WNY Women of Worship
Saturday, April 13, 2019 
​The Wesley Chapel 
at Houghton College



Group Rates Available (10 or more)
Contact: Hannah.Zgrablich@houghton.edu
​for more information

Event Description

We invite you to join women from all over the region in an amazing one-day event that will lift, restore, and motivate your spirit in the name of God. 

Tickets are non-refundable, but fully transferable.

The event will take place at the Wesley Chapel on the Houghton College Campus

JJ Heller

She’s less like a rock star, and more like a friend you would share a cup of coffee with in your kitchen. Storyteller, singer/ songwriter, JJ Heller is bridging that gap and uniting women’s audiences across the country.

With over 15 years of full-time experience in front of audiences, JJ has a way of drawing in listeners of all ages with stories and songs from the perspective of a woman juggling the roles of wife, mother and career artist.

While best known for her songs which have been featured nationwide on K-LOVE and other radio stations, JJ also is a gifted storyteller.

JJ is committed to spreading a message of hope to women in an increasingly complex, competitive and confusing world. Somehow JJ effortlessly delves into this territory with a combination of heartfelt lyrics and stirring melodies. Her songs disarm audiences, while also inspiring them at the same time. An evening with JJ often leads to audiences laughing one moment, crying the next, while feeling inspired to embrace all that life has to offer with a whole heart.

Carol McLeod

Carol McLeod says, “I am just a girl who is head over heels in love with Jesus ... passionately addicted to His Word ... and find all of the joy that I need in time spent in His presence."                                              

Carol is a Christmas-aholic, loves ACC basketball and burying her toes in the sand at the beach! Like all post-menopausal women, she is overly fond of chocolate and enjoys a good read. She doesn't like cleaning her house and is an expert in carry-out dinners. She hates to shop … loves to jog … and somehow finds time in her busy life to hang out with small children. She is the kind of woman that you could laugh with over lunch, cry with over disappointment, and shout with over a victory!

Carol is a best-selling author and popular speaker at women's conferences and retreats, where she teaches the Word of God with great joy and enthusiasm. She also hosts highly successful Just Joy! outreaches. Carol encourages and empowers women with passionate and practical biblical messages mixed with her own special brand of hope and humor.  

Carol has written nine books. She is a devotional writer for YouVersion with 9 devotionals in current circulation and is among their most popular authors. Carol also writes a weekly blog, “Joy For the Journey” that has been named in the Top 50 Faith Blogs for Women. Carol also has a weekly column in “Ministry Today”.  

September McCarthy

September has been speaking for Women’s Groups, Conferences and Churches for many years.

Her heart speaks the truth of encouragement and experience to many women, spanning the generations with a message of hope.

September is the author of {Why} Motherhood Matters, with Harvest House Publishers. She leads small group studies, and mentors moms and women in the areas of life that God has led her through and taught her lessons from the life. Her favorite part of speaking and sharing the messages in the heart of her book, is connecting in real-life and in person with the women she wrote this book for.

September is also the founder of Raising Generations Today, a non-profit ministry and Conference to inspire women with hope.

Terese Main

In addition to being 1/3 of Family Life Network morning show's Assitant Program Director and Music Director, Terese's voice is also heard on Christian radio stations in Florida, Minnesota, Wisconsin, California, Kansas, Indiana and Delaware. After growning up in Dryden, NY, and attending Ithaca College, she moved to Rochester. Terese has spent her whole life in the Family Life listening area and has come to appreciate the beauty and wonder of this part of the country.

Sarah Derck

Sarah serves as Chair and Asst. Professor of Old Testament in the Department of Biblical Studies, Theology, and Philosophy at Houghton College. She loves to preach and is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. She has served as both a college chaplain and an associate pastor in an urban church plant in Manchester, England.  Her particular areas of research and teaching interest include Wisdom literature, biblical women, and preaching from the Old Testament.  

​Sarah and her husband, Joshua, love to travel, browse antique shops, and read and snuggle with their children, Joseph and Miriam. Sarah completed her Ph.D. thesis in 2012, titled "Barrenness Beyond the Narratives: An Examination of Barrenness as a Symbol of God's (Dis)Favour in Hebrew Scripture." She has written two commentaries for the New Beacon Bible Commentary series, Ruth and Song of Songs (forthcoming 2019), and contributed articles to many scholarly and popular publications.



Hannah Zgrablich Ogden
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1 Willard Avenue
Houghton, NY 14744
United States

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