Speakers

Speakers

Megan Fate Marshman

Megan Fate Marshman has devoted her life to loving and listening to God and overflowing His love to others. She is driven to inspire, equip and support others in experiencing spiritual formation for a lifetime faith. Currently, Megan is the Director of Women’s Ministries at Hume Lake Christian Camps and Associate Dean of YouthMinAcademy.com. She co-wrote the book 7 Family Ministry Essentials with Dr. Michelle Anthony and served as the Director of Student Resources and Events for David C Cook as she led a team in creating TruIdentity: a spiritually forming, Christ centered and family empowered youth ministry curriculum line. Megan lives in Long Beach, California with her husband, Randy, and son, Foster.

Suzanne Stabile

Suzanne Stabile is a highly sought-after speaker and teacher, known for her engaging laugh, vulnerability, and creative approach to Enneagram instruction. She is the coauthor, with Ian Morgan Cron, of the bestseller The Road Back to You, and she is the creator and host of The Enneagram Journey podcast. When she is not on the road teaching and lecturing, Suzanne is at home in Dallas, Texas, with her husband Joseph Stabile, a United Methodist pastor with whom she co-founded Life in the Trinity Ministry and the Micah Center. They have many audio resources available, including The Enneagram Journey curriculum.

Inés Velasquez-McBryde

Inés is an ordained pastor, preacher, reconciler, and speaker. She is originally from Nicaragua, but she has called Arkansas home since 2001. She has 17 years of combined experience in church-planting and pastoral staff leadership in multiethnic churches. Inés has a passion for racial reconciliation in and through the local church and for the full inclusion of women in pastoral leadership. She has spoken in local church pulpits across the nation, as well as at national and regional conferences. In the fall of 2016, she and her husband, Rob, and son, Nash, drove cross-country from Arkansas in order to pursue her dream to attend Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena where she is currently pursuing her Master of Divinity degree.

Ramelia Williams

Ramelia Williams is passionate about creating environments for people to experience the compassion, mercy, and justice of God through the church. She currently lives this out in her new role as the director of ministry initiatives for the Love Mercy Do Justice mission priority of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Before accepting this call, she served as the lead church-planting pastor of New Creation Covenant Church, a multicultural church plant on the west side of Chicago. She also served as preaching pastor at another multiracial church plant in Chicago where she is a founding member. In her previous work as a hospital chaplain, she offered short-term pastoral care to families experiencing death, trauma, and loss. That work prepared her for the ministry development of a network of spirituality groups that focus on inner healing for women who have survived physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. Ramelia earned a master’s of divinity and certificate in spiritual direction from North Park Theological Seminary, where she serves as an adjunct professor and helps facilitate spiritual formation groups for students. She experiences deep joy when running, hiking, riding horses, or taking in breathtaking views of God’s creation.

Marilyn Williams

Marilyn Williams has catalyzed women throughout the world through speaking engagements and Scripture studies. This May she began a new role at the Evangelical Covenant Church as its first director of women’s initiatives. Prior to moving to Chicago, the location of Covenant offices, she most recently served as the associate pastor of Chapel in the Pines Community Covenant Church in the mountain town of Arnold, California. She has also served as adjunct faculty at Bethel Seminary in San Diego. Williams has had past roles as lead pastor of Oak Hills Evangelical Covenant Church in Vista, Calif., and as director of ministries to women at Emmanuel Faith Community Church, a megachurch in Escondido, Calif. She and her husband, Michael, have two grown children and two grandchildren. An ordained minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church, Williams says she’s looking forward to building relationships with key leaders and ministries in her new role.