Meet Our Leadership Team

Sue Liljenberg

Founder & President

Sue is the Founding Director of Healing Hearts Ministries and currently serves as Executive Director. Healing Hearts Ministries was birthed from Sue’s personal experience with an abortion at the age of 18 and all of the emotional and physical complications that followed. In 1982, she experienced healing from her abortion through Jesus Christ and felt led to comfort other women who have experienced the same trauma. Using the Bible as a foundation, she has counseled women since 1984 and is the author of three Bible studies that have ministered to women, men, and youth across the United States and around the world. Her story has been shared with thousands over radio, television, at women’s conferences, and in churches across the United States. Her radio show was broadcast on KGNW in Seattle, Washington for six years.

Sue was married to Gary Liljenberg in 1984 and is the stepmother to his three sons, Tim, Tom, and Mark and a proud grandmother of three granddaughters, Emma, Malia and Mikayla. Sue is a former Boeing employee and her husband recently retired from Boeing with 45 years of service.

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Sue Liljenberg

Sue Liljenberg

Founder & President

Camille Cates

Youth Division Director

Camille Cates has served with Healing Hearts as a trained leader since 1999. In 2010, she became the Youth Division Director for Healing Hearts. She has co-authored the First Love Bible study for young women with founding Director, Sue Liljenberg. This youth project was born from a desire to respond to the ever-increasing heart cry of young women in this generation in regards to their most difficult mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual struggles. We believe that their deepest needs can only be met through the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the truth of His Word, the Bible. Camille’s powerful personal testimony, recounting the tragic sexual assault and murder of her infant daughter as well as the abortion of her unborn child, reaches out to those who are desperately seeking hope and healing from their own personal tragedies. Camille also served for many years as an abstinence educator in the public school system speaking to thousands of students. As a public speaker, she has been the keynote presenter for various Pregnancy Resource Center events as well as women's ministry and youth events. She is currently working on her certification in Biblical Counseling through ACBC. Camille and her husband, Troy, served in full-time youth ministry from 1995 until 2010. These years of ministry together were served in churches both in the US and also internationally. They have three children whom they treasure as God's gifts.

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Camille Cates

Camille Cates

Youth Division Director

Teresa Rinker

Director of the Pacific Northwest Region

(Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington & Wyoming)
She is also the Healing Hearts Ambassador to Australia & Western Canada.

Teresa Rinker has a passion for the gospel of Jesus Christ and bringing His healing, transforming, saving message to others. She has enjoyed serving with Healing Hearts since she herself experienced healing as a client going through one of the first Healing Hearts Bible study groups in 1985. Teresa’s life and marriage were transformed by the love of Jesus and the Word of God as it bound up her own broken heart and life. In addition to her work with Healing Hearts, Teresa loves teaching women in a weekly Bible study as well as through weekend retreats. Seeing women set free from sin and self, to love and be loved, is her passion and joy! Teresa also enjoys her work as an office manager at Woman to Woman, women’s medical clinic, in Washington State. She and Scott have been married since 1977 and are the parents of three grown children and nine precious grandchildren whom they adore.

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Teresa Rinker

Teresa Rinker

Director of the Pacific Northwest Region

Adena DeLillo

Director of the Pacific Southwest Region

(Arizona, California, Nevada & Utah)

Adena DeLillo has been serving with Healing Hearts Ministries since 2004. Adena leads women in Healing Hearts post-abortion study as well as the post-trauma study, along with training and mentoring leaders in her region. Prior to her involvement with Healing Hearts, she served in women’s ministry, leading Bible studies and speaking at women’s events, workshops, and conferences. Adena ministers to women by teaching God’s Word, showing His love, sharing her testimony, and discipling women for leadership. Her passion for hurting women has no boundaries and has expanded her ministry to women in Sweden and Peru. Adena and John have been married for 39 years and have two married children and seven grand-children.

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Adena DeLillo

Adena DeLillo

Director of the Pacific Southwest Region

Karen McKewon

Director of the Midwest Region

(Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas)

Karen had a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ during the Healing Hearts Bible study that not only saved her marriage, but released her from the bondage of anger. Since 1998, Karen has been a public voice and a witness to the healing power of God’s grace regarding the wounds from sexual abuse and abortion. She has led women’s studies, retreat workshops, and spoken in churches about the issue of abortion and sexual abuse. Currently she serves as a servant-leader facilitating the Healing Hearts Bible studies in her home church. Karen holds a B.S. in Education. She has been recognized in Outstanding Young Women of America and Who’s Who in the West. Karen’s career path includes 22 years in accounting, restaurant, and office management. Her beloved husband of 32 years, John, passed away in 2010. They have two married daughters and two granddaughters. Karen sees her calling as a Healing Hearts facilitator as a labor of love filled with great challenges and rewards. She says, "My greatest joy in serving is seeing other women also have that life-changing encounter with Christ."

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Karen McKewon

Karen McKewon

Director of the Midwest Region

Cathy Mulvey

Director of the Mid-North & Great Lakes Region

Mid-North (Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North & South Dakota)
Great Lakes (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio & Wisconsin)

Cathy was introduced to Healing Hearts Ministries while in the midst of a marital crisis caused by sin. It was during this season that she was counseled to allow the Lord to unbury the sins of her past as well as the sins of others, so that she could be washed clean of her guilt and shame. With trepidation, Cathy proceeded through the Healing Hearts Bible Studies and discovered that the Lord's Word truly is filled with the inseparable combination of grace and truth. She found the Lord's forgiveness for ALL of her sins, even her grievous choice to have an abortion. In addition, she came to understand the freedom gifted to her and how to live in the fullness of Jesus Christ.

As a result of His redemption, restoration, and freedom, Cathy was able to extend to her husband the same grace, mercy and forgiveness she received from Christ Jesus. It was during this season of suffering and joy that the Lord created a passion in Cathy for women who have been hurt and broken by the effects of sin. She has been leading group studies, doing e-ministry, counseling one-on-one, and mentoring younger women since 2008. Her heart's desire is to comfort others in any trouble with the same comfort she has received from God.

Cathy's love for the Lord and His Word continues to flourish as she witnesses His redemption in the lives of many broken women and marriages. She continues to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord through Bible studies, ongoing Biblical counselor training, and the counselor certification process. Today, Cathy gives all the glory to God that her marriage is now built on the foundation of God's Word, and she and John will soon celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. Cathy loves to spend time with her two adult daughters; she enjoys traveling wherever and whenever, and loves sharing food and fellowship with others.

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Cathy Mulvey

Cathy Mulvey

Director of the Mid-North & Great Lakes Region

Donna Murgola

Director of the Northeast Region

(Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont & Washington D. C.)

Donna has an intense passion to help hurting women. Born and raised in Jersey City, a victim of abuse and a former addict, she knows what it’s like to hit rock-bottom and be completely broken, stripped of family, friends and all that was dear to her. By the grace of God, her life was completely transformed and she has been drug free since 1984 and a leader with Healing Hearts since 2006. Donna is actively involved in her church and her heart is burdened for women of all ages to recognize the healing and transforming power of the Word of God. Her life is a testimony that nothing is impossible with God! (Luke 1:37) Donna has led Bible studies and Healing Hearts groups, shared her personal testimony, volunteered at a local pregnancy center and has served in both youth and women’s ministries over the years. She is a student of Global University, currently pursuing ministerial certification, and is employed part time as the bookkeeper at her church. Her immediate goal is to let others know they do not have to stay in pain – no matter what they’ve done - and they can walk in freedom, not in shame! She is married to the love of her life, Michael and they have been together since they were in high school. They also have one amazing son.

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Donna Murgola

Donna Murgola

Director of the Northeast Region

Julie Zimmerman

Director of the Appalachia and Southeast Regions

Appalachia (Kentucky, N. Carolina, Tennessee, W. Virginia & Virginia)
Southeastern (Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, S. Carolina & Florida)

Julie was introduced to Healing Hearts in 1999. With much fear and uncertainty she came face to face with "the truth that set her free", and has never been the same. The transformational truth that Jesus' death on the cross is sufficient for all sin, even the paralyzing sin of abortion, lit a fire to share this truth with other struggling women in bondage to their sin. The still, small voice of the Holy Spirit whispered, "What the enemy had used to hold her down with for so long, Jesus would use to free her to share the truth that truly sets souls free". Julie has been a part of Healing Hearts leadership since 2001. She has been a Group leader, E-counselor, one-on- one mentor, Core Group Leader, and Regional Director. Her passion for discipleship has resulted in many opportunities to share her testimony with church groups, civic groups, pregnancy centers and juvenile hall outreach. Julie has also taken her passion to see broken lives restored, to the world of health and exercise and become a Certified Personal Trainer, working with senior women new to fitness. She has been a staff member in her local churches and most recently, the Director of Discipleship in her church prior to relocating to New Mexico, where she now resides with her retired husband Dan. Julie has three grown children, two son-in- laws and a granddaughter. She enjoys sharing her passion for health and active living, gardening, hiking and taking walks with her husband and dogs.

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Julie Zimmerman

Julie Zimmerman

Director of the Appalachia and Southeast Regions

Lue Feathers

E-Ministry Coordinator

Lue has served as a trained leader with Healing Hearts since 2001. She began facilitating Healing Hearts Bible studies in women's small groups, but as the needs of our ministry grew and as technology advanced, Lue transitioned into leading women through our Bible studies via email and then online through Healing Hearts' website. Currently, she trains all new incoming leaders how to use Healing Hearts website and is our go-to gal for any technical questions that clients or leaders may have. Lue is married to Chuck and they have two teenagers. She also serves on the creative arts tech team in her home church.

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Lue Feathers

Lue Feathers

E-Ministry Coordinator

Judy Hansen

Director of Training

Judy has been with Healing Hearts Ministries since 1991 and has been the driving force in developing and overseeing its biblical training program. She has been involved in Christian ministries since 1982, currently serving as a board member. Judy maintains a passionate belief that God's Word is sufficient to meet all the needs of mankind. Judy has had oversight for women's ministry, small group ministry, intercessory prayer groups, counseling ministry, and pre-marital counseling.

Judy and her husband, Doug, have been married since 1978.

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Judy Hansen

Judy Hansen

Director of Training
Regional Divisions Map

Healing Hearts has divided the U.S. into 8 regions, each with their own director. You can view a PDF of the Regional Division Map by clicking the image on the left.

If you would like to contact any of the people on our leadership team, please use the Contact Form below to see if we have a trained leader available in your area to come to your church and facilitate a group if there is a need. You may also use our Speaker Request Form to request one of our speakers to present Healing Hearts Ministries to your church, women’s group, or organization.


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