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Are you ready to give yourself permission to be whole? Join us for this transformational event. You won't leave the same way you came!

OCTOBER 14 & 15, 2022


The past couple of years have been stressful and challenging for our nation on various levels.  As you know, many of us struggle with the cares of life in one form or another and are carrying around an unbearable weight.  


Emotional baggage, sometimes used to describe the fact of carrying past trauma or so-called negative experiences through life, relationships, or a career may prevent one from moving forward in life.

Everyone carries unprocessed emotions from experiences to some degree.  However, emotions that aren’t dealt with don’t just go away. Emotional pain is difficult for many people to reduce or turn off – it takes a tremendous amount of effort, resources, and energy.


The Unleashing #ISurrenderAll Women's Conference is a powerful event designed to help women with the transformational process of releasing and surrendering whatever blocks their fullest expression of love, life, and power while they build healthy boundaries. This year's conference will revolve around the "Releasing Me from Myself” theme and includes tips and tools on how to let go of unresolved emotional baggage, how to release emotions through prayer, and how to maintain a healthy emotional state despite unpleasant circumstances while taking them into a place of compassion.

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We'll See You At:

New Life Fellowship Worship Center
4727 Old Court Rd, Pikesville, MD 21208

Virtual Attendees:

ZOOM (link will be shared a few days prior to the start of the conference)

Master Class Catalysts

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After Hours

Pastor TaWanda Moore

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“Dressing for the healing occasion”

Pastor Moore is a native of Eastern NC, a good ole country girl to say the least. Working in tobacco fields every summer is what taught her strong work ethics. As mother, wife and new grandmother, Moore has always known that she was special. Not knowing exactly in what way, she always trusted and believed in a God that her grandmother and mother always spoke of. God used academic teachers to begin prepping Moore out of a quiet place, so that in her thirties she would recognize the essence of her true gift, which was that GREAT CALL from God. 

The quiet and shy Moore, (as she still holds true to) is now Pastor, Mayor, Business Owner, confidant, and friend. 

Her favorite scripture is (Proverbs 3:5-6) 5 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

Pastor Moore made history in the town of Elm City, NC by have been elected the first Black woman mayor. 

She loves God, people, children, teaching God’s word, and biblical principles. 

Woman Praying

Dr. Gwendolyn Fancher


“Prayer Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect” 

Dr. Gwendolyn Fancher is an Associate Minister at New Life Fellowship Worship Center a Non-Denominal church in Pikesville Md, where Rev. Edward Ferguson is the Pastor. Dr. Fancher has always loved to do Missionary work. Working with the Youth and the Women is her passion.  God has given her a gift of planning. Nothing makes her happier than planning a service or program to raise funds for God’s kingdom or Ministry needs. 

As a widow of 25 years, God has blessed her to minister to His people through preaching and teaching.  Her favorite scripture is Psalm 34:1 “I will bless the Lord at all times His praises will continually be in my mouth.” 
She tries to live by a quote her fifth-grade teacher taught her, “Good, Better, Best, never let it rest; until the good is better and the better is best.”  Most of all, Evangelist Fancher believes if she can help somebody along the way, then her living shall not be in vain. 


Ms. Renee Ilesanmi

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“Deliverance from Financial Bondage”

Renee Ilesanmi (E-Lay-Sun-Me) is a financial specialist based in Laurel, MD.  She is the founder and CEO of TRI Financial Services. She has a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Maryland and has helped hundreds of families in the Baltimore/DC area over the last 29 years with their life insurance and retirement planning needs.  She is also the proud recipient of American Classic Agency’s (ACE) Award and has also received numerous other awards and accolades in her field. 

She also believes in giving back by conducting free financial literacy workshops and seminars at churches, civic organizations, government agencies and sororities.  Her goal is to help Middle America become financial independent and to show them how to leave a legacy to their families.

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Dr. Reshaunda Strickland, PsyD, LPA, LPC

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“Copping with Isolation” 

Dr. Strickland is co-owner of Balance Beacon, a mental health clinic in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  Six years ago, she and her partner sought to open a practice built on quality client care and normalizing mental health.  After finishing graduate school, Dr. Strickland went on to work in a variety of areas. She has extensive experience with psychological evaluations, group therapy, and individual therapy.  She has spent many years working with local social service agencies for adults with special needs like autism and intellectual disabilities. 

At her private practice, she enjoys working with clients on fully understanding their struggles and how to work through them.  Her specialties include boundaries and codependency, anxiety, depression, men’s issues, and trauma.  She loves educating others about mental health to help bring a humanness and normalcy to what we all experience.  Her clients would describe her as direct with a splash of warmth, supportive, funny, wise, and authentic.  A fun fact about Dr. Strickland is her love for trying new and unique foods.  However, her favorite is Tex-Mex.  She is also a lover of horror films and DIY projects.

Evangelist Carole Higgins

“Let Go:  Enjoy Where You Are While You’re Going Where You Want to Be” 

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Evangelist Carole Higgins is a mighty woman of God who love, believe, teach, preach, and live the Word of God!  She’s an intercessor prayer warrior who will not only pray with you, but she will also fast on your behalf, and stay on the wall until you are free from the enemy’s stronghold. Evangelist Higgins is the Co-Pastor of New Creation Church of Grovetown and President of Sister’s with Altitude Mentality (SWAM), LLC.  She teaches women, that no matter what you are going through in life, we can hold our heads high and look towards the hills from whence comes our help, because our help truly comes from the Lord.  


She loves empowering women to not just live, but to be fulfilled. 

Evangelist Higgins is a devoted wife to Pastor Zachary Higgins, the mother of five beautiful children, and the grandmother of eight.  She holds a certificate in Christian Counseling and is currently attending Carolina College of Biblical Studies where she will earn a bachelor’s degree, Leadership in Ministry.  The most important thing in her life is being a great Ambassador for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Evangelistic Higgins stand on the words, “Only what we do for Christ will last.”

Keynote Speakers


Rev. A. Lynn Favorite 

“Falling in Love with Myself” 


Rev. A. Lynn Favorite is the first born of Dr. Mackie J. and Rev. Lucille S. Cookley.  I am truly GRATEFUL!! 

Rev. Lynn is a graduate of the Western High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Towson University. She is a 21st century virtuous woman.  She is a wife – husband Rodney who is also a PK (preacher’s kid).  She is a mother.  She has 3 sons – Dominic, Nigel, and Raynard.  She is an entrepreneur.  Her business caters to the king and queen in all of us – TRF Palace (The Royal Family Palace) “A Place Fit for King or Queen” (offering personal printing services: wedding invitations, funeral programs, flyers, banners, and so much more).  She is an anointed woman of God.


In her home church, Cookleys Community Baptist Church, you will find Rev. Lynn directing the choir (Voices of Cookleys); creating, designing, printing bulletins, special programs, and any other church correspondence; leading Praise and Worship; teaching Sunday School; advising Y&YAM (Youth and Young Adult Ministry); and preaching God’s Word.  She is also a spiritual leader at Cookleys Church Retreat. She works for the Government Publishing Office and is detailed on Capitol Hill in the Senate Appropriations Office. Rev. Lynn loves to quote – Psalm 34:1, “I will bless the Lord at all times and His praise shall continually be in my mouth”.  She is excited about Her-Story and the assignment given to her by God – to stir up the “church” folks and the saints.

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Pastor Denise Clarke

“The Real Me”

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Apostle Clarke’s journey with the Lord began in December 2004.  She served faithfully under the leadership of Apostle Preston Grimes and the Late Jesse Mae Grimes in Mount Olive, NC with Holy Ghost Cathedral church family.  Learning holiness, the fear of the Lord, and how to work in the church.  For several years she served as an usher, choir member, a minister, and a praise team member. As the Lord prepped and began to intensify in her heart and drew her into ministry, she accepted the call and the desire for the Lord began to increase more and more.  Crying out for years in her prayer room about concerns of the church, his sheep as a whole and concerns of the faith, God spoke and said, “I will use you to be an answer to your cry” He asked her to Pastor His sheep.  

In year 2015, Purpose by Design Church Ministries, Inc. was birthed out of Mount Olive, NC with the help of faithful sisters and brothers.  The ministries focus is on helping believers come into their God given gifts, call, and purpose.  The Lord has provided a safe place for many learn and at times relearn.  To grow and boldly come into their confidence and to use and accept the preordained purpose of many lives.  

Apostle Clarke’s heart desire is to see the church continuing in the book of Acts in the “Full Manifestation” of the faith in Jesus and the anointing he left for us to follow. May you experience God’s grace, mercy, power, and wisdom as you experience his hand and the ability that only he can give through Jesus Christ on this humble vessel.


You don't want to miss this value packed, hybrid event!

In person or virtual - you'll surely be blessed! 

See you there!

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*All times are approximate and are subject to change

Friday, 14 Oct 

Saturday, 15 Oct

Saturday, 15 Oct (cont.)

6:40 pm - Intercessory Prayer
7:00 pm - Meet & Greet      
7:05 pm - Praise & Worship
7:15 pm - Master Class Catalyst | Pastor TaWanda Moore: Dressing for The Healing Occasion 
7:55 pm - Break
8:00 pm - Sermonic     
8:05 pm - Conference Keynote Speaker | Rev. A. Lynn Favorite: Falling in Love with Myself    
9:30 pm - Benediction 

Refreshments (In Person)

9:40 am MC Intercessory Prayer
10:00 am
Meet & Greet 

10:10 am - Conference Inspirational

10:20 am Master Class I Catalyst | Dr. Gwendolyn Fancher:  Prayer Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect 
10:50 am Master Class II Catalyst | Ms. Renee Ilesanmi (E-Lay-Sun-Me):  Deliverance from Financial Bondage 
11:34 am - Break 

11:40 am Solo  
11:45 am
Master Class III Catalyst | Dr. Reshaunda Strickland:  The Breakout 
12:27 pm
Scavenger Hunt 
12:40 pm
Master Class IV Catalyst | Evang. Carole Higgins: Let Go:  Enjoy where you are while you’re going where you want to be
1:21 pm
1:31 pm
Conference Keynote Speaker | Apostle Denise Clarke:  The Real Me 
3:00 pm

Light Lunch (In Person)

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Q:  What is the cancellation policy?
All fees are non-refundable.  However, fees are transferable to another Sista who would like to attend.  Should you need to make any changes (i.e. names or chose a day rate), please send your request in writing to the conference team at  The request MUST be made not later than (NLT) October 01, 2022. No changes will be made after that date.

Q:  Can I use someone else’s registration if they aren’t going to use it?
Yes! Registration is transferable.  Please have the registered Sista send a request in writing to the conference team at The request must be made not later than (NLT) October 01, 2022. Changes cannot be made to registrations after that date.


Q:  Are day rates available?
Yes, day rates are available.

Q:  Can I sponsor another Sista to attend the conference?
  Yes! No amount is too small or too big.  If you would like to donate, please visit


Q:  Who do I call for questions?
  You can contact us via email at or call us at 443-380-0084.

Q:  Do you offer group rates?
Yes!  We offer discounted rates for groups of five or more for The Unleashing #ISurrenderAll 2022 “hybrid” Women’s Conference.


Q:  Will you assist me if I need a physical accommodation?
Yes…If we can! Our desire is to help make attendance at The Unleashing #ISurrenderAll Women’s Conference as easy and comfortable as possible for you. If you are a Sista that requires assistance, please indicate on the registration form in the accessibility section the type of assistance you require.


Q:  Do you offer American Sign Language interpretation or Spanish?
No! Currently, we do not offer American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation or languages other than American English.


Q:  What are the COVID-19 protocols?
 For face-to-face attendees, masks are REQUIRED, we will be conducting temperature checks upon entry, and we request 6 feet social distancing when possible.

For questions or more information, please contact us at: or call 443-380-0084.

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