Saturday, May 6, 2017
8:15 AM to 5:00 PM
264 Jacksonville Rd, Lincoln Park, NJ
$79.00 A person
Boxed Lunch available for $10.00 or bring your own
Lunch option: Chick-fil-A wrap, pasta salad, fruit, and dessert
SHE Leads Conference Description
SHE Leads is a training event to help women understand and implement their passions and exemplifying a servant leader’s attitude with those they equip to carry out a shared vision. Through sessions led by a panel of seasoned women leaders, you will explore techniques of leadership to better equip you for serving Christ in your church, community, ministry, and marketplace. In addition, they will encourage, inspire and help you move out with confidence. SHE Leads is in their 6th year of building into women’s lives with passion and you will walk away encourage to step out with a desire to impact the lives of others.
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If you have questions, please call, 610-216-2730
Cancellation Policy: You may cancel your registration for a 50% refund up until 60 days prior to the event date.
Hotel Accommodation: Sheraton Parsippany Hotel, 199 Smith Rd. Parsippany, NJ.
phone: (888) 627-8148.
Friday & Saturday, May 5 & 6. Double room occupancy, $119.00 plus tax
When making reservations mention SHE Leads Leadership Conference.
Price is guaranteed up until 30 days out from event.
2017 Keynote Speaker
Keynote Sessions One: You Were Made to Influence the World in a Way that No One Else Can: Stewarding your God-Given Influence Keynote Session Two: Ordinary to Extraordinary: Becoming the Leader You Long to Be
Jenni Catron is a writer, speaker, and leadership coach who consults churches and non-profits to help them lead from their extraordinary best. Her passion is to lead well and to inspire, equip and encourage others to do the same. She speaks at conferences and churches nationwide, seeking to help others develop their leadership gifts and lead confidently in the different spheres of influence God has granted them. Additionally, she consults with individuals and teams on leadership and organizational health. Jenni is the author of several books including Clout: Discover and Unleash Your God-Given Influence and The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership. Jenni blogs at www.jennicatron.com and contributes to a number of other online publications as well. Outreach Magazine has recognized her as one of the thirty emerging influencers reshaping church leadership.
A leader who loves “putting feet to vision,” Jenni has served on the executive leadership teams of Menlo Church in Menlo Park, California, and Cross Point Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to ministry leadership, she worked as an Artist Development Director in the Christian music industry. Jenni loves a fabulous cup of tea, great books, learning the game of tennis, and hanging out with her husband and their border collie. Learn more about Jenni www.jennicatron.com Offering breakout session: Leading Volunteers
SHE Leads Founder
Jessie Seneca is the founder of More of Him Ministries and SHE Leads Conference. She has been leading women in the local community and churches for over 25 years. She also works with LifeWay as their Northeast Simulcast Specialist and a frequent YOU Lead presenter. She enjoys seeing women get into the Word of God and the transformation it brings into their lives. Jessie has also shared her ministry with women throughout the US and Canada. Through God’s Word, Jessie shares what true leadership looks like along with practical teachings from her personal experiences.
Her message inspires women to move into a whole-hearted lifestyle, one devoted fully to God. Jessie’s passion and wisdom is to use the gifts God has given her to speak into the lives of her listeners and readers through her Bible studies, The Secret is Out, Joseph, A Life Of Rejection, Resilience and Respect and her books, Road Trip & Friendship, Sisters for a Journey. She is a wife and mother of two adult daughters. Offering: Whose Time is it Anyway? & The W.A.I.T after the Call
Meet our Team
All the Single Ladies, Bridging the Generation Gap, Enjoying Solitude with Jesus, Homiletics, Leading through Change, Overcoming the SuperGal Syndrome, Overcoming “Spiritual” Identity Theft, Speak UP, Spiritual Insight and Practical Skills of Resolving Conflict, The WAIT after the Call, Whose Time is it Anyway and More…
Verna Bowman has had the privilege in serving in women’s ministry for over twenty-five years. Various roles include leading Bible studies, mentoring women of all ages, developing ministries and coordinating events. She is an inspirational speaker and author of two books, Crumbs Along the Broken Path and Gathering, Seeds of Encouragement. Verna’s heart is to encourage women to seek a deeper relationship with Jesus through the truth of his Word. She is a recent widow, mother of four and grandmother to five and works as a medical secretary and patient advocate. You may visit her blog, Encouraging Women One Story at a Time at www.vernabowman.com Offering: Beginning and Building a Balanced Women’s Ministry & The Devotional Life of a Good Leader
Author, Speaker, Singer – Michele Giletto has over 25 years of leadership experience encouraging and leading others through music, speaking and prayer ministry. After a series of life events and hardships, Michele was counseled to “get into and stay in the Word of God.” When she did, her eyes were opened and she received a hunger and thirst for God’s Word that she had never experienced before. Everything she does is focused on moving women from routine religion to finding life-giving faith. Founder of CatholicWomenGathering.com and Gathered in Grace Prayer Ministries, Michele leads an online ministry taking women of all faiths through the Bible. She has written several Bible studies including, Discover Yourself in the Women of the Bible and has co-authored the “Go Deeper” online Bible study with Christian author and speaker, Deborah Lovett. Michele balances her writing and speaking ministry while working as the Network Director of Women’s Imaging for St. Luke’s University Health Network. She resides in Whitehall, PA with her husband, two teenage children, and the vivacious miniature poodle Maggie. To learn more about Michele visit www.MicheleGiletto.com Offering: Leading Like the Ladies in the Bible & Leading through the Storm
Passionate about children’s and family ministry, Heather Horn has been in full-time ministry for over 12 years, currently serving as the Director of Children’s Ministries at Jacksonville Chapel in Lincoln Park, NJ. She is driven by a desire to see women embrace the gifts God has given them and to use those gifts for His glory. God continues to show Heather the need for balance and a full reliance on Him in ministry and everyday life. Being married to Josh for over 14 years and raising two young daughters has only increased her passion for all children and their need to realize their worth in Jesus Christ. Offering: Leading like a Girl: A Woman in a Man’s World
A pastor’s daughter, Aimee Huber serves as the Executive Director of First Choice Women’s Resource Centers. Since 1990, she has had the privilege of seeing God grow their ministry in New Jersey from one to five centers, all with medical services. She holds a B.A. from Rutgers University and has also served as a national consultant with Life Steward Ministries. Aimee is married to Drew and is a mom to Austin (8) and Chloe (5). http://www.1stchoice.org/ Offering: Leading Through Change
Lori Hynson is a speaker, singer, blogger, playwright and the award-winning author of “SuperGal vs. GOD.” She is the owner of independent publishing company, Broken Shoe Press, and a member of the Christian Small Publishers’ Association. As a busy SuperGal, Lori recently retired as the owner of a successful account rep marketing company servicing the legal industry. Heavily involved in her community, as well as the performing arts, she is a vocalist at her home church, Second Baptist Church of Doylestown, Pa. Lori shares her Secrets of a Recovering SuperGal through the Word of God. With joy, humor, and song, she reaches out to hurting women to encourage them to surrender their heavy shackles to Jesus. She wants you to realize, as she has had to learn, that IT’S NOT YOUR JOB TO RUN THIS PLANET! She and her husband are parents of five, grandparents of twelve, and live in Phoenixville, PA with Morticia the cat. http://thesupergalsyndrome.com/ Offering: Overcoming the SuperGal Syndrome
Dr. Veirdre Ridgley-Jackson is a woman pursuing God’s priorities, purpose, and passion for her life. She is an award-winning educator, entrepreneur, and advocate. She has been recognized with the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award and has been honored by the Pennsylvania Southeast Regional Key as a Professional Development Champion. Dr. Jackson has served as an AmeriCorps worker in the Philadelphia School District; an elementary school educator in the Norristown Area School District; founder and director of New Life Child and Family Development Center; Graduate school professor; and currently the Director for MELC- Professional Development Dimensions. Through her work in the areas of education, family development programming, community collaboration, and organizational leadership, her expertise includes cultivating leaders, developing community partnerships, and implementing relationship-based programs that deeply impact people, families, and children from the inside out. Her passion for supporting women in pursuing the promises that God has for their lives has led her to her current mission as Co-founder of Fresh Fountain of Life: Counseling & Wellness Ministry which has the vision to see the power of God’s transformative love, mercy, grace and forgiveness heal women impacted by trauma worldwide. Dr. Jackson holds a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Temple University and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Innovation from Wilmington University. She is married and the mother of two daughters. https://livingstrongllc.com/ Offering: Leading in Balance & F.I.T for Leadership
Lisa Melillo is a passionate intercessor and a faithful leader at King of Kings Worship Center in Basking Ridge, NJ. As a marketplace minister, Lisa’s heart desire is to ignite the body of Christ to change the world at work. With over 30 years of business experience in People/Organization Development, Executive Coaching, and Human Resource Management, Lisa is driven to help individuals and businesses reach their God-given purpose and potential. She has worked with a variety of Fortune 500 companies throughout her career, providing leadership effectiveness solutions to C-suite executives, high potential talent, and high performing teams. Formerly Vice-President of Global People Development for Colgate-Palmolive, Lisa now owns and operates an Executive Coaching and Consulting Practice for a little over a decade. She has an undergraduate degree in Social Psychology and Management from Lehigh University, and two Masters degrees in Organization Psychology and Counseling Psychology. Offering: Spiritual Insight and Practical Skills of Resolving Conflict & Overcoming “Spiritual” Identity Theft
Bertina Pelter is a Washington, DC native, and Pastor’s wife. Together with her husband, Keith they lead the Southern Baptist Church located in Philadelphia, PA. As a lifelong careered stylist, “Tina” is a co-owner of Bold and Beautiful Salon in Downingtown, PA. She is the CEO of the non-profit organization FAVOR (Faces And Voices Of Reason) a youth etiquette, self-esteem building and goal setting program implemented in schools and churches. She is the women’s ministry leader at her church and active in the community and abroad. As a volunteer coordinator/manager for the Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation for the last 10 years, she recruits trains and manages volunteers with the hope of adding value to their lives. Coming from a very untraditional upbringing she was determined not to become a product of her circumstances. Throughout her journey, she has overcome several obstacles and helped many along the way. She is always on a mission to help one live their lives according to Gods word through love. As an inspiring leader, motivational speaker, teacher, entrepreneur, mother and friend she devotes her life to serving God through serving others and leads by being a follower of Christ. http://www.favor4reason.com/ Offering: Getting to Know You
After coming to know the Lord 35 years ago, Erin Rypkema began pursuing a burning passion for seeing other women study God’s Word together. She immersed herself as a small group leader, helped plan retreats and teach within her home church in California. After relocating to New Jersey 27 years ago, she served with Community Bible Study for 21 years as Core Group Leader, Senior Leader, Homeschool Leader, Children’s Director and Area Director. Additionally, Erin led a small group in her local church with their Women’s LIFE ministry. During some of those years, she experienced the joy of homeschooling her own children. Currently, she leads a small group, serves on the advisory board for women’s ministry, shepherds other leaders, trains individuals to lead small groups, teaches and writes devotionals for in-church use. She is married with two adult children and currently works as office manager and receptionist in a chiropractic office. Offering: Building a Team
Lauren Seneca is a young professional working for her alma mater, Messiah College, as Associate Director of Annual Giving in Harrisburg, Pa. Having just completed her Master’s degree in Strategic Leadership, Lauren will be venturing out to teach an undergraduate Communication course in addition to her full-time position. Through her post-college transition, she found herself passionate about young adults discovering authentic community within the local church, specifically in the greater Harrisburg area. As a result, she founded her church’s young adult ministry where she is actively involved in leading Bible study, group events, service projects and worship nights. Beyond her professional commitments and church involvement, Lauren is passionate about athletics and coached collegiate softball for three years. Offering: Bridging the Generation Gap
Meet Certified Life Coach, Author, Speaker and Teacher Kenya S. Ulmer. Kenya teaches women how to ditch the drama and distractions to get on the road to their destiny. Drama and chaos are the dirty little secrets that we want to keep hidden and behind closed doors. Kenya knows about these secrets first-hand after a devastating heartbreak, and soon after, running from one ungodly soul tie to another. She saw destructive patterns, looked deep inside and began to concentrate on the “the one” (herself) instead of looking for “the one” (a man). She had to understand whose she was to understand who she was. Nothing bothers Kenya more than seeing women not understand the power they possess and knowing their true worth in Christ Jesus. Her approach is aimed to get at the root and unearth the deadly foundations that we create and live on. Kenya resides in Maryland with her teen daughter Sydney where she ministers to women by writing for Grace Magazine and sits on the core team of the Single Parents Ministry at her church. https://singlemamawithnodrama.
Jewell Utt is a writer, speaker, and the director of a community food pantry. She has served in church leadership for over twenty-five years with a focus on women’s ministry and community outreach. Her passion is to inspire young women through the Word in order to know their value, purpose and promise in Christ. She enjoys teaching several Bible studies—including a student group from the community college—and gains the most from seeing women step into their position as daughters of the King. From cutting to Christ, the streets to service, from hurt to church participation, God’s healing power is demonstrated through all walks of life. Jewell is a regular contributor to several magazines and devotional books. Her devotions are included in a nationwide gospel curriculum to churches released in 2015. She is a resource speaker for schools, church retreats, and community events. She is married to her ministry partner and they have three grown sons. For words of encouragement through devotions, poetry, and personal contact please visit her website, Encouraging Women on the Highways of Life at www.jewellutt.com Offering: Homiletics & Speak Up
Linda Williams passions in life are her love for Jesus, the Word of God, her family and women! After a career with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the American Red Cross, she began her ministry “to and with” women. Through life experience, God gave Linda a real love and deep compassion for women. She was on the staff of Millington Baptist Church as Coordinator of Women’s Ministry before moving to the Lehigh Valley in 2001 where she again developed women’s ministry at Hope Wesleyan Church. Along with the local church, she has brought her leadership skills to Women of Faith in developing that ministry in the Northeast. For over 25 years, Linda’s unique and personal approach to scripture touches lives and invites women to an alive and rich relationship with the Lord. Linda is a storyteller, a Bible study leader, a speaker and a mentor to young women. She is a recent widow and a very active mom to her four grown children, their spouses, and her eight grandchildren. http://inhisembrace.org/ Offering: Bridging the Generation Gap & When Dreams, Desires, and Demands end up at the intersection of Decision
SHE Leads Schedule
7:45 AM Doors Open (Jenni’s book table, More of Him Ministries book table and Sponsor Table open)
8:15 AM Registration
8:45 AM Announcements/P&W
9:15 AM Session One – Keynote
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM Breakout Session #1
12:00 PM Lunch
12:45 PM Breakout Session #2
2:00 PM Break
2:15 PM Breakout Session #3
3:30 PM Break
3:45 PM Session Two – Keynote
5:00 PM Conference Concludes