Take Heart is a bold call to action - a response that causes us to rise up and face the challenges of life, with confidence, strength, determination and hope. This resilient life is rooted in Jesus [who gives us the courage to overcome] and strengthened through friendship [those who come alongside to challenge and cheer us on].

As we approach ZOE 2018, I trust that great things await us. I know you’ll love our guests and the special moments we’ve planned with you in mind. So dear friend, make plans to join us and together we will be inspired to take heart as we walk the path ahead...

Leslie Siebeling
Conference Host



Thurs, Sept. 20

7:00p Evening Session

Fri, Sept. 21

10:00a-12:30p Morning Sessions
7:00p Evening Session & After Party

Sat, Sept. 22

9:30a-12:30p Morning Sessions

For each of our sessions, the building doors will open 1 hour prior to the session start time. While waiting for the Auditorium doors to open, you can enjoy refreshments in the commons, grab a specialty drink from Press Cafe and shop at the Foundation Boutique. Both the Auditorium doors and Kids Life will open 30 minutes prior to each session.

Conference Guests

Jay and Katherine Wolf Hope Heals

Katherine and Jay Wolf are survivors, storytellers, advocates, and evangelists. In 2008, at the age of 26, Katherine nearly died from a catastrophic brainstem stroke. Her survival and recovery, not to mention that of her marriage and family, have been nothing short of miraculous. Katherine and Jay are in full-time ministry together through Hope Heals, leveraging their story to encourage those with broken bodies, broken brains, and broken hearts. They seek to bridge the gap between those disabled on the outside and those disabled on the inside with the hope that Jesus brings healing to the deepest pains we all carry. They co-authored their first book, Hope Heals, published by Zondervan in April 2016, and launched Hope Heals Camp, a Summer camp for families with disabilities in June 2017. They currently reside in Los Angeles with their two sons, James and John.

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Darlene Zschech Hope Unlimited Church

Australian, Darlene Zschech is acclaimed all over the world as a composer, worship leader, pastor and speaker, most notably for her involvement in the music from Hillsong Church, Sydney over many years. Although she has achieved numerous gold albums and her songs are sung in many nations of the world, Darlene’s success simply stands as a testimony to her life’s passion for serving God and people with all her heart. Alongside her husband Mark, they are the Senior Pastors of Hope Unlimited Church on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Darlene and Mark have three daughters, Zoe, Amy and son-in-law Andrew, Chloe and son-in-law Hosanna, and beautiful granddaughters Ava, Ruthie and Thea, and grandson Roman. They travel extensively and have the honor of working and ministering alongside amazing friends around the globe.

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Wayne Francis Authentic Church

Wayne and his wife, Claudene are New York natives and the Lead Pastors of Authentic Church in White Plains, New York. They previously lived in Indianapolis and St. Louis where Wayne served in academic Christian ministry and then as Creative Director for the youth division of a not-for-profit organization, but they always kept a NY state of mind. In 2009, they returned home to start a life-giving church in the county seat of Westchester, New York, where Wayne graduated from high school and where the couple met as teenagers. Wayne and Classy, [the nickname he gave her when they were dating] love the local church and seeing people find real life in Jesus. Classy serves as Director of Administration for Authentic Church. They have two young daughters that love being a part of growing an authentic community of people that are striving to live for real.

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Jasmine Murray Musical Guest

Best known for her powerhouse vocals as a finalist in season eight of “American Idol,” Jasmine has worked hard to overcome and achieve so much at a young age. Named Miss Mississippi and placing in the top 10 in Miss America 2015, she paid for college entirely with her contest earnings. Jasmine fell in love with worship music while serving on the team at her sister’s church. Now she’s inspiring audiences with a fresh pop sound and a profound message of hope as an artist and songwriter. Her goal is to help people to connect with God and to use the gifts He has given her to glorify Him.

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