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Eugene, OR – Annette Trucke

By Global Local Chapter Directors

Annette Trucke is a writer, speaker and founder of Audacious Consulting and Media Services. Her book, Audacious Consulting Dream Launching Manual, can be found on Amazon.

Annette started the Eugene chapter with the aim of drawing people together in support of the film industry and bringing awareness to HPN by having info tables at events. Presently, the prayer has become the chapter’s mainstay, as they pray for their contacts in the media and entertainment industry. Annette is also working to increase the chapter’s social media presence by posting and creating discussions around devotionals from Hollywood, Jesus, and You by Karen Covell and Kimberly Roberts.

She says that the most impactful event was the Local Chapter Directors Summit that HPN hosted a few years back in Hollywood. Out of it came many new friends, a heart for the ministry of prayer for those in the entertainment and media industry, and a new focus on the arts, thanks to the talk by Brian Chan. Her experience at this event went forth with and from her in so many ways–and the ripples are still moving.

Kyoto, Japan – Jamie Kassler

By Global Local Chapter Directors

Jamie Kassler is a filmmaker-missionary serving in Kyoto, Japan. His focus is to pray for, meet, and encourage filmmakers in Japan and internationally, as well as to create inspirational media in Japan (Japan Hope). Jamie is currently making narrative short films in Japan as an outreach ministry, which allows him to share God’s love both in the film content and throughout the filmmaking process. This ministry began as an “interest-based” outreach model, that allows for ministry engagement through a practical activity, such as filmmaking. 

First Jamie and his team reach out to friends and contacts who want to be involved in filmmaking or ministry, as well as post online on various forums seeking volunteer actors and crew. They have had many unbelievers who want to join and help on multiple films, including aspiring actors and professionals in the Tokyo film industry, and performers from Universal Studios Japan.

Once filming is underway, the team starts each day by praying and sharing one of Jesus’ teachings related to the film’s theme. Throughout the day, they pray that the volunteer crew and actors would be impacted by the morning prayer and scripture reading, and that the scriptural themes in the film itself would cause the crew and actors to reflect. Jamie and his team also pray that each person would experience the Lord through the love, respect and pursuit of excellence on set – which they believe can be even more powerful than words.

These short films have also opened doors for Jamie and his team to share God’s love at secular film festivals and arts communities. Through their small volunteer base, they reach out to friends and contacts who want to be involved in filmmaking or ministry, as well as post online on various forums seeking volunteer actors and crew. They have had many unbelievers who want to join and help on multiple films, including aspiring actors and professionals in Tokyo film industry, and performers from Universal Studios Japan.

One on one, Jamie is always blessed to engage and pray for those he meets on the mission field, or who have reached out to him online – including filmmakers, artists, missionaries, those with a heart for Japan, and more. He loves to pray for others, and encourage people however he can.

Boston, MA – Jennie Fournier

By Global Local Chapter Directors

Jennie Fournier is a missionary, local chaplain, and director of a ministry called Global Prayer Advocacy Nexus (formerly Greater Boston Prayer and Action Network).  The ministry and most of her work have been related to advocating for those vulnerable to and affected by abuse and exploitation.  

Her hope as an HPN chapter director is to connect with others who have the desire to pray together for those in the entertainment industry who are affected by abuse and exploitation, including those who are involved in the pornography industry. Jennie is always interested in having discussions with other prayer intercessors as to how to raise awareness and pray strategically for this part of the industry. Her desire is to understand the issues more so she can better pray, and ultimately empower others to do the same.

San Jose, CA – Terri and Barry Renfro

By Global Local Chapter Directors

Terri and Barry first took steps to follow a call to ministry in the Hollywood entertainment industry in about 1998. Barry sensed a light go on during his university’s chapel service when the speaker rabbit-trailed into a reference about how God was at work in Hollywood. His wife, Terri, however, took some convincing. Barry chose to let God do that convincing, knowing if it was truly a call from God, she’d need to be on board too. That convincing from God soon became a strong conviction for both of them. A deep love grew for a people group many in the church still overlook. Barry and Terri have developed many industry relationships over the years and have had the privilege of interceding on the behalf of industry professionals.  

Barry and Terri have ministered bi-vocationally for decades. Barry is a building contractor who has served as a pastor in various church and home church ministries. Terri has pastored alongside Barry, and currently she works in Natural Health and has a naturopathic ministry degree. Terri creates HPN’s monthly Kids & Teens Prayer Calendar each month, highlighting various actors and industry people to pray for. 

Lancaster, PA – Carlos Ortiz

By Global Local Chapter Directors

Carlos Ortiz is one of our newer Chapter Directors, having lived in Lancaster for one year–a year impacted dramatically by the coronavirus. In light of this, Carlos has focused his efforts on prayer, calling on churches and prayer groups to pray in unity together. His hope in the near future is to raise awareness of the great ministry of HPN as it continues to impact the people and overall culture of Hollywood.

Chicago, IL – Abby Lynn Kang Davis

By Global Local Chapter Directors

Throughout her career, multi-Emmy-nominated Abby Lynn Kang Davis has focused on breaking underrepresented voices into the commercial television and film marketplace. Her skills in identifying viable talent in up-and-coming storytellers, advocating on their behalf, and mentoring them through the filmmaking process, have garnered top-tier film festival invitations and award nominations, as well as millions in sales revenue. Abby is currently responsible for bringing multiple projects to market. Most recently, she executive-produced Emmy-nominated Long Shot (Telluride 2017/Netflix Originals), Emmy winning-306 Hollywood (Sundance 2018/PBS POV), the New York Times’ Emmy-nominated series Almost Famous (Telluride 2020/Op Docs) and the television docuseries The Devil You Know (Viceland). Abby is also the founder of character., a producing and consulting company. As a chapter director, Abby is a fervent supporter of Hollywood Prayer Network and she has participated on the weekly Friday Prayer Calls.

St. Augustine, FL – Megan McCloud

By Global Local Chapter Directors

As an ordained minister and evangelical singer/songwriter, Megan actively speaks and performs her music throughout the community. She has led praise and worship at churches, choreographed and directed children’s musicals, and presented for non-profit organizations. Also an industry professional, Megan has worked on several film and television projects and has interned at local businesses in radio and film.

Her goal is to impact our culture for Christ through prayer, supporting the arts, and learning about the industry of Hollywood. The monthly HPN Kids and Teen Prayer Calendars help to give her a clear direction of who to pray for each month.

Megan shares a unique event in her chapter: creating a short film in one day. “We completed the filming in a day,” Megan says. “It was an original script and it really showed the group how much work goes into making a production. It gave us a new perspective of Hollywood and the memories we made were priceless.”

You can view some of Megan’s work here.

Burnaby, Canada – Bernadine Oby Ihekwoaba

By Global Local Chapter Directors

As an elementary school teacher, a mother of four children, and a minister’s wife, Bernadine Oby Ihekwoaba is extremely busy, but she finds time to support Hollywood Prayer Network by praying for people in the arts, sports, and entertainment industry. She engages friends, sends cards, keeps an eye on HPN website and affiliates, and organizes meetings in collaboration with CASEPN (Canadian Arts,Sports, and Entertainment Prayer Networks). Her desire as an HPN chapter director is to connect with intercessors who have the desire to pray for those in the entertainment industry.

New Year’s Eve Night of Reflection, Vision and Prayer

By Past Events
Karen and HPN member Cheryl gathered with a small group on Zoom for an hour before the ball dropped. They reflected on 2020, shared vision for 2021 and prayed together as a community of leaders. The group was dressed to the nines and sipped on glasses of bubbly as they enjoyed a wonderful hour of gratitude and connection. A happy New Year indeed!

Sherman Oaks, CA – Alexandra Boylan

By Global Local Chapter Directors

Alexandra Boylan is an award-winning filmmaker. Her company Mustard Seed Entertainment’s film Catching Faith had a two-year run on Netflix, was on the shelves of Wal-Mart, and is currently streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime. With a solid understanding of the entertainment industry though her writing, producing, and acting, she has her finger on the pulse of an industry in need of prayer.  Her chapter looks to Christian women in entertainment and engages them by opening her home and creating events where women can find community. Her goal is to connect women who love Jesus and work in the film industry. 

Alexandra is the Outreach Coordinator for Ms In The Biz, and co-collaborator of the book Thriving in Hollywood

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