Conference Speakers

Shawny Lewis

Taylor Johnson

Christiana Foreman

Conference Hosts

Ericka Cormier

Janice Pender

Friday July 22 schedule

  • Registration

    Check-in at Entry 4. Conference materials will be handed out.

    6:00-7:00 PM
  • Conference Kickoff

    Join us in the Sanctuary where the Praise & Worship team will kickoff our conference with singing and music for us to praise Jesus.

    7:00 - 8:00 PM
  • A word from Sister Jan

    Sister Jan Pender

    Welcome, Opening Prayer, A word about the conference

    8:00 - 8:30 PM
  • Door Prize Giveaways

    Door Prizes

    Play for a chance to win cool prizes!

    8:30 - 8:40 PM
  • Closing Remarks

    Day 1 wrap up with a closing prayer.

    8:40 - 8:45 PM
  • After Party

    After Party

    Party on the Patio!

    9:00 - 10:00 PM

Saturday July 23 Schedule

  • Registration

    Check-in at Entry 4. Conference materials will be handed out.

    8:00 - 9:00 AM
  • Welcome Prayer

    Join us once again in the Sanctuary where will open with prayer and the Praise & Worship team will kickoff our conference with singing and music for us to praise Jesus.

    9:00 - 9:45 AM
  • Speaker

    #Friendship Activity

    9:45 -10:25 AM
  • Life Class Dismissal

    Leave the Sanctuary and head to the Life Class of your choice.

    10:25 - 10:30 AM
  • Life Class Breakout Session 1

    Enjoy one out of eight Life Classes.

    10:45 - 11:45 AM
  • Lunch

    Boxed lunch and refreshments

    11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Life Class Breakout Session 2

    Enjoy your second Life Class of your choice.

    12:40 - 1:40 PM
  • Speaker

    #Friendship Activity, Speaker, Closing Remarks

    1:45 - 3:00 PM


In-Person Attendee $50 Includes

  • 1 Pass to Friday Night After Party
  • Conference swag bag with conference supplies
  • Refreshments for Friday & Saturday
  • Boxed Lunch Saturday Only
  • 2 In-Person Life Class Experiences
  • Access to digital Life Classes Library

Virtual Attendee $25 Includes

  • Conference swag bag with conference supplies
  • Digital Access to Live streamed conference for Friday & Saturday
  • Access to digital Life Class Library

Meet our life class instructor

Tonnia Cotton
Tonnia Cotton
Chadela Clayton
Chadela Clyton
Tameka Martin
TaMeka Martin
Jasmyn Lee
Jasmyn Lee
Christy Sylvester
Christy Sylvester
Michelle Powell
Michelle Powell
Cheresa Hogan
Cheresa Hogan
Krystal Berry
Krystal Berry

The Hope Gathering Women's Conference 2022
#Friendship Life Classes

Chadela Clayton

D.I.V.A - Divine Individuals Virtuously Aligned

Many realize the significant role that an intimate, tightly knit circle of friends play in creating a more fulfilling life, but with hectic schedules, frequent moves, and life changes, it's more important than ever for women to establish natural, meaningful friendships that will contribute to their overall wellbeing. This life class will highlight the importance of evaluating your current circle of friends and help you realize that friends shine bright together.

Tameka Martin

You G. L. O. W. Girl

G.L.O.W. represents Giving, Living, Obeying, and Waiting. Putting these words into action is what you need to do to enhance your Christian walk. As Believers in Christ, we must build and maintain relational capacity with like-minded sisters in the body of Christ, and foster those relationships beyond the four walls of the church. In this life class, prepare to be engaged in the work of building upon a strong foundation in the Word of God and gain tools to grow stronger in your faith and in your purpose.

Jasmyn Lee

Authentic Friends vs Fake Friends

We need true friends who will be there for us through good times as well as the not so good ones. Among the worst scenarios in life is to be surrounded by fake friends who are more interested in taking advantage of you for their selfish agendas. But how do you tell fake friends apart from real friends? In this life class, you will learn the qualities of good friends and fake friends, know when someone is using you and how to deal with them, and learn how to get even close to a real friend.

Christy Sylvester

Find Your People!

In a world that's both more connected and more isolating than ever before, we're often tempted to do life alone, whether because we're so busy or because relationships feel risky and hard. But science confirms that consistent, meaningful connection with others has a powerful impact on our well-being. We are meant to live known and loved. But so many are hiding behind emotional walls that we're experiencing an epidemic of loneliness. This doesn't have to be your reality. This life class will teach you how to dive into deep meaningful connections with others and experience the full wonder of community.

Michelle Powell

Friendship: Iron Sharpening Iron

Friendships are indeed valuable, but sadly, some friendships are toxic. Are your friendships a blessing or a burden? This life class will discuss the difference between codependent and healthy friendships, how selfishness sabotages friendships and the value of vulnerability in friendships. It's time to discover God's heart on friendship.

Tonnia Cotton


For so many of us, our friends are like family members--we lean on them through our highest highs and our lowest lows--but sometimes those friendships don't turn out quite as we hoped. This life class will help you gain a richer, more life-giving, biblical vision for friendship and how to become that friend for others.

Cheresa Hogan

Am I my sister's Keeper

We live in a world of hurting women. And just as Jesus compassionately loved those who were suffering, so can we. This life class will guide us on how to pray, offer a listening ear, share from our own experiences of pain and encourage our friends with God's promises.

Krystal Berry

Birds of a Feather Flocked Together

Friendship: it's one of the simplest of human relationships in comparison to marriage or family relationships, yet it's one of the least understood and practiced. For all of our progress in making connections through Facebook, Twitter, and other social media, people are consistently experiencing loneliness and growing disenchanted with the whole notion of friendship. This life class will give you a better understanding on the meaning of friendship and how biblical friendships are attainable.