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What is Embrace?

Embrace is a gathering of women of all ages and backgrounds designed for a unique purpose.

Our passion is to help women live out their God-given destiny and empower them to

EMBRACE God, others and their call.

We are excited you're here! Join us in this movement of Embracing the BEST YOU!

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Colleen Marocco

Pastor Colleen has faithfully served in ministry alongside her husband, Dr. James Marocco, for over 48 years.  In 1980, they founded King’s Cathedral Maui, an ever-multiplying church of over 400 congregations worldwide.  Pastor Colleen is known for her relatability, humor, and down-to-earth personality. Her love for people and her willingness to serve in any capacity has helped to grow the church and see many lives transformed.  She has led women’s conferences and encounter retreats for over 25 years.  She is the founder of Transformations Ministry which provides a place of healing and restoration for those who struggle with addictions, strongholds, and past trauma. Pastor Colleen has a deep desire to see people changed by the power of the Holy Spirit, to walk in freedom, and fulfill their destiny.  Her greatest legacy and joy are her three children and seven grandchildren.  


Shannon Marocco

Shannon is the co-pastor of King’s Chapel Oahu along with her husband Josh.  She is the founder of Embrace Women’s Ministry and a John Maxwell certified leadership coach.  She has been a keynote speaker at conferences across the nation and has served in full time ministry for over 20 years. Shannon was born and raised on Maui and has a deep love and heart for the state of Hawaiʻi. She is passionate about seeing women embrace their full potential and discover their unique gifts and purpose. Her desire is to equip and empower believers to become influencers and make an impact in society. Her motto is “Speak Life,” recognizing every person’s strengths and ability to make a difference. At the end of the day, her greatest joy and ministry is to be a faithful wife and a loving mother to her three spirited children: Haven, Haley, & Hasten.

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