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When She Leads Conference

EQUIPPING, ENCOURAGING, AND CONNECTING WOMEN IN SERVANT LEADERSHIP

October 18-19, 2024 | Murrieta Hot Springs Resort | Murrieta, California

The When She Leads Conference 2024 is for every woman who serves and leads in all aspects of life. Our theme this year is “Jesus Through the Eyes of Women” featuring author and theologian Rebecca McLaughlin.

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father,  full of grace and truth.”

John 1:14 (ESV)

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SPEAKERS

Rebecca McLaughlin

Rebecca McLaughlin holds a Ph.D. in Renaissance Literature from Cambridge University and a theology degree from Oak Hill College in London.

Rebecca McLaughlin holds a Ph.D. in Renaissance Literature from Cambridge University and a theology degree from Oak Hill College in London. She is the author of Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World's Largest Religion (2019), which was named book of the year by Christianity Today, and of 10 Questions Every Teen Should Ask (and Answer) about Christianity (2021), The Secular Creed: Engaging 5 Contemporary Claims (2021), and Is Christmas Unbelievable? Four Questions Everyone Should Ask About the World's Most Famous Story (2021). She lives in Cambridge Massachusetts with her husband Bryan, and their three children.

Brenda Leavenworth

Brenda Leavenworth is an author and speaker based in Temecula, California. Her passion is
to help women grow in their knowledge and understanding of Scripture as they pursue
Christian maturity.

Brenda Leavenworth is an author and speaker based in Temecula, California. Her passion is
to help women grow in their knowledge and understanding of Scripture as they pursue
Christian maturity. She enjoys traveling the globe to share God’s Word and has written
several in-depth Bible studies, including her 2016 release of Proverbs 31 study, Far
Above Rubies. Brenda holds a master’s degree in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in
Christian Leadership from Calvary Chapel University and has joined their staff as an
adjunct professor. 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,
together they share three adult children and ten grandchildren. Brenda currently serves
and loves her community as the Director of Women’s Ministry at her home church.

Christy Duff

Christy Duff is a pastor’s wife at The Garden Fellowship, where her husband, Jason, is the pastor.

Christy Duff is a pastor’s wife at The Garden Fellowship, where her husband, Jason, is the pastor. She and Jason have been married for 22 years and they have 3 beautiful children- 20 year old Haley, 18 year old Jonathan, and 16 year old Aleah. She has a passion for women to grow in the Lord through His Word, and is blessed to be able to travel and speak to encourage them to do just that!

Kelly Bell

Kelly has been married to Brian, Senior Pastor of Calvary Murrieta, for 40 years. They have two children and 5 grands!

Kelly has been married to Brian, Senior Pastor of Calvary Murrieta, for 40 years. They have two children and 5 grands!
Kelly has been the Director of Women’s Ministry at Calvary for over 35 years and loves what she does. She has a passion to see women grow in their faith and become doers of the Word, not hearers only. She is a teacher, a devotional writer, and author of a Bible Study series called “Reasons to Rejoice.”
Concerning Human Trafficking and other injustices, she has a passion to advocate for the rights of the oppressed and exploited, and to “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.” Kelly feels compelled to do whatever she can to help “ensure justice for those being crushed.” (Proverbs 31:8-9) Kelly volunteers for the Riverside County’s Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force whenever possible and oversees the Justice Ministry at her church, working to help people figure out how to use their gifts, talents, and finances in fighting this battle. She also loves to serve in her community and volunteers with various other organizations, including the local chapter of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Rebirth Homes, California Family Life Center, and the Murrieta Food Pantry.
As far as hobbies go, Kelly loves to run, cycle, hike, and anything else that burns calories! She loves to read, eat, play with her grandkids, travel, go to the beach, and find ways to share Jesus with her world!

Meka Buffington

Meka Buffington serves with her husband, Bill Buffington, the senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Inglewood. Meka holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Education Leadership

Meka Buffington serves with her husband, Bill Buffington, the senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Inglewood. They have been married for over 25 years, have four young-adult children, and one grandchild. Their older son was diagnosed with autism as a toddler. Providing biblical support and encouragement to families touched by special needs is a ministry that is close to her heart. Meka holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Education Leadership. She is the Director of Women’s Ministry and leads the Children’s Ministry. Meka has a passion for teaching God’s word, discipling women to grow in their relationship with Christ, writing Bible curriculum for children, and training servants/leaders to plant the seed of God’s word in the heart of young ones.

Rosemary Cady

Rosemary lives in Longmont, Colorado, where she serves as the leader of the Women’s Ministry at White Fields Community Church.

Rosemary lives in Longmont, Colorado, where she serves as the leader of the Women’s Ministry at White Fields Community Church. Her husband, Nick, serves as Lead Pastor. They have four wonderful children; each having a unique testimony of God’s grace in their lives. Growing up in Oceanside, California, Rosemary is a first-generation American, which made life an adventure and caused her to grow in appreciation for the USA. She came to know the Lord at the end of high school, and started attending Calvary Chapel in Vista, California, where she had the privilege of serving the Lord as a youth group leader. She then spent 14 years serving as a missionary in Hungary, church planting with Calvary Chapel. Rosemary enjoys hiking, running, cooking, traveling, gardening, teaching the Bible, and most of all: spending time with family.

Krista Fox

Krista and her family lived and served as missionaries in the Amazonian region of Brazil in Belem, Para.

Krista and her family lived and served 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 pastored and Krista served as the women's ministry leader and led 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.

Sonia Trujillo

Sonia Trujillo is the senior pastor’s wife at Calvary Chapel South Los Angeles. She and her husband have been doing ministry in the inner-city for over twenty years.

Sonia Trujillo is the senior pastor’s wife at Calvary Chapel South Los Angeles. She and her husband have been doing ministry in the inner-city for over twenty years. They have been married for twenty nine years and have three grown children and three grandchildren. They have a desire to share the hope of God with everyone, including those whose lives have been impacted by a life of gangs, drugs, crimes and incarceration.

BREAKOUT TITLES

Loneliness in Ministry

Experiencing loneliness in ministry is more common than we admit. It can lead to feelings of discouragement and further isolation. Let’s come out of hiding, enter into the comfort of Christ, and receive encouragement from God’s Word and His people.

Cultivating Leadership

When identifying potential leaders, what qualities should we seek? How do we disciple and develop them once they’re recognized? Join us for a discussion covering common misconceptions, pitfalls, and successful strategies for raising up leaders.

Women’s Ministry 101

What are the building blocks of an effective Women’s Ministry? Whether you’re new to women’s ministry or are looking to reinvigorate your vision, there are helpful tools we can all gather as we seek to faithfully serve the women in our churches.

Effective Bible Teaching

Join us for a practical discussion covering spiritual preparation, study techniques, execution, and more when it comes to teaching the Bible.

Church Hurt

The Body of Christ is made up of individuals saved by grace, yet some have experienced pain within the church community. Together let’s seek how to support those who have been wounded by church experiences and explore Jesus’ compassionate approach to their healing.

Jesus > Culture

The teachings of Jesus are not intimidated by the shifting culture or the confrontation of the world. At the same time, we cannot separate His words from His radical compassion for sinners. Let’s search the Scriptures and uncover the heart of Christ together.

Multi-Generational Ministry

How does the household of faith set a table across older and younger generations, and what steps can we take to bridge any divides? Let’s discuss how we can embody the Gospel that welcomes and honors saints of all ages to display the manifold grace of God.

Navigating Tensions

The Christian life is often characterized by tension as we live as citizens of heaven on earth. As we follow and serve Jesus, we will encounter relational and cultural tensions, even with fellow believers. Let’s seek God’s heart for wisdom in navigating these challenges, fostering interpersonal growth, and pursuing unity as peacemakers and heralds of the Gospel of reconciliation.

WORSHIP

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 embody what it means to be made one in Christ, partnering with the local and global Church through the ministry of Spirit-filled praise and worship as opportunities arise. With our pursuit of unity, we resist what divides us, seek to refresh the saints, and make the Gospel known to the seeking—all to the glory of God.

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 embody what it means to be made one in Christ, partnering with the local and global Church through the ministry of Spirit-filled praise and worship as opportunities arise. With our pursuit of unity, we resist what divides us, seek to refresh the saints, and make the Gospel known to the seeking—all to the glory of God.

PRICING

Early Bird Price: $99* (ends August 11th)

Regular Price: $129*

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FRIDAY

4:30 pm – Check In

6:30 pm – Main Session

SATURDAY

8:00 am – Continental Breakfast

9:30 am – Main Session

11:00 am –  Breakout Rotation

12:00 pm – Lunch

1:45 pm – Breakout Rotation

3:00 pm – Main Session

4:30pm – Conference Concludes

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