JULY 24-28, 2024  

Join us! 

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 from the best how to:

Craft a message that moves the audience

Use presentation skills that will make your message more effective

Connect with your audience

Speak with confidence & clarity

Create your own event


Christian Communicators Conference

The Speaker Training Conference With Years Of Proven 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
  • professionally recorded 3-minute video
  • the secret sauce for speakers
  • tips, tools & techniques from experts
  • create your own event
  • expand your speaking ministry
  • bounce back ability
  • learn the art of the interview
  • collaboration ideas and opportunities


CCC is a power-packed, inspirational conference that takes networking & connections to a new level.

– Cyndi Daves, GA – Radio Host

At CCC you will be equipped to speak and meet forever friends. This conference is definitely worth the investment for any speaker.”  

-Missy Linkletter, AZ – Author & Speaker

” As a first-timer to CCC, I not only overcame my fears, but walked away feeling refreshed, deeply loved and changed.”

– Brittany Semedeni, TN – Speaker




Why do we limit registrations to only 50 people?

We want to:

  • know you personally
  • hear your story
  • link arms with you on this journey

With only 50 seats, book early to save your spot!

Here is a taste of what is coming in 2024…

  • Five-Step Formula to Formatting Your Message
  • Jump Starts and Smooth Landings
  • Speak Out of Your Healing
  • Write Your Purpose Statement
  • Bios and Introductions
  • Design Your Signature Keynote Presentation
  • Cultivating Thick Skin to Get Better, Not Bitter
  • Personality: Secret Sauce for Speakers
  • Every Speaker Is A Writer
  • What Kind of Speaker Are You?
  • Techniques, Tips and Awkward Conversations
  • Confidently Create Your Own Event
  • What Event Planners Want
  • What Your Audience Needs to Know
  • Develop An Expanding Speaking Ministry
  • Bounce Back Ability
  • Social Media Basics and Trends
  • Give Up or Fire Up
  • The Art of the Interview
  • Professional Video, Headshot and Red Carpet Celebration
  • The Launch – Next Steps!

PLUS:  PRE-CONFERENCE TOPICS:    Ignite Your Message and Make It Memorable / Business Side of Speaking

Meet the Team

Co-Directors & Speakers

Tammy Whitehurst

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.

To find out more about Tammy or invite her to speak at your event, check out her:
Join her daily devotion on Facebook: @ TammyWhitehurstSpeaker
YouTube:   Tammy & Friends

Lori Boruff

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.

To learn more about Lori or invite her to speak at your event, visit her
Facebook: Email:

Main Session Speakers

Carol Kent

She holds a master’s degree in communication arts and a bachelor’s degree in speech education. Some of her 20+ books include: He Holds My Hand, Becoming a Woman of Influence, When I Lay My Isaac Down, A New Kind of Normal, Between a Rock and a Grace Place, Secret Longings of the Heart, Tame Your Fears, Speak Up With Confidence, Unquenchable, and her newest release, Staying Power. She has been featured on the cover of Today’s Christian Woman, and her articles have been published in a wide variety of magazines, including Focus on the Family.


Linda Goldfarb

Linda is a multi-award-winning author, renowned speaker, board-certified life coach, and host of the popular podcasts “Your Best Writing Life” and “Staying Real About Faith & Family.” With a voice that instantly makes you feel welcome, safe, and understood, Linda is the kind of person you can’t help but be drawn to.

Alongside her husband, Sam, Linda is the proud parent of four amazing children, numerous grandchildren, and one adorable great-grandson. They reside on the outskirts of the picturesque Texas Hill Country. 

Linda is here to provide professional teaching, helping you overcome barriers, amplify your strengths, and achieve the fulfilling life you were destined to live as a speaker.

Connect with me on Facebook, Instagram and follow my Tweets

Athena Dean-Holtz

Thirty-seven years in Christian publishing, Athena Dean Holtz pioneered the independent publishing movement in the Christian space in the early 90’s. Publisher of Redemption Press, she is chief visionary for the pandemic pivot She Writes for Him movement of virtual conferences, challenges, compilations, and community. Her memoir, Full Circle: Coming Home to the Faithfulness of God (Redemption Press 2017, 2023), continues to resonate with and inspire readers. Redemption Press qualified 2 years in a row for Best Christian Workplace and Athena recently wrote a book with her husband, Ross, Together for a Purpose: Love and Mission in Marriage and Ministry.(Redemption Press 2022)


Carol Tetzlaff

Carol is an author, speaker, and co-owner of Redemption Press. 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.

Carol is the author of the 2022 Selah Award Bible Study winner,  Ezra: Unleashing the Power of Praise.


Shelly Brown

Shelly comes with a diverse business, entrepreneurial and ministry background that includes start-up businesses, business development and senior management leading and building teams, radio talk show host, writing, speaking and transformational discipleship. In addition to co-leading Redemption Press she serves with Love UnVeiled, a transformational discipleship ministry that helps women experience healing, transformation, and freedom to become who God created them to be.

Shelly lives in Orlando, Florida and is mom to three adult children, two daughters-in-love and Grandma to three grand-beauties. 

BJ Garrett

Peg Arnold

Kim Kimble

BJ Garrett is an award-winning author and speaker. She holds an associate of divinity degree from BMA Theological Seminary.

She is a thrill seeker, loves white-water rafting and is rarely seen without lipstick. But more importantly, she shares the love of Jesus with passion and authenticity.






Peg Arnold, Speaker/Author/Teacher, is a Drama Queen for Jesus. Her interactive and inspiring workshops and messages empower and equip others to step into their God-given purpose. As a wife to Rick and Nana of seven, Peg creatively shares the joys and challenges of these life experiences through her writings, dramas, messages and personal witness.

You can find those devotions in her book, Devotions for the Distracted Heart, on YouVersion, the Upper Room and several other anthologies. Peg grew up in Michigan, raised her family while finishing her Masters in Maryland, and now lives in Colorado close to those grandkids.



A resident of Johnson County, Texas since 1970 and a Burleson High School graduate from the class of 1979, she wears multiple hats as a wife, mom, Grammy, and business owner.   Prior to selling houses she worked as a Catering Manager and event planner in the hospitality industry. 

It was not until she followed her heart to begin Hope Encounter Women’s Conference that she realized her experience in that industry merely prepared her for God’s calling to plan a once-a-year event that would bring hope and unity to women in her local area.   

 Currently residing in Joshua with her husband Scott of 35 years. They are proud parents of two children, Shane & Lindsay, grandparents to Moriah, Noah, Charlie and Ember and great-grandparents to Lailah.


Bonus Breakout Speakers

Victoria Chapin

Victoria Chapin is a speaker, chaplain, and author who inspires others to embrace adversity as she lives by the truth found in John 10:10; Jesus came that we may have life in abundance. Her book UNdaunted – A Prayer Journal encourages intimacy with God and equips readers to walk boldly in Christ. Victoria has been featured on Christian programming as well as numerous podcasts. She and her husband Jim live in Southwest, MI where they are the Co-Founders of Do Life 2 The Full Ministries. She is a mom to twelve and a “Grammy” to fifteen who enjoys everything coffee, especially when shared with friends.  

Are you ready to live life to the fullest too? Victoria would love for you to keep in touch with her here:  




Michelle Ruddell

 Michelle Ruddell is a speaker, author, and retired teacher from Central Texas. She shares from experience that joy and sorrow can coexist, and that the joy of the Lord is our strength that sustains us through tough times.

Her book, Welcome to the Club—I’m Sorry You’re Here, is written to offer hope to grieving parents.


Elain Hughes

Worship Leader

Peg Arnold

100% Texan and the mother of one son, a grandmother of two wonderful granddaughters, and a baby sister of two loving siblings.  Elaine loved being a stay-at-home mom until her husband died as a result of a car accident leaving her with a teenage son to raise – alone.  She began her professional career in the administration at UT Arlington. But first and foremost, it was at that time Elaine began to truly comprehend and treasure what it means to be “A child of God!”









Peg Arnold pours her whole heart into worship!  She does so for an audience of ONE. With many years of experience as a worship leader she will invite others to worship our Lord and Savior together as one.

Website:   P

 ALUMNI DISCOUNT – $100 off  


ALUMNI – Use coupon code “alumni100”




Our FIVE-PAYMENT OPTION is no longer available


CANCELLATION POLICY – The registration fee is non-refundable – ONLY TRANSFERABLE to another attendee until July 1, 2024.

 There is more – DON’T MISS THIS!

Pre-Conference Sessions

 Option 1 – $99

Drama and Props Ignite Your Message and Make It Memorable with Peg Arnold

In this interactive workshop, you will learn how God formed our minds and explore the effectiveness and impact of using drama, props, and visual aids to help illustrate scriptures and concepts to capture attention, trigger emotion, and improve retention.  Participants will be empowered and equipped with various teaching techniques and tools to implement and ignite their personal God-given message. Peg has a book, Making Your Message Memorable, due to be released in fall 2024, with over 100 resources like the ones in the workshop.

Option #2 – $99

The Business Side of Speaking with Linda Goldfarb

 As much as we believe our calling to speak is from God, we must choose to be good financial stewards to grow our speaking business. During this workshop, you will learn the Basics of Bookkeeping & Business Expenses, and the Essentials to Create a Speaker Agreement & Speaker Onsite Request Sheet.

Or do both and save!  Only $175


You’ll get:

  • Pre-event online workshops (so you are ready to learn)
  • Private pre-event Facebook group to build relationships
  • Interactive classes
  • Pre-Conference options
  • 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
  • Two Meals – (plus free breakfast)
  • Formal dinner to celebrate
  • New community of like-minded women

Thank you to Our Sponsors

If you would like to become a sponsor, please contact us today!
We offer three levels of sponsorships for those wanting to join us in building God’s Kingdom.

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