Building authentic marriages for everyday life

Hello, we’re Kurt and Denette Schaer.

We’ve served alongside each other in our 27+ years of marriage. Together, we’ve ministered to the lost, discipled the believing, and coached countless individuals and couples from all walks of life.

Prior to launching Broken for Better, we served in numerous ministry roles throughout the local church and Tampa Bay community—from senior associate pastor and director of ministry development to youth pastor, executive director of Faith Tampa Bay, mentor and friend. Every step of the way, we’ve prayed together, vision-casted and supported others throughout their journey.

On May 5, 2022, we stepped down from the ministry team at our home church and were commissioned into a new endeavor; beginning a non-profit organization on a mission to equip and empower couples to build authentic marriages and strengthen families for everyday life.

Little did we know our ministry and marriage would be tested a few weeks later. On May 30, 2022, our youngest son, Logan, and his girlfriend passed away in a tragic car accident and went home to be with Jesus. It was then that Broken for Better took on a whole new meaning.

Unfortunately, walking through immense grief will forever be a part of our story as a couple; one that we will never shy away from, but press into. What may have been meant to destroy our family, our relationship, our union, and our future has given us a steadfast and renewed drive to make heaven look different. (For more about our story and our desire to Make It Count, click here.)

We desire to use Broken for Better to change the narrative of declining marriages by providing personal coaching sessions, marriage-growing events, applicable workshops & intensives, and so much more.

We’d love to help you, too. Wherever you are, whatever you’re facing. Let’s do this together.

Kurt & Denette Schaer