We are excited to welcome KERRI POMAROLLI as the keynote speaker for our annual Bloom Women’s Conference to be held in the Worship Center on Saturday, April 29.
Women of all ages from 13 and up are invited to enjoy this inspiring and fun-filled 1-day event. In addition to our general session with Pomarolli, we will offer a variety of breakout sessions to choose from featuring inspirational women from all walks of life.

Registration is only $20/person and includes lunch. Childcare available by request. Don’t miss out! Register today!


This year’s theme is “Beauty for Ashes” based on Isaiah 61:3. It is our prayer that through our times of worship, teaching, prayer, and breakout sessions, you will find that God can take the pains and struggles you may be dealing with and turn them into something beautiful.


9:30amGeneral Session (Worship Center)
10:50amBreakout Session
11:50amLunch (Gym)
12:15pmPanel (Gym)
1:20pmBreakout Session
2:30pmGeneral Session (Worship Center)

KERRI POMAROLLI – Keynote Speaker

Kerri Pomarolli is a national headlining stand up comedian who is passionate about her faith. As a former recurring character on soaps such as Port Charles, Young and the Restless and a few parts in movies, Kerri Pomarolli was attracting big hitters in the industry. She came to Hollywood searching out that one role that would make her famous but found compromising her faith was not worth a star on the Walk of Fame. One night after much prayer it was apparent that God had other plans for her – Pomarolli was to do stand up. She was led to her first gig, in all places, at the world-famous Hollywood Improv. Although she performed in front of a very secular crowd, Pomarolli was the only performer asked to come back. That was 12 years ago and Kerri has become one of “Hollywood’s biggest Christian Spokespeople” ever since, working with everyone from Jay Leno, Jim Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Carol Channing and Jerry Lewis. She’s been featured on The Tonight Show 29 times, Comedy Central, ABC and many more. Kerri’s latest two books, Confessions of a Proverbs 32 Woman and She Rises Late and Her Kids Make Her Breakfast: Devotions for the Proverbs 32 Woman, hit the bestsellers list on Amazon. She is a screenwriter who sold her second film script to the Hallmark Channel. Kerri is sure to make you laugh, make you cry, and inspire you to grow in your faith walk with God.

Learn more about Kerri

JENNIFER DUNCAN – Conference Host

Jennifer Duncan is English professor at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College specializing in composition and literature. She also serves as Curriculum Director on the Executive Leadership Team for Rise Up!, a Christian after-school program currently ministering in 22 schools in the Metro Atlanta area. Jennifer is married to Jason, a pastor at Mount Paran North, and together they’re raising Jack and Lucy to be awesome humans!

Jennifer grew up in a large family who believed that children are at the heart of God’s kingdom plan. Together with aunts, uncles, and cousins, they traveled around South Carolina conducting VBS, camps, and holiday programs which is where Jennifer got comfortable doing ANYTHING on a stage. She now combines the excitement of God’s word with her professional training in literature to craft high-energy presentations that teach children about God’s unconditional love! Jennifer attended Emmanuel College, The University of South Carolina, and The University of Tennessee, where she earned multiple degrees in English and literature. She is returning for her second year as Bloom Conference Host.

SAVANNAH OGLE – Conference Worship Leader

Savannah Ogle serves as the Assistant Worship Pastor at Mount Paran North. She graduated from Lee University in 2019 with a degree in Music & Worship and has been leading worship since she was in high school. Savannah fell in love with the Word and presence of God at an early age. She has a passion for helping people encounter Holy Spirit in a deep way, and her love for creativity and songwriting continues to inspire her as a musician and disciple of Jesus. If you’ve met Savannah, you know she loves to jump and shout while worshiping, but her favorite moments are when the whisper of Holy Spirit feels so close, and the whole room is standing in reverence of the majesty of God. It’s those moments that always bring Savannah back to why she does what she does.



Whether she’s teaching God’s word to women or engaging with her four kids as a “stay-at-home” mom, Jamie Clayton’s mission is to know God and make Him known. Through the international ministry of Bible Study Fellowship (BSF), Jamie is privileged to lead women to discover the life-changing truth of who God is and how he is specifically calling them to follow Him through the in-depth study of His Word. Outside of ministry, Jamie loves traveling with her family and exploring history through reading.


Kia Stephens is the founder of Entrusted Women, which she created to equip Christian women communicators of color. A contributing writer for iBelieve.com, Beloved Women, Proverbs 31 Ministries, and Crosswalk, she is a recurring speaker at She Speaks, the Beloved Women’s Conference, and the Entrusted Women’s Conference. Kia’s writing has been featured on (in)courage and Ann Voskamp’s blog. She has also been a featured guest on the Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast, Chrystal’s Chronicles with Chrystal Evans Hurst, Better Together with Barb Roose, and The Dream of You Podcast with Jo Saxton.


As experienced and esteemed public speakers, Dr. Heiberger and Ms. Hardaway aim to deliver education, inspiration, and entertainment to a variety of audiences. They strive to make every event a memorable experience, placing a large emphasis on delivering actionable content. Get ready to be inspired in an authentic way that leaves you ready to conquer your goals.

Dr. Heiberger is a dynamic and entertaining speaker in her 22nd year as a full-time educator. Her exceptional gifts as a strategist allow her to make practical insights to life lessons with presentations that are unforgettable and humorous.  Her words will touch your heart; her ideas will change your life. Reneé has earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Cumberland University and a Doctorate in Adult Learning/Staff Development from Regent University. She resides with her husband and daughter in Atlanta, Georgia and is currently an academic coach at an elementary school.

Ms. Hardaway is a dynamic, energizing, and professional motivational speaker with great expertise and insight into the critical needs of today’s leaders. Her undergraduate degree in Business Administration led to a career as a probation officer in the judicial system. Vanessa has gone on to earn a Master of Arts in Elementary Education and has been teaching for 20 years. Her down-to-earth speaking style, practicality, sense of humor, and numerous stories and examples make her ideas clear and accessible to her audiences. She has the unique ability to both inform and inspire excellence. Vanessa’s engaging people skills, wit, and humor make her a delight for all to hear. She resides in Fayetteville, NC and currently teaches Kindergarten.


A Professor Emeritus for Reinhardt University and highly regarded Spirit-led Bible teacher, Thelma Rogers has taught Bible classes at Mount Paran North for over 30 years. She has a deep desire to see the Body of Christ share in the dynamic of God’s love and revelation. Her heart for God combined with her gifts of teaching and coaching ensure that anyone attending her classes are forever changed as they experience the Holy Spirit and learn from His word.

Rogers is joined by her daughter-in-law, Kaye Rogers (Teacher, Worship Leader) and grand-daughters Brittany Calhoun (Children’s Pastor) and Kady Carroll (Worship Leader and Teacher). This family team will share insights into how to nurture multi-generational faith and inspire you to establish a Godly heritage in your own family.

To all who mourn in Israel,
    he will give a crown of beauty for ashes,
a joyous blessing instead of mourning,
    festive praise instead of despair.
In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks
    that the Lord has planted for his own glory.

Isaiah 61:3