Helping Hurting Hearts Ministry

"Healing Hearts to Love Again"

Meet our Team


Taren Walton, CEO / Founder

An native St. Louisan Taren Walton was a high school drop out who later received her GED. As a teenage mother she struggled and was faced with many adversities that ultimately led her to be suicidal and even at one point attempted suicide because of the physical, emotional and verbal abuse she endured by men. 

"Come onto me all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your soul. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light." 

(Matthew 11:28-30)

These Words gave her the strength she needed to walk away from the pain and abuse and she decided enough was enough and submitted her will and way to GOD. As she walked in the newest of Life that she found through the power in the Word of GOD (Truth), she was given the burden to be the voice for the women who have experienced the same struggles as she had; molestation, depression, rape, divorce, suicidal thoughts and mental illness.  Today, through Helping Hurting Hearts, Taren gives motivation, spiritual uplifting and encouragement to youth and women whose hearts need healing. 


Shirlyn Annette Miles, Director

Shirlyn Myles is the Community Liaison for the Missouri Department of Transportation St. Louis Region. For over seven (7) years she has worked closely with community partners and advocates to ensure that MoDOT is engaging the minority community concerning federally funded projects, opportunities to acquire procurement contracts and employment with the agency. 

Before MoDOT, Shirlyn was the Special Events and Marketing Coordinator for Annie Malone Children's Service Center. She also worked as the Assistant to the Director of North County CARES, a  community outreach division of St. Louis Community Collect. In addition, she was an adjunct instructor for the Continuing Education Department. 

Shirlyn sits on multiple committees and boards, including the St. Louis Metropolitan Urban League Guild and the Diversity Committee for the St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers. Shirlyn is married to Michael and has three (3) children and three (3) grandchildren. She has a Masters of Arts in Media Communications from Webster University. 


Letasha Sain, Treasure

LeTasha is a Personal Banker for US Bank National Association. She received her Bachelor's of Business Administration degree from Howard University in Washington, DC and is currently pursuing her Master's in Accounting Degree at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, MO. 

LeTasha has worked in the financial industry for the past 4 years and has been recognized for several top performance awards. During her undergraduate career, she was known for her work with underprivileged and neglected youth. She worked with the SEED Public Charter School as an Advisor, mentoring students while preparing them for life and college readiness skills. 

She move back to St. Louis to marry her high school sweetheart and to start a family. She has two (2) children: Darryl Jr and Lela. Nowadays, LeTasha spends her time appreciating the joys of motherhood while also keeping up with the daily ventures of becoming and educated and empowered Black Woman in Corporate America. 


Terri Bond, Secretary

Terri Bond is a Registered Nurse with Fresenius Medical Center. She enjoys educating, caring for and being an advocate for patients suffering from End Stage Renal Disease as a Peritoneal Dialysis Nurse Educator. Terri is also the daughter of our founder Taren Walton. 

A mother of 3 beautiful children and wife to an amazing husband, Terri prides herself in being a mother, wife, daughter and nurse. Terri is currently studying Spanish to broaden the spectrum of patients in which she can nurturer she is a huge supporter of Helping Hurting Hearts Ministries has been blessed with the opportunity to witness her mother's dream to heal and renew broken hearts, become reality.