Instructors

Sydna Masse

Sydna Massé

Sydna Massé is author of the book/abortion recovery program, Her Choice to Heal: Finding Spiritual and Emotional Peace After Abortion. She is internationally known for her initial work with Dr. James C. Dobson as Focus on the Family’s Manager of Crisis Pregnancy Ministries (1991-1998). For the last 25 years, Sydna has served as CEO & Founder of Ramah International, an abortion recovery outreach and abortion-vulnerable ministry training organization (www.ramahinternational.org), and author of the HerChoicetoHeal.com website.

Sydna experienced an abortion as a teenager while attending a private Christian college. She was the first post-abortive women to share her abortion story publicly on the Focus on the Family broadcast (1992). Over the years, Sydna has likely listened to more post-abortive testimonies than anyone else living in our world today and is one of the few experts on abortion related pain. She is an internationally recognized leader of the pregnancy center/abortion recovery movement.

Yvonne Brewer

Yvonne Brewer

Yvonne Brewer served in a pregnancy center ministry for over 20 years. She helped found and later became the director of a PRC in Wilmington, OH. In 2006, she moved to Slovenia to help that country establish its first PRC. On her return, she moved to her home state of Idaho and has since been solely active in past abortion recovery ministry and helping with responders from HerChoicetoHeal.com. She has led Bible studies in prison and area pregnancy centers, mentored PRC volunteers in PA ministry and led PA recovery retreats.
Janet Cladon

Janet Caldon

Janet Caldon is the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Specialist with Care Net in Puyallup, Washington, and the author of Weathering the Storm, a new pregnancy and infant loss study. She serves at CareNet of Puget Sound as a Pregnancy and Infant Loss Specialist. Janet lives in Tacoma with her husband, Pat. Her family supports her ministry efforts which brings her great joy and honors the legacy of the daughter she loved and lost, Rachel Serene.

Karen Fifer

Karen Fifer

Karen Fifer is the co-author of Ramah International’s Legacy Lost: Healing Abortion’s Heartache in Grandparents abortion recovery program, and the new study Boundless Love: Healing Abortion’s Heartache in Relationships and the novel, The Wichita Watcher. She is a post-abortive grandparent who previously served for 25 years as the director of Client Services at a pregnancy center in Wichita, KS. She is a Ramah International board member and has over 33 years of experience helping women, men and grandparents find hope and healing after abortion.

Melissa Hammock

Melissa Hammock

Melissa Hammock, M.A., M.Ed., LMFT has a Clinical Marriage and Family counseling practice in Colorado Springs that focuses primarily on working with adolescents, couples, families, and adult individual cases. She is a certified Trauma therapist. Over the last 30 years Melissa has participated in the establishment/direction of Life Network, a community pregnancy center, where she served on the board for over 20 years. She also served as a volunteer counselor with Life Network’s Post Abortion Recovery Program since the early 1990’s. She has been married for 50 years to Joseph Hammock and has three adult children and seven grandchildren.

Melissa Horton

Melissa Horton

Melissa Horton serves as Ramah International’s Educational Director and has over 20 years’ experience in serving, training, and educating staff and volunteers in local pregnancy centers and leading abortion recovery ministry efforts. Currently she serves in a leadership role for women’s ministry all the while supporting her husband in his role as a pastor of a local church the past 17 years. She loves counseling women and equipping them to find healing and peace with God in the trauma that comes from abortion.
Heather Molden

Heather Molden

Heather Molden, BSN, RN, ACM-RN, CCM has been a nurse for 8 years. She graduated cum laude from the University of Florida and has worked as a nurse in a surgical progressive critical care unit, a cardiovascular intensive care unit, and as an acute care discharge case manager. Heather is a double-board certified Case Manager and presently works as a care manager, assisting hospitals and patients with barriers to discharge and post-discharge needs.
Tracey Olsen

Tracey Olsen

Tracey Olsen heads up the Healing Tide, the abortion recovery branch of CareNet of Puget Sound (https://carenetps.org/abortion-recovery/). Through Healing Tide, over 400 individuals found hope and healing after miscarriage, abortion or infant loss, representing the largest outreach in the US today. Tracey loves ministering to women and men in helping them discover God’s healing and peace in the trauma that comes from abortion and pregnancy loss.

Cathy Plouff

Cathy Plouff

Cathy Plouff was part of the abortion recovery ministry at her local pregnancy resource center for over 20 years. As a post-abortive woman, Cathy helped women find God’s healing with in-person Bible studies, one-on-one ministry as well as online. She has had the privilege of serving on the team of responders for HerChoicetoHeal.com since its inception in 2017. While at the pregnancy resource center, Cathy was Center Director for three years. Cathy and her husband Tom, of 45 years, hail from the Atlanta area.
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