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Laurie Cole, founder and president of Priority Ministries of Houston will be the keynote speaker at the first Women’s Conference (There is a Season), sponsored by the Just Women’s Ministry of First Baptist Church in Aledo on Saturday, March 5 from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Heather Regimbald, FBC Aledo Volunteer and Conference Committee Chairman, said the event is an all-inclusive (non-denominational) session open to all women of Parker County.
“The goal of the conference is to inspire, love and encourage women toward a deeper relationship with God,” Regimbald said.
In addition to Cole, many of the women headlining the event are local.
Susie Hackleman, Corrine Breshears, Laura Place and Susan Dingmore are all on the program. Michelle Mathis of Southcliff Baptist Church will lead the praise and worship.
Laurie Cole is the founder and president of Priority Ministries, a ministry dedicated to encouraging and equipping women to love God most and seek Him first. Cole has taught dozens of Bible studies, spoken at numerous women's events and conferences, and authored three Bible studies. She is the wife of Bill Cole, Associate Pastor of Worship and Praise, at Sagemont Church in Houston.
Susie Hackleman is the Executive Director of Grace House in Parker County. She is a past president of the Gladney Center Auxiliary in Fort Worth and worked in the mentoring program for the residents living at the Gladney Center. Susie has lived in Parker County for 26 years where she attends Trinity Bible Church. While at Trinity, she served as Women’s Ministry Leader, Vacation Bible School Director, Wedding Coordinator, and Bible Study Leader and teacher. She has her Lay Counseling Certification from the American Association of Christian Counselors. Susie was instrumental in starting Trinity Christian Academy and after 17 years, still serves on the board of directors.
Corinne Breshears is a mural painter and interior decorator, and the founder and owner of Key Design Interiors. “She has a wonderful story to tell of God’s salvation and redemption,” Regimbald said. “The Christian life is characterized by occasional mountain top experiences, but there are those seasons in which we journey through the valleys and the deserts between the mountains,” Breshears said.
Laura Place has a B.S. in Mathematics from Louisiana Tech University. She grew up in North Louisiana and moved to the Fort Worth area 26 years ago. She and her family have lived in Aledo 14 years and she has been a member of First Baptist Aledo for 14 years. She is the owner of a household organizing business named “Places for Everything.”
Susan Dingmore has been a member of First Baptist Church Aledo for ten years. Susan serves as a Sunday School teacher for to-year-olds at FBC. She also teaches a weekly women’s bible study in Fort Worth, where she has served for five years. She will speak on being a good steward of God’s provisions including the “Top Excuses for Clutter” and “Finding Houses for Your Unused Items.”
Tickets are $20. For more information, call First Baptist Church at 817-441-8885 or visit www.fbcaledo.com.