Conference Host, Author & Lead Pastor // City First ChurchJen DeWeerdt serves with her husband, Jeremy, as the Senior Leaders of City First Church, a growing, multi-generational, multi-cultural church in Rockford, IL. She is honored to play a key role in the very church she grew up in. As pastor, communicator, author, and founder of the Original Women's Conference, Jen is passionate about encouraging and empowering women to step into their God-given callings, regardless of their profession. Thousands of women have discovered their destiny and design through these powerful conferences. Jen and Jeremy have been married since 1995 and have three sons: Caden, Connor, and Paxton. When she is not cheering on her boys, you will find her enthusiastically rooting for her Chicago sports teams (White Sox not included).
Author & President // Proverbs 31 MinistriesLysa TerKeurst is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Uninvited as well as 19 other books. As president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lysa and her staff are passionate about teaching the Word of God in ways that get people excited to live the Bible out loud. With their First 5 app and Encouragement for Today devotions, millions of people are studying God's Word every day with Lysa and her team. Lysa writes from her sticky farm table and lives with her family in North Carolina. Connect with her at www.LysaTerKeurst.com or on social media @LysaTerKeurst.
SpeakerRobert is passionately in love with Jesus. For thirteen years he has crisscrossed the globe, preaching the gospel and taking every opportunity to tell people about the love of Jesus Christ. He is a family man, husband to Taylor Madu, and father to Everly Adair Madu, Robert Nnaji Madu III, and Remington Elaine Madu. Robert presents the gospel in such a unique way that you’re leaning in, holding onto every word that is spoken, as he paints the beauty of the transforming, powerful, life giving Word of God. Robert is compelled to make aware to every individual that God is for them and that He has a specific plan and purpose for every life. In addition to his itinerate ministry he serves on the teaching team at Trinity Church in Cedar Hill, TX, a church that he has called home since the age of three.
Lead Pastor // The Belonging Co. NashvilleAlex Seeley is a passionate communicator and teacher of the Word. Possessing a unique ability to reveal how the Word of God is applicable to our everyday lives, Alex shares openly about how the power of God has proven real in her own life. Known for her boldness and tenacity, you’ll love the way Jesus shines through her. Born and raised in Australia, Alex served as one of the Executive Pastors of Planetshakers Ministries for 17 years. In 2012, Alex, along with her husband and two children, moved to Nashville TN where they began ministering to local musicians and artists in their home. Within 12 months, their basement was packed to capacity every Tuesday night with people hungering for an encounter with God. It was out of these nights that their church, The Belonging Co, was birthed in February 2014. Alex and her husband Henry are passionate about seeing people have a genuine encounter with Jesus, raising a generation that will share the love and hope of Jesus to this world. Alex and Henry have been married 19 years, and together they have two children, Holly (14) and Taylor (10).
ArtistThe beautiful and talented star has evolved many times in her life and she is nowhere near done. She’s added Broadway actress, entrepreneur, designer, television host, and inspirational speaker to her already robust resume, and as she enters the second act of her already prolific career, there is so much more to come. Since her days of making hit after hit as a member of Destiny's Child, one of the best-selling female groups of all time, and then as a solo artist with four critically acclaimed albums (Heart to Yours, Do Your Know, Unexpected, and Journey to Freedom), Williams has grown professionally and personally. Yes, the Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter has enjoyed the success that her singing career has brought, but she is now focusing on the projects and ventures that she feels she was really put on Earth to do with her faith at the center. You can follow her on Instagram at @michellewilliams.
Worship Leader & Recording ArtistBrenton is a recording artist, producer, radio host, and worship leader based out of Nashville, TN. He considers it an honor to travel around the nation helping to create environments for worship.
Expires March 01, 2018 @ 11:59PM
Individual (1 - 9)
Expires April 12, 2018 @ 11:59PM
Individual (1 - 9)
Evenings & Saturday
Expires April 26, 2018 @ 07:00PM
Individual (1 - 9)
Evenings & Saturday
OR call our Original Conference Concierge at 815-639-7556.
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The Original Women’s Conference will be held at the BMO Harris Bank Center.
300 Elm St, Rockford, IL 61101.
Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD)
2 Airport Cir, Rockford, IL 61109
O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
10000 W O’Hare Ave, Chicago, IL 60666
Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
5700 S Cicero Ave, Chicago, IL 60638
General Mitchell International Airport (MKE)
5300 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207
Dane County Regional Airport (MSN)
4000 International Ln, Madison, WI 53704
Courtyard by Marriott815-397-6222
King - $109/night
Double Queen - $119/night
Single King - $130/night
Double Queen - $130/night
Baymont Inn & Suites815-229-8200
Single King - $99/night
Quality Inn & Suites815-282-9300
King - $130/night
Double - $130/night
Residence Inn by Marriot815-227-0013
Single King - $149/night
Single Queen - $149/night
Single King - $114/night
Single King - $109/night
Double Queens - $109/night
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