CWS Speakers


Lysa TerKeurst is president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and the New York Times best-selling author of The Best Yes, Unglued, Made to Crave, and 16 other books.

As president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lysa and her team have led thousands to make their walk with God an invigorating journey through daily online devotionals, radio programs, online Bible studies, speaker/writing training, and more.

Lysa was recently awarded the Champions of Faith Author Award and has been published in multiple publications such as Focus on the Family and CNN online. Additionally, she has appeared on the Today Show as one of the leading voices in the Christian community.

Each year, Lysa is a featured keynote presenter at more than 40 events across North America, including the Women of Joy Conferences and the Catalyst Leadership Conference. She has a passion for equipping women to share their stories for God’s glory through Proverbs 31 Ministries’ annual She Speaks Conference and writer training program, COMPEL: Words That Move People.

Lysa’s personal adventure of following God captured national media attention when she and her husband adopted two teenage boys from a war-torn orphanage in Liberia, Africa. They never imagined their decision would start a chain reaction within their community, which inspired other families to adopt over 45 children from the same orphanage! Lysa’s amazing story led to appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The 700 Club, USA Today newspaper, Woman’s Day magazine, and Focus on the Family radio.


LARA CASEY was born in Washington, D.C. but spent most of her youth on the shores of Pensacola Beach, Florida. Lara graduated with honors from Carnegie Mellon University and studied art and design at Yale University. Lara has worked as a personal trainer in Manhattan and served as a contributor to Shapemagazine. Lara is a believer in the “impossible,” helping women to live on purpose through the many hats she wears in her parent company, Lara Casey Media.

She is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Southern Weddings magazine, where they encourage couples to plan a meaningful beginning to married life. Lara is also the founder of the Making Things Happen movement, a nationally-acclaimed workshop that has been sold out for the last six years and has toured over 40 cities. Mrs. Casey frequently speaks on goal-setting, faith, mission-centered business, and how to make what matters happen.

Her first book, Make it Happen: Surrender Your Fear, Take the Leap, Live on Purpose, recently released nationwide through Thomas Nelson publishers. Lara loves to garden, explore local farms, and she wishes her neighborhood would let her have chickens. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, Ari, and their bubbly daughter, Grace.


The road that brought Lindsay to lettering feels paradoxically windy and straight at the same time. At any rate, this little shop has been decades in the making. She dreamt up first stationery line when she was five and took a calligraphy class when she was 10, went to school to become a graphic designer, graphic designed, started creating custom wedding invitations, started addressing said invitations, and fell madly in love with lettering (and Dugan). After years of focusing on custom work and event stationery, Lindsay decided to step out in faith and create a shop in 2012. She places a high value in surrounding herself with beautiful and inspiring things, and felt that she wanted to use the gifts God’s blessed her with in order to make meaningful art that people can put in their own spaces and be inspired by. She is so blessed to be able to do what she loves every day.

Lindsay loves authenticity, creating, iced coffee, playing with her beautiful daughter Eva Love, trying out new vegan recipes, exploring fun spots in Nashville with her traveling-pastor husband and lettering – mostly with a Sharpie in hand, music on, candle going, and more iced coffee. (Check out her blog and Instagram for the latest!)

Lindsay’s Lettering can also be seen on the pages of or products in Hobby Lobby, Bread & Wine, Studio Calico, MOMCon, The Nesting Place, Snapfish, Victoria’s Secret Style Guide, Southern Weddings Magazine, Lulu & Georgia, Emily Ley and Mary & Martha.


Atlanta-based artist Britt Bass Turner explores the juxtaposition of medium, texture, color and shape in her work. Relying on process and intuition, Britt searches for ways to create subtleties and surprises through fine details and passageways.

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