Hope for Wholeness Network Announces the Appointment of New Executive Director
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Liz Flaherty has accepted the position of Executive Director of the Hope for Wholeness Network.
Liz is originally from Northern California where her parents were Assembly of God ministers in a small town in the Redwoods. She attended two years of ministry school at Bethel Church in Redding, California; then, took a managerial position on staff. She also led Bethel’s women’s purity group called The Women’s Guide. In 2011, Liz graduated from Simpson University with her BA in Liberal Studies..
Liz has the gifting of an entrepreneur and has both worked in positions of management as well as launching a successful photography business and her own line of specialty soaps. Most relevant to those of us at Hope For Wholeness is her heart to see the power of the gospel graciously working transformation in the lives of God’s people. Her testimony includes God’s work in bringing her out of many areas of brokenness, including lesbianism. She speaks and shares both her testimony and what the Lord has taught her in many church and group settings. She has authored two books—The God of My Parents: The Uncensored Account of My Journey to Find Identity (2015) and Discover Eden: Empowering Christian Women to Walk in Sexual Liberty (2018).
In 2018, Liz joined the Changed Movement which was founded by Ken Williams and Elizabeth Woning. She now serves on the Changed Leadership Team Advisory and shares a commitment with their team to allow all individuals to have a voice and preserve freedom of speech; as well as supporting the right of each person to determine his/her course of counseling, both professionally and pastorally. Put simply, she is committed to preserving our rights of freedom of speech and freedom of religion.
We began getting to know Liz when she taught at our conference in 2018 and was then invited back this year. She has been a blessing to many in that short time. Liz felt the Lord leading her to apply for this position when we announced that we were receiving resumes; and, she has followed that leading patiently as the Board of HFWN worked to solidify our rules of governance.
Liz resides in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband of 14 years, Andy, who is a researcher in the field of clinical social work and is currently both teaching in a local college and finishing his PHD in social work. Together, they have consulted pastors, leaders, and ministries in addressing sexual brokenness.
Please join us in welcoming Liz into this position of leadership with open arms and open hearts as we look forward to uplifting her in prayer as she leads us into this exciting new season of His great grace and power.