Women of Worship

WNY Women of Worship 
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 9am
The Wesley Chapel at Houghton College

Sponsored By:


Conference Ticket
Includes: Conference and Lunch. Tickets are non-refundable.

VIP Experience (ONLY 50 Available)
Includes: Front section seating, signed JJ Heller CD, meet & greet with speakers and separate refreshment area Tickets are non-refundable

Vendor Booth Space
You must be pre-approved before purchasing your ticket. Please email Hannah.Zgrablich@houghton.edu for approval. Ticket is non-refundable.

Vendors Only: Boxed Lunch Option
Vendors Only: Option to purchase boxed lunch that will be delivered to your booth space during the day. Lunch includes choice of sandwich, chips, cookies and water

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.

Event Location:
Wesley Chapel
1 Willard Ave
Houghton, NY 14744

Speakers and Guests

JJ Heller

JJ HellerShe’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 on Family Life 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 McleodCarol 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 MccarthySeptember McCarthy is the wife to one amazing builder and a home educating mother to ten beautiful children. She is juggling the seasons of life, from motherhood, currently spanning adult children to toddlers, and now a grandmother to the next generation. September writes and speaks with a heart of compassion for broken lives and shares hope in her words to women in every season of life.

She is the founder and director of the non-profit ministry, Raising Generations Today. She hosts and directs annual Conferences and speaks nationally to share the hope she holds onto daily to navigate life’s waters. September holds no claim on having it all together, and speaks with a voice and heart of encouragement and hope to women.

September is the author of {Why} Motherhood Matters, with Harvest House Publishers. She leads small group studies and mentors women through discipleship and speaking.

September lives a rural life, with her growing family, chickens, gardening, shelves overflowing with books and a passion to live present in her calling to share the gospel in her every day. Her family is her #1 priority and her heart is always at home. She believes in new mercies every day and fresh grace on everyone she meets.

Sarah Derck

Sarah DerckSarah 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.

Terese Main

Terese MainIn addition to being 1/3 of Family Life Network morning show’s Assistant 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.


8:30-9:30am Doors Open | Registration | Coffee
9:30-9:40am Terese Main
9:40-9:55am Worship Band
9:55-10:45am September McCarthy
10:45-11:00am Worship Band
11:00-11:45am Lunch (Group A) & Sarah Derck (Group B)
12:00-12:45pm Lunch (Group B) & Sarah Derck (Group A)
1:00-1:15pm Terese Main
1:15-2:45pm JJ Heller
2:45-3:00pm Break
3:00-3:45pm Carol McLeod
3:45-4:00pm Worship Band & Terese Main
4:00-4:45pm VIP Meet and Greet in the Recital Hall (for VIP Ticket holders only)


Is your business interested in having a booth at Women of Worship?

Contact: Hannah.Zgrablich@houghton.edu