We believe that our gatherings are opportunities to “spur each other onto good deeds” (Hebrew 12:35) so as to make a difference in our community. BREATHE provides the platform for mobilisation and each year women are presented with opportunities to serve and support worthy causes both locally and internationally.
BREATHE is a special space in time. Always inspiring. Always life changing.
Breathe 2020 Speakers
Chaplain Adrienne Townsend Benton – Key Speaker
Chaplain Adrienne Townsend Benton formerly served as an Associate Dean of Women at Andrews University and an associate minister of Andrews University’s New Life Seventh-day Adventist Fellowship. Her passion for soul winning and appeal of the gospel is felt from generation to generation.
Chaplain Townsend Benton currently serves as a chaplain in the U.S. Navy as the first US Navy Seventh day Adventist female Chaplain. In Nov 2107 she was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. In her varied assignments she ministers to both Marines and Sailors using the gifts God entrusted her with to meet the specific needs of this community. When asked why she chose this particular ministry path. Her response was simple, “The opportunity to bring hope and the light of Christ to precious souls in the dark corners of life is a mission that I am privileged to embrace daily.”
Chaplain Townsend Benton is wife to Theron Benton.
Pastor Sylvia Mendez – Devotional Speaker
Sylvia is an Assistant Pastor serving in Victoria, devoted wife to Gabriel and mother to Sofia and Elizabeth. She’s passionate about authentic relationships, creating safe spaces where people can connect and coming alongside people to hear their story. She loves God and having experienced His transforming grace in her life is inspired to see this reality in the lives of others.
When Sylvia isn’t with people she is doing her next favourite thing, reading books.
Little Breathers Children’s Program
An interactive, dedicated program “Little Breathers” for children ages 3 yrs- 12 yrs runs concurrently with the adult program to afford mums the opportunity to get the full benefit of the weekend program, while their children are being cared for by caring and loving volunteers.