Smile Again Ministries

Smile Again Ministries is a 501(c)3 nonprofit ministry, serving families who have lost a child, offering a retreat experience and counseling services to surviving parents and siblings.  Our mission is to help hurting people find peace and hope.

Judy Misener is known among her friends as an incredible care-giver.

Judy Misener is an incredible caregiver.

This caring aspect of her life has led her to speak in cities throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. Judy speaks about her personal pain in losing her daughter Mickey in the hopes of helping other parents deal with their grief.

Judy has also written a book that helps parents deal with their child’s death. In her book entitled, COME, LET US GRIEVE TOGETHER she talks about the various stages of grieving, as well as personal reflections of how people helped, or hurt, her as she grieved her daughter’s death. She has used this book while working with many families who have lost children.

Judy is also a grandmother of six fantastic grandchildren. She loves spending time with them. They have become a source of great joy for her.

Pat and Judy Misener with their source of great joy - their grandchildren.

She is also known as the “Hat Lady.” Judy has over 200 hats and has done the history of hat shows for various women’s groups. When you see Judy, you will usually see her wearing one of her hats.
Judy loves floral design and growing beautiful flowers. Rainbow colored gardens surround her house and are the focus of her attention in the summer.

Hospitality is another word that could be used to describe Judy. She has had plenty of opportunities to treat the guests in her home like family. Her gentle spirit and empathetic listening skills make those who visit feel right at home.

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Background photo: the forest surrounding Whitetail Lodge,
Smile Again Ministries' retreat center.

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