Stronger 2018

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Workshop List

Stronger Lodging

March 23-24, 2018



STRONGER is the conference for women in leadership in ministry and the marketplace. This is a place where every female leader can come and attend this two day, workshop intensive conference. There are three general sessions and approximately 20 different workshops annually designed to empower current leaders and build up and coming leaders.


There will be a Ministry Wives Pre-Conference Dinner and Session

Thursday, March 22 @ 6:00 pm

The cost is $25 each, and tickets must be purchased by March 15, 2018.

Please register for the dinner on the registration form.   




We will also have a special night of dinner and comedy for our 1000 Sisters with Juanita Lolita. Juanita’s comedy career began when a coworker signed her up for an open mic night. Within one year she was performing for over 7000 women at a Church conference for Taffy Dollar in Atlanta and since then has performed throughout the southeast. Although she loves performing at churches, Juanita quickly learned that performing clean comedy in the secular clubs was her mission field. God has made it clear that she is to bring His light into that very dark place. She was voted “Best of the Bay”, Tampa’s funniest female and was also featured on the “Herman and Sharron Show” and “Homekeepers” on CTN. Her Latin flair and hillbilly background have quickly become a crowd favorite. Juanita takes pride in the fact that she can make you laugh hysterically without profanity. Her comedy focuses on observations from everyday life that we can all relate to and she closes out each show with her much anticipated list of things she doesn’t understand’. The cost is $20 each, and tickets can be purchased on the registration form.


Jeanne Mayo

Acclaimed by Ministries Today as “America’s Number One Youth Pastor,” Jeanne Mayo has thrown her heart and passion into youth ministry for nearly four decades.

In recent years, Jeanne founded Youth Leader’s Coach, a non-profit organization that seeks “to instruct, equip, inspire and encourage the youth pastors and youth leaders of this generation.” Through this venue, she has begun a coaching/mentoring avenue called “The Cadre.” Over 1,000 of the nation’s premiere youth ministries and churches have now experienced this intensive year of personal mentoring from Jeanne. Several years ago, Jeanne also launched “The Alliance” which is over 300 leadership training hubs all over the nation and Canada. Each Alliance is hosted by one of her “Cadre” graduates and is designed to equip the facilitator to create a network of youth pastors in their area.

In response to Jeanne’s achievements in youth and young adult ministry, both Oral Roberts University and West Coast Bible College and Seminary awarded her a Doctorate of Divinity. As another extension of her leadership influence, Jeanne also sponsors her National Youth Leaders’ Conference. This widely acclaimed event has become one of the largest gatherings of its kind, drawing thousands of youth pastors and leaders in 2003, 2005, 2009, 2012 and 2015. These are transformational events for thousands of youth pastors and leaders from around the globe.

In 2013, Jeanne was awarded the Lifetime Influence Award from the National Assemblies of God. In 2015, she was featured once again as the cover story in “Ministries Today” magazine. In that feature article, Jeanne was once again heralded as the nation’s premiere voice in the training and raising up of youth leaders across our nation and in the world at large.

She is a regular columnist for Group Magazine and Ministries Today. She authored the popular leadership book, Thriving Youth Groups, as well as Uncensored: Dating, Friendship and Sex and the second book in the series, Uncensored: Finding God When He Feels Far Away. Her fourth book, JEANNEisms: Short Sentences That Echo Loud Meaning has also met with wide acclaim.

Jeanne’s life mantra comes from missionary Jim Elliot. His words capture the essence of her heart and life’s mission:

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”


Deanna Shrodes

Deanna is the Women’s Ministries Director for the Pen-Florida District of the Assemblies of God. She took on the role of director of PF Women at an extremely challenging time in the department’s history.  Under her leadership, the department paid off almost $75,000 of debt in six months of time as well as achieved a new level in reaching and empowering women across the state of Florida. Deanna is most passionate about investing in leaders and leadership health.  Deanna is an Assemblies of God ordained minister and has served as co-pastor alongside her husband Larry, for 29 years. Larry is lead pastor of Celebration Church Tampa (AG). Deanna is a speaker in demand in the United States and abroad, and is an accomplished musician, worship leader and recording artist. She is an award winning writer and contributing author of five highly acclaimed anthologies and sole author of the books, JUGGLE: Manage Your Time, Change Your Life, Worthy to Be FoundRESTORED: Pursuing Wholeness When a Relationship is Broken, and STRONGER: 30 Powerful Principles for Leaders,  all published by Entourage Publishing. Deanna has been featured in many publications worldwide, including The Huffington Post. Deanna and Larry make their home in the Tampa Bay area and have three children who are all serving God and His church.  The family has an amazing American bulldog named Max.  You can read Deanna’s blog at

Workshop List

Our Location this year:  Calvary Church of Orlando

Registration Information

Early Registration (Postmarked by February 15) – $60

Early Student Registration (Postmarked by February 15) – $30

General Registration (Postmarked by March 15) – $65

General Student Registration (Postmarked by March 15) – $35

After March 15 Walk-in Registration- $70

After March 15 Walk-in Student Registration- $40