Our Writers

Shovorne Adams


Jacqui Hanbury


Mallory Dagher


Melisha Pillay


Rhianne O'Rourke


Rhi


Shovorne Adams


Jacqui Hanbury


Mallory Dagher


Melisha Pillay


Rhianne O'Rourke


Rhi


not by sight

- 2 Corinthians 5:7

Shovorne Adams

CEO & Founder of The Hope Table

Hi, I’m Shovorne. Pull up a chair. You are welcome here!

When God planted thoughts of The Hope Table in my heart, I knew I wanted to say ‘Yes’. It’s one of the best yes’s I’ve ever said! After being a single mum for 17 years and seeing God’s fingerprints all over my journey, my heart’s desire was to make sure that women in similar positions to me never felt like they were on this journey alone.

🤵🏾🤵🏽 I’ve raised 2 incredible adult men who have now left home. They make me so proud & they are impacting the world in their own unique way. I’m married to Dominic now. I’m a Business Entrepreneurship graduate, First class with honours and taught the subject at a university in China. I speak and write to lend courage. I recently quit corporate life and relocated to live by the glorious sea to stay home, raise my toddler, and achieve my life goals.

Through God’s grace, my most outlandish dreams and one’s I’ve not even conceived yet are coming to pass, and I’m here to be your cheerleader as you achieve yours. We are better together.

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A scripture that brings me hope:

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, and see, the new has come! Everything is from God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ and has given us the ministry of reconciliation. That is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and he has committed the message of reconciliation to us. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us. We plead on Christ’s behalf, “Be reconciled to God.” He made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. – 2 Corinthians 5:17-21

My favourite meal:

Jamaican Curry Goat with Rice & Peas - with a side of plantain, salad and coleslaw... and some Guinness Punch for afters!

My favourite season:

Summer - give me all the heat!

Jacqui Hanbury

Hello 😊 My name is Jacqui Hanbury and I am the Encouraging Coach. I am an accredited coach and a control engineer and have worked in corporate businesses for all my working life. Now I work in corporate 2 days a week and provide coaching and coaching training in my own business on the other days. I specialise in coaching Christians working in secular environments as that is a particular situation that you have to have been there to understand!

I live in a small market town with my husband and one of my three stepdaughters. God is central to both mine and my husband’s lives and we have seen many wonders and miracles over the years we have been together. The first one was when we first spoke on the phone (after meeting on a Christian dating website). As soon as I put the phone down I felt God say that this was to be the man I would marry! Four months later we tied the knot 😊 I look forward to sharing more of what God has done in my life through the amazing Hope Table and inspiring you to be the person God wants you to be.

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A scripture that brings me hope:

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:7

My favourite meal:

I love a Sunday roast dinner around a table with friends and family – always with good roast potatoes and gravy!

My favourite season:

Absolutely summer – the long days, the long walks and the joy of sunshine on my face

Mallory Dagher

Welcome to The Hope Table, my sweet friend! My name is Mallory Dagher and I am the founder of Blooms and Hospitality, the author of two Christian Living books, Anthem & Jubilee, and a Jesus-lovin’ southern wife. My husband and I moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina shortly after our wedding in June and we now have two sweet little pups, Kai and Arlo, to love on and cuddle each day! I praise the Lord for giving me the opportunity to share the real, raw, and messy parts of my life and I am thrilled to be a part of The Hope Table team!

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A scripture that brings me hope:

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. – Psalm 143:8

My favourite meal:

Seasoned tilapia with cilantro-lime rice on the side. Delicious!

My favourite season:

My favourite season is fall!

Melisha Pillay

Greetings beautiful, strong and powerful woman of God. My name is Melisha Pillay – I am a proudly South African girl who enjoys life, and all God has to offer.

I am blessed beyond measure with many loves in my life: First and foremost, the lover of my soul Jesus Christ, my husband and soulmate Donovan and Mum to double trouble, but also the 2 most adorable boys aged 6 and 11. I am the sole owner and cake artist of Taste Of Heaven. I also volunteer as a counsellor at a Christian Charity while I am in the process of setting up my own practice. I am so excited to have a seat at The Hope Table, so why don’t you join us, pull up a chair, get comfy and let’s talk about everything…

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A scripture that brings me hope:

Strength and dignity are her clothing,
And she smiles at the future. – Proverbs 31:25

My favourite meal:

Anything that reminds me of the Sea… Grilled prawns being on top of the list.

My favourite season:

Summer of course 😊

Rhianne O'Rourke

My name is Rhianne. I’m a mum to 3 boys, married to Steve and a board game enthusiast, creative who really loves Jesus. I’m currently training as a Pioneer curate in the Church of England, which basically means I get to try new ways of being and doing Church. I’m passionate about helping people find authentic community and speaking into issues of loneliness and social justice.

A scripture that brings me hope:

For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. – Isaiah 43:19

My favourite meal:

Any Thai food!

My favourite season:

Winter - I love the snow!

Rhi

As a child, I was brought up as a Christian. My first ever actual encounter with God was when I was around 8 years old; when I was 19, I started to take my walk seriously and was baptised at 21. I absolutely adore my walk with Christ, life has had some major ups and downs but God has been there every step of the way.

A scripture that brings me hope:

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. – Jeremiah 29:11. This verse brings me so much hope; for me, it assures me that God will always be there and only ever wants the best for us all.

My favourite meal:

My favourite meal has to be seafood boil.

My favourite season:

My favourite season is summer, love me a whole lot of vitamin D.