Minister Artavia B. Berry
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
pocket.rev was born from Artavia’s passion for helping people develop spiritually and for social transformation. She envisions creating a pathway for people to achieve inner healing, spiritual growth and self-empowerment. A proven leader in the non-profit sector & faith community, Artavia is known for her passionate and visionary leadership style.
Ordained at 15, Artavia is a founding minister of Willing Workers Church of Faith and has over 25 years experience in ministry. Artavia earned her Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from Loyola University Chicago and was trained in Non-Profit Leadership at Public Allies Chicago under the tutelage of Michelle Obama. She also earned her Bachelors of Arts in Theology and Masters of Divinity from Grace Christian Seminary. Artavia has worked with notable faith leaders including the late Rev. Dr. Addie Wyatt, the late Rev. Willie Barrow and Rev. Dr. Leon Finney to create faith centered social change.
Artavia is an inspiring and engaging public speaker who is available by request. She also provides consulting to churches & non-profit organizations on organizational development, strategic planning, fundraising and leadership development. For booking speaking engagements or to request consulting, complete the contact form below.
Joy V. Mitchell
“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.” – Swami Vivekananda
Joy co-founded pocket.rev to bridge the spiritual and digital world. She is passionate about creating a dynamic and engaging spiritual experience for people using technology. The concept for pocket.rev was created by integrating Artavia’s vision for spiritual growth and empowerment with Joy’s technical solution experience.
Joy received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Michigan and subsequently spent 17 years in Corporate America. During that time, she steadily progressed from associate engineer to district manager by creating technological solutions to operational problems. Joy has created several financial and work management solutions for businesses throughout her career. Her major accomplishments include leading a $100 million enterprise and asset management project for a Fortune 500 Company. Her role on the project encompassed leading the re-design of business processes, creation of rules for system configuration, requirements for interfacing, data conversion, testing, training, change management, and the creation of two supporting departments. She also managed a project to develop and implement GPS enabled mobile/web based mapping and field inspections across a major metropolitan area and in over 300 vehicles.
Throughout her career, Joy has found innovative solutions to problems that have excellent value for the customer. pocket.rev included.