We are excited to bring Ellen Graf-Martin, co-visionary of Gather and owner of Graf-Martin Communications, to our annual Spring Seminar event. Our theme for 2017 is “Illumination” and our vision is to inspire women in their authentic faith journeys in Christ. Local worship bands and emcee, Maureen Brown, will add their talent to this fun and Christ-focused event. The event begins Friday evening at promptly 7:00 pm and continues Saturday morning at 9:00 am with keynote messages and small group breakouts throughout the day. We will NOT be offering a lunch but rather a lengthy break and a “Restaurant Recommendation” page to help you find a spot to eat.
Bridge Ministry International
2410 Haultain Ave
Saskatoon, SK S7J 1R3
Ephesians 1:18 (NLT)
I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.
Who is Ellen Graf-Martin?
When Ellen Graf-Martin said yes to God’s call to ministry as a young girl, she had no idea what a wild ride she was in for. With her adventure taking her from her hometown on Vancouver Island to Haiti, Central America, small town Georgia and landing her in the heart of Ontario’s Mennonite country, it’s been a rich journey. Through Ellen’s experiences in ministry, cross-cultural marriage, entrepreneurship, adoption and loss, she’s seen God’s faithfulness, goodness, and ever-present kindness, and is deeply passionate about sharing this with others.
Ellen loves communicating to encourage the hearts of women of all ages to believe deeply that they have value and purpose, to hold tight to hope, to take courage, and to choose faith in Jesus even in the hardest times. Her warmth, humor, love of Biblical truth and interactive style make her an engaging speaker. She shares her heart through words at www.ellengrafmartin.com.
Ellen’s greatest privilege is to be the mother of one gorgeous, spirited little girl and wife to Danny. Together, Ellen and Dan own Graf-Martin Communications, Canada’s leading marketing and publicity agency serving Christian publishers, film companies, and non-profit organizations. With a love of hospitality, good coffee, chalk paint and DIY projects, their home is always full.
Who is Maureen Brown?
Maureen’s passion is that every person would come to the full understanding of how special, unique and loved they are. With the joy of adding two beautiful daughters in law and a son in law to her family, she is a wife, mother of six and “Grandma Moe” to two little boys under the age of 2.
Maureen serves as a Pastor in her church in Saskatoon working with children and families. In collaboration with Marlynn Heagy she founded a ministry called “The Mentor Moms” – an online ministry with the goal to support and encourage women in one of the hardest jobs in life. With that same heart for helping women, she serves in various capacities with Women’s Journey of Faith.
Maureen is a Certified Life Coach registered with the International Coaching Federation and a SheSpeaks graduate. She meets with people individually and in groups to inspire them to live the full life they were created to live. As a retreat, conference, workshop and ladies event speaker, God uses her life struggles to give hope and encouragement to others.
With transparency and warmth, Maureen speaks from a heart that has been transformed by the power of God’s love.
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