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Mandisa is a popular gospel and contemporary Christian recording artist who began her career as a contestant on American Idol. She is the fifth American Idol alumna to win a Grammy Award for her album, Overcomer, as the Best Contemporary Christian Music Album. Mandisa continues to be a voice of encouragement and truth to women facing life’s challenges by authoring two books. Her latest, released in 2021, Out of the Dark: My Journey Through the Shadows to Find God’s Joy, shares her passage through depression after the loss of a close friend. Mandisa resides in Nashville with her beloved dog, Kiya. www.mandisaofficial.com

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Margaret Feinberg, host of the popular podcast, The Joycast, is an well-liked Bible teacher and speaker at churches and leading conferences. Her books, including Fight Back With Joy and Taste and See: Discovering God Among Butchers, Bakers and Fresh Food Makers, and their corresponding Bible studies have sold more than one million copies and received critical acclaim and extensive national media coverage from CNN, the Associated Press, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and more. She was recently named one of 50 women most shaping culture and the Church today by Christianity Todaywww.margaretfeinberg.com

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Ruth Chou Simons is a Wall Street Journal bestselling and award-winning author of several books, including GraceLaced, Beholding and Becoming, and When Strivings Cease. She is an artist, entrepreneur, and speaker, using each of these platforms to spiritually sow the Word of God into people’s hearts. Through her online shoppe at GraceLaced.com and her social media community, Simons shares her journey of God’s grace intersecting daily life with word and art. Ruth and her husband, Troy, are grateful parents to six boys—their greatest adventure. GraceLaced.com

Chonda Pierce

Emmy-nominated® and best-selling comedian, Chonda Pierce, or “the country comic” as Billboard Magazine dubbed her, has been making audiences laugh for more than two decades with her winning combination of fierce wit and southern charm. A stand-up comedian, television hostess, author, and now actress, Pierce has channeled her life experiences into positivity, bringing laughter to audiences around the country. As the RIAA’s best-selling female comedian, her hilarious take on life is easily relatable as she publicly opens up to her listeners about times of darkness and depression in her own life, drawing humor and good from every situation. www.chonda.org

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Liz Curtis Higgs has one goal: to help women embrace the grace of God with joy and abandon. She’s the author of 37 books with nearly 5 million copies in print, including her nonfiction bestsellers, Bad Girls of the Bible, The Girl’s Still Got It, and The Women of Christmas. Liz has spoken for more than 1,800 Christian conferences in all 50 states and 15 foreign countries. Her messages are timely, biblical, encouraging, down-to-earth, and often profoundly funny. She now serves as Director of Spiritual Formation at Christ Church United Methodist in Louisville, where she lives with her husband, Bill.

Dona Fisher

Dona Fisher is co-founder with husband, Herb, of the Friendship Foundation. For more than 40 years the Friendship Foundation has been a catalyst for sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ by mentoring individuals and couples in their walk with the Lord. friendshipfoundation.org 

Julie Clinton

Julie Clinton is the President of Extraordinary Women Ministries, has spoken to hundreds of thousands of women as host of Extraordinary Women conferences all across America, and has authored five books with Harvest House. A woman of deep faith, she cares passionately about seeing women live out their dreams by finding their freedom in Christ. Julie and her husband, Tim, live in Virginia and have two children, Megan and Zach.


Mack Brock has been a worship leader for over 15 years. His greatest passion is to lead people into a heightened awareness of the presence of God and to see individuals experience the breakthrough God has for them through worship. He co-wrote “O Come To The Altar,” “Resurrecting,” “Here As In Heaven,” and “Do It Again” – each have had a significant impact on the church worldwide. Three of Mack’s songs have landed in the Top 50 on CCLI, and four in the Top 100 CCLI songs. Mack served as the music producer and a key worship leader with Elevation Worship for a decade and has led thousands in worship in arenas and auditoriums all across the United States. Mack is married with 2 children and lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. www.mackbrock.com


Big Daddy Weave has encouraged the hearts of fans as one of the 10 most played artists on Christian radio over the past decade. Their musical journey received recognition early on with a Dove Awards Nomination for New Artist of the Year in 2002. Big Daddy Weave has been included on the WOW Hits compilations five times in the last six years. Their 2012 lead single, “Love Come to Life,” from the album by the same name, peaked near the top of the Christian charts. bigdaddyweave.com

Friday, October 14th

5:30pm: Gold Doors

6:00pm: All Doors Open

7:00pm: Conference Begins

7:30pm: Chonda Pierce & Matt Hammitt

9:00pm: Big Daddy Weave Concert

10:00pm: Conference Ends

Worship by Mack Brock

Saturday, October 15th

7:00am: Gold Doors

7:30am: All Doors Open

8:30am: Conference Begins

9:10am: Ruth Chou Simons

10:50am: Margaret Feinberg

11:50am-1:10pm: Lunch Break

1:30pm: Mandisa

3:10pm: Liz Curtis Higgs

4:00pm: Conference Ends

Worship by Mack Brock

*Schedule subject to change

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Lancaster, PA 17601


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