Poppy is the founding member and President of Unpack Ministries. Unpack is happily housed at Lubbock Impact at 34th and Boston, but is a stand-alone ministry, with its own 501c3 non-profit status.
She grew up in Lubbock, Texas and has spent most of her adulthood here. She was a single mother; now having 2 grown children, a son-in-law and a grandbaby – all living in the Amarillo area.
Having grown up a Christian, being in many different church homes, Poppy realized that the American church doesn’t truly know how to meet the needs of women, especially single women. It became Poppy’s passion about 20 years ago, and she has worked diligently to embrace hurting women who want to learn the love of God and understand His goodness.
Going back to school in her 40s, she studied Human Development and Family Studies, as well as Human Resources, so she could assist struggling women get on their feet. After receiving her Human Sciences Master’s in Family Life, Poppy realized the deep-rooted messiness of families and has worked hard to help clean up the lies the enemy has told these hurting women.
Having the experience of singlehood, the education to understand the many differing parts, the passion for women, and the call of God to make a change, Poppy launched Unpack and has continued to learn and grow alongside of the women she’s been privileged to love.