During the past 7 years, our faith-based transitional living program has served more than 300 women. Our sisters have endured homelessness, incarceration, addiction, mental illness, and other traumas. The life transformation women experience at Sisters In Christ can be likened to a caterpillar undergoing a remarkable metamorphosis to become a magnificent butterfly. The impact of Sisters In Christ transcends the life of the women in the program. The entire family experiences positive change when just one woman becomes self-sufficient. Those in the community who witness the transformation are also changed.
2021 Gala Theme: Sisterhood Around the World
Throughout the years, God has blessed Sisters In Christ to serve individuals of many different ethnicities. In celebration of this wonderful diversity, there will be delicious worldwide cuisine served to guests attending in-person. Artwork created by the women of Sisters In Christ and local artists will be displayed and available for silent auction.
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Location: The Party House - 12121 Blue Ridge Blvd, Suite S, Grandview, MO 64030
Time: 6:30 p.m. (Doors open 5:45 p.m.)
**Livestreamed via the Internet from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. for guests joining virtually
Cost: $70 per person ($35 for virtual attendance)
In 1979, Gillian Hennessy-Ortega moved to the United States from Ireland with only $20 in her pocket and the American Dream in her heart. She came from a one-parent household, where her loving mother imparted to her courage, independence, and a fierce fire to champion change and transformation. And that is exactly what she did.
The path was not always smooth, but the journey was certain. Every dream has a destination, and every destination has a beginning. Gillian’s beginnings were humble–her first paying job in America was that of a nanny, earning only $20 per week.
Soon after, she became a professional cheerleader, and upon furthering her education, was recruited as a Systems Operations Manager for a successful company in Kansas City, MO.
After marrying her husband Vince Ortega in 1982 and later giving birth to their son, Vincent Ortega, Jr., Gillian began to feel the tug of God’s call to her, expanded beyond a local reach and pulled her toward a global impact.
Learn more about Gillian Hennessy-Ortega's journey by registering for this years' Jubilee Gala!