Join us May 12-14 in Atlanta for the 2020 Admin Conference

Come together with fellow admins who fully grasp your role—the joys and the struggles. Find strength as you spend time with one another—laugh, maybe cry, and join each other on the journey.

Our Guests and Speakers

Dr. Matthew LaGrange

His Story Coaching and Counseling

Dr. LaGrange founded His Story Coaching and Counseling in 2011 and his goal has been to develop an affordable, high-quality coaching and counseling practice that meets the needs of individuals, families, and organizations throughout our community. He has put together an outstanding team of certified life coaches and licensed counselors offering comprehensive mental health care located right in the heart of the DFW Metroplex.

Born and raised in southern Indiana, Dr. LaGrange lettered in basketball, track, tennis, and cross-country at Washington Catholic High School graduating in the top ten in his class. He then went on to attend Marian College in Indianapolis majoring in psychology. While at Marian, he played on the collegiate basketball and tennis teams and served as the president of the student body. After graduating cum laude, he went on to St. Louis University where he studied clinical psychology, earning a Master of Science Degree with distinction in 1992. He completed his doctorate at Purdue University in clinical psychology in 1996.

Dr. LaGrange came to Texas in 2003 after being called into full-time ministry at Highland Meadows Christian Church. Shortly after arriving, he was asked to oversee the pastoral care ministries at the church that includes pastoral counseling, Stephen Ministry, and Celebrate Recovery. Over the past 10 years, he saw amazing growth in these relational ministries that resulted in the need to add additional staff, ultimately leading him to launch His Story as a stand-alone ministry in 2011.

Outside of His Story, Dr. LaGrange served for 7 years as the chair of psychology at Dallas Christian College and continues to teach life coaching courses as an adjunct professor. He is active in his church and several mission programs. He has led or participated in sports, educational, and construction trips to Poland and Mexico. During his career, he has served on the Board of Trustees at GRACE

He is devoted to his beautiful wife of 25+ years, Melissa, and is actively involved with his children, Lucas and Ellie. He is an active sports enthusiast and loves reading, cooking, traveling, and equipping leaders to fulfill their calling.

Jenni Catron

Leadership Coach, Author, Speaker

Jenni Catron is a leadership coach, author, and speaker. Her passion is to lead well and to inspire, equip and encourage others to do the same. She speaks at conferences and churches nationwide, seeking to help others develop their leadership gifts and lead confidently in the different spheres of influence God has granted them. As Founder and CEO of The 4Sight Group, she consults organizations on leadership, team culture, and organizational health.

Jenni is the author of several books including Clout: Discover and Unleash Your God-Given Influence and The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership. She loves a fabulous cup of tea, great books, learning the game of tennis and hiking with her husband. Jenni can be found on social media at @jennicatron and at

Nicki Koziarz

Author, Speaker

Nicki Koziarz is a two-time best selling author and speaker with Proverbs 31 Ministries. She is a wife to Kris and mom to three girls: Taylor, Hope, & Kennedy. Nicki’s family runs a small farm just outside of Charlotte, NC they affectionately call The Fixer Upper Farm.

Nicki speaks nationally at conferences, retreats and meetings. She has also been featured on Life Today.

An evangelist at heart, Nicki inspires others to become the best version of who God created them to be.

You can connect with Nicki at or on all forms of social media @NickiKoziarz.

Kadi Cole

Executive Director, Author, Speaker

Kadi Cole has spent the last twenty-five years studying leadership and organizational development, most recently serving as an Executive Director at one of America's largest and fastest-growing multi-site churches. She is passionate about helping local churches thrive and
equipping leaders to fulfill their calling.

Kadi is a true visionary, ahead of her time in teaching churches to harness the God-given talents in their congregations. While we are all called to serve, Kadi helps men and women navigate the unique challenges that may arise in pursuit of that call together. Kadi is an engaging, practical, and down-to-earth speaker and writer on a variety of topics related to leadership, organizational
development, spiritual growth, parenting, and living a full life.

Kadi is the author of the bestselling book, Developing Female Leaders.

Shaunti Feldhahn

Author, Speaker

Shaunti Feldhahn received her graduate degree from Harvard University and was an analyst on Wall Street before unexpectedly becoming a social researcher, best-selling author, and popular speaker.

Today, she applies her analytical skills to investigating eye-opening, life-changing truths about relationships, both at home and in the workplace. Her groundbreaking research-based books, such as For Women Only, have sold more than 2 million copies in 23 languages; her books and DVD studies are popular in homes, counseling centers, and corporations worldwide.

Shaunti (often with her husband, Jeff) speaks at 50+ events each year around the world, sharing her findings with a wide range of audiences such as churches, corporate conventions, women’s conferences, universities, arena events, marriage seminars, youth camps and cruises (yes, those are particularly painful…). Her research and commentary are regularly featured in media as diverse as The Today Show, Focus on the Family, The New York Times and MomLife Today. Shaunti, Jeff, and their two children live in Atlanta and enjoy every minute of living life at warp speed.

Jessica Bealer

Family Ministry Services Division of Generis

Jessica Bealer has been leading children’s ministry for 19 years. Six of which were spent overseeing standards, systems, staffing and atmosphere for the children’s ministry of Elevation Church. She has overseen the launch of twenty locations, and is considered a specialist in kidmin multisite. Jessica currently oversees the Family Ministry Services Division of Generis, an organization dedicated to helping churches see their mission accomplished. Jessica is a mother of four, published author and host of the Women’s Leadership Workshop podcast. She is married to Frank, the CEO of Phase Family Centers and Executive Director of Leadership Development at Orange.

Nathan R. Elson

Executive Director of Marketing and Business Development

Nathan R. Elson joined the CDF Capital team in late 2015. Nathan has spent over 20 years following his two passions, ministry and marketing. Nathan has helped denominations, large ministries, local churches, and Christian publishers tell their stories and engage their audiences. Prior to joining CDF Capital, Nathan served on the Executive Team of Rock Church, a megachurch in San Diego, overseeing Sundays, creative, and communications. Nathan attended Talbot Seminary and holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Biola University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from California State University, Long Beach.

Dad's Garage


Founded in 1995, Dad's Garage is an award-winning non-profit theatre company that brings in over 30,000 people a year at our new Ezzard Street home in Atlanta's historic Old Fourth Ward, public events across the continent, and festivals around the globe. Each season features original plays and world premieres created by our performers; this creates the backbone of our programming. Dad's Garage serves a younger demographic not typically served by traditional arts organizations. We introduce them to other arts organizations—such as The Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Opera, and Atlanta Ballet—through strategic programming collaborations. We have established ourselves as a “Gateway Drug to the Arts” and are dedicated to building a new generation of arts consumers.


Worship Team

Aligned with the Vision of 12Stone Church, the worship ministry creates opportunities to exalt the living God and encounter His rescuing and transformational presence in worship. We give God our “yes” and place Him first by honoring God for who He is and all He has done. Because of Jesus, we believe God draws near to engage everyone personally in worship.

Miles Welch

Executive Director of Leadership Initiatives at 12Stone Church

Miles has been in leadership at 12Stone Church since 2001. He is currently the Executive Director of Leadership Initiatives at 12Stone Church. This role allows Miles to give oversight to the Maxwell Leadership Center and to various leadership development initiatives throughout the Northern Atlanta Area. Miles’ wife Jennie is also on staff with 12Stone as a Small Group Coordinator. Miles and Jennie have been married for 23 years. They have two daughters, Megan and Morgan. In his free time, Miles enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, and running ultramarathons.

Connecting Church Admin Assistants

The Admin Conference is designed as an opportunity for administrative assistants to come together for learning, inspiration and connection. While the focus is primarily on large church senior pastor and executive assistants, we recognize the similarity in needs and challenges faced by admins in roles that support ministry areas with large breadth and depth. Our main sessions are typically universal and we provide breakout sessions that cater to variables such as church size or staff position.

Why You Should Attend?


Serving the church in an administrative role is no small task—so we want to give you a BIG thanks. While your work is largely behind the scenes, we want to put YOU in the spotlight!


Learn from several well known Admin Assistants from around the world that have been in your shoes and can help shed some light on how to navigate some of the unknown.


Find encouragement, camaraderie, and a spark of new energy for your church position. Spending this conference with admins, you will sharpen each other and build each other up.


$ 250

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Main Conference
Nite Out

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$ 210

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Main Conference
Nite Out

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This Year’s Location

This year we will be gathering at 12Stone church in Duluth, Georgia. We’ll have serveral options for group rates at hotels in the area as well.

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