App – Speakers

Jen DeWeerdt

Conference Host, Author & Lead Pastor
City First Church

Jen 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).

Holly Wagner

Author, Speaker, & Pastor
Oasis Church in LA

Holly is a wife, mom, grandmother, pastor, teacher, author and cancer survivor. She grew up in Venezuela, Indonesia and England and eventually moved to Los Angeles where she worked as an actress in films and television for over 10 years. Today she and her husband Philip are lead pastors of Oasis Church in Los Angeles. Holly is passionate about seeing women become who God has designed them to become. Through the women’s ministry of Oasis, She Rises, Holly seeks to blow the lid off the boxes that women have sometimes put themselves in and encourages women to be the amazing, world-changing champions they were made to be. She hosts an annual conference, She Rises, which is currently held at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills and draws women from around the country. She has written several books, using her humorous yet challenging style to encourage readers. Her newest is Find Your Brave, an honest look about navigating storms, and has been an encouragement to the thousands who have read it. Her books include: GodChicks, Daily Steps for GodChicks and Love Works. Holly has been featured on many TV shows including The View, Praise the Lord, the 700 Club, and Dick Clark’s The Other Half.

Rebekah Lyons

Author & Speaker

Rebekah Lyons is a national speaker and bestselling author of You Are Free: Be Who You Already Are and Freefall to Fly: A Breathtaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning. An old soul with a contemporary, honest voice, Rebekah reveals her own battles to overcome anxiety and depression—and invites others to discover and boldly pursue their God-given purpose from a place of freedom. Finding joy in raising a special needs child—Rebekah wears her heart on her sleeve, a benefit to friends and readers alike. Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, CNN, Huffington Post, The Tennessean, Publisher’s Weekly, and more. Alongside her husband, Gabe, she serves as co-founder of Q Ideas, a nonprofit organization that helps Christian leaders winsomely engage in culture. The organization’s global livestream events feature thought leaders such as David Brooks, Malcolm Gladwell, Soledad O'Brien, and Tim Keller. Gabe and Rebekah are raising their three children and two toy poodles in Franklin, Tennessee.

Lisa Seaton

Executive Pastor
City First Church

Lisa Seaton is passionate about empowering others to live a life full of God's freedom, truth, and purpose! She serves on the Executive Team at City First Church and is a founding member of the Original Women's Conference. She resides in Rockford, Illinois with her amazing husband, Adam and their two wild boys, Nash and Ryder.

Carol Hart

Speaker & President
ZOE International

In 2002, Michael and Carol Hart founded ZOE International. Their main objectives are sharing the Gospel to unreached people around the world, caring for orphans in danger and helping to end the human trafficking of children globally. ZOE’s main campus is located in Thailand where there are less then 1% Christians. Because of their outstanding anti-trafficking work, ZOE works closely with governments on multi-disciplinary task forces and with Local and Federal Law Enforcement. ZOE does robust work in prevention, rescue and restoration for child survivors of human trafficking. ZOE is a US 501(c)3 non-profit, their headquarters is based in Santa Clarita, California. They currently have offices and are operating in five countries, USA-Thailand-Japan-Australia-Mexico.