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FRIDAY (7:00pm-9:00pm) // NIGHT OF WORSHIP & PRAYER
SATURDAY (9:00am-5:00pm) // SESSIONS FEATURING NATIONALLY RENOWNED SPEAKERS
PLUS: SAK SAUM FASHION SHOW
Worship Leader, Radiant Church, MI
Rachel's heart for worship has been invested all over the nation. She has served at the International House of Prayer, and is now a vital part of the ministry of Radiant Church in Kalamazoo, MI.
Tara beth Leach
Pastor, First Church of the Nazarene, CA
Tara Beth Leach is the senior pastor at First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena in Southern California. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry from Olivet Nazarene University and a Master of Divinity from Northern Theological Seminary.
She is a regular writer for Mission Alliance and has contributed to other publications such as Christianity Today, Christian Week, The Table Magazine, and Jesus Creed. She is the author of two books: Kingdom Culture (The Foundry) and Emboldened (InterVarsity Press), as well as a chapter in The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life (Baker Academic).
She has two beautiful and rambunctious children, Caleb and Noah, and has been married to the love of her life, Jeff, since 2006.
Published Author & Editor In Chief of Christianity Today Magazine
Katelyn Beaty is author of A Woman's Place: A Christian Vision for Your Calling in the Office, the Home, and the World (Simon & Schuster) and an editor at large at Christianity Today magazine. During her nine years at the magazine, she served as the youngest and first female print managing editor and co-founded the popular women's website Her.meneutics. She has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Atlantic and has appeared on CNN, CBS, NPR, the Associated Press, Religion News Service, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. A Midwest native and graduate of Calvin College, she currently serves on the board of HOPE International, a Christ-centered micro-lending nonprofit. She's passionate about using the written and spoken word to empower and equip women to live out the Gospel in all spheres of life.
Co-Pastor of Thrive Church, CO
Hannah Ouellette is filled with a passion to mobilize women across this nation to mark their world for Christ. With her powerful and transparent preaching style, she impacts women to step into all God has created them to be. As the founder of the Awaken Conference, she reached and transformed thousands of young women. Most recently, she is the co-founder and co-pastor of Thrive Church in Parker, Colorado, with her husband, Jacob, and the founder of the Flourish women’s ministry at Thrive Church. Hannah is a graduate of Oral Roberts University, and also the mother of three beautiful children.
Lindsey Murphy is happily married since 2005 to Neil, and they have two children, Ora and Otto. She currently lives in Farmington Hills, Michigan, where she teaches high school English. God has impressed upon her the necessity to preach about the transformational power of the Holy Spirit, and as a disciple of Jesus, she would be remiss if she did not use the story Christ gave her to help others come to the full realization that they are Loved, Chosen, and Adopted (Eph. 1:4-6). So, if you are tired of the hamster wheel of faith or simply desire to know more about your identity with our Heavenly Father, Pastor Lindsey would like to share her story of transformation with you.
DIRECTIONS & ACCOMODATIONS
Conference Location: The Woods Church
14300 13 Mile Road, Warren, MI
The Woods Church is located in Warren, MI, about 25 minutes north of Detroit. Parking is easily accessable.
Holiday Inn Express
This brand-new hotel is neighbors with Target, a movie theater, and lots of food options. Just a 10 minute drive to the conference.
Hampton Inn & Suites
This newer hotel is centrally located by many restuarnts, including Starbucks right out the front door. Also a quick drive to the conference.