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 PADMORE - UNVEILED FOUNDER & CEO
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 SHAH - PRESIDENT & FOUNDER, SHEPHERD LEADERSHIP CONSULTING
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.
SHIRLEY HOOGSTRA - PRESIDENT, COUNCIL FOR CHRISTIAN COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
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 - FOUNDER, SUCCESSFULBLOOM.COM
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.
SHENIQUE GRAY, WORSHIP LEADER
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.
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