Meet the Team
Mario + Cathie Santiago
Al + Mel Stuckey
Mike + Sharon Gionfriddo
The mission of this ministry is to strengthen, transform, and equip marriages to build a solid, Godly foundation based on the covenant of love, forgiveness, respect, and oneness through Jesus Christ.
Victory’s marriage ministry is led by Mario and Cathie Santiago. We currently hold various groups that are held on Friday Nights at the church from 7:00-9:00pm. The groups really are for everyone, whether you’re thinking of marriage, you’re engaged, are a newlywed, or have been married 20+ years.
We seek to strengthen and encourage existing marriages utilizing biblical curriculum. We provide practical tools to equip couples to pursue the Christ-centered marriage God intends for you.
We also offer 6 to 8 week sessions that are held on consecutive Fridays. Currently child care is not provided.
Please feel free to contact us for more information, we would love to go over any questions you may have and fill you in more on these amazing groups where you will both not only grow as a couple, but also develop lasting friendships.
Here are some of the groups we hold...
The hope of deep, soul-level harmony is why we get married in the first place. It's that good. But oneness doesn't just happen. Couples make it happen. And it can deepen over the lifetime of a marriage.
In these dynamic, video-based sessions, Marriage Oneness equips couples to grow in true intimacy, connection, and purpose—and experience closeness for a lifetime. Along with a profile to evaluate and address each couple’s own oneness level, Marriage Oneness includes Circle Up small-group discussions, Oneness Work application exercises to complete together, and a personalized Next Steps Planner.
Marriage Oneness equips couples for closeness in seven key areas:
It's where you and me become we.
Based on the book written by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs that love best motivates a woman and respect most powerfully motivates a man. Research reveals that during marital conflict a husband most often reacts when feeling disrespected and a wife reacts when feeling unloved. Though we all need love and respect equally, the felt need differs during conflict, and this difference is as different as pink is from blue!
Men and women will learn how to resolve conflict, dealing with the negative reactions (the crazy cycle). They will also learn how to motivate each other by meeting each other's need (the energizing cycle). Even those who feel hopeless in their relationships will gain understanding on how to handle an indifferent or unresponsive partner (the rewarded cycle).”
The Building Blocks series provides an opportunity for couples to go deeper into the life changing principles of Love and Respect.
We are excited about this series because it offers practical ways to incorporate the Love and Respect principles into your marriage. We are confident it will help you spend less time on the Crazy Cycle and more time on the Energizing and Rewarded Cycles!
When stepfamily life gets tough, remaining dedicated to your commitment is a day-to-day decision. In The Smart Stepfamily, leading expert Ron L. Deal reveals the seven fundamental steps to blended family success and provides practical, realistic solutions to the issues you face as a stepfamily.
Whether married or soon-to-be married, you'll discover how to communicate effectively and solve the everyday puzzles of stepchildren relationships. This eight-session series offers usable solutions for everyday living, practical tips for raising stepkids, and ways to strengthen couple’s marriage.
Ron Deal’s personable presentation combines instruction and encouragement that affirms both husbands and wives and their intent to build strong families.
Marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a true art form. That’s why for more than 40 years, Family Life has been helping couples understand God’s plan for relationships.
The Art of Marriage weaves together expert teaching, real-life stories, humorous vignettes, and more to portray both the challenges and the beauty of God’s design.
Getting to the Heart of God's Design in this six-week series helps couples blend their personalities and their life's circumstances to create a divinely-inspired work of art — marriage. Get ready to make a masterpiece of your marriage.
Fireproof Your Marriage will challenge you to love better, to love first and to love for a lifetime! Founded on Biblical principles, this six-session series is a wonderful way for you and your spouse to build and strengthen your marriage. The Fireproof Your Marriage study integrates movie clips from FIREPROOF, along with key Scriptures, thought-provoking questions and devotionals, and concepts from the Love Dare book.
Fireproof Your Marriage will challenge couples in how to show, and ultimately achieve real love.
Keep an eye on our Victory calendar of upcoming events to find out about our next gathering!