October 21-22 | Reliance Church | Temecula, CA

Do you have a desire for God to increase your influence in this world?

He wants to.

This year’s When She Leads conference is for every woman serving in ministry. Our theme this year is, Breaking New Ground, taken from Hosea 10:12 – “Sow for yourselves with a view to righteousness, harvest in accordance with kindness, break up your uncultivated ground for it is time to seek the Lord until he comes and reigns righteousness on you” (NASB)

As we gather, our focus is threefold:

First, we are asking God to break new ground in equipping us for this cultural moment. Second, we are asking God to break new ground in discovering new territories, new fields, and new ministries. And third, we are asking God to break new ground in our communities, where we want to meet new people and establish new friendships, so we can partner together for furtherance of the gospel.



Patti Height

Patti is passionate about the Word of God and seeing Jesus set people free. Through her own experience of identifying as gay at 12 years old, coming out in her 20s, and getting radically and miraculously saved at 36, she has seen the hand of God at work in a very personal way.

In 2006, Patti founded Out of Egypt Ministries and now travels the country equipping Christians with the love and truth of the Gospel to reach and minister to the LGBT community through local churches and venues.

Kelly Bell

Kelly has been married to Brian, Senior Pastor of Calvary Murrieta, for 39 years.  They have two children and 5 grandchildren. Kelly is the Director of Women’s Ministry and has a passion to see women grow in their faith and become doers of the Word.

She is a teacher, a writer, and the author of a Bible Study series called “Reasons to Rejoice.”  Kelly oversees their Justice Ministry and has a passion to “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, ensuring justice for those being crushed.” (Proverbs 31:8-9).

She volunteers with various other community organizations, such as ICA, Rebirth Homes, and the Murrieta Food Pantry. Kelly loves to run, cycle, hike, read, eat, play with her grandkids, travel, go to the beach, and find ways to share Jesus with her world!

Brenda Leavenworth

Brenda Leavenworth is an author and speaker based in Temecula, CA. Her passion is to help women grow in their knowledge and understanding of Scripture as they pursue Christian maturity. She has written several in-depth Bible studies, including her 2016 release of Proverbs 31 study, Far Above Rubies.

Brenda enjoys traveling the globe to share God’s Word and holds a master’s degree in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Christian Leadership from Calvary Chapel University, where she has recently become adjunct faculty.

As the host of When She Leads podcast, Brenda actively and passionately discusses the complexities and realities of leading ministry as a woman. Married to Ted Leavenworth who serves as the Senior Pastor of Reliance Church, Brenda currently serves and loves her community as the Director of Women’s Ministry. Together they have three adult children and ten wonderful grandchildren. 

Janie Alfred

Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, Janie has been a teacher, conference speaker, and has served as Dean of Women at Calvary Chapel Bible College in California.

She’s been a pastor’s wife for over 53 years and gave her life to the Lord in February of 1967.

Janie is mother of five girls, one of whom tragically lost her life at 19 years of age.

Janie loves sharing the Word of God with women and “growing in the grace and knowledge” of the Lord Jesus in her life.

Ashly Czaja

Ashly Czaja is a 26 year old lover of Jesus, her husband Levy, their dog Bear, and coffee. She is from the L.A. area and started leading worship at a young age. She attended Calvary Chapel Bible College and served in a youth discipleship program called On The Edge.

After moving out of state during Covid, she moved back to California as her husband took the role of High School Pastor at Cornerstone Community Church, where they now serve.

Robin Lewis

A six-year-old son said to his mother, ‘Cast all your cares on Him, for He cares for you.’  Her response to him was, ‘Cast my cares on WHO!? WHO cares for me?’ He simply said, ‘On Jesus, mommy, on Jesus!’ That day a single mother found her Savior and a heart to serve Him. 

Robin is truly grateful for her son, Robert, his wife Heather, and their six children: Brayden – 17, Josiah – 15, Selah Joy -14, Jarrod – 13, Caleb – 11, and Benjamin Judah – 8. 

Robin graduated from Calvary Chapel Bible College in 2003 and worked for the college for 17+ years in finances and human resources. She was privileged to teach the following classes, Biblical Hebrew, Ruth and Esther, Women in Church History, Song of Solomon, and Proverbs 31. 

Over the years, Robin has served in various ministries such as Prayer Teams, Women’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, Ushering, and more. Her passion is to share the word of God and encourage the body of Christ to see him in all things.

Krista Fox

Krista and her family live and serve as missionaries in the Amazonian region of Brazil in Belem, Para. She and her husband Kyle have been married for 20 years. They have two sons Aidan and Liam. She and her husband planted Calvary Chapel Belem where Kyle is the pastor and Krista serves as the women’s ministry leader and leads the Proverbs 24:11 ministry (a ministry dedicated to individuals involved in human trafficking and prostitution).

Krista has been involved in ministry for over 15 years. She is currently pursuing her doctorate’s degree in counseling focusing on trauma as her heart’s desire is to see the hurt healed and walking with the Lord.

Sara Holliday

Sara currently serves as the Worship Director at Reliance church. She firmly believes the mission, vision, and values of a worship community should be to know Him and make Him known through music paired with relational living.

“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!” Sara has been in the leadership and administration of discipleship programs, internships, various womens’ ministries, and she loves to teach the Bible. She is passionate about discipleship and team-building. In her free time she enjoys watching movies on the couch with her husband and daughter.

Faith Wake

Faith is a worship leader and graphic designer who loves Jesus, people, and single-origin coffee. Born into a peripatetic ministry family, Faith has been in worship ministry since she was 12-years-old.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Theology and has a heart for Christic artists and their prophetic voice in the world. Faith and her husband Thales currently serve with REVO Collective, Reliance Church, and Cross Culture Missions, based in Temecula, CA with their newborn son and dog-daughter Ahsoka.

Worship With Revo Collective 

Worship With Revo Collective 

Worship With Revo Collective 

Worship With Revo Collective 

Worship With Revo Collective 

Worship With Revo Collective 

REVO Collective is a collaborative worship project based out of Southern California that is made up of worship leaders and musicians from different churches and denominations.

We exist to celebrate unity in the Body of Christ, partnering with the local and global Church through the ministry of Spirit-filled praise and worship—all to the glory of God.


Friday, October 21st

3:00 p.m. – Check-In

3:30 p.m. – Private gathering for
Pastors’ Wives & Ministry Directors

5:00 p.m. – Dinner

6:30 p.m. – Main Session #1

Saturday, Oct 22nd

8:30 a.m. – Breakfast

9:30 a.m. – Main Session #2

11:30 a.m. – Breakout Rotation #1

12:30 p.m. – Lunch

2:00 p.m. – Breakout Rotation #2

3:15 p.m. – Main Session #3

5:00 p.m. – Conference Concludes

(Be advised: schedule is subject to change) 


Early Bird $85 until August 22 | Regular Pricing $100


Group Rate: Take 10% off for groups of five or more (can be applied to Early Bird Pricing)



Here are some hotel options at different price points in the nearby area to Reliance Church.

Best Western Plus

41841 Moreno Rd, Temecula

Distance: 1.0 miles

Price: $$


28400 Rancho California Rd, Temecula

Distance: 1.4 miles

Price: $$$

*Only 1 Bed Suites 

Best Western Country Inn

27706 Jefferson Ave, Temecula

Distance: 2.1 miles

Price: $$

Staybridge Suites

27500 Jefferson Ave, Temecula

Distance: 2.4 miles

Price: $$$

Courtyard Murrieta 

25419 Madison Ave, Murrieta

Distance: 5.3 miles

Price: $$$

Comfort Inn & Suites Murrieta

41005 California Oaks Rd, Murrieta

Distance: 6.9 miles

Price: $

Comfort Inn & Suites Temecula Wine Country
41005 California Oaks Rd, Murrieta, CA 92562
7.6 Miles from the venue
Group Rate:  Reliance Church
Cost:  Friday Night $194
Saturday Night $229

Breakout Sessions

Hand to the Plow: Social Justice + the Church

Kelly Bell


“Let Justice Roll Like a River” (Amos 5:23-24)

All through Scripture, we see God’s heart of justice, identifying with the powerless and taking up their cause. Justice is part of the character and nature of God. If the Lord loves justice, shouldn’t we as well? (Isaiah 61:8) Micah tells us to live justly, not only “do” acts of justice (Micah 6:8).

The journey towards “living justly” in this world is a lifestyle that we are called to embrace as children of God, and the Church has an amazing opportunity to bring hope, healing, and truth to the hurting, vulnerable, and exploited. Vinoth Ramachandra wrote, “Jesus and the Biblical prophets did not think of rendering assistance to the needy in the world in terms of charity, but in terms of justice.” Join us as we discuss how the Church is in prime position to “put our hand to the plow” and some practical ways to do that individually and as a leader.

The Threshing Floor (Hosea 13:3): Overcoming Discouragement
in Ministry

Janie Alfred


Discouragement is no respecter of persons. It is the common adversary to everyone, but especially to those in a leadership position. Regardless of how strong you are in your faith, or how long you have been walking with Jesus, you will face discouragement.

But Jesus commands in John 14:1 “Let not your hearts be troubled, discouraged.” And He gives the remedy “Believe in God and believe also in Me.” Jesus is calling us to fight for encouragement in Him and that’s what we will be discussing in this breakout session.

Cultivating Compassion: A Conversation for Family and Friends of LGBTQ

Patti Height


How do you start a conversation with a loved one identifying as a part of the LGBTQ community? Sit down with Patti Height as she shares practical ways of ministering with both grace and truth when LGBTQ hits home. Additionally, learn ways to equip children and this next generation with sexual truths before the culture does.

Propagating Leadership: Developing Leaders and Servants (Matthew 24:45-46)

Brenda Leavenworth


One of the keys to propagating (to increase by reproduction) servant-leaders in ministry is having a well-established, firmly rooted and spirit-filled archetype to follow, one that is worth imitating. In this breakout session we will discuss a healthy model of leadership, along with practical ways to extend these principles to those we serve with through instruction and training.

Paving the Way: How to reach Gen Z

Ashly Czaja


As time keeps moving forward, there is always going to be a need for reaching the next generation. Although there is nothing new under the sun, we must come to a place of understanding younger people in a way that is honorable to God and yet also meets them where they are at. Join me as we discuss what this looks like both spiritually and practically.

The Sower’s Toolbox: How to Teach Women

Robin Lewis


We are told in 2 Timothy 3:16-17, “There’s nothing like the written Word of God for showing us the way to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, and training us to live God’s way. Through the Word, we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us.” The “How to Teach Women” workshop will help us to see the importance of the Word of God in our lives and how there are various methods of preparing, teaching, reaching, and equipping the women in your sphere of influence.

Tender Care: Counseling through Trauma

Krista Fox


Biblical Counseling through Crisis & Trauma- Sadly many people, even in the church, experience various levels of crisis or profound trauma in their lives. As Christians we should be able to walk with those who have been deeply hurt; loving them, ministering to them, and counseling them, unfortunately there are many who feel ill-equipped to do so. This workshop will look at how we can walk through the darkness with others by using specific Biblical counseling interventions and objectives to minister to the traumatized.

Times of Refreshing: A Gathering for Women in Worship

Sara Holliday / Faith Wake


Acts 3:20 says, “Then times of refreshment will come from the presence of the Lord, and he will again send you Jesus, your appointed Messiah.” We will explore what it means to be refreshed by the Lord as we look to His word as our guide as we navigate the grounds of being women who exercise their spiritual gift in worship. This breakout session will cover both biblical and practical aspects of engaging our worship community.