Attention churches, ministries, Christian non-profits, and groups of women everywhere:
Collected workshops are changing lives.
Our team of women has carefully crafted one- to three-day experiences that can be tailored to suit your community of women.
Our vision 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. Collected events provide a safe environment for practicing low-stakes creative risk taking that will
spur participants on to have the grit and courage to embrace their gifting and step further into their calling.
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.
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 your group. 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 tiamcnelly.com 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
Do you have a group of women that you would love to get away with for a weekend of relaxation, time with Jesus, and ridiculous amounts of FUN? Let us design a custom retreat to suit your desired location, accommodations, price point and content. Get your staff, volunteers, Bible study, small group, youth group, or group of friends together for an unforgettable weekend of worship, study, prayer, vision renewal-- and FUN!
Arrive throughout the day Friday for an opening session in the evening. Collected programming fills the day and night on Saturday and guests pack up and return home on Sunday morning.
Fill out the form below and we'll start planning your retreat!
These full day events are a no-brainer for churches, Christian companies or non-profits, or any group of women who wish to gather for a day of vision renewal, powerful worship and low-stakes risk taking. The Collected team will take your group of 15-500+ through a process of releasing distractions and taking hold of courage to do new things for the sake of their God-given assignment.
We provide you with a media package with everything you will need to market the event to potential attendees- posters, post cards, slides, tickets, copy for newsletters, photos, graphics, etc. All you have to do is print or post!
Church leaders, please fill out the form below or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a rundown of pricing options and more details specific to women's ministry events.