Lainey is the founder of Sōma Consulting, LLC, and creator of the Understand Healthy, an online course with a biblical view of nutrition, exercise, and stress management. She is passionate about Christian theology and body stewardship and strives to give Christians the tools they need to glorify God in their bodies. By providing an understanding of the theology of the body and wellness basics, Lainey equips her clients with a biblical foundation and the practical tools necessary to apply these principles to their physical health.
Her educational background includes a bachelor’s in exercise science, a master’s in Christian leadership, and a Ph.D. in systematic theology, all of which she applied to 10 years of working in the church and 20 years of personal training. She is the author of Be Well: Learning to Steward Your Health, and the Forsaken Body podcast and blog. While she speaks at various events about topics such as gender, body image, theology, and burnout, she’s also developed Embodied Care Workshops that provide a framework for ministry workers to foster both body and soul health for those in their care.
Her faith in Jesus Christ drives everything she does. She believes our bodies were created by God and, therefore, we should honor him in the ways we treat them. To that end, her goal is to help people understand why their body is important, as well as equip them with the basics of how to care for it, regardless of their weight, activity level, or limitations.