July 26-30, 2023
The Riley Center,
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
You know God has called you to speak…
but you don’t know where to start
You want to share your message with the world, but how do you do that?
hope for the best… wait for the phone to ring with a booking to speak…
post your message on social media and wait for the calls…
here’s the truth,
the most effective way to share your message is to get the training you need.
Welcome to the Christian Communicators Conference where we help you navigate the ins and outs of the speaking world.
You’ll learn how to:
Create a one sheet that gets attention
Use presentation skills that will make your message more effective
Connect with your audience
Speak with confidence & clarity
Craft a message that moves the audience
… AND SO MUCH MORE
Christian Communicators Conference
Small Conference with Big Results
This is not your typical ‘hundreds of people in a massive room’ style conference. CCC is all about relationships, connections and creating impact. You will walk away from our time together with…
- a powerful message that will move an audience
- skills to command the stage
- knowledge of how to get paid to speak and what to charge
- professional headshot
- crafted speaker one sheet
- professionally recorded 3-minute video
We limit the registrations to only 60 people because….
We want to:
- know you personally
- hear your story
- link arms with you on this journey
With only 60 slots, book early to save your spot!
Meet the Team
Co-Directors & Speakers
The founder of Joy for the Journey Ministries is Tammy Whitehurst. She was a middle school teacher for 16 years before bringing her message of hope, joy, and laughter onstage full-time to audiences.
She is the author of a devotional, High Heels and Hallelujahs, and her uplifting articles have been published in LifeWay’s HomeLife, Christianity Today, Seek magazine, Evangel, Mature Years, Women’s World and several other publications.
Tammy and her husband, Davis, are empty-nesters living on a lake in East Texas. To those who know her best she is simply Davis’s wife, an empty nest mom, and a former middle school teacher. She struggles like the rest of us with dust, dishes, cellulite, junk drawers, too much coffee, and wrinkles.
Lori Boruff connects with women who are tired of being squelched by fear and who are ready to soar to their full potential. She does so from a heart of experience.
“When I stepped into the Christian Communicators role as co-owner, I felt like the glass slipper fit perfectly. Helping women lose their worry and live their wonderful is my Cinderella Story”
She is an award winning author and blog contributor. Her book, HOPE IN THE RUINS – is a proven strategy to transform “hurt” into hope. She is a keynote speaker and life-plan coach offering workshops and retreats for women seeking clarity and confidence to step into their God-given purpose.
Lori and her husband enjoy lake life in the Midwest, especially evening pontoon rides with family and friends.
Mary R. Snyder
With over 20 years on the stage, behind the stage, and booking others onto the stage, Mary Snyder is the unique combination of message craft master and event business expert.
Producing live events, hiring the speakers and coaching on messaging, Mary has recruited, booked and coached some of the most influential and well-known speakers of our time.
Today Mary shares from her wealth of knowledge to educate and encourage up and coming Christian communicators to craft a message that matters & connects and share it from the stage.
Athena Dean Holtz pioneered the indie publishing movement in the Christian space over 30 years ago. She is the founder and publisher of Redemption Press, and was recently been named Best Female Podcast Host of the Year (2021) by the national Spark Media Conference. The All Things Podcast uses Romans 8:28 as a theme. She is the recipient of the 2021 Billie Wilson Matthew 5:16 Award from the Florida Christian Writer’s Conference and was awarded Publisher of the Year by the 2022 Soul Café Awards.
Founder of the acclaimed She Writes for Him virtual events and compilations, her goal is to connect, inform, empower and inspire writers. The multi-award winning She Writes for Him compilations have been recognized as ground-breaking ministry tools, addressing tough topics that often go neglected.
A pastor’s wife, podcaster and publisher, she loves to encourage others to tell their story of redemption!
Carol Tetzlaff is an award-winning author and speaker who serves at Redemption Press as content creator along with leading the She Writes for Him events and trainings. Her passion is discipleship of all ages as she has served many years on staff at the local church in every capacity from kids’ ministry to worship ministries. She is married to Kelley and they have ten fun and super cute grands. They have the best life ever together in Gilbert, Arizona. She also loves super sweet iced coffee, spending time with friends, and the color yellow.
Find Carol on the web.
Cherie Nettles has been entertaining and warming hearts for 16 years with her lighthearted humor and motivational messages.
She is a gifted comedienne, humorist story-teller, Certified Laughter Leader, Bible teacher, motivational speaker and writer.
Christina Custodio is a speaker and author. With a degree in psychology and Christian counseling, she pursues many passions, including motivational speaking, blogging, photography, and teaching. Christina’s first book “When God Changed His Mind” was released in 2022. She and her husband, Ozzy, live in Greenville, South Carolina, and are parents to Abrianna, Isaiah, and Olivia
Learn more about Christina.
Shelly Brown is a Discipleship Mentor, Speaker & Writer. More about Shelly coming soon!
B.J. Garrett is a fun and energetic full-time speaker. She is an award-winning author who holds an associate of divinity degree from the Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary. She previously served as the executive director for the Christ-center Abortion Recovery & Education program.
Learn more at Bjgarrett.com.
Lynette Nettie Patterson
Nettie Patterson is fondly known as “Miss Nettie.” She loves to minister through music and speak at women’s retreats, conferences and events. Nettie relates to women of all ages as she shares Jesus through the lens of her farm life experiences. Her popular social media platform is Java with Jesus. Audiences hear Nettie’s “Jesus Stories” of love and loss which results in their own desire to draw closer to God and find restoration, recommitment, and renewal.
Learn more at Nettiepatterson.com.
More speakers to be announced soon!
There are four registration options available to you. You get to choose from a double room and share with another CCC attendee, or get a private room all to yourself. Then choose the one time payment or payment program. Click the purchase button for the option right for you!
ALL PACKAGES ARE ALL INCLUSIVE!
Four Nights Lodging, *meals and training!
Enjoy deluxe accommodations with two queen beds offering all the amenities you need. Wireless internet, cable tv, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, iron and ironing board.
*Two lunches on your own – enjoy the café on sight or check out Ft. Worth!
(Shared with Another Attendee)
~ Double Room ~
Pay in Full
~ Double Room ~
5 Equal Payments of
(Your room all to yourself!)
~ Private Room ~
Pay in Full
~ Private Room ~
5 Equal Payments of
Ya’ll- run! Don’t walk to register! You will truly never be the same again. Whatever your expectations – the Christian Communicators Conference will exceed them.
Shelly Brown, FL
Discipleship Mentor, Speaker & Writer
I found my tribe! The encouragement, collaboration, education, and revelation during this conference weekend surpassed my expectations.
Pam Mitchael, TX
Speaker, Writer, Storyteller
The Christian Communicators Conference is the most intimate women’s conference I’ve ever attended. Not only do attendees become equipped to move from where they are to the stage, but they also discover a place of belonging and community.
Victoria Chapin, MI
Chaplin, Speaker, Author
Author and Speaker
- pre-event online workshops (so you are ready to learn)
- Private pre-event Facebook group to build relationships
- Interactive classes
- One on one coaching
- Reproducible forms and templates
- Compelling trainings that will move you forward
- Practice sessions for your presentation
- Feedback on final presentation
- Four nights lodging
- Meals – (two lunches on your own)
- Formal dinner to celebrate
- New community of like-minded women