Allison Uribe is the founder of Wives on Duty Ministries, and is the author of several books, including the recently released devotional Cuffs and Coffee for Wives of America’s Law Enforcement Officers. She is a chaplain and sought-after speaker, and as the wife of a San Antonio, TX Police Officer, she has reached wives internationally with encouragement in their journey as a police wife.
Allison became a Chaplain and decided to serve law enforcement wives after her own personal marriage crisis. In this episode she explains, “God was invited to our wedding, but He wasn’t invited into our marriage.” In great vulnerability, she reveals that she was ready to give up because of the disconnectedness in her relationship, called out to God, and committed herself to change.
She learned that the key to God working in her home was self-change that comes from surrender to God. Rather than praying for God to change her husband, she had to allow God to transform her into the “wife on duty.”
She goes on to talk about her new book, and even reads one of the devotionals for our audience.
As a final word of advice, Allison says, “Connect. It’s OK to not be OK. It’s OK to reach out and connect with others and with God. It’s OK to reach out for resources and help.”
Jonathan Parker is a professional communicator, trainer, podcaster, and pastor who is passionate about serving law enforcement officers and their families.
Jonathan was raised in Savannah, GA, and after earning a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, he moved to Cleveland, TN to complete his graduate studies. He graduated from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in 2006 with a Master of Divinity.
Jonathan began working with the Chattanooga Police Department in 2007, and has served on Patrol, as a School Resource Officer in an inner-city high school, and as an adjunct training instructor for multiple agencies. He was twice named “Officer of the Year” for the Chattanooga Police Department, received two life-saving medals – one of those for performing CPR on his wife Meredith who was clinically dead for over 15 minutes after suffering a massive heart attack eight (8) days after the birth of their daughter, and he also received the Tennessee Governor’s Homeland Security Award from former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredeson.
Jonathan is the host of the “Watch Your Six” podcast, which serves law enforcement and first responder families by providing practical resources in six critical areas to help them successfully navigate life and their career.
Jonathan, Meredith, and their daughter Olivia are the founding Pastors of Cop Church Chattanooga, a worship gathering for law enforcement families that launched in February 2015.
Jonathan can be reached via his website at www.JonathanOParker.com or www.CopChurch.com.