Jodie Berndt

Jodie Berndt is the author of several books, including the bestselling Praying the Scriptures series for Children, Teens, Adult Children, and Life. A speaker and Bible teacher, Jodie has been featured on programs like Focus on the Family, The 700 Club, and a host of popular podcasts, and she has written for media outlets such as Fox News, Club31Women, and the Proverbs 31 Daily Devotional. She and her husband, Robbie, have four adult children and they live in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Find Jodie’s blogs, videos, and printable prayer resources at jodieberndt.com.


Lynn Cowell

Lynn Cowell is a national conference speaker who is passionate about helping women of all ages understand the importance of Christ confidence. She is the author of several books including Esther: Seeing Our Invisible God in an Uncertain World for women, and Loved and Cherished: 100 Devotions for Girls just for girls ages 8 – 12. She also serves on the speaking and writing teams for Proverbs 31 Ministries.

Lynn and her husband, Greg, have been married for 35 years and are the parents of three young adults and their spouses. They enjoy spending time together, especially when it combines the mountains, well-worn sweatshirts, and anything with chocolate and peanut butter. Lynn and Greg and the occasional backyard deer, live in North Carolina. 

Kim Hardy

Kim enjoys every opportunity she gets to encourage and challenge her audience, clients, friends and family to live impactful lives. She is privileged to live out her calling as a professional speaker, life and leadership coach, and author. Having written seven books, her latest– Relaunch: 5 Keys to Getting Past Stuck and Stress at Work and Life was a #1 Amazon best seller. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Woman’s Day magazine, Good Morning America, Focus on the Family and a host of syndicated radio shows. Whether she is teaching from the Bible or teaching leadership principles– her deep desire is to see her audience live purposeful and God-honoring lives.

Kim is known for her challenging content, humor, and the inspiration she ignites in her audience. When she is not traveling or working with clients; she loves spending time with her husband, Pastor Dexter Hardy, their four adult children, one grandchild, and volunteering within her community. Kim makes her home in Dallas, Georgia where she loves relaxing on her patio while reading a captivating book and drinking hot coffee.

Kelly Lester

Kelly Lester is a longtime lover of Jesus Christ. Early on, she felt God’s call on her life and continues in her pursuit to make a difference in the lives of those around her, first at home and then in her area of influence. She is passionate in her zeal for a meaningful life with Christ and as a result, her “get busy living” attitude is contagious.

Kelly seeks to follow God’s lead in her life as she serves in numerous capacities alongside her husband, Pastor Todd Lester. Since it’s inception in 2017, she has served as the chair of the Devoted Conference. Todd and Kelly currently serve as pastor and wife at Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church and have three children: Isaiah, Sophie, and Anne Katherine.

Devoted Conference

The Devoted Women's Conference is a ministry of Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church.


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