2021 WLI National Conference Speakers

Conference Speakers

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Melissa Young

Miss USA Wisconsin 2005 and Miss USA 2005 "Miss Congeniality" award winner, Melissa Young will share her inspiring message of courage, hope and forgiveness while living with a terminal illness.

BIBLE STUDY LEADER: Elise Arndt

Author of A Mother’s Touch and A Mother’s Time, and international conference and retreat speaker will lead two Bible studies on the topic of Courage for the Calling.

CLIFTONSTRENGTHS TRAINING FOR LEADERSHIP

Erik Hollander, a Gallup® Certified Strengths Coach, will lead a 2-Part CliftonStrengths Training for Leadership workshop.

Workshop Leaders

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Natasha Bowlds
The Courage to Build Bridges

How do we have courageous conversations about race and ethnicity without saying the wrong things, or becoming too defensive?  Instead of avoiding these conversations, let's talk about how to have open, honest, and productive conversations that move us towards reconciliation and unity, as Christ has called us into... 

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Dr. Patricia Braun
Shine Bright: Turning on the Light Through Skills and Faith

This breakout session will focus on skills and faith development to reach out to others in underserved communities...

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Celeste Cuffie
Roses in Concrete

During this session, we are going to discuss who we are as individuals, the courage that is required to answer our call, and how to overcome barriers to do so...

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Catherine Duerr
The Second Greatest Commandment: Exploring our Vocations

Join us as we learn how God empowers us to live out our vocations. We will draw inspiration from Bible greats like Paul, Gideon and Bezalel. We also will be encouraged by ordinary folks like George, Bill and Margie. And we will even put our love into action in this workshop...

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Sharla Fritz
Developing Spiritual Habits

Wanting to go deeper in your walk with Christ? This workshop will introduce three spiritual habits you can use to connect with God. After learning about these practices, participants will have an opportunity to use them to explore what Scripture has to say about courage...

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Krista Hull
Are You Called to Develop a Non-Profit?

There are right steps, wrong steps, and then the ones God has for YOU.  Are you ready to do the hard things to see the vision come alive?  Learn a bit about each through Krista’s journey...

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Brenda Jank
A Rest That Works

“Run Hard. Rest Well.” is the new battle cry of believers whose hearts are set on fire. A Rest That Works makes rest simple and strategic because God made it sacred, and through it, He fuels His best work in us and through us...

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Betsy Karkan
Voluntelling Your Volunteers

A project manager’s guide to cat-herding your volunteers with courage and enthusiasm while exploring best-practices for event planning in your congregation, school or community...

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Dionne Lovstad-Jones
The Eager Conversationalist / Spritual Conversation Curve

The latest research from Lutheran Hour Ministries and the Barna Group has revealed five key characteristics shared by Christians who are comfortable, and even eager, to talk about their faith. Come discover this important EAGER Profile, assess your own readiness for witness, and make a spiritual growth plan...

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Kim Schave
Courage and Conviction In the Workplace

This workshop will address how a Christian can live out the faith within their vocation as well as respond helpfully and positively to restrictions (and sometimes even assaults) being leveled at Christian businesses...

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Kristin Wassilak
Anxious Life of a Christian

If God has not given me a spirit of fear, why am I living each day with so much anxiety? This workshop will explore the struggles we endure to battle fear, and how we can address those struggles faithfully in Christ...

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