We are just a month away now, and I am so excited to share what is happening at the 2nd annual Hope Restored Women’s Conference, taking place Oct. 27th and 28th, here in Wrightsville Beach, NC. Women from all over will be coming together for this special weekend of hope and encouragement in their journey of faith. It’s truly going to be a time of healing and restoration I cannot wait to share with the women who attend.
It takes many hands to make light work, and there are many who are working behind the scenes to bring this conference about. I am so grateful for all the people involved this year, from our partners in prayer, group leaders, counselors, speakers, worship leaders, and ladies helping in various ways to ensure attendees have a safe and fun experience at the conference. We could not make this weekend available if it were not for the caring people involved.
This year I’m delighted to have several friends to come and share their gifts, talents, and stories with us – leading us in worship, workshops, and sharing testimonies and messages of hope, healing, and restoration. Let me share a little more about each of the voices of Hope Restored this year…
Crystal Sutherland, MTS – is the author of Journey to Heal: Seven Essential Steps of Recovery for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, and founder of Journey to Heal Ministries. She is a writer, speaker, and a mentor for survivors of sexual abuse. Crystal holds a Master’s in Theological Studies, and has over 15 years of experience in women’s ministry. As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, who has learned out to thrive through her relationship with Christ, Crystal’s passion is to point broken people to the hope and healing found in Him. Crystal and her husband, Wes, have three children and two grandchildren. They live in Wilmington, NC with their youngest, and enjoy outdoor sports, travel, and sharing in fun adventures together.
Kaley Rivera Thompson is a worship leader, writer and lover of all things creative. Her passion to see women of all ages love God and each other authentically has inspired her to lead worship for women’s ministry’s across the greater Charlotte area and serve as a music director for students at Forest Hill Church. When she’s not playing her guitar or blogging, Kaley spends her time hiking, candle making or sipping coffee. She lives in Fort Mill, South Carolina with her husband, Gage, and baby girl, Adelina.
Matthew Tyler Daniels is the Assistant Ministry Director of the Dream Center in Raleigh and a gifted Spoken Word Artist. He is finishing up his bachelors in Ministry Leadership from Northwest University, has completed leadership internships at both the City Church in Seattle and Elevation Church in Charlotte. In 2009, after living a homeless, drug and alcohol addicted, life – stemming from a childhood filled with both physical and sexual abuse – the Lord got ahold of Tyler’s heart and birthed a deep passion in him to help others experience the same transforming and redeeming love of God that has radically changed his life. Tyler lives in Raleigh, NC. When he’s not serving at the Dream Center or studying for his degree in ministry, Tyler enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Michelle Viscuse is a writer, speaker, and Bible teacher passionate about inspiring women who have been sexually abused to have courage, hope, and freedom in Jesus Christ. She loves leading Bibles Studies and serving in women’s ministry. Michelle lives in NC with her husband and three children, and they enjoy taking weekend adventures together! You can follow her website at http://www.journeypink.com
Monica Daye, who will be sharing her story video this year, is a leader, advocate, poet, women’s activist and founder of StandUp SpeakOut of North Carolina. A native of Durham, North Carolina, this fearless woman and fierce dynamic motivational speaker touches audiences around the country with her biting poetry, soulful stories and heartfelt commitment to the healing of women and community. Daye holds a Master of Science in Human Service Counseling and is Board Certified Practitioner for the National Organization for Human Services. With over 10 years of experience, Monica offers hope and resiliency through teaching individuals about Healing Through Arts. Monica and her family reside in Raleigh, NC.
Amanda Briley is an independent Mary Kay Director here in NC. A graduate of NC State with a passion for leading and inspiring others to become all they can be. When she’s not running her business, or traveling across the country for MK events, Amanda enjoys time with her family and sharing in fun adventures together. She has a generous heart and graciously supported Hope Restored last year with a generous donation of MK gifts for attendees. This year she will be joining as one of our workshop leaders. Amanda and her husband, David live in Wilmington, NC, with their two dogs – Walter and Daisy.
We want to extend special thanks to our vendors and sponsors for their generous support!
(If you would like to contribute in some way to the Hope Restored Women’s Conference, we are still accepting donations for this year. You can find out more by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org)
On-site registration is now closed for this year’s conference, but we are still taking registrations for women or women’s groups that would like to join in via LIVE Stream! Click on the button below to find out more…