Speakers & Special Guests
The Prestonwood Worship Team leads in powerful, genuine worship—true worship from the heart that leads us to focus on God, not on ourselves, and prepares us for a time of learning, fellowship and joy.
Nicki Koziarz is a Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker and best-selling author of the book and Lifeway Bible study 5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn't Quit. She is wife to Kris, mom to three girls, Taylor, Hope and Kennedy and one slightly famous pug, Herman. She and her family live just outside Charlotte, N.C., on their farm, affectionately called The Fixer Upper Farm.
"So let's not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't give up." -Galatians 6:9
Amanda Bible Williams likes words and books more than just about anything. She holds bachelor's degrees in English and psychology, nearly a master's in religion, and a deep love for a farmhouse east of Nashville, Tenn., where she lives with her husband and their three children. Chief Content Officer of She Reads Truth, Amanda spends her days happily rearranging sentences and explaining that her maiden name really is Bible.
Raechel Myers is always on the lookout for beauty, goodness, and truth in everyday life. Co-founder and CEO of She Reads Truth, Raechel has a bachelor's degree in housing and environmental design, and is not afraid to paint a whole house over a long weekend. She longs to cook artisanal meals, but loves Chinese takeout. She lives south of Nashville, Tenn., with her three favorite people.
Candace Payne gained online viral fame as "Chewbacca Mom." Her self-video, showing her wearing a talking Chewbacca mask and joyfully laughing as she heard it growl and speak like Star Wars character Chewbacca when she moved her mouth, was posted on May 19, 2016 to her Facebook page and within five days was viewed more than 140 million times. She has since been a featured guest on Good Morning, America; The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon; and The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Susan DeFace Washington was just your typical girl, born into a typical middle class family. She was the youngest of three children, living what everyone thought was a typical life. Turns out, everyone was wrong. Susan and her family endured heartbreaking tragedies and crippling addictions that devastated and almost destroyed them. Susan alone survived. Her story will take you from her years as a cheerleader to her serving time as a convicted felon, working on the prison pig farm, cleaning the slabs and feeding the pigs.