Lisa Allen, Proverbs 31 Ministries

Lisa Allen  is a Jesus loving, coffee loving, leopard-print loving woman.  She has a passion for and connection to women and uses this passion as Executive Director of Ministry Training at Proverbs 31 Ministries where her leadership portfolio includes oversight of the She Speaks Conference, Speaker Team, Online Bible Studies, F5 App, Social Media and Ministry Training.  Lisa’s experience as a Board Certified Life Coach, Ministry Consultant and Certified Speaker has uniquely prepared her to facilitate training and workshops for church staffs and leadership teams. She also has extensive team coaching experience with organizations locally and internationally facilitating DISC and Gallup Strengthsfinders. She lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband and has grown children and a darling Yorki.

Nicki Koziarz, Proverbs 31 Ministries

Nicki Koziarz is a Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker and best-selling author of the book and Lifeway Bible study 5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit. She is wife to Kris, mom to three girls, Taylor, Hope and Kennedy and one slightly famous pug, Herman. Her family lives just outside Charlotte, NC where they own a farm affectionately called, The Fixer Upper Farm.

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Rachel Anne Ridge, Author & Speaker

Rachel Anne Ridge is an artist and writer in Texas. Together with her husband, she bootstrapped her way through the Great Recession, raised three kids and rediscovered faith in the midst of the everyday juggle of life. Her blog,, helps women around the world find beauty and joy in the unexpected, and often unappreciated, moments life brings.

Rachel's book, Flash, The Homeless Donkey Who Taught Me About Life, Faith, and Second Chances, was released in May 2015. It was named a “Top 10 Summer Read” by Publishers Weekly, and called “a charming and funny memoir” by The Chicago Tribune. She wrote and illustrated children’s book in Fall 2016, and a sequel to Flash is in the works. Rachel lives in Texas with her husband, Tom, and now, two donkeys.

Marc Owings, elevateHim Ministries

Marc Owings is the founder of elevateHim Ministries and the Fully Alive Outreach based in Fort Worth, Texas. He is an author and speaker who has traveled the world sharing the message of grace, love and freedom. His passionate and transparent approach will encourage and motivate you to discover your purpose and destiny! Marc has been married to Leslie for 25 years and has two wonderful children.

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Crystal Yates

Crystal Yates is an award winning singer-songwriter who has performed across the US and Europe, and has been leaving an indelible mark on the music industry for nearly 15 years.  As country/americana artist, she performs over 200 dates per year in venues ranging from the Ryman Auditorium, to South by Southwest, the Sundance Film Festival, historic Gruene Hall and more.  Her songs have been recorded by dozens of artists including Phil King, Guy Penrod, and most recently, hit contemporary Christian group Selah, carrying the song I Got Saved to the top of the charts at Christian radio stations everywhere.  In addition to all of this she and her husband/guitarist Will, can be found most every Sunday leading at their home church in Argyle, TX.