Join us in Chicago, IL—May 1-2, 2020

Women of all ages are invited to join us as we study God’s Word together.

Chicago Conference Details


Registration Fees (Space is limited—Register early):

  • $100 – Conference (Friday and Saturday) – Regular Registration after Early Registration deadline
  • $25 – Friday Night Only – “Come to the Table” – An Intergenerational family meal for women who love and serve the church (dinner provided)
  • $75 – Saturday Only Conference – Early Registration Fee
  • $60 – Registration for High School and College Students

Two weeks prior to the conference, you will receive a confirmation, along with other details about the conference.

Early Registration Deadline: March 16, 2020

Registration Deadline: April 13, 2020

  • The registration fee does NOT include your lodging. 
  • Registrations are transferable, but not refundable.
  • If you have registration questions, please contact Kathy at or 678-825-1132.

Location: Chicago, IL—May 1-2, 2020

Naperville Presbyterian Church

943 Sanctuary Lane

Naperville, IL 60540


Friday Evening – 5-9 pm – “Come to the Table” – An Intergenerational family meal, talks from women in the region, and discussion for women who love and serve the church

Saturday – 9 am-2:30 pm – Includes 3 plenary sessions and lunch

Keynote Speakers:

Rachel Craddock 

Rachel is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University (B.A. Education) and a first-grade teacher at heart. Rachel has been a member of the PCA since becoming  a Christian in 2003 through the ministry of Campus Outreach. She currently serves as Women’s Ministry Coordinator at North Cincinnati Community Church and CDM’s Regional Advisor to Women’s Ministry in Mid America. She is the author of Slowly Unraveled: Changed from the Inside Out (CDM, January 2019). Rachel is married to Michael and together they have four amazing children: Ezra (10), Asher (9), Caleb (7), and Lydia Jane (5). She and her family are members of North Cincinnati Community Church in Mason, Ohio where her husband serves as lead pastor.

Abby Hutto

Abby is Director of Spiritual Formation at Story Presbyterian Church in Westerville, Ohio. She also works for Parakaleo, a non-profit organization that comes alongside women in ministry, as a group leader and trainer. Abby loves to study and teach Scripture and delights in helping others experience and know God better. Abby is married to Ken, and they have two children, Hannah (14) and Harry (13). They live in Westerville, Ohio. Abby is the author of God For Us: Discovering the Heart of the Father through the Life of the Son, (P&R Publishing, March 2019). Contact Abby at www.

Karen Hodge

Karen serves as the Coordinator for PCA Women’s Ministry, where she seeks to connect women and churches to one another and to sound resources. She is also having the time of her life serving alongside her husband, pastor and best friend Chris, as they plant King’s Cross Church in Fort Mill, SC. Chris and Karen have two adult children, Anna Grace Botka and Haddon Hodge. It is from the perspective of a wife, mother, leader and fellow pilgrim that she hopes to offer insights from God’s Word concerning how she and they can most effectively learn to enjoy and extend God’s glory. Karen, along with Susan Hunt, authored Transformed: Life-taker to Life-giver and Life-giving Leadership.


Some suggested hotels in the area include:

Hilton Garden Inn Naperville/Warrenville, 28351 Dodge Drive, Warrenville, IL – $89/night

Click here for Booking Link

Cut-Off Date: April 3rd, 2020; Reservations: 630-393-3223 (Press 1 to speak to Hilton’s Central Reservation Department)

We also have a contract with:

Courtyard Chicago Naperville, 1155 East Diehl Road, Naperville, IL 60563 – $89/night

Click here for Booking Link

When should I make my hotel reservations?

We have contracts with hotels, but our cut-off dates are well in advance of the conference so that CDM will not be responsible for any unreserved rooms. Be sure to make your reservations early for group rates.

You are welcome to find other hotels in the area.

Are children allowed to attend? Is childcare available?

We are asking that no children (excluding infants) attend the sessions. There will not be childcare at the church.

What is the refund policy?

Registrations are transferable without penalty, but they are not refundable.

Can I transfer my registration?

Yes! You are able to transfer your registration. Transfers are the responsibility of the two parties involved. CDM is not responsible to arrange payment for transferred registration. Please email Kathy Wargo with updated information.

When should I make my hotel reservations?

We have contracts with hotels, but our cut-off dates are well in advance of the conference so that CDM will not be responsible for any unreserved rooms. Be sure to make your reservations early for group rates.

May I stay at a location other than the recommended hotel?

Because the Conferences are being held at local churches, we are not committed to filling a certain number of hotel rooms with our contract. You are welcome to stay at someone’s home or at a different hotel. The rates we have contracted with the hotel are lower than typical rates.

I’m flying to the Conference. How do I get from the airport to my hotel and to the church?

It would be best to rent a car if flying because there is no mass transportation to the hotel or church.

If a Conference is filled, is there a waiting list?

Yes, if we fill a conference, you may contact Kathy Wargo to put your name on a waiting list.

What if my question hasn’t been answered?

You may contact Kathy Wargo with additional questions.

Please note: Registration fees are NOT refundable, but they are transferrable to someone else for conference registration at the same conference location. If you are transferring your registration, please send the name and email address of the person being transferred to so that we can include her in our mailings. Send information to: