Past Events

How to Financially Survive & Thrive

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HPN partnered with AbundantLifeU and financial and investment coach Kelvin Dickerson for a personal, virtual conversation about personal finance and biblical stewardship in a time of coronavirus. This provided practical resources for our community of entertainment industry professionals.


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Founding director Karen Covell appeared on a virtual panel titled “secrets of the happiest people we know,” for AbundantLifeU’s #21DaysofHappy campaign.

National Day of Prayer Virtual Gathering

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National Day of Prayer

We had 175 participants from around the world join 13 HPN staff and local prayer leaders for an amazing hour of worship and prayer for the entertainment industry – all done over a Zoom video call!

The event was hosted by Karen Covell, Merlinda Balmas (HPN Hollywood Chapter director, 9t5 Marketplace) and Branden Stoltz (HPN Hollywood Chapter director) and featured presentations from Virginia Tucker (HPN Community & Events Coordinator), Dr. Naima Lett (HPN Beverly Hills Chapter director, Hope in the Hills Church), Dan and Peggy Rupple (Mastermedia International), Dean Batali (TV writer / showrunner), Caleb Monroe (IKON, RealityLA church), and Shun Lee Fong (The Greenhouse). Michelle and Dan Lutz (worship pastors, Expression58 church) led a powerful time of worship.

The evening closed with a time of fellowship between the Zoom participants, and then an After Party hosted by the HPN Hollywood Chapter.

Praise God for a fruitful event on the National Day of Prayer, not at all hindered by this time of social distancing.

Young Leaders Zoom Prayer Meetings

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During the time of social distancing and coronavirus, our community and events coordinator, Virginia Tucker, started hosting a weekly Monday Zoom prayer meeting, specifically for Hollywood entertainment professionals. Our first meeting was on May 4, and it was a fruitful, intimate time of prayer for the industry and for specific industry professionals. If you would like more info about future prayer meetings, please contact

Weekly Virtual Prayer Meeting

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Since March 20, HPN has hosted weekly prayer meetings on Zoom, for people to participate via phone or video chat. These one-hour meetings were a fruitful time of connecting during the coronavirus outbreak and social distancing. We lifted up topics such as the entertainment industry, health, and finances.

Screenshot of Zoom call on Laptop

To join a prayer meeting, check out our local events page.


3/20 – 29 participants – 4 HPN staff

3/27 – 69 participants – 4 HPN staff

4/03 – 74 participants -4 HPN staff

4/10 – 43 participants – 3 HPN staff

4/17 – 43 participants – 3 HPN staff

4/24 – 51 participants – 3 HPN staff

5/08 – 50 participants – 4 HPN staff

5/15 – 41 participants – 3 HPN staff

5/22 – 44 participants – 3 HPN staff

5/29 – 39 participants – 3 HPN staff

J Bomb Six-Week Class

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j bomb book

On Monday, March 3rd, Karen Covell started a new session of her 6-week J BOMB class in her home, based on the book of the same name by herself and husband Jim Covell. The class was attended by 18 industry professionals who also attend the Warner Brothers 9t5 bible study. They met for three weeks and then the coronavirus stay-at-home order stopped the in-person classes. Karen looks forward to starting up again with this very special group of Warner Brothers Christians once they can gather together in-person.

Galentine’s Brunch

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A table set with Valentine's decorations
A table set with Valentine's Decorations

HPN hosted a handful of industry professionals for a morning of prayer and encouragement, as well as an inspiring talk by independent filmmaker Alexandra Boylan. These ladies walked away having made connections to others in the industry and feeling spiritually renewed.

Modern Prophetic Advance Conference

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Karen Covell and entertainment professional panel onstage

HPN founding director Karen Covell spoke at Shawn Bolz’s conference on how to hear God’s voice in your sphere of influence and daily life. Karen spoke about how God gave her vision to start HPN and to love and serve industry professionals and build community in Hollywood.

Karen Covell speaking onstage