Who We Are


Brian and Nissa Gadbois have been married since July 1991.  They are the parents of eleven children.

Brian was educated at the University of Lowell and received his BSEE in June 1991.  After seven years in the US Air Force, Brian began consulting with private companies and government agencies.  He is an ordained deacon, serving the community of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in the Brookfields (Massachusetts).

Nissa is a professional mom – she nurtures, nourishes, creates, and teaches.  She was trained in floral design, etiquette, and event planning, and spent several years operating her own event design business, A Lovely Affair. She refuses to suffer from Psoriatic Arthritis, and is a dedicated student of holistic health and nutrition.  Nissa is also a professional photographer.

The Gadbois children have been educated at home over the course of nearly twenty years – and will likely continue for another twenty.  Catherine (23), Andrew “Jack” (21), and Caroline (19) have graduated from home school and are pursuing their own careers, striving to minister to all they come into contact with.

The Gadboises have dedicated their lives to inspiring couples to re-center their lives around their families, and are the Founders of Renaissance Family (formerly Family Centered Living™).  Nissa and Brian are available to speak to groups of all sizes on topics including marriage, parenting, family life, and faith.