Our Story

Designs for Living is a non-denominational, Christian non-profit. Founded in 2000 by Brenda Shumaker with the desire to reach as many women as possible with the life-changing message of God's forgiveness and love. Acting upon God's calling she faithfully entered the speaking arena, authored a book, and hosted a Radio talk show. Using her success as an interior designer and her love for the Lord she combined decorating themes with Christian topics to help women design a life of joy in the Lord.  

In the Summer of 2018, the Board of Directors named Stacy Myers as the Executive Director of Designs for Living Ministries.  Stacy is equally passionate about sharing the life-changing message of the Gospel.  As a certified Home Stager, Army Wife, and Women's Ministry Leader she has witnessed first-hand that God has equipped each and every one of us with gifts and talents that He wants us to use in service to each other for His Glory!

You only have to take one step into The Word of God, and you meet your wonderful Creator.  The first thing we find God doing is creating! The creation of Heaven and Earth is taking place right there in Genesis verse one and by verse 27 mankind has been created into the image of the one true God.  I cannot help but think that if you and I were created in the image of a creative God that we also have a responsibility to create.  Ask yourself what has He designed you to create.  Maybe it is a breath taking painting, children that love the Lord, a God honoring marriage,  a beautiful home that reflects the love of the Lord for all that enter,  to capture God's masterpieces through the lens of a camera.  The possibilities are limitless because our God is limitless. He had designs on us for glorious living and it is time to find out who we are and what we are living for!

Designs for Living Ministries desires to make our Creator, Jesus Christ known, to encourage  women to embrace their identity in Christ and use their God given gifts and talents for His Glory.

Our Mission Statement