A conference for women, about God.
A three day conference with women from around the world, studying the book of James and worshiping our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
APRIL 9–11, 2021
Jackie Hill Perry
Jackie Hill Perry is a speaker, author, poet, and artist. Her sophomore album, Crescendo, was released in May 2018. She is also the author of Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I was and What God Has Always Been. At home she is a wife to Preston and mom to Eden and Autumn.
Jen Wilkin is an author and Bible teacher from Dallas, Texas. She has organized and led studies for women in home, church, and parachurch contexts. Her passion is to see others become articulate and committed followers of Christ, with a clear understanding of why they believe what they believe, grounded in the Word of God. She currently serves as the director of classes and curriculum for The Village Church Institute. You can find her at jenwilkin.net.
Nancy Guthrie, host of the Help Me Teach the Bible podcast at The Gospel Coalition, teaches the Bible through numerous Bible study books, at her home church—Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee—as well as at conferences around the country and internationally. She and her husband, David are the co-hosts of the GriefShare video series and host Respite Retreat for couples who have faced the death of a child.
Melissa Kruger serves as director of women’s content for The Gospel Coalition. She’s the author of The Envy of Eve: Finding Contentment in a Covetous World, Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood, In All Things: A Nine Week Devotional on Unshakeable Joy, and 5 Things to Pray for Your Kids. Her husband, Mike, is the president of Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, and they have three children.
Paige Brown completed a masters degree at Covenant Theological Seminary after graduating from the University of Mississippi. She served on staff with Reformed University Fellowship at Vanderbilt University for many years, and again at the University of Virginia. In between campuses, she was a teacher on staff at Park Cities Presbyterian Church. After several years in New York City and Washington, DC, Paige and her husband, Reagan, now live in Nashville, Tennessee, with their three children.
Ruth Chou Simons
Ruth Chou Simons is a bestselling author, entrepreneur, and speaker. She shares her journey of God’s grace intersecting daily life with word and paintbrush through an online shoppe at GraceLaced.com and her Instagram community. Ruth and her husband, Troy, are grateful parents to six boys—their greatest adventure. Ruth is the author of Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship, and GraceLaced, which won a 2018 Christian Book Award.
K.A. Ellis is passionate about theology, human rights, and global religious freedom. She is the director of the Center for the Study of the Bible and Ethnicity at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia. Since 2006, she has collaborated with the Swiss-based organization, International Christian Response, and travels internationally advocating for global religious freedom. Mrs. Ellis is a PhD candidate in World Christianity and Ethics at the Oxford Center for Mission Studies in England and is continually astonished by God’s grace.Currently she writes and lectures on Theology, Human Rights, and Global Religious Freedom. She is president and co-founder of Makazi Institute, training and equipping the next generation of cultural analysts.
Mrs. Ellis serves as adjunct faculty with Erskine Seminary and as full time faculty with the Chattanooga Fellows Program.
Trillia Newbell is the author of Sacred Endurance: Finding Grace and Strength for a Lasting Faith, If God Is For Us, Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves, United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity, and a children’s book, God’s Very Good Idea: A True Story of God’s Delightfully Different Family. You can find her at trillianewbell.com.
Ligon Duncan is the chancellor and CEO, and professor of systematic and historical theology, at Reformed Theological Seminary. He served as senior minister of the historic First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Mississippi, co-founder of Together for the Gospel, and a senior fellow of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. He studied at Furman University (BA), Covenant Theological Seminary (MDiv, MA), and the University of Edinburgh (PhD). Duncan has edited, written, and contributed to numerous books. Ligon and his wife, Anne, have two children.
Kathleen Nielson is an author and speaker, and loves working with women in studying the Scriptures. She has taught literature, directed women’s Bible studies, served as director of women’s initiatives for The Gospel Coalition from 2010 to 2017, and holds a PhD from Vanderbilt University. She and her husband, Niel, make their home partly in Wheaton, Illinois, and partly in Jakarta, Indonesia, where Niel helps lead a network of Christian schools and universities. They have three sons, three daughters-in-law, and six granddaughters.
Jasmine Holmes is a wife, mom, and writer. She and her husband, Phillip, have two sons, and they are members of Redeemer Church in Jackson, Mississippi. She is the author of Mother to Son. Learn more at jasminelholmes.com.
Mary Willson serves the saints at Second Presbyterian in Memphis, Tennessee, as the director of women in ministry. Along with being trained in the local-church context, she received formal theological training, most recently at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (PhD, Old Testament). Mary enjoys teaching and training others to teach the Scriptures, especially in the local-church context. A number of rambunctious nieces and nephews make her life all the more enjoyable.
Breakouts: Round 1
Breakouts: Round 2
Breakouts: Round 3
Keynote 1: Steadfast Foundation
Keynote 2: Steadfast Obedience
Ellie Holcomb Concert (sponsored by IJM)
Keynote 3: Steadfast Works
Keynote 4: Steadfast Speech
Breakouts: Round 4
Breakouts: Round 5
Breakouts: Round 6
Keynote 5: Steadfast Wisdom
Keynote 6: Steadfast Hope
Keynote 7: Steadfast Prayer
(Bonus) Post-conference: Finding Rest in a Restless World
(Bonus) Special Event with David Platt: The Great Imbalance
100 S Capitol Ave,
Indianapolis, IN 46225