It’s Almost Time for Your Special Getaway!

We are honored that you and your spouse will be joining us for a special getaway with other like-minded lead pastors to enjoy a time of encouragement and rest. This retreat is a meaningful time for us to serve and appreciate our friends who are leading churches and to provide updates on how your support can create generational change and provide healing and restoration to the resilient survivors we serve.




Mindy Caliguire

Co-founder and President, Soul Care

Mindy is the president of Soul Care (, a spiritual formation ministry that exists to increase “soul health” in the Body of Christ. She serves in senior leadership for Cherith Analytics, and in the past has served in executive leadership at Gloo (, and at the Willow Creek Association (WCA). She speaks and advises organizations including Stadia Church Planting, various churches and ministries across the US and beyond. Her books include STIR: Spiritual Transformation in Relationships, Become Like Jesus, Discovering Soul Care, Spiritual Friendship, Soul Searching and Simplicity, as well as Write for Your Soul: The Whys and Hows of Journaling.

Gary Roca

Lead Pastor, Genoa Foursquare Church

Gary Roca grew up in Las Vegas and pursued the call of ministry the Lord placed on his heart while attending a summer camp. He has been leading in the local church for over 10 years as a worship leader, NextGen pastor, associate pastor, and campus pastor. Gary and his wife, Bethany, have been leading NextGen camps for the past 5 years. In 2021 Gary became the senior pastor of the Genoa Foursquare Church in northern Illinois. Gary and Bethany have 3 wonderful little girls who love knowing and serving people!

Mike Mercer

President/CEO, Compassion First

Mike is the founder and CEO of Compassion First, a Christian relief/anti-trafficking organization that has pioneered holistic, long-term care and rehabilitation for survivors of child sex trafficking in Indonesia. Prior to working for Compassion First, Mike was the co-founder of Foursquare Disaster Relief (FDR) and served in various pastoral roles in Beaverton, Oregon, following his graduation from Multnomah University in 1995.

Mike remains an advisor to FDR and is an ordained minister in the Foursquare Church. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Kymra, their three children, an Australian Labradoodle, and a Blue Nose Pitbull. He loves golf and martial arts and is good at neither.

Valerie Bellamy

Director of Operations, Compassion First

The best thing about Valerie is the company she keeps. Her husband Dirk, and sons Jaxon, Luke and Levi are her favorite humans. Cemeteries are her favorite places to meet with God. Her life has been most profoundly impacted most by people often considered least. It’s Valerie’s absolute joy to share the riches they’ve given her. What an adventure it all is.

Valerie serves as the Director of Operations for Compassion First.


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