During her mission trip to Kenya, Julie helped build an orphanage that now houses 16 children. She continues to provide support as the medical consultant for her church’s Kenyan Kids Connection Ministry, which also coordinates the sponsorship of over 150 orphans in the Kenyan community.
Julie is a nurse by trade and a caregiver in life. Like her husband Phil, Julie experienced the stress of aging parents who have since passed away. Living many miles from her parents, Julie is aware of the challenges of coordinating care. In her parents’ final days, she and her siblings found comfort in the quality personal caregivers and Hospice services provided. Julie’s personal mission in founding Comforting Arms is to provide families with the peace of mind their loved ones will receive consistent and extraordinary care.
Julie is originally from Iowa, but has resided in Cobb County, Georgia since 1986. Julie’s nursing passion comes from a long line of professional nurses, including her grandmother, aunts and daughter. She spent the first 17 years of her career as a Registered Nurse, and the last 17+ years as a Nurse Practitioner. She has worked in a hospital setting caring for patients post-surgery, internal medicine and family practices treating patients from early childhood through geriatric age. Among her numerous professional accomplishments, Julie helped build a practice from 1,000 patients to over 13,000.
Julie is an active local and international volunteer. She has participated in five mission trips; three to Haiti and two to Kenya. During these trips Julie assists in providing medical care to patients – often hundreds of patients daily. A broad range of treatments are provided from minor surgeries to dispensing medications.