Porch Lights’ mission is to provide opportunities for women to invite friends, neighbors, and co-workers to hear Christian speakers and be renewed by God’s love. Our speakers bring messages that are both culturally and spiritually relevant, specially designed to encourage and support women in their everyday lives.

Join us Spring 2022!

On May 5th and 6th, we look forward to hosting Ellie Lofaro for our 2022 Spring speaker series.
Please sign up for our newsletter or follow our Instagram page @PorchLightsRVA for additional announcements and details.

Ellie Lofaro
Ellie Lofaro

Meet Ellie

Completely convinced of God’s love and His mandate to “go and tell,” Ellie has committed her life to sharing the Great News. She speaks internationally, has authored five books, has been published in numerous magazines — and for 15 years, she taught a weekly nondenominational Bible Study which impacted over 1,000 women near DC. On two occasions, Ellie has been honored by Focus on the Family as being “The Best of the Best” in their year end compilations. She has also shared the love of Jesus Christ in prisons across several nations. Ellie’s message is a wonderful blend of plainspoken truth, common sense practicality, and disarming humor. A serious student of Scripture and a keen observer of the culture, she has developed a unique teaching style that touches the heart, stimulates the mind, and nourishes the soul — thus inspiring her to establish Heart Mind & Soul Ministries. Ellie and her husband Frank (former CEO of Prison Fellowship International and Christian Leadership Alliance), are native New Yorkers. They reside near the nation’s capital where they raised three strong willed children who turned into very likable adults. Ellie enjoys travel, any mass of water, photography, good food and being around a dinner table for a very long time.

Porch Lights Book Club

We love to stay connected with women in our city.

You’re invited to our porch as we gather together to be encouraged, supported and renewed in our everyday lives through good books, candid dialogue and, of course, sweet tea!

Book: Jesus in Me by Anne Graham Lotz

Dates: Every Tuesday from January 18th – February 22nd, 2022

Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Place: Address to be provided upon registration.


Join us for a Porch Party!

We came. We rested. We worshipped.

At this time, we’re organizing neighborhood Porch Parties in the Spring and Summer that allow us to safely gather outdoors to worship, pray, and be encouraged by hearing the testimony of a fellow woman of faith. Please follow our Instagram page @PorchLightsRVA to hear the latest dates and details.



Jodie Berndt

Ellen Vaughn

Vicki Rose

Kim Hume

Heather Davis Nelson

Leigh Ellen Rodriguez

Lisa Robertson

Elizabeth Robertson Williams