David Heflin is the founder and president of Broken and Mended. He is married to Katie and has three kids. David has been a preacher for 17 years and founded Broken and Mended in 2018 after being inspired by his own battle with chronic pain to connect other hurting people to Jesus and each other. David has a B.A. in Bible from Oklahoma Christian University and a Master of Arts in Religion from Azusa Pacific University. He resides in Woodward, OK.
Nora Ellis, a volunteer with Broken and Mended, Inc., began learning about chronic pain and illness at a young age when her father was diagnosed with Lyme disease. She is thankful her own experience with autoimmune disease diagnoses prepared her to support her family members and friends who live with chronic pain syndrome, cancer, kidney disease, and various autoimmune diseases. Nora credits her knowledge to the people God continually places in the right places at the right times while she studies and travels throughout the United States.
RaeDeen has a deep compassion for people who are hurting. She has lived with chronic illness since the age of 10 years old. Despite the related challenges, RaeDeen knows life is a journey and there is always hope. She received her PhD in 2008 from the University of Hawaii and is self-employed. Her family is her joy.