About Emily Givens Belloni
Emily grew up in Leesburg, Florida. She attended the University of South Florida for Mass Communications, Public Relations and minored in International Business. During her senior year in college she lived in Exeter, England. Having loved that experience, she moved to Paris, France after she graduated to go to French language school and work as an au pair. While there, her home church pastor called to offer her a job as their Director of Student Ministries. The program was dying and would disappear if someone didn't "start telling the story."
Two years into this role, she started Jumpstart: Mentoring for Success. Her love of building community, teaching, spunky teenagers, and making life more colorful helped her build a very successful program that is now blossoming into other programs. She would love to continue to help others experience the epic joy of creating sparks of love in their communities. "Let us consider how we may spur one another toward love and good deeds..." (Hebrews 10:24)
She just recently got married to a Frenchman and they purchased their first house together. She loves to read, swing dance, drink coffee, Pinterest, cook, and most recently garden.