Berglund Center

October 6 – 7, 2017

Berglund Center | Roanoke, VA

Julie Clinton

Julie Clinton, M.Ad., M.B.A., president of Extraordinary Women, has spoken to hundreds of thousands of women as host of EWomen conferences all across America, and is author of Extraordinary Women: Discovering God’s Dream for Your Life, the devotional Living God’s Dream for You, 10 Things You Aren’t Telling Him and A Woman’s Path to Emotional Freedom. 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 with their children, Megan and Zach.

Liz Curtis Higgs

Liz is the author of more than 30 books with more than 45 million copies in print. A gifted professional speaker, known by her audiences as AN ENCOURAGER, Liz has presented more than 1,700 inspiration programs. Liz is married to Bill Higgs, Ph.D. and they have two children, Matthew and Lillian.

Kasey Van Norman

Kasey Van Norman’s teaching style radiates a unique and refreshing authenticity as she speaks to a generation of people tired of hypocrisy and hungry for transparent leaders. Her ministry passion is to reach those who are far from God and ignite a spiritual flame in those who know Him. Kasey resides in College Station, Texas, with her husband, Justin, and their two children.


Renee Swope is the best-selling author of A Confident Heart, an award-winning book from the Retailers Choice Awards, which is now available in six different languages. She is also co-host of Proverbs 31 Ministries’ radio program, “Everyday Life with Lysa & Renee,” which reaches more than 10 million women around the world each weekday. Renee has been married to her best friend, J.J., for over 21 years and they have three children: Joshua (19), Andrew (17), and Aster (6). She and her family live in Charlotte, NC.


Tim Hawkins has established himself as one of the most in-demand comedians in the country. With 300,000,000 video views online and more than 100 sold-out concerts every year, his “jackwagon” crew has grown into a revolution of multi-generational proportions. He reminds us that for life’s many trials, laughter is our best medicine—especially when the Prozac™ runs out. Tim lives in Missouri with his wife and four “crud muffins.”


Nicole Johnson is a best-selling author, performer and motivational speaker. She communicates with humor and wisdom using her unique blend of drama and speaking skills. Nicole’s “Fresh Brewed Life” message gives hope to hardworking, overextended women everywhere. Whether she is performing one of her original sketches or sharing lessons from her own life, she will leave you filled with a fresh-brewed perspective that brings hope to the daily grind.


Angie Smith is the wife of Todd Smith (lead singer of the Dove Award winning group, Selah) and author of: I Will Carry You, What Women Fear, Mended, Chasing God, and children’s books, Audrey Bunny and For Such a Time as This. She is also one of the most popular speakers and blog writers in the country. First connecting with masses of women on her blog, “Bring the Rain,” while writing about the pregnancy and, ultimately, the loss of her daughter, Audrey, Angie now connects with women through her books and national women’s conferences. She lives with her husband and a house full of daughters in Nashville, Tennessee.


Jeremiah is known for his unique communication skills and his infectious love for people. He is a contributor for Fox News, ministers internationally in partnership with Museum of the Bible, president of Christian Thinkers Society, a Resident Institute at Houston Baptist University (in the top ten most ethnically diverse campuses in North America) where he also serves as Professor of Early Christianity. Jeremiah’s passion is working with local churches and pastors in equipping Christians to give intellectually informed accounts of what they believe.


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.


Since their debut in 2001, GRAMMY®-nominated, multiple American Music Award and Dove Award winners MercyMe have sold more than 8.5 million units in CD, single and DVD sales, garnered 27 No. 1 multi-format Christian radio singles and four consecutive mainstream radio hits with “I Can Only Imagine,” (No. 4 AC/Top 25 on Top 40/Hot AC), “Here With Me” (No. 4 AC), “Homesick” (Top 10 AC), and “So Long Self.” Their radio success has continued with recent singles “Flawless” (No. 1 for 15 weeks) and “Greater” (No. 1 for 16 weeks), landing them the Top Christian Airplay Artist spot on Billboard’s 2015 Year End charts. MercyMe made history in 2014 as “I Can Only Imagine” surpassed 2 million digital downloads, making it the first song in Christian music to go platinum and double-platinum in the digital domain. In 2009, Billboard named MercyMe’s “Word Of God Speak” the No. 1 Song of The Decade and the group the No. 1 Artist of the Decade in both the Christian Songs and Christian AC Songs categories, recognizing them as one of the industry’s most notable talents. They have sold out venues throughout the US and Canada, including Radio City Music Hall, and have appeared on The Today Show, CBS This Morning, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Fox New Channel’s Fox & Friends, CNN, ABC News, and in the pages of Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, USA Today and more. Their most recent project MercyMe, It’s Christmas! debuted atop the Billboard Top Holiday Albums chart and became an instant classic. Their eighth studio releaseWelcome To The New,garnered Billboard Music Award nominations in all three Christian categories and two GRAMMY® nods; the album is available in stores now.

Friday, October 6th

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

Saturday, October 7th

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

HotelAddressReservations Phone Number & Group CodeWeb SiteDistance from Mabee CenterRatesMake Reservations by
Days Inn Roanoke Hollins I-818118 Plantation Road
Roanoke, VA 24019
(540) 563-5656none available -- please call hotel; be sure to mention Ewomen Conference to get group rate12 mintues (9.2 miles)$59.95 single/doubleFriday, October 7, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn Lynchburg4025 Wards Road
Lynchburg, VA 24502
(434) 239-3006Click Here
group code = EWC
60 minutes (48.4 miles)$150.00 single/doubleWednesday, August 31, 2016
Holiday Inn Roanoke Valley View3315 Ordway Drive
Roanoke, VA 24017
(540) 362-4500Click Here9 minutes (4.2 miles)$129.00 single/doubleFriday, September 23, 2016
Mainstay Suites Airport5080 Valley View Boulevard
Roanoke, VA 24012-2038
(540) 527-3030none available -- please call hotel; be sure to mention Ewomen Conference to get group rate11 minutes (4.2 miles)$169.00 king suitesFriday, September 7, 2016
Days Inn Roanoke I-818118 Plantation Road
Roanoke, VA 24019
(540) 366-0341none available -- please call hotel; be sure to mention Ewomen Conference to get group rate12 minutes
9.2 miles
$89.00 single/double occupancyThursday, September 28, 2017
Days Inn Roanoke Civic Center601 Orange Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016
(540) 342-4551Click Here11 minutes (walk)
.5 miles
$89.00 single/double occupancyThursday, September 28, 2017
Mainstay Suites Airport5080 Valley View Boulevard
Roanoke, VA 24012
(540) 527-3030none available -- please call hotel; be sure to mention Ewomen Conference to get group rate11 minutes
4.2 miles
$169.00 single/double occupancyThursday, August 31, 2018
Sheraton Roanoke2801 Hershberger Road Northwest
Roanoke, VA 24017
(540) 563-9300none available -- please call hotel; be sure to mention Ewomen Conference to get group rate9 minutes
4.3 miles
$119.00 single/double occupancyThursday, September 14, 2017
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