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Let your dreams SOAR!

Ladies, get ready to soar to new heights at the Dare To Dream Conference coming to New Life Outreach Church on May 3rd and 4th. As part of the Bella Women's Ministry, we're thrilled to extend this exclusive invitation to you for a transformative journey where your dreams take flight!

Two days overflowing with inspiration, revelation, and sisterhood. Hosted by Internatioal Speaker, Author and Bella Women's ministry founder, we'll embark on a journey of discovery in God's presence.


Through dynamic sessions filled with heartfelt worship, insightful teachings, and authentic connections, you'll be equipped to let your dreams soar to their fullest potential. This isn't just another conference; it's an opportunity for divine encounters and breakthrough moments.


Join us at the Dare To Dream Conference, where your dreams aren't just whispered desires—they're powerful visions waiting to be unleashed upon the world. Don't miss out on this chance to embrace your destiny and step boldly into the abundant life God has prepared for you.


Rosalinda Rivera

Bella Women's Ministry Founder

2 Days •3 Sessions

Saturday Luncheon

Friday Night Afterparty


Rosalinda Rivera

As an international speaker and author for over 25 years, Rosalinda offers riveting life-changing messages that truly changes hearts! She is full of humor and passion. If you want your attendees to experience a transformation in their lives, she is your speaker.

Rosalinda has opened the U.S. Capitol and Prayer and shared the same stage with people such as Martha Munizzi, Dr. David Jeremiah, Tony Evans, and Kathy Ireland, and the late Dan Cathy (founder of Chick-fil-a). She is the author of three books—Dare to Begin Again, Wonder Women, and The Seductive Slayers of Success — wife and mother of three children. She is the founder of Bella Women's Ministry, Co-Pastor of New Life Outreach Church in Richmond, VA, Executive Director of New Life For Adults and Youth and her Faith-Fueled podcast on CPN reaches around the world weekly.

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Rita Bernard

Christian Cultural Center - Brooklyn Campus

Rita Bernard, affectionately known as "Lady Rita” in her church community, has been an integral part of Christian Cultural Center for over 20 years, serving alongside her husband, Pastor Jamaal Bernard Sr. As the head of both the women's ministry and decor ministry, she has passionately dedicated herself to enriching the spiritual and aesthetic dimensions of their congregation's life. Rita is not only a cornerstone of her church but also a beloved figure in her community, known for her unwavering faith and compassionate spirit.

Beyond her roles within the church, Rita is a devoted mother to her five children: Stephanie, Kamryn, Jamaal Jr., Liam, and Maali. Her nurturing presence and guidance have shaped their lives, instilling in them values of faith, love, and service. Rita's maternal instincts extend beyond her own family, as she feels a profound calling to support and empower women within her church family. Through her leadership in the women's ministry, she seeks to help women discover and embrace their unique callings, offering guidance and encouragement as they navigate the complexities of their roles as daughters, mothers, and wives. Rita's dedication to her family, her church, and her community exemplifies the essence of servant leadership and unwavering devotion to God's work.


Mercy Lokulutu

Mercy loves God and loves people passionately and feels called to build and serve the local church, globally. Born and raised in Nigeria with a rich spiritual heritage, she gave her life to Christ from a young age in a Foursquare Gospel Church family. Mercy was ordained as a Pastor in Jacksonville, FL in 2004 and has also been blessed with opportunities to partner with churches to teach, preach and equip the global body of Christ. She is an educator, a published author and a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. She currently practices as a nurse practitioner while serving at her local church, One Community Church in Lewisville, TX under the leadership of Pastor Conway Edwards. Mercy’s greatest joy is being a wife to Marcus and mother to Isaiah, Ava Pauline, and Zuri Hope. 


Linda Evans Shepherd

Linda Evans Shepherd is widely recognized as the Joyful Faith Speaker, whose life journey exemplifies resilience, faith, and a deep commitment to sharing God's love. With 38 bestselling books, including the beloved series When You Don’t Know What to Pray, Linda's writing has touched hearts globally, offering insight and inspiration to readers of all backgrounds.

As the visionary founder of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA), Linda has united 1000 Christian women authors in a powerful mission to impact lives through their words, fostering a community of support, encouragement, and empowerment.

Under her leadership, Leading Hearts Magazine stands as a beacon of inspiration for Christian women in leadership, earning the esteemed 2023 EPA award for Christian Digital Ministry Magazine of the Year. Through its pages, Linda empowers women to lead with grace, wisdom, and unwavering faith.

In addition to her literary endeavors, Linda is also the creative force behind The Happy Purple Puppy, an upcoming cartoon series designed to uplift and entertain children with wholesome messages of joy and kindness.

Linda's latest book, Praying Through Hard Times, offers invaluable guidance on finding strength and solace through prayer during life's toughest challenges. Through speaking engagements, mentorship, and her various ministries, Linda inspires others to embrace a life of joyful faith, spreading light and hope wherever she goes. Explore Linda's ministries and connect with her at to embark on a journey filled with faith, joy, and purpose.


Destiny Yarbrough is on a mission to reach the world for Christ. Destiny is the founder and publisher of Salt & Light Christian Lifestyle Magazine. The Magazines purpose is to touch, move and inspire readers through the word of God.

Destiny is also an ordained minister with a passion for Deliverance and hope to women ... .women who are beginning a relationship with Jesus and women who are in church every Sunday yet need a spiritual breakthrough to take their faith walk to the next level.

Destiny also shares her message through her book Visions, Dreams and Destiny: God has called you to be a visionary, bring your dreams to life and walk in your Destiny.

Destiny is best known for her Christian TV talk show, DestinyX “Making a difference for The Next generation” A lively and insightful Christian talk show dedicated to encourage and inspire The Next generation. Destiny is also The Executive Producer of her show.   Destiny just launched a new TV Show as Executive Producer/Host with Dr Alveda King called, The Vision from Habakkuk 2:2.   Destiny is the Associate Producer of the film series, "The Last Evangelist and has a role in the film series.  Before becoming an Author, TV host, Conference host/Emcee, producer, podcaster, and publisher Destiny knew that her love for people was more than simply “being a people person” but indicated a call to minister to people.

Destiny was honored with an honorary doctorate for her work in the community.  Destiny was also commissioned as a leader for "She Leads Georgia" under the umbrella of She Leads America.  Destiny serves as the Atlanta Connect Leader for Christian Women In Media.  Destiny brings a fresh approach to speaking, magazine publishing, and conference hosting by meeting people right where they are

Destiny Yarbrough


Mimika Cooney is a leading faith-based Christian Mindset Author and Speaker known as the "Personal Trainer for your Mind". She empowers ambitious Christians to rewire their brain by combining neuroscience, positive psychology, and a faith-based approach. Mimika will teach you how to unstick your mind, develop emotional resilience, and unlock high performance by becoming the boss of your brain! She loves to empower purpose-driven individuals to transform their lives by shifting their mindset habits and patterns, as they pursue growth to achieve extraordinary results. Mimika is the Founder of the “Unstick Your Mind“ (TM) a mindset mastery method, a transformative program that equips high performing Christians with the tools to achieve their breakthroughs. She is an empowering motivational speaker, Author of 12 published books, 25-year entrepreneur, international award winning photographer, and veteran podcast host of “Mimika TV”. Mimika is a Certified John Maxwell DISC Behavioral Analysis Coach and Consultant and is equipped with advanced training in behavioral analysis, as well as training in positive psychology. She is a Brain Health Coach with the Amen Clinics Institute University. She has training in the Neuroscience of Change Management through Coaches Rising, Yale University’s The Science of Well being, Positive Psychology Motivation Management.

Mimika Cooney

Dawn Damon

Dawn Damon is a Pastor, Conference Speaker, Coach, Podcaster, and Author of 6 award-winning books including “When a Woman You Love Was Abused, published by Kregel Publications, and The Freedom Challenge:60 Days to Untie the Cords that Bind You, Redemption Press, and her most recent, The Making of a BraveHearted Woman: Courage, Confidence, and Vision in Midlife.


Dawn is the founder and CEO of The BraveHearted Woman and BraveHearted YOUniveristy, a coaching enterprise designed to awaken the God-given vision of women and equip them to live an extraordinary life.


Dawn and her husband, Paul Damon, reside in the Rockford, MI, area and have a full family of 5 children, 12 grandchildren, and 1 great-grand daughter.


Elizabeth Pitman

Liz Aldred Pitman is the author of Where Is the Missing Puzzle Piece?, speaker, and founder of Puzzle Piece Productions and Publications. The heartbeat of her books, ministry and business are to set the foundation of identity, purpose, and worth in who God says we are: His incredible Masterpiece (Ephesians 2:10). She has worked and taught in Christian education for ten years where she found instructing the leaders of today to be such a blessing. Prior to teaching, she graduated from Mississippi College with an English Literature degree and also attended Calvary Chapel Bible College where she grew deeper in her relationship with the Lord. She has a heart for missions and has served several summers volunteering at food banks in Israel and also served on the USA Board of Bridges for Peace for three years. Her greatest joy is spending time with her family and teaming with her son, Joshua, who has inspired many of the characters of her books. Liz desires for all of the “puzzle pieces” in this world to realize their value and purpose as she encourages and champions them to step into their vital, God-given destinies.

To learn more about Liz, her books, resources, and Masterpiece Collection, visit her website at and follow her on social: @LizPitmanAuthor. 



What’s Included in the Ticket Price?


General Seating

Two-day conference ticket with a conference gift bag. Friday Night After Party, Saturday morning session,  Luncheon with Guest Panel and Saturday afternoon Session

VIP Seating

You get the entire Standard Ticket Package PLUS:

  • Advanced entry into all main conference sessions

  • Special Swag Bag

  • Reserved front section seating for all sessions and Fashion Show

General Admission Free

Registration Required

Limited Seating available

Gift bags while supplies last 

VIP Seating - $65

Sponsors & Vendors

Sponsors and vendors like you make our event happen!  Reach your target audience and make a difference at the same time.  View our sponsor packages and pricing by clicking below.

Thank You
to our generous past sponsors

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6:00 pm: Doors Open
6:30 pm: VIP Seating

Session 1:

7:00 pm: Special Worship: John & Payge Thomas
Dance Team

Speaker: Pastor Rosalinda Rivera
Author/Speaker/Bella Women’s Founder

Followed by Afterparty under the tent


9:00 am: Lobby Open

9:30 am: Doors Open

Session 2:

10:00 am: Morning Worship
Speaker: Mercy Lokulutu

Break - Vendor Treasure Hunt

Session 3: Girl Talk: Dreams Unscripted with Pastor Rosalinda Rivera & Rita Bernard

Lunch & Guest Panel

Session 4: Panel Speakers

Linda Shephard

Dawn Damon

Mimika Cooney

Elizabeth Pitman

Destiny Yarbrough

Wrap up & Final words



Is childcare provided?

We will have childcare for all main sessions.  It is $5 per child per day.  Childcare is open for ages 0-11.  Please call (804)276-6767 to pre-register your children.

Where is the nearest hotel?

Hyatt Place Richmond/Arboretum

201 Arboretum Pl, Richmond, VA 23236 • (804) 560-1566

Are there vendor opportunities?

Absolutely.  Becoming an event sponsor at any level is a great way to reach your target market.  Call 804-276-6767 or refer the the Sponsorship Packet for pricing.

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