Intake Coordinator & Advocate
For Naomi Jubilee, identity is important. She chose her last name to reflect the life she wants to live: a life of Jubilee as described in the Bible, full of worshipping the Lord through song, dance, seeing captives set free, and relying on God’s provision for her life. She lives in Garner, NC with her three children, ages 15, 13, and 10 and her dogs, Layla, and Bella as well as whatever foster puppies she has at the moment.
Naomi came through the support group at Called to Peace Ministries (CTPM) at a time in her life when she let fear control her. She wants to be able to use her story to encourage others on their journeys from victim to survivor as well as helping equip churches and people helpers to better respond when domestic abuse is present. She finds her passion in her calling in life as a domestic abuse advocate. She has a huge heart to help others cast down whatever lies are holding them captive and supporting them as they discover their true identity and value in Christ.
Prior to working at CTPM, Naomi spent several years as a peer counselor, advocating for moms with Nursing Mothers of Raleigh, providing support in person and by phone as they navigated the technical and emotional challenges along their breastfeeding journey. Naomi holds a bachelor’s in Spanish from Mars Hill College and has completed two years of graduate studies in Christian Ministry and Counseling at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. When her first daughter was born, she turned her focus towards her children and has been dedicated to raising them since pausing her graduate studies. She also works as a bookkeeper, which may explain her affinity for spreadsheets. Naomi is a CTPM-affiliated advocate and a member of the advocacy training team. She is also a regular presenter for CTPM’s church partnership trainings. Naomi is a North Carolina native who grew up in a conservative evangelical denomination and is a woman you’d find serving in the music ministry as well as with children and youth. Having experienced how devastating it is when your church isn’t a safe place, she has walked with the Lord through her prior church’s abandonment, growing in her identity in Christ. She understands how it feels when your “soul is crushed with grief to the point of death.” (Mt 26:38).
She clings to Jesus’ promise: “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong,” 2 Corinthians 12:9-10.