Unbreakable is a refreshing two-day break for Christian women to gather together, build friendships, and learn how to find respite from life’s daily struggles by leaning on the God of amazing grace. With God at your side, you are unbreakable! 

The event will include presentations and breakout sessions from remarkable and inspiring women as well as a devotion by special guest Pastor Jeremy Mattek. Over the two days, we will navigate topics such as:

Registration fee includes Friday reception and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. It does not include travel and lodging.

Whatever season you are in, whether it’s one of incredible happiness or the middle of a storm, we want to fill you with messages of hope and encouragement and equip you for wherever your faith journey takes you. Bring your sisters in Christ and plan to make new friends. We’re all in this together!

Don’t miss these speakers and the heartfelt messages they are preparing for you! Space is limited; register today!

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2810 Golf Road | Pewaukee, WI 53072

You Are Not Your Anxiety

It’s easy to define yourself by your stress, your anxiety, your struggles. But that’s not what God says about you. Whether you’ve faced short seasons of anxious thoughts or live with a daily battle with anxiety, God wants you to know that your struggles do not define who you are, and his Word helps you fight those thoughts with fortitude and joy.

Linda Buxa is a freelance communications professional as well as a regular blogger and contributing writer for Time of Grace Ministry. Linda is the author of Dig In! Family Devotions to Feed Your Faith, Parenting by Prayer, Made for Friendship, Visible Faith, and How to Fight Anxiety With Joy. She and her husband, Greg, have lived in Alaska, Washington D.C., and California. After Greg retired from the military, they moved to Wisconsin, where they settled on 11.7 acres. Because their three children insisted on getting older, using their gifts, and pursuing goals, Greg and Linda recently entered the empty-nest stage of life. The sign in her kitchen sums up the past 24 years of marriage: “You call it chaos; we call it family.”

Emily Krill is a Kingdom-minded woman who wears many hats. She is a wife, mom of five boys, singer for the Christian contemporary music band His Way, and writer for Time of Grace Ministry. She is also the founder and facilitator of the ministry Messy Worship, out of which she offers Christian life coaching, public speaking, and writes blogs that help people discover their God-given strengths and learn how to connect better with God in the everyday, messy moments of life.

If you’re like me, you often find yourself in a season (or lifetime) of perpetual mess. That mess can involve parenting, marriage, career, friendships, mental health, or—if you’re really blessed—all of these together at the same time. So what does it look like to worship through that mess? The answer might surprise you. Join me for this authentic, guilt-free discussion about a biblical approach to mess.

Worshiping Through the Messiness of Life

Adjusting to a New Normal

Do you panic when life throws you a curveball and your life is turned upside down? Imagine you’ve lost someone or something or you are suddenly responsible for caring for another person, place, or thing or thrown into a dangerous situation. How do you handle it? Join me and learn how to be prepared and how to adapt to the new normal.

Lori Lorig is a lifetime Jesus girl and the founder and lead consultant of Faith Unleashed Consulting. Lori’s journey has taken her through many seasons, including daughter, student, friend, wife, mother, teacher, CEO of all things home, room mom, event and volunteer coordinator, church staff, nana, caregiver, business owner, speaker, coach, author, landlord, sudden widow, and frequent traveler. Her passion for Jesus took her to the Holy Land the day before the war broke out.

Evening Encouragements Devotion

Pastor Jeremy has been bringing his calm and hope-filled Evening Encouragements videos to the viewers of Time of Grace for the past few years. This devotion will be a perfect end to your Friday evening as he helps you focus on God’s Word and apply it to your daily life. 

Pastor Jeremy Mattek is currently serving as pastor of a growing mission church in Conroe, Texas. He is also a contributing writer and speaker for Time of Grace. Pastor Jeremy has been married to Karen since 2000. God has blessed them with five children (three girls and two boys). Together they find great joy in encouraging souls with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Change is inevitable as we multitask through life. Lasting change happens when we walk with people the way Jesus did and use gospel-centered strategies and examples to focus and demonstrate faith-aligned behavior, regardless of how difficult the change may be. This interactive discussion will highlight examples from the Bible and provide strategies to add to one’s everyday blueprint on how to handle and embrace change as empowering and Christ-focused.

Dr. Joan Prince is a lifelong member of St. Philip’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and a graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran High School in Milwaukee. She grew up in the poorest zip code in Wisconsin and has become a global advocate and spokesperson for gospel-centered change. She is a retired vice chancellor emerita from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she served for over two decades. During that time, she led global inclusion and engagement for over 25,000 students and 1,500 faculty and staff.  In 2012 Dr. Prince was also called to national service by President Barack Obama with an appointment as the United States ambassador to the United Nations, where she occupied the US chair in the General Assembly.  While there, Dr. Prince had the daily role of delivering policy statements to the 190+ colleague ambassadors at the UN, engaging in diplomatic discussions and projects, and traveling worldwide as an advocate for the inclusion of all people in working on global solutions for life’s challenges, including racial and religious tolerance.  Prior to her work at the university, Dr. Prince, a hematologist by trade, was the clinical laboratory supervisor of a four-hospital health care system in the greater Milwaukee area. She holds a doctorate degree in medical science education, a master’s degree in clinical laboratory medicine, and a bachelor’s degree in medical technology.  Dr. Prince continues to live her faith by serving on several boards and commissions and is the chair of the Siebert Lutheran Foundation board in Wisconsin.

Gospel-Centered Change: 

Jesus came that we may have life and have it to the full (John 10:10)! Psychology seeks to understand the components of happiness and wellness. Dr. Rhoda Wolle’s presentation will meet at the intersection of Scripture and the latest research regarding what people can do to move from simply surviving to truly thriving. Some of the components that make a significant impact are gratitude, contentment, discovering and utilizing strengths and skills to impact others, and guilt-free rest. The good news is that all these are strategies that are within your daily control, unlike so much of life! You will be able to leave this presentation with an action plan you can begin to implement that very day!

Thriving No Matter What You Are Going Through

Dr. Rhoda Wolle serves as the vice president of organizational development for Kingdom Workers, a worldwide mission organization. She lives to celebrate what Jesus has done and help ignite purpose in the lives of fellow Christians! She is the former dean of student success and faculty development at Wisconsin Lutheran College. As an educational psychologist, Rhoda has taught workshops on four continents and has spoken to thousands on the topics of student success and the science of thriving. She is the cohost of the podcast 5toThrive and has authored multiple books. She is a member of St. Marcus Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, music, reading, golf, pickleball, and walks with her dog.

DETAILSVENUE & HOTELSPEAKERSSCHEDULEREGISTER

Stress and anxiety
Life’s messiness
Unexpected change
Thriving despite struggles
And more!

Invite your sisters in Christ and register today!

— FRIDAY, APRIL 26 —

4:00–5:00 P.M.
Registration

5:00–5:45 P.M.
Breakouts (first choice)

5:45–6:00 P.M.
Break

6:00–6:15 P.M.
Welcome

6:15–6:30 P.M.
Q & A with Pastor Jeremy Mattek

6:30–7:00 P.M.
Evening Encouragements devotion with Pastor Jeremy Mattek

7:00–8:00 P.M.
Hors d’oeuvre Reception 
(provided at venue)

Lori Lorig
Adjusting to a New Normal

Missy Martens & Katie Augustine
All Hands on Deck

Emily Krill
Worshiping Through the Messiness of Life

Amber Albee Swenson
Seeking Jesus in a Noisy World

— SATURDAY, APRIL 27 —

7:30–8:30 A.M.
Breakfast 
(provided at venue)

8:30–8:45 A.M.
Worship with Emily Krill

8:45–9:00 A.M.
Welcome

9:00–9:45 A.M.
Amber Albee Swenson
You Can Trust God Even When Life Hurts

9:45–10:30 A.M.
Keynote – Dr. Joan Prince
Gospel-Centered Change

10:30–10:45 A.M.
Break

10:45–11:30 A.M.
Breakouts (second choice)

Emily Krill
Worshiping Through the Messiness of Life

Amber Albee Swenson
Seeking Jesus in a Noisy World

Lori Lorig
Adjusting to a New Normal

Missy Martens & Katie Augustine
All Hands on Deck

11:30 A.M.–12:30 P.M.
Lunch 
(provided at venue)

12:30–12:45 P.M.
Worship with Emily Krill

12:45–1:30 P.M.
Keynote – Linda Buxa
You Are Not Your Anxiety

1:30–2:15 P.M.
Keynote – Dr. Rhoda Wolle
Thriving No Matter What You’re Going Through

2:15–2:45 P.M.
Kris Maize
Exciting Things Happening at Time of Grace!

2:45 P.M.
Dismissal

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We hope you will join us for Unbreakable—a refreshing two-day event for Christian women to gather together, build friendships, and learn how to find respite from life’s daily struggles by leaning on the God of amazing grace.

W I T H   G O D   A T   Y O U R   S I D E ,   Y O U   A R E   U N B R E A K A B L E

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Emily Krill

Lori Lorig

Pastor Jeremy Mattek

Dr. Joan Prince

A Blueprint for Our Lives

Dr. Rhoda Wolle

Linda Buxa

It’s easy to trust God when there’s money in the bank and you’re living your dream. But when the kids are rebellious, the diagnosis is not so great, and your relationships are strained, trust is a little harder. And yet trust is exactly what God’s people are called to do. Jesus warned us that life on this earth would be full of trouble, but we can cling to him and the strength he gives. We’ll look at strategies to glorify God even when life hurts!

You Can Trust God Even When Life Hurts 

Amber Albee Swenson has authored several books and is a regular blogger and podcaster for Time of Grace. Mostly she’s amazed at God’s goodness, awed by his wisdom and desire to grow her, and continually stretched by his calling in her life. For more on her work and ministry, visit amberalbeeswenson.org.  

Seeking Jesus in a Noisy World 

Jesus said, “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). Why then, as God’s people, are we so often frazzled and overwhelmed? We will explore what it means to seek Jesus today, when the noise around us constantly distracts us from the things of God, and how we can live differently. It’s not about removing ourselves from the world but being in the world and showing the world there’s hope.

Amber Albee Swenson

— breakout option —

Missy Martens didn’t set out to own a brewery, and Katie Augustine didn’t set out to be a teacher or a stay-at-home mom. These Time of Grace bloggers share how God took their lives down paths they didn’t expect—all for his glory!—and share encouragement for women who feel like their lives are out of their control. You’ll come away heartened that God is always at the helm—even when it doesn’t feel like it!

All Hands on Deck: 
Navigating This World With God in the Boat

Missy Martens lives in Green Bay with her husband, Jon, where they own and run Copper State Brewing Company. She homeschools their four active children, oftentimes at the brewery, and they somehow keep learning in spite of her. Missy is a complete nerd when it comes to words and literature; she loves witty banter, adventures of all sorts, living vicariously through her children’s sports careers, singing, camping, and pointing others to Jesus through it all. She dreams of writing a book or two someday while traveling the world in a camper van and drinking all the coffee. 

Katie Augustine has been married to her husband, Matthew, for ten years; they have four young children. She’s a stay-at-home mom, a teacher by training, and a blogger for Time of Grace. Katie strives to serve God in whatever way and whatever place he puts her out of thanks for his amazing love.

Missy Martens & Katie Augustine

Exciting Things Happening at Time of Grace

Kris Maize was an enthusiastic viewer of Time of Grace before she joined the ministry team as the Chief Development Officer. She believes passionately in the work of sharing Jesus with others and enjoys talking with and building relationships with the many supporters of Time of Grace. Kris and her husband, Brian, have been married for over 20 years. They have two children (Jack and Sophia), two German Shepherds, and a cat. Kris enjoys spending time with family, traveling, reading, and baking. She is always seeking a healthier spin on a recipe.

Kris Maize