The Being There Conference

8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Garland Church, 2011 W Garland Ave, Spokane, WA 99205

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Seminars/Testimonies

For Women

“Femininity, Sexuality and Mutuality in Relationships”

For Men

“Masculinity, Sexuality and Submission in Relationships”

FOR Y.A.D.D.A. (Youth Against Dating and Domestic Abuse)

“Darkness to Light:  Maintaining Sexual Purity

Special Features

  • Healing Testimonies
  • Seminars for Women, Men and Teens
  • Nutritious, Delicious Meal
  • Brown Bag Surprise
  • Resources
  • Inspirational Music
  • Prayer Needs
  • Discussion Panel
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Questions Answered

Presenters

Mable C. Dunbar, Ph.D., is Founder and President of Women's Healing and Empowerment Net- work. Mable is a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and Domestic Violence Counselor. She is the author of “The Truth About Us”, a contributing author to “Intimate Violence”, “Peace and Healing”, “We Suffered in Silence”, “Empowered” and co-author with her husband of “Domestic Abuse: A Church Responds.” She has also written numerous articles on the topics of domestic vio- lence and sexual abuse. Mable travels extensively (nationally and internationally) to raise the awareness of domestic violence and sexual abuse in the Christian community. Mable has been mar- ried to the love of her life for over 40 years, and is the proud mother of three adults and grand- mother of three boys and expecting the fourth grandchild in February, 2020


Rod and Amy Cosgrove have been married for 28 years and have four daughters, the oldest of which is married. They have been a part of the Garland Church community in Spokane, WA since 1994 where Rod has served as Lead Pastor since 2006. In June 2018 he retired from the Wash- ington Air National Guard as a Lieutenant Colonel after a 28 year career as a flyer and squadron commander. He likes to climb mountains, fly fish and ride his bicycle, as well as tend to his mini- farm, growing produce and raising chickens.


Tinasha Gray is an ordained Minister of the Gospel, wellness educator, and entrepreneur. “Tish” Gray is the author of The Source of Wellness Series. The Source of Wellness Book Series includes seven distinct works on the topic of wholeness. Tinasha’s background allows her to carry out her mission in life; to introduce and coach others into living a well-balanced life that incorporates a ho- listic approach to the spirit-soul-body connection. . Tinasha has a Bachelor of Art degree in Psy- chology and Master’s degree in Pastoral (Christian) Counseling. She was born in the Caribbean, on the tropical island of Grenada - The Isle of Spice.


Colin A. Dunbar, D. Min. has served as Pastor, Evangelist, Church Builder, Publishing Director and Ministerial director for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He has conducted seminars in Spiritual Gifts, Men and Family Ministries, Interpersonal Relationships and Church Revivals. He has been an adjunct professor at Andrews University Theological Seminary and is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. He currently pastors two churches in the Upper Columbia Conference and volunteers as the chaplain for WHEN. He has been married to his soul mate for over 40 years and is the proud father of three adults and grandfather of three boys with great expectations for the fourth grand- child in February, 2020.


Tiffany Kelly, MS, LMHC, NCC has been an authorized facilitator of the Stewards of Children training by Darkness to Light since 2008. She has worked in the behavioral health/counseling field for the last 14 years and has specialized training in working with youth and survivors of trauma. Tiffany is currently the Clinical Program Director at Lutheran Community Services North- west. Tiffaany is a born and raised Spokanite. She is married to a wonderful man and has a 9 year old son. They enjoy being together with family, being spontaneous, being active, and giving back to the community. Tiffany attended Eastern Washington University and has worked in the behav- ioral health field over the last 14 years.


John Solomon has served as a Pastor, Teacher and Community Leader for over 20 years, helping those with difficulties to lead a more abundant life. He has helped local churches serve seniors at assisted living facilities, challenged children, families of divorce, widows, and those with alcohol/drug problems. He is currently a police chaplain in the city of Spokane and helps families and those in uniform through difficult circumstances. He is dedicated to fostering healthy people and families through stronger community support.


Tiffany Reynolds aka Wildflower, is an Alaskan bush pilot’s daughter. She describes herself as moth- er, poet, Jesus follower, humanitarian, and domestic violence advocate and survivor. She is passion- ate about random acts of kindness, creativity and speaking out about the things that really matter to her heart! She chose a small rural community in northern Washington, surrounded by wilderness, to raise her five children. During this time she introduced them to hiking, kayaking, photography and snowshoeing. She also joined the local fire department for wildland fire fighting. As a creative home- maker and divorced single mom, her passion became that of creating a home that was a nurturing and safe place for her family. For many years she has been a researcher of wellbeing, woman’s em- powerment and the healing power of creativity, especially from trauma. Tiffany is the House Manag- er for Frieda’s Healing Center.


Rhonda Hutcherson has lived in many different communities during her lifetime. She has been mar- ried to her best friend for 5 years and they have a daughter and three dogs. She is a proud mother who loves outdoors backpacking, camping and hiking. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom for over two years. Rhonda studied to become a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst after which she attended North Idaho College. She was a STAR provider for the Idaho Foster Care system, as a relief caregiver for parents’ foster children and had the largest in-home foster care capacity in the Idaho Panhandle. She has been involved with young women’s ministries in her church since out of high school. Rhonda has a passion for helping young people find the right path to living abundantly in Christ.


Karly Rose In 2012 at 45 years young became a beauty pageant contestant and to date has won four National titles. Being crowned the Queen of Queens at the 2019 Purple Ribbon Pageant, Karly feels that it is a proud achievement for this 52 year young curvy girl. She uses the pageant platform to volunteer and speak to young girls and women about loving themselves AS IS! Sharing her personal stories of triumph over diversity she hopes to be an example to others of never giving up and always failing forward. Professionally, Rose began her cosmetician career in 1989 and be- came a sales and recruiting leader earning over thirty top place awards. She became the president of two different franchises within the cosmetic company. Looking for a more permanent solution for her clients she opened Klassy Permanent Cosmetics in 2003. She has studied under the worlds elite artists and has over 50 certifications in various methods.

A second location near Seattle, Washington opened in 2011 and has earned three Best Permanent Cosmetics awards. She was a featured speaker teaching microstroke eyebrows at the first Interna- tional SofTap conference in February 2019, and is among less than one hundred certified trainers in the world. In April 2019 she spoke at the International MicroEsthetics conference on PMU (Permanent Makeup) safety protocols. Rose has performed over 15,000 procedures and main- tained five star reputation for 16 years. Through The Art of Permanent Cosmetics Academy she loves to teach other artists all forms of cosmetic tattooing, marketing and safety protocols. The fo- cus in her personal life and business is to be an example of H.O.P.E. Helping Other People Excel. She is a proud mother, nana pageant queen, artist and teacher. She believes that there is no such thing as competition and encourages others to build their own road and drive on it to their own suc- cess. Her biggest goal is to one day hear the words “well done My good and faithful servant .. look around for great is your reward,” and to look out to see all the faces that she, as a resource, may have been used to touch because of their original Source... God!


Jason Gray is a Master Electrician and entrepreneur. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organ- izational Management and an Associate Degree in Electronics. After Jason’s life transformation, as an ordained Deacon, he now seeks to compel others to turn from prisons of deception and carnality to a life of freedom in Christ. Together Jason and his wife, Tinasha reside in Douglasville, Georgia. They have been married for fifteen years and together they have authored; From Brokenness to Wholeness. This book is a powerful testimony of their individual healing and restoration of their marriage. Jason and Tinasha are parents of three handsome young men; Andre 23, Carter 11 and Sidney 9 years old. As a family, they enjoy RVing and camping in the state parks. Family Motto; “Work hard, play hard, and keep Christ in the center of everything.”


Jan Latsha is Founder/Director of Maasai Development Project (MDP). Jan moved to Kenya in 1989 with her family where she developed a passion for sharing Jesus with the Maasai community, leading her to teach literacy classes, sharing her faith in God, and finally church planting. Later, when her fami- ly returned to America, she went back to visit Kenya with her friend Celeste Lee, who helped her real- ize God’s much larger vision. In 1998, MDP was registered as a non-profit organization both in the US and in Kenya. In 2001, along with sponsoring Maasai lay pastors, Jan began working with a Rescue Centre for Maasai girls who were being rescued from undergoing FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) and/or forced marriage, (as young as eight years old).

In 2010 MDP built and opened their own rescue and education centre by the Masai Mara Game Re- serve. MDP Education Centre is now home to 70 girls, providing a safe environment and the oppor- tunity for education up through university. Jan divides her time traveling between her home in Spo- kane, WA and Kenya, continuing to give hope to the community she has come to love. Jan is the mother of four wonderful children and four beautiful grandchildren.


Jon R. Mundall, M.D. is a practicing physician in the field of nutritional or functional medicine with offices in Cornell, WA and Spokane, WA. He has been practicing medicine since he graduated from Loma Linda University Medical School in 1973. He is a member of the American College for Ad- vancement in Medicine, The American Academy of Environmental Medicine, and the International College of Integrative Medicine. In addition to his focus on nutritional therapies, Jon specializes in im- mune system disorders and clinical toxicology. He enjoys the challenge of treating chronic health problems that are unresponsive to conventional therapies. He and his wife Eloyce have been married for over 40 years and have 7 children and 12 grand children. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Directors of


Lisa M. Morgan has her BS in Counseling Psychology from San Diego Christian College. She is a busi- ness owner working as a digital marketing and graphic design professional focused on consulting small to medium sized businesses. Born and raised in the rolling countryside of the Spokane area; Lisa grew up with a solid foundation and faith in God. It wasn’t until she was in her 30’s that she found herself with two small children and embarking upon a 15-year long journey through an intensely devastating divorce. Her divorce is now deemed the “most voluminous case of its kind in Spokane County history” with over 23 volumes of court documents. Her story is one which has inspired many and truly high- lights the simple yet profound truth that “God’s ways are not like our ways.”

Lisa is a breast cancer survivor and single mother of two. Her children Jena Rhys and Caleb Johansen are both singers and musicians. They have navigated challenges purely by God’s hand and continue to grow daily in their faith walk as a result. Currently she is focused on bridging the gap between the church and those who suffer in silence in our communities. Lisa’s desire is to help others to discover hope through learning how to trust in God’s plan and His ability to navigate us through the darkest of life’s valleys.


Roberto Leyva jr. was born in Fairbanks Alaska in 2009. He is an articulate, compassionate child with the ability to speak what he knows is truth. He is working on knowing GOD and keeping good boundaries. In his short time here, he has been challenged by life and is proving to be "more than a conqueror."


Sadie Reddy is 23 years old and originally from Texas. She is currently working at Mountain View Gymnastics as a recreational gymnastics coach. She also works at the Subway in Airway Heights. She is the current title holder of Queen for the Purple Ribbon Pageant. Her favorite motto: “WE DON’T GIVE UP.”


Donna Anderson is devoted to one thing: Finding out what pleases God and doing it. She is passion- ate about choosing what can never be taken from her, and joyful in serving others. Donna cherishes her three children: Daniel, Hannah and Bethany. She has worked as a Case Manager with homeless and at risk youth, and as a Peer Counselor for families dealing with the trauma associated with a fami- ly member diagnosed with mental illness. Currently Donna works as a Community Prevention Well- ness Coordinator in Pend Oreille County, Washington.


Keith Bell is a retired geologist who is focused on giving back to his community by volunteering for local organizations and assisting individuals in need. He has been honored for his contributions to the Ferry County Rail Trail by 49° North Ski Resort owner John Eminger and has received an apple pin from governor Jay Inslee. Keith takes a secular approach to helping those in need. He encourages women who may have self-esteem issues to take incremental steps to become more independent and to recognize when they are in situations that are harmful or counterproductive. Keith enjoys a variety of outdoor activities. During winters you can frequently find him on the slopes mentoring a group of ladies who enjoy the empowerment of skiing.



Maria Leyva is a wife and the mother of five children. After 43 years of abuse, she has learned to live in the peace of CHRIST, becoming a strong warrior woman of the LORD. She continues learning to accept what is rightfully hers and prays for all women to accept nothing less than the best.


Glenn Evans spent several years in the foster care system. He was raised by a single mother who struggled with alcoholism and was abusive. He survived a very chaotic abusive home environ- ment. He is now on a path to wellbeing and getting better everyday. His goal is to help others heal and learn to love and cherish themselves, as he believe that inner peace and wellbeing are im- possible to find without a healthy love for yourself.

Musicians

Mona Martin. While some people Pray or Sing to communicate with God, Mona Martin danc- es. Since Carol Cartwright from Texas visited Spokane and prophesied to Mona about dancing, she has been involved in the ministry of dance for 15 years. In 2012 Mona opened Christian Dance Academy Empowerment Center. There she trains and develop dancers, and also walk clients through inner healing through movement. The academy is just one component of Mona's ministry as she also dances for her own church, teaching groups of young girls and women. In addition, Mo- na assists other church groups as they create their own dance ministries.

Overall, her purpose and goal is to be a positive role model, as well as to ignite people's dreams and passions though the art of dance. Mona also has a heart for women in business, she has begun doing workshops and seminars for those who feel called into the Market Place. She is every grateful for the opportunities God has given her through the ministry of Dance and Worship.


Edward Ashley was born in Brooklyn NY Sept. 18, 1959 to immigrant parents. He grew up in Amityville Long Island. In August 1974 he moved to Jamaica, West Indies. He attended King- sway high school from1974until 1975, and West Indies College high school ( Now Northern Carib- bean University) from 1975 until 1977. He also attended Columbia Union College. In 1983 He joined the United States Marine Corp but was discharged in 1986 because of drug addiction. On April 30th 1989 he participated in a recovery program at the Bridge in Bowling Green KY but re- lapsed in 1996.

He has been in and out of recovery for many years and celebrates the fact that he has been clean, sober and healthy since May 3,2003. Ed lives in Spokane, WA and is currently doing sales, and credit card processing for businesses. He testifies that “By the grace of God I finally got it, but only keep it by staying diligent on a daily basis.” Ed is the father of two daughters, one 24 and the other 4. He plays the piano, bass guitar and sings to God’s honor and glory. Ed is an active member in his local church, enjoys cooking, and is a member of the church choir. Because of the deliverance he has received through the grace of God he wants to help other individuals find freedom from addic- tions and plans to facilitate recovery groups.


Jena Rhys Johansen is an 18-year-old singer/songwriter from Spokane, WA. She is known locally for the song she wrote following the Freeman High School shooting, which occurred on September 13, 2017. The song was titled “Remember You” and was dedicated to the mother of the student who lost his life heroically protecting his fellow students. In addition to this, Jena has interned at ONE* Church in the Spokane Valley as a worship intern and serves on the team there as a worship leader. Jena has walked with Jesus from a very young age as He protected her through some horrific childhood abuses. God has called her to use her story to make an impact and help people through similar circumstances. Jena loves reading, writing, and speaking and hopes to continue to speak in addition to creating music to make an impact for God’s Kingdom.

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