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San Jose, CA – Terri and Barry Renfro

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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. 

Friday Prayer Call & Zoom Meeting

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Since March 20, 2020 HPN has hosted weekly prayer meetings on Zoom, for people to participate via phone or video chat. These one-hour meetings are a fruitful time of connecting during the coronavirus outbreak and social distancing. We lift up topics such as the entertainment industry, health, and finances.

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

Stats:

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

6/05 – 43 participants – 3 HPN staff

6/12 – 36 participants – 4 HPN staff

6/19 – 37 participants – 3 HPN staff

6/26 – 30 participants – 3 HPN staff

7/03 – 43 participants – 3 HPN staff

7/10 – 32 participants – 3 HPN staff

7/17 – 50 participants – 2 HPN staff

7/24 – 44 participants – 2 HPN staff

7/31 – 39 participants – 3 HPN staff

8/07 – 30 participants – 3 HPN staff

8/14 – 34 participants – 3 HPN staff

8/21 – 37 participants – 2 HPN staff

8/28 – 28 participants – 2 HPN staff

9/04 – 43 participants – 2 HPN staff

9/11 – 39 participants – 2 HPN staff

9/18 – 47 participants – 1 HPN staff

9/25 – 36 participants – 2 HPN staff

10/02 – 33 participants – 3 HPN staff

10/09 – 32 participants – 4 HPN staff

10/16 – 33 participants – 3 HPN staff

10/23 – 39 participants – 3 HPN staff

10/30 – 30 participants – 3 HPN staff

11/06 – 40 participants – 3 HPN staff

11/13/20 – 34 participants – 3 HPN staff

11/20/20 – 42 participants – 3 HPN staff

12/04/20 – 43  participants – 2 HPN staff

12/11/20 – 36 participants – 2 HPN staff

12/18/20 – 32 participants – 4 HPN staff

1/08/21 – 40 participants – 3 HPN staff

1/15/21 – 34 participants – 3 HPN staff

1/22/21 – 38 participants – 3 HPN staff

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

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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!

Christmas Happy Hour

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Danae and Kaelyn hosted a Christmas Happy Hour on Zoom (with ugly sweaters and holiday-themed virtual backgrounds, of course!) for our young leaders in the entertainment industry. It was a joyful, jolly time of fellowship and connection, as well as some Christmas movie trivia.

Prayer and Worship Night

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HPN’s Karen and Kaelyn, along with prayer leaders who have been meeting virtually to pray since March, hosted the second VIRTUAL NIGHT OF PERSONAL PRAYER. Shun Lee Fong led worship over Zoom, and then each attendee received one-on-one prayer from an HPN prayer leader.​​​​​​​ The Lord moved powerfully to encourage industry professionals through prayer and worship. We plan to host these prayer nights once a month via Zoom, and then meet in coffee shops around Los Angeles once they start opening for indoor dining.

Cinema Divina

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In the style of “Lectio Divina” or “Visio Divina,” Sister Nancy Usselman and Sister Rose Pacatte of the Pauline Center for Media Studies led a group of 30 participants through “Cinema Divina”: a time of mindfully watching a Sundance short film and then considering the spiritual themes through guided meditation and discussion. It was a wonderful time of reflecting on the importance of gratitude, peace and contentment with one’s life as it is, and then praying that God would grant us gratitude. The time concluded in a Q and A with the sisters, as we discussed spiritual themes in films in general.

Q & A with Producer Abby Lynn Kang Davis

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Abby Lynn Kang DavisKaelyn, Danae and Karen hosted an intimate virtual Q & A for a select group of promising young leaders. Kaelyn moderated the time with Abby Lynn Kang Davis, a producer who works with first-time and underrepresented filmmakers. The time was informative and inspiring: Abby spoke about her heart for diversity in media, being a Christian in the entertainment industry, her career journey, and how to make it as a producer.

Abby’s bio: Multi Emmy-nominated Abby Lynn Kang Davis primarily collaborates with storytellers and curators in the non-fiction space. Throughout her career Abby has focused on breaking underrepresented voices into the commercial television and film marketplace. Her specialized skill set in identifying viable talent, advocacy and mentorship on behalf of unknown storytellers has garnered millions in sales revenue, top tier film festival invitations and award nominations. Abby is responsible for bringing multiple projects to market most notably Blood Brother (Sundance 2013), Rich Hill (Sundance 2014), The Nightmare (Sundance 2015), The Bad Kids (Sundance 2016) and 78/52 (Sundance 2017) and executive producing Emmy nominated Long Shot (Telluride 2017/Netflix Originals), Emmy winning 306 Hollywood (Sundance 2018/PBS POV), Wrinkles the Clown (Magnolia Pictures), 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 that focuses on discovering and breaking underrepresented storytellers in the entertainment marketplace.

Zoom Coffee Hour Summit with Local Chapter Directors

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Zoom ScreenshotWe were so grateful to have 20 of our Global Local Chapter Directors (LCDs) join us for our Zoom Coffee Hour Summit. We spent a quick 90 minutes getting to know the attendees, which were from eight different countries. It was such a treat! We also got to introduce our new volunteer Sara, who will be reaching out to our LCDs for interviews for our website!

Prayer Night

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HPN’s Karen and Kaelyn, along with prayer leaders who have been meeting virtually to pray since March, hosted the first VIRTUAL NIGHT OF PERSONAL PRAYER. Shun Lee Fong led worship over Zoom, and then each attendee received one-on-one prayer from an HPN prayer leader.​​​​​​​ The Lord moved powerfully to encourage industry professionals through prayer and worship. We plan to host these prayer nights once a month via Zoom, and then meet in coffee shops around Los Angeles once they start opening for indoor dining.

Young Leaders Happy Hour

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Karen, Kaelyn and Virginia hosted another virtual “happy hour” for a group of young industry professionals over Zoom. It was an intimate, engaging time of connection, networking, and maybe a little film trivia! Much needed in this socially-distant time of coronavirus.

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