2024 Women's Conference

Enduring Faith

September 14th, 2024

8AM TO 3:30PM


Kathy Howard

Author & Speaker

Kathy Howard is a treasure hunter. She hunts for the creamiest chocolate and richest coffee. She searches for cherished stories of faith that still impact hearts. And, she digs deep into God’s Word, mining His eternal truths for herself and to share with others. Kathy especially loves recruiting other treasure hunters by equipping women to confidently dig into Scripture for themselves.

With more than 30 years of experience, Kathy has taught in dozens of states, internationally, and in a wide range of venues including multi-church conferences and large online events. She has a Masters of Christian Education and a certificate in Women’s Ministry from the Canadian Baptist Theological Seminary. Kathy is the author of 12 books, including five Bible studies, the “Deep Rooted” devotional series and “Heirloom: Living and Leaving a Legacy of Faith.” She also serves on the LifeWay Women’s Ministry Training Team.

Kathy and her husband live in the Dallas/Ft Worth area near family. They have three married children, six grandchildren, and one accidental dog.
Kathy will help women:
  • Gain confidence in their study of God’s Word
  • Cling to God through troubles and trials to find strength, protection, comfort, and guidance
  • Build a faith that will withstand difficulty, persecution, ease, and success
  • Develop the courage to follow God even when it means taking a risk
  • Connect the wisdom and guidance of God’s Word to the decisions you face each day
  • Find relevance for life in your relationship with God
  • Gain satisfaction and joy through a deeper, more intimate relationship with God
  • Recognize and live in the lavish abundance of God’s unbounded grace


Ethan and Francie Banks


Mary Foley

Breakout Speaker
Mary Foley, a licensed psychotherapist, serves as the Executive Director of the Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center, and has since April of 2012. With 20 years of experience in working with victims of interpersonal crimes such as child sexual abuse, adult sexual assault, and domestic violence, & with extensive experience in non-profit leadership, Mary uses her passion for justice, advocacy and victims’ rights to help create stronger and safer communities.

She resides in Western Kentucky with her husband of 25 years, Brian and two sons and is member of Hardin Baptist Church where she worships with her family, and serves on the church’s worship team. 

Jessica Pennebaker

Breakout Speaker
 Jessica loves to study God’s Word and encourage others in their walk with Christ. She is currently the Associate Teaching Director for Community Bible Study in Paducah and she also leads worship at Hillcrest Baptist Church. She and her husband, Ashley, have six children whom they homeschool. Jessica is passionate about discipleship and pointing others to Jesus.

Cathy Travis

Breakout Speaker
Cathy Travis is a seasoned Bible teacher of 30 years through her ministry Taste of Truth based on Psalm 34:8. “Oh, Taste and see that the Lord is good.” Cathy has a passion for inviting women to the Biblical table to discover the feast in God's word, digest its truth and enjoy its fullness. She is the lead teacher in the Women of Faith Sunday School class at Heartland Church in Paducah, Kentucky, and the Teaching Director for Community Bible Study (CBS), also in Paducah. Prior to leading CBS Cathy was the local Associate Teaching Director for Bible Study Fellowship. Cathy previously hosted a weekly radio program "Taste of Truth" for eight years on American Family Radio, broadcast to listeners in Western KY Quad State Region.

Cathy received her BA in Christian Education from Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College and resides in Eddyville, Kentucky with her husband. She serves at Heartland Church in Paducah, Kentucky.


7:45   Registration/Doors Open  
 8:30   Opening Remarks/Prayer – Kathy Rorer 
 8:40    Praise & Worship – Ethan & Francie Banks 
 8:55    Message - Kathy Howard 
 9:35    Door Prizes 
 9:50    Break 
10:05  Kathy Howard - “How to Study the Bible”   
11:05  Exit to Breakout Sessions 
11:10  Begin Breakout Sessions 
12:00  Lunch/Vendors open 12:30 
  1:15   Praise & Worship – Ethan & Francie Banks 
  1:30   Message - Kathy Howard  
  2:10   Stretch Break/Door Prizes 
  2:25   Laura Watkins – Testimony 
  3:00   Ending Remarks – Jessica Bouland 
  3:15   Altar Call 
  3:30   Conference Ends