David and Debbie Mathews co-founded Spark of Life in 2008 after the loss of their first grandson, Josiah, who died just 7 minutes after being born. They have four children, Adam and his wife Rebekka, Sara and her husband Jason, Kelly and her husband Joel, and Chuck and his wife Shelly. David and Debbie have nine grandchildren – Granddaughters Madalyn, Scotland, Lillian, Reya, Lexi, and Audrey, and grandsons Brennan and Joel, and Josiah, who is in heaven. David serves as Executive Director, and Debbie as Executive Retreat Director. Both are Certified Specialists in Grief Recovery.