Carol Urton is a national lecturer and has been invited to be a speaker at numerous conferences, workshops, retreats and conventions.  She is a published author of several articles and short stories and has been a featured guest on several radio and television programs.  Her long awaited book, Where is God? When Hope Hurts was released in January 2013 and is now available.  Carol is currently working on the sequel, Growing in God's Hope. 

Carol is an accomplished speaker whose goal is to inspire people to achieve their full potential despite hardships in life. She is passionate about issues relating to childhood abuse and neglect. Carol is also known nationally for her work with Web Wise Kids, speaking on the topic of Internet safety helping youth and adults understand how to have a safe and positive experience while online, social networking and using cell phones.

Ms. Urton graduated in 2004 from California State University-Bakersfield with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology.   She worked in the Los Angeles County school system for five years in their Primary Intervention Program serving children with adjustment difficulties in grades K-3.  In 1994, she founded “Choose to Be Free” a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of the church community in relation to child abuse and neglect. She also served as President of the Antelope Valley Child Abuse Prevention Council for two years.

Currently Carol manages the corporate social responsibility programs for a major global corporation. She has worked in many capacities of the corporate sector specifically related to credit, mortgage insurance and operations for the past 25 years.  She served as the Director of Operations and Assistant Vice-President of Operations for two major corporations.   Early in her career, Carol was also President of the Antelope Valley Chapter of the National Association of Professional Mortgage Women.

While doing research for her book, Where is God? When Hope Hurts, Carol realized that there is still a desperate need for people to find hope in a hurting world.  As a result she founded Finding Hope Ministries to reach people who are searching for peace amidst their daily struggles and broken pasts. Carol herself knows what it is like to struggle and rely on the power of God to find true joy in this life, when it seems impossible.

Carol's deep faith in God, rich past of non-profit work, and corporate experience makes for a powerful combination of heart and professionalism that brings alive her message of hope and healing for all who have experienced hurts in their lives. Contact Carol

Carol is married and resides in the Austin, Texas area with her husband David. 

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Renae Souza says:

I read this book in 3 days.....I had a hard time putting it down! What an amazing story of true courage when faced with absolute horror! My hats off to Carol for sharing her journey with such candor, honesty and hope. Her story is an inspiration to us all.....There is a lesson there for everyone. No matter what your struggles might be, read this book and you too will find hope, even when it hurts. Thank you Carol

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Carol Urton

I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. 

Wait for the Lord;

Be strong and take courage;

Yes, wait for the Lord.

Psalm 27: 13-14

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