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4700 53rd St Moline, IL 61265

Welcome! We are looking forward to being back at Calvary Church of the Quad Cities in Moline, IL  this year for our Women’s Iron Sharpens Iron Conference. Keep scrolling and you will find all kinds of valuable information on this page, even things you can print and share with your friends.

 

 

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Keynote Speakers

 

Allison Allen

Speaker/ Author & Founder of Storyboard LLC

From her kindergarten stage debut as a bovine to performing one-woman pieces with Women of Faith, Allison Allen has always relished the power of story, the thrill of walking in…

Vicki Courtney

Speaker/ Author & Founder of Vicki Courtney Ministries

Vicki Courtney is a national speaker to women of all ages and the best-selling author of numerous books and Bible studies including, Move On, Ever After, 5 Conversations You Must…

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All Registrations include a Chick-fil-A Boxed Lunch

Early Registration: $67 (1-9 women registered, Discount ends at midnight on 10/23/19)

Group Early Registration: $57 (10 or more registered together, Discount ends at midnight on 10/23/19)

Standard Adult Registration: $72 (Any adult registration after 10/23/19)

Full-time Student: $40 (Ages 13-22 and in school full-time; no exceptions)

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Jay Payleitner

Author/Speaker

Jay Payleitner spent a decade on Michigan Avenue in Chicago writing and producing commercials for Corona, Kroger, and Midway Airlines (with Mike Ditka.) He also led the creative team that…

Gail Dudley

Founder Ministry in Motion Int'l & CEO & publisher of READY Magazine

Gail Dudley, known for her honest perspective and for her warm and friendly personality, is a committed Christian focused on preparing believers for ministry. Gail is a true servant of…

Krissy Nelson

Author and Speaker/Founder of Not Alone Ministries

Krissy Nelson: author, speaker, television host and founder of Created for the Impossible. Her TV show airs on multiple television networks worldwide. Krissy has a vision to help people see…

Katie Overstreet

Youth Seminar Speaker/ Focal Point Ministries Rep.

Katie Overstreet is wife to Luke, mother to almost one-year-old Lydia, and a middle school special education teacher in Camanche, Iowa. Early in their marriage, Katie and Luke lived for…

Kim Abbott

Speaker/ Co-Founder of Focal Point Ministries

Kim Abbott is a year round representative for Focal Point Ministries. She has been married to the founder of FPM, Roy for 39 years. They have three grown children, two…

Mary Ethel Eckard

Founder/President of Dragonfly Ministries, Author & Speaker

Mary Ethel Eckard is an author, speaker and teacher called to encourage Christians in their faith journey. She is also co-founder of Dragonfly Ministries. Through her captivating testimony of relying…

Luana Stoltenberg

Director of Operation Outcry

Luana has been married to Steve since 1985 and they have an adopted son, Zachary.  She’s an international speaker who has shared her story in several documentaries, Today’s Christian Woman magazine, The Early Show, The700Club,…

Brenda Yoder

Founder/ President of Still Waters Christian Services LLC

Brenda Yoder is a national speaker, author, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and life coach whose passionis encouraging others when life doesn’t fit the storybook image. Authentic and humorous, Brenda connects…

Kristi Lemley

Founder/President of Living in the Light Ministries

Ordained Minister, author, speaker, TV host, and counselor Kristi Lemley has a painful past.  But it is a past that gives her an acute understanding and a special connection to the…

Danna Demetre

Youth Presenter / Founder of Lean Healthy Ageless

Danna Demetre is a long-time conference speaker and author of seven books, Danna describes herself as a continuous “work in progress”. She has weathered many personal challenges and discovered the…

 

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Allison Allen

Speaker/ Author & Founder of Storyboard LLC

From her kindergarten stage debut as a bovine to performing one-woman pieces with Women of Faith, Allison Allen has always relished the power of story, the thrill of walking in the shoes of others, and the joy of stringing words together. After graduating as an Andrew Carnegie Scholar from the prestigious acting program at Carnegie Mellon University, Allison (Metcalf) Allen landed on Broadway in the revival of “Grease”, and stayed there for almost two years. Following her tenure of 650 performances with the show, the hand-jive from Rydell High still returns to grace her dreams. For three years, Allison experienced the joy of being Women of Faith’s dramatist, performing her original one-woman pieces for over 200,000 women in arenas around the country. She counts walking the same platform as the Women of Faith “porch-pals” among one of the profound honors of her life. Currently, she has the joy of teaching at conferences around the country, watching from the wings as God brings His daughters more fully to life. In 2017, her first nationally published (Revell) book, Shine, was released. Her second book, Thirsty for More, went off into the world in September of 2018, with the hope of helping women navigate difficult desert seasons with unique hope. On a personal note, Allison is married to a good and handsome man – a man with whom she can wear heels. This is no small feat, as Allison resides somewhere around 5’12”. Jonathan is a worship pastor, and together they have two delightful sons: Levi and Luke.

 

Seminar Title: Desert Blessings: Discovering the Unexpected Gifts of A Dry Season

Seminar Description: It’s easy to dread dry spiritual seasons ~ But what if God is doing more in your life than you could dream? Using the stories of Elijah and Moses and the Author and Finisher of our faith, Jesus, we will walk through the barren land and discover that, in Christ, even the desert is breaking forth into bloom.

Vicki Courtney

Speaker/ Author & Founder of Vicki Courtney Ministries

Vicki Courtney is a national speaker to women of all ages and the best-selling author of numerous books and Bible studies including, Move On, Ever After, 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Daughter, and 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Son. She is a two-time ECPA Christian Book Award winner and has appeared on CNN and Fox News as a youth culture commentator. Vicki got her start in ministry in 1998 when she launched an event for college women for the purpose of encouraging them to base their worth and identity in Christ rather than the culture’s shallow standards. The event eventually expanded to reach teen and even, tween girls, and it wasn’t long before a movement began. Now an empty-nester, Vicki has transitioned her ministry to adult women, but her ministry vision continues with a renewed passion to see women discover their worth in Christ and in turn, point others to a life-changing gospel. Vicki and her husband, Keith, reside in Austin, Texas and are the proud parents of three grown children, two daughter-in-laws and a son-in-law. They also have three grandsons and a granddaughter and are blessed to have all their children living nearby in Austin and Houston.

 

Seminar Title: Rest Assured: Recovery for Weary Souls

Seminar Description: In Matthew 11:28, Jesus issues an invitation: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” The kind of rest Jesus is offering is much better than a good, solid nap — Jesus is offering soul-rest. Come find out what hinders us from experiencing true “rest in our souls,” and more importantly, how we can take Jesus up on His amazing offer for a life that is rest-assured!

 

Seminar Title: 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Child

Seminar Topic: Parenting

Jay Payleitner

Author/Speaker

Jay Payleitner spent a decade on Michigan Avenue in Chicago writing and producing commercials for Corona, Kroger, and Midway Airlines (with Mike Ditka.) He also led the creative team that named SunChips. Following God’s clear call, Jay spent two decades as freelance radio producer working with Josh McDowell, Chuck Colson, TobyMac, Bible League, National Center for Fathering, and others. Most notably, Jay has written more than 25 books including 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad, 52 Things Husbands Need from Their Wives, What If God Wrote Your Bucket List? and The Jesus Dare. Selling more than a half-million copies. He has been a guest multiple times on The Harvest Show, Moody Radio, and Focus on the Family. Jay and his high school sweetheart, Rita, live in St. Charles, Illinois where they raised five awesome kids, loved on ten foster babies, and are cherishing grandparenthood. Track him down at jaypayleitner.com.

 

Seminar Title: Your Husband Has Secrets


Seminar Description: Men have secrets women need to know. We like to cuddle. We totally realize we have flaws and we actually want your help. We want you to chase your dreams. Why nagging never works. Help us be better dads. We don’t need sex every night. One of our deepest desires and greatest joys is when a wife says, “I love my life.” Based on Jay’s best-selling book, 52 Things Husbands Need from Their Wives.

Gail Dudley

Founder Ministry in Motion Int'l & CEO & publisher of READY Magazine

Gail Dudley, known for her honest perspective and for her warm and friendly personality, is a committed Christian focused on preparing believers for ministry. Gail is a true servant of God and one who finds tremendous joy in helping others to become “Ministry-Minded, Ministry-Equipped, Ministry-Motivated, and Ministry-Engaged.” Gail is an ordained pastor and serves alongside her husband in Columbus while working on a Master’s degree in Spiritual Formation from Ashland Theological Seminary. Gail serves faithfully as a partner in ministry with Common Grounds Ministries and Equipping Center, responsible for pastoral leadership, facilitating discipleship bible studies, giving guidance to the many expressions of congregational ministry, and overseeing the organization of multiple outreach efforts around the greater Columbus area. Gail is also the visionary of Ministry in Motion Ministry, is committed to delivering Christian teachings, prayer journeys, and conferences for women and girls, and the host of When You Don’t Know What To Do women’s conference that ministers to the whole person. Gail has a great desire to engage the growing needs of communities by encouraging creative partnerships between municipal, business, nonprofit and neighborhood resources, and have a passion for social and racial justice, and development of women leaders. Gail is an accomplished conference and workshop speaker who has been privileged to present the Gospel in Canada, England, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Israel, and both Berlin and Herrnhut, Germany, equipping and motivating women around the world to walk boldly into their promised future. On top of all of that, Gail is a publisher serving authors internationally. She is the author of ten books and many other training resources and is the co-founder for READY Publication, an edgy, different, and content-rich quarterly magazine where she works alongside of her daughter.

Gail is married to Dr. Kevin Dudley and the loving mother of Alexander and Dominiq. The calling that God has placed upon Gail’s life will touch you as you experience her heart and her spirit filled life-changing messages.

Seminar Title: Prayer in Motion

Seminar Description :“The Lord has heard my cry for mercy; the Lord accepts my prayer.” Psalm 6:9 NIV  In our culture today the intentional prayer of the believers are absolutely critical if we are to see any authentic change. One must pray with authority and intercede on behalf of another especially individuals who so desperately need the presence of Christ. Many people have the desire to go deeper in their prayer life, but unsure how to connect with God’s heart. It’s time to develop and build a powerful prayer life – living out your personal testimony of a life transformed by the power of prayer and having a heart of worship. 1) Prayer is an intimate relationship with God therefore, we must breathe.
2) Prayer is speaking a love language from our lips to God’s ears; therefore, we must meditate, and connect to the Holy Spirit.  3) Prayer is seeking God on behalf of others; therefore, we must be confident in who we are and cry out. 4) Prayer is about authority; therefore, we must walk in the authority of Jesus.  We will cover: Hearing the voice of God. Crying out to God. Exercising Wisdom

Krissy Nelson

Author and Speaker/Founder of Not Alone Ministries

Krissy Nelson: author, speaker, television host and founder of Created for the Impossible. Her TV show airs on multiple television networks worldwide. Krissy has a vision to help people see themselves the way God sees them. Her passion is to speak hope in hearts and life to dry bones! Krissy travels to groups and conferences around the nation longing to see a generation steadfast in their love for Jesus, walking in the impossible “God call” on their life, and slaying giants. The greatest fruit of Krissy’s life is found at home, with her husband and their two treasured children. Visit krissynelson.com for more info.

 

Seminar Title: Slaying the Giant of Fear And Releasing the Roar of Breakthrough!!!

Seminar Description: Fear is a giant that shouts at us from the battle lines of our lives—a giant adorned in seemingly impenetrable armor. But God has given us supernatural weapons that even fear cannot outrun!

Sharing stories from her own life and others’, author and speaker Krissy Nelson uncovers a powerful truth: As children of God we are made to live fearlessly. Concealed within the familiar story of David and Goliath are three supernatural weapons David used to slay the giant of fear. These weapons are hidden in plain sight for us to discover—and also to learn to use, for what God gave David, He also gives us. Nelson dives into Scripture and explores how to position yourself to see fear for what it is: a giant that dares defy the army of the living God.

It is time to run boldly toward freedom. You are equipped for battle, and you are not alone—God will fight for you!

 

Katie Overstreet

Youth Seminar Speaker/ Focal Point Ministries Rep.

Katie Overstreet is wife to Luke, mother to almost one-year-old Lydia, and a middle school special education teacher in Camanche, Iowa. Early in their marriage, Katie and Luke lived for a season as missionaries with Youth With A Mission (Y-WAM). They completed a schooling and outreach program working with refugees in Greece. She feels called to work with children and youth, wherever and however God leads. Katie also co-leads a Life Group and participates in various aspects of worship and children’s ministry at River Church in Clinton, IA.
(Youth Session)Seminar Title: Through it All
Seminar Description: Through it All will be about getting through the “tough stuff” in life, all while knowing that God is on your side through it ALL. We’ll be talking about real life – the good, the bad, and otherwise – and how we can see God moving and speaking to us in every way.

Kim Abbott

Speaker/ Co-Founder of Focal Point Ministries

Kim Abbott is a year round representative for Focal Point Ministries. She has been married to the founder of FPM, Roy for 39 years. They have three grown children, two daughters-in-law, one son-in-law and six granddaughters!

 

Seminar Title: Love Wins!

Seminar Description: Marriage Adversity. Find your hope in Jesus to overcome the adversity in your marriage! He is the great redeemer. We will learn the biblical principles that will help you persevere through the rough times in your marriage, so that love wins!

Mary Ethel Eckard

Founder/President of Dragonfly Ministries, Author & Speaker

Mary Ethel Eckard is an author, speaker and teacher called to encourage Christians in their faith journey. She is also co-founder of Dragonfly Ministries. Through her captivating testimony of relying on God’s strength and guidance through the heights and depths of life, Mary helps others find freedom from the shame and pain of their past. She has a heart for women’s discipleship and encouraging women to walk in obedience to God. Her chief calling is to reflect God’s light, joy, and love so other are drawn to Him – the source of life.

Mary is the author of “The Making of a Dragonfly. Following Christ Through the Winds of Change.” Winner of the 2019 Next Generation Indie Award for Christian, Non-Fiction. Award-Winning Finalist in the Spirituality: Inspirational category of the 2019 International Book Awards. Finalist in the 2018 Christian Literary Award. She is also author of “Lessons of a Dragonfly, Forty Days to a Transformed Life.” She is also a contributing writer for Frisco Style Magazine and Women Who Care Ministries.

 

Seminar Title: A Woman’s Heart | From Longing to Fulfillment

 

Seminar Description: Do you struggle with discontentment, loneliness, or a longing for something more, yet you can’t seem to find the remedy? This workshop uses both scripture and story to help you find the treasure you seek, hidden deep within your heart.

 

Luana Stoltenberg

Director of Operation Outcry

Luana has been married to Steve since 1985 and they have an adopted son, Zachary. 

She’s an international speaker who has shared her story in several documentaries, Today’s Christian Woman magazine, The Early Show, The700Club, and many radio programs, including, Revive Our Hearts with Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth. She’s been interviewed by USA Today and quoted in several newspapers.

Luana’s heart is to show the love and mercy of Christ, by telling people how the Lord picked her up from a life of drugs, alcohol and abortions, and placed her on his lap of grace.

 

Seminar Title: Living in Freedom

 

Seminar Description: Hear powerful testimonies from women who have been set free from the shame and guilt of abortion. Receive keys to experience your personal freedom, and to live the destiny and call God has for your life. We can never be too healed, so trust the Lord, He always has more.

Brenda Yoder

Founder/ President of Still Waters Christian Services LLC

Brenda Yoder is a national speaker, author, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and life coach whose passionis encouraging others when life doesn’t fit the storybook
image. Authentic and humorous, Brenda connects with women and moms in a way that will have you laughing and crying all at the same time. Her new book, Fledge: Launching Your Kids Without Losing Your Mind is a personal handbook for parents in the season of raising and releasing kids. It’s been endorsed by Jim Daly of Focus on the Family and was
Amazon’s #1 new release in motherhood. Brenda’s been featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul books: Reboot Your Life and Confident and Curvy; the Washington Post, and For Every Mom. Her first book for busy moms, Balance, Busyness, and Not Doing It All released in 2015. Brenda is also former teacher and school counselor and was twice awarded the Touchstone Award for teachers. Her ministry, Life Beyond the Picket Fence, is found at brendayoder.com where she writes about faith, life, and family beyond the storybook image. Brenda is a wife and mom of four children, ranging from teens to adults, and lives on a farm in Indiana. You can connect with Brenda on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. Join her Facebook page to follow the Fledge Parent Forum for moms releasing their kids.

 

Seminar Title: Fledge: Launching Your Kids Without Losing Your Mind


Seminar Description: Got kids? God’s plan for parenting is to raise independence and autonomous adult, but that’s more of a challenge in an age of entitlement and helicopter parenting. In this seminar, Brenda L. Yoder, licensed counselor and author of “Fledge: Launching Your Kids Without Losing Your Mind” equips parents with key principles to successfully let go at appropriate stages across the lifespan of raising kids, teens, and young adults.

 

 

Kristi Lemley

Founder/President of Living in the Light Ministries

Ordained Minister, author, speaker, TV host, and counselor Kristi Lemley has a painful past.  But it is a past that gives her an acute understanding and a special connection to the people she ministers to.  In 2003, Kristi formed Living in the Light Ministries, an international ministry focused on contending for revival and connecting the Word of God to everyday living in an effort to encourage others to live fully for God. She is also the founder and President of a group counseling practice called CalmWaters Counseling, helping people with life issues, mental health issues and addictions. Kristi has a degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Illinois State University and a Master’s of Social Work degree from St. Louis University.  She is a Doctorate of Ministry candidate at Assemblies of God Theological Seminary and graduates in May of 2020. She travels internationally speaking at various churches, events, conferences, and retreats. Kristi has also been on multiple television and radio programs including CTN, Cornerstone Network, and CRU (formerly know as Campus Crusade for Christ). Kristi currently hosts an international television program called Living in the Light on Unshackled TV through Roku.

Seminar Title: Fearlessness, Focus, and Fire

Seminar Description: Walk out life in fearlessness by embracing your identity in Christ. This produces the ability to focus on what God has called you to do and to do it with passion.

Danna Demetre

Youth Presenter / Founder of Lean Healthy Ageless

Danna Demetre is a long-time conference speaker and author of seven books, Danna describes herself as a continuous “work in progress”. She has weathered many personal challenges and discovered the life-changing power of a renewed mind. She transparently shares all God has taught her in the ups and downs of life and why living a surrendered life to Jesus is the only path with real power and hope. Danna has a diverse professional background – a registered nurse specializing in labor and delivery, corporate marketing manager for a fortune 100 company, fitness professional, lifestyle coach and a talk radio host to name a few. Most recently, Danna and her ministry partner, have created an online community of thousands of women who they encourage and mentor through weekly video blogs, a Christian weight loss support membership called the EAT LIVE THRIVE ACADEMY, private Facebook groups and many other resources for discovering greater health and balance of body, soul, and spirit. Just Google LEAN HEALTHY AGELESS and you’ll discover lots of support for your life journey! Danna and her husband, Lew have four adult children and five grandchildren and live near San Diego, California in a rural ranch-like setting they call “Dono di Dio” (Gift from God).

 

Seminar Title: EAT – LIVE – THRIVE: Discover Your Best Body & Health

Seminar Description: Are you content with your body and your health? Learn how to shed pounds permanently, enhance your health dramatically, and realize your best body and vitality no matter what your age with the EAT LIVE THRIVE DIET – a biblical approach to realizing lasting lifestyle change inside and out!

Youth Seminar Title: The Body Battle – Learning to nourish and celebrate yourself inside and out

Seminar Description:  frequent thoughts about how you look, your weight, or how you compare to other girls are getting in the way of you enjoying your life – this seminar is for you!

Your presenter, Danna Demetre, started dieting at age 14 and ended up in a full blown eating disorder for many years and more unhappy than ever. Thankfully, she finally learned how to change her habits, eat healthy, lose weight in a healthy way, and to see herself as beautiful even if there were many prettier girls nearby.

In this seminar, Danna will teach you how to change your thinking so you can see yourself as the beautiful girl God created you to be no matter what Instagram says about what is “beautiful”. You will also learn how to nourish your body and even lose weight if needed, in a healthy way that you can maintain forever.

There will be lots of time for questions and answers on all your “body battle” issues.