Aspire is a 1 night, 3-hour event just for women full of laughter, learning, stories and music. It is like a weekend retreat packed into one evening with National Speakers, Authors, Comedians, and Worship. We hope you can join us.
Aspire Speakers & Artists
Here is just a sampling of our Aspire speakers and artists that you can see and hear.
Teacher & Speaker
Having taught in Christian schools for 12 years, Shannon Hoffpauir developed a teaching style that brought the stories and truths of the bible to life. Her relational personality, gift of communication, and insightful application creates a hunger in people to know more about the scriptures and the God who inspired them. Shannon is an evangelist and seeks to engage her culture for the Lord Jesus Christ. Shannon and her husband Doug, of 24 years, have two children; Zach, 21, who plays football at Stafford University and Hillary, 19, who plays volleyball at Scottsdale Community College.
Author & Speaker
Melissa Spoelstra is a women’s conference speaker, Bible teacher, and writer who is madly in love with Jesus and passionate about helping women of all ages to seek Christ and know Him more intimately through serious Bible study. With a degree in Bible Theology from Moody Bible Institute, Melissa enjoys teaching others how to listen attentively to the Spirit, read God’s Word with curiosity, and cling tightly to Jesus through the storms of life. As a wife to Sean and mother to four great kids, she works out her faith on a daily basis—always relying on God’s Word to draw her back to the things of first importance.
Melissa is the author of the Mom’s Choice award-winning Total Family Makeover: 8 Steps to Making Disciples at Home and three Bible studies—First Corinthians: Living Love When We Disagree, Joseph: The Journey to Forgiveness, and Jeremiah: Daring to Hope in an Unstable World.
Comedian & Author
Kerri Pomarolli is called Hollywood’s “God-girl.” She is an accomplished actress, standup comedian, published author, Christian speaker and veteran of television – with credits that include 29 appearances on NBC’s The Tonight Show and Comedy Central. Kerri’s latest book, the Moms’ Night Out devotional, was inspired by the recent film by the same name. Her latest film was the critically acclaimed documentary, American Jesus. She and her husband, Ron McGehee, have two daughters, Lucy and Ruby, and the family makes their home in California.
Singer & Speaker
As a singer/songwriter and worship leader, Mia’s soulful music reflects the painful beauty of human struggles and a passion to worship the God who saves. Her life is a compelling story of sin, surrender, sanctification and song. Living as a testimony to God’s grace and His forgiveness, she is inspired to share that message of hope with others through music as a recording artist, a writer and a speaker. Mia is the wife of Bob and the mother of three children, Chris, Aaron and Miriam.