Original Conference 2024 (Rockford)

If you’ve never heard about Original, it’s not just a conference, it’s an encounter. This is a girls weekend with a God purpose. An unforgettable time with Jesus. It’s a movement of women discovering the confidence to walk in who God has designed them to be! And here’s the truth – when we get a change in our everyday space, a change in our normal pace, we will experience a change in our perspective!

So gather your girlfriends and set aside time to learn, grow, worship, and laugh together! We will encounter God in a powerful way and leave encouraged, challenged, refreshed, and new – all because of Jesus.

The weekend won’t be the same without you! We’re saving a seat for YOU at Original Conference 2024!


You girls know we always bring you the best!

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).

Lisa Seaton

Senior 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.

Charlotte Gambill

Teacher, Speaker, Author & Mentor

With over 26 years in church leadership, Charlotte is deeply passionate about seeing people connect with their God-given purpose. Founder of the Collective Co. Lab mentorship program, author of 16 books, co-founder of the Dare To Be movement and International Teaching Pastor, Charlotte has committed her life to teach, train, and invest in others both locally and globally. The founder of both the We Are One and the Cherish Foundation, Charlotte and her team aim to facilitate and support initiatives that bring the power of kindness into the most broken of places. Her deepest joy in all of this is building her family first. Married to Steve for over 27 years they have two teenage children Hope Cherish and Noah Brave.

Irene Rollins

Pastor & Author, Recovery Activist, Co-Founder of Two Equals One

Irene Rollins is passionate about the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of all people. As a certified Emotional Intelligence Coach, she loves to study human behavior enabling her to understand a wide variety of people, guiding them to be the best version of themselves through her teaching, writing and coaching. Irene’s fervency to help others overcome their self-defeating habits comes from her life experience as an overcomer of alcohol addiction and trauma. Irene models accountability and often reminds those in the addiction community to “do the work” and “If you aren’t working on your recovery, you’re working on your relapse.” After almost twenty-five years in full-time ministry, serving as Senior Pastors of a thriving church called i5 City, Irene and her husband Jimmy felt a shift in their ministry focus. Irene and Jimmy founded the ministry of TWO = ONE with a mission to help build strong marriages that result in healthy families that impact our communities for the better. In her downtime, Irene enjoys reading, exercising, cooking, and clowning around with her husband Jimmy, their children, Kayla, Jaden, and Maya, and her two English bulldog babies.



April 19, 2024
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April 20, 2024


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

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Friday, April 19
Registration Begins5:00pm
VIP Access Open6:15pm
Doors Open6:30pm
Session 17:00pm
After Party8:45pm
Saturday, April 20
Doors Open8:30am
Session Two9:00am
Session Three10:45am
Lunch Break12:00pm
Breakout Sessions1:15pm
Session Four2:30pm
Session Five4:30pm
Conference Ends5:45pm

Have A Question?

We want to help make your Original Conference experience as easy as possible! Check out some answers to frequently asked questions to help you plan your trip. And if we still haven’t answered your question, click the button below to contact us and one of our Conference Concierges will be glad to assist you.



You can register online at here or by calling 815-639-7556.


If you would like a promotional kit sent out to you, please email groups@originalconference.com.


All registrants who provide an email address will receive a confirmation email with your ticket attached. Retain this email for future use. When you arrive for conference, you will receive your registration booklet, bag, and wristband and you’ll be set for the weekend! If you don’t receive a confirmation email, please email us at info@originalconference.com and we would love to help.


Upon registration, let us know if you would like to be part of what we call “Friend Link,” which is designed for you to connect with others who have come on their own to the conference.



Yes! If you are unable to attend in person, we encourage you to purchase a
livestream ticket to join us online or host a watch party with friends!


If you suffer from a severe ailment, require a wheelchair, or need any other assistance, contact us at 815-639-7556 or email us at info@originalconference.com. We want to help make the conference possible for you to attend!


Unfortunately, we are unable to provide childcare, but we do encourage you to bring your daughter(s) who are 11 years or older. Children attending DO need a ticket of their own.


For information about our group rate email please email groups@originalconference.com.


Each individual attendee will need their own ticket to attend the conference.