The vision for the first Exhale Weekend came from personal focused weeks of prayer in early 2016. I had a burden for women to find freedom to walk fully in God's plans and purposes and felt the Lord leading me to create a space for women to get away, rest, and receive.
So many around me were asking the same questions about calling, purpose, meaning, connection. And so many felt so alone. It broke my heart because I remembered a season when I felt incredibly isolated, and it was in that season where the enemy wreaked havoc on my family. But God won. He always wins and I have a strong desire to see everyone live in the freedom, power, and authority that Jesus gives us as Believers.
The inaugural Exhale 2016 was a weekend in Leipers Fork, TN in a story book hillside barn. It was an unforgettable two days where forty women gathered. The weekend was filled with encouragement, connecting, scripture focused teachings, worship, and amazing food. Community doesn't just happen. It flourishes in a safe place of engagement. We experienced community in a way only God could have orchestrated. Women who attended wanted to stay connected and left with a strong desire to invite others in.
Exhale Women was birthed.