Shannon Carr, Publisher/Regional Advisor for Decided Excellence Catholic Media, and Mental Health Peer Support Specialist, is an incest and date rape survivor. She is the proud Founder of Hopeful Hearts Ministry, a 501 c3 non-profit aiding in the long term recovery of survivors of abuse, the author of EXPOSED, REDEEMED, and RECLAIMED, and the publisher of Kingwood Catholic, Atascocita & Humble Catholic and New Caney & Porter Catholic magazines. Shannon has spoken across the United States at World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia and Madrid, Spain addressing the realities and effects of abuse in our culture and the graces faith provides for one’s healing journey. Shannon was CBS Houston’s featured author and has been a featured columnist with Choose-Now Ministries.com, featured on Charismamag.com, SpiritledWoman.com, CatholicLane.com, Lifestyle & Charity magazine and Catholic Women’s magazine. Shannon is married to her best friend, Russell Carr and the proud mom and bonus mom to Ryan and Seth Deitz, and Simon, Molly and Laurel Carr.