It’s becoming so real, isn’t it? Are you as excited as we are for RGT Thrive 2017? Do you still need tickets? You can still get them here! Swag bags are no longer included in the ticket package, however single day passes are now available! If you can’t make it for both days of this special weekend, perhaps you’ll still consider joining us for just one?
We’d like to introduce to you our Workshop Speakers for Thrive. These ladies will be joining us to share the wisdom the Lord has given them, and we could not be more thrilled to hear their hearts:
THRIVE WORKSHOP SPEAKERS:
Workshop – “Breathing ‘L.I.F.E.’ Into Your Marriage“.
Jeni’s presentations are sparked by her contagious enthusiasm and love for people and laughter. She has an authentic passion for sharing the message God has given her. Drawing from her experience as a Christian counselor, ministry leader, home school educator, wife, and mother, Jeni artfully combines her ready wit with touching, real-life stories. Her infectious energy welcomes you and her articulate ability to speak the truth engages you.
Lucinda Secrest McDowell
Workshop – “Soul Care – 3 Gifts To Help You Thrive“
Lucinda Secrest McDowell is passionate about embracing life — both through deep soul care from drawing closer to God, as well as living courageously in order to touch a needy world. A storyteller who engages both heart and mind, she offers “Encouraging Words” to all on the journey. A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Furman University, Cindy is the author of twelve books, including Dwelling Places, Live These Words, Refresh!, Amazed by Grace, Quilts from Heaven and Role of a Lifetime. She writes from “Sunnyside” cottage in New England and blogs weekly at
Workshop – “Gospel-Centered Mom: The Freeing Truth About What Your Kids Really Need“
Brooke McGlothlin is Cory’s wife, and mom to two amazing young men. She’s co-founder and president of The MOB Society, author of Praying for Boys: Asking God for the Things They Need Most, and the creator of the Fight Like a BoyMom Program, where she teaches moms to fight FOR their sons instead of against them. Her newest book, Gospel-Centered Mom: The Freeing Truth About What Your Kids Really Need, released from Waterbrook August 1, 2017. Brooke can be found most often with her nose in a book, or cheering like a mad woman as her baseball boys take the field.
Laura Rizkallah & September McCarthy
Workshop – “Let’s Be Friends!“
A leader by nature BUT a follower by choice! Laura’s passion is leading other women to find their purpose and potential in the power of Jesus Christ. Laura dates a hot Egyptian who also happens to be her devoted husband of 21 years. She is the mom to 6 muddy, messy and miraculous children. She has a toddler and teenagers. She is graying but still on the floor playing! “Authentic and bold” describes how Laura communicates with her audience. Traveling, writing, laughing, preaching and adventuring with friends …. These are some of her favorite things. Red isn’t just her favorite color, but her favorite way of engaging the world….boldly, brightly and beautifully. If you love leggings, long talks, God-sized dreams and sipping iced coffee while talking God’s Word and His ways, make time to connect with Laura Rizkallah.
September is the founder and visionary behind Raising Generations Today. She encourages women in each season of motherhood through her blog One September Day and is the author of Why Motherhood Matters. As a speaker and writer, her vision and mission is for the generations. September lives in rural Upstate New York with her husband and their large family.
Tracy Parker & Danielle Peters
Workshop – “Bringing Up Boys/Raising Men: Releasing The Heart Strings“
For nearly 35 years, Tracy Parker has been a leader in creatively ministering to children and their families. Her passion for teaching children about Christ and mentoring their parents to do the same is clearly a gift. Her love for children has taken her on a journey from a successful private daycare provider, to women’s ministry leader, to the Director of Children’s Ministry for a large church in upstate New York. Today, she hosts a Facebook page called “Faith and Family Connections” which focuses exclusively on helping parents become the spiritual leaders in their homes. Tracy lives in Corning, NY and continues to mentor children’s ministry leaders around the country. The mother of two grown boys (men) and a grandparent to four lovely grandchildren, Tracy understands the critical value of investing in family relationships. Tracy is an accomplished illustrator and water color artist and also finds joy in reclaiming and re-imagining architectural salvage.
After pursuing a degrees in computer engineering and business, Danielle thought her future would be spent in the board room and the male-dominated world of the high-tech industry. Instead, Christ grabbed her life and heart, through her marriage to Dave and their early struggles. Her life is now is spent in the living room and it is still male-dominated. Drop into Danielle’s house and you’ll find her giving her all to her marriage and her five sons, born within 7 years and all named after baseball legends, which in the Peters family, is right next to biblical heroes. She now sees herself as a translator of sorts, as she learns the language of men and boys, and yearns to help others embrace and speak the language that will set our men and marriages, sons and schooling, LEGOs and legacies, on fire for God’s Kingdom.
Workshop – “Live Fully Alive“
Like her home state of Texas, Jennifer prefers to go big, but when it comes to daily living, she encourages women to have big faith by living small and simplistic in the mundane duties of life. She is personally challenged to create space for the Holy Spirit to breathe into her days schooling her four children and loving her man.
Teri Lynne Underwood
Workshop – “Praying For Our Girls To Thrive“
Teri Lynne Underwood is a pastor’s wife and mother to a beautiful teenage daughter. She’s a fierce encourager of busy women and girl moms. She writes with a cup of coffee and their basset hound Buddy near at all times. More than anything else, Teri Lynne loves teaching the Word to women whether sitting around a table or gathered in a sanctuary or conference hall. Her passion for Scripture and for girl moms is readily apparent in her new book, Praying for Girls: Asking God for the Things They Need Most. You can find her scribbling out encouragement at TeriLynneUnderwood.com and PrayersForGirls.com.
Workshop – “Becoming A Mom Of Purpose: Your Day Becomes Their Destiny“
Tricia Goyer is a busy mom of ten, grandmother of two, and wife to John. Somewhere around the hustle and bustle of family life, she manages to find the time to write fictional tales delighting and entertaining readers and non-fiction titles offering encouragement and hope. A bestselling author, Tricia has published fifty books to date and has written more than 500 articles. She is a two time Carol Award winner, as well as a Christy and ECPA Award Nominee.
Heather Earley & Linda Stearns
Workshop – “The Middle, Pre-Teen, Teen Years: Is It Really Survival?“
Heather has been married to John for almost 18 years and is a mom to four amazing kids, 2 teens, and 2 littles. She’s a pediatric SLP by profession, but a mom and wife by design. Her husband John is the Pastor of the Renovation House, a Christian drug and alcohol rehab center in upstate NY. Their family spends a lot of time with the men of the Reno House, and they attempt to model what a healthy, God-centered marriage and family looks like (they use a lot of humor and wit!) John and Heather started “Heather’s Home Orphanage” in Port-Au-Prince Haiti in 2010. They are striving to reach this next generation of Haitians with 13 healthy, educated children who they are training up to be God chasers and seekers. Her overall desire is just to live simply, love deeply, build community, raise kingdom minded kids and represent Christ well!
Linda and her husband Jim are raising 7 of the children God gave them. They are also embracing grandparenting. Together, they started and pastor, a local church in their rural community. Linda has always been passionate about teaching. She has taught in their homeschool, at private school and currently is teaching Pre K. She also teaches at her church and other local ministries.
We look forward to seeing these beautiful ladies (and YOU!) at RGT Thrive 2017!