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

Meet Our Team: Director of Hospitality

Hello Beautiful People! For the next few weeks I will be introducing everyone to our Leadership Team. These women are important to the success of SingleMomzRock. Please give them a warm welcome.  The sixth on the team to be introduced is Amy Reaka, Director of Hospitality in SingleMomzRock. 

Amy pictured with husband Timmy and their childern. With photo credit to  Delores Albers Photograpy

Amy pictured with husband Timmy and their childern. With photo credit to Delores Albers Photograpy

Amy Reaka, SingleMomzRock Director of Hospitality, lives happily and blessed in Ozark with her four amazing children and her new husband Timmy, who is an avid fisherman.  She works full time and is an active member at Second Baptist Church in Springfield.  Her children are very active in sports; softball and soccer for the moment.

She grew up in Pierce City, Mo. and graduated high school from there. They spent a few years living in the greater St. Louis area before moving back to Southwest Missouri. When they returned to Southwest Mo., Amy became a stay at home mom for her children and to care for her mother full time. 

In 2012 her marriage of nearly 10 years ended in divorce.  After having stayed at home for years, she now had to scrambled to find a stable full time job while getting the kids settled into a new home, a new town, and a new life.

Only by the precious grace of God, and with the loving help and support of her family, they were able to make it through several difficult and trying years.

Please contact Amy at amyreaka@singlemomzrock.com

Meet Our Team: Executive Director

"My main passion in life is to show others that no matter what you have or where you live, we all have the responsibility and the ability to help someone else.  This world needs more people that have compassion for others. I have two sons who have grown up without the presence of their father in their lives, and unfortunately that means that I’ve had to be both mom and dad.  Like most women in our group, I did not set out to be a single mom; though rising out of the ashes of the hurt, pain and disappointment of that is something so beautiful and authentic. We want everyone to find their true self; to find what it is that God has created you to do and thrive in that, Believe in that and believe in themselves!”

"My main passion in life is to show others that no matter what you have or where you live, we all have the responsibility and the ability to help someone else.  This world needs more people that have compassion for others. I have two sons who have grown up without the presence of their father in their lives, and unfortunately that means that I’ve had to be both mom and dad.  Like most women in our group, I did not set out to be a single mom; though rising out of the ashes of the hurt, pain and disappointment of that is something so beautiful and authentic. We want everyone to find their true self; to find what it is that God has created you to do and thrive in that, Believe in that and believe in themselves!”

Hello Beautiful People! For the next few weeks I will be introducing everyone to our Leadership Team. These women are important to the success of SingleMomzRock. Please give them a warm welcome.  The fifth on the team to be introduced is Jennifer Campbell, Executive Director of SingleMomzRock. 

Jennifer Campbell originally moved here from a small town in Central Texas around 19 years ago.  Through several different journeys back and forth from Texas to Missouri, she has settled down in Southwest Missouri with her two boys, ages 20 and 13. There have been many different paths in careers that she has had, however her most recent and highly valued career is working in the insurance industry for a local Insurance Broker.  She takes pride in helping her clients find the very best options for their particular employee’s and making sure each and every one of them is being offered the highest level of customer service.

She is currently the Executive Director for SingleMomzRock, and loves to put her organizational skills to use in this ministry.  She has only been a member of SingleMomzRock for roughly 3 years, however brings an invaluable level of expertise with her due to her work background.  Jennifer also runs an organization called Kicks for Kids of the Ozarks, where she provides NEW shoes to kids in need right here in our local area. She has partnered with SingleMomzRock and Rise and Go for the past three years with their annual Back to School Bash and has been able to provide over 330+ children with brand new shoes to start their school year off on the right foot. She is also very involved with her church, North Point Church, and helps her son, Christian, with his endeavors as he ventures into his own philanthropic field of mowing lawns for free for single moms, elderly, disabled and veterans in the community. This idea was created by an organization called Raising Men Lawn Care out of Alabama. The idea is to mow lawns for free those that specific target, all while teaching these young men about helping their community and showing the love of God while they are out there.

Please contact Jennifer at jennifercampbell@singlemomzrock.com