Debbie Herbeck has shared with many her personal journey of faith from Judaism to Christianity and subsequent entrance into the Catholic Church. For the past thirty-five years, Debbie Herbeck has worked extensively in youth and women’s ministry, doing evangelism on university campuses, speaking at youth conferences, directing Pine Hills Girls’ Camp, leading mission trips, and mentoring high school and college age women. She has spoken at women’s and youth events throughout the country.
Debbie is the founder and leader of the Be Love Revolution (beloverevolution.com), a ministry that exists to help young women know the personal love of Jesus, to live freely and confidently, and be empowered to spread God’s Love to all they meet.
She has written Safely Through the Storm, 120 Reflections on Hope and Firmly on the Rock, 120 Reflections on Faith, and Love Never Fails, 120 Reflections on Love. She and her husband Peter have co-authored a book entitled, When the Spirit Speaks, Touched by God’s Word. Debbie is a frequent writer for Blessed is She, an online community for Catholic women.
Christin McIntyre, MD, PhD is a married mother of five and a convert to Catholicism 21 years ago. She is a Portland native who moved to Kansas for graduate school in Toxicology, intending to pursue a career in research, with vague ideas about saving the world from evil toxic polluters. God had other ideas, and instead she ended up going to medical school and specializing in Psychiatry, meeting her husband along the way and dragging him back with her to Portland. She has been in solo outpatient practice in the Portland area for the past 15 years, managing medications and doing individual psychotherapy. The best part of her job is being able to incorporate spirituality in her work with Catholic and non-Catholic Christian patients.
Shalea Welty is originally from Illinois where she studied Biology and Theater at Eureka College. After graduation, she had production opportunities working with the International Women’s Leadership Conference in Honolulu, HI, the Behold Conference in Peoria, IL, and the Catholic News Agency in Denver, CO. For 3.5 years, Shalea worked with St. Luke Productions in Battle Ground, WA traveling the country stage-managing and producing one-person live dramas such as Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy, Therese: The Story of a Soul, and Saint Francis: Troubadour of God’s Peace. She is presently the founder and director of the Revived ministry which aims to help women realize their true identity and to equip them for spiritual battle in modern society. She is also currently obtaining her Master’s degree in Theology at the Augustine Institute.
Lucy Flamiatos is an Oregon Native and cradle Catholic. She is a certified Nutritional Therapist in Seattle where she currently resides with her husband. Her presentation will not only provide hope but also include her own personal struggles.
Jessica Barton is a married mother of three and a convert to Catholicism. She has lived 6 states and 5 countries including spending 3 years in the Peace Corps in Namibia and Malawi. She was a middle school math and science teacher until her first child was born. Then one thing led to another and she became a lactation consultant and currently works part time for the Linn County WIC program. She is a catechist teaching 5th and 6th grade religious education at St. Mary’s in Corvallis and she is currently participating in the Foundational Certificate program through the Office of Catechesis & Faith Formation of the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon.