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USA Chapter Directors

Canada, Ontario, Ottawa – Karen Bourgon

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Karen is a wife and mother of six children, proud grandmother of two grandchildren, and has an extensive background in Administration and Fitness Consulting.  She is the Founder and Director of two ministries – Sister†Hood, a faith based ministry for women, and The Deliverance Network, with its associated Youtube Channel, The Deliverance Network.  With a profound spiritual journey that began with an ‘angel experience’ in 1999, Karen seeks to spread the experiences and ‘words’ she has received over the years, in answer to God’s call, and believes deeply in the power of prayer to change our world.

Karen is passionate about witnessing to the faith and helping women in healing, growth, faith and community, and is particularly passionate about spiritual warfare. Karen is excited at the addition of an HPN Chapter as part of Sister†Hood’s network of powerhouse prayer warriors, and believes it offers strongly targeted spiritual warfare in an area of great influence in our culture.

 

Oklahoma, Tulsa – Sheryl Kloehr

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Founder of iRefresh Ministries, (www.irefresh.net) a prayer ministry that focuses on ordinary women doing extraordinary things through the power of God’s word and prayer. We pray, encourage and inspire each person we pray for to discover their gifts and talents in order to see how God can use them for His Kingdom purpose. We are called to help create prayer teams into every community, across denominations, across cultures and into every nation that brings support to the individual and team. I assist in social media and website design for several businesses, both non-profit and technology businesses.

I’m the mother of David, an actor, writer and producer, walking alongside his dream to create family-friendly content in all platforms through his future production company. Currently working with my husband, Tim, to build a film studio for David’s team and all others who want to utilize the latest technology in a film studio as well as located next to Oral Roberts University where we support their media program for students to have an outlet to practice their skills and provide future jobs upon graduation. With prayer and filming interest, this is a perfect fit to bring prayer into this arena; a goal David wants ongoing in the studio.

 

Michigan, Grand Haven – Kristen Collier

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Kristen is co-founder/animator of Collier Animation Studio and Roku developer/co-founder of Creative Motion Network, a free, cutting-edge indie Christian Roku channel she built with her husband to help independent creatives get more exposure. She is also a volunteer producer at the new Studio 3:16, Home (stjohnstudio316.com), a community and student  ministry at their church and co-founder of Xian Wear apparel, XIAN WEAR – Home (weebly.com). CAS is producing their first animated cartoon, “Benny the Barnacle,” Benny the Barnacle (TV Series 2022– ) – IMDb that features notable believers like Corbin Bernsen and Lou Gramm, from the rock group Foreigner. Kristen believes animation is the future of Christian media, because it’s like eye candy that has the ability to reach the largest possible market – kids and unsaved adults.  

Georgia, Atlanta – Cassandra Hollis

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Cassandra Hollis joined the Hollywood Prayer Network (HPN) soon after completing her MA in Communications at Georgia State University, where she majored in TV Production. Researching Christians in Hollywood, God led her to HPN. A working Actor, trained at the Yale University Conservatory for Actors, Cassandra has had recurring roles on true crime series on both the TV One Network and the ID Channel.

The Atlanta Chapter was established and led by Kim Oberhou in 2002. Cassandra later accepted the baton from Kim. As Chapter Director, Cassandra and ATL HPN members intercede for the state of Georgia, Hollywood and the mountain of entertainment and media as a whole. They meet regularly via phone conference call to Pray. Within the last decade, the state of Georgia has grown into a top 3 destination in the world for film and tv production. To God be the Glory.

Please contact atlhpn@yahoo.com with Prayer Requests and/or for more information about how to get involved with the Atlanta Chapter. God Bless you!

Texas, Bastrop – April Knight

By Global Local Chapter Directors, USA Chapter Directors

April is a homeschooling mompreneur who has been talking to Jesus about and praying for the entertainment industry since she was a young girl. God likes to speak to April through lines from television shows and movies, and in 2018 she heard Him say, “Save Hollywood, save the world,” in a twist on the tagline from the show Heroes.

Around that time she found Hollywood Prayer Network and soon began receiving the newsletters. She prayed about how to be more involved, and God began moving her toward Bastrop where she finally arrived in July 2019. Since then she’s learned just how deep the industry actually runs in the area, and that she lives near what will soon be three movie studios/production companies: Wyldwood Studios and Studio 968/New Republic ten minutes to the north, a brand new as-yet-unnamed studio complex being built to the east. Troublemaker Studios is only about 20 minutes to the west. God planted her, without her prior knowledge, right in the middle of the industry she’s loved since childhood.

The pandemic slowed down April’s ability to get involved, but in June she approached HPN to see what she could do to help. Her goals for the local industry include regular gatherings of industry professionals to encourage each other and foster deep relationships that build strength, hope, and freedom; build church/industry networks for support; presence on local film sets for support in the midst of work; being a liaison between HPN and the local studios; and creating such an atmosphere in the industry that they don’t even want to produce anything without the support of HPN and local churches because of the drastic difference they see in value, quality, and sense of peace from pre- to post-production.

April is excited to see creativity increase, budgets increase, and doors open for more productions that bring honor and glory to Jesus. She’s ready to see lives changed in front of the screen because of the lives changed behind it.

Contact April at info@hpnbastrop.org

Missouri, St Louis – Jana Gamble

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Jana Gamble

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Jana M. Gamble is a Producer, Screenwriter, Assistant Director, Speaker, Author & Advocate. Her company Purposed Productions has a mission to transform hearts and minds around the world through eye-opening entertainment, dynamic Speaker & Artist performances, media-focused youth empowerment, and healing centered events. During the dueling pandemics, Jana found HPN and, while literally fighting COVID-19, heard God’s call to take on the role of the Local Chapter Director of the Hollywood Prayer Network St. Louis (HPNStL) where HPN was birthed 20 years prior.

 

 

Kentucky, Lexington – Catherine Gaffney

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Catherine has spent her entire adult life integrating her faith and her art. From early days with City Lights Theatre Company in San Francisco, to Taproot Theatre in Seattle (where she met her writer husband, Sean), to BADD (Bel Air Drama Dept) in LA, to getting her MFA in Acting/Directing at Regent University and now teaching acting at Asbury University – she has seen the power that stories can have for audiences in all walks of life. Catherine and Sean (Screenwriting Professor at Asbury University) enjoy helping artists of faith connect.”It’s such a joy to share our journeys with each other,” Catherine says.

 

 

 

South Carolina, Aiken – Carol Bond

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Carol is a homeschool mother,  so much of her time is spent with her youngest daughter. She also has three adult daughters. Carol and her husband are very active in their church, and they volunteer in a variety of ways. The first time Carol felt led to pray for someone in the entertainment industry was many years ago when God placed Brad Pitt and Jennifer Anniston on her heart. Prior to that, Carol had unknowingly begun getting a bad attitude about Hollywood. When she found HPN, God began to convict her of that bad attitude, she says. Since then she has felt led to commit to praying for the entertainment industry and becoming a Chapter Director.

Florida, Nokomis – Mark Bitner

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Mark “The Shark” Bitner’s ministry is intentionally relational. His group is ALWAYS about the “One,” Jesus Christ. “I have always had a heart for those in all forms of entertainment, especially those in Hollywood,” Mark says. “I have been praying for several young actors for over 20 years. Although I have my eyes on the A-listers the Lord spoke to my heart to reach out for those in the faith-based industry OR those in the industry in general who are believers. I simply reached out and asked if I could pray for them. Many of the connections have gone from praying for production needs to family needs and beyond. Some of these connections have become friendships.”
Mark continues to pray and points out that his goals are to be on set and minister there. He had the privilege of ministering on set of the TV series “The Chosen” and ministered to both believers and non-believers.

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