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Television • Radio • Film • Internet • Publishing For Immediate Release Contact: Jube Dankworth, Phone: 713-937-7510 Email: jube@nemediaconsultants.com Net Media Consultants P.O. Box 41711 Houston, Texas 77241 Christian Women Celebrities gathering for the 4th Annual Women in Christian Media Conference

Conference Offers Ultimate in Rejuvenation for Professional Media Women

Nashville, TN - January 15, 2009 -- Celebrities in Christian Media will be gathering from all over the country at the Women in Christian Media’s 4th Annual Conference at the Opryland Gaylord in Nashville, TN, on February 5th and 6th, 2009. The theme of “Journey to Revival” signifies the rejuvenation that professional women will experience in this grace filled conference with inspiration from Anne Graham Lotz, Kay Arthur, and Thelma Wells to name a few of the speakers. “To many Christians today God is thought of only as a “casual friend,” “someone to call on when in trouble,” or “some archaic being whom their parents mentioned occasionally;” stated Suellen Roberts, founder of Women in Christian Media. “They’ve built their lives and careers on society’s view of God and they’ve lost their awe of God. This session will equip professional women to regain and acknowledge the awesome privilege we have to worship a HOLY GOD.” The conference keynote speaker will be Anne Graham Lotz of AnGeL Ministries and daughter of Evangelist Billy Graham. Other speakers include: Kay Arthor of Precept Ministries, Thelma Wells of Woman of God Ministries, June Hunt of Hope for the Heart, Karol Ladd of Positive Life Principles, Jennifer O'Neill of Jennifer O'Neill Ministries and Suellen Roberts, founder of Women in Christian Media. WCM is open to all women who communicate - or seek to communicate - the Word of God, Roberts explained. "We heartedly welcome all women, regardless of the form of Christian mass communications in which they serve: TV, radio, internet, publishing, publicity, film or music. We also include women who are working in a church media department, an agency or a ministry.


"If you are the host of a program or the producer," Roberts said, "if you are a writer or a publisher - and if you're a woman - you're invited to come receive spiritual encouragement, professional enrichment, and networking with your peers." The event will be held February 5th and 6th, 2009 at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee. Attendees can register at: http://www.womeninchristianmedia.org ### Women in Christian Media Founder & President Suellen Roberts hopes the event will connect and refresh women in Christian communications. It was just 8 years ago when Roberts began to test the waters for an industry group geared toward women. The idea sparked immediate enthusiasm. Within two months, Roberts secured a leadership team and unveiled WCM in2001. Celebrating significant growth in its first 7 years, the group had an increased response at the 2008 WCM conference in Dallas co-located with the NRB. The schedule of events throughout the country will stick closely to WCM’s mission to encourage, connect and mobilize women working in all forms of Christian media ministry. WCM was birthed out of Roberts’ desire to connect women in purpose and vision. She believes that providing a platform for women in Christian media will yield powerful results. “Mobilizing women in Christian media is essential to advancing the gospel in these times,” said Roberts. Roberts is encouraged by the groups’ rapid progress. “I have organized many women’s groups over the years, but this one is different,” said Roberts. “There is an enthusiasm among these women like I’ve never seen. That is why we’ve come so far, so fast,” she added. Those serving on the leadership team played a vital role in making it happen. The leadership team consists of seven women serving on the Executive Committee and a base of 24 Founding members. At the heart of WCM’s mission is to be a source of encouragement that facilitates lasting friendships and continual growth. “WCM provides a common ground for media professionals creating a synergy to explore new horizons,” said Christy Legg, Vice President of ILIFE Television Network. Legg also commented on the invaluable connections she has already made through WCM. “My involvement with WCM has been the starting point of invaluable relationships. The events provide opportunity to exchange ideas and keep a pulse on the various programming available for women,” she said. Based on response from those who have attended past WCM events, the group is already making an impact through enriching the lives of those involved personally and professionally. When asked about the future of WCM, Roberts anticipates a remarkable outcome. “I expect that great fruitfulness will come out of all this, for women in the industry and for female media consumers,” said Roberts. More information about WCM can be found at www.womeninchristianmedia.org WOMEN IN CHRISTIAN MEDIA P.O. Box 571566 - Dallas, Texas 75357 - 214-319-7700 – Fax 214-328-0613


2009 National Conference Press Release