Before each event, I ask God to put a supernatural love in my heart for each person who will be present, so we can begin to connect even before we meet. 

Here’s what others are saying:

“Elaine’s vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ is demonstrated by a love for and commitment to the Lord, His church, His Word, and to the women to whom she is called to minister.  She led the women’s ministry to have a heart for outreach as well as for spiritual growth — but, most of all, to have a heart for God.  I would wholeheartedly commend her to you!”
Dr. Billy Ross, Senior Pastor, Centreville Baptist Church, Centreville, VA

“Elaine speaks from a heart that has experienced the beauty of God's grace and it shows in everything she does and says.  Whether she's leading a discussion, directing a women's ministry or teaching from the podium, she radiates God's peace, she shares God's love, and she teaches God's truth with passion and purpose.”
Renee Swope, Proverbs 31 Ministries Speaker, Author and Radio Show Co-Host

“I recently had the privilege to hear Elaine speak about women and the importance of friendships.  Although there was a room full of women, it was as if I was sitting down to coffee with Elaine.  She is transparent and honest about herself, yet her strong faith in our Lord is evident.”
Kelly Bauer, LPC, NCC  

"Our ladies were hungry for God's Word -- and Elaine fed us! We gave her our retreat theme and she went with it -- fine tuning every detail. She is a gifted teacher who prayed and listened to God to give us exactly what we needed. We came with fears, insecurities, and doubts that are common to all women. We left encouraged, counting our blessings, delighting and praising God from A to Z! Elaine let us see her heart and share in her life . . . she rubbed off on us just a little of her genuine spirit for us to spread to others. She is one who 'looks to God and is radiant!' Psalm 34:5"
Gina Soloman, Women's Ministry Director, Potomac Baptist Church, Ashburn, VA

"Elaine was the ideal choice for our retreat. She ministers passionately with a masterful blend of scripture, personal testimony, and life application. Through Elaine, we each felt a personal touch from God."
Pam Spires, Women's Ministry Director, Capital Baptist Church, Annandale, VA

Anonymous quotes from Retreat Attendees:

“There were moments of tears… prayer, and at times you could hear a pin drop. I was moved by her personal testimonies and how she overcame them. She was a real woman with real issues and turned to God for redemption and guidance that proved the scripture is essential for life.”

“I always knew God was in my heart my whole life, but the retreat brought a new light and meaning of scripture that I now have an endless drive to read and understand.”

“For the first time in a LONG time, I felt like I was honest with myself about areas that I need to improve on in my prayer life and relationships.”

“I felt a desire to get to know some ladies better and reach out to them. I want to be comfortable with friends to the point of sharing what's really on my heart without feeling judged.”

“I realized how hardened I had become in an effort to appear "together." I remembered what it was like to be vulnerable and teachable and humble in God's presence.”

“Before the retreat, I was struggling with my quiet time. I'd start, then stop, and the cycle went on. After the retreat, I have been doing my quiet time on a regular basis and if I skip a day or two, I don't beat myself up for it. I ask the Lord to help me . . .”

"I can't thank you enough for being a vessel for God to feed my soul over the weekend! Thank you for sharing your story, along with evidence of God changing you and your family's lives."

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