St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 5700 Pheasant Hill Rd. in Monona, will host a faith-based conversation on supporting victims and eliminating domestic violence on Feb. 4.

The event will be held from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the church. There is no cost to attend and the event is open to the public to learn more about domestic violence, ask questions, and share their perspectives.

Long-time lay leader Connie Kilmark and Rev. Nick Utphall of St. Stephen’s congregation will welcome folks and provide introductory remarks. They will also introduce Bea Christensen, who will explain how her church became a sanctuary during years of abuse and how it played a key role in her survival and the lives of her children.

Following Christensen’s story, a representative from Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) will talk about resources that are available to help those hurt by family violence in Dane County.

While there is no fee to attend this gathering, reservations are requested to ensure adequate seating and light snacks. Contact Jamie Quam at (608) 338-1045 or to RSVP. For more about domestic violence, visit

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