I’m Laura Howe

Social Worker, Founder of Hope Made strong


Biblically-Based learning to help your leaders care for others

Online Learning

Courses that equip and strengthen ministry leaders to care and support others.

In-person training

Laura brings a fresh voice and practical strategies to create conversations leading to hope, strength, and resilience in staff and volunteer leaders.


7 Keys to building resilience

7 Keys to building resilience

  Resilience can feel like a buzz word.  It sounds really good, what does it actually mean?  And even harder is figuring out how to achieve it.  It’s like the unicorn of well-being or actually achieving the allusive “work-life balance”.  Super nice to say and...

What is Compassion Fatigue?

What is Compassion Fatigue?

Around the world ministry leaders and cross-cultural workers are serving and caring and unaware of the risk and impacts of Compassion Fatigue.  Resulting in people experiencing mental, emotional and physical exhaustion and even having to leave the ministry to care for own their wellbeing.

Why Self-care is not selfish

Why Self-care is not selfish

Self-care has been found to be a core building block for surviving and thriving in ministry and we are going to outline what self-care is and how it doesn’t have to take a lot of time, energy or money to do.

About Hope Made Strong

It’s okay to not be okay, but it’s not okay to stay that way.

As Christ-followers we are uniquely designed and called to fulfill an incredible purpose.

Hope Made Strong equips leaders with mental health resources to build resilience and provide hope and strength for themselves and the church.

Life can be messy and we can find ourselves struggling with our mental health, but this doesn’t change God’s love or purpose for us.

By combining scripturally-based strategies that align with proven results in the mental health industry, your leadership will receive relevant tools and actionable resources here.


The concepts Laura explained were well articulated and practical.  The group project was time well spent, and gave us all practical ways to apply the word of God.”

Thomas Zimmerman

Pastor, Life Church International, Woodstock

“It was great to see relevant examples from the Bible of key people who fell easily (or were on the path to fall) into the trap of a cycle that would lead to burnout and anxiety.”

C. Engberts

Workshop Participant

“Great pace!  The sessions flew by.  Laura has created interactive sessions that incorporated not just teaching, but practical activities, group discussions, and music.”

Workshop Participant