Our Support Team

Narrow Road Home is made up of a team of devoted, experienced professionals.
Kimberley Engbrecht (Courtney),B.Sc. Psych, B.A. Soc, C.C.P.
Executive Director
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The desire to help others in need stems back from early childhood when I lost my young sister and best friend to an illness that claimed her life. A few years later, another sister took her life in a fierce battle with alcohol she was unable to defeat.

Professional Designations

  • Bachelor of Science Psychology (honors)
  • Bachelor of Arts Sociology/ Antrhopology (honors)
  • Certified Life Coach Practitioner (CCP) by Certified Coaches Federation(CCF)

Area’s of Specialty

  • Emotional Difficulties/Strongholds
  • Discouragement/Hopelessness
  • Anxiety/Fear/Shame
  • Depression/Rejection/Abandonment
  • Grief/Sorrow/Regrets
  • Family Concerns
  • Parenting issues
  • Family of origin issues
  • Adoptions/Attachment Disorders

About Kim

The desire to help others in need stems back from early childhood when I lost my young sister and best friend to an illness that claimed her life. A few years later, another sister took her life in a fierce battle with alcohol she was unable to defeat.

Making a Difference for Women Award

Members of Soroptimist International of Calgary honoured Kimberley Engbrecht as the 2017 winner of the Making a Difference for Women Award. This award recognizes a woman who, through her professional or personal efforts, is making an extraordinary difference in the lives of women or girls.

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It was not soon after the last tragedy that the seed took root for a life work that began to unfold in the area of serving women, children and their families battling abuse, relationship fractures, demons of addiction, feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness and loss of identities and purpose. I felt compassion welling up inside of me and I answered the best I could… the only problem was… I was still very broken and emotionally crippled.

Interestingly enough, my “textbook” education to this point had involved a Degree in Psychology and Social Work, working in the field of recovery and social issues that led me to begin my Masters Studies in Counselling. I had the some of the top grades in my class, was a Peer Mentor and I knew all the Psychology lingo and therapeutic models…should be a slam dunk right? Well more like a body slam that knocked me flat on my face!

Mid-way through my Masters degree program, the unexpected happened and the home, career and family I had so carefully orchestrated and strategically created to look “perfect” on the outside, imploded from the inside out. It got Ugly.

Needless to say I was left in a dilapidated puddle of self-pity, self-loathing and subsequently a self-medicated shell of a woman.

As the shell’s not so shiny veneer began to crack, and fall off, I was no longer able to sustain the “different face for a different place” persona and I reached the end of myself. In secret desperation, I sought solace and often wondered if there was anyone out there like me, anyone to understand, only to find that I had no where to fall apart safely, close to home and loved ones. Finally, after trying everything else, I cried out to God for help, surrendered myself and relinquished all of my self-defense armoury, it was then I started to see change happen. A real-life love story began to unfold… and I was in the midst of it all! Unexpected moments of joy and gifts of hope arrived when I least expected them. Peace began to fill me and replace the sadness in my heart. What is so significant here is that it has become a love story centered around OVERCOMING.

So, a story that began with a hurting little girl who grew up into a broken woman who believed lies about who she really was and meant to be, began to take a different course…..

In God’s perfect timing, He picked that woman up, out of the pit of muck and mire and washed her clean so she was able to walk a path restoration and wholeness. Every day writes a new line of the story and another self-discovery on the road to Freedom.

Today, I am a proud and adoring wife and mother of six children I call my heroes. It is because of them that I fought when I felt I had no more fight in me. God knew I needed a lighthouse and it came in the faces and eyes of my children.

Over the past several years, I have been blessed to share my story at universities, camps, schools, conferences and various churches when I am called to do so.

I had the opportunity to travel abroad and share my story, first as an ambassador and secondly, a basketball coach. It’s humbling and honoring to share a life testimony that could have easily ended in tragedy. The Blessings have been endless and I have been brought full-circle with a life restored and self-respect I never thought worthy of.

By the Grace of God, and by making a conscious decision to choose the Narrow Road to healing, I have a life today that I never dreamed possible. The same is available to you!

A Transformed life is Achievable no matter how far down you think you have fallen. The light is not gone and it can and will penetrate the darkness if you reach and take the hand of those who have gone before you.

I am willing to Walk this road with YOU when you’re willing! ~Kimberley

Sherri Tanner, C.C.P.
Public Relations Coordinator
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Since the flood of 2013 my direction has been focused on God and “… the plans he has for us.”

About Sherri

As a local business owner/operator for the past nine years, I feel dedicated to our community and the people who live here. I really believe that by encouraging and embracing each other we can build a stronger future together.

I look forward to focusing my attention on bringing the community together through programs and co-ordinating projects with the Narrow Road Home.

I have recently completed the Life Coaching program through the Certified Coaches Federation (CCF) which I’ve added to my past experiences in facilitating programs such as, the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (S.T.E.P.) and being a graduate of the True Connections/Inside Out Leadership program.

My true desire is to help and encourage women to be all that they can be.

 

 

Kathy
Support
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Kathy is a member of the High River community.

About Kathy

My heart needed time to strengthen after the tragedy of losing our only child in 2011, and God knew when my heart was ready and would show me the way to step forward. In Gods perfect timing The Narrow Road Home was brought to my attention.

October 2015 I came onboard at NRH to be Spiritual and Emotional support and to come alongside and show women a God who can bring healing, comfort, hope and walk the journey with them. God is good and He is good all the time! Isaiah 40:31 They that shall wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not be faint.

 

Jenn Armour,BA.Psych,Graphic Design.Dip
Marketing & E–Business
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Jenn is an experienced interactive designer with specialties in online marketing and design.  She also has a passion for helping women who suffer with addiction and trauma.

About Jenn

Jenn has worked supporting women in a variety of settings in both Vancouver & Calgary.  She has worked in Vancouver’s downtown east side at Rain City Housing & Alpha House in Calgary.

Jenn’s ability to combine theory with empathy and experience is her greatest strength.  She brings an impactful voice of hope and inspiration.

Jenn holds a degree in psychology and certifications in both new media design (BCIT) and e-business (SAIT).

Jenn currently resides in Calgary with her 2 pugs where she works as a Marketing Manager.