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 Colman                     Executive  Director

Lisa Colman                     Executive  Director

“My heart has always been to help those who don’t have a voice. Giving hope and a voice to women and children and letting them know that someone cares is very important”. Lisa is the Executive Assistant Director of HISRM.  She is married to Sammy Coleman, and they serve the Lord together. She has two sons, one is with the Lord, and is the proud grandmother of Delina, who lives in Idaho. Lisa had a history with the foster care system when she was young.  She is a licensed realtor and is in a lending and title company. Lisa is a C.A.S.A., worker, and a court appointed Special Advocate for Saginaw County.



 Alysia Berthiaume                        Assistant Executive Director

Alysia Berthiaume                        Assistant Executive Director

Setting the captives free is my personal mission from the Lord. He has delivered me from many hurts, habits and hang-ups. Passing on love and His vision for our lives is how my husband, Ryan Berthiaume and I live in service with Jesus Christ. Alysia, is the Assistant Executive Director of HISRM. She has a history with Mid-Michigan Teen Challenge along with many other agencies. She is a Senior Ordained Chaplain with International Fellowships of Chaplains and serves at the Saginaw County Jail with Forgotten Man Ministries.   

 Deidre Holisinger         Secretary

Deidre Holisinger         Secretary



Dr. Deirdre Holsinger is a child of the one true King, wife, mother and dentist.  She is a graduate of Saginaw Valley State University and University of Michigan Dental school.  “I have been so abundantly blessed to see the grace of God in my life as I began my journey into parenthood, as a single mother with my daughter in 1995”.  HIS Restoration Ministries touched my heart because of the journey that I have experienced. It is my mission for people to see the manifestation of His blessings in their life.  Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. Psalms 100:4. I am so excited to see what God has in store for this ministry and I am honored to praise Him alongside of these wonderful women!

 Donna Gross                 Treasurer

Donna Gross                 Treasurer



Donna has a Bachelor of Science in Business  Administration, with an emphasis in                           Accounting from  Detroit  College of Business / Davenport University. She is employed by an           accounting firm and lives in the Bay City area.






 Victoria Bishop               Resident Advisor

Victoria Bishop               Resident Advisor

Victoria is a Registered Nurse and Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor. During the day she works with Adult Drug Courts and Family Treatment Courts in Bay City. Victoria is a Veteran of the United States Air Force, and has a passion for ministries involving counseling and single mothers. She is a live-in Resident Director at HIS Restoration Ministries. She is also a facilitator of Elijah House Schools.