Restoring the Hope

Restoring the Hope Women’s Conference
Remarkable You!

Featuring Minister Cathy Upshire,
Speaker & Author

Saturday, May 4, 2013
Harvard Ave. Evangelical Free Church
206 W. St. Charles Road
Villa Park, Illinois

8:30 a.m. – Coffee & Rolls
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


“So often we as women measure our value by what we ‘do’ and our traditional roles; which can, often times, leave us with a false sense of worth and a false sense of self. I want to talk to the women, not only about the state of ‘being’ remarkable, but the journey to ‘feeling’ remarkable too.”
Cathy Upshire ~ Speaker/Author

Come join the journey with us as we reflect on:

  • Confronting the woman in the mirror
  • The danger of not knowing who you are
  • Knowing your worth versus your value
  • Understanding your Power
  • Walking towards your light
  • Resisting the urge to denigrate yourself or dim your light

Women are urged to bring their teenage daughters and their friends to this life-changing conference.

  • Register online or by mail-in form by April 27.
  • Registration: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (Continental breakfast provided.)
  • Conference starts promptly at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.
  • Books and resources will be available for purchase at the conference.
  • Sorry, no childcare provided.
  • Conference will be photographed. Your registration gives us permission to use photographs for future ministry presentations.

Cathy Upshire

Minister Cathy Upshire

Minister Upshire is the Editor and CEO of First Lady’s Heart; an online women’s Journal. She holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology. She is also a minister and has served in the ministry for over 20 years. Cathy is a member of Lifeline Church Chicago where she serves on the ministerial staff team. Minister Upshire is a writer, poet and speaker. She is also the author of Evolution of a Woman; a provocative collection of poems that speaks to the heart of every woman. Cathy is a woman with a clear sense of purpose which is to help women, not only reclaim their power and walk in their majesty as queens, but to break free from the clenching jaws of their past so that they can move forward in in accomplishing the things their past has kept them from accomplishing; whether it’s enjoying a fulfilling relationship or fulfilling their destiny. Cathy has three children (two sons and one daughter).

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Dawn Okpisz
Worship Leader/Singer

Dawn is a pastor’s wife, mother of two, ages 15 & 17, who has been in ministry with her husband for 20 years. Despite a traumatic past that at one time left her hopeless & suicidal, God intervened, rescued her and provided a way out! This event began a wonderful journey of healing her heart & restoring her life. But God didn’t stop there. After 5 years of suffering with chronic illness, on Sept. 24, 2006, God healed her of a painful blood disorder caused by Lyme Disease. This encounter opened her eyes to the heavenly realm & the miracle-working power of God. Because she has personally experienced the love of her Heavenly Father, she lives to see people of all ages transformed by His love too! “O Taste and see that the LORD is good!” Psalm 34:8. As a singer, songwriter & keyboardist, she has ministered God’s love and presence with people of all ages through music, both within the church and in other venues.

If you would like to be notified when more information about the “Restoring the Hope” conferences are available, please select contact us.

For upcoming events, please e-mail [email protected]
or inquire by postal mail at:

FOCUS Ministries
P. O. Box 2014
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Online Registration

May 4, 2013
Restoring The Hope Conference for Women

Registration Required

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Mail-in Registration

May 4, 2013
Restoring The Hope Conference for Women

To register by postal mail, please download the registration form: Mail In Registration Form PDF document

Please print the registration, fill it out and send it to:

FOCUS Ministries, Inc.
P. O. Box 2014
Elmhurst, IL 60126