Our workshops serve churches, ministries, Christian businesses and non-profits, and communities of many kinds.


Collected workshops are designed to give followers of Jesus practical tools for living with intention. It's too easy to become frustrated by circumstances and distracted from our calling.

We guide participants through a process that allows them to recognize their identity and unique purpose and understand how to care for their souls so that they more closely resemble the masterpiece God created before time began. 

Our team has carefully crafted one- to three-day experiences that can be tailored to suit your community.
Our vision is for people 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 purpose and Glory. We want everyone who attends a Collected workshop to be affirmed in their assignment and commissioned to move forward in their purpose with passion, grit, and courage! Our first step in making that a reality is taking time before each event to pray for every name registered to attend by name. Our commitment to this practice is often the most fruitful part of the Collected experience!



Our Team

PC: Bryan Boan

We're fired up 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

PRivate Retreats

Do you have a group of people 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!


Allison Keel Photography

These full day events are a no-brainer for churches, Christian companies or non-profits, or any group of folks 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 kit that includes 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! 

Fill out the form below or email hello@collectedworkshops.com for a rundown of pricing options and more details specific to your ministry's event.

Allison Keel Photography

Allison Keel Photography

Allison Keel Photography



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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 flourishkenya.org