Wendi is a Colorado native and has a loving husband and blended tribe of 8 children. During her volunteer time, serving at local crisis pregnancy center, as a patient advocate and Mom2Mom mentor, God nugded her into looking for ways to help women heal after abortion. Sharing the forgiveness and freedom God gives to all who sin has become God’s mission for her. She is a speaker and has a passion for helping women see themselves through God’s eyes.
Wendy Giancola has served as the director of Past Abortion Transformation Healing (PATH) at the Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center in Washington, DC. since 2009. Wendy is also the author of Transforming Your Story: a Path to Healing after Abortion, an abortion recovery guidebook used in various pregnancy help organizations. Wendy is a lover of souls and has walked with many women, individually or in groups, on their paths to healing. She marvels at how God has transformed her wounded story into a story of His grace and restoration. Wendy seeks to inspire others to continually live a transforming story of hope.
Additionally, Wendy is a capable public speaker and provides educational seminars in public, private and non-profit settings. Wendy holds a master’s degree in family and individual studies from Kent State University and has received additional training from Stephen Ministry and the Lay Counseling Institute. Wendy lives in northern Virginia with her incredibly supportive husband, Nick.
Master of Ceremonies & Worship Leader
ShawnMarie Aiken is the Studio Manager and host of Community Strong on KCMM 99.1 The One in Belgrade. Worship Leader at Springhill Presbyterian’s Legacy site. Wife (married for almost 25 years to Mike Aiken) and mother of 3 (23 yr old daughter Nikki, 19 yr old son Kevin, and 16 year old son Alex).
I believe that everyone has a story to tell. When I look at the life experiences (good, bad, horrific, and my huge mistakes), I can see God’s mercy and grace at work. My life verse is Philippians 1:6 (Amplified) “I am convinced and confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will [continue to] perfect and complete it until the day of Christ Jesus [the time of His return].” I’m a work in progress. Someday I will be perfect, and then God will have to take me to heaven — For I will start bragging about it – AND we’ll have to start all over.
Becky spent many years traveling around the world in the Air Force with her husband and two boys. Now retired, they get to call the beautiful Gallatin Valley their home. Becky is Cowgirl at heart with an entrepreneurial spirit, and a desire to help women see themselves as God does. Currently working with Venture Church in Bozeman, she is learning to see who she was, love who she is, and strive towards finding out and living who God wants her to be.
Melissa Heiland is the Founder and President of Beautiful Feet International, a mission organization that plants pregnancy ministries around the world. She is an international speaker and author who is passionate about mommies, babies and sharing the Gospel. She has written devotionals for pregnant moms, new mothers and short-term mission teams, as well as a children’s book based on Psalm 139. She and her husband Ken have 6 children and 5 grandchildren.
Learn more about Melissa at melissaheiland.com