Then and Now | The Anchor’s 8th Anniversary

Eight years ago, I launched The Anchor in a netshed in Gig Harbor, Washington after the biggest storm of my life: the loss of my daughter, Karina Jean. I found that my faith in Jesus held me and my daughter so strong, and it was so real throughout her five year battle with leukemia. My hope and prayer at that time was to gather women of all ages together to be encouraged and anchored in faith and friendship. What better meeting place than in the harbor in a netshed away from the stormy seas of life?

You see, a netshed is common to Gig Harbor, a fishing community. It is where fishermen could gather together off the storms of the sea to regroup and repair, to be restored and to rest. My desire today remains the same: to provide a place for women to step away from the storms of life and gather together to be encouraged, restored and filled with hope.

We look forward to gathering physically together soon but for now let’s gather together virtually to encourage one another — whether it be a one-on-one coffee Facetime, a virtual happy hour Zoom with a group, or any other way you can find connection virtually — with the hope that comes from Jesus, our Anchor!