Angela Thomas is the author of 11 books, including the bestsellers Do You Think I’m Beautiful? and My Single Mom Life. Angela’s writings and ministry have grown from her time of deep brokenness when her marriage ended in divorce. “You learn how to love people when you’re broken.” In fact, her brokenness during that time has helped her minister to women with an even greater passion and understanding. “So many women out there are ‘just living.’ They’re keeping the schedules, running their homes, keeping up with work loads, and going through the motions, but deep inside there’s a nagging emptiness. They think, ‘If I had a different job or lived in a different place, then it would be okay – I wouldn’t feel this way.’ “But,” she insists, “I know that I know, this is not the life God has intended for us.” Angela is a speaker you don’t want to miss!
Paulette Wooten is a creative and passionate musician, worship leader, songwriter, and speaker. She travels extensively and leads worship and teaches in worship schools and conferences around the world.
In 2009 she founded, “Girls Out Loud: Women in the Worship Arts,” a musical sisterhood birthed in Charlotte, NC through friendships and a common love for honest songwriting, good coffee, and an amazingly creative God. Girls Out Loud is igniting a movement of women to find their own uniquely expressive voice. Along with accompanying, co-writing, recording, and producing for other worship leaders.
Paulette has her own unique style as a worship artist. Her first solo album, “Take Flight,” is an amazing journey into new sounds bringing a fresh fire for worship to all who listen. In June 2010 she is releasing her first Live Worship Album, “Settle Here.” Her heart is to see people walk in complete healing body, soul, and spirit, and be who they truly are.
Kim Hill, a Grammy-nominated and multiple Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter, began her journey in the Christian music world in 1988 with a self-titled debut that launched two number-one singles. After a successful turn in Christian music, Kim tried her hand at country in 1994. The video for her hit “Janie’s Gone Fishin'” reached number one on the Country Music Television and VH-1 country play lists.
Her re-entry into Christian music in 1997 coincided with her new passion for worship music and with being asked to lead worship for Focus on the Family’s then-new Renewing the Heart women’s conferences. When Focus stopped hosting the conferences in 2003, Kim and two other Renewing the Heart regulars, Lisa Harper and Eva Whittington Self, launched their own conference series, Every Woman’s Hope. Kim has been busy with this ministry ever since.
Kim continues to be a “favourite” for organizations such as the MOPS National Conference, Moody Bible Institute, Billy Graham’s Training Center at The Cove as well as for noted speakers and authors Max Lucado and Angela Thomas.
Juggling the responsibilities of recording artist, worship leader, and single mother of two very active boys, Kim has found comfort and clarity in worship and encourages others through her music to do the same. “I think the trials of life help us see what really matters…they essentially illuminate our dependency on Christ and make His grace and mercy taste even sweeter. My personal journey has made me realize how desperate I am for the Lord to help me every moment of every day.”