Berglund Center

October 5-6, 2018

Berglund Center | Roanoke, VA



Julie Clinton, MAd, MBA, is president of Extraordinary Women and host of EWomen conferences all across America. She is the author of several books including A Woman’s Path to Emotional Freedom, 10 Things You Aren’t Telling Him, and Extraordinary Women. She is passionate about seeing women live out their dreams by finding their freedom in Christ. Julie and her husband, Tim, live in Virginia with their children, Megan and Zach.


Jo Saxton is a  speaker, author, leadership coach, church planter and visionary. She is the board chair of 3D Movements, and the co-host of the popular podcast Lead Stories: Tales of Leadership and Life with Steph O’Brien. Jo’s latest book The Dream Of You  – Let Go of Broken Identities and Live the Life You Were Made For was released in January 2018. Jo lives in the Minneapolis area with her husband and two children. She loves Starbucks, good times and good friends and has a special place in her heart for Target.



Sheila Walsh is a powerful Bible teacher and best-selling author from Scotland with over 5 million books sold.  Her international ministry has reached more than 5.5 million women by combining honesty, vulnerability, and humor with the transforming power of God’s Word.  Calling Texas home, Sheila lives in Frisco with her husband, Barry, her son, Christian, and three little dogs.


Emmy-nominated® and best-selling comedian, Chonda Pierce, or “the country comic” as Billboard Magazine dubbed her, has been making audiences laugh for more than two decades with her winning combination of fierce wit and southern charm. A stand-up comedian, television hostess, author, and now actress, Pierce has channeled her life experiences into positivity, bringing laughter to audiences around the country. As the RIAA’s best-selling female comedian, her hilarious take on life is easily relatable as she publicly opens up to her listeners about times of darkness and depression in her own life, drawing humor and good from every situation.


Shelene Bryan is a former Hollywood producer whose life took a dramatic turn when she took a trip to Africa to see if the children her family had sponsored through a food program were actually real. Out of that experience, Shelene founded, a charity dedicated to providing food and clean water to children in America and around the world. In addition to being a speaker, she is also the 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.


Ainsley Earhardt is the co-host of FOX News Channel’s (FNC) FOX & Friends, alongside Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade. She joined the network in 2007 and is based in New York. Ainsley is also a #1 New York Times best-selling author. Her latest book, The Light within Me, offers a powerful, uplifting look at her life and spiritual journey that reflects on her family, faith, and successful career. When it comes to her memoir, she says she hopes “people see Jesus.”



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.


For King & Country, stylized as for KING & COUNTRY, is a Christian pop duo composed of Australian-American brothers, Joel and Luke Smallbone. The Nashville-based brothers’ 2012 debut record, Crave, has received much praise, and they were named by Billboard as one of the “New Artists to Watch” for 2012. In 2013, the brothers won New Artist of the Year at the GMA Dove Awards, along with six nominations. Soaring melodies, driving rhythms, theatrical instrumentation, and personal themes are the heartbeat of for KING & COUNTRY’s sophomore album, RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG.


Nichole Nordeman is a recording artist and songwriter for Sparrow/EMI CMG, with numerous number-one and top-10 singles to her credit and cumulative CD sales of more than one million. A two-time Gospel Music Association winner for Female Vocalist of the Year, Nichole has won a total of nine Dove Awards, including one recently as the lyricist on the best-selling album, Music Inspired by The Story. She lives with her family in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Friday, October 5th

6:30pm: Doors Open
7:30-10:30pm: Conference

Saturday, October 6th

7:30am: Doors Open
8:30am-12pm: Conference
1:15-4:30pm: Conference

Due to a high volume of events in the Roanoke, VA area, Conference Direct was unable to confirm discounted room blocks for our EW Roanoke 2018 Conference attendees.  We encourage all attendees to book rooms in advance with their favorite hotel chains.


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