Our Story


Justin Spicer founded Empower Consulting in 2014 to provide bookkeeping and financial consulting solutions to churches. As former executive pastor and non-profit CFO, he saw the need for user-friendly reporting and simple, cloud-based financial systems that empowered organizational leaders to grow their organizations. Since then, our firm has grown to serve over 100 clients clients across the country.  

Our vision is to empower leaders to fulfill their God-given vision by providing bookkeeping services to churches and non-profit organizations of all sizes. We help our clients to better steward their resources and increase their Kingdom impact on the communities and people they serve.



Our Team

Justin Spicer

Justin founded Empower Consulting with a heart to help organizational leaders understand and use financial information to fulfill their vision. He is a Quickbooks Online ProAdvisor. He currently focuses on consulting, staff coaching and business development. He’s a lover of the outdoors, running, travel, good coffee, and his family and friends. He has his undergraduate degree from Duke University.

Deepa Dayal

Deepa is a QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor and brings broad accounting experience to our team, having worked across multiple industries over the last 10 years. She enjoys establishing great working relationships with her team and clients, and helping her clients succeed. Born in Fiji, she is an international traveler who has so far lived in 9 different cities and 5 countries. When she isn’t working, she loves cooking for friends and family, and exploring new places to eat!

Laura Lloyd

Laura is a QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Laura has a passion for serving clients. She has a diverse background in accounting including tax and consulting. Laura graduated from Texas Tech University and loves cheering on the Red Raiders in all college sports. Laura enjoys spending time with her family and taking care of her dogs.

Stephanie Gohlke

Stephanie is a Quickbooks Online ProAdvisor with over 20 years bookkeeping and financial management experience, and comes to us with a background in city government finance and other non-profits.  She serves on her local church leadership team and is very involved in several ministries.  Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, camping, and decorating cookies. 

Gail Strickland

Firm Administrator
Gail brings several decades of administrative, human resources, and bookkeeping experience to our team. She is adaptable, flexible, and gifted in administration. She is a native Texan, but spent 10 years in Colorado where she developed a love for mountain climbing. Her favorite pastime is spending time with her family, friends and three granddaughters. Gail graduated from Executive Secretarial School in Dallas.