“Helping women develop a passionate love relationship with God expressed through a bold prayer life, a hunger for God’s word, and a vibrant heart of worship even amidst a crazy filled life”
John 15:5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
“Inspiring women to embrace each other’s unique beauty and calling by cultivating a culture of love, support, and friendship - a sisterhood ready to reach the lost and journey through life together.”
John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
“Creating opportunities for women to intentionally uncover the hidden treasures that lie deep within their hearts by giving them the keys to unlock their purpose and potential in order to shine brightly throughout the world.”
John 15:16 “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.”
Our purpose is to help women embrace their God given beauty, value, and potential by creating a culture that promotes faith, creativity, and speaking life.
Embrace women’s ministry started as a seed that God had planted in my heart many years ago. At that time, in my life my husband and I were youth and young adult pastors on Maui. One day, when I was in prayer God gave me the vision for a women’s ministry. He divinely dropped the heart of EMBRACE within a few sweet moments in His presence. The Lord spoke to me that I want you to help my daughters to EMBRACE Me; their first love, their heavenly Father, their best friend, their provider! Teach them to pursue and seek after me above all else. Encourage them to wrap their arms around me and I will wrap my eternal arms around them. Secondly, teach my daughters to EMBRACE one another, rejoicing and celebrating each other’s womanhood and unique journey. Show them how to edify instead of judge, exhort instead of compare, speak life instead of death, learning to walk together through life’s greatest joys and life’s greatest tragedies. Finally, God spoke to me to propel His daughters to EMBRACE their call by cultivating the seeds of purpose I have planted within each of them. I want them to dream big and pray hard, and give it all for the sake of the call, to know who they are and what they are called to do.
The host and speaker of Embrace Women’s Conference heard the call to ministry after witnessing God intervene and transform her parents marriage and her father’s heart. Shannon was born and raised on Maui and has served under the leadership of Dr. James & Pastor Colleen Marocco for over 20 years. She married her high school sweetheart, Josh Marocco and currently co-pastors King’s Chapel Oahu and is blessed with three spirited children Haven, Haley, & Hasten whom she is just ‘mom’ to. Shannon’s passion is to help women embrace God, others, and their call. Her motto is to “Speak Life” recognizing God given potential in every person. A prolific speaker, writer and curriculum developer, Shannon is called to impact and share the gospel with the world.