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Meet Arise AZ 2024 Main Session Speakers

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Catherine Renfro

Main Session Speaker

Catherine Renfro has been a Main Session Speaker for Arise for all 5 years!  She is the evangelism strategist at the North American Mission Board. She graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and graduated from Southeastern Seminary in 2010 with a Master’s Degree in Christian Education and Biblical Counseling.  Catherine was called to ministry at the age of 22 and has been serving in both student and ladies' ministry ever since.  She has a passion for seeing lost people come to know Jesus and for saved people to live out their purpose of making Jesus known.


Catherine is married to Chris Renfro and they have recently planted Hope Church in Johns Creek, GA.  They have 2 children, Isaac and Ava.

Cherie Wagner

Main Session Speaker

Cherie’s life-long passion is two-fold: knowing Jesus Christ and making Him known. Founder of Neue Thing Ministries and author of Found On My Knees, Awake O Sleeper, Rest, and Hope: Tethered to an Unwavering God, Cherie writes Bible studies and books that will encourage, equip, and empower women with the Word of God. Cherie, her husband Jeremy, and their son Redford live in Mesa, Arizona. Born and raised in Chicago and transplanted to the desert of Arizona, Cherie is a city girl at heart with a wild love for the mountains, a coffee connoisseur, a lover of knowledge, and forever a student of God’s Word. Connect with Cherie at

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