Meet Arise AZ 2022 Main Session Speakers

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Catherine Renfro

Main Session Speaker

Catherine Renfro has been a Main Session Speaker for Arise in 2020, 2021, and now 2022.  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.

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Brenna Stull

Main Session Speaker

Brenna Stull is an internationally best-selling author with her book Coach Mom: 7 Strategies for Organizing Your Family into an All-Star Team. She has been mentoring women for 25 years and has had the opportunity to impact thousands of moms everywhere from local moms group meetings to the International Mothers of Preschoolers Conference. Passionate and transparent, she inspires women to live the lives they were created for, full of purpose and joy.

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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 neuething.org.

Jan Schrader

Main Session Speaker

Jan Schrader is a preacher’s kid who attended six schools in six years because, as she jokingly points out, her father believed in the myth of green pastures. Her senior year of college she met the love of her life, Gary Shrader. They married and together they served at Casas Church in Tucson, AZ where Gary pastored for 40 years. As a native of Southern AZ Jan’s roots run deep in the desert southwest. She loves hiking and camping in the mountains of AZ and finds the challenges of gardening with little water and cactus exciting. Jan holds degrees from U of A and Gateway Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Simone Lake

Main Session Speaker

Simone Lake is a Christ-follower, wife of Pastor Dr. John Lake, Bible teacher, and a passionate pray-er. Her passion is Bible teaching, training, and equipping the saints in God’s word, making disciples of and evangelizing the lost into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Simone is the founder of Deep Roots in Christ Ministries and author of the Deep Roots in Christ curriculum and courses. She holds a Master's degree in Theology and a certificate in Christian Apologetics.  She focuses on the expository teaching of the Word of God with a dedication to seeing others establish deep roots of understanding, knowledge, depth, and growth in a personal one-on-one relationship with God through His Son Jesus Christ and through studying the Bible. She serves in these areas in her local church, community, denomination, seminary, and around the world in four different continents. Simone lives in Northern Arizona with her husband John and their four-legged furry child Scout. They enjoy outdoor adventures including hiking the Grand Canyon and aspire to climb mountains in Africa and Nepal.