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Wondering if Lead Bold is for you?

Who Is Lead Bold?

If you are a woman who is a...

  • Pastor

  • Ministry Director

  • Ministry Coordinator

  • Volunteer Ministry Leader

  • Faith-Based Non-Profit Leader

  • Faith-Based School Administrator

  • Church Elder

  • Spiritual Director

  • Christian Speaker, Writer, Musician, or Poet

  • Worship Leader

  • Ministry Intern

  • Christian woman called to lead

...Yes, Lead Bold is for you!

Our Story

Our Story

The idea for Lead Bold was sparked in a parking lot. After a large women’s event, Christine Ingebretson, Jodi Harris and Andrea Coli dreamed of a way to gather leaders together … specifically women in ministry. As ministry leaders themselves, they understood the unique call of a woman in ministry. Something started bubbling to the surface that day as they stood near their cars, sharing ideas of what space for ministry leaders could look like. 


They couldn’t imagine where the ideas would take them, but they committed to listening to God’s prompting. Along the way, more leaders joined the adventure, and CrossWinds Church resourced what would become the very first Lead Bold Conference.


The team continued working, planning, praying and dreaming to create a 2-day conference specifically designed to refuel, revive and refocus women leading in ministry. In the fall of 2019, 250 leaders gathered for the inaugural conference. But even as the conference drew closer, the team knew Lead Bold was more than one conference. It was becoming a movement.


Lead Bold is a community of leaders who live out God’s call to ministry through their one-of-a-kind gifts, strengths and backgrounds. We are committed to walking alongside each other, supporting, co-leading, nurturing and challenging each other. Lead Bold is a space where women in ministry are emboldened to be the leader God invites them to be.

Board of Directors

Lead Bold Board

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Jodie Tey

Board Chair

Andrea Coli

Executive Director

Andrea Coli serves as the Executive Director of Lead Bold, and she is passionate about affirming and activating female ministry leaders. She has been in ministry for over 25 years, with a short stint as a professional improviser with The Second City in Las Vegas. She holds an MA in Theology from Fuller Seminary and currently serves as the Teaching Pastor at CrossWinds Church in California's Bay Area. Andrea is part of the teaching team for Preacher Chicks United, an incubator for women of color to cultivate their gifts of preaching and teaching. She loves connecting with women leaders and serves as pastoral lead over the Women’s Network of Transforming the Bay with Christ. You can find her on social media at @andreacolispeaks and @leadingbold. Andrea is married to Chris and they have the privilege of raising two (almost) grown daughters. In her spare time she thinks about how she wishes she had more spare time.

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Liza Landrum


Christine Ingebretson

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