The Conference
 
Strength to Reign is a life-giving, empowering women’s conference hosted in Kamloops, British Columbia by Bible Truth Church. God has raised up a group of incredible women who are being launched into freedom, community and purpose. The title of this year’s conference is CROWNED. The heart and vision is to inspire and challenge women to walk in the fullness of their identity as God created them to be.
 
The conference experience is full of encouragement, connection, fun and creativity. Our incredible teams make every attendee feel welcomed and loved through every excellent detail. Women of all ages, backgrounds and cultures come together to know God, find freedom, discover purpose and make a difference.
 
 
 
 
Rita Springer
Through the last few decades, Rita has carried a powerful mantle and anointing to create atmospheres of worship through her songs and various recordings and has remained extremely influential in the Church.  Rita has recorded numerous albums such as Love Covers, Created to Worship, All I Have, I Have to Believe, and her latest project Battles, featuring her well -known worship song “Defender”.  She recently released her first book, Finding Eve.
 
With her songs like the gut wrenching “Worth It All” to the simplistic cry of “All I Need”, Rita is able to draw listeners into a place of intimate worship with God. Rita and her son Justice reside in Dallas, TX where Rita is Worship Pastor at Gateway Church, leads DIVE (Deep-Innovative-Vertical-Expression) Worship Creative school, and continues to travel and lead worship all across the world.
 
Rita’s anthem and her deepest desire is to make Christ famous through the art, act, and physical sound of worship and to see this arise throughout the body of Christ.  If you ask what she most desires in her heart, she will tell you: “To make the Lord famous in whatever I do with my worship and relationship with Him.”
Bryar Strutt
Bryar has a passion to mobilize women across this nation to mark their world for Christ.  She has had the privilege of ministering across our nation at events and churches as a worship leader and speaker.  Her vision and passion is to see her city won for Christ by raising up leaders who know God, live in His freedom, discover their purpose and make a difference.
 
Bryar lives in Kamloops, British Columbia with her husband Jonny and their 3 children where they are co-leading a thriving and growing church.  She oversees BTC’s Strength to Reign women’s conference in Kamloops and has recently initiated a movement called The Launch Project which is launching many women into community, freedom and purpose.
 
Currently she functions as the Creative/Worship Pastor at her church and loves to see people understand their identity and be released into their God-given gifts.
7 x 7 Speakers
Seven amazing women will be sharing their stories for seven minutes each.  There is power and wisdom released to others in sharing our stories.  This has become one of our favourite and most talked about sessions.  More details to come soon.
Alysha Belcourt is a twenty-two year old photographer & hairstylist from Kamloops, BC. Since her late teens, she has felt the call to lead young women to discover their passions and purpose with Jesus Christ. Her creative outlets include writing, playing the ukulele and hand lettering. She is married to her best friend Caleb and is a mom to two birds and two cats.

Angela Sirois is 38 years old.  She was born and raised in a small town in Saskatchewan. She started studying music when she was 5 years old and moved to Vancouver when she was 19 to study music at university.  After university, she worked for seven years as a music teacher in a private Christian school. While living in Vancouver, she met her husband and they’ve been married for 16 ½ years. She is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mom to five kids. God brought their family to Kamloops from Coquitlam in July of 2018.  Angela loves to worship and is a part of the worship ministry team at BTC.

Brittany London and her husband Steve moved from the lower mainland to Kamloops in January of 2019.  They have been married for over 5 years and have two boys, Ethan 5 and Cole 3. She works at BCLC in customer support and serves part time at Earls Restaurant. Some of her passions are reading and running. She plans to run her first full marathon in Nashville, Tennessee in 2020.

Tina Sorgen is the mother of 3 awesome teens. She cooks for a living but loves to hang with her family and church family. Tina is gifted creatively in many ways. She also loves to spend time outdoors and serves on the BTC stage design and media team.  Her greatest goal is to walk in God’s full purpose for her life.

Cjay Boisclair is a Worship leader and award-winning writer and filmmaker from Kamloops, BC. As a homeless and troubled teen, God rescued her and used her experiences to help others. He transformed her pain into passion and gave her a heart for the broken. Now a wife and mother, God has placed her in the entertainment industry giving her a public voice, and the ability to bring truth to light.

Patty Edwards is founder and operator of Six Mile Creek Kennels, (registered dog breeder and boarding services) located at their ranch in beautiful Falkland, BC.  She has been married for 27 years to her first love and soul mate, Dave. They have 5 children, her eldest married to the boy next door, 2 children in University, and 2 school age children still at home. Her hobbies and life are meshed into one! The outdoors, horses, dogs, photography and business! She is passionate about shining God’s love and goodness to all those that cross her path in the mission field of life!

Vera Cook is a God lover and a Christ follower.  She married Ross in 1962 and they built a beautiful family together.  Family is top priority so it was very natural for Vera’s love for people to find a home in God’s family. 
Vera was involved in four businesses throughout her career.  She loves creating and enjoys oil-painting and drama. Her heart is to reach out to women and see them walk in their freedom, recognize and live out the gifts He has given them.  
 
Breakout Session Speakers & Topics
Anna Harrison
Session Topic: Follow your dreams. Don’t let fear hold you back
“As a Business and Personal Development Coach, I will share strategies on how to walk out the dreams God has given you”.

After 32 years of owning a fashion and beauty business, Anna felt the time was right to make a career change.  Now, as a Business and Personal Development Coach, Anna’s focus is to empower businesses and individuals to be bold enough to listen to their heart, and strong enough to live the life they’ve always imagined. Anna has travelled to Thailand and Cambodia and worked in children’s homes and was recently on a team that went to Thailand for a women’s conference and was one of the keynote speakers.  As a training leader  for Rotary’s President elect training sessions, she has facilitated training for over 1800 Rotary Presidents.  She is on the leadership team of Bible Truth Church and is the Women’s conference director. Anna and her husband Greg live in Kamloops and their two children attend Bible School in Abbotsford.  In her free time, Anna enjoys spending time with family, or cuddling her dog while reading a good  book.

Dana Goodman
Session Topic: Loving yourself and living an intentional life
“You will learn the power of self-compassion and daily habits to help overcome trauma, depression, anxiety and life stress.”

Dana Goodman is a published author and professional counsellor with degrees in English Literature, education and counselling.  She lives in Kamloops BC and is a wife, mom and nana.  Although much of her life has been marked with great sorrow, with the loss of her first husband to cancer in 2002 and her oldest son to a brain tumour in 2010, God has taught her much during her night seasons and has been her closest friend.  She has found life, love, passion, humour and delight spring forth from the most unsuspecting, often the barren, broken places of her life.  Dana’s journey is proof of God’s love, shaping beauty out of what looks like nothing but ruin.  Dana is passionate about the importance of being with people on their life journeys, present and fully focused as much as possible.  She believes that gratitude, forgiveness (of self and others) and self-compassion are keys to healing.  In her free time, she loves spending time with Jesus in nature or cozied up on the couch with a journal in hand.

Miranda Pham
Session Topic: 
 
 
 

Miranda Pham is the Events Coordinator for the TRU WolfPack. She enjoys playing the drums and is terrible at remembering song lyrics. She loves hanging out with the youth and learning new Gen Z words while eating ice cream in the sunshine.

Registration
Early Bird (until midnight Aug 11) – $79
Regular Registration – $99 (Aug 12-Oct 2)
Student Registration (13+) – $49
 
Conference Schedule
Friday, October 4
6pm – Doors Open
7pm – Main Session 1
9pm – After Party (food incl.)
 
Saturday, October 5 
9:30am – Doors Open
10am – Main Session 2 – 7×7 Speakers
11:30-11:45am – Break (coffee & snacks incl.) 
11:45-1:00pm – Breakout Sessions
11:45-1:00pm – Ministry Appointments (individual prayer & encouragement with our ministry team)
1:00-2:30 – Lunch (incl.)
 
Afternoon Free Time
 
Saturday Evening
5:30pm – Doors Open
6pm – Main Session 3
 
Please note that there will be conference merchandise available for purchase during the conference.
 
Hotel Accommodations
The following hotels have offered special rates for the Strength To Reign Conference attendees. To make reservations, please click on either hotel name below and provide our church name “BTC”.
 
1475 Hugh Allan Dr. Kamloops
778-471-0902
$119.00+16% tax
 
1245 Rogers Way, Kamloops
250-571-7897
$109.00+16% tax