I Can Do One Thing: My Journey to Reducing Waste – Nikki Andrews
Make and Take workshop! Join me as I share about how I worship God through reducing the
only landfill I can control – my garbage can. Learn about the 5 R’s of reducing waste and even
start your journey by making a product you can take home!
Nikki Andrews is a wife, mom of 2, Kindergarten Aide, and owner of Sankoty Sustainables, a
reduce waste retail store located in Central IL.
Cultivating Your Leadership – Beth Fredrickson
Women are leaders. We lead people from children to the elderly, men and women, from
classrooms to hospital rooms to board rooms and beyond. We lead businesses, schools,
nonprofit organizations, volunteers, congregations and more. Whatever your leadership role,
your continuous growth as a person and as a leader are critical to your own well-being, to the
well-being of those you lead and to a flourishing mission. In this workshop, we will share
stories, ask questions and explore some specific ways to pay attention to our leadership,
cultivating our holistic growth so we may serve a greater good.
Beth Fredrickson serves Central Conference churches and Covenant Harbor and Covenant Point
Bible camps as the executive director of Harbor Point Ministries. She is grateful to have been
mentored by women leaders who stepped up and stepped out, embracing God’s call to lead
with heart and mind.
Your Money Story – Karen Palmberg
Join her as she highlighting how we each view money and how we can view it through God’s
eyes and experience real freedom. Her passion is helping people get their finances and their
financial lives in order so they are free to serve God in any way He calls them.
Karen Palmberg works as a Financial Services Representative for Covenant Trust Company. She began working with Covenant Trust in 2013 while living in Turlock, CA and now serves in the
Central conference, officing at the Holmstad Covenant Living campus, as well as serving at
North Park Seminary as financial coach for seminary students.
You can’t take a child to a place you’ve never been – Sarah Winter
This work shop will take you back to your authentic connection to God. As we guide our
children to be disciples of Christ, we must remember our own stories that define who we are
and how we live our lives. Through conversation and Spiritual Practices we will be reminded of
the uniquely beautiful way that God has created and provided for each of us so that we can
shepherd and empower our children and our families on their spiritual journeys.
Sarah Winter has been serving children and families in ministry for over 10 years. She is a
graduate of NorthPark Theological Seminary and is pursuing her certificate in Spiritual Direction.
Her approach to ministry is relationship-based; it is through our community that our spiritual life
is enhanced and our relationship with Christ is deepened. She lives in Hoffman Estates with her
husband and three kids and loves to read, drink Chai Tea Lattes and be outside with her friends
Haiti Missionary – Karina Paul
My husband taught me that it doesn’t cost anything to dream big for God. So as a young married couple, we had dreams to serve others. In 2011, after getting married, we decided to start a ministry in the community of LaVictoria, Haiti, the place my husband grew up in. We started our non-for-profit organization called Sustainable Action International. Come learn about the amazing things God has done through our dreams for him.
Karina Paul – husband Evens, daughters Mayra (16), Abbey (7), Hannah (5), and my son Lulu (14) are Global Personnel in Haiti. They have been working in Haiti for over 10 years. They moved there permanently in 2018, but because of COVID, came back to the states for the past two years. They work specifically in community development in LaVictoria, Haiti. As a family, they love to eat mangos, read, and have people over at their house. Karina received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at North Park University in 2003, a master’s degree in Teaching and Leadership from St. Xaviers University in 2015, and another master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University in 2022.
Camina Hacia Adelante con Propósito – Norma Ramos Supera las barreras que te impiden avanzar
en un momento como este.
Norma Ramos es Pastora Asociada en la Iglesia del Pacto Peniel (Chicago, IL). Ella ha servido
en la Conferencia Central como Asistente Administrativa y en la denominación como Gerente
de Servicios Ministerial de Operaciones. Ella se ha desempeñado como Tesorera de la Iglesia
(Concilio), Grupo de Alabanza y Adoración, Ministerio de Niños y Jóvenes y Ministerio de
Damas en su iglesia local desde 1998.