The central dilemma for a woman awaiting the birth of a baby is simply that "A baby changes everything!" HIS Restoration Ministries will deal with the implications for the changes a woman experiences physically, mentally, and spiritual as a person that God has created.

We need to understand who we are and how we relate to the world we live in to understand how and why we should recognize the importance of every decision we make in our life time. We need to discover that we do not have to make decisions alone. We can use the wisdom of God in the Bible to help us think through how we make decisions and how the decisions we make affect:

  • Our own lives
  • Others lives
  • Our future [ a week from now, 30 days, 6 months, a year, 3-5 years, a lifetime]
  • Our circumstances [economically, socially, geographically, educationally...]
  • Our destiny and legacy

HIS Restoration Ministries is prepared to come along side of pregnant homeless women to support them during this critical life event.


Mission Statement

H.I.S. Restoration Ministry Maternity Home believes our residents have been brought to us for a specific purpose, time and reason. Considering this, we welcome them into the program as a guest staying at our ministry home while they await the birth of their baby. We desire that this would be a time of peace and restoration for them knowing that a baby changes everything.

HISRM is a ministry that has been born out of and based in prayer. We have been praying for our guests' arrival and consider it a great honor to minister to them and assist them during their stay.

We are committed to keeping confidentiality about what they share while living here unless we are legally or ethically required to report to a governmental agency or a mental health professional. We hold their confidences in the highest regard but these situations are required by law and we must report any of the above activity.

We desire that our guests' transition here would be a peaceful one. We desire to support our new mothers by planting the seed for a head start through education and gainful employment. We are so thankful the Lord has brought them to this place to grow, be restored, and encounter a demonstrated change for themselves and their baby.


We have committed and dedicated ourselves to the worthy mission of revealing the loving reality of Jesus Christ to women and their families who find themselves facing one of life's most difficult issues; an unplanned pregnancy. H.I.S. Restoration Ministries will bring renewed hope to these lives by providing them with shelter, mentoring, counseling, life skills training and material resources. This support will be available to women living on site and as well as those in the surrounding community. Our vision is that these women will emerge from this ministry as healthy and successful people, capable of following God's most excellent direction for their lives and creating a future and a hope for the lives of their children.


During the 1980s, the Lord gave me a passion for pregnant women and their unborn babies. My interest began with my own personal experience. When I was pregnant with our daughter, Diana, my doctor recommended a medical abortion because of my poor health condition. Abortion was never an option that I considered even though my doctor's prognosis was the possibility of my own death and the death of my unborn child. During the pregnancy, I dealt with many fears by faith. The miracle is that Diana was born a very healthy baby and I lived to run with the vision. Diana grew to be a Godly Christian woman and now has four beautiful children of her own.

In the 1980s when I first started to look for a house for a Maternity Home, I felt the Lord telling me I wasn't prepared yet for this work. After my daughter Diana married in 1989, I began working on my degree in Christian Counseling. At the same time, I volunteered at Abortion Alternatives and became their Director of Training for new volunteers.

  • (1997) Contacted Randy Jurrens in December to begin incorporation;

  • (1998) Held first HISRM Informational Meeting and began fundraising; established the first Board of Directors which included Karen Favara (deceased), Nancy Wieland, Susan Corbet

  • (1999) January 4 received 501.3(c), non-profit status; the Lord gave us the name of H.I.S. (Him, Instead of Self), and the scripture in Psalm 82:3-4: "Vindicate the weak and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and destitute, Rescue the weak and needy, Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked." Published the first HISRM newsletter in March

  • (2000 - 2008) Looked at over 60 houses for the Maternity Home

  • (2009) In August, purchased our first house, a four-unit complex and began renovations

  • (2010 - 2011) Completed renovations of the Maternity Home

  • (2011) Open the doors of HISRM Maternity Home and began taking in guest's in December

  • (2012) Held first annual fundraiser in September; sheltered four residents; received a $5000 grant from the Morley Foundation for security and surveillance equipment; completed additional renovations; began networking with other women's shelters in Michigan and held the first meetings in August and November


Lisa Coleman—Executive Director Alysia Berthiaume—Assistant Executive Director Deirdre Holsinger—Secretary Donna Gross—Treasurer Bev Wightman—Prayer Director Victoria Bishop—Resident Advisor Valerie Kutz-Otway—Legal Advisor Ann Fowler—Founder, Board Member Emeritus Rose Beane—Board Member Emeritus

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Sammy Coleman Ryan Berthiaume Dave Wightman