Attention Women of Lake Norman and the Greater Charlotte area:


We're inviting women from every church family in the area to come together for a day of worship, reflection, and vision renewal. 



Our team has carefully crafted a one-day workshop for the women of Lake Norman and the greater Charlotte area.

Hosted by Newsong Church, this event will feature worship with Newsong's own Mikala Hooper, and a mini hand lettering workshop and creative expression exercise with Jes Biondo of Sprezza Foundry! Collected Founder, Tia McNelly will take you through practical and empowering Bible-based teachings and lead you in structured time for personal work in your gorgeous Collected Guidebook (included). 

Our vision for the day is for women to be given an empowering space to step boldly into new experiences as they lay down the distractions and frustrations that keep them from facing their circumstances unaffectedly.

We know that every Believer is strategically placed by God for His purposes and Glory. We want every woman to be affirmed in her position and commissioned to move forward with her Assignment.


Our Team


We. love. fun.

We are three women who love other women intensely.

With a brand new take on events for women, we're ecstatic about the opportunity to serve you. 

We are already praying for you and can't wait to spend time with you!


Mikala Hooper is the Worship Pastor at Newsong Church in Cornelius, NC and the Creative Arts Instructor at a local Christian school. She studied Music Education at Vanguard University and continued her training as a worship leader at DIVE Creative and Bethel School of Worship. As the founder of The Creative Space, a place for kids to freely connect with their creativity, Mikala is able to exercise her passion for evoking every soul's creative nature. As the worship leader for Collected, Mikala's giftedness as a musician combined with her deep love for Jesus become a vehicle for audiences to enter into an encounter with the Holy Spirit. Her energy and ebullience are simply infectious! 

Childhood nickname: Ruthie
Refuses to travel without: A candle and matches
Surprise 30 minutes alone: Get outside and enjoy a cup of coffee


Writer at and founder of Collected, Tia McNelly is desperate for every soul to be restored to it's perfect state of oneness and intimacy with Christ. Tia shares bold Truth right from the Word while bringing deep, practical insight through her personal experiences as a single mother, maternity nurse, police wife, international non-profit leader, and long-time Jesus freak. Her affinity for symbols and metaphor mixed with off-kilter humor and straight up quirkiness help women feel more like they are having coffee with a friend than sitting in an audience. 

Childhood nickname: T-C-Cree
Refuses to travel without: A pop-up dirty clothes hamper, a back up plan in case of a coffee emergency, good chocolate, and a Bible and journal
Surprise 30 minutes alone: Rest. (Or coffee!)


Jes Biondo is the owner of Sprezza Foundry and a middle school teacher at a local charter school. She holds a master's degree in International Education and Development and has spent much of her adult life serving in other countries. Jes is passionate about Jesus, creative arts, travel, and seeing the whimsy and elegance in the world around her. A Two on the Enneagram and natural people pleaser of the most genuine kind, Jes ushers the peace of Christ into every environment. Her authenticity and joyful disposition puts Collected attendees at ease as she gently pushes them outside their comfort zones to take hold of courage to try new things.

Childhood nickname: Skippy
Refuses to travel without: A journal, watercolors, and a small down comforter that can squeeze into any space
Surprise 30 minutes alone:  Dive into a good book or podcast

Collected proudly partners with and supports Flourish Kenya, a registered 501(c)3 that prevents and supports unplanned adolescent pregnancy in rural Kenya. Learn more at