2018 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS
FOUNDER / CEO
Melissa Daniel Bain grew up in Muscle Shoals, AL, a Bible Belt town best known for FAME Recording Studios, W.C. Handy, and Helen Keller.
Melissa is a musician, theologian, budding writer, and speaker. Well acquainted with service travel and grief, she is passionate about helping people capture a truer picture of God while living out an active, engaged faith.
After years of travel with a well-established NGO, Melissa founded her own non-profit organization, The 610 Project, which works to break the cycle of poverty in Haiti through education and sustainable community development.
Melissa has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of North Alabama and a Master of Arts in Christian Thought from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN.
FOUNDER / CEO
Jeannell Darden, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering with a focus on Economic Decision Analysis from The Georgia Institute of Technology.
She’s had extensive experience in the consumer products, real estate, and business management consulting industries. With the support of her husband Lance, of 7 years, she exchanged her professional career to raise their 3 children and launch her own business.
She’s always had a passion for beauty and entrepreneurship, and after making the decision to stop chemically treating her hair in 2005, she recognized a void in the natural hair care industry and began researching and developing her moisturizing product line.
After years of research and development; Moisture Love previously Coco Curls launched in Atlanta, GA May 2008. Moisture Love is a collection of products that offers a higher degree of moisturization for women with textured hair. The brand is a platform that empowers women to confidently embrace their beauty, starting with building a loving relationship with their hair. Think of Moisture Love as your hair’s new hydration infatuation!
FOUNDER BIBLE BELLES
Founder of Bible Belles and award-winning author of The Adventures of Rooney Cruz series, Erin Weidemann is committed to changing the world’s current definition of beauty.
A five-time cancer survivor, Erin lives in San Diego, CA and speaks at events, conferences, fundraisers, churches, and schools. Funny and real, Erin is also the host of the Heroes For Her podcast, interviewing celebrities, actors, musicians, and other women who are living out their passions in line with their personal values
SVP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Natalie Born believes her purpose is to help others remove the lid off of their life and realize their true potential. As a strong proponent of women she desires to see them walk in their destiny. Natalie currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Business Development at Client Command.
Throughout her career she has leading major initiatives in over 18 countries, authored numerous articles, and speaks nationally. Natalie is married to Aaron and mother to two girls. They are members of Victory World Church and her husband serves on staff as the Men’s Pastor. Natalie serves in Thrive Today, a ministry which empowers women in the workplace.
FOUNDER WORTH THE WAIT REVOLUTION
Dr. Lindsay Marsh Warren, originally from Shaker Heights, Ohio, attended The George Washington University for undergraduate school, medical school and her residency training, specializing in anesthesiology. Dr. Warren is currently a staff anesthesiologist practicing with Aisthesis Partners in Anesthesia.
During her tenure at GWU, she was chosen as an Early Selection Honoree for the School of Medicine as a sophomore and was exempt from taking the MCAT. After her senior year she was ordained as a minister.
In 2006, Lindsay founded the Worth The Wait Revolution (WTWR), an abstinence movement that is the counter-culture to the "sexploitation" of our day. Over the years, WTWR has hosted Galas, Runway Events and small groups promoting sexual purity, accountability, maturity and transparency.
In 2006, she also released her first book, The Best Sex of My Life: A Guide To Purity, where she shares the journey of maintaining her virginity until marriage. In her second book, The Best Sex of My Life: Confessions of A Sexual Purity Revolution, released in 2013, she discusses healthy dating, courtship and engagement, while featuring the narratives of those who have been impacted by Worth The Wait Revolution. In 2014, she released her first children’s book, titled, I Am Worth The Wait. Her children’s book promotes self-esteem, self-worth, and self-confidence, while teaching the alphabet and new vocabulary words to young children. Her books have gained wide popularity and have impacted many.
Lindsay has been featured on CNN’s Young People Who Rock, BET’s Lift Every Voice, NPR and The Washington Post.
On October 30, 2010, she married her handsome husband, Gareth Warren. They are the happy parents of their beautiful daughters, Grace, Charis and Hannah. Most importantly, Lindsay gives all the glory and honor to God for His love, favor and amazing faithfulness.