Founder and CEO
After her own toddler was taken from her arms at her local grocery store in a thwarted sex trafficking abduction and her three sons survived drowning and an unlikely housefire all within a short window of time, Amanda penned bestseller Unraveled: Mothering Fiercely in a World Full of Fears. Second, promoting there exists a correlation between family breakdown and a child's vulnerability to trafficking, Amanda's unique approach is to provide Biblical solutions that strengthen the family unit. Thus, she is the founder of Able Moms International, Vigilant Families online anti-trafficking library, and is former Board President of Legacy Academy - a Christian University-Model® School. As a degreed communicator, and once top-sales professional and corporate trainer for an industry leader, Amanda speaks on the topics of motherhood, leadership, and child trafficking from the unrivaled perspective of God's Word as her audience's lens (whether they know it or not). Amanda’s professional successes, pre-kiddos, undergird her ministry work where she also partners with business CEO and ministry-minded husband to consult with organizations who desire to prosper. And, while accomplishments are part of any bio, Amanda wants you to know they don't rival her joys; a nightly sunset, answered prayers, a clean kitchen, finding cash in her pocket, a well-told story, a date night, and welcoming people into her home to eat and laugh. Amanda’s family of 7, along with their German Shepherd, live wholly for Jesus in snowy Colorado.
Celeste Claborn is happily married to her husband, John, and they have three precious children: Addilyn (5), Gavin (3), and Jack (1). She is a writer, speaker, and has led multiple women's Bible studies. She enjoys travel, adventure, and fitness. She has known and loved Jesus many years and is passionate about knowing God's Word and allowing its truth to be living and active in her life. She longs to help others dig into deeper truth which brings deeper freedom. She believes freedom is not just a one-time occurrence where burdens are lifted, but it is a lifestyle. She and her husband work to help others live out this lifestyle. She is originally from Texas, but has spent time in Guatemala helping to serve before moving her family to Colorado. She also spends her time homeschooling and building online businesses.
Nancy Middlebrooks has experienced motherhood in almost every form imaginable; first, raising two children from a first marriage that ended in divorce. She raised her daughter and son as a single parent from the time they were in elementary school until they were both in college, where after 12 years of being single, she remarried and took on the role of a custodial step-mom to a daughter and a non-custodial step-mom to a son. Soon after she remarried, she became a “Mother-in-Law” within the year. Soon life turned the corner for her to become a grandmother to nine and great-grandmother to three. All members at the age of accountability have professed the Lord as their Savior and serve Him in professions of ministry, education, law enforcement, military and parenting! Professionally, Nancy just retired from public education after 40+ years. Her special memories originate from the role of a school counselor who strived to share God’s love in an environment that prohibited His name. She loves the verse Philippians 2:9-11
Sandy Doyal, APRN
Capable Moments Director
Sandy Doyal is grounded in the knowledge she is beloved by the Father, (and so are you!!). She hasn’t always lived with this knowledge having gone through many dark periods in her life. Now, she lives to help others, especially women, understand the deep, unending love Jesus has for each of us. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner who owns a clinic in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. There, she is able to minister physically to her patients and offer prayer to those who are in need. Sandy also is a frequent public speaker sharing her experience with the supernatural healing of forgiveness. She and her husband, Bobby, have been married for nearly thirty years and together they have four grown children and nine grandchildren. Her go-to Bible passage comes from Hebrews 6:19 “This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls”. NLT
Sarah Monceaux, PMHNP
Able Moms "Outside" Director
“Why are you kind to me knowing what I have done?” Addicts, rapist, sex offenders, murderers. They all have this same thought. And, these are the very people that God would have me minster to as psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner specializing in adolescences and corrections. Initially registered nurse, I worked in the emergency room, in pain management, as a clinical instructor, electronic health records educator, and then the psychiatric emergency room before my current role working in a juvenile detention center, correctional center, and the county prison. Asking God one night, "What is my purpose, where am I supposed to be serving, what is God calling me to do?" It was around that time I saw Amanda speak at a summit and stayed up late thinking that “turn-key ministry”, Able Moms, is the answer. I sent an email right then, that late at night asking how I could get connected.
I am called to serve moms, facilitating Able Moms to the women in correctional centers, prisons, halfway houses, and locations "outside the four walls" of the Church, and connecting Hosts with these women. Equipping and empowering moms unable to attend as he best mother they can be until reunited with their children is my heartbeat. I am mom to four myself, a slew of farm animals, and design and sell clothes in my spare time. We have been fearfully and wonderfully made, Psalm 139:14!
Able Moms Devotional Translator
Caitlin is a powerhouse who has endured much to claim her intimacy with Jesus. She lost her daughter, Ellie, unexpectedly at just a few weeks old. Her marriage did not withstand the struggle, but she has come out of these tragedies as a faith-first warrior undefined by her past. She is now mom to a blended family and works full time in management for a successful company. In her spare time she sells Mary Kay and loves making women feel beautiful on the inside and out. She spent time in Costa Rica, is bilingual, and now translates all our Spanish-speaking devotionals. She is steadfast, strong, loyal, loves to laugh, enjoys politics, and has been an asset to the Able Moms team, even writing for the ministry as a Guest Contributor.
Able Moms Partnerships Director
Felicia is a health enthusiast, mom of seven with number eight in heaven, and lover of Jesus and people. You will rarely catch her without a smile. She is naturally gifted with moms and has served in several different capacities at Able Moms...since the beginning. Before managing our Partnership Managers, Felicia served her home church as an Able Moms Coordinator. She is one of the few from the Texas Hill Country who is originally from Texas! She and her husband Caleb raise their fun crew while Felicia homeschools and moonlights as super woman. We love having her on our team.