De'Nisha Sh’Lene has an overwhelming passion to see young women saved, living a Godly lifestyle and serving Jesus Christ. With this in mind, she founded Saved In Style (SIS) whose purpose is to unite women together as they seek to strengthen their personal relationship with Jesus Christ. De’Nisha Sh’Lene produced and co-hosted the radio show,”Model Life,” on Impact Radio Network. She is also the creator and executive producer of the Youtube video series, “The SISter Series.” De’Nisha Sh’Lene is the founder of the non-profit organization,” Model Life Mentoring,” which empowers teenage girls by helping them reach their highest potential in all areas of life. De’Nisha Sh’Lene travels hosting "Wives In Training" Preparatory Seminar which she uses as a platform to equip single women with the training and education needed to be productive singles while preparing for marriage. De’Nisha Sh’Lene is a writer and blogger. She authored a prayer journal entitled, Pray Like A Wife. She also writes revelatory, inspirational articles in her Make No Apologies blog. De’Nisha Sh’Lene is currently enrolled in Liberty University’s Theological Studies program and is working towards her doctorate degree.  For more info visit denishashlene.com.

DONNA HAWTHORNE

JUDITH THURMAN

Regina Johnson, is a licensed clinical social worker, entrepreneur, life coach and soon to be author.  She graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore with a Masters in Social Work; focusing on Children and Families. She has 8 plus years’ experience in coaching, counseling and facilitating groups. Regina is dedicated to helping to build, strengthen and empower women worldwide. She actively works to help children involved with the child welfare system, remain safe and stable in their homes.  Regina is the mother of five daughters and provides a living example and witness of how to be successful in life and business. It is her desire to be used by God to inspire women to reach past their pain and rise up to fulfill their purpose in life. She is transparent, real and open to discuss her own experiences that can be a help and inspiration to other women of how God’s grace, love and mercy sustained her in the face of adversity. Regina understands that what she has achieved is not just for her, but she is a vessel to help women blossom into their purpose.  Regina’s motto for life is: Failure is not an option, derived from Jeremiah 29:11. 

LYDIA CLARKE

Natalie Norman has been in the financial services industry for 16 years.  Fourteen of those years have been with Raymond James Financial Services where she is currently a general securities principal (Series 24) and financial planner.  She has lived in California, Chicago and New York and worked in in retail, banking, management consulting and on behalf of the U.S. Department of Commerce as a project manager.  She holds an International Baccalaureate degree, Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan.  Books that influence her business philosophy and creed are:  The Holy Bible, The Essentialist, and You Should Only Have to Get Rich Once.  Natalie is married, has two children, and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Jacqueline Chambers-Thomas is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a Masters in Social Work and teaching certification.  While there she became saved and became the founder of “At His Feet Handmaidens,” a ministry that helped women to overcome abuse, low self-esteem, and to walk in the power of the influence God has given them.  She also had a women's prison ministry for ten years and saw many freed in their minds and eventually physically.  She has facilitated marriage, grief recovery, guilt, low self-esteem, sexual, emotional and physical abuse groups.  Her desire is to see women free, healed, and delivered through the word of God.  She is the Director over Fellowship Groups at her local church and counsels mostly women to help them through inner healings of all areas.

NATALIE NORMAN

Donna Hawthorne is a licensed Missionary in the Church of God in Christ with an international ministry that reaches to the continent of Africa. She is the Co-Founder and First Lady of Labor of Love Church where her husband Dr. Charles E. Hawthorne is Pastor. She is also Co-Founder, Vice-President and Office Manager of Hawthorne Ministries. She established the prayer ministry at Labor Love Church and currently holds the position as head of the intercessory ministry. A gifted speaker and writer, First Lady Hawthorne has developed and conducted numerous workshops, including “New Breed of Woman” and has authored The Destiny Journey Notebook. She is an anointed woman, wife, and mother of two who has a passion for the things of God and a desire to teach men and women how to serve God without distraction. For more info visit http://hawthorneministries.org/.

TERESA ABERNATHY

Rhonda Forsthoff committed her life to Jesus Christ in 1976. In 1977 God spoke to her heart and told her that “she will marry a man of God and together they will work for the Lord.” In 1978 she married Tim Forsthoff, and together they have wholeheartedly pursued God’s call as husband and wife.  The Forsthoffs moved to Highland, Michigan in 1985, as they became Senior Pastors of Cornerstone Church, and together they are leading the congregation of Cornerstone to fulfill the Great Commission. God has opened many doors locally, nationally, and all around the globe for them to teach others how to lead.  Pastor Rhonda oversees Princess Warrior, Cornerstone’s Women’s Ministry. It is her desire to lift up the Lord through her ministry and her life before the community. She believes the spirit filled life of a believer should be one that testifies of the grace, mercy, and transforming power of God. Pastor Rhonda is a uniquely gifted teacher, with a dynamic and insightful ministry of the Word of God.  For more info visit www.cornerstonehighland.com.

Lydia Clarke is the founder and Chairperson of the non-profit, Treasure Quest, Inc.  She has a passion to be used by God to help free and equip people to boldly walk in the fullness of their God-given identity, potential, and purpose. Lydia fulfills this passion through prophetic teaching, small group facilitation and prayer ministry.  Many have been delivered and healed from bondages of the heart, soul and body because of the truth she speaks in love.  Her transparency and "realness" about her own issues and experiences makes those to whom she ministers (any gender or age) comfortable in being transparent themselves and open to receive all God has for them. She's authored a book, Can't Keep Silent and has been interviewed on various radio and TV programs regarding its controversial content. "Can't Keep Silent" is also the name of of her ministry.  In March, 2015, she founded the Idea, Dream and Vision Incubator to help others birth what God has placed in them.  Lydia and her husband of 32 years, Elder Timothy Clarke, were licensed to the ministry in 1992.  Currently, they serve on their local church's ministerial staff with Tim also serving as the Minister of Music.  For more info visit www.cantkeepsilent.com.

GERALDINE POWELL (Lady P)

REGINA JOHNSON

Yvette Daniels is a member of Labor of Love Ministries where she currently serves as a Missionary and Minister of Worship. Yvette comes from a large family of singers and musicians. She is a musician and music teacher. Yvette has a Bachelor degree in Music, Master degree in the Art of Teaching and is working on a Master degree in Educational Leadership. Yvette has been teaching music for over 20 years in the Public Schools. She arranges music for her church’s orchestra and writes children‘s songs as well as praise and worship songs. Yvette has published two children’s books: Harry, Harry, the Dancing Hippo and Ten Singing Cockatiels. She is in the process of completing two more children’s books, music CD’s and two songbooks.

Speaker Info

Judith Thurman is the C.E.O. of Wings of an Eagle Ministries focusing on the arts, music and the spoken word.  She is Youth Pastor at Walking N the Light Ministries in Wayne, Michigan, under the leadership of Pastors Nelson and  Mitzi Pearson and has been a positive influence in the music and youth ministries.  A former member of the Eastern Michigan University Gospel Choir, Judy has traveled extensively throughout the United States and other Countries as a soloist and with other ensembles, local choirs and groups that have featured her vocal talent and much appreciated gift of music as well as the spoken word.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work and has worked over 20 years in the Child Welfare System in Foster Care and Adoptions.  Above all, she loves the Lord and desires to see souls saved and made whole in the Kingdom of God!!

YVETTE DANIELS

It's Time! Women's Conference 2016

RHONDA FORSTHOFF

DE'NISHA SH'LENE

JACQUELINE CHAMBERS-THOMAS

Teresa Abernathy wears the mantle of Prophet, Prophetic Intercessor, Prophetic Psalmist, Shepherdess, and Counselor.  In 2004, God placed “Beauty of the Lord Ministries,” in her womb, which provides workshops and training seminars that impart and activate Prophetic Praise and Worship teams, Prophetic Intercessors, Tutorials on Declaration and Decrees, Deliverance, Inner Healing, in addition to Empowerment and Healing Seminars for Women.  She is an Ordained Pastor and Elder, has a Master’s Degree, and is currently training for her second Graduate Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Troy State University.  She is the founder and CEO of “Beautiful Stone Life Coaching,” and is an avid singer-songwriter of the Apostolic-Prophetic persuasion, as well as for movie sound tracks.  She works tirelessly alongside her husband Apostle Chris Abernathy (Founder and CEO of True Vine Ministries International in Columbus, GA).  Her desire is to empower women everywhere for personal growth and kingdom advancement.  Her soon to be released book, “No Time To Bleed,” will serve as an instrument that God uses to set other women free from the bondages of the mind-will-emotions, abuse, and ungodly shackles.

Lady P is the founder of Lifestyle Fitness, and is a certified AFPA Personal Trainer.  She has taught fitness classes at various facilities & community centers throughout Michigan, including leading regular classes for the University of Michigan Health System. In addition to personal training, she also teaches exercise classes like Zumba Fitness, Kids Zumba, Senior Fitness Exercise, Weight–bearing exercise, Boot Camp, Pilates on the Ball, and Abs and Back to name a few.  Lady P has a deep desire to help people achieve their individual fitness goals, regardless of experience level or current level of fitness. She especially enjoys helping people who are coming back from illness or injury, and her ultimate goal is to help people achieve a more positive, active lifestyle. She believes that the key to staying healthy is staying mobile-never stop moving, eat, and sleep right! Lady P is married to Superintendent Willie Powell, mother of three and a grandmother of three.  The Lord has blessed her to launch her first fitness DVD, “Energize Through Exercise With Lady P”.