Courageous Gathering Sessions & Speakers

We are so excited about the amazing group of women that will be empowering us during the Courageous Gathering. Please find session descriptions, speakers and bios below.

Main Sessions

Keynote – I am Loved
TERRA A. MATTSON, M.A. LMFT, LPC

Keynote – I am Known
KATHY TOWNE

Keynote – I am Rooted
TERRA A. MATTSON, M.A. LMFT, LPC

Keynote – I am Courageous
KATHERINE WOLF

Breakout Sessions

1. Beautiful Battlefields
BO STERN

2. Developing Boundaries and Healing Codependency
FELICIA WALLBERG, MA

3. Why Emotions Matter
TRISTEN COLLINS, MA LPC

4. Bravery After Betrayal: It Takes Fierce Strength
DR. SHERI KEFFER

5. Healthy Body Image
MARINA MITCHELL

6. Hope and Healing in Relationships (Healing From Mother Wounds)
JOY ROBERTS

7. Helping Our Children with Trauma and Abuse
TERESA HEESACKER MASF, MCFC, LPC

8. Sexual Abuse Recovery
TERESA HEESACKER MASF, MCFC, LPC

9. Let’s Talk about Pelvic Pain & Sexual Health
JESSICA DORRINGTON, PT, MPT, OCS, CMPT, PRPC, CSCS

10. Journeying Through Pregnancy Loss
JESSICA DORRINGTON, PT, MPT, OCS, CMPT, PRPC, CSCS

11. Mothering Adult Women
RHONDA BEGAN (with daughters, Jaelyn Harrel & Lexie Began)

12. Sexual Intimacy in Marriage
DR. DREA OLMSTEAD

13. Singleness and Sexuality
SARAH PROBST, MA LPC

14. The Journey of Shedding Shame and Learning to Live by Grace Alone
TERRA A. MATTSON M.A. LMFT, LPC

15. Behind the Scenes of Writing Courageous: Being Daughters Rooted In Grace
TERRA A. MATTSON M.A. LMFT, LPC

16. Understanding and Healing from Spiritual Abuse
CONNIE A. BAKER, MA LPC

17. An Audience of One: A Leader Guide to Using Fear, Failure, and the Favor of God to Kill the Performance Mindset
DR.
ADRIENNE RANKIN, MA, DSL

18. Healing For Your Father Wounds
DR. MICHELLE WATSON CANFIELD

19. Honest Parenting: How our Deepest Fears can Unlock our Greatest Strength
STEPHANIE PAULSON

20. How Knowing God Helps Us Know Who We Are: A Personal Story Through COVID-19
JOCELYN STEIN

21. Let’s Talk About Gender Identity & Same Sex Attraction
KATHYGRACE DUNCAN

22. Raising Men
SANTINE DE ROOVER

23. Raising Your Children with Healthy Sexuality
MELINDA ARNOLD, MA, LPC, CST

24. Single & Satisfied: Moving Beyond Mere Contentment to Fullness & Joy
ASHLEY BELL

25. The Healing Found
KATHERINE WOLF

26. Unity through the Power of God’s Love
EBONY CLARKE, MSW, LCSW

27. We Need Each Other: Friendship Matters
JULIE WIDMAN

28. Being an Agent of Hope
AMY WOLFF

29. Big Emotions and Children
ROSHANA GRILE, MA Child and Family Therapist & SARAH DANGARAN, M.A., LMFT intern

30. From Broken Home to a Healing House: One Divorced Mom’s Journey from Abandoned to Embraced
AMY OLIVER

31. Helping Our Teens be Rooted in Identity in Christ
SHANNON N FARROUGE, M.A, LPC

32. Looking Back: What Matters Most when Raising Daughters
KATHY TOWNE (with daughters Bekah McGuire, Carly Mountz, and Kelsey Severson)

33. Soul Care in the Midst of Suffering
SHERI PHILIPS

34. Storytelling and Healing through Art
CINDY GEFFEL

35. Technology and the Impact on ALL of Us (Kids and Adults, Alike)
DR. KRISTIN VALERIUS

36. The Heart of Courageous Girls: A Panel Discussion
AIMEE ECKLEY, MAT

37. What is a Healthy Marriage?
DR. MICHELLE ENGBLOM-DEGLMANN

38. When Life is Hard
DR.
JUDY L. GLANZ with her daughter, JULIA GLANZ

39. Women and Leadership: Do I Really Belong Here?
CONNIE ARMERDING

40. Being a Woman in an Anxious World
AUDRA MAHONEY

Worship

Special Music

OLIVIA POTHOFF

Worship Team

ANNIE SCHILPEROORT

CHRISTY STEWART

JESSICA LITTLETON

JOI HAILEY

STEPH ZAGZNIACZ

JOYARIT “JOY” JOHANNA AMAYA

MARYANN FLETCHER

JENNIFER ROSE HARLOW SMITH