3018 West Overland Road
Boise, ID, 83705

(208) 258-9251

Mercy in Action is a non-profit organization that focuses on the crisis in Maternal/Newborn/Child health care worldwide. A Midwifery School, as well as seminars and training retreats are held each year to prepare midwives, doctors, and nurses to meet the global shortage of skilled birth attendants, and to help primary health care workers prevent unnecessary child deaths. 

Workshop Info

Contact information for the Midwives who are running the workshops:


Detroit, Michigan: Goldie Parker - 586-489-1608  email: goldie_parker@yahoo.com
Note: Location has been changed to: 54840 Mound Road, Shelby Twp. MI 48316

Lansing, Michigan:  Connie Perkins - 517-614-7756  email: connie@redcedarbirth.com
Location: Stubborn Root Farm, 1986 W. Howell Road, Mason, MI 48854 

Grand Rapids, Michigan:  Jennifer Holshoe - 616-318-1825  email: jenniferholshoe@gmail.com
Location: More Than Birth - Midwifery, LLC 2012 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508   phone (616) 446-6114 

Tustin, Michigan:  Laurie Zoyiopoulos - 231-388-0981  email: faithgms@gmail.com
Location: The Log Lodge, 18351 20 Mile Rd, Tustin, MI 49688

Austin, Texas:    Mandy Toavs      email:  mandytoavs@gmail.com 

Hosted by  Austin Area Birthing Center, 2500 West William Cannon Drive, Bldg 5, Suite 503, Austin, TX 78745

Places to stay in Austin, downtown:
Firehouse Lounge & Hostel 605 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701 http://www.firehousehostel.com 512-201-2522
Double Tree by Hilton, 1617 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78702 doubletree3.hilton.com (512) 479-4000
La Quinta Inn 300 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78701 laquintaaustincapitol.com (512) 476-1166
Hampton Inn 1701 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701 hotel-austintx.com (512) 499-8881
Also consider Air BnB.

Columbus, Ohio:   Jamie Dellesky,   email:   seminars@mercyinaction.com  phone :  412-218-9047

Location:  296 West Fourth Avenue,  Columbus, Ohio 43201 

A list of hotels nearby:
Holiday Inn Express, 3045 Olentangy River Rd.  614-447-1212
Hilton,  3232 Olentangy River Rd.  614-263-7200
Hampton Inn, 3160 Olentangy River Rd.  614-268-8700
Fairfield Inn, 3031 Olentangy River Rd  614-267-1111
Holiday Inn Express, 701 E. Hudson St  614-263-7725
Also, consider an Air BnB

Dallas, Texas:      Christy Martin    email:  MidwifeChristy@gmail.comphone:  817-458-1808

Edmond, Oklahoma :   Yvonne Silbernagel       motherslovemidwifery@gmail.com

Location: Edmond Birth Center, 14901 N Kelley Ave Suite 102,  Edmond, Oklahoma  -  www.edmondbirthcenter.org

Flushing, Michigan :     Jill Roper     email:  Chbirthservices@gmail.com

Location:  Compassionate Hands Birth Services,  2521 N Elms RD,  Flushing, MI 48433

Temple, New Hampshire :   Hosts: Cindy Dunleavey 603-620-6177  and Kristen Benoit  208-258-9251

Location: www.lukascommunity.org/find.htm

Nashville, Tennessee :    Sarah Hochstetler,    email:  sarahkren30@gmail.com

Location:  The Donelson Fellowship,  3210 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214

Philadephia, Pennsylvania:   Carol Shih,  email:  Carolpoorman@gmail.com    phone:  610-999-9542

Location:   106 Edgewood Rd,  Ardmore, PA 19003

Strasburg, Virginia:    Doran Richards     email:   doran@blessinggodsway.com

Location: 460 Orchard St, Strasburg, Virginia 22657

Waikoloa, Hawaii :   Dani Electa Dougherty    email:  danielecta@gmail.com   phone 808-990-0394

Location:   40 Pohakulani St., Hilo, Hawaii 96720