Created to be a Voice
9:30 AM09:30

Created to be a Voice

  • Whole Word Fellowship (Cabin Chapel on the hill) (map)
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Ladies, it is time.
To step into promises.
To say yes to God’s call.
To live boldly past doubt and fear.
The time is now to live Unveiled.
You were created to be a voice.

Come and be inspired, equipped and empowered by women who are boldly using their voices in the places God has called them. Learn how they’re living out their God-given purpose. And how you can too. Your story matters, and the world around you will be transformed by it. You were created to be a voice.

Tickets are $20 per person.
This event is being co-hosted by Unveiled and Whole Word Fellowship.


  • Learn Biblical truths about God's heart for women

  • Worship and fellowship in a "safe space" environment (just come as you are)

  • Hear inspiring testimonies and Biblial teaching from women using their voices to tell their God-stories

  • Guided reflection and space to listen for God's voice (and affirm your next steps).

  • Meet a diverse community of women leaders

SPEAKERS (more forthcoming!)

Connie Padmore , Unveiled Founder & Assoc. Pastor at Whole Word Fellowship

CONNIE PADMORE, Unveiled Founder & Chief Encourager

Connie is passionate about helping people pursue their God-given purpose. She is the founder of Unveiled | Created to be a Voice, where she helps women speakers and writers grow in hearing God's voice, and using their own. In addition to her role at Unveiled, Connie serves as an Associate Pastor at a multi-ethnic congregation in the Washington DC suburbs. Connie is an organization development consultant to churches and faith based organizations. She holds an M.S. in Organization Development and has served in various leadership roles in the global non-profit sector. In her spare time, you can find her enjoying company with friends and family over a good meal (and chocolate!), and planning her next travel adventure. Connie was born in Liberia and was raised in the Northern Virginia suburbs.

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JACALYN BARNES, Director of The Repentance Project

Jacalyn is passionate about helping others encounter the transformational love of our Father. For her, entering into the Scriptures is a journey beyond the veil into the depths of God’s heart—a pilgrimage filled with explosive revelation, bottomless pools of grace, and tsunamis of His goodness that inundate us in relentless love. Through the word, worship, and intercession, Jacalyn desires that others would see, hear, and know Him like never before. She is particularly zealous about conveying the Father’s heart to His daughters that we may arise in the fullness of our identity and inheritance as Mariams, Deborahs, Huldahs, Marys, Tabithas, Priscillas, and Junias. As the Director of the Repentance Project, Jacalyn works for reconciliation, justice, and unity in the Body—that we may all be one, even as the Father and the Son are one.


PAT SAKS, Author of Stones of Remembrance & Unveiled Cohort Alumna

Pat was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. After moving to Johannesburg to follow a career in TV, film, and music, Pat became a Christian and worked for a large church in the Johannesburg area.

In 1994, she emigrated to the United States, becoming a US citizen in 2003. Her career veered off into the political arena, which included working for the Speaker of the U. S House of Representatives, followed by positions in various non-profit organizations.

Pat resides in Arlington, Virginia with a Pomeranian that looks like a baby wolf and a calico cat that rules the roost.

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10:30 AM10:30


You were created with courage in you.

In the midst of our most courageous moments, we often don’t feel very courageous at all. It can mostly feel like just putting one foot in front of the other.
And that’s really all it is.
Courage is continuing to walk forward.
But we were not created to walk alone.
Come and be inspired by the beautiful, redemptive stories of courageous women like yourself, who have chosen to put one foot in front of the other.

Learn how they're walking forward with God-given courageous faith.
And how you can to.
Join us at
Because you are.

Click here to learn more about Unveiled and Connie's personal journey.




  • Worship and fellowship in a "safe space" environment (just come as you are)
  • Meet amazing women leaders like yourself
  • Hear inspiring stories of courage from women leading bold and brave lives
  • Guided reflection and space to listen for God's voice (and affirm your next steps). 
  • Learn about Unveiled's 2018 programs
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11:00 AM11:00


"I hear you God, but I'm scared!" If that sentiment resonates, you are not alone. In fact, I've found myself in that same boat on more than one occasion. But I also found God's voice there...and I discovered that hearing HIs voice is the first and most important step to courage. The next steps are found when we get past the fearful questions and narratives in our heads.

* How do I know it's God's voice (and not my own)?
* How do I get past the "I can't" narrative in my head?
* What should I do next?

In this FREE workshop (Saturday, March 25 at 11am), you'll learn:

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9:30 AM09:30


  • The Chapel at Whole Word Fellowship (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this all-day conference setting, you can expect to encounter God personally, to fellowship with other women like yourself, and to grow in the practical skills and courage you need to fulfill the call God has placed on your life.  You'll hear from talented, courageous women who are living fully into their calling as speakers and leaders in their communities and learn what steps they took to get there!  You'll be equipped through practical, hands-on training sessions on becoming a compelling, excellent communicator; how to grow in hearing God's voice and cultivating a deeper personal intimacy with Jesus. 

Don't miss it.  This is your is season.  Come on, let's LIVE UNVEILED!



Connie serves as the Founder & CEO of Unveiled LLC.  For over a decade, she served in various leadership roles at International Justice Mission, a human rights organization that rescues people from slavery and violent oppression around the world.  Most recently serving as Director of Prayer, Connie had the privilege of inviting thousands of partners to pray for the God-sized issues of justice, rescue and redemption. She speaks at conferences and facilitates large and small groups on intercessory prayer, worship and growing in hearing God's voice.  

If there is anything you should know about Connie it is that she is head-over-heels in love with Jesus, passionate about walking intimately with him, learning to hear his voice and bringing others along on the journey of rooting our identity in Christ.  You'll often find her doing these things while enjoying good chocolate, coffee, telling funny stories and planning her next travel adventure!

Connie earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Hampton University and a Master’s in Organization Development & Knowledge Management from George Mason University. 


Chong-Ae is currently serving as a Spiritual Formation and Ministry Formation Fellow at Dallas Theological Seminary.  She is a leader in her community and has a deep passion for discipleship and mentoring emerging leaders at her church, previous workplaces, and for AARP Foundation's Women's Scholarship program.  As an outpouring of this passion, Chong-Ae founded Shepherd Leadership Consulting, aimed at helping Christian leaders live out God's calling on their lives with His joy and strength. 

Chong-Ae’s story is filled with bold and courageous steps of faith to obey God’s leading, often into difficult and unchartered territory.  She held various senior leadership positions in the corporate and non-profit sector including: General Motors, Delphi, AARP Services, and International Justice Mission (IJM). 

Chong-Ae received a B.A. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Science in Applied Statistics from Oakland University. She is completing a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary (expected May 2017). Chong-Ae and her husband, Tulip, currently live in the Washington DC area and have two grown children Chris, an Ophthalmologist, and Katrina, a graduate student in Engineering Design Innovation.


A visionary leader who is passionate about Christian higher education and the role it plays in the common good, Shirley V. Hoogstra became the seventh president of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities in September 2014. She is the first woman to lead the CCCU since its founding in 1976.

Prior to the CCCU, Hoogstra served for 15 years as vice president for student life at her alma mater, Calvin College. She also spent more than a decade practicing law as a partner at a firm specializing in litigation in New Haven, Connecticut. She has served on the boards of several community organizations and schools, including the New Haven County Bar Association and Calvin College. She earned a bachelor’s in education at Calvin and a Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Hoogstra and her husband, Jeff, who practices pediatric medicine, are the parents of two married children:  Dave (Amy) and Mary (Adam).



Barika Porter has a passion for helping individuals and businesses bloom successfully.  She has over 17 years of experience as a management consultant in both the private and public sectors. Her corporate knowledge and experience allows her to bring technical expertise to managing, people, process and systems. She has a passion for helping people and businesses identify opportunities for improvement and growth.

Barika finds the greatest joy when she successfully communicates the opportunities present within challenging situations. When she is able to help individuals think strategically about how to thrive and bloom within their circumstances, she considers that to be the ultimate success. Barika enjoys encouraging and providing practical strategies for improving interpersonal relationships. 

Barika holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Virginia. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters.


For more than 15 years, Shenique has been using her gifts to lead people into the presence of God. When she began singing as a child in the beautiful islands of the Bahamas, she never imagined she would be leading worship one day. She only knew she had a heart for God and His people and a deep desire to spend time at the feet of Jesus with others who loved Him. Shenique is currently worship leader at Grace Covenant Church – Sterling, VA.

When she’s not leading worship, Shenique serves as a Senior Manager in Deloitte’s Greater Washington Audit practice. She has over 10 years’ public accounting experience in the financial services industry both within the US and the Bahamas, with clients ranging from small private growth companies to complex multinational SEC registrants. She is a member of the AICPA and a licensed CPA in Virginia and New Hampshire.

Shenique is passionate about helping others excel and fulfill their purpose and leads a development program for colleagues with less than 5 years’ experience. She is also very active in the community, hosting a character development group for young adults twice a month in her home. She is a supporter of several not-for-profit organizations aimed at improving the psychological, career, financial and legal well-being of women and children.

Shenique obtained her BBA in Accounting and French from Acadia University, Canada and her MSc in Investment and Banking from the University of Reading, England.


View complete schedule details here.

9:15                         Registration Opens

9:30                        Worship & Opening Session                       

12:00                       Lunch  (provided onsite)                          

1:00                         Worship & Main Session                     

3:00                         Worship, Reflection & Prayer

3:30                          Live Unveiled 2016 Concludes

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