The Beloved story...

Beloved Restoration Ministries seeks to stand in the gap for women in crisis and provide an environment where they can find lasting restoration. Beloved meetings are a safe place for women to share authentically and vulnerably, and find healing through Christ’s love and the community of others. Beloved creates and provides resources and support to help churches start Beloved meetings in their communities. In 2022 the 8 month Beloved residential program launched in the Santa Cruz Mountains in partnership with Rockside Ranch. To find out more about the program please email natalie@rocksideranch or

  • Natalie Bradley

    Executive Director and Founder Beloved Restoration Ministries and Director of Rockside Beloved Women's Residential Program in Santa Cruz, California.

    Natalie Bradley lives in Santa Cruz, California with her husband of 18 years, Dave, and their 4 children. Natalie is the founder and Executive Director for Beloved Restoration Ministries, a non-profit organization dedicated to stand in the gap for women in crisis and provide an environment where they can find lasting restoration. Natalie has been leading Beloved Recovery meetings at local churches in Santa Cruz for the past 3 years. Recently Beloved started an 8 month program in Santa Cruz for women in crisis. She has a passion for sharing God’s Word, challenging women to see who they are in God’s eyes, challenging them to find freedom from any behavior, habit or addiction that keeps them from embracing the truth of their Belovedness. Natalie loves spending time with her family, is a country girl at heart, will drink good coffee at all hours of the day, and tries to get out and enjoy the great outdoors as often as possible.

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  • Heidi Heath Garwood

    Co-Founder Beloved Restoration Ministries and Board Member.

    Heidi and her husband, Dick live on the coast in Aptos, California. Heidi ran a successful graphic design business for over 30 years, and continues to do work for local businesses and ministries. Heidi is a dog lover, she finds great joy in painting watercolor animal portraits. She says, "I love to capture the love shared between the dog and their owner through portraiture." In addition Heidi is an author, a grandma to 3 wonderful grandsons.

    Heidi is committed to God and to her journey to sobriety - and sharing both freely. She has an infectious smile, the warmest hugs, and a huge heart for women who are struggling in addiction. If you want to follow Heidi's blog or purchase one of her books you can find more information here

  • Nini Lettner

    Board Member

    Nini Lettner has been serving at Vintage Faith church since 2007 and been on staff since August 2010 in a variety of roles.  She is the Director of VFC's Ministry for Women and Communications. She also helps organize and implement special projects at VFC. She is a graduate of San Jose State University, has spent time living and working in New Zealand, where she met and married her Austrian-born husband Markus in 2004 at Raglan Beach. Together they have two children, Analise and Jameson, an English lab named Bentley James and an orange tabby cat, Kevin. Nini enjoys spending time with her family, deep friendships, serving others, eating sushi, dumb jokes, and watching Jeopardy!

  • Jen Thompson

    Board Member

    Jen is the cofounder of Rockside Ranch, a holistic Christian life restoration program that operates all over the country. Wife to a farmer, homeschool mom to 3, and a devoted follower of King Jesus,Jenis passionate about Spirit-filled hospitality and story telling that invites people to experience the radical generosity and grace of God. Jen is a beautiful writer follow her blog for wonderful recipes, farm life, and to get a further glimpse into the Rockside Ranch journey. 
  • Liz Ditty

    Board Member

    Liz is a trained Spiritual Director and the Director of Women's Reflective Retreats at Mount Hermon Christian Camp. She is the author of God's Many Voices: Learning to Listen, Expectant to Hear as well as a Bible Study on prayer that is coming soon from InterVarsity Press. Her writing is featured in The Message Bible for Women in addition to other print and online publications. She has spoken nationally in churches, prisons, for army bases and spiritual retreats. She loves teaching the Bible in a way that inspires others to experience the goodness of God in their everyday lives. Liz is a Silicon Valley native who lives with her husband, two children, and feisty pup in Los Gatos,

  • Rockside Beloved Residential Program

    Rockside Beloved is an 8 month residential program in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The program is currently using a temporary space and we continue to pray for a permanent residential farm for the program. In this program women come to live and work in a loving environment, learn life skills, and build community. Our mission is to equip and restore women to an active, participatory, and contributing role in their community for their benefit and for the public good.

    Learn more about Rockside Beloved. 
  • Beloved Meetings

    Currently we run two weekly Beloved Recovery Meetings in Santa Cruz County.

    Mondays 10-11:30am - Twin Lakes Church in Aptos both live and zoom More information

    Thursdays 7-8:15pm - Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz More information

    All women are welcome to join these meetings whether they struggle from the bondage of codependency, anxiety, drugs, alcohol, eating disorders, a spouse or partner that struggles, or grew up in a home with addiction.

    Contact for more information. 
  • Beloved Retreats

    Beloved Restoration Ministries hosts day and weekend women's retreats aimed at lasting restoration and community.

    In fall 2021 we hosted our first Beloved Retreat at Mount Hermon Christian Camp in the Santa Cruz mountains. Women attended from all over California and even some from out of state. The retreats include multiple speakers, breakout sessions, hikes, worship, counseling, and time for rest, meditation, and fellowship.

    Contact us for more information on our next retreats. 
  • Beloved Speaking Engagements

    Natalie’s personal story of recovery and restoration fuels her passion for women in the church who struggle but don’t know where to turn. She has lived the process and seen the need firsthand. Natalie left her career in the Silicon Valley tech world first to raise her four children and now to focus on her seminary degree and serving women through ministry. In addition to mentoring and leading Beloved meetings, Natalie coordinates women’s retreats and loves to share her story and passion for women to live fully in the freedom offered in God’s restoration. Natalie speaks at churches, bible studies, ministries, camps, and retreats.

    Contact if you would like Beloved staff to speak at your upcoming engagement.