Inspire Women's Conference
It’s time to get INSPIRED!
Spend the day with other women as you hear from inspirational speakers, experience worship music, shop from fun vendors, win door prizes, and enjoy delicious food.
Saturday, March 16 | 10am - 3pm
Cost: $20 (Includes Lunch)
This Year's Speakers
Rev. tori hastings
Rev. Tori Hastings is the Associate Pastor at Canterbury United Methodist Church in Mountain Brook. She is a graduate of Auburn University, and has a Masters of Divinity from Duke Divinity School at Duke University. Tori is married to fellow minister John Carl and they have two children, Brooks and Eliza.
Stephanie Rodda is the proud mother of what she calls an "XL family." She and her husband Henry have fostered forty-five children over the past decade and have adopted seven--five of which are teenagers who still live at home. Stephanie writes about her experiences regularly for Birmingham Family Magazine and is author of the book How Then Shall We Live? She blogs at stephanierodda.wordpress.com, and is also a popular inspirational speaker. Of the session she will present at the Inspire Women's Conference--entitled "Weary Warriors: #RestRequired"--Stephanie says, "Spending time in the presence of our Lord can revive our spirits, restore our purpose, and redeem our souls."
Lauren Sisler is a national award-winning sports broadcaster for ESPN, the SEC Network, and the Alabama Media Group. She won a regional Emmy in 2017 for an interview between Charles Barkley and Nick Saban that garnered more than 11 million views across various social media and digital platforms, and previously worked for the Birmingham CBS affiliate WIAT42. Lauren unexpectedly lost both of her parents to prescription drug overdoses within hours of each other while she was a student athlete at Rutgers University. Today, she is dedicated to spreading awareness about the dangers of addiction and the devastation it can cause for the addict, their loved ones, and the community. She currently serves as a board member for the Addiction Prevention Coalition in Birmingham. Her talk at the Inspire Women's Conference will be "Addiction: The Family Disease."
chandra sparks splond
Chandra Sparks Splond is an author whose young adult novel Make It Work was named Alabama’s Great Read 2017; her novel Spin It Like That was chosen as a Popular Paperback for Young Adults by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). She is a popular blogger at Book of Splond (chandrasparkssplond.com) and inspirational speaker, and has also worked as a romance editor for Kensington Publishing. She lives in Birmingham with her husband and teenage daughter. Her session at the Inspire Women's Conference will be "Dare to DREAM: Five tips to Becoming the Woman You've Always Wanted to Be."