Speakers & Leadership Team
Cynthia has an MDiv from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and is the Director of Women’s Ministries at La Jolla Presbyterian Church.
“I ♥ my hubby, 2 kids (+ all their friends over at the same time!), lattes, hot yoga, surfing, backpacking, Bird Rock, teaching the Bible, encouraging other mamas, & as much girlfriend time as I can get!”
General Sessions: A Woman Bleeding, A Woman on the Outside
Shannon is a certified Life Coach who loves speaking to and coaching women on how to be the best mom they can be. She is an artist and has a business selling handmade ceramic tiles all over the world. Shannon is married to Pastor Paul, the pastor of La Jolla Presbyterian Church, and has two adult children who attend Whitworth University.
“I ♥ God, La Jolla Pres., our community, my family, my friends, animals, art, worship, podcasts, nature, & especially the ocean!”
Workshop: A Journey of Motherhood, Mary, Mother of Jesus
Michelle currently serves as the Director of Church Partnerships for the San Diego Rescue Mission. After an earlier marketing career, Michelle spent 16 years in church ministry. She's been married to Jim for 28 years and they have two grown sons. Her family currently worship at St. Brigid & All People’s Church.
“I ♥ exploring trails around Blacks Beach, road trips to Big Sur, Van Morrison, worship music, creative projects, blessing those in need, leading small groups, & hanging with my family.”
Workshop: A Woman Who Laid it all Down, Mary of Bethany
A native Houstonian, Ali went to University of Texas, then fell in love with La Jolla & met her husband here. Ali taught 7th grade English for 13 years, now happily takes care of their three children, is actively part of LJPC & La Jolla Elementary, continues to pursue creativity voraciously, and volunteers professionally!
I ♥ Jesus, coffee, and naps (yes I got that from a sweatshirt!)
Workshop: A Woman Changed, Mary Magdalene
Stephanie is wife to her hubby and mama to four kiddos through their blended family. She has the self-appointed title of “Chief Operating Officer for the Thompson Center of Awesomeness.” She also assists with the mom ministry at her church, C3.
I ♥ my super-hot hubby, insanely amazing kiddos, long walks on the beach, candlelit dinners, a couple of magazines and a fru-fru drink with an umbrella by a pool in Palm Springs!
Workshop: Great Expectations, A Woman with 2 Coins
Jeni is a vocalist for our Contemporary Worship Service, teaches yoga through her company Jeni Oh Yoga, and is a director at Elite Educational Institute, a company that prepares youth for college. Originally, from Michigan, Jeni now lives in San Diego with her husband and 2 kids.
I ♥ my talented and thoughtful husband, my adventurous and compassionate kids, and expressing my God-given love of life through various outlets: singing, style, yoga, and relationships
Exercise Team: Worship & Yoga
Mallory works with the Christian ministry PAO (Pro Athletes Outreach). She says she is a daughter to the King, wife to her amazing selfless husband, & mother to three little fiery boys.
I ♥ Jesus, discipleship, and I’m passionate about women seeking and comprehending their identities in Christ in hopes that they may walk in their most fulfilling life set before them.
Exercise Team: Power Walk
Megan is a professional trail runner and coach. She is a 2x USA Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier, 5x World Mountain, has competed as a member of Team USA at 8 international competitions, and in 2010 became the first American woman to win the Sierre Zinal Mountain Race, one of the world's most competitive trail races.
I ♥ Jesus, my 2 kids & husband, running, coaching, skiing, being in the mountains, traveling, & living in Bird Rock!
Exercise Team: Running
7:45 Arrive & check in for Exercise Classes
8:00 Exercise classes begin!
9:00 Coffee, Chai Tea Latte, & Pastries by Parakeet Café
9:30 Worship & Soul-Feeding
Cynthia Blase: A Woman Bleeding
11:15 Workshop time!
Ali Murphy: A Woman Changed, Mary Magdalene
Michelle Lebeau: A Woman Who Laid it all Down,
Mary of Bethany
Shannon Cunningham: A Journey of Motherhood,
Mary, Mother of Jesus
Stephanie Thompson: Great Expectations,
A Woman with 2 Coins
12:15 Lunch, catered by Parakeet!
1:30 Worship and Soul-Feeding
Cynthia Blase: A Woman on the Outside,
the Samaritan Woman
3:15 Workshop time!
Same offerings as before!
4:15 Final Celebration & Dance Party
5:00 Finished, for now!
5:15 After Party at The Lot!
(separate ticket required for after-party)
La Jolla Presbyterian Church
7715 Draper Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
Underground parking located off Kline St.
Questions? Please contact Cynthia Blase at email@example.com.