Operation: Thriving Marriage exists to be a resource for couples and churches to build thriving marriages. After writing the book, Bryon and Jennifer felt God calling them to expand on that work to use what he had taught them to help strengthen Christian marriages. After a lot of prayer and conversation the vision of being a resource for couples and churches began to come into focus. We believe that God doesn’t want marriages to merely survive. God wants marriages to thrive. Whether it’s through the book, podcast, coaching, or a live event, we pray that God uses Operation: Thriving Marriage to encourage you and strengthen your marriage and the marriages in your community.
Bryon Harvey is an enthusiastic communicator who uniquely leads people to a life-changing encounter with God. Bryon clearly delivers messages that inspire people to apply Christ’s truth to their lives. Bryon’s passion, understanding of contemporary culture, and ability to communicate to people at all levels of understanding allow him to create fun, relevant, and memorable learning experiences. For over 20 years, Bryon has spoken at worship services, retreats, and conferences. Bryon has appeared before audience sizes of 30-3,000 and custom-tailors his messages to speak effectively to each gathering.
Bryon earned a Bachelor’s of Religious Education at Moody Theological Seminary – Michigan, his Master’s of Divinity at Trinity College of the Bible and Seminary, is a certified Marriage Mediator through the XO Marriage Mediator Institute and has served in ministry for twenty years. He has written, developed, and taught curriculum in churches with congregations of 200-14,000. He has served in the Michigan Air National Guard since 2001, presently holds the rank of Senior Master Sergeant, serving at Michigan’s Joint Force Headquarters.
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Jennifer Harvey began teaching singles and married ministries with Bryon in the early 2000s. She has been practicing law since 2003 and started her own practice, Harvey Legal Group, PLLC, in 2006. Jennifer has served on the Probate and Estate Planning Advisory Board and is also faculty for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) in Ann Arbor where she teaches other attorneys about estate planning, trust administration, and estate administration. Her other areas of practice include business law, real estate law, and condominium law.
Jennifer has represented clients in dozens of divorce cases. Her first question to those who call about the possibility of divorce is, “Do you need me or do you need a marriage counselor?” In these cases, Jennifer shows compassion and promotes reconciliation whenever possible.
Jennifer is a frequent seminar and conference speaker, Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Office (SCAO) approved mediator, and published writer. She has served as Volunteer General Counsel for Michigan Abolitionist Project (MAP), a non-profit dedicated to eliminating modern day slavery (human trafficking) and now volunteers on their subcommittee advisory board at Vista Maria.Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Michigan, her Juris Doctor from Ave Maria School of Law, and is a certified Marriage Mediator through the XO Marriage Mediator Institute.