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Author & Speaker
Discovering her beautiful identity in Christ transformed Barb from a young woman desperately searching for self-worth and acceptance into a confident woman in Christ who still makes mistakes but embraces the captivating power of grace.
She is the author of the book, Enough Already: Winning Your Ugly Struggle with Beauty and a six-week DVD Bible study titled, Beautiful Already: Reclaiming God’s Perspective on Beauty. Barb has been speaking at conferences, churches and women’s ministry events since 2005.
Prior to transitioning to full-time ministry as a speaker and author, Barb served on staff at CedarCreek Church in Perrysburg, Ohio for almost 14 years, most recently as the Executive Director of Ministry. She co-led CedarCreek’s annual Fabulous Women’s Conference that reached over 10,000 women during the event’s five years. Barb lives in NW Ohio with her husband, Matt and they are the proud parents of three beautiful daughters, Kate, Sami and Abbie.
Kristin is a comedian, speaker, and author. Her clean, sharp, and occasionally alternative approach to comedy has brought her all across the United States and Canada, where she has performed at conferences, churches, in popular clubs, on cruise ships and more.
She has worked with comics such as Tim Hawkins, Michael Jr., and Ken Davis, and has headlined numerous events, including The Circuit, a week-long comedy tour in Toronto, Canada. Most recently, Kristin opened for The Mike Huckabee Show at TBN Studios and she speaks at youth conferences and camps all over the country.
Kristin has written two books for teen girls, The Smart Girl’s Guide to God, Guys, and the Galaxy and The Smart Girl’s Guide to Mean Girls, Manicures, and God’s Amazing Plan for Me, published by Barbour Books in 2014 and 2016. She has written for Sisterhood Magazine (formerly Brio Mag from Focus on the Family), as well as contributed to popular blogs like The Gospel Coalition and Stuff Christians Like. She is currently working on her third book and contributes frequently to a variety of blogs and online magazines.
When she’s not living out of a suitcase, Kristin calls Atlanta, Georgia home. She plays the accordion, so she’s still single.
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.
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Doors Open for General Admission
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Join us for 3 hours full of laughter, learning, stories, and music.
for group of 10+
for group of 10+