Equipping women leaders in ministry to be refueled, revived, and refocused.

Lead Bold Conference

Sept 10-11


Lead Bold Conference

Lead Bold Conference is for women leaders in ministry. This unique conference is designed by women in ministry for women in ministry. It is a gathering place for mutual learning and encouragement.

For those ministering to others, Lead Bold Conference equips leaders to be refueled, revived, and refocused.


Lead Bold Conference

September 10-11, 2021

2021 Keynote Speaker


Sharon Norris Elliott

“Live significantly!” That’s the inspiring message of Sharon Norris Elliott, award-winning author, popular speaker, astute Bible teacher, and founder/CEO of Life That Matters Ministries and AuthorizeMe®. She encourages everyone who will listen to live a life that matters. Some of her 12 published titles include: 

  • A Woman God Can Bless (due to launch in the fall of 2020)

  • 366 Glimpses of God: Getting to Know the God Who Knows You

  • Why I Get into Trouble (the first title of her 7-book children’s series); 

  • Boomerangs to Arrows: A Godly Guide for Launching Young Adult Children; and 

  • Power Suit: the Armor of God Fit for the Feminine Frame. 

Discover more books and her devotional blog at her ministry website, www.LifeThatMatters.net.

Sharon is amazed at how God’s goodness has brought her from being “Straight Outta Compton” to standing before great people and audiences. Dedicated to teaching and learning, she is a cum laude college graduate (Biola University), holder of an honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree, and member of several prestigious organizations (ACE, AWSA). Sharon is also a religious broadcaster hosting her own show, Life That Matters with Sharon Norris Elliott, and a women’s roundtable show, A View from the Upper Room, on The Holy Spirit Broadcasting Network (HSBN.tv), and the Christian Women’s Word Network (CWWN.tv). Both shows also available on Facebook Live and Spotify.


Under the Life That Matters Ministries umbrella, are her two companies. Milk & Honey Life Retreats rival any other girls’ getaway for both fun and faith enhancement. Through her AuthorizeMe® Consulting, Coaching, and Editing Firm, Sharon edits others’ work, mentors up-and-coming writers and speakers, coaches writers as they draft their manuscripts, and conducts hands-on seminars personally assisting attendees toward their publishing goals. The latest exciting growth of her AuthorizeMe® brand includes her new move to now function as a literary agent.


Sharon recently retired from her 35-year career as an English teacher at Orange Lutheran High School in Southern California. She and her husband James serve at Christ Second Baptist Church in Long Beach, CA. They enjoy their empty nest, travelling, and visiting their children and grandchildren.


Frequently asked questions

Who is this conference for? How do I know if it’s for me?

The Lead Bold Conference is simply a leadership conference for women in ministry. If you see what you do as ministry (paid, volunteer, experienced, brand new, church-centric or not), then you will fit right in at this conference. At the conference, you will get to enjoy challenging teaching, invigorating discussion and relevant ministry insights from our ministry panel. You’ll get to connect with other women in ministry who can encourage you regardless of your ministry season. If you’re looking to learn from other women leaders and get to share what you’ve learned along the way, too, then it’s for you. This conference is a gathering of ministry leaders, so if that’s you, then we hope to see you there!

How is this conference going to refresh me?

We know ministry leadership can take its toll emotionally, relationally, spiritually and physically. So when we created Lead Bold, we did so with the intention of breathing new life into your weary soul. At the conference, you will get to enjoy challenging teaching, invigorating discussion and peer networking with other women leaders. On top of that, we’ve carved out time in the conference schedule for personal reflection space where you can be still and let God refresh you as only He can. Lead Bold is a place where bold leaders come together but don’t have to lead...they just get to receive!

Will the conference address doctrinal or theological issues surrounding gender and/or women’s roles?

The short answer is “yes”...but we don’t all have to agree. The Lead Bold Conference is not about gender roles, but discussion around this topic is inevitable. The conference is designed to be a place of mutual encouragement and support regardless of differing interpretations around the topic of women’s roles. We welcome all ministry leaders to attend, no matter their tradition, denomination or perspective. We do ask that any discussion on this topic that occurs at any Lead Bold event, be engaged in with respect and toward the goal of understanding one another.

Are scholarships available for the conference?

We never want finances to hinder a woman from attending the Lead Bold Conference. With that in mind we are able to offer scholarships on a case by case basis. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please email us with your inquiry and someone from our scholarship team will be in touch with next steps.

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1660 Freisman Rd.

Livermore, CA 94551

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