Registration + Check-in
Welcome + Shy Speaks
Pastor Becky + Katie Hennesy
Worship + Prayer
Shy Speaks Word + Convo
Courtney Defeo + Panel
Mom + Daughter Breakout
Bringing it All Together
FELECEIA B. BENTON, is a passionate lover of God, His people and of helping people think beyond their comfort zones.
As a single momma of a little girl born with Down syndrome, Feleceia has learned to believe in the power of perspective. Beauty can be formed from the most difficult situations. As a single mother of an amputee born with Down Syndrome, Feleceia still finds the time to record a weekly podcast, LifeChat Radio, where she and her co-host talk music, business, spirituality and all things life.
Ms. Benton holds two degrees from Texas Christian University, a graduate of the Leadership Southwest program, and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Public Leadership at UNT-Dallas. She also sits on a number of non-profit boards in Southern Dallas County.
Feleceia is ultimately passionate about spreading her inspirational message of creativity, spirituality and empowerment through faith, hope and action.
MEET THE REST OF THE SPEAKERS
Courtney DeFeo is most known for being a factory of ideas for families. As a former marketing professional for corporations such as Chick-fil-A and Ketchum Public Relations, Courtney has a history of creating memorable programs and ideas that motivate others to action. She is the author of In This House, We Will Giggle, creator of ABC Scripture Cards and Virtue Cards and the kindness movement Light ‘Em Up Acts. Her latest project and passion is a study for tween girls and their moms called Treasured. She is a speaker and contributing writer appearing on familiar sites and stages such as Focus on the Family, Mops International, Buckhead Church, Proverbs 31 and Parents Magazine. Courtney’s most honorable mention is her husband Ron and their two wildly creative girls (Ella, 12 and Larson, 10). Connect with Courtney at CourtneyDeFeo.com.
Brenda Benton +
Mrs. Benton has BS in Nursing from Texas Women’s University and has worked in the nursing field for more than 40 years as a registered nurse. A natural caretaker, she has also worked in children’s ministry for more than 30 years, and has a passion for children and teaching them the ways of the Lord. She is the co-founder of Turning Point Christian Academy along with her husband, Felton Benton, with whom she has served beside in ministry since 1988.
Tracy is an insightful communication expert who has a knack for understanding what you truly mean to say and helping you deliver that message. Through her customized approach, Tracy ensures that all clients and program attendees take home valuable tools and advice that were created to meet individual and organizational needs. With her transparent, humorous, and at times, edgy style, Tracy shares her personal journey toward communication mastery to help you navigate your own. Tracy has been honored to inspire and motivate youth and young adults to pursue personal excellence at conferences, workshops, universities and school districts across Texas. In her spare time, she indulges in laughing, creating light bulb moments, debating current events, traveling, wowing audiences with her karaoke prowess, and embracing her role as auntie and godmommy to the cutest kids on the planet.
Becky is a gifted teacher and minister. She communicates from her heart clearly and effectively and is presently serving as Co-Pastor of Trinity Church with her husband, Jim Hennesy. Becky’s message is one of hope and reaches across generations and cultures. Her present focus is centered upon local schools.
Her vision is to raise up teams of trained, volunteer Chaplains to minister to the teachers in these schools. Becky is the Chaplain for the WNBA Dallas Wings. She has a tremendous burden for world missions, building teams and traveling internationally often, to spread the gospel and strengthen the local churches and works.
Mrs. Paula R. Cornelius is a witty visionary who dons the crown of a bride, wife, mom scribe. She is a lover of Jesus and people. She’s been married to her college sweetheart, Michael, for 28 years. Together have 13 children ranging from special needs, to creatives, to scholars; so, there is never a dull moment! She is a stay at home homeschool mom for over 22 years. She is an impassioned speaker, mentor, traveling to Mexico and Jamaica for missions and discipleship. She and her daughter, Sydney founded Hadassah: An Esther Experience, a summer camp for queens. She is a Bride. Wife. Mom. And Scribe.
Shy Amos, also known as ShySpeaks, is an American hip hop and spoken word artist. With her soulful voice, thoughtful lyrics and irrepressible confidence Shy is winning fans from San Francisco to the UK and nations in between. Her rhymes are brilliant, spiritual and introspective; she's on another level. Simply put, ShySpeaks is renaissance! As evident in her mission, “…to treat the words artist, advocate, and activist as one in the same”, the female lyricist is expanding her catalog of inspirational music and poetry to showcase a fresh, universal sound. Shy is a very proud native of Dallas, TX