49th Annual Leadership Conference

Redeemer University College | Ancaster, Ontario | July 13-15, 2018

Join us in July!

Conference 2017 is officially done, but stay tuned for more details on Leadership Conference 2018. For now, save the date!
July 13-15, 2018
Redeemer University College
Ancaster, Ontario
You don’t want to miss Conference 2018! Come back on January 8 to discover all the details!




Expo resources
Walk with your creator

Create moments where intimacy with God occurs in profound and unique ways.

Walk in Community

Showcase the support and encouragement gleaned from sisters-in-Christ around the world!

Walk alongside Girls

Grow counselors understanding of girls and prepare them for another year of service in club.

Special Features

Show up to Worship! Women's Night of Worship

Experience the intimacy of this Night of Worship that is an annual favorite of most Conference attendees.

Show up to Learn! Annual Theme Night Experience

The Annual Theme event will prepare you to teach your girls how to walk In His Steps!

Show up to be Challenged! General Session & Worship

Be encouraged and motivated by speakers who authentically share what it means to walk in Jesus’ steps.

Show up to be Equipped! Breakout Workshops

Choose from a wide variety of training opportunities—from club life to personal growth, you’ll be equipped and refreshed!

Show up for Fellowship: Expo & Block Party

Interactive booths, inflatable games, and fair-like food stations will create fellowship opportunities galore!

Show up for Fun! Pre-Conference Fun Day

Come enjoy a fun, interactive personal care day on Dordt’s campus with one, two, or three fun day activities!

Pre-Conference Fun Day

Dress Me, Please!

Learn how to dress with confidence! In this interactive session you will receive a personalized color consultation and learn to choose the clothes that are the most flattering for your body. Take control of your closet so you can stop worrying about your clothes and focus on living out and enjoying who God created you to be. Offered at 10:30am, 1:00pm, and 3:15pm. Cost: $20 USD


Facilitated by Image Truth Consultants
Denae Matherly and Nancy Iverson are professionally trained and certified fashion coaches. But mostly they consider themselves regular women who love Jesus, clothes, and coffee. They love inspiring women to dress well and learn how to dress according to color, body shape, and style.



Canvas Painting with Friends

Let your inner artist come out and play! Whether you’re a talented artist or painting newbie, this session will have you creating memories with new friends! With a step-by-step instruction method, even those without a stroke of painting experience will quickly be put at ease. Come discover your unique painting style and create a piece that is uniquely you! Offered at 10:30am, 1:00pm, and 3:15pm. Cost: $25 USD


Facilitated by Sara Mulder
Sara Mulder teaches art at Sioux Falls Christian Schools in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She enjoys creating unique experiences for kids and adults where they can bring out the creative side God has gifted them.

REFIT Revolution

New friends that sweat together, stay together! REFIT® is an international, community-centered fitness experience focused on building relationships through fitness and fun. It provides an opportunity for women to pray, laugh, share, and experience fitness and wholeness together in a revolutionary way. No experience is necessary! All activities are adapted for all sizes, shapes, and age levels of women. Wear your comfy clothes and be prepared to sweat a little (or a lot)! Offered at 1:00pm and 3:15pm. Cost: $10 USD


Facilitated by Hilary Clark and Alysia Clinton
Hilary and Alysia are sisters who live in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Certfied as REFIT® Instructors, they teach three classes each week. They love the impact REFIT® is making in their community in and out of class through the body, mind, soul, and spirit!


Cindy Bultema loves the Lord, loves life, loves her family, and loves to celebrate! With over 15 years of speaking and writing ministry experience, Cindy is the recently appointed Executive Director for GEMS Girls’ Clubs. But don’t let her cheerful smile fool you. Cindy has endured single parenting, overcome bondage to addiction, and survived tragic loss. A passionate communicator, Cindy delights in sharing messages of God’s hope and Truth all around the world.


Executive Director, GEMS Girls' Clubs

Lenae Bulthuis writes the Annual Theme resources and overseas the training program as Training Manager for GEMS Girls’ Clubs. For thirteen years her work has given encouragement and hope to counselors and girls across North America.


Training Manager, GEMS Girls’ Clubs

Jennifer Dukes Lee considers herself a storyteller and a grace dweller. She is an author and speaker but a journalist at heart. She used to cover crime, politics, and natural disasters as a reporter. These days she uses her reporting skills to chase after the biggest story ever: the redemptive story of Christ. She clings to the hope of the cross and is passionate about sharing the Good News through story. jenniferdukeslee.com


Author & Speaker

Aaron Baart serves as the Dean of Chapel at Dordt College. In his role he provides spiritual direction and leadership on campus through teaching, preaching, coordinating missions programs, and providing pastoral care for students. He previously served as a pastor in two church plants in Chilliwack, British Columbia, and Sioux Center. He co-founded One Body One Hope, a church-planting and community-development organization working in Liberia, West Africa. dordt.edu


Dean of Chapel at Dordt College

The Dordt College Worship Team is made up of faculty and staff serving at Dordt College. The team regularly participates and leads worship in chapel and desires to assist in building a culture of worship in local churches and on campus.


Worship Team


Be Equipped

Conference offers a multitude of workshop options that will enrich your personal life, your spiritual life, and your life as a mentor to girls. Through these interactions with speakers and other attendees you will be challenged and encouraged as you grow in your faith!



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Walk In His Steps

Conference offers a multitude of workshop options that will enrich your personal life, your spiritual life, and your life as a mentor to girls. Through these interactions with speakers and other attendees you will be challenged and encouraged as you grow in your faith!


Saturday Workshops »»


Our speakers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and are here to teach you what they know! Learn and grow from this amazing group.


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