Additional 2018 Speakers will be announced soon!
Rebekah Lyons is the author of Freefall to Fly: A Breathtaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning and You Are Free: Be Who You Already Are. She is a mother of three, wife of one, and dog walker of two living in Nashville. She’s an old soul with a contemporary, honest voice who puts a new face on the struggles women face as they seek to live a life of meaning. Through emotive writing and speaking, Rebekah reveals her own battles to overcome anxiety, depression, and consumer impulses—challenging women to discover and boldly pursue the calling God has for them. As a self-confessed mess, Rebekah wears her heart on her sleeve, a benefit to friends and readers alike.
Alongside her husband, Gabe, Rebekah serves as cofounder of Q Ideas, a non-profit that convenes and equips Christians to influence culture. As founder of Q Women, Rebekah's passion is to embolden women to live their unique calling as they thoughtfully engage faith, relationships, and their community. She connects women who are leading in their own right and sees Q Women as a place where everyone belongs and everyone is needed. Her favorite pastime is interacting with readers face-to-face with a discriminating cup of coffee in hand.
Gabe Lyons is the co-author of Good Faith (2016), unChristian (2007) and authored The Next Christians (2010), as a manifesto for how Christians can faithfully lead in a changing culture. He is the founder of Q, a learning community of Christian leaders where they are equipped to engage our cultural moment. Their Q Conference (www.Q2017.com) annually convenes thousands of leaders from all industries while Q Commons, their global event simultaneously unites 140 cities and over 10,000 people on an October evening (www.QCommons.com). Called "sophisticated and orthodox" by The New York Times, Q equips Christians apply their faith to daily life by addressing some of the most difficult and controversial issues of our time. Gabe speaks to over 100,000 people each year on topics of equipping the next generation, cultural issues and research related to the intersection of faith and public life. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Rebekah, and their three children.
CHIMENE SHIPLEY DUPLER
Chimene Shipley Dupler is the author of The High Calling of Motherhood. She is the founder and President/CEO of Pink Polka Dot Productions and the Passion4Moms ministry. Chimene is a well-respected speaker and professional on marriage and parenting. She loves the opportunity to help others achieve their goals and work through struggles to make their marriages, parenting, and life experiences fabulous. Passion4Moms, which began in 2011, continues to bless, encourage, and inspire mothers through conferences, speaking engagements, and other events.
Previously, Chimene worked on Capitol Hill in the United States Senate and at foster homes and residential treatment centers as a social worker. Chimene graduated from Baylor University with a B.S. in Child and Family Studies.
Chimene is most proud about being able to live out her passion for marriage and parenting daily, endeavoring to bring God glory as a wife and mother and living life to the fullest. Chimene and her husband currently reside in Washington, DC with their three princesses. Chimene’s greatest passion in life — being a mother!
Passion4Moms Worship Band
Ben joined the Passion4Moms Worship Band in 2013! Ben is the Worship Pastor at McLean Bible Church, Tysons Campus in McLean, Virginia. Ben recently released his second CD titled A Light Breaks with original work which is absolutely amazing! Ben is married to his wife Janie and they have 3 daughters.
STEPH & DAN CUOMO
Stephanie and Dan lead worship at Fairfax Community Church in Fairfax, Virginia. They joined the Passion4Moms Worship Band in 2015! Dan rocks it out on the drums. Stephanie is a singer/songwriter. They have recorded three CDs together and share a passion for worship and ministry.