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 MinardiExecutive 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 the Grand Lake area of Northeast Oklahoma.
Gina Hoffman joined the Many Faces of Love Board of Directors in December 2017, shortly after an experience at a Walk to Emmaus retreat. During that retreat, she received a word, “Preparation”. She received the word with the understanding that her gifts of mercy, compassion, and listening had been used to prepare her for the position on the Board. These gifts are also in use as a volunteer at The Day Center for the Homeless and Iron Gate; as well, as a Stephen Minister within the community and in her job with Edward Jones. All of that, along with her involvement with Many Faces of Love, prepared her to accept what God had allowed; the diagnosis of breast cancer in 2018, with patient endurance and perseverance. And all during her cancer journey she proclaimed the promise of Gen 50:20 and that there is “Glory at Stake Here”. That Glory journey lead her to join the leadership team of Project31, an OK based Breast Cancer Support Group. Her desire to walk alongside other women who are in need and offer compassion and a listening ear – to be their stretcher bearer, continues to overflow her heart. In 2013, Gina and her husband Jerry united their families and together they have 2 sons and daughters in love, 1 daughter and son in love, 1 son in the Navy, 2 lively grandsons and 1 spunky granddaughter. They are both active within their church home, Evergreen Baptist Church and refer to their home in the country as “Restoration Acres”. One of God’s promises she has seen fulfilled and clings to still, “I will restore to you the years of the swarming locusts” Joel 2:25.
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 attended her first Many Faces of Love event on January 23, 2016. 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.
Joe MinardiBoard Member
Joe Minardi joined the Many Faces of Love Board of Directors in June 2019. Joe’s ability to quickly assess and get to the heart of the issue and evaluate profitability are valuable strengths. His gifts added a much-needed talent to the board. Joe owned and operated several businesses throughout his career, before recently retiring. Most recently, Joe owned Scelta Windows. He successfully rebranded his business model from general residential remodeling to specializing in windows and siding, before selling the company. Prior to his multiple business ventures, Joe was a sales manager for AMRE, which specialized in exterior remodeling. His ability to organize, train sales staff, and produce profitable operations led him to opening and operating several sales offices throughout the United States.
Joe has an incredible testimony. It’s that story that caused him to become a fully devoted follower of Christ. He is passionate about motorcycle ministry and leading the lost to Christ. He was President and Vice-President of the Iron Horse Soldiers chapter of Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA). Today, semi-retired, he and his wife, Sandy, live in the Grand Lake area in Northeast Oklahoma. Together, they have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. When he’s not riding his motorcycle or attending family events, you will find him fishing… his new passion during retirement.
Pattye MooreAdvisory Board
Pattye Moore serves on the advisory council for Many Faces of Love. 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 served as the chairman of the board for Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and currently serves 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 LaFortuneAdvisory 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 SharpeAdvisory 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.