Bringing Her Hope

Bringing Her Hope

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Each episode I invite a girlfriend on the podcast to share not only the story that God is writing for her but the story God is redeeming in her life. I can’t wait for you to meet each and every one of these amazing women who I know will inspire you to also live out the story God is calling you to and to give you hope that He will be faithful to redeem your story as well!


S5: Episode 2 Quieting the Shout of Should with Crystal Stine
Oct 19 • 32 min
Friend, do you ever feel the pressures from society, social media, and even yourself weighing heavy upon you: do more, be better, try harder. No matter how well you can fake it, this hustle to act like the model woman, wife, mother, and friend only leaves…
S5: Episode 1 Chasing perfect with special guest Alisha Illian
Oct 12 • 48 min
My guest this week is author Alisha Illian. The founder of Women (re)Purposed, she loves equipping women with biblical truth and hope for their day-to-day struggles. Her days are a mix of ministry and motherhood, fueled by salsa, coffee, and most…
S4: Episode 12 The journey of an American Foster Family
Sep 21 • 41 min
My guest this week on the Bringing Her Hope podcast is author, Harmony Klingenmeyer. Harmony always wanted to be a mom, but when she got married she quickly found out they were not able to conceive. Devasted at that news, but knowing God was bigger,…
S4: Episode 11: My Unexpected Journey: Experiencing Hope While Living With Pain with Julie Scholl
Sep 14 • 32 min
My guest this week is Julie Scholl. Julie is a wife, mom, and an educator to many. Her gift of teaching has allowed her to work in other countries, church ministries, public and private education, and now at home with her kids. Over a decade ago, Julie…
S4: Episode 10: Regret to redemption: Jamie McIntyre’s story of teen pregnancy
Sep 8 • 30 min
My guest this week is Jamie McIntyre. Jamie is a wife to her high school sweetheart and a mother to three beautiful children. Just one month into her senior year of high school, Jamie found out that she was pregnant. Jamie felt such shame and truly…
S4: Episode 9 How prayer calms your anxious heart with special guest and author Julie Gillies
Aug 31 • 25 min
Bio: Julie K. Gillies is the author of Prayers to Calm Your Anxious Heart: 100 Reassuring Devotions, From Hot Mess to Blessed, and the devotional Prayers for a Woman’s Soul. Her books help readers know God, know Scripture, and know how to pray. Julie is…
S4: Episode 8 How to live your single life to the fullest with special guest Lauree Austin
Aug 25 • 57 min
My guest this week is Lauree Austin. Even though Lauree is originally from Boring, Oregon, she has lived and traveled to over 51 countries and is always excited to discover a new city, a new culture, and a new expression of God’s amazing creation!…
S4: Episode 7 How do you go on when the world you know crumbles with special guests Seth and Megan Halligan
Aug 17 • 63 min
My guests this week are Seth and Megan Halligan. When their sweet daughter Dottie was born, they were delighted! She was their first child, healthy and full of life, wide-eyed and looking the world over. They sent pictures to their families and made it…
S4: Ep 6 Grace and Redemption after abortion with special guest Sandy Park
Aug 10 • 53 min
My guest this week on the Bringing Her Hope Podcast is Sandy Park. Sandy first experienced the goodness of God at the tender age of 13 during a weeklong camp meeting. Though the years ahead were filled with the heartache of her parents’ divorce, the…
S4: Episode 5 What to do when your prayers aren’t answered with returning guest Alicia Marks
Jul 29 • 31 min
My guest this week is Alicia Marks. Alicia is a dynamic Bible teacher and author and our FIRST ever return guest on the Bringing Her Hope Podcast!! We share some crazy stories about us navigating high school and then we dive deep into another piece of…
S4: Episode 4 How God takes the broken parts and makes them beautiful with special guest Holly Migas
Jul 20 • 54 min
My guest this week on the Bringing Her Hope podcast is Holly Migas. God has taken Holly from abuse, an unexpected pregnancy, and navigating infidelity with her husband to becoming an advocate for those who find themselves in situations they never…
S4: Episode 3 How God flipped the script in my story with special guest Mary DeMuth
Jul 13 • 21 min
My guest this week is author Mary DeMuth. Mary is passionate about helping you live a re-storied life. A survivor of neglect and sexual abuse, Mary was rescued by Jesus. She has spent her life healing from trauma so she can help others not feel so alone…
S4: Episode 2 How to make sense of the Unexpected Single Life with special guest Kate Hurley
Jul 6 • 38 min
My guest this week is Kate Hurley. Kate Hurley is a singer-songwriter, worship leader, writer, life coach, and teacher based out of Asheville, NC. Kate never thought that she would find herself still single in her story, so in this week’s conversation, we…
S4: Episode 1 The small and big moments that shape our lives with special guests JJ and Dave Heller
Jun 29 • 34 min
My guests this week are singers/ songwriters and podcast hosts of the new podcast Instrumental JJ and Dave Heller. Today we talk about embracing every beautiful second of this incredible and unpredictable life, because the truth is, none of us knows which…
S3: Episode 12 How to Build Character in your child in a World of Compromise with special guest Lee Nienhuis
Jun 8 • 32 min
My guest this week is Lee Nienhuis. Lee is an author and passionate Bible teacher. She is the Communications Specialist for Moms in Prayer International and the Host of the Moms in Prayer Podcast and the Co-host of The Martha and Mary Show. Lee’s writing…
S3: Episode 11 How to make sense from loss and trust that God is good with special guest Patti Buss
Jun 1 • 21 min
My guest today is Patti Buss. Patti is a wife to Steve, mother of Daniel and Michael and, Co-Leader of One Hope, working to unite churches, and transform our city. Previously a missionary into Russia/Ukraine, Youth Pastor, and College Pastor. Her favorite…
S3: Episode 10 Laughing through the Ugly Cry and Finding Unstoppable Joy with special guest Dawn Barton
May 26 • 32 min
My guest this week is Dawn Barton. She’s an author, a speaker, an entrepreneur and a mentor. Dawn wholeheartedly believes that the obstacles in our lives should not beat us down, but give us reasons to more fully embrace joy wherever we can find it. She…
S3: Episode 9 How Laura Story’s family is navigating COVID-19
May 11 • 22 min
My guest this week is singer, songwriter, podcaster, and author- Laura Story. Laura is also a wife and mom to four children. This week our conversation is all about how we are navigating COVID-19 as moms, wives, and working moms! We talk about the beauty…
S3: Episode 8 What if I don’t have all the answers with special guest Ashley Espinoza
May 4 • 50 min
My guest this week is Ashley Espinoza. Ashley is a wife, a mom, and an incredible leader in her community. Ashley’s life has mostly felt broken and chaotic, but today we unpack the concept of what it looks like to not have all the answers and to allow God…
S3: Episode 7 The Thief of Comparison with special guest Marra Watson
Apr 27 • 37 min
My guest this week is Marra Watson. Marra grew up with the label of ADD. She has always had and continues to have a lot of energy. She enjoys shoving as much as she can into the time that she has and all sorts of challenges. She keeps her husband and two…
S3: Episode 6 Keeping the Faith when you don’t understand what God is doing with special guest Kim Snider
Apr 20 • 51 min
My guest this week is Kim Snider. Kim is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She has been appointed as a missionary of Assemblies of God World Mission since 1986. She is the founder of MOMS magazine, a publication for Filipino women as well as the permanent…
S3: E5 How to navigate unexpected trials in your marriage and find beauty in the ashes with special guests Dan and Mandee O’Shaughnessy
Apr 13 • 68 min
My guests this week are husband and wife, Dan and Mandee O’Shaughnessy. Dan and Mandee met by happenstance, at their small church in Iowa in 2013. Dan originally thought Mandee was too young and she thought he was overly outgoing and a bit interesting.…
S3: E4 Trusting God as your true North when your life goes south with special guest Jennifer Leeson
Apr 6 • 62 min
My guest this week is Jennifer Leeson. ….. She married her high school sweetheart (Ralph. They have we have 3 adult children, 8 grandchildren, and 3 great grands. She has had the opportunity to go on short term mission trips to Sierra Leone, Africa,…
S3: E3 How to trust God with “hard ” things we feel He is calling us to with special guest Nicole Deese
Mar 30 • 63 min
My guest today this week is author, Nicole Deese. Nicole is a Carol Award winner and a RITA and INSPY Award finalist. When she’s not working on her next contemporary Christian romance novel, she can usually be found reading by a window overlooking the…
S3: Episode 2 From Abandonment to Adopted with special guest Heather Norlander
Mar 17 • 57 min
My guest today is Heather Norlander. Heather is a wife and mother to 4 wonderful children and 2 German Shepherds. She is an advocate for children in the Foster care system and is the director of Teen Reach Adventure Camp, in Jefferson, OR. She loves to…
S3: Episode 1 God can use anyone from anywhere to do anything with special guest Kim-Maree Janzen
Mar 9 • 39 min
Guest Introduction: My guest this week is Kim-Maree Janzen who serves as a Worship Pastor at Mannahouse in Portland, Oregon. She came from Australia to study at Portland Bible College in 2006. She has been involved in worship ministry with her husband…
S2: Episode 12 How to navigate through unexpected battles in your story with special guest Bo Stern-Brady
Feb 24 • 18 min
My guest this week is Bo Stern-Brady. Bo is the Co-Founder of SHEOLOGY, an Author, Pastor, and the speaker of our Hope Women’s Conference coming up on May 1st-2nd in Corvallis Oregon. Bo realizes life is full of fierce and unexpected battles. When her…
S2: Episode 11 The worst thing that ever happens to you can be the best thing that ever happens to you with special guest Sam Kelly
Feb 17 • 37 min
My guest this week, Sam Kelly! Sam is the Radio Host from the Scott and Sam Show heard every afternoon on HOPE 1079 FM as well as one of our speakers at our Hope Women’s Conference in Corvallis Oregon at Life Community Church May 1st-2nd. When the doctor…
S2: Episode 10 When divorce doesn’t have the final say with special guests Chris and Stephanie Teague
Feb 11 • 52 min
My guests this week are the husband-and-wife duo Out of the Dust is comprised of Chris and Stephanie Teague who have a story of downfall, heartbreak, and miraculous redemption that is woven deep into the fabric of their music. After growing up in church…
S2: Episode 9 How to trust the Lord when the unimaginable happens with special guest Jennifer Eikenhorst
Feb 3 • 48 min
My guest today is my friend, Jennifer Eikenhorst, host of Accidental Hope podcast, a teacher by trade and blogger/host by calling. She is a wife, mom, math teacher, and a CADI (Causing Accidental Death or Injury) from Waco, TX. She and her husband, Chris,…
S2: E8 Desperate to fit in with special guest Stephanie Koontz
Jan 28 • 39 min
My guest this week is Stephanie Koontz. Stephanie is a wife and mom to three amazing boys. At the age of 14, Stephanie became bulimic just to please a boyfriend. From there, it was an intense downward spiral to an eating disorder that controlled her life,…
S2: Episode 7 How we built our family after years of infertility and loss with special guest BreAnne Brown
Jan 20 • 34 min
My guest this week is BreAnne Brown. BreAnne currently is a stay at home mom with a 19-year-old, 16 years old and 1-year-old twins. She spends as much time as possible outdoors, hiking, biking, kayaking, and gardening. She is also an avid reader.…
S2: Episode 6 The Journey out of food addiction with special guest Ashra Liles
Jan 13 • 28 min
My guest this week is Ashra Liles. Her smile alone personifies His radiance! The Lord’s brilliance resonates deep from within her soul and His grace is displayed on the first “Hello”! Ashra is on staff at Hope Church as a worship leader, administrative…
S2: Episode 5: How to let go of the bitterness that binds you with special guest Alecia Gamble
Jan 6 • 32 min
My guest and friend today is Alecia Gamble. Alecia is a wife and mom of 4 kids. Alecia is also the Children’s Director at Waypoint Community Church in Springfield, Oregon. Growing up Aleica found herself trying to fill that dad shaped hole with any kind…
S2: Episode 4: How we didn’t let brain injury define us and our family with special guest Kathleen Darling
Dec 16, 2019 • 45 min
My guest today is Kathleen Darling. Kathleen is a wife and a mom who loves people, quiet mornings with coffee, cozy nights with cocoa, watching her kids explore and play pretend. Kathleen married her man young, excited for the all that the future held for…
S2: Episode 3: Rescued from Human Sex Trafficking with special guest Lindsey Cooper
Dec 9, 2019 • 55 min
My guest this week is Lindsey Cooper. Lindsey is married to the love of her life, and has 3 beautiful children, who keep them on their toes! They love to travel and spend our time like any other typical family: shuttling kids to soccer and dance and…
S2: Episode 2: Leaning to BeLoved, not Afraid with special guest Kim Rettmann
Dec 2, 2019 • 53 min
My guest today is Kim Rettmann. Kim is a Pacific Northwest Native, currently living in Albany, Oregon, where her husband, Cyrus, is the Associate Pastor at Willamette Community Church. Kim and Cyrus have been married for 15 years and have five children…
S2: Episode 1: The importance of choosing to live joyfully with special guest Rachael Prescott
Nov 18, 2019 • 36 min
My guest this week is Rachael Prescott. Rachael is a blogger at DoublingDownMom.com where her, her husband, and their four marvelous children, proclaim the beauty of Down syndrome, and the importance of choosing to live joyfully. They reside near Salem,…
Episode 12: How to throw out the labels and step into the purpose God has for you with special guest Kelsey Wallen
Nov 11, 2019 • 69 min
Our guest for today’s episode is Kelsey Wallen. Kelsey is a lover of Jesus, a crazy-in-love wife, and a mama to three little ladies! Kelsey has struggled in the past with not knowing who her identity was and often believed that her identity was defined by…
BONUS Episode: How I Went from Messed Up to Blessed Up Without Changing a Single Thing with Kerri Pomarolli
Nov 4, 2019 • 24 min
My guest this week is Kerri Pomarolli is a writer, comedian, speaker, and the ultimate Proverbs 32 Woman. She tours nationwide with clean comedy at top Christian and secular venues. Pomarolli has been featured on The Tonight Show 29 times as well as made…
Episode 11: Your past does not define your present with special guest Stephanie Fast
Oct 30, 2019 • 33 min
My guest this week is an author and speaker Stephanie Fast. Stephanie and her husband reside in Portland, Oregon, surrounded by their children and grandchildren. Abandoned at a young age, Stephanie wandered the war-torn countryside of Korea. Due to her…
Episode 10: How to trust God in real life with special guest Alicia Marks
Oct 9, 2019 • 32 min
My guest this week is Alicia Marks. Alicia is a dynamic Bible teacher and author with an infectious love of Jesus, the scriptures and people. She and her husband raise four kids and a menagerie of livestock in rural Oregon where they are deeply involved…
Episode 9: How to break free from the performance trap with special guest Soorin Backer
Sep 30, 2019 • 38 min
Guest Introduction: My guest this week is Soorin Backer. She is known for dynamic teachings that genuinely set people free to be who God created them to be. Soorin attended Fuller Theological Seminary and completed two graduate degrees in theology and…
Bonus Episode with Jenae Nixon: How to live a life of legacy
Sep 23, 2019 • 36 min
Jenae is a 35-year-old single, (widowed, divorced, mother of 2 boys. Andrew who was her late husband adopted at birth is 13 years old and he just finished the 7th grade. Joshuah is her miracle baby. Born at 32 weeks via c-section he is now a handsome…
Episode 8: When depression tries to take you out for good, but God’s love is BIGGER with special guest Julie Nowacki
Sep 12, 2019 • 25 min
My guest today is Julie Nowacki. Julie is passionate about God’s Fierce Love and wants to penetrate the hearts of God’s people to bring freedom. She had the privilege of working for a Christian Recording & Management Label for 15+ years helping develop,…
Episode 7: The chaos that I created and how I got out with special guest Lagea Mull
Sep 3, 2019 • 29 min
My guest today is Lagea Mull. Lagea is a passionate woman of Christ. Her mission statement is to inspire and encourage women to connect with Jesus so He can transform their lives. As a pastor’s daughter & former military spouse, she learned early there is…
BONUS EPISODE with special guest Laura Story: How to find beauty in the midst of shattered dreams
Aug 27, 2019 • 25 min
My guest this week is singer, songwriter, and author- Laura Story. Laura is also a wife and mom to four children and is a recent graduate with her doctorate in Worship studies. Laura and her husband, Martin, faced a brain tumor, infertility, and a son’s…
Episode 6: When your past can’t cripple you anymore with special guest Natalie Schulz
Aug 19, 2019 • 38 min
My guest this week is Natalie Schulz. Natalie is a single mom and the Outreach and Missions Director at Life Bible Church in Harrisburg, Oregon. Her heart for reaching the broken began when she was a little girl and went on outreaches with her dad. The…
Episode 5: When shame doesn’t have the final say with special guest Laurie Smucker
Jul 31, 2019 • 27 min
My guest today is Laurie Smucker. Laurie is a gifted author, Bible teacher, and missionary. She has authored a book, entitled “Shattered by Shame, Crowned in Glory.” This book tells her life story and the testimony of walking out of the shame from her…
Episode 3: How to be present in the life that you almost lost with special guest Sarah Means
May 16, 2019 • 40 min
My guest today is Sarah Means. Sarah and her husband, Trevor, planted Praise Community Church in January of 2018. Sarah leads the online social media ministry, Women of Worth Ministries, where she shares consistent encouragement and inspiration to ladies…
Episode 4: Have you ever felt you were living your worst nightmare? Special Guest Rachel Profitt
May 2, 2019 • 44 min
Our guest for today’s episodes is Rachel Profitt. Rachel is a mom who has literally lived out her worst nightmare. She experienced tragedy by miscarriage, a stillborn baby, as well as the loss of her four-year old daughter. God is using her story with…
Episode 2: How to overlook labels and know your true identity in Christ with special guest Kristy McIntyre
May 2, 2019 • 48 min
Kristy McIntyre the director of One Hope Women in Eugene, Oregon. The mission of One Hope Women is to unite female leaders in ministry to build relationships, pray, and collaboratively bring the Good News to their community. In 2018, she led One Hope…
Episode 1: Having the audacity to live beyond your childhood trauma with special guest Robin Larrabee
Apr 25, 2019 • 34 min
My guest today is Robin Larrabee. Robin is a wife, mom, and nurse. She loves bell bottoms, leopard print, and tie-dye. Growing up for Robin was rough. Her mother was mentally ill and incapable of caring for her. Her father was in the military and absent.…