Growing up in a small MS town taught Dea Irby about belonging. She and her husband of 45 years have lived in 15 homes in 5 Southern states, raising 8 children and pastoring churches. The one consistent thread throughout all her adventures has been building real community - in the home, in business, in churches, and on teams. Dea is a published author, speaker, connector, and Realtor in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC area. Dea has discovered that real community is not just being connected but about being claimed.