Welcome to Hope Igniters! I am so glad that you are here! I have been praying for years that God would bring the vision of Hope Igniters to fulfillment and for Him to use me to bring about change in the lives of men and women all over the world.  

My desire is for every person that visits Hope Igniters to experience God and His presence in a new and relevant way. That men and women alike would be ignited to want more for their lives then just going through the motions. I was there before "going through the motions" and never felt fulfilled in my life. God faithfully kept pursuing me, like the loving Father He is, and helped me to see there is SO much more to life and the steps that I needed to take to live a life of HOPE, love, peace and fulfillment!

My heart and passion is to see change in our world through the unconditional love of the Father being released into the lives of His children.  My goal is to teach others what I have learned along my life's journey (through my mountaintop and valley experiences) and to share the vital message of Igniting Faith, Hope and Love.

Take some time to get familiar with Hope Igniters and I hope that you will come back often. Also be sure to check out my blog HannahsHeartbeat. Blessings to you and I hope to get to know you better soon!


Testimonies regarding working with Bethany and Hope Igniters:

Let me introduce you to my "Coach".
Bethany and I "grew up" together in the Lord.  Even though we are almost a generation apart in age, God locked us together as friends and seekers on His road of adventure.  Being older, I was more of the mentor and she the student as we walked together.
When she began to flourish in wisdom and discernment, giftedness and blessing, she became the "mover and shaker" and my role changed to "encourager".  When the difficult circumstances of life came her way,  Bethany resolved to use them to learn how to help others come out of darkness into light.
When I reached a desert time in my life during retirement and relocation, the enemy of Life and Truth was tormenting me with sadness and depression.  It was then that Bethany became my life coach.  Her insistance that hope moves mountains, kept me hanging on.  She pulled and pushed away fear and sadness with webinars, quotes, daily posters of encouragement.  But most of all she cast a vision for my future and kept me believing until breakthrough came.
When my breakthrough did come, it was then that I realized how thoroughly God had trained and prepared and honed her skills as His Hope Igniter!
Let her travel your road with you.  Let her show you how to keep believing---or how to believe again that God has a great dream and plan in store for you.  Let her lead you to your place of healing and victory in Jesus.  

Let her ignite hope for you!
~ Kathleen Schultz

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iBloom Women in Business and Women of Passionate Purpose

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To Ignite Hope in those that have lost direction or hope. In 14 years of ministry and the workplace, I myself have gone through times on the mountain and times in the valley including a period where I had "lost hope" and was completely shattered. God held my hand the whole way through to a place of restoration and LIFE. As I have been pursuing my God given dreams, He has shown me that the story I have to share can help those that are hopeless and crushed in spirit. Jeremiah 29:11 has always been one of my favorite verses and I have kept it close to my heart all these years as I myself have pursued the dreams that were being placed in my heart. "For I know the plans that I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." (NLT)
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Bethany Stanko's Certifications:

*Ministerial License through Church of God
*In Stewards of Children training program
 *Certified Mastermind Group Leader