Charlotte, NC • October 21, 2023
Forest Hill Church – Southpark
Basic $59 Gold $79
Savings Deadline June 30, 2023
2023 Speakers & Performers
Mandisa is a popular gospel and contemporary Christian recording artist who began her career as a contestant on American Idol. She is the fifth American Idol alumna to win a Grammy Award for her album, Overcomer, as the Best Contemporary Christian Music Album. Mandisa continues to be a voice of encouragement and truth to women facing life’s challenges by authoring two books. Her latest, released in 2021, Out of the Dark: My Journey Through the Shadows to Find God’s Joy, shares her passage through depression after the loss of a close friend. Mandisa resides in Nashville with her beloved dog, Kiya. www.mandisaofficial.com
Annie F. Downs
Annie F. Downs is a New York Times best selling author, sought-after speaker, and successful podcast host based in Nashville, TN. Engaging and honest, she makes readers and listeners alike feel as if they’ve been long-time friends. Co-founder of the That Sounds Fun Network—which includes her aptly named flagship podcast, That Sounds Fun—and author of multiple bestselling books including Chase the Fun, That Sounds Fun, 100 Days to Brave and Remember God, Annie is the friend who will shoot straight with you, remind you that God is good, and still manage to make you laugh in the process. For more about Annie’s work, visit https://www.anniefdowns.com
Julie Clinton is the President of Extraordinary Women Ministries, has spoken to hundreds of thousands of women as host of Extraordinary Women conferences all across America, and has authored five books with Harvest House. A woman of deep faith, she cares passionately about seeing women live out their dreams by finding their freedom in Christ. Julie and her husband, Tim, live in Virginia and have two children, Megan and Zach.
Ginny Owens has spent the past two decades sharing her heart with listeners and readers as a singer/songwriter, author, teacher, and advocate. Her unique musical style and inspirational lyrics transcend genre definition and have taken her to diverse venues, including the White House, the Sundance Film Festival, Lilith Fair, and the National Day of Prayer in Washington, D.C. Ginny has also taught as an adjunct professor at her alma mater, Belmont University, served as a worship leader, partnered with nonprofits, and authored two books.
Margaret Feinberg, host of the popular podcast, The Joycast, is an well-liked Bible teacher and speaker at churches and leading conferences. Her books, including Fight Back With Joy and Taste and See: Discovering God Among Butchers, Bakers and Fresh Food Makers, and their corresponding Bible studies have sold more than one million copies and received critical acclaim and extensive national media coverage from CNN, the Associated Press, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and more. She was recently named one of 50 women most shaping culture and the Church today by Christianity Today. www.margaretfeinberg.com
Shelene Bryan is a former Hollywood Producer who left her job to start Skip1.org, a charity that builds kitchens and provides food and clean water to children and families in need. Her dream is to get everyone on the planet to skip one thing once in their lives for the sake of someone else. Shelene has appeared on the Steve Harvey Show, Home & Family, and Oprah’s Own show. She is an accomplished speaker, the creator of @thesplashpodcast, and is a best-selling author of Love, Skip, Jump: Start Living the Adventure of Yes and Ridiculous Faith: Experience the Power of an Absurdly, Unbelievably Good God. Shelene is a wife and mother of two and resides in Southern California with her husband of 30 years, Brice. www.shelenebryan.com
Michael O’Brien was the lead singer of the Christian band, NewSong, for seven years. Sensing that God was placing a strong call on his life to step out and minister as a solo artist, he resigned his position with the band and has now been serving in the music ministry on his own for some 20 years. Michael has built a reputation as an incredibly gifted singer/songwriter with a heart for ministering to the body of Christ.
7:00 AM Gold Doors Open
7:30 AM Doors Open
8:30 AM Conference Begins
9:10 AM General Session
10:50 AM General Session
11:50 AM Lunch Break
1:30 PM General Session
3:10 PM General Session
4:00 PM Conference Closing
Praise & Worship