Featured Speakers – Dallas 2017

In addition to your Sisterhood of Stepmoms’ Team, the following ladies will be joining us for Dallas 2017.


Worship Leader

Julie Elias is a multi-faceted singer, songwriter, actress and speaker who is based just outside of Dallas, Texas.

She combines a spirit of worship with musical influences that include Kelly Clarkson, Sara Bareilles, Christina Perri and even some hints of 80s rock, and Julie’s sound is sure to stand out to listeners. “Good music is good music. God has given me a huge responsibility with this platform and I want to bring a sense of purpose and artistic quality to my music that makes even non-believers go ‘wow, that was really good.’ Music moves people in ways other things can’t. The potential to reach people through great music with a message of God’s love is huge. I consider it a massive privilege and I can’t wait for what He has planned next.”



Myrna Brown is a multiple EMMY-award winning television writer and producer.   She’s also a podcaster, hosting and producing, After The Music With Myrna Brown  @AfterTheMusicMB  and co-hosting Blended Covenant Living podcast, alongside her husband, Stanley.   Myrna and Stanley serve blended families through their ministry, Blended Covenant Living, www.blendedcovenantliving.org .  They also serve as Art of Marriage facilitators for Family Life and are marriage workshop and retreat presenters.  Myrna is a singer and worship leader.  She has a Master of Arts Degree in Apologetics.  She and Stanley attend and serve at Grace New Hope in Lawrenceville, Georgia.  Myrna is a mother of two and a covenant mom of two.  She resides in Lawrenceville.


Wounded Stepkids & Setting Boundaries

Linda Ranson Jacobs has operated an early childhood/latch key program and was the developer of the DivorceCare for Kids program. She has extensive experience with children who have experienced trauma and/or are grieving the death or divorce of parents. She currently lives in FL where she serves as a Children’s Ministry Consultant.



Saturday Night Fun

Dorothy Strouhal – Certified Image Consultant, a celebrity make-up artist by trade, Dorothy has a life-long passion for bringing out the beauty in women and helping empower them to find their beauty within. She considers herself an open-book, no-frills-but-way-glam, straight-forward kind of girl. Dorothy runs Your Makeup Expert, LLC, a God given dream job that has become the outlet for her as a professional artistry. She came from behind the scenes to in front of the camera when she premiered on Food Network’s hit reality show, Worst Cooks in America.
Dorothy is also the president and founder of Beauty Will Rise, a non-profit organization that combats human trafficking in America.
Dorothy lives in the Houston, Texas area with her husband of over 20 years Jimmie and three young adult children. www.dorothystrouhal.com



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