Speaker Line Up

Main Session Speakers 

Pam Kanaly, while in the midst of a staggering blow of divorce, clearly sensed the Lord revealing to her a future single mothers ministry. Today, as co-founder of Arise Ministries, Pam is one of America’s leading advocates for single moms. She knows the challenges of single motherhood and invites moms to rise up and place Christ as the head of their household. Pam was named one of three National Mothers of Achievement in Washington, DC, and chosen as one of the Top 50 Women Making a Difference in Oklahoma in 2016. Pam and Rich have been married for 28 years, and together they have nine grandchildren. Ask anyone—Pam loves life and it loves her right back.

Stacey Johnson is a Licensed Professional Counselor at her private practice, The Purple Couch. She is the founder of Single_Space, a community for single women and is host of “The Girly Bliss Show,” a podcast for women. She seeks to encourage, equip, and empower women with truth bombs and practical tools. She will challenge you to own your true identity, embrace mindful living, and celebrate who you are right where you are. She aspires to awaken and encourage freedom in girls and women to bravely be themselves and pursue wholeness in mental, emotional, and relational peace.

Shelley Pulliam loves friends, travel, and genealogy. A former teacher of hormone-filled eighth graders, she’s passionate about impacting the lives of our next generation. Her innovative teaching methods resulted in being named Teacher of the Year and Outstanding National Holocaust Educator. Shelley is a voracious reader and can frequently be found at the theater enjoying movie marathons, where her record stands at six in one day. Shelley is single, never married. She is a co-founder of Arise Ministries and serves as Executive Director.

 Worship Leader

Lisa Leininger and her husband, Kris, are worship leaders based in Edmond who serve wherever God calls them. Growing up a small-town pastor’s kid, Lisa has been leading worship since she was a young girl. Her contagious joy in worship is born out of her love for the Father, with one goal—making much of His name. Lisa is a mom to four young children who help her see Jesus in the wild and wonderful.