Refocusing Widows is a faith-based ministry initiative under the umbrella of Fresh Hope. We utilize research-supported peer-to-peer support structures, as well as personal coaching, to encourage widows to embrace and move through their grief to a new season of growth and personal accomplishment.

“One of the greatest assets we have to help us become successful at all God intends for us is self-awareness. Knowing who the Father has naturally wired us to become facilitates our success both in our vocation and our Kingdom serving.”

Sheryl Gehrls

Founder and Director of Refocusing Widows

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We are now in the process of organizing Refocusing Widows Groups to begin soon. If you would like to organize and/or facilitate a group, please contact Sheryl at

If you would like to join a group, online or in person, keep track of the “Group” page and register for the group of your choice! — New ones are being added weekly!

You Are Invited!

— All widows welcome!!! —

Come join us for an afternoon of fellowship with other widows from around the area!

Save the date for the Refocusing Widows Springtime Afternoon Tea on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at Dream City Church: 8433 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE 68124.

There is no cost and lunch will be provided. All we need is for you to RSVP before April 19th to Sheryl at (402) 490-1831, or Leanne at (402) 616-5888,


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