"Women of Hope" Conference

What is "Women of Hope"?

As women, we are naturally caretakers. God designed us to care for our husbands, children, friends, parents and well....let's face it, everyone around us. But where do we go to get re-charged? Where do we find the energy and spiritual renewal that we need in order to carry this load? That is the purpose behind the "Women of Hope" conference. It is an opportunity for Christian women to come together to hear dynamic speakers, meet other Christian women and encourage one another in service to others. 


March 4-5, 2016 Details


"Overflowing Hope"

Romans 15:13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."



Join us March 4-5 at Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, TN...    

...You will hear inspiring speakers, be a part of uplifting worship and have the chance to shop some exciting vendors who carry everything from jewelry to artwork to Bible school materials! We guarantee you will walk away feeling refreshed, inspired and hopeful about what God has planned for your life!




*Healing Hands is not be able to issue any registration refunds after February 1, 2016. Thank you!


Conference Hotel

Embassy Suites Murfreesboro

Call 615-890-4464 and ask for the Women of Hope Conference rate of $135/night.

Remember, hotel cost includes a delicious hot breakfast! If you have 4 people in a room that breaks down to about $39/person WITH BREAKFAST!


2016 Women of Hope

Katie Knott

Katie Knott is a servant-hearted woman from Lone Oak, KY. She is a wife,
mother, grandmother, sister, friend and mentor. She is our Woman of Hope
this year because of the hope she brings by using her talents and gifts to
encourage, support, and advance various ministries in the kingdom. When
her boys were younger, she started a catering business to help send them
to college and support the family. Katie’s passion is sewing and she helped
start the Dorcas Ministry at Healing Hands! She has been on many mission
trips with her congregation, one of which was influenced by her oldest
brother, Jimmy, while he was serving as elder at Pittman Creek Church of
Christ in Plano, TX. After his death in 2002, she continued to play a vital
role in this mission work. Katie’s example of overflowing hope encourages
each of us to use our God-given gifts to His glory!



Women of Hope Speakers


Ira Booker

Sister Ira lives in Columbia, TN with her husband, Brother Anthony Booker
who is the pulpit minister at Bird Street Church of Christ in Shelbyville, TN.
God has blessed them with 6 sons, 3 daughter-in-laws, and 12 grandchildren. 
She works with the TN Department of Human Services as a DHS Program

She has taught Bible class for all ages, speaks at ladies’ days, retreats,
lectureships, and symposiums across the state of Tennessee, as well as
hosts marriage retreats alongside her husband. She has 3 goals in life:
to develop a more intimate relationship with Jehovah God, to continue to
lift up Jesus so he can draw all men and women unto him, and to continue
to submit to God the Holy Spirit so he can continue to guide and teach her.

Beverly Ross 

Beverly Ross, M.A., LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Before beginning her
practice, she served as a counselor with Christian Works for Children, out of North
Dallas and Grapevine. Beverly received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education
from Stephen F. Austin University and completed a Master’s Degree in Counseling
from Amberton University. Previous to becoming a counselor, Beverly was a
professional educator for eleven years and a certified Practical Parenting presenter.

Beverly is a sought-after speaker and an international advocate for women’s
ministries. She frequently conducts workshops on marriage and parenting. She
also facilitates small groups for women and teenage girls.


Uduak Afangideh 
Cultivating Intimacy with God: The Secret to Overwhelming Hope
In a world of busyness and frantic lifestyles, time spent in God’s presence is fast
becoming an elusive desire.  This class will discuss 7 levels of intimacy and provide
practical tips on achieving and maintaining intimacy with The One who loves us so.

Olive Wagar 
Daily Decisions That Bring Overflowing Hope Instead of Overwhelming Clutter

Clutter is the overwhelming reality every day for millions of  American households.
Clutter blocks our way to the abundant life promised by Jesus. Olive offers organizing
insights into eliminating clutter from our own lives so we can better bless others.

Betty Barkley & Sabrina Tiggs
Overcoming Our Challenges For A New Beginning

In this interactive class, we will discuss starting a new chapter in life after losing someone
significant. Join us in walking this road together as we learn to trust in the Lord through
each situation!


Dianna Stephens 
Let’s Disciple a Generation (IF:Table)

A table can be an excellent place for discipleship. In this session, we will gather around
one as we equip and unleash each other to disciple others. This is a time for a whole lot
of laughter–maybe 
a few tears–but time spent that leaves us with glad, full, and grateful

Abby Rosser
Hope For Ezra 

Abby and Brent Rosser began their adoption journey in the summer of 2011. After years
of paperwork and bureaucratic red tape, they have experienced times of hopelessness.
Despite all of these setbacks, throughout the past five years, they have relied on God’s
strength to give them comfort and guidance.


Patsy Horton, Ginger Moore, Lydia Steger, & Maggie Moore 
Passing On Our Hope: The Gift of Mentoring 

So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only
the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.
–1 Thessalonians 2:8 

Join us in this panel discussion where we will talk about the overflowing hope that
comes from God’s gift of spiritual mentoring.


Vendor Registration

Each year we have a wonderful opportunity for Christian vendors to share their products with the ladies who attend the conference. If you would like more information about registering as a vendor for the conference, please email Jana Owen at jowen@hhi.org with the name and details of your business to begin the conversation.  



If you are interested in sponsoring this wonderful conference for women, please email Jana Owen at jowen@hhi.org and she will give you more details about our sponsorships.