Julie Markese

Julie Markese serves as department director of Church Coaching and the Thrive Church Network for the Illinois Assemblies of God, focusing on coaching pastors and teams in strategic planning and systems development.  An ordained minister and certified leadership coach, she is passionate about helping people realize their potential and achieve their personal goals.  Julie often shares from her unique experiences as a pastor’s wife, staff pastor, missionary, mother, and widow.


Alexandria Austin

Serves as administrative assistant to Julie Markese and manager of the Thrive Church Network website. She lives and works in the Portland, Oregon area after graduating Evangel University. Since studying management and marketing, she has used her skills in online marketing strategy, social media management, and client services. She also owns a small candle shop, Midland Co. Alexandria enjoys working with small businesses, churches, and non-profits that are making their mark in the world.