Original Conference 1 (RKFD)

Conference One

April 30 – May 2, 2020


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).

Charlotte Gambill

Author & Lead Pastor
Life Church UK

Charlotte has an infectious love for life, a deep love for people and zealous love for God’s House. Her passion is to build the local church across the earth, to see people reach their full potential and to develop and strengthen leadership. Charlotte is known for her practical, humorous and passionate application of Gods word. Her messages of life and purpose are rallying a generation to embrace the broken and become ambassadors of hope. Charlotte is an author, speaker, pastor and mother, she leads LIFE Church, UK in England with her husband Steve and together they have two children, Hope Cherish and Noah Brave.

DawnCheré Wilkerson

Lead Pastor
VOUS Church

DawnCheré Wilkerson is a speaker, singer, songwriter, and pastor who loves nothing more than to encourage people of all ages to never give up! Her contagious joy and zeal bring a uniquely impacting perspective on life. DawnCheré and her husband, Rich, are the lead pastors of VOUS Church in Miami, FL. VOUS is a catalyst of faith, creativity, and diversity that celebrates the unique culture of its vibrant city. DawnCheré and Rich are the founders of VOUS Conference, an annual gathering in the heart of Miami centered on encountering God, equipping the church, and empowering the next generation of leaders. In 2015, they offered a peek inside their world with their docu-series, Rich In Faith, a 10-episode feature on the Oxygen network. And in 2018, after eight years of trusting God through infertility, Rich and DawnCheré welcomed their son, Wyatt Wesley Wilkerson, into the world.

Natalie Grant

Grammy Nominated Recording Artist

Four-time Grammy nominated Natalie Grant is known for her powerful and soaring vocals, heart-gripping lyrics and passionate performances, and has remained one of the top-selling Christian & Gospel artists since her 2005 breakout RIAA Gold certified album, “Awaken.” She has since gone on to have over 3 million in career sales. The Gospel Music Association has named her Female Vocalist of the Year 5 times and she has had multiple number 1’s on the Billboard singles and albums charts, including her most recent record titled, “Be One.” Beyond her music career, Natalie is the author of several books, including a tween book series titled “Glimmer Girls.” Her fashion and jewelry line, NG by Natalie Grant, has seen great success, and most importantly she has used her platform to be an outspoken advocate for victims of human trafficking since 2005. She co-founded Hope for Justice International, which identifies and rescues victims of trafficking and then provides them with complete restorative care. Though she is a Seattle native, Natalie makes her home in Nashville, TN with her husband, producer/songwriter Bernie Herms and their three children: twins Grace and Bella, and their youngest, Sadie.



April 30, 2020
- TO -
May 02, 2020

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

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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


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Hilton Garden Inn Rockford

King & Double Queen - $159/night
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Holiday Inn Rockford

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Radisson Rockford

Double & Single - $109/night
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