Helen Baratta is director of development for First Place For Health.
Obese and unable to walk without pain, Helen Baratta surrendered to the Lord, and He transformed her life. She shed and maintains a 100+ pound weight loss since 2010. Helen is an author, coach, fitness instructor, speaker, trainer, and triathlete. She is the author of Restored! Embracing Weight Loss God’s Way and My Place for Leadership.
In 2011, Helen answered the call to ministry, leaving a 30-year career in health insurance. She joined the staff of Crossroads Church as their first small group director, overseeing 5 campus networks, growing to 70 small groups. In 2015 she moved her full attention to First Place for Health.
Helen and her husband, Vince, are currently living the dream in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and recently returned from an adventurous six years on the Big Island of Hawaii. They have two sons and a daughter-in-law. Helen’s motto: Say “yes” to all God has planned.