2023 Conference Speakers
As a single mom, blogger, and speaker, Kalyca Biggers is passionate about encouraging other single moms toward a journey of hope, healing, and joy. Using His word and her own trials and triumphs, she inspires women to walk confidently in the purpose God has written within their unique stories.
Currently residing in Alabama with her son, Kalyca enjoys traveling, crafting, and reading. You can connect with her on Facebook.
Growing up, Monet Beltran lived life as a homosexual. Identifying as transgender she desired surgery. Monet suffered from depression and was suicidal, which she self-medicated with drugs. She had a radical encounter with God, fell in love with Jesus, and has never been the same.
Monet completed ministry school with Heidi Bakers ministry and has held several roles such as Outreach Director, Youth Pastor, Revival Tent Director and Executive Assistant.
Monet is the Founder of AIM TO LOVE ministries. AIM is geared to reach teenagers and young people. Outreach, Discipleship and Launch is their primary mission.
As an author, speaker, transformational life coach, and founder of the Toes in the Sand Women's Retreats, Lisa Pulliam is on a mission to help women heal from life's wounds, rediscover their true identity, and THRIVE in the next chapter of their lives.
Lisa’s husband Chris is the Senior Minister of First Christian Church, Tyler. They are grateful for 31 years of marriage, four grown children and six grandbabies under six years old! Being “Pops and LuLu” is one of their greatest joys.
Through a deeply difficult journey of separation from one of her grown children over the past few years, she has discovered a process of inner healing, the power of blessing, how to release true peace and joy, and boldly walk in the calling God has for her.
Lisa's message to women will equip them to release the peace of Christ that passes all understanding, take their thoughts captive and walk in freedom and purpose, no matter what life brings.
You can follow Lisa on FB at facebook.com/lisa.b.pulliam/
and by joining her email list at lisacarolpulliam.com/SoulAlive
You may contact Lisa at [email protected]
A former fat kid, ugly duckling and late bloomer, Kimberly Thomas is a small-town girl with big God dreams! By day, she is an event producer, gym junkie, and cheerleader for surrounding yourself with those who see your priceless value and remind you of it often. And, by night, she is an aspiring author, gourmet salad snob, and high functioning shoe addic…er, um, enthusiast who believes Cinderella shouldn’t be the only one whose life changed because of a pair of shoes!
Dr. Grace English
Dr. Grace English is a speaker, writer and practicing Internal Medicine physician. Her motto “Getting Real to Heal” has helped her breakthrough personal strongholds and she is passionate about helping others experience the transforming healing power of Jesus Christ. She is the founder of Deep in the Heart Ministries, CARE (Christ-centered Abortion Recovery and Education) and contributing author in the devotional, Spiritual Warrior Women: Pray.
Living in East Texas with her husband John of 28 years, they founded Bethesda Health Clinic - a medical & dental clinic for the working uninsured. Grace is most proud of her 3 young adult children Sarah, Daniel & Matthew & son-in-law Austin Ratliff.
Erin Ouellette has served with the C.A.R.E. Ministry in East Texas, facilitating recovery groups after finding freedom herself from post abortive trauma. Having experienced God’s extreme mercy, she has a heart and passion to help other women experience God’s love and limitless mercy.
Erin is wife to a super cute husband, mom to 10 kids (biological/adopted/step) and loves the blended life - blended coffee, blended smoothies and blended families.
NEW in 2023: Break-out Sessions
Join us for a more personal experience and choose the session that best speaks to you! We will host break-out sessions before the last speaker on Saturday.
Tonie Camacho is a Texas gal who is passionate about Jesus and the power of prayer.With hugs and smiles for everyone she meets, Tonie is real, raw and running the race with endurance. She has been described sweet as pie with a servant’s heart. Tonie loves to tell others about Jesus one on one, on the street or in a church.
You can find her on Facebook where she shares her thoughts and all things life.
Meghan Goad is a wife, and mom who is passionate about sharing Jesus with students, parents, and especially with families involved in the Foster and Adoptive world. She serves as the Girls Minister at Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas. Wading through hopeless nights of wanting a child, endless amounts of tears wondering how many more Mother’s Day services she had to sit through, she stopped putting her trust in her desires and waited on the Lord’s perfect fit. Her struggles have now become her stories of joy, and a testimony of God’s faithfulness.
Shelly Morrow Whitenburg
Shelly Morrow Whitenburg has a heart for God, for people, and for jotting down random notes of the endless ways that God can operate in our lives. From notes to writing, this Texas native is an author of four books.
Shelly graduated from SFASU, then married her college sweetheart, Wade. She worked in Human Resources, before becoming a stay-at-home mom of two for over twenty years. Now, Shelly loves to share what God reveals to her and she hopes to help open eyes, ears, and hearts to know that God’s love is the super in our natural, and how beautiful this is!
Joy and sorrow can coexist. God taught Michelle Ruddell this difficult lesson when just five months after her 5-year-old son was killed in a car accident, her beautiful daughter was born. Still wracked with grief, this precious baby was a joy-filled light in the midst of darkness.
In her book, Welcome to the Club – I’m Sorry You’re Here, Michelle helps people move from grieving to hopeful. Michelle has won the battle of better over bitter and teaches others to do the same.
A retired educator, Michelle now travels the country sharing her story of God’s faithfulness in difficult circumstances.
Gina R. J. Butler
Lover of all things Texas (especially burnt orange ones), Gina R. J. Butler tells it like it is no matter what the subject. Using God’s Word as her guide, Gina connects the 21st century woman with women of the Bible revealing Christ’s grace, redemption, joy and beauty.
Gina and Shane, her husband of 38 years (and counting), have two grown children, a wonderful daughter-in-law, a genius son-in-law and 5 glorious grandchildren!
Author of What About Her? A Study of Biblical Women, Gina teaches several Bible studies originating in Tyler, TX. You can learn more about her ministry at www.grjbministries.com.