2019 Featured Speaker Chrystal Evans Hurst is an energetic, life-loving “girl-next-door” who encourages other women to love God, to love others, and to love themselves. The eldest child of Dr. Tony and Lois Evans, Chrystal is the best-selling author of She’s Still There, Kingdom Woman, and her latest release, Show Up for Your Life


Chrystal regularly shares encouragement via podcasts and blogs, where she poignantly reflects on faith and speaks with frank honesty and practical wisdom about experiences that affect women every day. With humor and vulnerability, she tells it like it is with grace, integrity, and love.


For more information about Chrystal, visit her website at chrystalevanshurst.com.

Singer/songwriter Laura Story isn’t afraid to write about grace at work in the middle of unexpected, unexplainable situations. She can only write from experience and how she’s seen God redeem the darkest chapters of her own life. Her fifth studio album and most recent release, Open Hands, finds Laura in a posture of surrender, discovering the beauty found in letting go.


Widely known for her massive number one hit "Blessings," Laura has won a GRAMMY® Award, a Billboard Music Award, and multiple GMA Dove Awards. She has led worship at Atlanta’s Perimeter Church for the past 12 years and is also the author of two books, including When God Doesn’t Fix It – Lessons You Never Wanted to Learn and Truths You Can’t Live Without.


For more information about Laura, click here to visit her website.