The Beloved story...

Beloved Restoration is a women's only 12-Step Christ based recovery meeting. The first Beloved meeting was launched at Twin Lakes Church in Aptos, CA in 2020. All women are welcome to join our meetings. Women are welcome here, no matter what they are struggling with. This includes alcohol, drugs, codependency, shopping, anxiety, eating disorders, sex and love addiction or an adult child of a dysfunctional home, or currently has a spouse, partner, or child the struggles. Our recovery meetings are a fellowship of women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other, in hopes that with God's help and each other, we can recover from those areas that are causing bondage. Whether it's addiction, compulsive behavior, or unhealthy patterns. Beloved meetings are a safe place for women to share authentically and vulnerably. We pray women will find healing through the love of God in community with others. The only requirement for attending is the desire to stop one's self-destructive pattern.

Beloved creates and provides resources and support to help churches start Beloved Restoration meetings in their communities. Beloved provides a safe space for women to heal, grow and find restoration.

  • Beloved Meetings

    Currently we run three weekly Beloved Recovery Meetings in Northern

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

    Wednesdays 9:00-10:15 - Gateway Bible Church in Scotts
    Valley More information

    Thursdays 7-8:00pm - Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz More information

    NEW MEETING AT VENTURE CHURCH STARTING AUGUST 3, 2023 - Thursdays 6:30-8pm - Room 238 Upper Campus.
    Live and on Zoom More information

    All women are welcome to join these meetings whether they struggle from the bondage of codependency, anxiety, drugs, alcohol, eating disorders, shopping, sex and love addiction or a spouse, child or partner that struggles.

    Contact for more information. 
  • Beloved Speaking Engagements

    Natalie’s personal story of recovery and restoration fuels her passion for women 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. 
  • Natalie Bradley

    Founder & Director Beloved Restoration

    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. Natalie has a passion for challenging women to see who they are in God’s eyes, and 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.

    More information at 
  • Heidi Heath Garwood

    Advisory 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

    Advisory 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 and 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

    Founder Rockside Ranch & Advisory 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. Jen is 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

    Advisory 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, California.

  • Cassie Hannan

    Advisory Board Member
    Cassie and her husband Doug reside in Santa Cruz where they enjoy life with their fluffy pomeranian Buster Brown. Cassie likes all things with sun and water. Boating, jet skis, fishing, and the delta have been a large part of her life for many years. Now bike riding along the coast and being among God’s creation in the surrounding area brings her much joy and energizes her for her weekday responsibilities. Cassie also loves to cook,entertain and host events. Recently she became interested in plant based meal prep and eating. Health and fitness are important
    to her. She loves home decor, design, and different mediums that display her unique and eclectic style and personality. But Cassie’s biggest passion and fulfillment comes from seeing women transformed by the grace of God. Over the last 23 years she has dedicated her life to be used by the Lord. Cassie has been involved in ministry leadership and various recovery ministries with emphasis on women’s discipleship. She is a lover of women. And enjoys
    partnering with them so they can achieve spiritual growth and freedom through personally developing and nurturing a dependence on Christ. Cassie loves people and hearing their story is always her goal.

  • Terry Johnson

    Finance Manager

    Terry had the privilege of working alongside her husband Rob, on their Christmas tree farm where they invited the public to cut their own tree and make family memories.  In addition, they hosted school children to visit on field trips where city kids got to experience a little bit of country life.  After an early retirement they continue to live on their property in Boulder Creek, CA where they raised their two sons. Fortunate to have 2 wonderful daughters-in-love and three beautiful granddaughters, life is full of adventure (and more girls to balance out their boy-heavy childrearing years!). Terry loves to hike, travel, bake and spend time with friends. With Rob, she serves in the local community and for 19 years served with an International Ministry.  She has experienced God's grace in her life and wants others to experience what it's like to be loved, cherished and forgiven by Jesus.

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