About Us


Challenged to the Core is a 501(c)3 non-profit founded in 2007 with a mission to strengthen marriages. We work with individuals, small groups or large audiences helping people to have a better understanding of their own life and relationships. Over the years we have trained people in churches, businesses (public and private), as well as working with various drug and alcohol treatment facilities.

Del is a creative communicator who has a passion to help couples live what he calls a “Real-Life” marriage. These marriages have the “Power” to overcome life’s challenges, the “Potential” to achieve their dreams and the “Passion” to last a lifetime.

In addition to his 30 years of experience as a pastor, Del is also a Certified Personality Trainer and Life Coach. He believes that when couples understand their “personalities” they are better prepared to fulfill their God-given roles as husband and wife. Audiences have described his presentations as “moving, talented, entertaining, practical and helpful”.

Kathi is a talented speaker as well. She has spoken at many conferences, retreats and Women’s Teas. She loves to teach what a “Real-Life” marriage looks like instead of the Hollywood version. Her skills as a Certified Personality Trainer and a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor bring real depth to her Life Coaching and speaking.

Audiences at their seminars say her presentations are “gracious, moving and genuine.” Kathi loves to help women find true peace, fulfillment, and joy in the reality of how God designed them to be.

Del & Kathi have been married for over 43 years. They have three grown children, eight grandchildren and four grand dogs who reside in Southern California. They currently live in Riverside, California when they are not traveling, inspiring audiences to take their “Real-Life” marriages to…