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2019 Lead Bold Conference

Speakers 2019


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Tara Beth Leach

Senior Pastor
Pasadena Nazarene Church
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Erna Kim Hackett
Sarah Hill
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Nancy Ortberg

 Transforming the Bay with Christ
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Debbie Aasdorf


Leading Without Losing Your Soul

Debbie Alsdorf

We've all been there: empty and burned out. Yet we continue to serve because that's what leaders do!  Are you serving from an empty cup? Leading this way is possible, but we end up not only depleting ourselves but hurting others. The stakes are high. Without intentional replenishment, we can lose our strength, our hope and our passion for what God has called us to do. This session will explore soul care for the leader. No one else can be responsible for our soul care, but when we have a plan in place, we can experience fullness and joy as we lead, thriving in every season.

Leading Out of Who You Are

Erna Kim Hackett

As we step into leading boldly, we are not only tempted, but often pressured to lead like those who have gone before us.  When those leaders are male, white, and formed in a particular model of church leadership, it can be hard to find our own voice and leadership style. We will look at the story of David being asked to wear Saul's armor as a case study for the ways we are pressured to lead like men, but have been equipped through our own lived experience, to lead out of who we are and our own unique set of skills, gifts, and style.

Leading Through Transition

Rachel Goble

As leaders we hope to continually grow in the vision God is giving us for life and ministry. And often, what comes with growing vision is something much more daunting: Transition. Whether we are stepping into a new role, re-defining our current one or leading others into roles we have outgrown, healthy transition is a catalyst to healthy leadership. In this workshop we’ll dig into the nitty gritty of leading well in times of change. We’ll identify common mistakes that sabotage the process and learn how to put energy into what really matters.

Leading Through Personal Pain

Sarah Hill

In our broken world, encountering pain is inevitable, especially for those of us in an urban context. Perhaps you are in pain right now, alternating between stuffing it down and feeling consumed by it. As leaders we are called not only to serve those who are in pain, but also to steward our own pain.  This workshop aims to increase your ability to lead through personal pain. We will explore how to recognize your pain and trauma, how to boldly pursue healing and model help-seeking for your community, and how to use present pain as part of an ongoing testimony.





Check-in Begins


Main Session 1


Soul Cafe


Meet & Greet


Good night



Doors Open


Opening Session








Soul Cafe


Main Session 3


Conference Ends



CrossWinds Church

1660 Freisman Rd.

Livermore, CA 94551




Holiday Inn Express & Suites

3000 Constitution Drive

Livermore, CA 94551

Our conference hotel is the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, just one freeway
exit away from the conference venue.

We have reserved a block of rooms. To take advantage of these special rates, you must reserve your room no later than August 15.

Standard King – $132

Two Queen beds – $149

To reserve a room:

Call the hotel directly at (925) 961-9600 and reference the Lead Bold Conference group rate.

Guest room rates include the following:

  • Full complimentary hot breakfast buffet featuring eggs, sausages, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, hot cinnamon buns, fresh fruit and fruit juices, bagels and cream cheese, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, toast and a variety of bakery items. Breakfast is served Monday through Friday from 6:30am to 9:30am and 7:00am to 10:00am Saturday and Sunday.

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in all guest rooms and in the hotel main lobby.

  • On-site Business Center

  • On-site Fitness Center

  • 24 hour staffed Front Desk

  • All guest rooms feature 42” flat screen TV with 29 high-definition channels, refrigerator, small microwave, Keurig coffee maker, iron and ironing board, energy-efficient cooling and heating.

  • 100% non-smoking property featuring 92 rooms and suites


Other local hotel choices:


Aloft Dublin-Pleasanton

4075 Grafton Street

Dublin, California 94568

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham

1700 North Livermore Avenue

Livermore, CA 94551

Hilton Garden Inn Livermore

2801 Constitution Drive

Livermore, CA, 94550

Courtyard by Marriott Livermore

2929 Constitution Drive

Livermore, CA 94551



For Women's Ministry Leaders...

Join us Friday afternoon for our 3-hour pre-conference for Women’s Ministry leaders led by Debbie Alsdorf and Tracy Rodden.​

Friday, September 6, 1:00-4:00pm. $40

This interactive session will equip you to assess your current ministry and clarify your vision for future growth. With over 30 years of combined women’s ministry experience, Debbie and Tracy will share strategies for structuring your ministry for sustainable success and building a dynamic team to lead with you. The discussion will include practical insights for thriving as a multi-generational ministry while equipping and reaching the next generation.

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