Busy? Need a chance to relax, re-energize, refresh? The women of Wickline United Methodist Church are bringing the Chasing Joy Women’s Conference to the Oklahoma City Metro area April 6. Join us as we learn what the Bible says about Joy and how we can experience God’s gift of Joy whatever our circumstances.
You will be encouraged and we hope you will leave with Joy.
Wickline United Methodist Church - 417 Mid-America Blvd., Midwest City. 73110
Saturday, 6 April 2019
8:30am until 3:00pm
Early enrollment is $40 through 15 March, after which the price will be $50.
Breakfast and lunch are included.
Silent auction (scroll down, click on image for more info).
Childcare provided on request.
Register online by clicking the button or call 405.732.0356.
If paying by check, make payable to Wickline United Methodist Church Joy Conference.
Former Miss America, television personality, and news anchor, Jane Jayroe Gamble has also served the people of Oklahoma by promoting tourism to the state and starting the Esther Women luncheon series. She is an author and recently had the book Practice: Unleashing the Power of Faith published. As the book promo says, “It's not about spiritual perfection; it's about authentic insight into personal faith journeys. Does God speak to us personally through the stories of others? Absolutely, for the person who seeks, will surely find, and experience the power of God unleashed in their hearts and lives.”
Jane will be the morning speaker at Chasing Joy. She will be discussing her newest book.
Jill Donovan will be speaking in the afternoon. Not many people can claim that they got their start by being humiliated on the Oprah Winfrey show. But in many ways, Jill Donovan, former attorney and TU law professor, believes that is part of her story. (rustic cuff)
But instead of letting that brief appearance on Oprah define the rest of her life, Jill turned her love of wearing cuffs into a hobby of crafting bracelets for gifts and then into a business based out of a Tulsa show room and provided accessories for celebrities such as Miranda Lambert and Kristin Chenowith.
Now a sought-after motivational speaker who encourages women to pursue their own passions, Jill attributes the brand success to the loyal Rustic Cuff fans, locally and across the country. In her book, The Kindness Effect, Jill recounts her journey of starting over and finding her life’s passion and encourages others to do the same.
Jami Smith, one of the premier worship leaders in the United States, has spent the better part of her life bringing Christians closer to their Creator. She has traveled the world using music as a tool to help believers connect with the Lord.
From small town of Chickasha, Oklahoma, Jami grew up singing in her hometown church, Sharon Baptist Church. She still lives within 60 minutes of her hometown and regularly partners with her younger brother, Ryan Smith, to write songs.
During her years at Oklahoma Baptist University, Jami realized that God was calling her to help others worship. Her obedience to that call has led her leading worship at church services, in schools, for women’s retreats, at conferences and for special events.
Jami Smith’s music is available for download on iTunes.
Stefne Miller says, “If you asked my parents, they would tell you that I’ve always been a storyteller. Perhaps it started as talking my way out of trouble by weaving a tale or two… My mind never stopped… and it still hasn’t.”
She returned to storytelling as an adult in 2008 when her family’s adoption of two more children fell through and she was left questioning her purpose. Her storytelling has resulted in three self-published novels and a web series, as well as the chance to work on films and other authoring opportunities. Her most recent book, co-written with Bailee Madison, is Losing Brave, which has just been released.
Stefne will discuss practical ways to choose and experience joy in your daily life.
Vicky Robinson, founder of Refine Counseling, is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug counselor (LADC) and is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. She holds a Master of Science degree with additional coursework in alcohol and drug addiction, co-dependency, trauma, and play therapy; as well as specialized sexual addiction training by the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals. She is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and she has been trained as a Certified Raising the Bottoms Interventionist.
Vicky is a person of long-term recovery who has worked in the field of addiction since 2005. Her expertise includes modalities ranging from 12-Step recovery, residential, and out-patient treatment to intensive psychotherapy for recovering individuals, couples, and families. Because her personal life journey was once threatened by addiction, she and her husband Chuck share a passion to aid families struggling with life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Together they speak and educate about addictions, through various venues and ministries. Her mission is to share the same freedom and hope that she and her family have experienced by transforming minds and changing lives.
Dr. Diane Rudebock is a registered nurse, a certified Healing Touch Practitioner, and professor emerita, University of Central Oklahoma. She is also a Veriditas-Certified Labyrinth Facilitator and is the Resource Vice President and the Oklahoma regional rep for the International Labyrinth Society. She conducts workshops in health and wellness focusing on the importance of overall life balance and a holistic approach to wellness.
She recognizes the importance of providing spaces for self care and reflection to promote spiritual renewal, balance, and self-awareness. She has traveled extensively serving on global medical mission teams and in labyrinth research.
Sara, mom of Cale and Lilah Joy, wife to Trait, and wedding planner to the not-stars. She is still hurt that she was not needed by Duchess Meghan. She loves sistering, reading, writing, queso, hiking state and national parks with her family, and not camping. She believes the Holy Spirit is essential for momming, joy, and peace.
Sometimes joy is found in dark, hard seasons after diligently seeking the Lord. And sometimes Joy is found at a conference *away from your kids* laughing with your pals. Join us.
She also made a "C" in prayer class at Bible College, but she would be thrilled to pray for you anyway.