starting point ministries mission

Our Mission
From God

Save far more marriages than we help dissolve, and support families through the divorce process who would not have the critical legal, financial and emotional resources to get out of a desperate situation and ensure a better life for themselves and their children.

Turning Point aims to prevent the most vulnerable in our community from falling into poverty that statistically captures most after abandonment and divorce.

At some point,
everyone needs a turning point

Our generous donors help Turning Point provide them with the critical resources they need as they transition their lives from before, during and after separation or divorce.

Williamson, Davidson Counties and Surrounding Areas

Why Here?

There are many among us living in or near poverty. Divorce is devastating financially, emotionally and spiritually. Even here, the need is significant.

4.35% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Williamson County, TN (9.78k out of 225k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18-24, followed by Females 55-64 and then Females 45-54.1

14.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Davidson County, TN (99.1k out of 666k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 – 34, followed by Females 18 – 24 and then Females 35 – 44.2

Did You Know

$10K

The average divorce costs $10,000 which is beyond the means of many.

44%

Of women fall into poverty in the year following a divorce.

35%

Almost 35% of those who experience divorce are age 55+

Your Support Is Vital

Founder

Keri
Gwynne

  • Certified Divorce Coach
  • Certified Divorce Transition and Recovery Coach
  • Expert in Dispute Resolution
  • Certified Life Coach
  • Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker, specializing in divorce negotiation
  • Former dot-comer, sales executive, NFL & technology business executive, writer
  • Mother of 3 incredible children
  • Women’s Missional Group Leader
  • Divorce survivor
  • Stage 3 Breast Cancer survivor
  • BA Degree in Communications, George Mason University

Read Keri’s story below to learn why she is so passionate about giving those without means the support they need through separation or divorce.

turning point founder keri gwynne

Faith-Driven To Help Every One Broken by Divorce

Keri's Story

I’ve been in their shoes. We all have our stories; each one unique.

Mine left me stuttering, difficulty walking and PTSD symptoms so great from fear that my neurologist couldn’t guarantee I’d ever regain full use of my brain or memory again. I went from being a strong, athletic, successful woman and mom to a hiding, shaking, broken shell of who I used to be. I was exhausted from protecting myself and my children, and my brain was shutting down.

I desperately needed someone to walk alongside me through my divorce and a spiritual Sherpa to lead the way.

I leaned in closer to God and wrote. Prayed. Begged Him for safety and security. Through those painful, yet beautiful hours with Him came His words and a passion to never let any person walk the path of separation and divorce alone. Those hours of journaling turned into a scripted guide on how to prepare someone to survive their divorce emotionally, spiritually and financially, and how to create a God-designed and destined life plan where they could find their voice. My divorce cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and carried on for much longer than necessary. But I got stronger. My brain started to heal miraculously. God was carrying me and restoring me for something He needed me to do.

People started referring others to see how I could help a friend, themselves, someone at church…

In early 2018, Starting Point Divorce Advocacy, LLC launched and grew organically as if by supernatural mission. Go figure. God had used my broken story for His good.
Today, Starting Point partners with the most respected attorneys, therapists and financial experts in Davidson and Williamson County, and we get the honor of building your team of experts and spiritually guiding you through any stage of separation and divorce.

And now, Turning Point has evolved to ensure those who cannot afford an attorney or critical financial services get the help they need and the spiritual empowerment they crave.

My prayer and mission is one day to save far more marriages than we help finalize. God has used my mountains – and given me skills as a business owner, organizer, writer, speaker, encourager, and spiritual guide for His good. And he will use your story and give you gifts and strengths you would never believe possible for His future good, and yours, too.