2015 Conference

March 15, 2015

St John Lutheran Church

Our ministry partners:

St John Lutheran Church
First Baptist Church
Cambo Films, Cameron Goad
Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee, Penny Felts
Gentle Shepherd Hospice

Our Vendors:

Rafiki Foundation (Vivian Mink)

Tastefully Simple (Jenny Nabywaniec)

Thirty-One Gifts (Kimberley Kirk)

Trades of Hope (Mary Kugler Fox)

For those of you who enjoyed the Tea Cup story shared at our event, you can download Nicola’s sequel here:
Tea Cup Sequel

meet our leaders

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Susan Stilwell

A Christian speaker and writer, Susan is passionate about God’s Word. Her enthusiasm is contagious as she teaches and shares her biblical insights. A Precept leader and voracious scripture memorizer, she inspires her audiences to dig deeper into the Word and hide it in their hearts.

Susan’s life verse is Romans 15:13,

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Connect with Susan on Twitter, FacebookInstagram  and SusanStilwell.com

Martie Byrd

Martie Byrd

Born and raised in Connecticut, Martie is now proud to call herself a Born Again Southerner. She’s a writer and speaker who blends humor, transparency and an abiding love of God’s word in a dynamic presentation. Hardly anyone ever falls asleep.

Martie is the author of two books: Little Ideas, Big Results and The Kids Drank Pickle Juice.

Her life verse is from Phil 2:15-16,  Shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life.

Connect with Martie on her website, MartieByrd.net


MarLane Knuppel

MarLane Knuppel is a singer/songwriter and worship leader who is passionate about using the gifts God has given her to draw others into the presence of the Lord.  She has been involved in worship ministry for over a decade leading worship for church services, retreats, and conferences.

Her life verse is Psalm 28:7,

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.

Connect with MarLane on Twitter, Facebook and MarLaneKnuppel.com

featured ministry

The Salvation Army – Turning Point Shelter, Roanoke VA

From Jamie Starkey, Executive Director:

The Salvation Army Turning Point was blessed to be a part of such a wonderful event. As a result of our partnership with Radiant Roanoke, The Turning Point shelter received donations of household goods and financial contributions. For weeks after the event, we had the opportunity to hear from participants who were blessed by our message, and as a result blessed us with donations for our Salvation Army Thrift Store.

The Radiant Roanoke Conference afforded us an opportunity to bring awareness to our work and, prayerfully, to reach women in need of our support.  

The shelter is always in need of family and household items.
Click for more info –> Turning Point Needs


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The responses from attendees:

Many hearts were blessed…I know mine was! Hope to see Radiant grow and grow!

This event was very obviously well organized and well thought-out. Thank you. Job well done!

I had never been to a one day retreat before. I felt like every detail was taken care of. Thank you for a lovely day.

My favorite part was the unifying factor for the Body.

I have been in charge of many women’s ministry events over the years…superb first time effort on your part! 

I loved the event. I liked how the schedule was broken up so you weren’t sitting for long periods of time.

Program was well planned out and very timely. Not a wasted moment. Thank you for a wonderful day.

I thought the day went very smoothly and I enjoyed it very much. I could tell that a lot of work went into making it a blessing to me and many.

It was a wonderful, relaxing day. Thank you all for the time you spent making this day a special day to praise God. 

Thank you for praying for us as we plan our next event