We believe you can live abundantly in Christ!

We offer Biblically based programs that uniquely incorporate group and individual coaching.

We focus on helping Christian men and women to draw closer to God, live out their faith practically, explore what currently seems impossible, examine individual purpose and direction, identify blind spots that may be obstacles, and scrutinize thoughts to build alignment with God’s truth.


We envision all Christians living the abundant life in Christ.


To help Christians achieve abundant lives, break-through personal transformation and visible growth that is sustainable.


Abundant LOVE – always no matter what

Powerful ACCEPTANCE – of each person, meeting them right where they are

Fearless TRUTH – without compromise; with compassion and caring

Effective ENGAGEMENT – with anyone seeking to walk with the Lord

Rigorous APPLICATION – to live our lives by Christ’s example

Board of Directors

Promised Land Living (PLL) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our board members serve a two year, rotating term and we conduct regular meetings throughout the year to provide organizational oversight and strategic direction.

Cheryl Scanlan

Executive Director

Elizabeth McCarty


Zane Creamer

Vice President

John Pitman


LaShanda Hunter


Cathy Lee


Marc Ottestad

Program Expansion

The PLL Team

Our team is made up of Christians who believe in our mission, vision and values. They work tirelessly to ensure the organization runs effectively and can provide courses to as many people as possible.

Allison is passionate about her walk with Jesus, and serving others by connecting them to Christ and each other. She enjoys connecting with others over a meal or simply a good cup of tea with scones.

Allison is a Software Development Engineer at a local software company and has degrees in Math and Statistics. Prior to working as a Software Development Engineer, she worked as a Research Assistant evaluating various transform methods for DNA sequence analysis of the Human Genome.

As a wife and mom life is full, purposeful, and adventurous. Her family attends Crossroads Fellowship.

Jen Day is a long PLL ministry member.  She went through the curriculum in 2008 and has been involved with the ministry ever since.  She is a natural encourager and has found joy in in helping others find freedom in Christ.

You’ll find Jen to be very open and honest – but she loves to laugh and be silly too!  Her two boys (15 & 9) keep her and her hubby of 21 years VERY busy!  She is excited for the opportunity to engage with the alumni community and see what God is up to.

Nicki first went through Promised Land Living in 2016, and she started working for PLL in 2018. She has a passion for true discipleship—the life-on-life, sometimes costly, process of walking with people that just can’t be mass produced.  She loves working with the PLL team and being part of helping people step into the freedom that God has given them.

Nicki lives in North Carolina with her husband and dog. They enjoy escape rooms, board games, and spending time with friends.

Rebecca has participated and volunteered with Promised Land Living for 10 years. She currently serves as a web host and the host trainer. Her desire is that her Christian brothers and sisters live in the freedom that God has given them by applying God’s truth. She invites you to join her on the healing journey from fear and anxiety to a place of rest in Christ alone. Rebecca grew up in the country of Papua New Guinea where her parents were missionaries. After high school she attended Bible school in Europe and then earned her bachelor of science in nursing in Southern California. She served in the United States Air Force as a maternity nurse where she met and married her husband, Chris, of 26 years. Rebecca homeschooled her three now almost grown children. She fills her days volunteering in a local refugee community as the medical coordinator and walking in her PLL heartland of “connection leading to service” and “authentic salvation.”

Pamela Mertz has a passion for helping others understand and personalize the revelation of all we get “in Christ”. She lives to share what God is up to in her life. She has operated her own sales company in high tech electronics for 35 years. She has co-lead women’s ministry for over 15 years, is an ICF ACC certified life coach, Strengths Champion, and Quality Improvement Coach through Dartmouth Microsystems Academy. She is very involved in bringing the Coach Approach to her work in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She has served on both for profit and nonprofit Boards and held leadership positions both locally and nationally. In Promised Land Living, she has learned how to walk in her gifts and calling. Her first book is currently under construction. She loves to share the reason for hope within her through speaking engagements as God leads. Pamela is married to Lou Mertz, and is the mother of three adult sons. They live in St. Michael, MN.

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