Meet Our Team: Founder

 “I have walked this same path that most of these women are walking through…and I continue to walk it. I am no different from the women I am trying to help…but God laid this ministry on my heart and I am letting him use me. Through my struggles, I turned to God and He was my rock. My faith not only grew but is what I relied on to get through those tough times. I want to encourage single moms to lean on Him as that rock and show them the difference it can make in their lives…like it did in mine.”  Photo Credit:  Dee Albers Photography

“I have walked this same path that most of these women are walking through…and I continue to walk it. I am no different from the women I am trying to help…but God laid this ministry on my heart and I am letting him use me. Through my struggles, I turned to God and He was my rock. My faith not only grew but is what I relied on to get through those tough times. I want to encourage single moms to lean on Him as that rock and show them the difference it can make in their lives…like it did in mine.” Photo Credit: Dee Albers Photography

Hello Beautiful People!  This is the last week for introducing everyone to our Leadership Team. These women are important to the success of SingleMomzRock and this last one is the reason we are all here. Please give her a warm welcome and thank you.  The final on the team to be introduced is Janelle Reed, Founder of SingleMomzRock. 

SingleMomzRock founder, Janelle Reed, comes from a small town in Southwest Missouri. She married her high school sweetheart, but after 12 years of marriage was faced with a divorce and being a full-time single mom of two daughters. Throughout this life change and the many struggles she faced, God laid on her heart the need for encouragement and support through different resources for other single moms.

Janelle’s vision for SingleMomzRock is to provide encouragement and support through all seasons of a single mom’s journey. There are several goals of this ministry: Partner with local programs/resources to share with single parents so they are aware of the different resources available to them for whatever their need may be at the time, to bring single parents together by creating more events in our area specifically designed for them, and to bring encouragement to them by having an avenue of support readily available to them.

Janelle currently resides in Ozark with her two daughters, ages 11 and 13, who are both involved with club volleyball and keep her very busy in tournament season. Janelle will graduate with her Bachelor's in Business Management Degree from Evangel University in May, 2018, this is an accomplishment that she is very proud of and can't wait to achieve!  

She recently accepted her dream job on the Development team at Victory Mission, where she is able to continue her passion in outreach and she also brought SingleMomzRock with her and is able to create events for both organizations. She currently sits on the Advisory Board at the Springfield News-Leader and is also a member of ROSIE, which helps support, assist and serve as an advocate network for current and prospective female founders, business owners and leaders in the Springfield region. She is very active in her community and volunteers with several different area non-profits.

She is the co-founder of Empowered for Life, along with Central Assembly, which was a mentor based program to help single mom's get out of poverty and stay out of poverty. She was a previous member of the Poverty Collaborative of Springfield, MO and Jr. League of Springfield. Janelle was the recipient of The Gift of Time award in 2015 presented by the City of Springfield and was nominated for the Most Influential Women award from Springfield Business Journal in 2015 and 2016. 

Please contact Janelle at janelle@singlemomzrock.com