Our Story

The name of the ministry, The Many Faces of Love, was placed on my heart in 2008. For the next two years, I wrestled with exactly what that meant. I repeatedly asked, “Who are the Many Faces of Love, Lord?” I knew it was women, but what did it mean? Was it all the “faces of love” each of us wear in our lives as mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, employees/employers, servant, teacher…? The list was endless! As I began writing, I hit a wall. This isn’t about ME…it’s about all women! The vision began to crystallize when I heard a tragic story about a young mother, who was going about her day, being a mom, and lost her young child in a tragic accident. Her life changed forever that day. She was an ordinary woman, with an extraordinary story. We all have stories. Women are relationally designed, often caught up in the busyness of life, often becoming lonely, despite the presence of friends and family surrounding us. The enemy cunningly works to keep women isolated, telling us lies such as… “you aren’t important,” or “why do you think you’re good enough to be used for God’s kingdom…with all your flaws?” Well I’m here to tell you…you are worthy, you are beautifully and wonderfully made in the image of God and it’s time you step into your story and fulfill God’s purpose for your life. The Many Faces of Love invites you to Celebrate and step into your story as you share with other women in a safe and loving place.
Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. – Psalm 139:16

 

Board of Directors

Sandy Minardi

Executive Director/Founder

Sandy Minardi, like many people, took a personality test once upon a time. The test confirmed what she knew all along – she loves people and loves to network and help people connect. Sandy is an author, speaker and the Founder and Executive Director of The Many Faces of Love, which is a women’s ministry, providing women the opportunity to connect with one another, but more importantly connect on a deeper level with our Lord Jesus Christ. She authored the event workbooks “Celebrate Your Story” and “Will The Real You Please Stand Up” and released her first book, “Unmasking the Many Faces of Love”, November of 2017. A second book, which is an anthology of women’s stories is already in the works. Prior to launching The Many Faces of Love Inc. as a full-time ministry, Sandy worked for Congressman Jim Bridenstine in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Before her work in the Congressional Office, she had 30 years of business experience in sales, marketing, advertising and event planning, earning numerous awards throughout her career. Sandy serves on the John 3:16 Mission board and is an active member of the Christian Motorcycle Association, with her husband, Joe. She is a licensed minister. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism Advertising from the University of Oklahoma. Sandy currently resides in Jenks, Oklahoma.

Missy Berkshire

President

Missy Bousquet-Berkshire joined the Many Faces of Love Board of Directors October 2016. She has always felt led to share Gods good works and has done so in many ways over the years. But, it wasn’t until her first MFOL workshop that she felt God was tugging at her and pointing His massive finger for her to walk in a new direction – to share with people who are incarcerated or in crisis. Missy spent many years as a CPA in the Oil & Gas industry and is currently the General Manager for her husband, Scott, and his partner’s business. She and her husband have 3 children and 2 grandchildren, although they claim many others as “family”. When she is not with family, she volunteers for Joy In The Cause, serves at her home church and rides motorcycles beside her husband doing “bike blessings” and fellowshipping with their motorcycle ministry. With the encouragement of God, and her fellow board members, she is writing an autobiography to be released in the latter part of 2017.

Mark Moore

Treasurer

Mark Moore currently serves on the board of and chairs the finance committee for Many Faces of Love, a Tulsa-based women’s ministry. In addition, he is the chair of the security committee for The Church at Battlecreek (6 campuses in Tulsa area). Mark served as an elder at the First Presbyterian Church of Edmond and chaired the budget and finance committee as well as the safety and security committee. He also served on the budget and finance committee for City Care, a faith-based nonprofit serving the homeless and less fortunate in Oklahoma City. He retired from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2015 after 18 years in administration. His most recent position was associate vice president of administration, where he was responsible for human resources, purchasing, facilities, legal, operations and process improvement. Prior to that, he held positions in finance, accounting and business services. Mark and his wife Pattye live in Broken Arrow and have two daughters and three grandsons.

Frances Day

Secretary

Frances attended her first Many Faces of Love event on January 23, 2018. She joined the board in August 2017. Frances works in the mortgage industry. She has a love for caring for others. Her heart sings with joy at serving the Lord through serving others. Frances volunteers at Night Lights of Tulsa. She serves in the special needs community as she cares for her special needs uncle. She serves on the board of CBT Special Friends, a non-profit that blesses the special needs in the community. She is at home at the events of Many Faces of Love sharing God’s love for women that cross her path. She believes God places people in your life to walk with you and pray for you to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the everyday and is an inspiration to everyone she meets. She resides in Glenpool, Oklahoma.

Gina Hoffman

Board Member

Gina Hoffman joined the Many Faces of Love Board of Directors in December 2017. Over the last few years, Gina has become more aware of her God given gifts of mercy, compassion, listening, and serving. She began volunteering at the Day Center for the Homeless in 2005 and at Iron Gate in 2011, serving meals and working behind the scenes. Also in 2011, God placed a desire upon her heart to walk alongside other women who are in need of someone and offer compassion and a listening ear - to be their stretcher bearer. In 2016, after much prayer, Gina became a Supervision Leader within the Stephen Ministry program at Asbury Methodist Church, her home church since 2013. Gina works at Edward Jones as the Branch Office Administrator. She is married to Jerry and together they have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. She recently moved to the country, which she refers to as "Restoration Acres". Since the move, she’s become a beekeeper, planted a mini orchard and is in the midst of cultivating a garden. She is holding onto hope for miniature donkeys and fainting goats someday! One of God's promises she clings to and has seen fulfilled, "I will restore to you the years of the swarming locusts" Joel 2:25

Pattye Moore

Advisory Board

Pattye Moore serves on the advisory council for Many Faces of Love, a Tulsa-based women’s ministry. She also serves on the board of Kanakuk Ministries, The Church at Battlecreek Pastor’s Council and on the boards of the University of Oklahoma Foundation and Gaylord College of Journalism. She previously served as an elder for the First Presbyterian Church of Edmond and chaired their strategic planning and capital committees. Pattye currently serves as the chairman of the board for Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and on the board of directors for ONEOK, ONE Gas and QuikTrip Corporation. She spent 12 years at Sonic Corp, serving most recently as president of the company and a member of the board of directors. Prior to that, she was executive vice president and senior vice president of marketing for Sonic. She is the co-author of Confessions from the Corner Office, a book on leadership published by Wiley & Sons in 2007. Pattye and her husband Mark live in Broken Arrow and have two daughters and three grandsons.

Kathy LaFortune

Advisory Board

Kathy attended a Many Faces of Love event early in the first year of the ministry. Her relentless energy and compassion to serve women and her community led her to giving of her time and talents to help guide the mission of The Many Faces of Love. Kathy LaFortune is a licensed Oklahoma clinical psychologist and attorney and currently works at the Tulsa county juvenile bureau coordinating psychological services in delinquency and deprived cases. She graduated from Duke University BS and the University of Tulsa with the JD and PhD. She has been an adjunct assistant professor at OSU health sciences center in the Masters program for forensic science and at the University of Tulsa College of law and the department of clinical psychology there. She also taught for five years as an adjunct instructor at New York Law School's mental disability law program. She is presently on the Courtwatch Committee for APA and serves as a judicial notebook author for the American Psychological Association Monitor. She received the outstanding volunteer award from Volunteers of America and the Distinguished Professional Services Citation from the Oklahoma Psychological Association and was Chair of the Oklahoma Bar Association criminal law section. She is a member of the Oklahoma Juvenile Competency work group for the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth. Kathy is one of Tulsa’s former first ladies and is married to former Tulsa Mayor and District Judge Bill LaFortune.

Janice Sharpe

Advisory Board

Janis Sharpe joined The Many Faces of Love in 2016.  Her heart’s call throughout the years has been to encourage, refresh and inspire women in Christ.  She helps equip women with skills to face current challenges and to find strength as they trace God’s faithfulness and goodness in their own stories. Being on the board of  The Many Faces of Love is a perfect fit!
Janis is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that has been in  private practice for over thirty years. She and her husband  Brent conduct seminars together and individually in marriage enrichment, parenting and men’s and women’s issues.  They graduated from ORU together and then went on to get Master’s degrees from Oklahoma State University. They are the authors of The Making of a Marriage. She is a former Women’s Chaplain of ORU and is on staff at Sanctuary church. Brent and Janis have four grown children and one adorable granddaughter and reside in Tulsa, OK.