Women of Hope Conference

Women of Hope Conference

2019 Photo Gallery 

As women, we are natural 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 recharged? Where do we find the energy and spiritual renewal that we need in order to carry this load? That is the purpose of 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.


Save the Date: March 6-7, 2020 

Mark your calendars!

...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.

Optional add-on: Dorcas Workshop!

Join us on site Friday (March 2) at 1:00 pm to work on sewing projects benefiting HHI contacts! Asking for a $10 donation to help cover the cost of materials.


We have reserved room blocks at the following hotels. When booking, use code WOH19 to receive the discount!

Holiday Inn Express (615) 994-3225
$129.00/night+ tax (with hot breakfast)

Comfort Suites (615) 443-0027
$115.95/night + tax (with hot breakfast)

Executive Inn (615) 444-0505
$79/night + tax


Schedule Overview


1:00pm Sewing Workshop

3:00pm Registration Opens

5:00pm Break

6:00pm Singing

6:20pm Welcome

6:35pm Keynote

7:05pm Break

7:15pm Breakouts

8:15pm Sweet Hour of Prayer and Praise-Hope Bridge Stories

9:15pm Dismissal; vendors, prayer room and WOH room remain open till 10:00



8:00 Registration open

8:30 Singing

8:45 Welcome and Update on Women of Hope

9:15 Break

9:25 Sister Stories

9:45 Woman of Hope Interview


11:30 Lunch

1:00 Breakouts; Silent Auction closes

2:00 Sing, Silent Auction Winners

2:30 Keynote

3:25 Sending

Woman of Hope 2019

Elizabeth Yakubu

Elizabeth is a native of Ghana and directs the God's Will Vocational Training Institute in the village of Kpassa. She also works with multiple Women's co-ops helping them find ways to bring in additional income for their families. Elizabeth has worked with Healing Hands International for many years bringing the hope of Jesus to both women and young people through business training and experience.

Keynote Speakers

Rita Cochrane
Rita Cochrane is the Women's Minister for the Church of Christ in Green Hills and a long time friend, volunteer and former employee of Healing Hands. She oversees Ladies Bible Classes, retreats, book club, stay-at-home-mom play dates, and more women's functions and services at their church. Rita writes a weekly devotional called Monday Meditations that is available to anyone who provides her their email address. Rita and her husband Mike have 3 children, 6 grandchildren and have opened their home to international students on multiple occasions. Currently they are parenting 2 students from Bagledesh. Rita is a gifted story teller, full of wisdom and grace with lots to share about finding courageous hope. 
Jennifer Gerhardt
JL Gerhardt is the author of A Grief Received: What to Do When Loss Leaves You Empty Handed; Swallowed Up: A story about how my brother died. And I didn’t; Think Good: How to Get Rid of Anxiety, Guilt, Despair and the Like to Finally Find Peace of Mind; Live or Die: A Study in Philippians, and Prayer, In Practice, a workbook to help you pray more and better. She is a Bible teacher and the storytelling minister for the Round Rock Church of Christ where she leads the effort to identify and celebrate the story God’s writing in that church. Gerhardt enjoys traveling to speak to women about what’s possible as a child of God, and she and her husband Justin lead marriage workshops across the country. Gerhardt blogs at Godscout.com.