Mending Souls Conference 2019

15th – 16th February 2019  ·   Embassy Suites Bellevue  ·   Map


Mending Souls Conference is an annual 2-day event held in Seattle, WA, it takes place every Valentine’s Day weekend. The conference features incredible worship, dynamic main sessions, and numerous empowering workshops packed with insights, information, and practical tools to help you “Build Healthier Relationships”. You will gain vital knowledge and learn practical skills from attending our workshops specifically designed for singles, singles parents, couples with blended families, and married couples.

One of the highlights of the Conference on Saturday is our red carpet dining event with comedy, live music and a QA with our panel of relationships professionals.

What People Say about Mending Souls

I enjoyed the unique experience of being able to interact and learn from professionals who possessed a Christian worldview. People who had a heart for God, and were able to combine that with their expertise to impart knowledge and wisdom on us. That was excellent. We really, really enjoyed the evening portion as well! So much fun, and it continued to be edifying with the Q&A portion. I feel the entire program had great balance across the day. I also really appreciate the fact that it is an event designed for couples and singles alike, it really provided great tools for anyone’s place in their walk in life. I feel in whole that the conference was very well done!


I loved the information and topics provided. I also loved the sense of community and I enjoyed both the morning and evening events.


I like the speakers. They knew what they were talking about and did their best to answer all the questions asked. It was a great conference.


The Mending Souls is an excellent conference. I highly recommend it for anyone who is looking to rebuild their relationship. Anyone looking to grow spiritually and have fun in the process, check out this conference!!! 


I like the speakers. They knew what they were talking about and did their best to answer all the questions asked. It was a great conference.


The Mending Souls is an excellent conference. I highly recommend it for anyone who is looking to rebuild their relationship. Anyone looking to grow spiritually and have fun in the process, check out this conference!!! 


The music was great and the food was excellent. The commentators were awesome. The live band was incredible. The decor was also great at the round tables. Overall, I thought it was excellent. Thank you for inviting me. I enjoyed dancing at the end.


I liked the fact that they had different speakers for each session.


The teaching was broad and it will help young people like me not to make mistakes. I also like the food and the decorations.



Jerry & Tanesha Flowers

Jerry and his lovely wife Tanisha Flowers are the creators and founders of Redefined TV and are passionate about redefining relationships righteously. With million of views on YouTube, Facebook, and other social media outlets and several cross country tours, these generational trendsetters are dedicated to allowing their marriage and minstry to be a stage for which people can see Christ. They are determined to take the message of Christ to the world. They have produced several online devotionals and are now the founders and creators of Wife Academy and The Return Of Kings For Men. The Flowers’ are based in Houston, TX, and are Pastors at Time of Celebration Ministries Church. They have been married 6 years and are proud parents of two beautiful children, Melody and Jerry III.

Marcus Gill

Marcus Gill is a yielded vessel to the will of God for his life. He has not only understood the will of God, but it has become the call on his life, to repair the breach, restore the old waste places, and lead the way to prosperity. His approach to ministry focuses on bridging the gap of cultures, ages, and society by offering a sound that is relative to every listener. He is chosen by God to do great works for a time such as this. His ministry is designed to reach lost souls and inspire believers. By faith he believes that we all have been given a “license for victory” that can never be revoked.

He attended the Winston-Salem State University, where he perfected his knowledge in music business. He has also successfully completed certified coursework at Harvard University in the area of Religious Literacy. He is in a season of his life where he is the author of 7 books entitled Single God Life, 10 Ways to Stay Free, Happy Single You, Psalm Saturday, Under Construction and OKAY, FAVOR and his latest release Everybody Wants to Win, he’s a Charisma Magazine published author, he’s been on numerous radio shows, and been interviewed on TBN, the internationally syndicated Prayer Link and Turning Point broadcast on CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network), TCT (Total Christian Television) and the Word Network.

Marcus is a world renowned, world traveling motivational speaker, preacher, and social media sage who has over 2 million followers on Facebook and is reaching MILLIONS of people each week. He was even introduced to share the gospel on the main stage at the Essence Festival in New Orleans USA!

He’s the founder of MGI based in Myrtle Beach. SC. He has been blessed to have over 3 million people who acknowledged Christ as their personal savior, and God has even greater works than these in store for his future! He is happily married to his best friend Dominique. She’s a school teacher who also travels with him and passionately leads praise and worship through song.

Angela Hunt

Angela Hunt has a passion to share the eternal hope of Jesus Christ in all seasons. She is the Music Director at New Hope Christian Center in Spokane Valley, WA. Angela has been involved in ministry at New Hope for the past twenty-five years & has a heart to lead people into praise & worship. As a singer/songwriter she is known for her diversity in performance and musical style. Her second gospel album “Prayers and Offerings” features compositions with piano & voice. She recently released two new original singles: “Learning Again” & “Let Us Not Grow Weary”.  Angela loves working with youth and continues to teach middle school choir. She holds degrees in Vocal Performance and Music Education from Whitworth University. -Whether through song, spoken word or laughter, Angela loves to bring people together to celebrate the message of the Gospel!

Elsa Kok Colopy

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.


Mike & Jane Walker

Pastors Mike & Jane Walker unashamedly 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.


Dr. Olu Oluwatofehinti

About Dr. Olu – He is a Pastor, Coach, Transformational Speaker, & Author. He is the Senior Pastor at House of Praise Foursquare Church, Bellevue WA. Olu is a graduate of the International Bible Institute of London and University of Greenwich, London UK. He further pursued the call to ministry and graduated in 1999 from Surrey University, UK with a master’s in theology. Olu went on to receive his Doctor of Divinity in 2017.

Olu has planted churches in Europe. He spent his life in ministry serving the body of Christ. Olu’s concern for the problems of our communities is expressed by his transformational approach to mentoring, coaching and leadership based on strong biblical and spiritual principles.

From Africa, Europe to North America, many people have been touched by his message of transformation, healing and God’s love through his stewardship ministries. Olu is an ordained minister of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. He has spoken to thousands, mentored and coached many. Olu is married to Bola; and they are blessed with one boy and two girls, Toni, Semi, and Toluwani.

Dr. Carmen Bryant

Dr. Carmen Bryant is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Certified Life Coach and the CEO of Psychological Health Consultants and Services and Redefining Yourself.

Dr. Bryant provides therapy for individuals, families and couples and as former Senior Leader in the United States Army, she continues to serve Service members and their families by providing counseling services to active duty, retirees and Veterans through the Military OneSource Program and the Veterans Administration.

Her program Redefining Yourself is a program that was developed for women in, thinking of leaving, needing more education and recovering from domestic violence, with a focus on narcissist abuse recovery.

Dr. Bryant holds a Doctor of Education through Argosy University, Phoenix, Arizona and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy through Chapman University, Orange California.

She is also a licensed minister under the auspices of Apostle Helen Saddler of Into His Chambers Global International Ministries and is a mother of three and grandmother of three.

Alena Larie

Alena Larie is an amazing young woman, who sings, writes, and co-produces her songs bringing a fresh sound and perspective that is very impactful to those who listen to her music. Spend a few moments with her and you will know that God has placed an anointing on her life to be an instrument of His love, grace, and mercy through the songs and spoken words that she will share, and proudly say have been inspired by God. While she believes that God gives her everything she writes, she is not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ, so as you listen, you will feel inspired all over again to stand up and let the world know that God is real. Check out her music on CD Baby, iTunes, Google Play, and more.

Brett Hollis

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.

Suzette Parker

Suzette Parker loves people and her biggest struggle is pride, so, when her marriage veered onto a rocky path it was more than marriage trouble for her! Her need to be right and look good was on shaky ground.

She was a Board Certified Life coach, helping people get what they wanted out of life and work. During their time in marriage counseling, her husband, who Pastors Eastside Christian Fellowship, suggested they apply her coaching techniques to their marriage. It worked wonders! By 2009 she had gotten her Relationship Coaching Certification and has since worked with many couples and individuals helping them get what they want out of their relationships.

Her work with Stronger Families, presenting the Oxygen For Your Relationships seminars across the country on military installations, was what led her to getting the John Gottman certification to teach The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work and Bringing Baby Home (based on the 7 Principles). Gottman’s work is world renowned and so good that large companies like Microsoft pay for their employees to attend Bringing Baby Home.

Suzette lives in Woodinville with her husband Dave. They’ve been married 32 years and have 2 grown sons that love God, love family and are successful in their work. Their eldest is married to a delightful young lady whom she adores.

Ben Dixon

Ben Dixon brings practical wisdom through solid Biblical teaching and clear prophetic ministry that goes beyond the four walls of the church.  His ministry imparts confidence in Hearing God’s voice and conviction for reaching people everywhere with the gospel of Jesus Christ.  He is the Founder and Director of Ignite Global Ministries and serves as a staff  Pastor at Mill Creek Foursquare Church in Lynnwood Washington.  Ben is married to his wonderful wife Brigit and together they have four children (Iziah, A’vante, Azariah and Judah).


Seatac or Seattle–Tacoma International Airport is the primary commercial airport in the Seattle metropolitan area.

The conference venue is located 17 miles from the airport.

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What's the goal of Mending Souls Conference?
Mending Souls Conference is designed to be an inspirational, empowering and entertaining gathering on Valentines Day weekend. Our incredible workshops are filled with insights and wisdom. And our red carpet dining event features live music, comedy and dancing.  
What are my parking options at the event?
Parking is available onsite and is FREE for guests attending the conference.
What can I bring into the event?
A form of picture ID, your ticket (electronic or paper), and a spirit of expectation.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Yes, please send us an email at .
Do I have to be a Christian to attend?
No and we would love for you to attend the conference and learn how loving and awesome our God is and for us to get to know you.
Is there special seating for those in wheelchairs or people with physical disabilities?
Yes, please alert one of our volunteers who will gladly assist you.
Is there an age requirement?
Yes. 16 and above. FYI: mature topics may be discussed. If your child is between 16-18 please prayerfully assess the needs and ability of your child to understand the topics before allowing him or her to participate.

FYI: there will be 2 breakout sessions for young adults in the morning with Jerry & Tanisha Flowers.

Can I bring my child (ren) with me? ( New Update)
There is limited childcare all day Saturday and no. childcare on Friday. Seats are on a 1st come- 1st served basis.

Please register your child as you register yourself.

Can I become a sponsor or a vendor?
Yes, please send your inquiry at
Can I sing or speak at the conference?
The speakers are prayerfully selected by The Conference Leadership and have already been selected for this year event. Volunteers opportunities are available. Please send your inquiries at
What's the refund policy?
Because our tickets are sold through a third-party, we cannot facilitate refunds. However, tickets are transferable.

Please send your inquiries at