Maureen Bobo is a Christ follower, Love Advocate, Speaker, Author, Social Worker, and Mompreneur. Her ministries include grief, singles, and health and wellness. Maureen is a single parent of two daughters ages fourteen and seven. She became a single parent on April 7, 2010, when her husband of thirteen years, Martin Quinn Bobo, passed away of chronic heart disease at the age of forty-five. The children at that time were ages eight years and two months old.
The grief from that tragedy led Maureen to develop The Beautiful Stones Ministries, in which the goal is to provide love and support to the grieving heart through grief support groups and social services. Maureen is a Co-Director at Hope for Widows Foundation, an organization that supports widows through the grieving process and beyond by providing life transition resources and immediate peer connections; facilitating the healing process and allowing them to rebuild and re-engage in life. Maureen is a co-author of ‘The Unwelcome Committee’; the story of three young widows with children and their navigation through the processes of grief and also a contributor of the Grief Diaries book series, "Poetry & Prose and More," a heartfelt collection of expressive writing by 18 women as they journey through different struggles including loss, mental illness, and more.
She is also involved in singles ministry development at her church. She believes that singles need to be nurtured and cultivated in the season that they are in so they can thrive in God's purposes for their lives.
Maureen has completed four half marathons and has a goal to complete a half marathon in every state and lives by two quotes: “Be your own superhero, and make your own self proud through intentional self-care” and "you CAN go from "Tragedy to Triumph."
Although based in Ohio, Maureen plans to encourage people worldwide to rock their inner athlete to the core and become unleashed! Through her life story, Maureen wants to encourage and inspire people to not only dream but dream big, by putting their faith in flight and loving themselves and others.