compassion – hope – restoration

taking relationships to new levels of emotional intimacy

caring for the heart

Restoration Stories

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Bob & Linda

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Hearts Being Healed

what makes us different?

Programs Designed with You in Mind

Marriage Mentoring

Married couples experience compassion and hope, as they meet with a caring mentor who will walk with them on their journey of restoration.  Haven of Hope provides intensive mentoring for an initial 5 days, 3 hours each day.  Morning or afternoon sessions are available.

616-693-2925

pre-marriage mentoring

Our goal is to help engaged and dating couples truly understand and know each other before they make the commitment to marriage.  Couples experience four three-hour sessions over four days.

616-693-2925

marriage retreats

 Our marriage retreats provide couples with the opportunity to get away from the daily routine and focus on their relationship.  Attendees will meet other couples, relax in a caring environment, and discover connecting tools modeled during many application times.

CONNECTION groups

Restoration isn’t a once and done thing, and we commit to walking the journey with you. Connection Groups are small and are hosted by a trained couple who will guide you through the Building Blocks for Relationships workbook. These connection groups meet once a week for seven weeks.

How can you make a difference?

Be A Monthly Hope Giver

the need

The need is great.  With nearly 2400 divorces a day, many couples are simply hanging on. Some have spent all they have on mentoring services that promised hope but left them feeling hopeless.  You can offer that hope.

First, will you partner with us in prayer? Just as Aaron and Hur held Moses’ arms up during the battle with the Amalekites (Ex. 17:8-16) so we need those who will stand with us in this battle to reclaim marriages for the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. Would you commit to holding this ministry up in prayer.

“Faith may move mountains, but prayer moves God.”

—Joni Eareckson Tada

the opportunity

Next, will you partner with us through giving?  As a hope giver, you make a difference–a difference in lives, homes, and the future.  Your donations make it possible for Haven of Hope to continue offering its mentoring services free of charge to each couple that comes through our doors.

Giving is quick and easy.  By clicking on the button below, you will be directed to our secure online donation site.

What Drives Us

Our Mission

Haven of Hope is a faith-based ministry committed to healing hearts
and restoring relationships.

Get Involved

If your church would like to host a weekend event, we would love to talk with you. Please contact us for more information.

 

Upcoming Events

February 15-17, 2024 Marriage Retreat

Reamstown, PA

dedicated to compassion, hope, restoration

 The Hope Team

Steve & April Swartz

Marriage Mentor

Steve & April Swartz married in 1977, and they have five grown
children and six grandchildren. Steve attended Rosedale Bible
College in Ohio and then spent 3 years teaching music in a
private school setting in Goshen, Indiana. A few of his hobbies are farming, fishing, and good conversations. Steve and April moved
to Michigan where he served as pastor of a small congregation
and then began a construction business. In the fall of 2003, Steve
and April were exposed to “Biblical Concepts in Counseling” (now
known as “Caring for the Heart Ministry”) and shortly thereafter founded Haven of Hope Ministries. Haven of Hope is an allilance office of Caring for the Heart Ministry. They now work as a team in ministry, helping couples find hope through compassion & restoration.

Jim & Diane Adamson

Marriage Mentor & Follow-Up Director

Jim and Diane have been married since 2013.  In 2014, they felt called to mission work in Ghana, West Africa. For 6.5 years they served as the mission field directors overseeing a Bible seminary, local churches, and various evangelistic outreaches. Jim and Diane were first exposed to Haven of Hope Ministry when they held a Two Hearts, One Flame Marriage Retreat for their local Ghanaian church. Upon their return to the U.S. in 2020, their hearts were drawn to join Haven of Hope Ministry, where Jim is now serving as a mentor showing the love of Jesus to hurting couples. Jim also serves as the Building Blocks for Relationship Follow-Up program director.  Diane serves as book keeper and cares for the financial needs of Haven of Hope. 

The Adamsons have a 2 year old daughter named Hadassah

Jim enjoys music, photography, and the great outdoors. Diane loves fellowship, travel, and a warm cup of tea.

Melissa Barker

Administrative Secretary

Melissa spent 13 years in the Advertising Department of Pensacola Christian College before she and her husband moved to Michigan in 2003 when he became pastor of Faith Bible Church.  She joined the HOH staff in 2012.

Melissa has been married to Bruce – her best friend – for 33 years.  They have three grown children, a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law, and a handsome grandson who all bring her heart joy.

You will meet Melissa at the front desk of HOH. She is happy to answer your questions and show you the facility. You will experience her heart for ministry and her desire to be the hands and feet of Jesus.

the board

Bill & Kathy McGlone

Board President
Board Development Member

Chad & Stephanie Weldy

Treasurer
Board Member

Jeff & Meryl VanderWeide

Board Development Committee Chair
Board Development Member

Virgil & Dawn Stutzman

Board Development Member

Matt & Shelli Oesch

Vice President
Board Development Member

Lowayne & Phyllis Yoder

Board Member

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