Regina Cyzick Harlow shares her personal testimony and offers informational presentations about the outreach of The Sadie Rose Foundation with churches, civic groups, Sunday school classes and other businesses and organizations. She also presents grief education and awareness workshops. Please contact our office to schedule Regina to share with your group.
Regina shares about the transformative experience surrounding the death of her infant daughter, Sadie Rose, which led to the founding of a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of other bereaved families.
Since 2008, the Sadie Rose Foundation, started by Regina and her husband Lee, has provided outreach, support and fellowship for parents, siblings and extended family throughout the Shenandoah Valley and beyond.
Raised near Dayton in the “horse-and-buggy” Mennonite Church, Regina has always felt called to the ministry. Her faith walk has taken her on a journey of many expressions: from attending Rosedale Bible College and traveling the East coast with their music and drama team and chorale to ongoing volunteer work including through short-term mission trips in Mexico, Zimbabwe, El Salvador and Haiti.
After the loss of her infant daughter, Regina’s personal experience with grief and the lengthy, painful process of bereavement led her to reach out to others to share counsel, love, hope and healing. She has shared her message at area churches and in Sunday school classes, with community clubs and with other non-profit organizations.
A minister through the Church of the Brethren denomination, Regina is an active contributor of her church community. At Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, she has served on the church leadership team, is the newsletter editor, and organizes an occasional contemporary service. She has also been a Sunday school teacher, choir member and frequent contributor of special music. Regina has served Dayton Church of the Brethren as their interim pastor Feb 2014 to present. She also serves on the Congregational Care Advisory Team through the Shenandoah District of the Church of the Brethren.
When giving her testimony, Regina shares through song, story and the Word, of God’s comfort and faithfulness through the darkest journey of her life. In sharing, she hopes to encourage those who are also experiencing difficult times and inspire all to find their strength in God.
Regina lives in the Shenandoah Valley with her husband and two children, Eli and Elsie.