Introducing 2019 Conference
Natasha Short is a descendant of the Jaru people of the East Kimberley.
Natasha grew up in a Christian home, met Christ at a young age, and continues to see God’s hand in all circumstances of her life.
Recently Natasha launched into her business Kimberley Birds, and now operates full time in this space.
Natasha is married with two teenage children and lives in Kununurra, W.A. Her husband, Jamie, works as a school chaplain at a local school, heads up street chaplains, teaches at their local church and is heavily involved in youth programs.
Natasha combines her Christian beliefs with her business to influence social change locally and nationally.
Information on Kimberley Birds can be found here
Elective speakers and topics
Elective sessions are held on Saturday only. You'll have an opportunity at the conference to choose your two preferred electives.
"Everything you ever wanted to know about Anxiety but too frightened to ask"
Julia Lohmeyer is a registered nurse, and has worked in many areas of specialised nursing and care. Julia is currently employed at Red Cliffs secondary college as a school nurse, and her specialised training includes psychiatric qualifications.
If you have experienced any level of anxiety, or have a loved one who may be struggling, this is a great opportunity to find some answers to any questions you may have.
Tanika Thorne + Team
“Please hear me, Girl: The world has enough women who know how to do their hair. It needs women who know how to do hard and holy things.” - Ann Voskamp.
I am incredibly excited to host a panel discussion with girls who ‘get it.’ This is not your average ‘girl talk.’ We’re on a mission to point others towards Jesus, to talk about ‘the hard and holy things’ and to be 100% real and genuine when sharing.
We’re not experts, we’re your everyday girls who have learned things on our own journey and want to pass the lessons on. We’ll be looking forward to chatting with the youngest generation in their teens and twenties, answering questions and sharing God’s truth on a variety of topics.
This is a two-part elective, with the first having a focus on what our panel are passionate about and have learnt through God’s leading over the years. We’ll be collecting questions during our Part A session so that in our Part B session we can share in an open room discussion that is both relevant and worthwhile.
This is something to bring your friends to because you don’t want them to miss out on all the love, joy and laughs to be experienced in the room. It’s not girl talk, it’s real talk because we are discussing what really matters.
Here’s a clue - it’s not about how you do your hair.
In this elective we'll be chatting about what is means to be raising our boys in todays challenging world, and recognising the influcence mothers have on their sons. I won't pretend to have all the answers, but let's navigate some of the challenges and issues our sons are facing, and look into what the Bible says about parenting.
I am a married mother of 4 sons, aged 23, 21, 18 and 15. I am the Family Ministries Elder at the Red Cliffs Church of Christ, and have been volunteering in Women's and Children's Ministries for 20 years.
I acknowledge mothering can be fulfilling and wonderful, but it can also be bewildering, complex and often lonely. I find so much joy in the power of women coming together to nurture and encourage one another, and look forward to sharing with you in this elective. ~ Angela
A Conversation on Prayer
Prayer can be a difficult concept to grasp especially when we are talking to an invisible God. Let’s have a chat about what prayer is, what it means to us and how we can include prayer into our everyday much better than we have?
I am the Women’s Ministry Deacon at the Mildura Church of Christ. I am by no means an expert on Prayer, but I am striving to learn more about it and to include it in my everyday life in a more natural way. Let’s get encouragement from each other and come together to have a ‘Conversation on Prayer’. ~ Diane