THERE{4} Teen Gathering
4101 W. Green Oaks
#305-370
Arlington, TX 76016

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Eliza is a lover of people. Her mission is to educate and enliven people in an awareness of their heart, the world, and God to creatively affect change. She is passionate about her work as a birth doula and teaching the Bible. As co-founder of the School of the New Testament, she teaches through an inductive understanding of the Bible, at The Square Church in Atlanta, GA. Eliza works as Annie F. Downs Executive Assistant, and spends her days consuming coffee while planning and traveling to events, coordinating the That Sounds Fun Podcast, and a mixing bowl of other Downs Books things. Eliza is also an avid dancer, free style rapper, and lover of the mountains and tiny spoons.

Mo Isom

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Big hair and big personality aren't all she has to offer. With an energy all her own, LaToria brings an eclectic feel to the hip hop music she makes.

Jo Saxton is a leader, visionary, and practitioner. She has served in a

wide range of churches in England and the United States.

Annie also loves traveling around the country speaking to young women, college students, and adults. Find out more about Annie, her blogposts and podcasts at anniefdowns.com.

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Whether it’s a high energy anthem, or a story she’s telling accompanied by soulful melodies, LaToria aims to offer hope, light, and truth through her music while providing an unforgettable experience.She writes about life from a Gospel-centered perspective. LaToria has had the privilege of sharing the stage with a variety of artist such as, Matthew Schuler, Dez Duron and Brandon Chase of the hit TV show, THE VOICE, Lecrae, Tedashii, Trip Lee, Derek Minor and many more. She has toured nationally and internationally, been featured on several magazines, had her music and videos featured on several radio and tv stations in several different countries. She was recently nominated for Christian Female Hip Hop minister of the year and frequently joins the worship team at The Village Church during weekend services. Her latest music is available on iTunes, amazon, google play, spotify and all digital outlets.

Annie F. Downs is an author and speaker based in Nashville, Tennessee.  Flawed but funny, she uses her writing to highlight the everyday goodness of a real and present God. An author of four books- Looking for Lovely, Let’s All Be Brave, Perfectly Unique, and Speak Love,

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In 2009 Jo went to work for 3DM where she continues to serve while writing books, speaking around the world, and planting a church with her husband in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Jo’s primary focus is equipping  women  for leadership and missional ministry. She engages the world in the same way God does—by going out rather than just reaching out.

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Mo Isom is the New York Times Bestselling author of Wreck My Life: Journeying from Broken to Bold. She is also a nationally sought after speaker, a popular faith-based blogger, a former All-American soccer goalkeeper and the first female to have trained with and tried out for an SEC men’s football team.

 

She is widely recognized as a powerful female voice rising up for her generation, as her unique personal story and athletic endeavors have provided her with a platform to challenge, encourage, and equip others to live boldly, despite their circumstances. Having faced great personal tragedy— including battling an eating disorder,overcoming the suicide of her father, and surviving a horrific car accident—
Mo is passionate about speaking on a
wide variety of topics and is able to
connect with men and women of all ages
and demographics.

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Katie Peslis is pumped to be back at T{4}2018!  She fell in love with Jesus at a young age and felt a tug on her heart to use her gifts to lead others into His presence. Since Katie feels closest to the Lord when she sings, her passion in life is that others would know the love and majesty of Jesus Christ through music.

Katie loves hanging out at T{4}, hates shopping, loves all things Disney, eating pepperoni pizza and Taco Bell, and traveling...and also naps. Katie and her husband, Donnie, live in Nashville, Tennessee, where Katie makes a living as a tour background singer and voice actor. They also have an adorable dog-child name #PennyPeslis.

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PANEL

As the co-founder and executive director of Polished, an outreach ministry that gathers young professional women to navigate career and explore faith together, she has been invested in the lives of the next generation of Christian women for almost a decade. Since Polished’s founding in 2008, the ministry has reached over 20,000+ young professional women with the gospel through hundreds of monthly luncheons and the Polished Podcast.

Today, Kat and her husband Aaron reside in Dallas, Texas with their four-year-old son Caleb and attend Dallas Bible Church where Aaron serves as the lead pastor. 

Her images compel thought and challenge action. She has traveled to over 60 nations in the last 10 years -- and she'll keep going until she sees that every person on the planet has access to education, clean drinking water and a job to provide for their families.  At heart, she is a connector, fostering relationships across continents, cultures, industries and perspectives. While not traveling, Esther is currently home-based in Dallas, TX.

ESTHER HAVENS

MELISSA ICE

KAT ARMSTRONG

TIFFANY SCHWEDLAND

Tiffany is a wife, mom, friend, homeschooler and freelance makeup artist.  Her heart in makeup artistry is to channel her giftings to promote organizations, companies and individuals that are making the world a more beautiful place.  She believes all gifts and talents are God given and have beauty, meaning and purpose.  Her hope is that every lipgloss she applies makes the light in the world shine a little bit brighter. 

Encouraging women to love God and others with their all, Kat Armstrong teaches the Bible to women of all ages with humor and heart. For almost 20 years, Kat has influenced women at the crossroads of faith, family, business, and culture through speaking, writing, and leading in for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Melissa is the Founder and Executive Director of The Net, a non profit serves refugee kids, the homeless, and women & girls who have been trafficked or sexually exploited. Melissa has been involved in and employed by different Christian organizations for the past 12 years both locally and globally. She is also a Co-Owner of a restaurant called BREWED on the Southside of Fort Worth and is happily married to her husband Jamey Ice, but her favorite venture of all is being mommy to her daughter Rosie.

Esther Havens is a humanitarian photographer capturing stories that transcend a person's circumstances and reveal their true strength. For many years she has worked on social-awareness campaigns with organizations such as charity: water, TOMS Shoes, Warby Parker and International Justice Mission.

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Ocielia Gibson

Ocielia is a former Miss Black USA, Author, Speaker and the Young Women’s Discipleship Coordinator at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship. She is Founder and CEO of More Than a Pretty Face International, a life-enrichment company that originally started as an school outreach to teen girls in disadvantaged communities.  Now with expanded reach, More Than a Pretty Face has impacted girls and women of all backgrounds and ages throughout the US and Kenya through spiritual, personal, and professional development. Her efforts for young women have been recognized by numerous outlets, including being the youngest woman recognized with the Unsung Hero award by EBONY® Magazine. Her experience as Miss Black USA allows her to uniquely minister in the modeling and pageant industry, and led her to write her first Bible study for teen girls, More Than Pretty: Redefining Beauty through the Lens of Scripture. When she is not traveling to encourage groups of women and girls - you can find her living, loving and eating Tex-Mex in Dallas, Texas.