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.
Ann provides Christian Counseling Ministry and is a Licensed Pastoral Counselor to the body of Christ. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Christian Counseling through Calvary Theological Seminary. She is a Certified Temperament Counselor with the National Christian Counselors Association. The cause of the unborn is near to Ann's heart. She makes herself available to speak at local fellowships and meetings that support life choices.
Dr. Rose received her doctorate of philosophy in adult and continuing education from Michigan State University and her masters degree in both psychology and educational administration and supervision. She has received The Gerstacker Educational Leadership Fellowship from SVSU. Currently Dr. Rose also serves on the New Covenant Christian Center Board. Dr. Rose has a strong heart for the Lord and desires to use her gifts, education and experiences to further his kingdom.
Victoria is a Registered Nurse and Practice Manager at a Behavioral Health facility in Bay City. She is a Substance Abuse Counselor working with Juvenile, Family and Adult Drug Courts. 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.
Bev worked for twenty years as a Registered Medical Technologist in the Chemistry Department in a local hospital. Since retiring in 1990, she has taken courses and attended ministry schools to establish and further her focus on inner healing, prayer counseling and intercessory prayer.
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.
“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 Secretary 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 and lending and title company. Lisa is a C.A.S.A., worker, and a court appointed Special Advocate for Saginaw County.
Valerie Kutz-Otway received her Juris Doctorate cum laude from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2010. Valerie was Editor in Chief of the Pillar (the official newspaper of the law school), and received the Certificate of Merit for receiving the highest grade in her Wills and Trusts class. Valerie clerked for the Honorable Patrick J. McGraw at the Saginaw County Probate Court. She runs a small law practice in Thomas Township focusing on Probate Practice, estate planning and family law. Her special interest lies in assisting families who have children with disabilities. Valerie is chairperson for the Saginaw County Bar Association Pro Bono Committee, a member of the Women Lawyer's Association of Michigan, and participates in "Service to Soldiers." Valerie enjoys traveling, and spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren.
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