The past few years have been rough…
Surveys show the same result — the stress of the pandemic has hit women hard.
It’s time for a time-out!
On July 13, Messiah invites you to a free evening devoted to caring for YOU.
RELEASE your burdens. RECLAIM your identity.
REST your body, mind & spirit.
This FREE evening for women 18+ includes:
A Panel Discussion
Hosted by Radio Personality Jill Devine
Our panel will share their unique, relatable, inspirational stories to help you connect to your identity as a daughter of God.
Surviving vs. Thriving
left to right: Londi Tow, Laura Fleetwood, Hannah Lang, Jennifer Prophete, Jill Devine, and Steph Darst
Personal time to release the burdens you are carrying into the loving arms of God.
Gentle Stretching, Breathing & Meditation
Release tension in your body and relax. Led by Lifepoint Fitness founder Stephanie Darst.
All ability levels can participate.
Free Gifts & Light Snacks
This event is FOR you, FOR your friends, and FOR the women in our community age 18+
Extend an invitation to someone!
Come as you are, and leave refreshed and refocused.
It is free to attend, but an RSVP is required for each participant.
Meet Your Host & Panelists!
Jill Devine - Host
Jill Devine is a St. Louis native and is best known for being an on-air radio personality for over 20 years at numerous radio stations in the St. Louis market. Since leaving the radio world, she has become an entrepreneur and is the owner/founder of Jill Devine Media. which is home to the following podcasts: Two Kids and A Career, Normal Goes A Long Way, and Seeking The Still with Laura Fleetwood. Jill is married to Brian and they have two young daughters. Jill is the Community Groups Coordinator at her home church, Messiah.
Stephanie Darst spent decades of her life swinging on a pendulum between obsession and neglect when it came to the ways she viewed and used her body. Finally, in 2013, she began to invite the Lord into the conversation surrounding her health and wellness for the first time in her life. As she learned to honor Him with her body, she found freedom in the middle: No longer obsessing OR neglecting… but enjoying life in freedom! It didn’t take long for her to realize this freedom was meant to be shared. She began her journey as a group fitness instructor, personal trainer, & yoga teacher, and has never looked back. After years of teaching classes in–person, Steph created FitCrew.Online, a virtual community committed to empowering women to honor God in the areas of fitness and wellness. All of her classes weave together biblical teaching with movement, for an encouraging experience that will quickly become a welcome addition to your fitness routine.
Jennifer Prophete is the Program Director for The Hopeful Neighborhood Project. She has spent 20 years working in the field of urban education and cross–cultural ministry. She has a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University–Nebraska in elementary education with certificates in English–as–an–Other–Language, special education, and early childhood education. She received an MBA from the University of Saint Mary. The joy of her life is raising her three children—Sebastian, Anabelle, and Eloise—with her husband Samuel.
Hannah Lang is the Director of Children’s Ministry at Messiah Lutheran Church, where she provides leadership for ministry to kids birth through 5th grade, and their parents. She has served in ministry since 2014, and previously worked in youth ministry, missions, and family ministry. Hannah is passionate about supporting parents through resources & encouragment, and works to parter with them as the yinfluence their child’s character and faith. Hannah is married to Kyle and they just celebrated their son River’s first birthday. In her downtime, you’ll find Hannah baking, Facetiming with her sisters, or exploring the outdoors (and wineries!) near her home in Augusta.
Laura Fleetwood is a Christian creative best known for her relaxing voice, her spiritual gift of listening and the inspring words she writes to women and girls. She is an anxiety warrior and mental health advocate, the founder and chief creative at Seeking The Still and is currently earning her doctoral degree in leadership from Portland Seminary. You can find Laura’s voice on the podcasts Seeking The Still and Normal Goes a Long Way. Her words in the book I Heart Mom, The Joyful Life Magazine, The Mighty and SeekingTheStill.com. She is the Creative Director at her home church, Messiah in St. Charles, MO where she lives on prayer and Paxil with her husband and two daughters.