scott-grayscale1Willie and Rachel Scott are the founders of Better Than Blended. A ministry that is dedicated to building blended families that thrive.

As children Willie and Rachel both experienced life in a blended family home. When Willie and Rachel joined together in marriage they both desired for their child children to have a different experience than what they had themselves. They desired for their children to experience oneness. This was an audacious prayer – Willie had 3 children and Rachel had 2 from previous marriages. They now have a total of 7 children ranging from infant to adult. Their testimony, as one family, is a catalyst toward redemption for blended families who are struggling to find common ground.

Willie and Rachel know that God has blessed them to “Blend Gracefully”. With wisdom well beyond their years, their goal is to encourage, mentor and equip blended families to become pillars of strength and an awesome testimony of the sustaining power of God’s truth.

underwood-grayscaleVince and Jennifer Underwood have been married for almost 4 years. They describe themselves as “that CRAZY couple who met and got married within the span of 5 months,” yet they also state that their marriage remains the best decision they have ever made.

Vince and Jennifer have a total of 8 children. A 10 year old daughter from Vince’s first marriage with whom they share custody, a 7 year old adopted son and two additional children together a 2 year old son and an infant daughter. They also have four beautiful angels in heaven.

Vince and Jennifer are passionate about loving others exactly where they are in their lives. They strive to share God’s love and share their experiences in the most authentic way possible. Their family motto is, “we are all ‘beautifully broken'” They are excited about sharing with other blended families all the ways that the Lord has transformed their brokenness.

Emily is a Wife, Dog Mom, Coffee Addict- and  Stepmom to the most amazing Teenager. The Joyful Stepmom was founded in 2013 as a place of encouragement for Christian stepmoms. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for Stepfamily Systems Co-Parenting Center.  Emily has been featured on  Natural Health Ezine, Mentoring Moments for Christian Women, and for Mamapedia.com. Her work has been included in Prairie Light Review, Taproot, Orchard Press Mysteries, and Poetry.com where she was awarded an Editor’s Choice Award and the International Who’s Who in Poetry. She has an ebook of collected work through B&N Nook. Emily served for several years with Willow Creek Community Church small group women’s ministry and led her local MOPS childcare for a season.