Rev. Lenora Rousseau is the Founder and Pastoral Director of the Pointe of Grace Project and Brilliantly You Retreat & Wellness Center. She serves in this role as an experienced Pastor, Certified Spiritual Director, Certified CBT Practitioner, Certified Breath Coach, and (as of September 12, 202) Certified RYT E-RYT/RYT 500 Yoga instructor.
She has had the privilege and joy of being married to Rev. Aaron Rousseau, a Chaplain in the US Navy, for almost 20 years. Together, they have shared in the adventures of parenting their three children - Gabrielle, Nathan, and Abigail.
A bit about Lenora's journey:
Lenora's childhood was forged through years of domestic trauma and sexual abuse. She encountered Christ at the age of 16, which gave her hope for a future different from her past.
Even so, unhealthy relationship patterns continued to cloud her early adulthood leading to additional years of domestic, vocational, and spiritual trauma. Consequently, Lenora spent the majority of twenties exploring a variety of spiritual paths and counseling modalities to find a sense of wholeness and healing. At the age of 29, she finally found a spiritual home in Methodism.
Thankfully, through the power of God's healing and redemptive grace and integration of TI Yoga, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and MBSR-based counseling, Spiritual Direction, and contemplative practices, Lenora was able to experience profound healing and transformation. Her life's mission at this point is to help others experience the same.
During her early years of college, Lenora studied both Finance and Modern Dance at San Diego State University. After earning her B.S. degree, she went on to dance with Anaheim Ballet for seven years. Following a knee injury, she went on to use her finance degree and eventually established Cambridge School of Ballet in Orlando, FL.
Along the way, Lenora discerned a call to ministry. Lenora completed her Masters of Divinity degree at Asbury Theological Seminary in 2016. Since then, Lenora has been certified as a trauma-informed RYT 500 Yoga Instructor, as a Spiritual Director through Portland Seminary, as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Practitioner, as a Breath Coach, and more. Lenora now serves via Extension Ministry as an Elder of the FLUMC through her leadership of Pointe of Grace, LLC and its affiliated divisions. She looks forward to serving you in ways that allow you to thrive and flourish in every way!
Yoga Health Coach, Francoise “Franny” Long is a classically trained chef, 200hr RYT certified Yoga instructor, a certified Health Coach, certified Pilates instructor intern, and an enthusiastic wellness advocate.
Her focus on complete wellness, body, mind and spirit was reframed after a breast cancer diagnosis in 2016. After years working in commercial kitchens and running hundreds of miles training for marathons, she realized that food and exercise are not the only pillars of optimal health.
Francoise took a deep dive in search of the root causes of dis-ease in the body and mind. Incorporating yoga, meditation and honing in on true nutrition she continues to offer guidance and encouragement to everyone she encounters.
Francoise is so grateful to join forces with the wellness team at Pointe of Grace and Brilliantly You to provide tangible, realistic and simple tools for vibrant health.
As a wife, mother of two and lover of life I am so excited to cheer YOU on in remembering and rekindling your brilliant inner light.