Collected Workshops

Wholeness, maturity, and healthy relationships begin with owning the Truth of who God is and how He lovingly created, rescued, and raised us up with Christ. 

Our team has carefully crafted one- to three-day experiences that will bring new life to your community.

Collected workshops are centered on worship, restorative creativity, and designated time for reflection, evaluation, and setting intentions. We provide a safe environment for practicing low-stakes creative risk-taking that will spur participants on to have the grit and courage to embrace their gifting and step further into their calling. 

Our vision is for participants to be given an empowering space where they can step boldly into new experiences as they lay down the distractions and frustrations that keep them from facing their circumstances unaffectedly.


The Collected TEAM


Mikala Hooper is the Worship Pastor at Newsong Church in Cornelius, NC and the Creative Arts Instructor at a local Christian school. She studied Music Education at Vanguard University and continued her training as a worship leader at DIVE Creative and Bethel School of Worship. As the founder of The Creative Space, a place for kids to freely connect with their creativity, Mikala is able to exercise her passion for evoking every soul's creative nature. As the worship leader for Collected, Mikala's giftedness as a musician combined with her deep love for Jesus become a vehicle for audiences to enter into an encounter with the Holy Spirit. Her energy and ebullience are simply infectious! 

Childhood nickname: Ruthie
Refuses to travel without: A candle and matches
Surprise 30 minutes alone: Get outside and enjoy a cup of coffee


Founder and Director of Collected, Tia McNelly is desperate for every soul to be restored to it's perfect state of oneness and intimacy with Christ. Tia shares bold Truth right from the Word while bringing deep, practical insight through her personal experiences as a single mother, maternity nurse, police wife, international non-profit leader, and long-time Jesus freak. Her affinity for symbols and metaphor mixed with off-kilter humor and straight-up quirkiness help participants feel more like they're having coffee with a friend than sitting in an audience. 

Childhood nickname: T-C-Cree
Refuses to travel without: A pop-up laundry hamper, snacks, a back up plan in case of a coffee emergency, and a Bible and journal (and more snacks)
Surprise 30 minutes alone: Rest. (Or coffee!)


Jes Biondo is the owner of Sprezza Foundry and a middle school teacher at a local charter school. She holds a master's degree in International Education and Development and has spent much of her adult life serving in other countries. Jes is passionate about Jesus, creative arts, travel, and seeing the whimsy and elegance in the world around her. A Two on the Enneagram and natural people pleaser of the most genuine kind, Jes ushers the peace of Christ into every environment. Her authenticity and joyful disposition puts Collected attendees at ease as she gently pushes them outside their comfort zones to take hold of courage to try new things.

Childhood nickname: Skippy
Refuses to travel without: A journal, watercolors, and a small down comforter that can squeeze into any space
Surprise 30 minutes alone:  Dive into a good book or podcast



We come to your location for a three day + two night retreat

  • Thursday 7pm-9pm

  • Friday 9am-4pm

  • Saturday 9am-noon

During that time participants enjoy

  • Five 30 minute worship sessions

  • Four 45 minute Main Sessions

  • Two 90 minute breakouts on Friday

  • One 15 minute presentation from our charitable partner.




We come to your location for a full day event from 9am-4pM

  • Three 30 minute worship sessions

  • Three 45 minute keynotes

  • Two 60 minute Breakout Sessions

  • One 15 minute presentation from our charitable partner.

  • 30 minute lunch, three 10 minute breaks

Workbooks and supplies for breakouts are included at all of our events!

We provide a marketing plan and Everything you need to promote your workshop— Posters, postcards, Slides, and social media content

OUR Flat Rate package pricing gives you the flexibility to Choose any of the following options for your attendees:

Host a free event as staff enrichment or community outreach

Sell partially subsidized tickets if you need to meet a price point that is accessible to everyone in your community

Price tickets higher than your cost to raise funds to support a partner organization or charity of your choosing

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Collected proudly partners with and supports Flourish Kenya, a registered 501(c)3 that prevents and supports unplanned adolescent pregnancy in rural Kenya.