Treasures Speakers Bureau

We believe that story matters.

We believe that survivor’s voices should be a part of events that discuss sex trafficking and exploitation.

We believe that the Church’s willingness to create safe spaces for dialogue about porn and sex addiction is essential to seeing the demand for commercial sex services reduced.

We believe that outreach and care to women in the sex industry should be delivered thoughtfully and with excellence.

We believe that together, we CAN make a difference! It is because of this, we have developed the Treasures Speaker’s Bureau!
 

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Harmony Dust (MSW)

Founder/Executive Director of Treasures Ministries

Harmony Dust founded Treasures Ministries (Treasures), a faith-based, survivor-led outreach and support group to women in the sex industry and victims of sex trafficking in 2003.

She completed a Master’s Degree in Social Work at UCLA before going on to work as a Children’s Social Worker at the Department of Children Services. In 2007, she received the Dorothy F. Kirby Outstanding Youth Social Worker Award from the National Associate of Social Workers.

As a sex-industry overcomer, Harmony is passionate about assisting women in their journey of healing and transformation. Using a combination of personal story, biblical insights and evidence-based theories, she sheds light on the impact a “pornified” culture has on the people who live in it.

In 2007, Harmony’s story was featured in Glamour Magazine, bringing an international spotlight to the work of Treasures. As the need for similar organizations across the globe became apparent, Harmony and her team began training others to replicate the Treasures model of outreach and care in their cities. Since that point, through the Outreach Training Program, Treasures has provided training for over 70 outreach affiliates throughout the US, Africa, Canada and Australia. Her goal is to train, disciple and mobilize outreach leaders in every major city on the globe where the commercial sex industry is operating.

She has been featured in various media sources, including Glamour Magazine, The Dr. Drew Show, The Tyra Banks Show and Preachers of LA. She is a sought after speaker and her memoir, <a href="http://treasures-ministries.myshopify.com/collections/books/products/scars-and-stilettos-book">Scars &amp; Stilettos</a>, gives an account of the journey of going from working in strip clubs, to leading an organization that reaches women in the sex industry on a global scale.

<a href="http://iamatreasure.info/stories/harmonys-story/">Read Harmony’s Story</a>

Topics Harmony Speaks on:

Understanding Psychological Chains
Best Practices for Caring for Victims of Trafficking and Exploitation
Reaching People Effectively
The Path to Freedom
The Power of a Story
The Truth About Porn
Healthy Sexuality
Identity and Value
Boundaries and Self-Care
Sex Industry Outreach Leadership

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Harmony Dust (MSW)

Harmony Dust (MSW)

Founder/Executive Director of Treasures Ministries

Monique Calderon

Treasures Administrative Assistant, Speaker, Support Group Host

Monique is born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Her dream of being an actress led her to live the Hollywood life, and before she knew it, her flexible and fun job as a Go-Go Dancer led to her working as a Party Stripper and then snowballed into her using her body for whatever she wanted. Her party hard lifestyle led her in jail facing possible attempted murder charges. That night as she sat looking back on her life and wondered how she let her life spin so out of control, she decided to give God a try.

She wasn't immediately healed of her addictions, her issues didn't go away, but something in her had changed. It what could only be said as a miracle, all charges against her were dropped and it was then that she realized that God did care for her and heard her cries.

On September 11, 2011 she gave her life to the Lord and stepped away from the Sex Industry for good. Monique has since done Mission work in the Red Light Districts of the Philippines and in Vietnam. Monique is the host for our therapist led Support Group and she has shared her story of redemption to many.

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Monique Calderon

Monique Calderon

Treasures Administrative Assistant, Speaker, Support Group Host

Christine Cesa

Advocate, Speaker, Educator

Christine is a survivor of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and now is an advocate for girls and women around the world. She is a graduate of Fuller Seminary with a Masters in Intercultural Studies with Children at Risk. Christineis passionate for girls at risk, empowering women, equipping the church and communities and preventing and ending the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Trafficking.

Topics Christine speaks on:

- Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking/ Commercial Exploitation of Children
- Trafficking 101
- Advocacy for Girls and Women: The risk factors and how you can respond
- Miraculous: A personal journey through commercial sexual exploitation
- Survivors and the need for communities to respond
- The Value of Spiritual Practices

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Christine Cesa

Christine Cesa

Advocate, Speaker, Educator

Andee Flynn

Writer

After leaving the sex industry in 2006, Andee heard Harmony speak at her local church and reached out to Treasures herself in 2007. The materials and support she received were invaluable to Andee on her healing journey. After working as a director of a non-profit sexual integrity program for teens and young adults, Andee left to marry and follow her dream as a writer and stay-at-home mom. Andee is the author of the book, Talking to God. She serves on the outreach team and as the Care Team coordinator at Treasures. She and her husband, a pastor, have one child and live in Los Angeles.

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Andee Flynn

Andee Flynn

Writer

Dee Roman

Author, Coach, Motivational Speaker

Dee Roman is an author, coach and motivational speaker. She is an avid story teller and uses her natural gift of encouragement to help people overcome insurmountable obstacles. She believes in miracles because she is one!

Nearly five years ago, Dee walked into Oasis Church deeply scarred from her life in the sex industry and a 30-year drug addiction. It was there she came face to face with the truth: she was valued by God and had a purpose.

Dee dove head first into her recovery process and started attending a variety of recovery programs, The Bondage Breakers, Celebrate Recovery, Greif Recovery and a pirate support group for ex sex industry workers, run by the Treasures Ministry in Los Angeles. She was surrounded by love and found the courage to work through her healing so that she could use her story to help others heal.

Dee has coached survivors of sex trafficking at the Los Angeles Dream Center’s Project Hope. She is currently mentoring several women from Treasures who are transitioning out of the sex industry. Dee also teaches The Grief Recovery Method at Oasis Church.

Topics Dee Speaks on:

- Grief Recovery
- Overcoming Addiction
- Overcoming Sexual Abuse
- Raising up leaders
- Nurturing your God given gifts
- Being a new creation in Christ
- From overcomer to liberator

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Dee Roman

Dee Roman

Author, Coach, Motivational Speaker

Roe Dodgen

Staff Spiritual Director & Adjunct Faculty at Biola University

Roe has been serving with Treasures since 2008. She became the Care Team Director for Treasures in 2009 as well as being on the board. Roe trains the Care Team as they are mentoring the women we serve. She also mentors women in and out of the industry along side of leading the Care Team. She is passionate about helping women understand their unique giftedness and helping them unpack their stories as they move towards understanding health and how their unique experiences fit into their calling.

Roe is also adjunct faculty at a local University when she is not serving the Treasures women. She is married to her college sweetheart and has 3 grown children. She grew up in Wyoming and loves the outdoors, skiing sailing, and dancing.

Topics Roe speaks on:

- Leading a Care Team – Training and continued self-care practices
- Stages of Change, Understanding Motivational Interviewing
- Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – How to Come Along side of those as lay persons
- Reflective Listening, Looking for the Invitation
- Self-Care Practices – Watching for Burnout or Compassion Overload
- Spiritual Formation – Understanding the Journey Spiritually with Individual brokenness – Reclaiming Our Stories
- Helping women become safe People as they understand boundaries
- Retreat Ministry – How to set up Retreats that are safe and engaging, Using Prayer Stations and Art for Women coming out of the Sex-Industry

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Roe Dodgen

Roe Dodgen

Staff Spiritual Director & Adjunct Faculty at Biola University

Jessika Fuhrmaneck

Writer, Author, Survivor

Jessika worked in the adult entertainment industry on and off for 12 years. She is a survivor of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. She encountered Treasures on one of their first outreaches to her club in Hollywood. In 2006 she left the industry for good, and in 2012 began to receive care, support, and mentorship from the Treasures team. She eventually became a member of the outreach team and now sponsors women through the Celebrate Recovery program.

She was Executive Director of Parenting Across Communities from 2009-2013 and spoke at workshops across the country. She has written some curriculums on varying subjects and is a contributing writer for several blogs.

Jessika has spoken at church’s around Los Angeles giving her testimony and focusing on recovery and codependency in relationship with an addict as well as how to understand your value in God’s eyes. She has shared her story for several events for Treasures Ministry as well as at some local churches and in video testimonies. Jessika is an active member of the Pastoral Care Team at her church as well as a Department Member of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. She is also a certified facilitator of the Strengthening Families and Communities Curriculum.

Topics Jessika Speaks On:

-Recovery

-Women’s issues

-Navigating relationship

-Codependency in relationship with an addict

-Finding your purpose

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Jessika Fuhrmaneck

Jessika Fuhrmaneck

Writer, Author, Survivor

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