Michelle Benzinger – She is a wife, mother of 6, coffee addict, reader, college football fanatic, dreamer, and design lover. Michelle has a heart to inspire other women to understand that they have a voice. She wants to empower women to come together, to build that voice, and to become a force of beauty for the good of all mankind. She believes that once this beauty is recognized and lived out, it will transform families, communities, cultures and our world. The Transforming Beauty shop gives 15% of all profits to organizations that fight slavery, aid with the orphan crisis, and empower women.
Heather Khym – Heather has been serving in ministry for 20 years and passionately shares the Gospel through leading worship and speaking. She has ministered to a variety of audiences throughout North America with the desire for people to personally encounter God. She attended Franciscan University of Steubenville where studied theology with a concentration in religious education. In 2005, Heather and her husband, Jake, founded Life Restoration, a ministry which seeks to help people become fully alive and experience freedom and restoration in Jesus. Currently, Heather lives in Abbotsford, BC with her husband Jake and their 3 children Maria, Judah, and Evangeline.
Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT – Sr. Miriam James was raised in Woodland, WA and is a graduate of the University of Nevada-Reno where she played volleyball on a scholarship and majored in Communications.
Upon graduation, she joined the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT), a missionary community that serves global areas of deepest apostolic need. Sr. Miriam has served at various SOLT missions including Rome, Seattle and Texas. In addition to speaking, her apostolates have included working with elementary school students, parish ministry, coaching high school volleyball and co-hosting a Catholic radio program.
Her story has been featured in the Seattle Times, The National Catholic Register and heard on Relevant Radio, Sirius XM, Catholic Answers Live and EWTN’s Life on the Rock, as well as Steubenville conferences, the Share Jesus campaign and international conferences and retreats.
Sr. Miriam speaks often on the topics of:
- Forgiveness and Mercy
- Authentic Love and Conversion
- The Healing Power of Christ
- The Dignity and Beauty of Woman
She holds a Master’s degree in Theology from the Augustine Institute and often attends courses at the Theology of the Body Institute.
Her book titled Loved As I Am was released in 2014 from Ave Maria Press.