Conference Two

May 9-11, 2019


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).

Alex Seeley

Lead Pastor
The Belonging Co. Nashville

Alex 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 an Executive Pastor at a church in Melbourne for nearly 20 years. Having relocated with her family to Nashville in 2012, Alex and her husband Henry, began to open their home on Tuesday nights. Their heart was for people to worship, encounter God and build genuine community in a city where people's personal and spiritual lives often succumb to the transient nature of 'life on the road'. By February 2014, their basement was filled to capacity and as a result The Belonging Co. church was born. The vision of the Belonging Co. is for people to experience Jesus in an authentic way that affects every area of their life. Encounter over entertainment, intimacy over industry and presence over presentation continues to be the mandate for the church. As Senior Pastors of the Belonging Co., Alex and Henry call Nashville home where they live with their two children, Holly and Taylor.

Bianca Olthoff

Author & Speaker

Bianca Juarez Olthoff is a bible-teaching, word-slanging MexiRican who is passionate about raising up a generation of people passionate about Jesus Christ. As an author and speaker, she knows the power of words and wields them wisely. As a church planter and leader, she is committed to proclaiming the gospel domestically and internationally. For more information, follow along on social media or visit

Jo Saxton

Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur, Founder
Ezer Collective

Jo Saxton is an author, speaker, leadership coach, entrepreneur, and visionary. Born to Nigerian parents and raised in London, England, Jo brings a multicultural and international perspective to leadership. Having served on the staff teams in churches in the UK and the US, and chaired the board of a non-profit organization,  today Jo is the founder of the Ezer Collective, an initiative that equips and invests in women leaders. She also co-hosts the popular podcast Lead Stories: Tales of Leadership and Life with Steph O’Brien. The author of three books, the most recent entitled The Dream of You: Let Go of Broken Identities and Live the Life You Were Made For. Jo and her husband, Chris, live in Minneapolis with their two daughters. She loves Starbucks, running, her people, and the everyday stuff, like good music, good food, and good books. And Target. She really, really loves Target.


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May 09, 2019
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May 11, 2019

Conference Schedule


City First Church
5950 Spring Creek Rd., Rockford, IL 61114

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Super Early Bird

Expires March 15, 2019 @ 11:59PM

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Early Bird

Expires April 15, 2019 @ 11:59PM

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Expires May 11, 2019 @ 12:00PM


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6:00pmDoors Open
7:00pmSession 1
9:00pmAfter Party
9:00amDoors Open
9:30amSession 2
11:15amSession 3
1:30pmSession 4
2:45pmAfternoon Break/Dinner
6:30pmDoors Open
7:00pmSession 5
9:00amDoors Open
9:30amSession 6
11:15amSession 7


HIlton Garden Inn (Rockford)

5 Kings and 15 Queens - $159/night

Book by 4/2/19

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