Speakers

Elder Monique Williams

Conference host, Sought After Itinerant Speaker, and Entrepreneur but most importantly she is saved….Monique Williams was baptized and filled with the Holy Ghost in 1984 and accepted the call into the ministry at the age of 16 under the pastorate of Bishop Fred Majors at Christ Temple Apostolic Faith Church in Dayton, Ohio. Monique was ordained an Elder in the Lord’s Church by Bishop J. D. Ellis of the Pentecostal Churches of Christ. In recent years, Elder Williams has exploded onto the national scene and has been blessed to preach an teach throughout the country and abroad. She has been entrusted and anointed with a relevant and life changing Word that is setting captives free, destroying yokes and breaking chains. Elder Williams walks in a mixture of humility and apostolic boldness and recognizes that she has been called to the kingdom “for such a time as this!”

Elder Monique is married to Sr. Pastor Tony L. Williams of River of Life Ministries where she also serves as Co-Pastor. Together they are raising a beautiful family. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner and owns River Family Medicine, a primary care office in Euclid, Ohio.

Leslie Wright

Co-lead pastor at LifeWay Church in New Philadelphia, Ohio. She is married to Travis and they have four children. Leslie has been in ministry for over 20 years, and she is passionate about seeing people come to know Jesus Christ. She is also a gifted communicator and teacher.Leslie grew up in a Christian home and she has been in love with Jesus since she was a little girl. At the age of 14, she felt a call to the mission field and she gave her full yes to God. After graduating from Bible school, she and her husband Travis felt the tug from the Holy Spirit to come back home. They didn’t expect home to be the mission field they were headed to, but God birthed a love and fire in them for New Philadelphia and Tuscarawas county. Leslie and Travis have been youth pastors at LifeWay Church for 8 years and co-lead pastors for the last 4.5 years. Their journey has been full of glory in birthing their four babies, learning Jesus through deep grief, and seeing Jesus do the miraculous right before their eyes and in their hearts.Leslie is passionate that all will know Jesus Christ. She believes that He is everything and she is excited to share His love with others. She is a gifted communicator and teacher, and she is always looking for new ways to reach people with the gospel.

Brenda Mason Young

Brenda Mason Young is a grateful woman with a full and blessed life. Married to Charles Young (also a minister) for 45 years before his death in 2019, they have three children and nine grandchildren. She has pastored In one capacity or another for 45+ years, 27 as lead pastor of Cornerstone Church in Akron, Ohio. Since her retirement, she now serves as counseling and care pastor there. She is the author of five books, and is a freelance writer for several publications.

Besides Jesus, her family, Cornerstone Church, and her community, her huge passion is Clear Blue Global Water Project. This nonprofit organization, started through a passionate sermon at Cornerstone, provides clean, safe water to desperately needy locations around the world since June 2007. More than 490 projects have been provided in 24 different countries, with nearly $3 million dollars donated.

Cassie Brown

Founder of On Purpose Consulting Group, a nonprofit that helps women live their lives on purpose, for purpose, and with purpose. She is also the founder of Grit & Glitz, a local women in business community that creates connection, community, encouragement, and empowerment. Cassie is a nurse, wife, mother, and community activist. She focuses on holistic leadership strategy, coaching, content, and community. She is bi-vocational and has been serving her community for the past 17 years as a registered nurse in varying fields, including oncology, emergency room, and home care.Cassie is passionate about being salt and light, living her life on mission, and serving her local community. She also serves in her church leading discipleship and worship. She is passionate about helping those who are in the world but not of it, and to help others understand the cost of caring and how to effectively manage combat fatigue and burnout.Cassie has a Master’s degree from Wheaton College in Leadership and Evangelism through the Propel Women Cohort. She, her husband Nic, and their two daughters live in Uhrichsville, Ohio with their cat.

Panelists

Jodi Salvo

Jodi Salvo is the Director of Prevention Services at OhioGuidestone. Holding a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Marywood University and certification as an Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant, she leads comprehensive school-based prevention education and the Empower Tusc coalition. Jodi is an active public speaker and serves on the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapy Board. She holds leadership roles in Ohio’s Statewide Prevention Coalition Association and the Ohio Prevention Professionals Association.Jodi Salvo has a deep love for Tuscarawas County and is running for Ohio State Representative for District 51. Her commitment includes promoting local control, reducing government overreach, supporting small businesses, and tackling critical community issues such as suicide, addiction, and mental health.

Erin Miller

Erin Miller is the Coordinator of the Breathe Women’s Conference.  Besides that she is a homemaker and homeschooling boy mom.  She has her Bachelor's Degree in Bible Ministries from Cairn University.  She is a lover of a good story, both to tell and to listen.  Life is always an adventure with the Miller family, thus so many stories.  She loves to see people thrive in their God given purpose and show others the love of Christ.

Kendra Kauffman

I’ve been married to my pastor for 29 years.  We have 5 children. Two are married and we have 3 grandchildren. Co-Founder of 58:12 Global (that’s also my job) 58:12 Global is Bringing hope and healing to the most vulnerable. We have 5 locations: Holmes Co Ohio, Haiti, Thailand, Kenya and Uganda. Isaiah 58:12 ‘then you will be know as a rebuilder of walls and a restorer of homes.’Certified Enneagram Coach A few things I enjoy: reading, singing, down time, my back porch.

Cathleen Misko

Lover of Life…I have walked through this adventurous life with Jesus, my sweet husband of 36 years, our fantastic 6 children (plus the beautiful people they have brought into our family including the most precious granddaughters), and a great family and dear friends.. I am an educator and encourager.  I am curious and creative. The Lord has asked me to shine my light for Him and to love well.