Join us for our fourth annual Claim It Women’s Conference.
Often women feel as though we serve as cruise ship directors. We facilitate fun and enjoyment for all those around us, yet we forget to take time for our joy. Spend a day away from responsibilities (with childcare!) as we dig deeper into this concept of joy.
- talk about how to find joy
- discuss why joy is sometimes hard to access
- have some fun alongside other women in the community
Attendees will walk away rejuvenated and equipped to rid themselves of the guilt and martyrdom that holds them back from claiming a life of joy.
28 Ways To Claim Your Joy!
Show yourself some love this February and bring more joy into your life. Receive encouragement via daily text to resist what’s stealing your joy and embrace this gift God intends for you. This text series runs from February 1-28. Text claimyourjoy to 29456.
This woman-focused event intends to be inclusive of all women. We are welcoming and respectful of everyone, including trans women and those who are nonbinary, gender non-conforming and anyone who identifies as a woman in a way that is significant to them.
Admission & Meals
Early bird (until January 20) – $45
Standard (after January 20) – $60
Volunteer (with discount code) – $0
For financial assistance or scholarship information, contact Megan Dietrick at email@example.com.
Admission includes continental breakfast and lunch catered by Taste of the World. This women-owned local business is a favorite of our speakers!
8:30 a.m. – All Aboard
9 a.m. – Muster Drills
9:15 a.m. – Port 1: Joy (Rev. Isaiah Park)
10 a.m. – Port 2: Resisting Joy (Pam Bentley)
10:45 a.m. – Excursions
11:15 a.m. – Port 3: Becoming Joy (Kelly Johnson)
12 p.m. – Dining
1 p.m. – Play and Creativity (Megan Dietrick)
2 p.m. – Disembark
Our presenter lineup includes four faithful female leaders that will share stories and insights from their unique perspectives. Speakers include Pam Bentley, Megan Rae Dietrick, Kelly Johnson and Rev. Isaiah Park.
Pam Bentley serves as Hospitality and Engagement Coordinator at Floris UMC in Herndon, Virginia. What started as a one-time volunteer commitment to a preschool Bible Study has become a greater calling in her life. Years spent working in children and student ministries have deepened Pam’s passion for helping people feel seen, known, and loved. A mom of two grown daughters, she lives in National Harbor, Maryland, with her husband, David, and affectionate cat, Fifi.
Megan Rae Dietrick
Megan Dietrick serves as the Modern Worship and Ministry Innovations Director at Floris UMC. She is also a certified coach dedicated to helping exvangelicals find inner peace and belonging. An elementary teacher by trade, Megan followed a dramatic calling from the classroom into ministry. She is completing an additional Master’s Degree at Wesley Theological Seminary and pursuing ordination within the United Methodist Church. Megan loves helping women find their voice and passion. She lives in Herndon with her husband, a collection of bonus kids, and a small zoo of pets dominated by a geriatric, non-affectionate, judgmental cat.
Kelly Johnson is an author, speaker, counselor, retreat facilitator, and leadership coach. Her coaching specialties include advanced certification in the enneagram and neuroscience. Originally trained as a clinical social worker, Kelly has worked in the mental health field with adolescents, adults, and families. She is an outspoken advocate for The Lamb Center, a local daytime drop-in shelter for people who are experiencing homelessness. Since 2008, she has served as a bible study leader and board member. Kelly’s book, Being Brave: A 40-Day Journey to the Life God Dreams for You, was published in December, 2017 (Abingdon Press). She is the founder of Courageous Curiosity Coaching and Consulting.
An associate pastor at Floris-Restoration, Rev. Isaiah Park serves at all three locations. She holds a B.A. in Intercultural Studies with a minor in Biblical Studies from Biola University. Isaiah received her Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary. She is married to Rev. Dr. Daniel Park, the lead pastor of Restoration Reston, and they have four beautiful children. Isaiah enjoys singing, watching movies, and meeting new people. Her passion is helping people live into the freedom, salvation and joy of God found in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.