Women of Hope Conference

Women of Hope Conference


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.

Mark your calendars!

The 11th annual conference will be held on March 1-2, 2019!

Join us March 1-2 at Wilson County Expo Center/James E. Ward Ag Center in Lebanon, 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.


Optional add-on: Dorcas Workshop!

Join us on site Friday (March 2) at 1:00 pm to work on sewing projects benefiting HHI contacts! Cost is $10.


We have reserved room blocks at the following hotels. When booking, use code WOH18 to receive the discount!

Holiday Inn Express (615) 994-3225
$119.00/night + tax (with hot breakfast)
**Under renovation

Comfort Suites (615) 443-0027
$112.95/night + tax (with hot breakfast)

MyPlace Hotel (615) 784-4760 (NEW HOTEL)
$90.00/night + tax

Executive Inn (615) 444-0505
$59/night + tax

Hampton Inn and Suites (615) 444-3445
$116.10/night + tax (with hot breakfast)


Schedule Overview


1:00pm Sewing Workshop

3:00pm Registration Opens 

5:00pm Break

6:15pm Singing 

6:30pm Welcome 

7:00pm Keynote-Jennifer Gerhardt

7:50pm Break

8:05pm Sweet Hour of Prayer and Praise-Hope Bridge Stories

9:05pm 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 Refugee Stories

9:45 Woman of Hope Interview

10:30 Singing

10:45 Breakouts (including one with Eleni)

11:30 Lunch

1:00 Breakouts same as before; Silent Auction closes 

2:00 Sing, Silent Auction Winners

2:20 Young Speaker

2:35 Keynote- Ira Booker

3:25 Sending

Woman of Hope 2018

Eleni Melirrytos
Eleni is a native of Athens, Greece, but has lived intermittently in the United States while advancing her education. Eleni is a married mother of two children, Orestis and Danae, who works alongside her husband, Alexandros in Greece. Together they have sailed the world. They are now full-time ministers in Athens and use their experiences to encourage others. Eleni loves to cook and has a passion for helping refugees.

Keynote Speakers

Ira Booker
Sister Ira Booker is a DHS Program Coordinator with the Department of Human Services, State of TN. She has taught Bible classes for all ages, and she speaks at ladies’ days, retreats, lectureships, and symposiums across the state of Tennessee and beyond. She and her husband, Brother Anthony Booker, host and facilitate couple marriage retreats, the goal to teach each wife and husband how to love each other like God. They have six sons of their own, four daughters-in-law, and 13 grandchildren.
Jennifer Gerhardt
JL Gerhardt is the author of Prayer In Practice, Think Good, and Live or Die: a Study In Philippians. She also works as 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.