Wendy Giancola has been the Director of Past Abortion Transformation & Healing (PATH) at the Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center (CHPC) in Washington, DC since 2008. In this role, she has been privileged to engage the stories of hurting women individually or in groups on their path to healing from pregnancy loss. She also serves as educator, coach and mentor to volunteers who serve within the abortion recovery ministry of the CHPC. Wendy is the author of Transforming Your Story: A Path to Healing After Abortion, an abortion recovery guidebook. She also co-chairs a local network of abortion recovery leaders in the DC/VA/MD area.
Wendy holds a Master of Arts degree in family studies and has received additional training from Stephen Ministry and from the Lay Counseling Institute. She is also a talented speaker and educator in public and non-profit settings. Wendy continuously marvels at how God has transformed her wounded story into a story of His grace and restoration.
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