Meet the host, Dr. La Shawn Denise Witt!
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Through inspiring speakers, uplifting music and empowering workshops, you will be equipped with actionable steps to take your life to the next level …
The Refresh Retreat will equip you with tools to walk fully in your greatness, empowering you to:
· Break chains and overcome obstacles that have held you back
· Be encouraged to dream and create the life you desire
· Set goals to move the mountains created from your past
· Be encouraged and inspired by the victories of others
· Leave with refreshed souls and full hearts to pursue God’s destiny for your life.
Dr. La Shawn Denise Witt
Intercessory Prayer Led by:
Prophetess Pepta Henderson
Meet The Speakers
Prophetess Sophia Ruffin
Sophia Ruffin is an ordained prophet called to the 5-fold ministry to impact and advance the kingdom of GOD. She is a prophetic speaker who has ministered throughout the U.S. bringing a powerful and radical message of deliverance.
Ambassador Sophia is the author of the books “From Point Guard 2 Prophet,” “Shame,” “After the Altar,” “Feminine Progression,” and “Coach Soph to the Rescue”. Sophia is known as the “Comeback Kid” and uses her transformation to demonstrate the power of GOD. It is Sophia’s desire to inspire, and lead others through the journey of deliverance by being the blueprint and syllabus for others.
Ambassador Sophia enjoys edifying and encouraging the body that there is a place in GOD that shakes the kingdom of darkness, and unleashes the Power of GOD. Sophia’s story of deliverance from the spirit of homosexuality was aired on CBN 700 CLUB on June 29, 2017.
Sophia is the founder of CBK Squad where she activates, trains and equips others to get off the bench and get in the game. Sophia is also a writing coach and trains others to arise and write.
Sophia signed with Charisma Media Publishing Company in October 2017, and recently released her newest book through them entitled, Set Free & Delivered.
Whether speaking nationally or internationally, Christa’s passion for the Lord
pours out of her. Her life was significantly marked after a powerful encounter with the Holy Spirit as a young girl. From that moment on, the prophetic heart of the Father became the foundation of her walk with Jesus.
Christa delivers what she hears from the Holy Spirit with humor, accuracy and powerful personal experiences. She is known for her passionate preaching and down to earth approachability, but what many people don’t know is that Christa is a student of Krav Maga, a home design enthusiast, committed coffee drinker, and lover of all things cozy!
Christa’s background includes graduating from Seattle Pacific University with a degree in Communication. She then went on to Hillsong International Leadership College in Sydney, Australia where she completed the Pastoral Ministry Program. She has planted and has been Director of two Schools of Ministry. Christa has also served as Associate Pastor at Garden Valley Church in Roseburg, Oregon and Executive Pastor at Expression 58 in Glendale, California. Christa currently resides in the San Francisco Bay area and travels full time with her husband, Sean, ministering together throughout America & beyond.
Friend. Mentor. Professor. Dr. Alexis is a creative genius who uses her God-given gifts, academic edge, and wide-ranging knowledge base to reach beyond faith-based communities and into mainstream media.
Dr. Alexis has an earned Ph.D. in Adult Professional & Community Education. MS.E.D. in Workforce Education & Development. B.A in Administration of Justice with a Minor in Sociology & Social Work.
Anyone who follows Dr. Alexis can testify to her prophetic voice, creativity, and power to help people pivot into their prophetic destiny. Dr. Alexis is courageous, generous, and above all — Jesus-loving.
She lives in Texas with her equally incredible husband, James McClinton. Together they manage multiple businesses & a non-profit.
Apostle Sherman Dumas
Sherman is the Lead Pastor of All Nations San Bernardino and holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Business and a Masters of Biblical Studies.
He and his wife, Jaquet, founded Kingdom Culture in 2010 with eight other people and now it’s a multi-site church currently in three cities across Southern California. He also is a well established creative entrepreneur and author of 3 books: 21 Days to Momentum, Bastard Nation, and Secrets, Lies, & Leadership.
Meet The Workshop Presenters
Passionate. Loving. Spiritual. Insightful. Dedicated. Joyful. These are just some of the delightful characteristics those who know her would describe Kimberlee Bilbrew. Born on November 21, 1980 in Hollywood, CA, to two very amazing and supportive parents. Kimberlee is the oldest of two children.
Kimberlee earned her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Social Work from Tuskegee University in 2002, and a Master’s Degree in Social Work and credential in Pupil Personnel Service from California State University Long Beach, in 2009. She has served in the field of social work since 1998, from positions at nursing homes and juvenile camps to college counseling and youth foster care. Currently, she is a Children Service Administrator serving as a program manager for the Parents in Partnership program.
She became a member of the illustrious sorority Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., in the Inglewood Alumnae Chapter on April 17, 2009 and has held true to her name, “My Sister's Keeper.”
Precious Shalom Williams is Professor of Old Testament Studies at West Angeles Bible College. She is a theologian who specializes in biblical interpretation. She is a founding member of Faith in Formation, an urban initiative that seeks to promote the biblical principles of social justice and alleviate problems concerning urban communities. Her bi-annual bible study, Revolt Rhetoric, tackles topics such as religion, race, gender and politics. She is also founder of a woman’s discussion group Salted Purple, which deals with pop culture and religion.
Mrs. Williams is a public speaker, singer and upcoming author. Her forthcoming book 40 Days with the Potter is a study guide that will escort the reader through a journey of change and transformation.
She is a proud alumna of Howard University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration, and Duke University, where she obtained a Master of Divinity. In 2016 she received a Certificate in Theology and Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary and this year she is completing a Certificate in Justice Studies from Harvard University’s edX program.
She is a native of Seattle, Washington and currently resides in Los Angeles, California with her husband and daughter.
Treshelle Williams, M.Ed.
Treshelle Williams, M.Ed has been happily married to Tony Williams for nearly 11 years. After meeting on an online dating site in 2006, and getting married all within 6 months their union has been an example of God’s favor and love.
After starting her Doctoral program in Marriage and Family Therapy, she quickly realized that God had something much bigger for her. In her discovery period, Wife Talk Inc. was birth.
In a short 23 months, Treshelle has been able to create a platform that reaches over 27,000 wives and engaged women; with over 60 City Chapters and growing monthly. Her goal is to inspire, encourage, and uplift wives all over the world. She desires to be the hands and the heart of Christ when it comes to restoring God’s vision of marriage. She strongly believes divorce is NOT the ONLY answer to difficulties in marriage. But self-awareness, becoming intentional in your marriage, forgiveness, love, and seeking God is.
My Sister's Keeper Foundation
Through your support, women in crisis have found hope and renewal. Your donations will further the mission of My Sister’s Keeper by distributing our resources, providing financial support to host women empowerment events and will benefit funding the initiative to build transitional housing units in Los Angeles.
My Sister’s Keeper is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.