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.