Wondering if Lead Bold is for you?
If you are a woman who is a...
Volunteer Ministry Leader
Faith-Based Non-Profit Leader
Faith-Based School Administrator
Christian Speaker, Writer, Musician, or Poet
Christian woman called to lead
...Yes, Lead Bold is for you!
The idea for Lead Bold was sparked in a parking lot. After a large women’s event, Christine Ingebretson, Jodi Harris and Andrea Coli dreamed of a way to gather leaders together … specifically women in ministry. As ministry leaders themselves, they understood the unique call of a woman in ministry. Something started bubbling to the surface that day as they stood near their cars, sharing ideas of what space for ministry leaders could look like.
They couldn’t imagine where the ideas would take them, but they committed to listening to God’s prompting. Along the way, more leaders joined the adventure, and CrossWinds Church resourced what would become the very first Lead Bold Conference.
The team continued working, planning, praying and dreaming to create a 2-day conference specifically designed to refuel, revive and refocus women leading in ministry. In the fall of 2019, 250 leaders gathered for the inaugural conference. But even as the conference drew closer, the team knew Lead Bold was more than one conference. It was becoming a movement.
Lead Bold is a community of leaders who live out God’s call to ministry through their one-of-a-kind gifts, strengths and backgrounds. We are committed to walking alongside each other, supporting, co-leading, nurturing and challenging each other. Lead Bold is a space where women in ministry are emboldened to be the leader God invites them to be.
Lead Bold Board
Andrea Coli serves as the Executive Director of Lead Bold, and she is passionate about affirming and activating female ministry leaders. She has been in ministry for over 25 years and currently serves as the Teaching Pastor at CrossWinds Church in California's Bay Area. Andrea is part of the teaching team for Preacher Chicks United, an incubator for women of color to cultivate their gifts of preaching and teaching. She loves connecting with women leaders. You can find her on Facebook or Instagram.