Ok, girls! It’s coming! It’s really coming!
The Life Church women’s conference will be here before you know it. This uniquely fabulous conference has always proven to be a powerful time in the presence of the Lord, and I know that the 2015 conference is going to be just as powerful.
Something amazing happens when hundreds of women, passionately loved by the Lord, gather together to worship, laugh, and grow. What an amazing opportunity it is to set aside 36 hours to focus only on the Lord and who He has created us to be. Just imagine the possibilities!
The theme of this year’s conference is TRUTH. As the Bible states, “The truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). Every person deserves to be able to live his or her life in truth. Knowledge of the truth brings freedom, clarity, direction, vision, wisdom, and so much more. When we are confronted with truth, it causes us to make a choice, and often, this choice brings change.
Maria and her husband Kevin serve as the lead pastors of Life Church in Roscoe, Illinois. They have been married for over 17 years and have four beautiful children. Maria is passionate about loving Jesus, loving her family, and equipping individuals with the tools necessary to fulfill their God-given destiny.
A desire of Sarah’s life is to see the whole-life flourishing of women: physically, socially, emotionally, and most importantly spiritually. Sarah, along with her husband Jake, planted and pastor Trinity Grace Church Queens, which belongs to a wider family of neighborhood churches across New York City that network together for the common good and renewal of the city. Sarah is currently completing her master’s degree in mental health counseling from Alliance Graduate School of Counseling in NYC. In her spare time, you will likely find her nose stuck in a book, or exploring the city with her two children, Caleb (7) and Gracie (2)
Elise graduated from Evangel University in 2012 with her Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies. She and her husband Blare moved to Illinois to work at Life Church in January of 2014. Elise founded Life Church Leadership College in August of 2014, and currently serves as the Director of the program. She has a passion to see the next generation of world-changers become all that God has called them to be as full-time vocational ministers. Elise is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Bible and Theology at SAGU Harrison Graduate School. A true “foodie” at heart, she enjoysa good meal followed by a hazelnut latte. In her free time, she enjoys reading, working out, and running.
Since 1985, Dr Caroline Leaf, a Communication Pathologist and Audiologist, has worked in the area of Cognitive Neuroscience. She specialized in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Learning Disabilities focusing on the Science of Thought as it pertains to thinking and learning. She developed a theory and did some of the initial research back in the 1990’s showing how the mind can change the brain.
She applied the findings of her research in clinical practice for nearly 25 years and now lectures and preaches globally. She is a prolific author and has been a featured guest of Joyce Meyer, James Robison, Marilyn Hickey, Sid Roth and TBN. She has her own show on TBN called “Switch on Your Brain”.
Her passion is to help people see the link between science and scripture as a tangible way of controlling their thoughts and emotions, learning how to think and learn and finding their sense of purpose in life.