of her own personal story with Jesus. As a writer and speaker she has been blessed with the opportunity to use her gifts to create Bible Studies, lead ministries, and speak at churches and events of all shapes and sizes. Cookie is most passionate about reaching hurting people with the message of Truth, strength, and hope —  which led her to a local jail ministry where she now spends each Sunday morning teaching, praying, and connecting with women.  Cookie loves every opportunity she gets to teach others about God’s fierce love and tenacious grace. Find out more about scheduling Cookie to speak at your church or event here.

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Lindsay Haselden

Creative Director

Lindsay Haselden is a creative connoisseur – with a passion for people, pixels, Jesus, and strongly brewed coffee. She loves being part of Tenacious Grace and having the opportunity to use her eye for marketing and design to reach more women with the message of Truth, strength, and hope. You can often find Lindsay behind a computer screen — writing, dreaming, and generating resources and designs for print, video, and the web.

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Kay Douglas

Financial Director

Kay Douglas is an expert in the field of corporate business. She has spent years working in human resources and business management – a background which has been vital to the start-up of Tenacious Grace. She loves Jesus and numbers and the language of business law. And she consults with the lawyer and accountant to ensure wise decisions are made to solidify the foundation for this ministry. Kay is hilarious, bold, and takes seriously her role to steward every dollar.

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Melanie Turner

Volunteer Director

Melanie Turner is our volunteer commander.  She is heartfelt about helping people discover their potential in Christ and using their God-given gifts to serve others.  Her background in business has provided great training ground for championing women from various walks of life.  She works directly with people who believe in our mission and want to volunteer along side of us.  She believes that we are most effective when we come together as a community and work towards a common goal.

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Danielle Rhodes

Director of Events and Operations

Danielle Rhodes is an organizer extraordinaire. Her love for Jesus and people — combined with her ability to break a big thing down into all of its moving pieces — has made her an incredible asset to the TG team. She’s a wife. Mom. Underdog champion. Event organizer. Baby whisperer. And when not busy serving across many ministries, you can likely find her glued to a good book, or possibly The Great British Baking Show.

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