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As a founder and President of The Legacy Institute, Carrie is the lead educator and go-to expert on philosophy and content for the Legacy Institute. Carrie oversees research and development of theology and curriculum at Legacy, serves as a consultant to other organizations, and teaches nationwide.

With over 23 years of teaching, Carrie is a tremendously popular national speaker. She is considered by her colleagues as one of the best communicators and leading innovators on the topic of relationships and human sexuality.  She has spoken to tens of thousands of people all across the nation, in venues as diverse as:  state legislatures, churches, universities, youth events, medical associations, conferences, banquets, broadcast radio & TV, is featured in several video series, and has her own radio show in Seattle.

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A few more facts:

  • Carrie is the author of The Sexual Integrity Program, an innovative program used by Pregnancy Resource Centers in 49 states and 13 countries
  • Carrie authored and is featured in The Biblical Blueprint for Sexual Integrity video series used nationwide and internationally
  • Carrie is the lead developer and one of the lead authors of Relationships With Integrity (a K-12 relationship curricula used nationwide)
  • Carrie is the author of several programs used by various organizations, including the latest Technical Assistance Module for Federal Abstinence Grantees nationwide.
  • Carrie is a consultant to many organizations and an advisor to The National Abstinence Clearinghouse, Healing the Culture, Heartbeat International
  • Carrie is one of the first recipients of The Community Impact Award from Families Northwest in Washington State
  • Carrie has been in ministry since she was 17. She has served for years in youth work, served 13 years with an abstinence program (8 years as Director), has trained hundreds of teachers nationwide, mentored young married couples with her husband and spent many years in a variety of other ministry opportunities.
  • Carrie worked for Merrill Lynch, Oppenheimer and a securities litigation expert, and received her securities license in the process. She also started her own event planning business - The Main Event, where she planned events, and weddings for eight years.
  • Carrie attended a variety of colleges, including Bible College in Sweden and England, where she met her husband Greg. They are happily married, have five children, four grandchildren and live in the Seattle area.
  • Carrie needed more to do so she and Greg chose to home-school their five children for nine years, until she admits, “she just got tired” and put them in private school.

What Carrie Likes:

Ice-cream (the fattening kind), soup on a cold day, candles, new shoes, sunshine, family and friends, funny people, a cogent argument, truth, history, the sermons of Charles Spurgeon, passion in action, teaching, decorating, gardening, the color green, a bargain, her Bible. 


What Carrie Dislikes:

Baby shower games, mean people, hot peppers, airports, plastic flowers, liars, death in any form, willful ignorance, telemarketing calls, bad hair, feminism that doesn’t help women and emasculates men, unpatriotic attitudes, legalism, evil, fake butter, ironing.


Carrie has spoken to tens of thousands of people in venues as diverse as state legislatures, churches, public and private schools, colleges and universities, pro-life organizations, civic clubs, medical associations, retreats, banquets, broadcast radio, TV and is featured in several video series. 

A sample of the kinds of speaking/teaching opportunities Carrie has had over the years...

Young Presidents Organization Seattle Pacific University
TEC (The Executive Committee) Northwest University
Heartbeat International Events Puget Sound College
Crista Women’s Ministry Events Bellevue Community College
Care Net National Conference Highline Community College
Catholic Home school conference University of Washington
Focus on the Family Westside Christian School, OR
The Abstinence Clearinghouse Cedar Park Christian School
Washington State Legislature Kings Christian School
Christian Education Conferences Bear Creek Christian School
Murdock Charitable Trust Bellevue Christian School
Pregnancy Resource Centers Heritage Christian School
Concerned Women of America North Seattle Christian School
Youth For Christ Shoreline Christian School
Women's conferences & retreats Emerald Heights Academy
Men's events The Overlake School
Young Life Campus Crusade For Christ
Baptist Youth Convention Planned Parenthood

Carrie has spoken in a variety of venues in each state represented:

Washington Oregon California
Arizona Wyoming Colorado
Texas North Dakota Kansas
Arkansas New York Indiana
Missouri Minnesota Illinois
Maryland Virginia Ohio
Connecticut North Carolina Florida
Pennsylvania Mississippi

 Washington Public Schools (partial list)


Evergreen Junior High  

Auburn Riverside HS Finn Hill Junior High
Rainier MS Inglewood Junior High  Chinook MS

Kamiakin Junior High

Tillicum MS

Kirkland Junior High

Redmond Junior High Tyee MS Bellevue HS
Rose Hill Junior High Sammamish HS Newport HS
Lake Washington HS College Place MS Redmond HS
Edmonds Woodway HS Bothell HS Hazen HS
Meadowdale HS McKnight MS Mountlake Terrace HS
Sacajawea MS Liberty HS Renton HS

Totem MS

Issaquah HS

Decatur HS

Lindbergh HS

Ingraham HS

Kent Meridian HS

Thomas Jefferson HS

Washington MS

Kentridge HS
Leota Junior High Pacific MS Beaver Lake MS
Kenmore Junior High Canyon Park Junior High Northshore Junior High
Seattle Alternative School Skyview Junior High Issaquah HS
Islander MS Mercer Islalnd HS Hamilton MS
Einstein MS Shorecrest HS Valley View MS
Chief Kanum MS


 Washington Churches (partial list)

Aldersgate United Methodist The Neighborhood Church St. Mary’s
Cedar Park Assembly Crossroads Baptist Northshore Baptist
Bellevue Church of Christ Newport Covenant Westminster Chapel
First Presbyterian of Bellevue Kenmore Baptist Antioch Bible
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Northlake Christian Canyon Hills Community
Overlake Eastside Foursquare First Lutheran of Bellevue
Bothell Free Methodist Covington Community Edgewood Baptist
Westgate Chapel Cornerstone Bible Enumclaw Christian
Calvary Baptist Kent Covenant Saint John Vianney
Christ Church of Kirkland Martha Lake Covenant St. Luke’s Episcopal
Woodinville Alliance North Seattle Christian Northlake Christian
Mercer Island Covenant Mercer Island Presbyterian Cascade Covenant
May Valley Alliance Renton Assembly Highlands Community
Holy Family DesMoines Gospel Chapel The Duvall Church
Cascade Community