History Of





History Of


EncounteredHeart Ministries International has undergone many transitions since its beginning in 2009. With each change, we believe that God is continually refining us, as well as the mission of the ministry.

The ministry was founded by Hope Dudek under the name, Halav Lav Ballet Company; and proceeding this, Halav Lav Dance Ministries International. In 2012 we transitioned from a ballet company to a dance and arts mission organization.

EncounteredHeart Ministries was established in late 2009. We have been and continue to be based out of Harrisburg, PA. Throughout the past 7 1/2  years, we have had teams that have served faithfully, pouring out their hearts in worship before the Lord and dancing upon injustice. We have been honored to use dance and the arts to reach our local communities as well as abroad. We have sent forth  mission teams to Colombia, Israel, Romania and Senegal. We have worked closely with other dance/worship ministries, teaching choreography, workshops and classes. We have seen the Holy Spirit move powerfully in the hearts of men, women and children! And we have seen lives forever transformed! 

EncounteredHeart Dance Company was officially established in 2016 with eight company members. We are looking forward to the progression and expansion of our company and all that God has planned as we continue to pray for our communities cities and nations to be transformed through movement. 

EncounteredHeart School of Ministry launched into its pilot year in September 2017 with five passionate young women! We are eager to continue this long awaited dream; expanding as the Lord directs us. 

EncounteredHeart Ministries International is a 501(c)3 non profit organization.