Season of Hope

Event Details

2022 Season of Hope

  • Sep

Each year, the Season of Hope Gala celebrates the transformation and hope we see happening daily at Mel Trotter Ministries. This year's Gala will highlight and benefit the Prevention and Diversion efforts. Prevention and Diversion team members work with area schools to identify families who might be on the verge of experiencing homelessness – and keeping this traumatic event from happening.

PAULA JAUCH is a trauma survivor, international speaker, 2x award-winning author, and podcaster. She is the founder of Walking Into Freedom, a nonprofit organization which aligns with Paula's speaking, supporting those who have been affected by trauma and addiction. Her messages are rooted in her upbringing—growing up on the streets of Las Vegas surrounded by addiction, abuse, gang violence, and family dysfunction.

Paula has a passion to see individuals walk into freedom. After accepting Jesus as her Savior, she spent many years trying to get free from self-destructive behaviors and addiction. She learned through her personal experience that it takes a lot more than becoming a Christian. Through Paula’s story, she is teaching individuals what it takes to walk through the pain of their past, heal from trauma and how to experience recovery from addictions.

To learn more, you can follow her on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter @paulajauch and at




We encourage businesses and individuals alike to join us as sponsors for our events.  Please reach out to Heather Osterink at 616-588-8753 with questions regarding upcoming sponsorship opportunities.

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