Meet The Team


Thrive Life Advancement Ministries Inc is proud to have highly trained and experienced professionals serving the community. 

Rebecca Sherfey M.A. LPC-MHSP

CEO, Counselor, Life Advancement Coach-Relationship Coaching


Rebecca holds a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University and a Bachelor of Science in Human Services with an emphasis in Counseling and a minor in Psychology. Rebecca has additional training in mental health and relationship coaching. Rebecca became a follower of Jesus at a young age, but as she has matured in her walk she has grown in faith and wisdom and has seen clearly where God has guided her steps and has provided for her and her family. Rebecca has been married since 2011 and together they have two children. She is passionate about helping others to develop healthy relationships by giving the tools to help a relationship mirror the ultimate design that God intended marriage to be, to reflect God in your relationship.

Lincoln Shelton MA, LPC-MHSP

Founder,  Life Advancement Coach, Counselor


Lincoln is an ordained minister with 20 years of ministerial experience. He possesses a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Christian Counseling, and an Associate of Science in Religion and Church Ministries. Lincoln is a Licensed professional counselor with a mental health service provider designation, a certified Professional Life Coach, and Life Purpose Life Coach. This has given him a unique perspective in the areas of psychology, counseling, and life coaching. His education and experiences have led him to develop an integrated model of coaching that he believes will empower his clients to become whom God has created them to be and to thrive.

Shemeka Hawkins, M.S., NCC, NCSC

Life Advancement Coach – Discipleship Coaching 

Shemeka holds a Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling. She is a National Board Certified Counselor, with additional training in life coaching.  She became a follower of Jesus at a young age and enjoys serving in her local church and community.  Since 2008, Shemeka has been partnering with individuals to assist them in overcoming personal obstacles.  She is passionate about supporting others in their personal development and empowering them to live out God’s purpose for their lives.

Shemeka has been married since 2003 and together they have two children. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, reading, photography, and playing the guitar.


Sharon Kennedy, M.A.

Life Advancement Coach –Personal Fitness


Sharon has been married to her husband for 21 years. She has two kids; one in high school and one in college. She holds a BA in Communication and an MA in Education, and she is a certified child life/play therapist. She was also an elementary school teacher back in the day and homeschooled her two children during their middle school years.
Sharon is a huge dog lover and actively volunteers with her local canine rescue. She regularly fosters dogs and loves walking and hiking near her home in the foothills of Boulder, Colorado.
Sharon became a believer in Christ as an adult, in her 30’s. As her faith grew and her mind aligned with what God says to be true, her life and relationships changed dramatically – for the better!
Today, Sharon is a certified life coach who is extremely passionate about working with others around achieving their goals, as well as partnering with them to gain understanding and clarity around God’s best plan for their lives.

Taz Goodin

Life Advancement Coach Intern

Life Advancement Coach – Parent/Family Coaching

Taz is a coaching intern while she finishes her certification in Life Coaching ICF, an Internationally Accredited Course (ACTP).  Taz has a passion for serving families and facilitating growth in areas of communication and connection, whether parent-child relations or co-parenting. Her passion comes from a life of experience in adoption, foster caring, co-parenting, and having to navigate relationships through many seasons in life. Taz builds her coaching relationships believing the best of her clients and having faith that with the right tools, an open heart, and dedication, every relationship can thrive. Her mission is to build stronger communities in Christ, one family at a time. Taz was born in South Africa and speaks fluent Afrikaans. Her family moved to New Zealand when she was 13, which is where she met and then married her kiwi husband in 2009. She also studied and lived abroad in Arkansas, USA. She loves and respects the diversity that different cultures bring. She now lives in Australia with her husband and two boys.  Taz grew up in a Christian household but dedicated her life to God in 2008, at the age of 22. As a believer and follower of Jesus, her mission is to serve families to help them come back to the basic foundations of relationships as 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 states….’Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in Evil but Rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.’ With the help of our heavenly Father, this growing process can become our reality.