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~ At our core

Who We Are.

Hope Gathering is a 501(c)3 non-profit Christian organization who desires to come alongside hurting widows bringing comfort, encouragement, community, hope and purpose.

What is Hope Gathering?
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together as is the habit of some but encouraging one another.”
-Hebrews 10:23-25

Our Mission

Helping widows find hope and healing in Christ-Centered Communities.

Hope Gathering does this through local community involvement, monthly Hope and Grace group gatherings, an annual Luncheon of Hope, a Weekend of Hope retreat, online private Facebook groups and through the distribution of Hope Boxes.

Our Vision

For every widow to have a Christ-centered life full of hope, purpose and joy.

Our Core Values

We believe that hope and healing are found in Christ alone.

No widow should have to travel this journey alone. Hope Gathering communities offer safe, compassionate spaces to build deep relationships where widows feel seen, heard, supported and encouraged.

We are passionate about helping widows embrace the truth that God still has a purpose for their lives and to instill in them the courage to live it out.


Tami Glasco

Tami Glasco

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Vicki Bruce

Vicki Bruce

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Kelly Beavers

Kelly Bevers

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Tami Glasco: My Story

Tami Glasco

I am the mother of seven – four daughters by birth and three sons by marriage to those daughters. I have 12 grandchildren – 11 live in Brenham, Texas, and one lives with Jesus, his Aunt Tara and his Gpa in heaven. This crew is my joy!

My husband, Troy, and I started dating when I was 15 and we married when I was 18. I had a difficult home life and he was truly my knight in shining armor. We lived a fairy tale for almost 33 years. Our lives weren’t perfect. We had our trials and struggles and clashes of strong personalities but our marriage was amazing.

He was the love of my life and my very best friend. I know what it is to be loved well, and that is a gift! The only person Troy loved more than me was Jesus and on July 26, 2014 he got to meet him face to face. He was electrocuted while doing some work under our house….a freak accident. Just like that, he was gone. The pain is still very real and I still have moments when I can’t believe this is my reality.

This is not the story I had written for my life. Like every widow, I have become the head of a family and carry alone the responsibilities that were meant to be carried by two. I have had to make difficult decisions regarding my livelihood. Ministry we did together, I now do alone. Nothing is as it was.

As all of you- I can become overwhelmed and weary. Yet, I have seen the Lord provide every step of this journey. I have felt his presence and He has given me peace. His mercy and grace are new every morning. He has shown me that regardless of my circumstances He is a good and loving Father. He is at work to accomplish a greater story and if we are willing; he can use our stories as part of that greater story. There is purpose even in the pain and God is calling each of us to use that purpose for His glory. In Christ there is HOPE- that is the message I long to share!

Vicki Bruce: My Story

Vicki Bruce

I am a full-fledged charter member of a club I never intended to join.

I am a widow.

My name is Vicki Bruce and on May 19, 2011, my sweet husband, Jim, went to meet Jesus after a 3 ½ month battle with colon cancer.  We were married just short of 35 years and I had known him since I was 10.  Our families were close friends growing up together in Corpus Christi, Texas.  We married when I was 20 and he was 25 and lived in several cities, Richmond/Rosenberg, Corpus Christi, Cuero, East Bernard and Brenham, where Jim was a teacher/coach and later became a school administrator.  Most of my memories are sharing life with Jim and I’m saddened by the reality of life without him now.

I have 3 beautiful daughters and son-in-loves who I adore.  I didn’t think I  could be any more blessed and then grandchildren came along!  Because of the sweetness they bring to my life, I am called “Sugar” by seven precious gifts from God, including two sets of twins.

Other than spending time with my family, I enjoy leading Motherly Love, a Titus 2 based mentoring ministry for moms of preschoolers at my church.  I love the beach, outdoors and sports of all kinds, especially playing pickleball.

The details of how I became a widow are not the favorite part of my life story and yet they are a vital part of what has shaped and molded me to have a passion for ministering to other hurting women.  This journey of widowhood has led me to some of the sweetest friendships I could have ever hoped for and to a deeper walk with the Lord than I ever imagined possible.

I am going to say that the next chapter…the one where I get to go meet Jesus is the one I’m looking most forward to.  Until then, I want to keep seeking His will for my life; enjoying time with my adult children; loving and spoiling my grandchildren while teaching them to know and love the Lord; walking hand in hand with new widows; mentoring young moms, and playing a little pickleball now and then.

Kelly Bevers: My Story

Kelly Bevers

I am a mother, a Mimi, a caregiver, a sister, a friend, a Sunday school teacher and a business owner.

Travis and I started our adventure young. My sweet husband proposed to me on Christmas Day, 1980, my senior year in high school. The following January we were married.

We started following Jesus deeper as a young married couple answering the Lord’s calling to love the people He brought into our path. We had a son and a daughter within the next few years of marriage. In 1989, God moved us to Chappell Hill, shortly after, we started our electrical business. God brought a precious baby boy into our lives in 1994 that we took great joy in raising. All three of our kids are married now and have blessed me with nine grand babies!

God had a plan when he brought Travis into my life. He also had a plan when He took Travis from us unexpectedly. We were married a month shy of 30 years. The lives of our family changed forever December 10, 2012. At the time I didn’t know how or what I was going to do to continue to move forward without Travis … BUT GOD… He was doing a work within me even during the darkest season of my life.

The Lord has been so very gentle in His healing of my heart. Each day is a day striving for growth, leaning into the work He continues to do in my life. In turn, it has given me the desire to bring Him glory each day, sharing with others the same gentle care He has shown me. I strive to give the Lord all the glory, as He uses me to pass that same love on to others.

I have been abundantly blessed.

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