DARYL & SHANEL: WHO ARE WE?

In Short, we are two peculiar people that love one another, love others, and love God! We first met in 2005, became friends in 2006, and the rest they say is history. We live in the Washington, DC metropolitan area with our son, David, and our dog, Prince.

In 2007, before we got married, God dropped into our spirit this word of “New Beginnings”. For us, becoming that one flesh Jesus spoke about in Matthew 19 is a process…a transformation… a metamorphosis! We chose the butterfly as our symbol and a reminder that not only do we want God to help us transform into becoming one flesh, but we want Him to conform us into the likeness of His son, Jesus. If you are a follower of Christ, you know that process does not happen overnight. We are all in this journey called Life, so let us come together to encourage, strengthen, and celebrate the New Beginnings together!

Daryl & Shanel - 2014
Daryl & Shanel - 2014
Daryl & Shanel - 2014
Daryl & Shanel - 2014

Daryl Coutourier is a sinner saved by Grace who is a continuous student of the bible. Through the gifting of encouragement that the Lord has given him, he desires to help in any way to encourage and provoke the body of Christ to full maturity and the God-ordained works for them to walk in. Daryl was born in Washington, DC and works for the US Federal Government as an IT Project Manager. He is the author of the book “The Charge” which is a devotional to encourage and admonish Christians in their walk with the Lord. He enjoys playing billiards, swimming, reading the bible, and to disciple men. His guiding scripture:

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you
– Matthew 6:33 (NKJV)

Shanel Coutourier is originally from Chicago but has lived in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan for over twenty years. She loves to travel, plan events, host dinner parties, and chronicle their new beginnings (aka scrapbooking). She has blogged about their family fun and faux pas throughout the years. She enjoys managing her home and sharing home management tips with women. You can learn more about her ministry that encourages Christian women to embrace their dynamic role:
www.Proverbs31DomesticDiva.com