All of our amazing team members have three things in common;
We Love God, We Love Health, and We Love People.
Every month we have regular staff training where we learn and research something new about health, watch documentaries, bring in experts, discuss products in our store, and more. Each person on our staff brings a unique interest and qualification in health which we hope brings you the best experience possible. It's not all work and no play at Spirit of Health, we also make smoothies together, see who is more flexible in Pilates class, get sweaty on the rebounders, have breaks in the sauna, relax on amethyst crystals, wood chopping competitions, rock skipping tournaments, and share meals together.
Vaughn Lawrence | co-Founder & NATUROPATH
Vaughn Lawrence is originally from the Kansas City area. In 2000, Vaughn relocated to Las Vegas where he earned his doctorate of Naturopathy from Clayton College of Natural Health and received training from three master herbalists. Vaughn proceeded to work in the Las Vegas area as a health food store manager, educator, practitioner and consultant.
In 2010 Vaughn returned to Kansas City and founded Spirit of Health. Vaughn has also received certifications as a colon hydrotherapist, nutrition response testing practitioner through Ulan Nutritionals, GAPS diet practitioner, certified dietary supplement specialist, and iridologist through the Bernard Jensen International Institute.
Vaughn firmly believes that God created everything we need to be healthy, but that our world has strayed away from God’s original design through a modern diet that has become reliant on convenience foods and a modern lifestyle filled with chemicals and synthetic drugs. The sickness and disease we see in our world today is largely a result of a misalignment with God’s natural created order. Vaughn’s heart is to understand and explain health from a Biblical perspective in order to help people realign with their Creator in body, soul and spirit. Vaughn and his wife Jennifer have a sincere passion and desire to see families empowered with practical and Biblical wisdom in order to raise up healthy future generations. Continue reading my story...
Favorite Food: Mango | Favorite Herb: Ginseng | Daily Supplement: Astaxanthin | Favorite Bible Verse: 1 Thessalonians 5:23 | Go-To Activity: Nature Hikes/Walks
JENNIFER LAWRENCE DPT PT, PMA-CPT | owner & Pilates Instructor
Jennifer began her career path in rehabilitation practices in 2001 with her Bachelors in Athletic Training from the University of Delaware. For four years, she worked with high school and college level athletes in the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries. Shortly after, Jennifer pursued her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Duke University and from there began working as a physical therapist in various settings from in-patient rehab to home health services and out-patient orthopedics. After moving to Kansas City and enduring a sudden back injury, Jennifer was introduced to Polestar Pilates, a rehabilitative form of Pilates. Through the practice of Pilates and holistic nutrition, Jennifer was able to make a full recovery and continue her passions in dance and athletics. She has since graduated from the Polestar Pilates Education Program and is now a certified instructor through the Pilates Method Alliance. Jennifer believes that healing comes from the “inside-out” and requires an intentional partnership with how we were originally created to eat, breathe and move. Originally native to Hilo, Hawaii, Jennifer now resides in Kansas City with her husband Vaughn, Naturopath and owner of Spirit of Health and their growing family.
Favorite Food: Avocado | Favorite Herb: Maca | Daily Supplement: Astaxanthin | Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 139:1 | Go-To Activity: Nature Walks With The Kids
MIKE casey | herb specialist & IRIDOLOGIST, DETOXIFICATION SPECIALIST
In 2015 Mike joined staff with Spirit of Health and started studying natural health. Throughout his time in Kansas City, Mike has continually pursued higher levels of education in the natural health field. He has graduated as a Certified Regenerative Detoxification Specialist and an Advanced Clinical Iridologist through Dr. Morse’s International School of Detoxification. Mike holds three certifications from working under Dr. Morse, specializing in detoxification, cellular regeneration, holistic healing, Iridology, and herbal protocols. In 2016, Mike received two certifications in Iridology through the Bernard Jensen International Institute, as well as another certification of iridology, with Dr. Jensen, through the University of Natural Medicine. Mike also holds certifications through the International Institute of Iridology in Fundamental, Intermediate, and Advanced Holistic Iridology. His love and enjoyment of athletics are shown by his studies of Holistic Sports Nutrition through The College of Natural Health as well.
Mike has a passion to educate people about the body and how God designed the body and its ability to heal itself given the proper circumstances. He firmly believes that true health comes from having balance on all levels, starting first with spiritual health then moving to emotional, mental and physical health. Mike enjoys helping people understand how to partner with God in their health and desires to give hope to others that anything can be overcome. Mike’s heart is to take his knowledge and experience in the natural health field and empower the nations to take back their health as well as connect with their Creator in the process.
Favorite Food: Mango | Favorite Herb: Maca | Daily Supplement: Lots of Herbs | Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 27:4 | Go-To Activity: Playing Sports
Randy Lawrence| co-Founder
Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD
Working at Spirit of Health Est.: The Beginning
Favorite Food: My mom’s banana bread
One Herb You Can't Live Without: Turmeric
The Supplement You Take Every Day: Turmeric
Go-To Weekend Activity: Going to auctions
Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 3:5
Why Does Health Matter To You: You need good health to live life to its fullest. Without good health everything else in your life suffers.
HANNAH SPACEK | HEALTH STAFF
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Working at Spirit of Health Est.: 2016
Favorite Food: The Durian Fruit
One Herb You Can't Live Without: Ashwagandha
The Supplement You Take Every Day: The Adaptogen Power Blend
Go-To Weekend Activity: Taking walks with God in nature, playing piano and having game nights with friends.
Favorite Bible Verse: Matthew 11:28-30
Why Does Health Matter To You: Because it matters to God. God has a heart for healing and restoration. He created all things good and didn't create our bodies to break down. I have a heart for people that are in pain and sickness and want answers. I love seeing people get breakthrough and restore their health and happiness. It's so wonderful being able to hear all the different stories of health and healing people have.
Katie Lesher | Personal Assistant
Hometown: Augusta, GA
Working at Spirit of Health Est.: 2018
Favorite Food: Fruit and Vegetable Curry
One Herb You Can't Live Without: Lavender
The Supplement You Take Every Day: Strength of Samson Blend
Go-To Weekend Activity: Sports, enjoying nature, mini road trips, and spending time with family/friends.
Favorite Bible Verse: Galatians 2:20
Why Does Health Matter To You: I value health because I believe our bodies are to function the way God originally designed them to! I also believe that health does not just pertain to the physical body but includes our mind, spirit, and emotions. I enjoy the journey of learning how to be healthy on all levels! Simply put, God's heart is to heal people and therefore so is mine!
Cathi Lesher | Shipping Associate
Hometown: Arcadia, FL
Working at Spirit of Health Est.: 2017
Favorite Food: Figs, Peaches, Oranges, Grapefruit
One Herb You Can't Live Without: Heal All Tea Blend
The Supplement You Take Every Day: Probiotics
Go-To Weekend Activity: Long distance bicycle rides!
Favorite Bible Verse: Hebrews 12:1
Why Does Health Matter To You: I believe that as a Christian it is my responsibility to know how to optimize my health in order to endure and overcome the challenges in this life. It is important for our minds, our bodies, and our spirits to be clean and strong.
Aubrey Knudson | Health Staff
Hometown: Los Lunas, NM
Working at Spirit of Health Est.: 2018
Favorite Food: Roasted veggies and dark chocolate
One Herb You Can't Live Without: Ashwaganda
The Supplement You Take Every Day: Vitamin C Power Blend
Go-To Weekend Activity: Spending quality time with people, cooking, and outdoor time!
Favorite Bible Verse: Isaiah 54
Why Does Health Matter To You: We have three main parts, mind, body and spirit, that make up the whole person. If one area of your person is hurting, it affects all of you. I want people to fully live their God-given purpose without poor health hindering them. Through my own personal journey with health, I have seen how being healthy affects my mind and spirit. Luckily, we have a good Creator who is willing to partner with us in the journey of health and in making us who He created us to be.