Keynote Speakers: Abby Hutto and Ellen Dykas

There is a profound correlation between the inner life of a leader and the overall health of their leadership. Do we assess health by looking outward for signs of success, inward to creative ideas, or upward where we alone find True Life? The challenges of the last few years have left us keenly aware of our need for revitalization. We cannot give what we do not possess because life and leadership are all about overflow. Life and leadership that last are rooted in the Son.

Registration begins 9/9/21

Who Should Come?  Women’s Ministry Leaders, Bible Study Teachers, Presbytery Women’s Leaders, Directors of Women’s Ministry…really any women who encourage and equip other women.

Cost is $300 (does not include hotel cost)

Optional First Timer’s Luncheon on Thursday at 11:45 am – Cost is $17 – This is a great opportunity to have lunch prior to the beginning of Leadership Training as you find out what to expect at Leadership Training and hear tips for getting the most from your LT experience. Enjoy an informative (what DO all those acronyms mean?), high-energy, and personal introduction to LT, complete with give-aways! Plus, it’s a great place to meet people! Last year, it was exciting to see women interact as if they’d known each other for years, but they had just met the day before at the luncheon.

Before beginning the registration process, you will need the following information:

  • Are you attending for the first time?
  • Are you attending the luncheon for first timers? (If so, be sure to check pricing option that includes cost of the lunch.)
  • Workshop Choices (choose 2 different workshops)
  • Affinity Group Choices (Q&A, Elders’ Wives, Diversity, Writers, Faith & Arts, Foster Care & Adoption, Presbytery Women’s Ministry, Revitalizing Women’s Ministry Paid Church Staff Women)
  • Medically-necessary Dietary Restrictions

Be sure to register for the hotel separately using the link. Hotel rooms must be reserved no later than February 8 (our room block ends that day and you will not receive the discounted room rate).

Do you have questions about Registration? Email Kathy Wargo at kwargo@pcanet.org or call 678-825-1132.

Atlanta Airport Marriott – 4711 Best Road, Atlanta, GA 30337 – 404-766-7900

Hotel rooms are $129/night. All rooms have refrigerators.

Below you will find the reservation link your guests may use to make online reservations or call reservations at (1)-404-325-0000 until the cut-off date of February 8, 2022.

Here’s your reservation link to make reservations:

Schedule:

Thursday, February 24:

11 am-Noon – Registration and Bookstore Open

Noon-1:30 pm – Welcome Lunch for First Timers

2:00-3:15 pm – General Session – Abby Hutto

3:45-5:15 pm – Regional Gatherings #1

5:30-8:00 pm – Dinner and General Session – Abby Hutto

Friday, February 25:

Breakfast on your own

9:30-10:30 am – General Session – Abby Hutto

10:45-12:00 am – Workshop Session #1 (Choice of 6 workshops)

12:15-1:30 pm – Lunch and Perseverance Perspective with Tasha Chapman

2:00-3:15 pm – Workshop Session #2 (Choice of 6 workshops)

3:00-5:00 pm – Break – Time to network and fellowship

3:30-5:00 pm – Optional Affinity Groups: Writers, Arts, Pastors’ & Elders’ Wives, Presbytery Women’s Ministry, Women’s Ministry Revitalization, Diversity, Foster Care and Adoption, Q&A Session, Paid Church Staff Women

5:30-8:00 pm – Dinner and Perseverance Perspective from Susan Hunt; Songs and Stories Concert with Lori Sealy

Saturday, February 26:

Breakfast on your own

9:00-10:00 am – Regional Gatherings #2

10:15-11:30 am – General Session – Ellen Dykas

Keynote Speakers:

Abby Hutto

Ellen Dykas serves as the Director of Women’s  Ministry at Harvest USA, a national ministry focused on gospel-centered discipleship and teaching regarding sexuality and gender. She has authored Sexual Sanity for Women: Healing from Sexual & Relational Brokenness, Sexual Faithfulness: Gospel-Infused, Practical Discipleship for Women, and most recently, a 31-day devotional, Toxic Relationships: Taking Refuge in Christ. Ellen is a member of New Life Dresher PCA in Dresher, PA, and enjoys teaching God’s Word and spurring others on to know, love, and serve Jesus.

Speakers:

Teri Anderson and her husband, Mark, are members of Spring Meadows PCA in Las Vegas, NV. They have two adult “kids,” a son-in-law, and enjoy their 5 year old granddaughter as often as possible! Teri taught high school English, Computer Technology, and Gifted Education before beginning her motherhood role and a resulting home-based Mary Kay Cosmetics business, becoming a “mompreneur“ before it was trendy! Currently, as an Independent Sales Director, she provides training and mentoring for women of all ages across the USA. In the volunteer world, she served several terms as a Women’s Advisor to the Board of Covenant College, and as an Alpha Omicron Pi VP and International Board member. Locally, Teri has served on the Women’s Ministry Team, and taught Sunday School and Bible Study. She has served as a PCA Women’s Ministry Trainer and retreat speaker since 2001.

Melanie Cogdill is the general editor of Beyond the Roles: A Biblical Foundation for Women and Ministry (CDM, 2019). She on the PCA’s Committee on Discipleship Ministries (CDM) National Women’s Ministry team as a Trainer and serves as an advisor to CDM’s Permanent Committee. In addition, she is the managing editor of the award-winning Christian Research Journal and the host of its weekly podcast Postmodern Realities (available on Apple podcasts). She is a member of The Pelican Project (thepelicanproject.com/members/). She is a member of Christ Covenant Church in North Carolina where she lives with her family. She is also a very big fan of modern board games and likes to be a board game concierge for anyone needing suggestions for board games to play with family and friends. 

Rachel Craddock is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and a first-grade teacher at heart. She currently leads the Women’s Servant Team at North Cincinnati Community Church and serves on the Committee on Discipleship Ministries (CDM) National Women’s Ministry team as a Regional Advisor. She is the author of Slowly Unraveled (CDM, January 2019) and enjoys speaking and teaching at women’s retreats. Rachel is married to Michael and together they have four children: Ezra, Asher, Caleb, and Lydia Jane. She and her family are members of North Cincinnati Community Church in Mason, Ohio where her husband serves as lead pastor.

Christina Fox received her Master’s in Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Her passion is to help women see how the gospel intersects with their daily lives, bringing light and life to the darkness of life in a fallen world. She is a retreat speaker, writer, and author of multiple books, including A Holy Fear: Trading Lesser Fears for the Fear of the LordTell God How You Feel: Helping Kids with Hard Emotions, and the forthcoming Like Our Father: How God Parents Us and Why That Matters for our Parenting. She serves on the national team as Regional Advisor to the Southeast and is the editor of the enCourage blog. She and her husband have two teenage sons and attend East Cobb PCA in Marietta, GA where she helps coordinate women’s ministries and is at work developing a counseling ministry to women in crisis. You can find her at www.christinafox.com.

Ann Maree Goudzwaard, Director of Communications for IBCD, is married to Bob Goudzwaard, mother to three married children, and grandmother to ten grandchildren. Ann Maree also serves at Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church in Matthews, NC, counseling those in need and training the body to care for one another. Ann Maree is a certified biblical counselor, has an MDiv with a counseling emphasis from RTS Charlotte, and is a DMin candidate at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary.


Susan Hunt
is the widow of retired PCA pastor Gene Hunt. Susan lives in Marietta, GA surrounded by their three children and their families. She is the former Coordinator of Women’s Ministries and the author of several books for women and children.

Paula Miles is wife to Kevin, a ruling elder at Clemson Presbyterian, and mother of Wimberly Johnson, Janie Gotfredson, Clary, and Judy. She grew up in Anderson, SC and graduated from Clemson University. Paula has been a full time homemaker and a public school teacher. Studying and teaching God’s Word is her passion, as well as encouraging and equipping women to understand their design and fulfill their individual callings. Paula is on staff at Clemson Presbyterian as women’s ministry coordinator since 2014, is a conference speaker, and serves on the PCA’s Committee on Discipleship Ministries (CDM) National Women’s Ministry Team as a Trainer. She enjoys regular exercise, a good cup of coffee, watching sporting events, and investing in the lives of her family and friends.

Connie Miller has been married to Mike for 35 years and has three children. She was on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ for 12 years at USC. Then, she served alongside her husband while church planting in Jupiter, FL. Connie now serves with her husband at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, NC where she is involved with Titus II Ministries and Women’s Bible Studies. She serves on the PCA’s Committee on Discipleship Ministries (CDM) National Women’s Ministry Team as a Trainer and as an Advisor for Women’s International Ministry.

Married to a PCA Army Chaplain, Chandra Oliver travels the globe following her soldier husband. This past summer they moved from South Carolina to Washington – driving through 14 states is a long drive, but the opportunity to visit friends all along the way was a beautiful reminder of one of the “gifts” of military life. Loving a good challenge, Chandra enjoys studying the unique context of each military assignment to see where or how the Life-Giving truths of Biblical Womanhood can be shared in an ever-changing community. Prior to the military, Chandra served in women’s ministry in local church plants and PresWIC in the North Texas Presbytery. Currently, Chandra serves on the PCA’s Committee on Discipleship Ministries (CDM) National Women’s Ministry Team as a Trainer and Advisor-At-Large for Chaplain and Military Wives.

Shea Patrick is a former Alabama lawyer, now SAHM living in Orangeburg, South Carolina. She and her pastor-hubby have four children, including two adopted from foster care.  Shea loves live music, reading, and watching reruns of the Golden Girls and Designing Women. She loves her church, Trinity Presbyterian, and  serves with the kids, music, missions, and women’s ministry. Shea serves on the Committee on Discipleship Ministries (CDM) National Women’s Ministry Team as a Regional Advisor.

 

Robin Stevens serves on the Committee on Discipleship Ministries (CDM) National Women’s Ministry team as a Regional Advisor. She and Mark, a ruling elder at Lagniappe Presbyterian, are parents to Sam, Katie, Nathan, Lucy, and Betsy. Robin lives in Bay St Louis, MS where she enjoys running, sewing, and taking drives down the beach.

Lisa Tarplee is wife to Adam and mother to Andrew (11) and Matthew (8). A graduate from Belhaven University, she is most thankful of BU as the place where her love for the Lord was ignited. Currently she volunteers in her church’s women’s ministry and loves teaching and discipling women. A creative at heart, Lisa enjoys painting with wax (encaustic) and growing as an artist who reflects God’s grace through her work. Lisa serves on the Committee on Discipleship Ministries (CDM) National Women’s Ministry team as a Regional Advisor.

 


Marcie Tuten
is a wife to Chris and a mom to three little ladies.  She lives in Atlanta, GA where she likes to drink coffee, read, and spend time with her family. Marcie serves on the PCA’s Committee on Discipleship Ministries (CDM) National Women’s Ministry Team as a Trainer.

Jamie Williams currently serves as the Women’s Ministry Director at Spruce Creek Presbyterian Church in Port Orange, FL and serves on the Committee on Discipleship Ministries (CDM) National Women’s Ministry team as Regional Advisor to Florida. She has taught women’s Bible studies, Sunday school and VBS. In addition, she has facilitated Titus 2 groups, discipled Middle School and High School girls, led women’s ministry events, and coordinated women’s ministry conferences and retreats. Jamie has been married to Gabriel, a Ruling Elder in their church, for 18 years, and together they have four children and two grandchildren.

 

Workshop Session #1 (Choose 1 of the 6 choices offered for Session 1):

Lunch for First Timers:

On Thursday at 12:00 noon, we are offering lunch (additional $17) for first-timers!  Find out what to expect at Leadership Training and hear tips for getting the most from your LT experience. Enjoy an informative (what DO all those acronyms mean?), high-energy, and personal introduction to LT, complete with give-aways! Plus, it’s a great place to meet people. Last year, it was exciting to see women interact as if they’d known each other for years, but they had just met the day before at the luncheon.

FAQs to Print:

Here is some information that will be very helpful for you to print ahead of time so that you have this information for traveling!

Hotel: 

Directions: Traffic in Atlanta is heavy…allow plenty of time!

How much is parking? Parking is discounted at $12/day.

How do I get to the hotel from the airport if I’m flying? There is a free shuttle from the airport.

Are there refrigerators in the rooms? Yes, there are refrigerators in each room (no microwaves).

Is breakfast included at the hotel? No, breakfast is NOT included. There is a restaurant and a Starbucks. You may want to bring breakfast bars or something to fix in your room.

Where should I eat lunch on Thursday? If you are not attending the lunch for first timers, there is a restaurant at the hotel.

Can I fly in to Atlanta on Thursday morning? Yes, if your flight arrives by 1:00, you should be able to arrive at the hotel in time for the first session.

Writers –

Calling all writers! Join writer and author Christina Fox to talk about all things writing. Be encouraged in the craft, make connections with other writers, and learn ways to develop and grow as a wordsmith. And be sure to bring your writing questions for a time of Q&A.

Registration begins 9/9/21