Meet the Team!
Amy Heilman’s specialty is soul care. Her approach is genuine and authentic. Amy is passionate about helping others grow in a vibrant and intimate relationship with our Triune God. She has 30 years experience in different capacities of church ministry. Amy graduated from Bible College at Hope International University (formerly known as Pacific Christian College) in Fullerton, California. She is also a trained Spiritual Director through SDI (Spiritual Direction Institute) and a Chaplain through UCI (United Chaplains International). She moved to Virginia in 1997 and has worked alongside her husband on two successful church planting teams. In 2009, Amy founded Breathe Deep Ministries. Through this ministry she leads contemplative women’s retreats and serves as guest speaker for events. Amy also works with Journey Mates Ministry guiding women in spiritual formations. Amy uses the difficult life experiences she has endured as well as her unique spiritual gifts. She ministers with a compassionate heart full of discernment, grace and mercy. Amy has a deep and abiding love for the Word of God and a steadfast desire to see others live in the fullness of who God created them to be as sons and daughters of the King.
BREATHE DEEP MINISTIRES HISTORY
The original team
Where did Breathe Deep Ministries Begin?
It all started in 2009 with a desire to give women an opportunity to get away for a twenty-four to forty-eight-hour retreat to just breathe. To offer women from all different backgrounds, denominations and seasons of life a place to grow in their relationship with our Triune God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) and connect with one another. The heart of where we began and what we do is to offer sacred space for women to be with our Triune God away from their normal routines and busyness of life.
From the very beginning, our desire has been to offer biblical, historical, spiritual formations to encourage women to grow in receiving, hearing and embracing God’s love, presence and movement in their lives. In accepting the invitation to get away with the Lover of our souls we spend time in worship, reflecting on biblical scripture, prayer and examining our own lives with and in Christ. Our hopes and purpose have always been for women to grow deeper in their knowledge, awareness and experience of God’s love and for one another as sisters in Christ.
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Ephesians 3:15-19 (NIV)