February 2nd, 2023

Dynamic mother-daughter duo Joy Zorn & Rachael Mitchell will be joined by Community Bible Study Assitant Teaching Director Madeline Hile and singer-songwriter Kaitlyn Kasel

Join Us In Person

All women are invited to join us on Thursday, February 2nd at 6:15pm at St. Thomas School in Medina, WA for our first in-person Gathering of the new year!

In Person Details

What: We’re back together in person with amazing speakers, hosted appetizers and wine, drawings, and best of all, each other!

When: Thursday, February 2nd, 2023

Appetizers & Wine

Get seated for the Gathering

Gathering and YouTube Live Broadcast begin!

Where: In Person at St. Thomas School

8300 NE 12th St, Medina, WA 98039

Join Us Online

The Anchor at Home will live stream from St. Thomas School at 7pm PST on February 2nd on the Anchor YouTube channel. The whole Anchor community will be able to watch together no matter where they are!

5 Steps for a Successful Watch Party

Invite your family and friends to join you on Thursday, February 2nd to hear from guest speakers Joy Zorn, Rachael Mitchell, and Madeline Hile and musical guest Kaitlyn Kasel.

Important: Make sure to have your guests sign up & be entered in the drawing. Guests can sign in and enter the drawing by clicking here.

Be online and tune to the live stream link when it goes live on February 2nd at 7pm PST. You can also subscribe to our channel and easily find our content. Moderate your discussion following the video.

Make sure to snap some photos, tag @theanchorgathering and #anchorathome on social media, and “like” us on Facebook and Instagram!

Email our program coordinator Loren with any pictures & videos you take at your Watch Party for a chance to be featured on our website & socials!

Mixer Prompts

Choose one, two or all three prompts to discuss so the women at your watch party can get to know one another.

  • What is your favorite candy?

  • What is the most used emoji on your phone right now?

  • What are you excited about this week?

Featured Guests

A mom-daughter duo discuss the heart, soul, and mind of listening — the countercultural force they believe can quietly change the world.

Joy Zorn and Rachael Mitchell are a dynamic mother-daughter duo who love to speak together and connect with women. Rachael is Joy’s oldest daughter and in addition to the almost-matching white hair, Rachael hopes she emulates her mother in both spirit and action. Joy is a small but mighty grandmother to seven, mother of four, wife of one, and friend to hundreds. She spends her time serving others, playing with grandkids, hiking and gardening. Rachael is a writer as well as a wife and mom- spending many hours each day in her mobile office: her car driving her three kids to sports and music activities. Both women love Jesus and seek to walk faithfully in relationship with Him.

Madeline grew up in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue, WA, an avid ballet student. She met her high school sweetheart, Josh, at Bellevue Christian School then attended Santa Clara University and the University of Washington. She worked for a number of fashion companies in their buying departments until deciding to stay home full time after having her second child. She is currently an Associate Teaching Director in Community Bible Study, a Moms in Prayer leader and volunteers in her kids school.

Madeline has been married to Josh for 13 years and they have three children: Clara (8), Caleb (6) and Josephine (2.5).

Madeline’s perfect day starts with pastries, coffee and a hike in God’s amazing creation. One of her favorite places to be is working in her flower garden! She also loves to adventure with her family, connect with other faith-filled women, and steal away for quiet prayer and reflection time whenever possible.

Kaitlyn Kasel is a 17-year-old singer-songwriter and is honored to sing a brand new song she wrote for The Anchor. She is a senior at Eastside Prep and lives in Kirkland with her family. Special connection: Kaitlyn was babysat by Karina, Anchor founder Katie Robertson’s daughter. She is grateful to have had Karina as a role model!

Discussion Questions

We hope you enjoyed the Anchor at Home! At this time, your host can lead your small group through these discussion questions.

  1. Remembering someone who has listened well to you — what did they do that made you feel deeply listened to/loved?

  2. When do you find it particularly difficult to listen well to someone?

  3. What is one step you could take today towards being a counter-cultural listener? (Unhurried, considerate, non-reactive, curious rather than judgmental, etc)

This Month’s Drawing

Guests at your Watch Party or women watching on their own will be able to enter the drawing before the Anchor at Home begins and until 9pm. Please remind your guests to enter the drawing when they arrive at your Watch Party.

February’s Drawing is for the Anchor “goodness” glassybaby and an Anchor crewneck sweatshirt

How to Enter

Visit theanchorgathering.com/raffle to access the entry form.

Fill out the form and voilà, you’ve successfully entered!

Tips and Instructions for Hosts

  • Read guests the drawing URL (theanchorgathering.com/raffle) and they can visit it on their mobile device to submit the form.
  • Forward your guests this page or the Watch Party Kit PDF and direct them to these instructions.
  • Print out page 4 of the Watch Party Kit PDF fold in half, and set it at your Watch Party. Ask guests to scan the QR code to enter.
  • Pull up the drawing on your device (iPad, phone, etc.) and pass it around for each guest to enter.