Meet Chris and Jen...

The Coursey’s live in West Michigan with their two boys, Matthew and Andrew. 

Founders of THRIVEtoday

Chris and Jen Coursey lead and design the THRIVE Training program that uses brain-based exercises to train leaders, families, and communities in the 19 relational skills and the Immanuel Lifestyle.

Chris is an ordained minister, pastoral counselor, published author and international speaker. Jen is a teacher, blogger, THRIVE trainer and synchronized dance instructor.

By the grace of God, Chris and Jen have been transformed by the 19 relational brain skills and the interactive Immanuel Lifestyle. Because of the profound transformation of their character and relationship, they want the world to hear what God has done in their lives and what God can do to help others.

"We want to see families and communities learn the skills that make relationships work!"
Chris and Jen Coursey

For over 20 years Chris has been testing, creating and practicing brain-based solutions to make relationships work. While Chris is highly motivated to develop practical resources, Chris enjoys spending time with Jen and their two sons, Matthew and Andrew. The Courseys enthusiastically pass on the skills they missed growing up to their sons.

In addition to building joy on the home front, Chris spends most of his time teaching, training, developing materials, fostering relationships, exercising and equipping God’s people to mature, so they live according to their faith and values.

Chris is a published author with nine books in print, including his most recent books, Relational Skills In The Bible with Amy Brown and The 4 Habits of Joy-Filled Marriages with Dr. Marcus Warner. Chris travels the world equipping couples, ministry leaders, and churches in relational brain skills.

Chris earned a B.A. in Sociology from Eastern Illinois University and then started working as a pastoral counselor working with children and families with severe trauma. Chris completed his Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from a Messianic Jewish Yeshiva called MBI, or Messianic Bible Institute, out of Virginia. Chris is also an ordained minister.

 Jen Coursey leads the THRIVEtoday team making sure the organization runs smoothly. Jen authors the THRIVEblog and trains along side Chris at THRIVE events. 

When she is not leading THRIVEtoday, Jen is a mom to Matthew and Andrew working to parent like  Immanuel in every phase of life.