Bravery isn’t just for the strong. Come and discover the everyday bravery that teaches you how to fight back when you falter, doubt, question, or wonder how God could use you. He can use you, He wants to use you, and His promise is to empower you to rise above your circumstances and boldly shine. Join everyday people just like you who have learned to powerfully embrace their identity in Christ to do extraordinary things.
Ready for a transformative, life-giving experience? Come meet us at beautiful Potter’s Ranch in Union, Kentucky on August 16-17 and become the hero in your own story.
Barbara Lownsbury is a speaker, author, entrepreneur and single mother of three and has over 33 years of ministry experience. She has Bachelor’s Degrees in International History and in Education and a Master’s Degree in Education. She has spoken at conferences and taught classes throughout the U.S. about faith, relationships, and courage through trial. Her book, Using What’s Broken to Boldly Shine, is a powerful read of transformation through trial. Barb serves as the Executive Director and Editor for The Dented Fender Ministry and blog. Learn more about Barb at https://thedentedfender.com/about/barbara/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thedentedfender/
In 2014, Karisa lost her oldest son to depression and suicide. Determined to grieve with hope and speak into the unspeakable, she used her skills as a poet and devotional writer to share God’s love in the midst of struggle, pain, and trauma. She is a wife and mother, and the author of Broken Butterflies: Emerging Through Grief, A Suicide Survivor’s Poetic Journal. She is also a blogger for The Dented Fender. She speaks about depression, suicide, grief and hope through Christ Jesus. Learn more about Karisa at http://turningthepageonsuicide.org or on her personal blog at http://turningthepageonsuicide.org
Kristan Dooley has a master’s degree in educational ministry and is passionate about taking people to a deeper place in their relationship with Jesus. She is a busy wife and mother of two. Kristan serves on the Anthem House team, coaches for Gravity Leadership, leads Renewal Women and blogs for The Dented Fender. Kristan’s first book and corresponding Bible study, Bigger: Rebuilding the Broken, invites readers to experience God through brokenness in a transforming way. Learn more about Kristan at kristandooley.com or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/kristandooley/
Cindy Smith is a speaker, author and the founder of Living Hope for Today, an organization that empowers women to grow in their faith and become victorious in God through prayer, bible studies and retreats. She has been an advocate of women for over 20 years, and is passionate about helping homeless mothers achieve self-sufficiency. To that end, she founded Living Hope Transitional Homes in 2004 and served as their Executive Director for 11 years. Her award winning book, Whispered Truth, is a novel based on harrowing true events of abuse, forgiveness and hope. Learn more about Cindy at www.LivingHopeforToday.org