Meet Roosevelt and Renita Quick
Twenty-five years of marriage allows a couple to grow both individually and together as a team. While Roosevelt came from a family of long lasting marriages, Renita’s family history was one of separation and divorce. Like most young couples, Roosevelt and Renita experienced challenges with unmet expectations, communicating ineffectively, financial issues, and personality differences which all lead to times of conflict, disagreement and misunderstanding. Because they had decided that divorce wasn’t an option, they chose to invest in their relationship by attending marriage conferences and retreats which taught them how to celebrate and appreciate their differences and communicate for understanding and positive resolutions. They learned that if they could remain teachable, flexible and persistent, then they could experience oneness and fulfillment. From that revelation grew a passion to share with other married and pre-married couples so that they too could enjoy an enduring love for a lifetime.
For more than 20 years, Roosevelt and Renita Quick have coached, mentored and taught married and pre-married couples using practical skills-based education and biblical principles. Their dedication to family enrichment has allowed them to serve 1,000s of couples, men, single mothers, teens and children through their teaching and outreach ministries. For several years they co-facilitated marriage and relationship classes for a non-profit organization based in Dayton, OH which led to the development of a healthy relationship program for a School-based Health Care Clinic in the Chicago Public School system.
Education and Training
As certified instructors for The Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP), Love Thinks, and Nurturing Parenting, Roosevelt and Renita have led numerous relationship education classes, conference workshops, and small group studies, including:
- Before You Say ‘I Do’ Marriage Preparation
- Marriage God’s Way: Building Marriage on a Biblical Foundation
- The Five Love Languages for adults and children
- Improving Relationships by Understanding Personality Profiles
- Financial Stewardship God’s Way
- Sacred Marriage
Roosevelt and Renita are graduates of Purdue University where they earned Bachelor of Science Degrees in Management. Roosevelt received his MBA from Wright State University and is a certified Project Management Professional with the Project Management Institute. The Quick’s attended the Gospel Lighthouse School of Ministry, Columbus, OH, and the Dayton Supernatural School of Ministry, Vandalia, OH. They are both Board Certified Advanced Christian Life Coaches (ACLC) and are members of the American Association of Christian Coaches (AACC). Roosevelt and Renita serve as Life Group Leaders and Coaches at their local church and are both licensed ministers.
Roosevelt is a member of the Chaplin Support Team at the Montgomery County Juvenile Justice Center. There he shares a message of hope and transformation with young men seeking to make positive life changes. As a Natural Helper volunteer with the Juvenile Court Reclaiming Futures program, Roosevelt helps to create positive futures for court-involved youth and families through one-on-one mentoring.
In 2015, Renita designed a Summer Reading Program as an outreach for children in low-income communities. The program is a collaborative effort with the local library and Read On! Dayton Region which is the early learning initiative in Montgomery County, OH that promotes book drives to collect new books for low-income PreK–3rd-grade children to read over the summer. This collaboration focuses on the summer learning loss which accounts for about two-thirds of the reading achievement gap between high-income and low-income students. Under the Quicks leadership, a trained team of volunteers serves the children weekly for the 10 weeks of summer break.
The Quick’s reside in Englewood, OH and are blessed with three wonderful adult sons, Trey, Ryan and Aaron and a faithful companion, Prince.
Marva and Rico, Mentees
I was a bit nervous when I asked Renita to mentor me and my fiancé because she and I worked together and I was worried that would get in the way of my being able to open up. She assured me that everything would be okay and she held true to her word. From the time we started pre-marital mentoring, to even now after we are well finished, Renita and Roosevelt have helped equip us for the ins and outs of marriage. Roosevelt’s heart felt passion and Renita’s colorful examples were just what we needed and I’m so glad I chose them as pre-marital mentors! Rico and I are happy and applying everything that we’ve learned to help build and solidify our marriage. Our favorite session was “How to Handle Conflict”. We struggle in that area because we are both passionate about our beliefs and being heard. The Quicks guided us through this session and offered helpful alternatives to the way we usually communicate which continues to help us improve our communication daily. We also really appreciated the fact that they were more than willing to adapt to our hectic schedules. They prayed with and for us and ministered to us individually and as a couple. Mentoring like that is priceless!
Pauletta and Wayne, Marriage Class Attendees
It is with great honor that we endorse Roosevelt and Renita Quick. It was a pleasant accident that we joined a marriage class they were leading and teaching. We have been married for 36 years and are both children of divorce. We are Christian parents of two great grown sons and we found ourselves dealing with the stress of health issues and the challenges of an empty nest. Looking back, our situation seems so simple to fix but it took the Quick’s outside viewpoint of our situation to help us process through our new stages in life. They taught us the importance of engaging in new activities, taking new adventures, making new friends, and how to grow our faith in the midst of health issues. We highly recommend them as coaches and mentors for those who are looking to renew their joy, hope and love in a special way while overcoming their life circumstances and situations.
Fredrick and Crystal, Pre-marital Class Attendees
Thank you to the Quicks for the investment they made in our marriage. The tools they gave us have impacted our marriage since day one. I tell my wife quite often that everything we learned through the pre marriage class has blessed us and strengthened us. We felt like we were going into our marriage with an advantage. Everything Roosevelt and Renita shared with us is relevant, necessary, and are powerful tools for a lasting marriage!
Dr. Dennis Durig, Pastoral Care and Counseling, Living Word Church
Roosevelt and Renita are very passionate about helping couples reach their full potential in their marriages and life. They have worked alongside couples to repair, equip, and strengthen their relationship. It is evident that the Quick’s practice what they teach. I highly recommend them for your coaching/mentoring needs.
Myra Wilburn, Couples Retreat Coordinator
Roosevelt and Renita Quick were the presenters for our Marriage Retreat at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church. They were down to earth and provided us with tools to enhance our marriages for the real life situations that we face every day. The sessions that divided us into male and female groups were awesome and powerful!!!
Deborah Benson Davis, CEO, 1Vision1
I’ve had the pleasure and benefit of the Quick team who are a dynamic couple and a force to be reckoned with. It is not daily that you are confronted with people who are invested in the will and calling on their life. The Quick family has demonstrated such character and spiritual integrity while aiding us in discovering, perfecting, and doing the ongoing work of realizing our purpose as individuals and couples. Thank you, Roosevelt and Renita for serving in your divine purpose and allowing God’s power to work through you as you serve others. Thanks so much for doing and living the work!