Speakers Bio’s

Nancy Clark
Keynote Speaker

Nancy is a pastor, overseer, and teacher in the Church at large whose spirited focus is to see people encouraged and strengthened in their callings. Her ministerial heritage, diverse ministry experience, and love for the multicultural body of Christ have caused many to embrace her as a trusted friend in the Gospel and the ministry.

Mark Walczyk: Flourishing as a result of others help
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Keri Cardinale: Leading worship
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Jodi Payne: Breakout Speaker
Flourishing in Transition

Jodi Payne is a gifted communicator, that longs to see encouragement spread like wildfire throughout the church today.  Having served alongside her husband, Beck, in ministry for nearly 16 years, she has seen first hand the destruction that discouragement can bring.  She is both outspoken and passionate about her family and faith.  She is a full-time mom and teacher of three.

Connie Sylva: Breakout Session
Flourishing in Mental Illness

MA in marriage and family counseling, currently Executive director of Care Net Pregnancy Center NNY, Certified Life Coach for Women, licensed minister, former elementary teacher,  military wife, mother of 4, 2 living & 2 in heaven, raised a special needs child, Bible teacher & speaker.

Angela Foster: Breakout Session
Flourishing as a Military Spouse

Angela Foster is a wife of 25 years and mother of 3 grown children. She’s been actively involved in ministry – mentoring and encouraging spouses and families for over 18 years. Her and her husband have had the privilege of leading multiple congregations across the US & overseas, as well as overseeing various small groups. As the wife of an Army Chaplain, she is no stranger to hardship & grief (“in this life we will have trials”), but she has turned her sorrow into a personal desire to speak and mentor women who are struggling with pain, suffering, and personal growth. She considers it a personal honor to serve God by sharing His Word with military families.