SPEAKERS & Worship

Jennie Allen

Jennie Allen is an award-winning and bestselling author of Anything and Restless, as well as the Bible studies Stuck, Chase, and Restless. The founder and visionary for the IF: Gathering, she is a passionate leader following God's call on her life to catalyze a generation of women to live what they believe. Jennie has a master's in Biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband, Zac and their four children. Learn more at jennieallen.com or on Instagram @jenniesallen

Scarlet Hiltibidal

Scarlet Hiltibidal is the author of Afraid of All the Things and He Numbered the Pores on My Face. She writes monthly columns for ParentLife Magazine and LifeWay Voices, and enjoys speaking to women around the country about the freedom and rest available in Jesus. Scarlet has a degree in biblical counseling and taught elementary school before she started writing. She and her husband live in Nashville, where she loves signing with her three daughters, eating nachos by herself, writing for her friends, and studying stand-up comedy with a passion that should be reserved for more important pursuits. Learn more at scarlethiltibidal.com or on Instagram @scarlethiltibidal

Melissa Ice

Melissa has been working with different NGOs locally & globally, serving people in poverty for the last 18 years. She is currently the Founder & Executive Director of The Net, a nonprofit established in 2013 that serves people in poverty and survivors of sex trafficking. She recently launched a social enterprise and just opened their first brick and mortar retail store called Worthy Co., that employs and empowers survivors of trafficking.  Melissa was named Best Philanthropist by Fort Worth Magazine in 2018. She is married to her husband of 12 years and has two little girls, Rosie and Justice.

Learn more at theices.net/melissa or

on Instagram @melissaice

Mo Isom

Mo Isom is a New York Times bestselling author and a powerful speaker rising up for her generation. In her younger years, she was an All-American goalkeeper for the LSU Women’s Soccer team and the first female to try out for an SEC men’s football team. Her life was riddled with personal tragedy – including an eating disorder, the suicide of her father, struggling with promiscuity, and surviving a horrific car accident.  Because of her new life in Christ she isn’t afraid to speak bold, raw, courageous truth to the next generation. Her two books Wreck My Life: Journeying from Broken to Bold and Sex, Jesus, and the Conversations the Church Forgot have reached many with her messages of hope and transformation in Jesus. She is a wife to Jeremiah and a mom to Auden, Asher and Rowan and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Learn more at moisom.com or on Instagram @moisom.

Jamie Ivey

Jamie Ivey is a podcaster, author, and speaker from Austin, Texas. She and her husband Aaron are parents to four kids, three of them being teenagers, so they are primarily Uber drivers. Jamie loves to encourage women to love Jesus with all of their heart, soul, and mind. She believes stories change the world, and reveals this through her popular podcast, The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey. She also shares her own story through her bestselling book “If You Only Knew: My Unlikely, Unavoidable Story of Becoming Free.” Learn more at jamieivey.com or on Instagram @jamieivey

Esther
Havens Mann

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 Malaria No More. 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. Learn more at estherhavens.com or on Instagram @estherhavens

Jaleesa McCreary

Jaleesa has been a worship leader at The Austin Stone Community Church for the past 7 years. She is passionate about seeing people connect with God in a Sunday context in a way that spills into their daily lives and rhythms of worshipping Jesus. In addition to leading worship, Jaleesa spends much of her time investing in the development of female worship leaders and teaching worship ministry philosophy. Her hope is that the next generation would pursue God humbly, connect with Him in a way that transforms their lives and that they would follow Him wholeheartedly. Learn more at austinstoneworship.com or on Instagram @jaleesa_mac

Shruthi Parker

Shruthi Parker is a lifestyle blogger, wife, Texas longhorn, and mom of one baby girl and two sweet pups. Her blog, thehonestShruth, is all about healthy love, ethical fashion, world travels, good food, and her faith in Christ. Coming from a Hindu background, Shruthi believes sharing your faith in Jesus doesn’t have to be this huge, anxiety-inducing thing but rather, a natural overflow of what’s in your heart. Learn more at thehonestshruth.com or on Instagram @thehonestshruth

Gloria Umanah

Gloria Umanah is a communicator, spoken word artist, and creative director based out of Atlanta, Georgia. Gloria has worked and spoken on various platforms such as LifeWay, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, Passion City Church, and more. Gloria once said, "In life always pick the more risky option - that's what Jesus did" and in 2016 while attending Liberty University Gloria left her comfort zone and abandoned her secure plans of going to law school and working with the FBI and instead followed her passion to share the power of the Gospel through teaching the word of God through speaking and spoken word poems. If she's not on stage you can catch Gloria plugged into the local church student ministry, on the nearest flight to a faraway country, or at a coffee shop having coffee with a complete stranger!  Learn more at gloriaumanah.com or on Instagram @gloria_umanah

LaToria

LaToria brings an eclectic feel to the hip-hop music she makes. Whether it’s a high energy anthem, or a story she’s telling accompanied by soulful melodies, she aims to display hope through her lyrics. For 10 years, LaToria has shared stages/platforms with a variety of artists like Brandon Arreaga of PRETTY MUCH, Matthew Schuler, Dez Duron and Brandon Chase of THE VOICE, Lecrae, Ellie Holcomb, Christy Nockels, Jeremy Camp, FLAME, and more. In 2016 she was nominated for a Kingdom choice Award. Most recently she made DJ Wade-O’s list of “12 Women Christian Hip Hop Can’t Live Without” and also co-wrote a song with members of The Village Church called “Walk With You” that was performed live at the MLK 50 conference in Memphis. Learn more at latoriamusic.com or on Instagram @latoriamusic 

Masey McLain

Masey McLain is an actress most known for her role as Rachel Joy Scott in the film, I'm Not Ashamed. Today Masey continues to pursue her passion in film, TV and music, as well as communicates to young people about living a life full of passion and purpose. Masey is an author of a book (devotional) entitled, It's Worth It, and has debuted her first EP as singer/songwriter called To The Dreamers.  Masey currently plays Ashley Baxter on the MGM/Roma Downey TV series, The Baxters-- a scripted drama based on the book series by Karen Kingsbury. 
Learn more at maseymclainofficial.com or on Instagram @maseymclain

Katie Peslis

Dallas native, Katie Peslis, and her worship band are thrilled to be back for a fifth year at T{4}! Being the daughter of a worship pastor, Katie began singing in church when she was three years old. Katie got her professional musical start in 2013 when she was asked to play the role of Anna in the world stage-premiere of the music from Frozen with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Her voice has been featured on songs at Disneyland California, Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris. Katie’s latest project, “We’ve Only Just Begun, A Tribute Karen Carpenter”, releases February 7, 2020.  Katie graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Business and Live Performance from Dallas Baptist University in 2012 and currently lives in Nashville with her husband, Donnie, and their beloved dog, Penny. Learn more at katiepeslis.com or on Instagram @katiepeslis

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