Meeting moms where they are...because life is better together!
We want every woman who steps through the doors of your group to feel at home. The MOPS Experience is all about creating an accepting, safe atmosphere, filled with warmth, encouraging words and these are MOPS Winter Garden's leaders committed to loving moms like Jesus.
Meet The Team
Founder & Coordinator
She is one of our founding Coordinators for and our current Coordinator. This will be her 8th year with MOPS and 4th as a leader.
To her, MOPS is about friendship, family, Jesus and having a group of friends that understand what you are going through , the highs and the lows- because they have gone through it too!
She is a a Certified Child Sleep Consultant, a lover of Jesus, camping, spending time in the outdoors and traveling to new places (mainly beach and mountain destinations). Jennie is also a big fan of history, specifically American history.
She has two boys who are almost 9 and 7.5 - They are super friendly (you'll see) and energetic. They certainly keep her on her toes. She has been married to her husband for 10 years, but has known him since she was 14.
She believes that through Jesus and community you can thrive and grow as a mom.
Sarah has been with Mops for the past three years. She has three children ages 11, 10 and 2.
Her children often ask her why she goes to MOPS and she usually tells them “It’s because I need to learn how to be a better Mom.” They always respond, “You are a good mom! You don’t need Mops!” But she says, she knows MOPS does help her be a better Mom. Without MOPS, she would feel like a small ship floating alone in the vast ocean. MOPS is the lifeline that helps her feel connected with other moms while trying to navigate the seas of motherhood together.
When she is not going to MOPS, or hanging out with her kids, she is binge watching True Crime or learning a new hobby. Currently she is learning to quilt.
She met her husband in Richmond, Virginia and they moved to Florida in 2018. They have been married 4 years and enjoy going to amusement parks and traveling.
She works from home as a Laboratory application support analyst. Working from home can be isolating so she enjoys being out of the house as much as possible when it’s not working hours.
This is Tori’s third year in MOPS and second as a leader.
To Tori, MOPS is a place to find a group of Mom’s who understand what it’s like to be the driving force in a family. Take some time together to recharge and enjoy friendship in the mist of motherhood.
Tori is a Mom to Charlie age 6, who loves all things unicorns and kitty cats. As well as David age 11, who loves all things roller coasters and video games. Tori has been married to Ron for 17 years, and is about to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their meeting!
Tori works in Product Development with Disney and loves to create fun things at home and at work. She loves all things crafts and is excited to bring that love to our MOPS meetings!
This is Leslie's 5th year in a MOPS group and 4th as a leader.
To Leslie, MOPS is all about finding a place to belong and shoulders to lean on with other mommas who are in the same journey in life you are in!
Leslie has two little kiddos, a 6 year old boy and a 3 year old girl! They love the pool, going for walks and playing with ALL the TOYS! She and her husband have been married for almost 14 years and met when they were both in college at Georgia Tech. Go Jackets!
Leslie is a SAHM, but previously worked in supply chain management. However, she is really educated to be a high school history teacher! She loves all the sports both watching college athletes or professionals or playing herself and is always looking forward to the Olympics!
Heather is the mom of 4 kids, Emie (8), Eli (7) & twins Nevaeh & Nathan (4.5). She is happily Married to Troy of 11 years & has grown up in the central Florida area since age 8. She came to know Jesus at a very young age and has walked with the lord for most of her life, her husband and her served in ministry for multiple years as middle school pastors and pastors of a church plant here in Orlando.
Her hobbies include crafting, teaching dance, the beach & boat days with the family. She joined mops back in 2016 and has loved being apart. After having 2 kids under two and living in a season with caring for babies non stop and not having many mom friends she knew something had to shift.
A mom she meet at a play date told her about mops, and she went to the next meeting. She loves the community and connection that comes from mops. It’s not just another mom group, it’s so much more than that. It’s a safe place for moms to connect, grow with, open up to, cry with and get loved on.
She loves that it is Jesus focused because that is very important to her. Some of her greatest friendships have come from mops! She is so excited to be leading our events with Mops Winter Garden to help us connect & grow together as we say YES this year!
This is Betsy’s 2nd year in MOPS and first as a leader.
To Betsy, MOPS is a place to find love and acceptance from other mommas. It’s a great place to find other moms in the same stage of life, and where you can grow your friendships.
Betsy has two little girls, a 2 year old and 4 year old. They love to swim and chase each other around the kitchen. Betsy and her husband, Keith, met when they were in college at the University of Florida, and they have been married for 8 years.
Betsy is a SAHM, and recently opened an Etsy shop. She loves woodworking and making/creating things. When she’s not spending quality time with her family, she’s out in the garage making something new.
This is Krista’s 2nd year in MOPS and 1st year as a leader.
To her, MOPS is about finding yourself and your tribe. Being a new Mom, she’s learned
how tough the days can be sometimes. She joined MOPS to make new friends and get the support she knew she would need in these early months of motherhood. She found a group of encouraging women who understand what she was going through. And they made her laugh and have a lot of fun too! She likes to joke that it’s like a sorority forMoms!
Krista has a one-year-old daughter who loves bottles, music, and emptying out a toy bin. She met her husband Brandon at work when they bonded over performing in musical theatre. They have been married for 17 years and moved here from Maryland in 2018. You will find them at Disney or eating out at delicious restaurants. Napping has become a new hobby of theirs. Having a baby is exhausting, they get sleep when
Krista works full-time as an AFS for State Farm Insurance and is a Thirty-One Gifts
Consultant. She loves people and is passionate about making others feel valued and seen. She also loves Disney and all things musical theatre. In her spare time she enjoys reading, planning some kind of event or trip, Face Timing with friends or family, eating great food and traveling.
This is Kayla’s fourth year in MOPS and first as a leader.
To Kayla, MOPS is a place to find community and support along local moms. It’s a place to build relationships with other moms going through similar life stages and struggles.
Kayla is a mom to two human babies and four fur babies. Jacob is 6 and all about Pokémon. Yael is 2 and all about getting her way. She has an English bulldog, Taquito, and 3 cats- Mia, Isabella, and Maggie. Pablo and Kayla have been together for 10 years, married for 7. As a family they enjoy going to theme parks and spending time with extended family.
Kayla is a nurse, specializing in pediatrics, postpartum, and lactation. She loves to talk about anything related to those subjects, especially breastfeeding! She enjoys helping fellow moms with their breastfeeding journey and offering support in such a stressful time. In her free time she enjoys Pure Barre, HOTWORX, reading, and crafting.
A HUGE thank you to Minerva Photography
for our head shots.
We are so blessed to have Michelle Villa, the owner of Minerva Photography as one of our MOPS moms.
In addition to being a wonderful mom, with a great sense of humor and a fantastic friend, she is an incredible photographer who has an creative eye and talent in photography.
Please click the below link to learn more about Michelle.