Winter Retreat


Winter Retreat, Saturday, Jan 23, 2021

What: Do you desire to start off the new year with intention? Join us for our Winter Retreat “New Things” as we learn practical strategies for organizing our year! This virtual day retreat includes materials, small groups and three interactive workshops.

When: Sat, Jan 23 from 9:00 am-12:30 pm (PST)

Where: Virtual Zoom (link provided after registration)

Day Retreat Tickets

Registration for our Winter Retreat is now closed. Please email kathy@hope4hollywood to save your seat. 



 Morning Workshops

Workshop #1: Organizing Your Space with G.R.A.C.E.

Built around the GRACE acrostic, participants will have time to reflect and create a plan to reclaim, restore and renew spaces in their homes and lives.  

Presenter: Melinda Wirthlin, Founder, Melinda Grace Organizing

Melinda holds a degree in marketing & management and has over 15 years experience in the corporate world creating and organizing systems, physical items, digital files and processes. Melinda loves organizing wherever she is and exploring new  aesthetics and design trends. She began Melinda Grace Organizing as a way to make a small difference in the world by helping people organize their possessions, clutter, and spaces so that they can make a difference in their communities and in the lives of those they love. She enjoys work with all types of clients, from those who are moderately organized and just need that extra eye and encouragement to clients whose spaces are overflowing with items and are stressed, overwhelmed and don’t know where to start or how to dig themselves out. Melinda is a proud member of NAPO, the National Association of Productivity & Organization.

Workshop #2: Organizing Your Finances for Success

Creating a plan for finances is one key to financial success. Participants will learn how to create and utilize a budget in this interactive workshop. 


Yvette Gilliam-McCullough, Community Development Mortgage Banking Officer, BBVA

Yvette has over 35 years of experience in the banking industry and currently is a Community Development Mortgage Banking Office for BBVA Bank. She has worked for CIT, PNC and Chase and has a passion for helping first-time homebuyers purchase their first home. She often teaches finance and budget workshops and has partnered with local churches to help those in her surrounding community learn about the path to financial freedom. Yvette’s degree in Psychology, combined with decades of experience in the banking/mortgage industry, helps clients chart the course for financial success on the road to homeownership. 

General Session: Organizing Your Year With Intention

What “new thing’ is God wanting to do in your life this new year? In this general session, all participants will go through the  Envision Your Life process which will help discover their “Wellness Word’ and create an intentional roadmap for 2021.

Presenter: Kathy Young Deegan, Founder/Director, Hope4Hollywood