About Maxine

Maxine_10_crop2bMaxine Marsolini is a life Coach, author, and co-host of The River blog talk radio. Her books: Mother’s Fury, Ellechor Publishing House 2016, Rebuilding Families One Dollar At A Time, Rebuilding Families 2011, Raising Children in Blended Families, Kregel Publications 2006, Blended Families, Moody Press in 2000, the Blended Families Workbook, Pleasant Word 2004. Her trusted articles and stories have appeared in magazines , newspapers, and compilation books. She is recognized as a valued resource for stepfamily matters. 

Maxine grew up on a small farm in southern Oregon. She came to the Lord while attending Bible Study Fellowship in 1982. Her family began to see that living life as a Christian was having a positive impact on how they treated each other at home. Maxine gained her life coach training from Western Seminary, is on the board of Oregon Christian Writers, holds membership with the American Association of Christian Counselors, and belongs to the  National Association of Professional Women (NAPW).  

Maxine and Charlie Marsolini became an example of opposites attracting, marrying, and learning how to appreciate one another’s unique God-given qualities.

Charlie and Maxine’s marriage of 37 years began after both were divorced and parents of young children. A lack of harmony at home confirmed their desperate need to find wisdom for their blended family’s sake. Prior to the Lord opting to take Charlie to his heavenly home in 2012, they shared a love for travel, creating memories with family and friends, and encouraging others to build thriving families rooted in the timeless values found in Biblical principles. Those same goals remain a solid part of Maxine’s work. Contact information: www.rebuildingfamilies.net 

About Charlie …

mandc-smallCharlie Marsolini grew up in Boston’s Italian neighborhood. He received his degree in accounting from Bentley College of Finance. In 1969 he moved to Oregon and continued his work as a Certified Public Accountant. By 1977 Charlie was operating his own CPA practice in southern Oregon. He became a Series Seven Securities Broker with H.D. Vest Financial Services in 1988. By 1990 Charlie was sensing the Lord had some ministry work for him to do. He began as the Pacific Northwest Regional Director for Crown Ministries. He was now in a position to teach Biblical financial concepts to individuals and to train church leadership to do the same. The next 5 years furthered a strong desire to speak from the pulpit. The accounting practice was merged with another firm in 1995 and a course of study began resulting in ordination with the Church of the Nazarene. Over the next few years Charlie was both a Senior Pastor and a staff pastor. In May of 2006 he sensed God was calling him to leave his role as Pastor of Compassionate Ministries in order to return to full-time work for Crown Financial Ministries. Crown’s teachings are impacting the nation and the world at a rapid pace. The merger of Crown Ministries and Christian Financial Concepts in September 2000 created Crown Financial Ministries. Charlie served Crown as a Journey To True Financial Freedom seminar instructor and Area Director for Oregon and SW Washington.