Gympie women to Shine with Hope Foundation


EACH year, this being our fifth, we have the privilege of seeing women of all ages and backgrounds gather at Shine with an expectancy to hear from Heaven, make lasting connections, and better understand the purpose for which we were created.

Every element of Shine - from God breathed worship, to powerful teaching, moving ministry moments, compelling break-out sessions, treats and party time - has been prayed over and strategically planned.

Our hope is for God's love and grace to be revealed in tangible ways that will bring freedom, hope, and empowerment to every generation - including you…positioning us to rise up and embrace our place in the greatest love story ever told! The God of the Universe is truly head over heels in love with His girls. And, when we gather together…anything is possible.

The guest speakers this year for Shine are Bronwen Healy and Ruth Tuxworth.

Bronwen Healy, the founder and CEO of the Hope Foundation's ( mission is to help women wanting to be free from addiction and/or the sex industry.

A former heroin addict and sex worker, Bronwen established and launched the charity in 2007 to help other women transform their lives.

Bronwen shares her story to demonstrate that triumph over adversity is possible.

As a community leader, mentor, motivational speaker, author and mother of three, Bronwen brings about real, positive change and has pioneered outreach for some of the communities most vulnerable and often forgotten numbers. To be loved, valued and created with a purpose.

SPEAKERS: Bronwen Healy (left) and Ruth Tuxworth.
SPEAKERS: Bronwen Healy (left) and Ruth Tuxworth.

Ruth Tuxworth is a wife, mother of two, hobby farmer, reader, writer and teacher.

Along with her hubby Paul and daughter Christy, she recently took up life again on a small farm near Boonah.

For the previous five years, the family has been living, studying and working in Manila at the largest school for the children of missionaries in the world.

Faith Academy was a great experience for the whole family.

Ruth was chaplain there to about 300 high school students and staff as well as a volunteer at the orphanage.

Paul worked in child safety with Faith and a large group of other mission organisations.

Christy and son John completed high school there and have both returned to university studies.

Ruth loves writing and telling stories and teaching about Jesus.

Music team Krysalus is back again this year, Carolyn plays the keyboard, Renee plays the djembe, harmonica and lead vocals, Ludeen sings backing harmonies.

Krysalus has been singing and playing together for eight years. They lead worship at Living Hope Church of Christ Caboolture, love the Lord and love to serve Him through music.

Our Market Place will be open again this year where Linda Shum from COAT, Jenny Wilcox from Destiny Rescue, Helen Garrett from the Jake Garrett Foundation and Vicki Marney from Global Mission Partners and many more will be sharing their work supporting women in the community and further afield.

The conference runs from 9.30am-3pm. Cost is $30 which includes morning tea and lunch. For more information and registration call Andi 0458 029 566 or Ann 5483 2959 or email

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