Ladies Conference 2019 Report

The annual Missouri District Ladies Conference was held at the Springfield Expo Center in Springfield, Missouri on April 25-27, 2019.   The theme was Journey – Looking for a City.   

Kathy Hernandez was our evening speaker.   She shared her heart, worshipped in song as she played the saxophone, and prayed with people in the altar to receive their healing, and receive the Holy Ghost.  Melinda Poitras was our day speaker.   She had a beautiful way of sharing her message with humor and wit.   Although it was her first time to speak to a Missouri Ladies Conference, she made an immediate connection with the ladies that made them anxious to listen to what she had to say.

Shauna Hord, and a group of ladies from across the state, led us into worship in each service.  Her choice of songs made it easy to join in and sing.  Her anointed leading ushered us into the presence of the Lord.

On Friday night we celebrated the churches who had given to Mothers Memorial last year and challenged the ladies to help us to reach our 2019 goal of $119,000.00.   We raised $9,852.09 in the offering that night.    

Saturday’s brunch was a change in our usual format, but it was a wonderful time of fellowship.   Michelle Hopper and her team had it beautifully decorated and the ladies enjoyed the elegant atmosphere as they savored their breakfast meal.  An abundance of prizes with the journey theme were given away including watches, purses, and home décor.  

A fun touch to this year’s event was the golf cart shuttle service with their “Taxi Cab” signs.   Several men volunteered their time to be the drivers of the two rented golf carts that shuttled the ladies from the hotel and parking areas to the Expo entrance.    

Next year’s Ladies Conference “In His Image” will be held on April 23-25, 2020.  The special speakers will be Janet Trout and Lisa Doughty.

Special thanks to Captured By Cory Photography for photos of the event.

Presentation to Urshan College

On Thursday, August 23, 2018, Missouri Ladies Ministries President, Joann Thornton, and Secretary, Barb Braswell, attended a chapel service at Urshan College in Florissant, Missouri.  The purpose of their visit was to make a presentation to the college.  They presented Interim President, Jennie Russell, with a check for $20,000.00 to purchase classroom tables and chairs.

Hotels for Ladies Conference 2019

If you need a hotel room for Ladies Conference 2019, we have compiled a list below of recommended hotels in the area:

University Plaza – Reservation Block opens September 5th at 10 AM
333 S John Q Hammons Pkwy
Springfield, MO 65806

Holiday Inn Express – (.04 miles)
1117 E St Louis Street
Springfield, MO 65806

Best Western Rail Haven – $84.99 (1.3 miles)
203 S Glenstone Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802

La Quinta Inn & Suites – 15% off best available rate (3.4 miles)
2535 S Campbell Avenue
Springfield, MO 65807

Holiday Inn– $99 a night (3.7 miles)
2720 North Glenstone Avenue
Springfield, MO 65803

Candlewood Suites I-44  
– $84.00 (4.0 miles)
1920 E. Kerr Street
Springfield, MO 65803

Residence Inn by Marriott – $104.00 suite with breakfast buffet (5.2 miles)
1303 E. Kingsley Street
Springfield, MO 65804

Comfort Inn South – $89.99(5.8 miles)
3776 S. Glenstone Avenue
Springfield, MO 65804

Clarion Inn & Suites – $89.99 (6.2 miles)
3370 E. Battlefield Road
Springfield, MO 65804
(417) 520-6200

Greenstay Hotel & Suites
 – $89.99 (7.3 miles)
222 N. Ingram Mill Road
Springfield, MO 65802


Missouri District Ladies Conference 2019 will be held on April 25-27, 2019 with special speakers Kathy Hernandez and Vani Marshall.   Saturday’s session will be a brunch that will require the additional cost to purchase a ticket.  More details will be posted soon about this exciting event that you WON’T WANT TO MISS!!

The main conference sessions, booths and prayer rooms will be located in the Springfield Expo Center across the street from University Plaza Hotel.

Springfield Expo
635 E. St. Louis St.
Springfield, MO 65806

Room Block at University Plaza Hotel will open for reservations on Wednesday, September 5th at 10 AM.

Room rate is $119.00 plus taxes and fees

University Plaza Hotel
333 S John Q Hammons Pkwy
Springfield, MO 65806
(417) 864-7333