Speakers

Alli Worthington

Alli Worthington is the author of The Year of Living Happy: Finding Contentment and Connection in a Crazy World,  Fierce Faith: A Woman’s Guide to Fighting Fear, Wrestling Worry, and Overcoming Anxiety and Breaking Busy: How to Find Peace and Purpose in a World of Crazy, speaker, podcaster, and serves on the teaching team at Northeast Christian Church. 

Her goal is to help women live the life God created them to live with encouragement and practical tools to make life happier, less busy, and with a fierce faith in the Lord.  

Alli’s no-nonsense, guilt-free take on life, family, and balance lead to appearances on The Today Show and Good Morning America. And her down-to-earth, practical teaching style has given her to the opportunity to speak at Propel, Catalyst, and churches all over the country. 

Alli, her husband, Mark, and their five sons live outside of Nashville, TN with the only golden retriever who refuses to retrieve. 

You can find her on her weekly podcast, The Alli Worthington Show.

Candy Gibbs

Candy Gibbs, the daughter of a youth minister, would have never thought that she would find herself in a crisis pregnancy. At 18, with the help of her father, Candy made the devastating choice of abortion. Their testimony is full of God’s healing grace and unfailing love in the midst of devastation, regret, shame and grief.

Candy Gibbs is the Executive Director of the CareNet Pregnancy Centers & Mentoring Programs in Amarillo, Texas. She is the author of Rescue: Raising Teens in a Drowning Culture as well as Chosen and Pearls, curriculum for pre-teens and teens, and encourages hundreds of parents through her blog on CandyGibbs.com. CareNet Pregnancy Centers in Amarillo sees over 1,000 clients each month. CareNet Mentoring Programs, spear-headed by Candy, has over 20,000 interactions per month with pre-teens and teens during the school year. Candy speaks regularly to Pro-Life events, as well as, teens and parent events around the country.

Candy and her husband Brian make their home in Bushland, Texas with their teenage daughter, Madi. Their son, Jake, is a student at Texas A&M University; and, their oldest son, Tanner, is a US Airman currently serving in Montana with their daughter-in-law and three precious grandchildren.

Candy is currently writing her new book about Mothers & Sons—coming soon!

Rachael Adams

Rachael is the founder of The Love Offering and the author of Fisk’s Fishing Adventures: The Best Catch. She is currently working on her first Christian living book for women. Her heart’s desire is to encourage women to realize their God given purpose and to embolden them to move into the world through compassionate action.

Rachael lives a simple life in her lifelong lake town of Somerset, Kentucky with her husband Bryan and their two children Will and Kate. Most days you will find her at the keyboard with two doodles under her feet, at a sporting event rooting for her children, at home trying to create a welcoming environment for her family, or in the community serving however the Lord leads her that day. In her quest to find fulfillment in this life, she has discovered that time spent with God and time spent serving others fill her heart the most. Connect with Rachael at www.rachaelkadams.com.

Jessica Hosfield

Jessica Harris Hosfield is a native of Frankfort, Kentucky, and currently lives in Lexington with her husband Greg and her precious daughter Ellis. She and her family are long-time members of Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church. Jessica will be sharing her experiences as a mother of a child with special healthcare needs, from an initially terrifying diagnosis to miraculous healing and prognosis. She is excited to tell the story of her family and how God has been evident every step of the way.

Taylor Robinson

Taylor Robinson is a Frankfort native seeking to learn and spread God’s word. As a personal trainer she is dedicated to serving her community by helping them to live holistic lifestyles. She and her husband, Dale Robinson, own GURU Fitness. She serves on the board of the Wanda Joyce Robinson Foundation, a faith based non-profit, whose mission is to serve the youth impacted by incarceration. She is a proud wife, bonus mom, and community leader that looks forward to seeing how God will continue to move through her life.

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 in Christ and as a result her “get busy living” attitude is contagious. She seeks to follow God’s lead in her life as she serves in numerous capacities alongside her husband, Pastor Todd Lester. Since its inception in 2017, she has served as the chairman of the Devoted Leadership Team. Todd and Kelly currently serve as pastor and wife at Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church and have three children; Isaiah (15), Sophie (13), and Anne Katherine (7).

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We invite you to join us on March 2, 2019 for our 3rd Annual Conference. Our theme is "Bloom Where You Are Planted."

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