UC Hosts Women's Conference in April

Two female students sit in UC's Gatliff Chapel.

On April 28 and 29, the Baptist Campus Ministries organization at University of the Cumberlands (UC) will host the Colliding with Grace Women’s Conference, a two-day event that is open to women of all ages who wish to build relationships and grow together.

“Shared experience is what turns a group of people into a community,” said Jordyne Carmack, a UC professor and one of the conference’s breakout speakers. “I believe the conference will be an incredible shared experience that unites women to learn, worship and experience God in a way they may not have before.”

The conference begins Friday night with a worship service and a keynote presentation from Holly Prosser, author of the memoir "Colliding with Grace," a story about adoption and hope.

Then, on Saturday morning, the conference will continue with five breakout sessions led by women in the community, including Magan Atwood, Jordyne Carmack, Kelsey Infield, Jasmine Newport and Jessica Thomas.

“The biggest thing we want women to take away from the conference is that it doesn’t matter what you go through, God can break those chains off your life,” said Jasmine Newport, the event’s organizer and UC’s associate campus minister. “You’re not alone. There is someone who can walk through this journey with you. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.”

The Women’s Conference is open to any women who wish to attend, including UC students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the community and from all over. There is no cost to participate, although out-of-town guests are responsible for making their own lodging plans.

Registration for the conference is currently open on eventbrite.com.

For more information about the conference schedule or registration, contact Jasmine Newport by emailing jasmine.newport@ucumberlands.edu or by calling 606.539.4173.

Located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, University of the Cumberlands is an institute of regional distinction that currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major areas of study; 10 pre-professional programs; 10 graduate degrees distributed over eight areas, including two doctorates and seven master’s degrees; certificates in education; and online programs.