Embrace Your Story
“Come to be inspired to envision God’s call on your life and discover how your story can be used by Him to help change the world, one story at a time”.
Date: May 4-7, 2023
Location: Best Western GranTree Inn 1325 North 7th Ave Bozeman MT 59715
With registration you get full access to the entire conference, all workshops and one meal.
Proceeds from conference will go to funding Flutter Farm. Flutter Farm will be a place that will help women and children who have been trafficked.
Elevate Women Speakers:
Her story has inspired the box office and now international movie, LIFEMARK, which originated from the documentary “I Lived on Parker Avenue” where she reunites with her birth son 19 years after he was placed for adoption. Sharing from a birthmother’s perspective, Melissa’s story raises the rough, tough, loving, selfless raw truth of the adoption option. Melissa brings the perfectly imperfect beauty of adoption through her unfiltered truth. A secret for 19 years, even from those closest to her, including her mom and dad, she shares from her heart about the pregnancy, how her birth son was less than five seconds away from being a non-existent person and why she chose adoption. Her heart for God and people shines through her speaking as she assists families in unplanned pregnancies, helps to raise support for pregnancy centers and maternity homes in addition to speaking for other nonprofit organizations, schools, and churches. Having the opportunity to make cameo appearances in LIFEMARK re-lit a fire in Melissa to live out a life-long dream and she is now performing as an actress and working in the film industry. In addition to being a national speaker, Melissa is also in the process of writing her autobiography and working to launch her nonprofit ministry, Life Stories Matter, to help others have a platform to share their stories. Melissa says that telling your story is where your healing begins.
Dawn Long is a quintessential outdoor Montana adventurer, her work and passions have lead her outside of Montana boundaries. She is a professional actress who came up through the humble beginnings and feels she is only at the beginning of her callings, vision and passions. Dawn has acted in supporting and leading roles. Including feature films of the Montana Indie Take Two, Family Friendly Treasure Lies. Most proud to be a part of the well known, theatrically released, and recently distributed film LIFEMARK. LIFEMARK is based on a true story valuing adoption, life and love. Produced by Kirk Cameron and the Kendrick brothers. Dawn has a drive to advocate for and share meaningful causes, stories and characters, that lead people to the very best they were created to be.
Connie W. Coleman
As CEO of a local pregnancy center, she is the voice for pro- life within and outside her community. Connie led the North Texas Coalition of Pregnancy Centers partnered with Texas Alliance for Life. Assisted local legislators in crafting language both for local and national efforts in the pro-life movement. Her training in pro-life ethics and apologetics opened doors for her to travel the country speaking at national conferences, teaching workshops, and leading business leadership training. As current role of Essentials Director of Passion Life she trains and equips pregnancy center leaders in the basic elements that help take them to the next level. As a catalyst, Connie mentors those who are pushing themselves to grow in their ministry and service. Through prayer and biblical service, she works to pull the best out of them and give them the direction they need to thrive in their work. Her passion is walking in her calling and purpose to serve Jesus and help others to grow through the truths of His word.
Laura Lynn Hughes
Laura Lynn Hughes is an author, international speaker, and teacher, and a human rights activist. She is a board member and volunteer at Alpha Pregnancy Clinic and co-founder of A Movement of Love post-abortive ministry. Author of Choose Zoe: A Story of Unplanned Pregnancy and the Case for Life, Laura speaks regularly about the sanctity of human life, pregnancy, fetal development, human trafficking, online sexual exploitation of children, and post-abortion trauma and recovery in community colleges, high schools, churches, and conferences. Laura is a short-term missionary for Liberty Church in Fairfield, California, and serves as a His Hands Support Ministries Coordinator for the Philippines, partnering with the CURE foundation. A mother of five and grandmother of eleven, she owns a photography studio and lives in northern California.
Karla Sutter is the founder and CEO of Flutter Inc. and Elevate Her Life. She passionately brings hope through speaking. As a former Executive Director of a Pregnancy Center, she brings a unique perspective. During her tenure, the center more than doubled their budget using her direction and ideas.
She is a Bright Course Trainer with Heritage House. Her Elevate your Center training gives hope to pregnancy centers by providing proven strategic planning advice. Karla is the author of several hope filled books including, “Positive: A Story of Hope”, “Waiting: A Story About God’s Timing”, and “Flutter”, a children’s book.
She has created “Stop the Traffic” training and resources for pregnancy centers, plus she volunteers for the Gallatin County Anti-Trafficking Task Force.
Shelley Ibarra is a survivor of childhood sexual exploitation, which gives her the passion to help women and children that have come out of trafficking. At 20 years old she gave her life to the Lord and has served Him earnestly since. She has served with “The Rain Worship Project” traveling doing worship conferences and weekend revivals. Life changing mission trip to Bolivia with her teenage daughter. She served on the board of “Awaken Your Lioness Spirt”, a ministry for women coming out of prison to help in their transition. She has 5 beautiful girls who she homeschooled for 15 years and has 4 granddaughters.
Currently serving as President of “Flutter INC”. She is working in marketing, expanding fundraising, and event planning. She is part of the team for Flutter Farms, soon to be a place where women and children will find their healing after being trafficked.
Her passion is personal development and working with women to become the greatest version of themselves.
Lolitha Terry is the CEO and founder of P5B Enterprises through P5B she is a speaker for women’s conferences and events nationally. Lolitha is the author of “The P5 Blessings From Pain to Peace, Purpose, Prosperity and Power”. She also authored “Girl Get Your Power Back”, a journal that transformed into a movement that will help you to understand where you are now and how you can move into your next level of Power and Prosperity.
Lolitha is a life/ spiritual coach where she graciously pours into the lives of women.
Her passion is inspiring women to seek divine healing, enter into peace, discover her purpose, experience abundance and prosperity in all aspects of life.