Mending Souls Conference 2018

17th February 2018  ·  Courtyard by Marriott   ·  Map


Forget about the past and do not become obsessed by it. Even now I’m doing something new, see I have already begun. Don’t you see it?…

Isaiah 43:19

“Building Healthier Relationships”

At Mending Souls Conference we inspire you and encourage you to “build healthier relationships “ by letting go of the past, by strengthening your relationships and by empowering you to reach out for the hope-filled life ahead of you.
Join us for our 2nd annual conference at the Courtyard Marriott in Downtown Bellevue on Saturday, February 17th, 2018.

 Who should attend: singles, singles again, singles parents, divorcees, and couples.

The conference is designed to be inspirational and entertaining:

  • In our morning sessions, our panel of dynamic speakers will deliver empowering messages that are relevant to relationships matters.
  • Inspirational messages that are relevant to relationships matters.
  • Our Evening is designed to be fun and lively: from your red carpet entrance, spend the evening with Comedian Brett Hollis, listen to some  live music , enjoy a delicious dinner, and glean some nuggets of wisdom from our panel of relationships experts. Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes.
  • Entrance, till you dance the night away, spend the evening enjoying some
  • Live music and comedy, dining with friends while gleaning some nuggets of wisdom from a panel of relationships professionals.

By registering below, you acknowledge that you are receiving an intangible religious benefit.


ELSA KOK COLOPY is a passionate writer and speaker who delights in any opportunity to communicate the love of Christ through word or deed. While she enjoys the privilege of speaking at seminars, retreats, and conferences, she also cherishes the intimate relationships developed through local long-term ministry. She has experienced divorce and was a single parent for twelve years. Elsa is the former editor of Focus on the Family’s Thriving Family magazine in Colorado Springs. In 2005, she remarried and continues to fly all over the country to lead retreats for a variety of audiences. Elsa is also the author of several books: A Woman Who Hurts, A God Who Heals; A Woman With a Past, A God With a Future; Settling for Less Than God’s Best? A Relationship Checkup for Single Women; The Single Mom’s Guide to Finding Joy in the Chaos, and Pure Love, Pure Life, a purity book for teen girls. In addition, Elsa has authored hundreds of articles and partnered in multiple book projects as a compiler and/or editor, she currently pens the blog
Elsa is married to Brian, and together they have eight children – Sam, Sean, Jessica, Cassie, Wilna, Lovence, Laurentz and Savannah and two dogs: Reeses and Simba Roo.

Elsa’s itinerary at the conference:

Session 2: Singles Parents & Divorcees: Trusting God in the healing process.

Session 6: Blended families: Understanding the issues and dynamics within

Blended families.

LARRY MARK is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in practice in Bellevue and Kent, associated with Seattle Christian Counseling. He is also pastor of New Freedom Christian Community, a house church which gathers in Bellevue. He and his wife Chris are natives of Seattle and have been married since 1981. Chris is a physical therapist. They have two adult children, Kelly, a daughter, a clinical psychologist and Kyle, a son, a physical therapist. Larry and Chris are passionate about building spiritual community and seeing God’s saving and healing work through Jesus in people! They enjoy hiking, travel, sports, music and hospitality.

Larry’s itinerary at the conference :

Session 3: Spirituality and Marriage

One’s spirituality is central to one’s personhood. In this workshop we will be addressing the following questions: What does the Bible say or imply about spirituality and marriage? Why should one’s relationship with God be the foundational consideration for a marriage partner? How should we live in a marriage in which each spouse has a different faith commitment?

Session 4: Finding Hope in Despair in Marriage

What do you do when facing despair in your marriage? If you are losing hope in your marital struggles, this workshop will address important issues to consider and questions to ask yourself.

TEMI OLLYis a Certified Life & Relationship Coach from the World Coach Institute. She is passionate about helping people live beyond their past and becoming the best version of themselves. She is also a Certified Marriage On The Rock Leader and a Certified SYMBIS facilitator in which she works with other counselors to offer personalized pre-marital counseling to couples. She is happily married and a lover of sweet things, once in a while you can find her at a coldstone with a Strawberry Blonde Ice-cream. You can also find her on Instagram, YouTube and Facebook @TalkwithTemi and at For Temi, its all about Living The Life You Love and Loving The Life You Live.

Temi Olly’s itinerary at the conference:

Session 5: Dating or Courting: Is dating biblical? Finding a mate God’s way.

Session 9: How to know she/he is the one?

PASTORS MIKE & JANE WALKERunashamedly minister the message of Gods amazing Love and Grace. Together they have traveled extensively around the world, they have established churches and ministries, founded Bible Colleges and pioneered and pastored their own church for over 28 years. They have had opportunities to minister to the poorest of poor and sit in palaces of national authorities, both of which they would tell you were of great honor and privilege. They love people and as their mission statement for Abide in Christ Ministries clearly state “Receiving Love, Releasing Grace, Empowering Others” has always been their life long endeavor. They love spending time together and creating memories with their family. We are sure the ministry of Mike and Jane Walker will bless you.

Mike’s Walker’s itinerary at the conference : Men General Session

Jane Walker’s itinerary at the conference : Women General Session

LAURA LOUIS, PhD, owns Atlanta Couple Therapy where she works extensively counseling couples.

Dr. Louis has over 10 years of experience in helping distant couples heal after infidelity by building trust, cultivating intimacy, and enhancing communication. Her therapeutic approach has been influenced through worldwide training in Brazil, Mexico, London, and Haiti. Dr. Louis has conducted hundreds of seminars transforming relationships all over the world. She is affectionately called the Marriage Architect. Her book, Marital Peace, is a valuable resource intended to support couples through the challenges of marriage.

For more information go to her website

Dr Laura’s itinerary at the conference:

Session 4: 5 secrets principles to reaching marital peace.

Session 8: How to foster Intimacy in Marriage.

KATE AYOMIDE For more than 15 years, anointed worship leader Kate Ayomide has been using her God-given gifts to lead people into the presence of God. She’s been described as being passionate in leading worship. When asked about this description, Kate said “I am passionate because at the initial stages of leading worship, God thought me it is about Him and His people. He used the duties of Aaron the priest to teach me worship leading. Like the priest who is required to carry the 12 tribes of Israel on His chest to the presence of the Lord and in turn brings from God back to His people.” Ayomide believes she is responsible in cooperation with the HolySpirit to lead people into the presence of the father and as His children are able to experience their intimate moments with the father, they are blessed. Since, in the presence of the father is everything that satisfies and where needs are met.

TOYIN ADEKALE is a singer/songwriter/actress and now author, born in London to West African parents. Toyin had a successful career in music as a singer/songwriter, traveling all over the globe performing for world leaders. Toyin lists amongst her many highlights, playing in state buildings such Houses of Parliament in London, St James Palace, the Kremlin in Russia , a brief encounter with legendary Diana Ross, and singing the National Anthem for Nigeria’s Eagles Soccer Team at London’s QPR grounds against the infamous Jamaica Reggae Boys, as one of many cherished moments. In Toyin Adekale’s career, she sung with reggae greats from Dennis Brown, Delroy Wilson, Freddie McGregor, Sanchez and Gregory Isaacs and other prominent musicians like Soul II Soul, Imagination, Cliff Richard, Maxi Priest, Gabrielle , and she was the fourth member of world renowned, Boney M (featuring Maizie Williams for 13 years). After moving to the US in 2005, she faced some serious life changing challenges that led her to find a new calling on her life and an overwhelming desire to cause positive change and effect in other people’s lives. Toyin had touched people with her music in the past, but not the way she now desired.

BRETT HOLLIS is a Speaker, Storyteller, world-renowned and Comedian. Brett feels most comfortable on stage with a mic in his hand. When he isn’t speaking and entertaining, Brett enjoys hunting, fishing, reading, traveling and a good meal. But above all he gets the most joy from laughing with others. Brett lives in Federal Way, WA with his wife Kim, and their two adult children.