Women's Conference 2018 - Amplify
When you know who God is, that knowledge causes you to live differently. Really knowing God cultivates his characteristics in you and you’re transformed and moved to amplify who he is to the world around you.
Don’t miss the 2018 Village Women’s Conference: AMPLIFY. You’ll walk away from this conference weekend knowing God better and knowing how to AMPLIFY him to the world around you.
This two-day conference will be a highlight of the year for women of all ages to worship together and learn from each other. Spread the word!
Friday, November 2 & Saturday, November 3, 2018
at The Bell Performing Arts Centre.
Space is limited.
*Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable.
Schedule of Events
Friday, November 2
5:45pm - "Marketplace" opens (Conference Merchandise, Resources, Local Organizations in the main lobby)
6:45pm - Auditorium doors open
7:00pm - 10:00pm - Opening Session
Saturday, November 3
8:00am - "Marketplace" opens
9:00am - Session 2
10:30am - 11:00am - Break
11: 00am - 12:30pm - Session 3
12:30pm - Dismissal
*Note meals are not provided, refreshments include coffee and tea bar.
*Plan to go out for lunch with friends after the conference to debrief and share your experiences! For a list of restaurants close to the conference venue, click here.
Back again for her second year at the Village Women’s Conference! Courtney Veasey is a PhD candidate in biblical interpretation at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. She is the former Director of Women’s Academic Programs and faculty member also of NOBTS. Prior to serving in New Orleans, Courtney attended Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary while maintaining an itinerant speaking ministry and working with the Marin County Young Life and collegiate ministry at Dominican University. Courtney has also served on church staffs in both South Carolina and Florida, and in previous years also worked with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. While continuing her speaking ministry, Courtney currently resides in her home state of Florida where she enjoys being near family, spending time on the water, and cheering for her beloved Florida State Seminoles.
Julie Richard and her husband Mac founded Lake Hills Church in Austin, TX in 1997. Julie’s experience covers a diverse background, which includes: special education, elementary reading, and early childhood and student ministry. Today she has the opportunity to combine her unique experiences and apply all she’s learned to empower moms with skills and tools to actually ENJOY parenting their kids. With humour and joy, Julie explains the practical, everyday relevance of the Bible. Her passion is marriage and family, believing and teaching that God’s design simply works best!
As much as she loves teaching and serving, Julie's favourite job is being wife to Mac and a mom to Emily and Joseph.
Stephanie has been a hairstylist for 20 years and has owned the boutique salon Mystique Hair Design in White Rock for the past 13 years. Stephanie is enthusiastic about teaching her hairdressing skills to younger generations and is a natural mentor inside her salon and out.
Stephanie and husband, Tre, have been married twelve years and she instantly became a stepmom to Tre's son, Marcus. Together they have a 10-year-old daughter, Piper. Steph understands grief and heartache first hand as she and Tre tragically lost their son nearly four years ago and have also suffered through years of infertility. Though she has experienced tragedy, Steph has learned how to rely on the joy of the Lord Jesus and it's contagious.
Lisa grew up in the desert of California as a pastor's kid but came back to Canada in 1996. She went to school for business and had a successful sales career before she began working in ministry.
Lisa has worked at Village Church since 2012. She believes that life is all about serving Jesus and has personally experienced his healing power and redemption. Her joy is contagious. She is administrative and hospitable, and her family and friends will tell you that whatever Lisa does is organized, intentional, and personal. She is married to Pete and together they've raised three lovely millennials. Lisa just became a grandmother in August of this year!
Erin Clark started Village Church with her husband, Mark. Together they have three girls, Sienna, Hayden and Isabella. She shares her life as a pastor’s wife, mom, homeschooler and Christ-follower through her Instagram and blog with humour and authenticity. She has a passion to see young women reach their full capacity in Christ in the world.
Our very own Director of Women’s Ministry at Village Church! Anne is passionate about seeing the lives of women transform as they deepen their relationship with Jesus. She is always thinking of creative ways to engage women in the curriculum which is God's Word.
Anne's personal background is rooted in social justice: working for non-profit agencies that advocated for newcomers to Canada and multicultural initiatives, she developed Crime Prevention Programs for youth under the Attorney General's Office in BC, and loved her time in the classroom as a secondary school educator teaching Spanish and English, currently she directs the Women's Ministry at Village Church in Surrey, British Columbia. Born and raised in Canada into a Lebanese heritage, Anne understands the challenges and beauty of being first generation Canadian.
Anne and Carlos have been married for twelve years and are parents to Nathaniel and Hannah. She enjoys walks on the beach, cheerleading really loud at her kids sporting events and exploring new cafés.
Marlene was born in Johannesburg, South Africa where she met and married a Canadian, Greg, who was travelling with a Christian Music Evangelistic group. They have been married for almost 40 years. They have three married children and five beautiful grandchildren. They have lived in South Africa, the USA, Canada, and England serving on staff in various churches and ministries. Marlene is the primary administrator for the Ten Days Short Term Missions department of Every Nation Churches and Ministries. This year she has coordinated missions trips to the Dominican Republic, Baja and Johannesburg, South Africa.
Josie is a business owner, wife, and advocate for the modern woman to help her understand the word of God as she navigates the different seasons of life. Her passion is for women to be equipped for the battle and transformed for Christ, experiencing Him in three-dimensions and technicolour. Born in Cape Town and raised in Canada, this global perspective is something she brings in to both work and ministry. She and her husband Josiah both work in the design industry and enjoy the everyday stuff of marriage, travelling, and seeking to grow closer to God as they live life together.
Alena was born and raised in Cloverdale, BC. Her biggest aspiration in life is to be a country music star, but she can’t actually sing…like at all, which led her to vocational ministry. Day to day you can find her “petting all the dogs” or trying to decide whether it’s socially acceptable to wear pyjamas in public.
Ali is passionate about helping equip mothers and serving those who are in hard places in life. She and Spencer have been married for 10 years and they have five beautiful children. Their family is excited to follow God’s call on their lives and move to Uganda in January.
Jess was born in Ottawa, Ontario and spent her early years bouncing from coast to coast as a Navy kid. She eventually followed her love of the West Coast to Nanaimo, BC to enjoy the island life and study for her Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design. While pursuing her studies, Jess worked with at-risk youth as a youth leader where she developed her love for helping others discover their purpose in Christ and grow into the people they were created to be. After graduating, she joined the staff of Village Church as part of the Communications team where she is passionate about using design to creatively communicate the hope and love of Jesus, particularly in the spaces where faith and culture meet. While not working, you can find Jess wandering around downtown looking for good matcha lattes and records to add to her growing collection.
Kenzie was born and raised in BC where she currently works as a Worship Leader at Village Church. She began taking voice and piano lessons as a child and got involved with worship ministry soon after. She attended the Berklee College of Music, where she studied vocal performance and music business. Since then, she’s spent her time working at Village, pursuing excellence and authenticity in the Worship Arts Department. She’s had the honour of leading worship for women’s events over the past few years and nothing brings her more joy than seeing God’s daughters singing with one voice.
Where is the conference held?
The conference is at the Bell Performing Arts Centre, 6250 144 Street, Surrey, BC.
Where do I park?
The Bell Performing Arts Centre has ample parking in front of the theatre and in the overflow parking which is located on the corner of 61 A Avenue and 144 Street.
Will I have Wifi access?
Yes, the venue has open Wifi.
Can I use my smartphone during the conference?
We would love for you to be present and enjoy the content created for you during the conference program. You are of course welcome to use your phone. Remember to capture the moments and use the following hashtags when posting on social media. #amplify #thisisvillagewomen #thisisvillage
What should I expect?
We are waiting in anticipation of what God has planned for our time at Amplify 2018!
On Friday night arrive at 5:45pm for check-in. You will receive a bracelet for entry and exit from the venue. Make sure you wear it on both days to make sure you can get in and out of the conference. A marketplace will be set up in the main lobby area (details below). So be prepared to purchase trendy merch and useful resources for your spiritual growth.
On Saturday morning, arrive by 8:30am to enjoy the marketplace and grab a cup of coffee before we begin at 9:00am. If you haven't taken a picture at our photo booth, this would be a great time to do so.
All the events of the conference will take place in the main auditorium.
What is the conference schedule?
Friday, November 2
5:45pm - "Marketplace" opens
6:45pm - Auditorium doors open
7:00pm - Session 1
Saturday, November 3
8:30am - "Marketplace" opens
9:00am - Session 2
10:30am - 11:00am – Break
11:00am - Session 3
12:30pm - Closing/Dismissal
Is there childcare?
Childcare will not be provided.
Is there food on site?
There will be coffee, tea and water onsite. We encourage conference attendees to make dinner or lunch plans with old or new friends. Here is a suggested list of local restaurants nearby the conference venue!
What is the cancellation policy if I can't make it?
Tickets are non-refundable, however, they are transferrable. If you do not have a specific person to transfer your ticket to, it will be allocated to someone requiring sponsorship. Please notify us if this is your case.
I can only attend one day of the conference. Can I receive a discounted rate?
Tickets are all inclusive for both days. There is not a discounted rate for only being able to attend one day.
How can I apply for a scholarship to attend the conference?
Scholarships are limited and based on first come, first serve. We do all we can to accommodate requests.
What is included at the "Marketplace"?
The Marketplace highlights local organizations that are making a difference in our region, including Dream Centre, Mercy Canada, Mackie's Place, Wagner Hills and Gideon's.
How can I register to have my organization considered as a vendor at the "Marketplace" next year?
Please send your request to the Village Women's Ministry, Anne Miranda (details below).
Who do I contact if I have additional questions?
Connect with Anne Miranda, Director of Women's Ministries at Village Church at 604-560-5577 or via email