About Cheryl Hood
Founder and President of Victory Flows
People often ask me if I have a child or family member with a disability. I do not. But what I have is a God- given passion and spiritual gift for serving those persons affected by disabilities and their families. It runs through every thread of my being, and I am most happy and at peace when I am in the company of this community.
For over 25 years I worked in the ad business, eventually opening my own full service ad agency in 2001 called C2 (Christ 2) Strategies. Prior to opening the agency in 2001, I attended a life skills workshop that radically changed my life. It was here where I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. In so doing, it reignited my passion to do more. Owning my business allowed me the opportunity to serve and volunteer in the areas of my passion.
This flexibility led me to serve at Joni and Friends, where I have been very involved for the past 15 years. About eight years ago, I noticed at these camps that while the week was glorious and fun for the families, it was only once a year. Many would go back to homes of isolation, not be involved in church due to their child’s disability, and the families would struggle with the challenges of daily life. I felt there had to be more.
And here we are today. In July 2011 I quit my job, sold my house, and got rid of my convertible. All to follow God’s leading me into the formation of Victory Flows to host more frequent programs and services for families and individuals affected by disabilities.
I am also the proud mother of two children, Ryan, who works for Fidelity Investments, and my daughter Andi, who is employed by Baylor All Saints in Fort Worth as a NICU nurse. I also have an amazing granddaughter who is 1 year old and a grandson on the way! I love being a grandma!
I feel so blessed being able to serve such an amazing community and look forward to what God has in store for the future!