Christian women ready to be ‘Repositioned’ Nov 25
ORGANISERS of Repositioned International Women’s Conference say this year’s staging will be a game changer for women as they are empowered by speakers who have been “through the fire” and who will be sharing their powerful stories, giving women the road map to live their best lives.
The event, which is presented by Marie Berbick Ministries International and SUPHER (Sisters United for Prayer Healing Empowerment & Restoration) Jamaica, will take place on Saturday, November 25 at AC Marriot Hotel in St Andrew.
Geared towards helping women recognise their purpose, overcome obstacles to their success, and get to their next level, the event will focus on transforming the mind, body, and spirit of women who need inspiration to get to their next level.
“To support these objectives we are bringing on board speakers who will bring enlightenment and inspiration through their own overcomer’s stories and experiences that will shift attendees to their next level,” said Rev Marie Berbick Bailey, who will be hosting as well as speaking at the event.
Berbick Bailey, who headlines the list of speakers and is now based in the United States, said she has triumphed over some of the worst situations having had to fight a major battle in the courts for custody of her children, battle lies and spiritual attacks to triumph and transition from PR girl to pastor and certified master life coach.
Berbick Bailey, in a release, said she is now showing others the way through her powerful ministry of healing and deliverance, which has more than 70,000 followers online.
She said that she is an overcomer who wants to see women freed from the chains of their various circumstances.
Among the other speakers are Bishop Christine Haber, founder of Christine Haber Ministries International. Through her unique ministry, Bishop Haber has conducted evangelism in various countries, including Israel, and has held local crusades, winning many souls with her discipleship and mentorship.
Pastor Diane Hanson, who will speak on ‘Preparing for Your God Ordained Spouse’, is the co-owner of Mercy and Truth Ministries Television (MTM TV), a phenomenal Jamaican success story. MTM TVis the Caribbean’s largest Christian television network. Hanson is also president and coordinator of the Jamaican arm of Feast of Esther, an international forum for female ministers and wives of pastors.
Speaker Dr Charmaine Gooden Monteith hails from Glasgow district in St Ann and transitioned from rural origins to prominence, underscoring her dynamic and passionate character as a consultant, transformational leader and motivational speaker. Dr Gooden-Monteith possesses a unique talent for igniting the passion in others.
Dr Yana Johnson is CEO of Yana Cosmetics, the first black-owned makeup brand out of the United Kingdom. Dr Yana is an apostle and entrepreneur who travels extensively, empowering women, through Kingdom principles and helping them to start their own business.
Lorraine J Smith, one of the speakers from the United States, specialises in working with individuals who have faced mental health issues and trauma, including substance abuse. One of Smith’s core beliefs is the importance of educating individuals to understand the mental health condition they are faced with as a means to empower them to better understand themselves and decrease the stigma they face in society, their community, and in their own family settings.
Marcia Skervin is a writer, advocate, civic group activist, human resources expert, and motivational speaker who is passionate about being a voice for the underserved. She is the director of Connect Your Dots and the founder of the Ronald Skervin Foundation. A vibrant go-getter, she is deeply committed to living life to the fullest, her personal motto is “Injustice wins when good people fail to act”.
Jamaican-born Dr Rhonda Hunter Maloney is an accomplished educator, motivational speaker, author, minister, wife, and mother, who migrated to the USA at a young age. She is a strong advocate for inclusion, diversity, and the celebration of success, providing moral leadership in these areas. Before her current position as an assistant principal, she taught in public education for 28 years.
Teka Rennocks, also Jamaican-born, and based in the USA, will have women powered up as she is a dynamic, assertive, and effective speaker. The New York-based realtor is one of the most market-savvy real estate professionals you will encounter in the New York tristate area. She promises excellence and overdelivers to her clients, a reputation that has earned her several real estate awards over the past 10 years.
Minister Marcia Wright and Stephanie Lopez will lead praise and worship, while Pastor Marsha Wade will bring spiritual spice to the event through her inspiring poetry and songs, which speak to empowerment, overcoming trials, and basking in God’s goodness.
There will also be a lunch-hour fashion show hosted by Althea Laing, who defied the odds to become a two-time Essence cover girl and a successful businesswoman. The fashion show is sponsored by Lees Fifth Avenue who will provide classy pieces suitable for women of faith.
Bishop Richard McKenzie, a powerful charismatic preacher and prophet from Mandeville, now living in the UK, will close the conference with the release of the prophetic word over the lives of the women.
Proceeds from the conference will go toward an empowerment skills training programme for victims of abuse, which is being instituted by SUPHER.
“SUPHER has done significant work over the years to help battered women escape abusive situations and we aspire to provide even more tangible support, therefore, proceeds from this conference are in aid of launching a skills training programme for battered women in Jamaica,” Berbick Bailey explained.
“We will be training women in skills that can economically empower them to get out of abusive situations, such as hair braiding, weaving and wig making.”