Founder/President, The Legacy Institute
About Mrs. Abbott
As a founder and President of The Legacy Institute, Carrie is the lead educator and go-to expert on philosophy and content for the Legacy Institute. Carrie oversees research and development of theology and curriculum at Legacy, serves as a consultant to other organizations, and teaches nationwide.
With over 23 years of teaching, Carrie is a tremendously popular national speaker. She is considered by her colleagues as one of the best communicators and leading innovators on the topic of relationships and human sexuality. She has spoken to tens of thousands of people across the nation, in venues as diverse as state legislatures, churches, universities, youth events, medical associations, conferences, banquets, broadcast radio & TV, is featured in several video series, and has her own radio show in Seattle.
Carrie is a consultant to many organizations and an advisor to The National Abstinence Clearinghouse, Healing the Culture, Heartbeat International Carrie is one of the first recipients of The Community Impact Award from Families Northwest in Washington State.
Carrie has been in ministry since she was 17. She has served for years in youth work, served 13 years with an abstinence program (8 years as Director), has trained hundreds of teachers nationwide, mentored young married couples with her husband and spent many years in a variety of other ministry opportunities. Carrie worked for Merrill Lynch, Oppenheimer and a securities litigation expert, and received her securities license in the process. She also started her own event planning business – The Main Event, where she planned events, and weddings for eight years.
Carrie attended a variety of colleges, including Bible College in Sweden and England, where she met her husband Greg. They are happily married, have five children, four grandchildren and live in the Seattle area.
Carrie needed more to do so she and Greg chose to home-school their five children for nine years, until she admits, “she just got tired” and put them in private school.
- Carrie is the author of The Sexual Integrity Program, an innovative program used by Pregnancy Resource Centers in 49 states and 13 countries
- Carrie authored and is featured in The Biblical Blueprint for Sexual Integrity video series used nationwide and internationally
- Carrie is the lead developer and one of the lead authors of Relationships With Integrity (a K-12 relationship curricula used nationwide)
- Carrie is the author of several programs used by various organizations, including the latest Technical Assistance Module for Federal Abstinence Grantees nationwide.