Be Real. Be Free. Be You.

 
 

Bloom 2019 is an opportunity to gather and be reminded that you are enough. God designed you with specific gifts and with a story that is only yours to tell. If you don't tell that story and share what God has done in your life, who will? Our hope is for you to leave the conference with a renewed sense of confidence to Be Real, Be Free, and Be YOU!

 
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Amena Brown is a poet, speaker, author, and event host. Named one of Rejuvenate Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 Changemakers, Amena is the author of five spoken word CDs and two non-fiction books: Breaking Old Rhythms and her latest release How to Fix a Broken Record. She has performed and spoken at events across the nation such as Creativity World Forum, IF Gathering, and Chick-fil-A Leadercast, as well as touring with Gungor, Ann Voskamp and the Voices Project Historically Black College and University Tour.  Amena is also the host of the limited edition How to Fix a Broken Record podcast about her book of the same name and the co-host of podcast, Here for the Donuts. She and her husband, DJ Opdiggy, live in Atlanta where they host an open mic every fifth Thursday at Urban Grind Coffee.  Live, Amena is always insightful, entertaining, and poignant. Her message and approach work extremely well with most audiences.

Amena Brown is a poet, speaker, author, and event host. Named one of Rejuvenate Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 Changemakers, Amena is the author of five spoken word CDs and two non-fiction books: Breaking Old Rhythms and her latest release How to Fix a Broken Record. She has performed and spoken at events across the nation such as Creativity World Forum, IF Gathering, and Chick-fil-A Leadercast, as well as touring with Gungor, Ann Voskamp and the Voices Project Historically Black College and University Tour.

Amena is also the host of the limited edition How to Fix a Broken Record podcast about her book of the same name and the co-host of podcast, Here for the Donuts. She and her husband, DJ Opdiggy, live in Atlanta where they host an open mic every fifth Thursday at Urban Grind Coffee.

Live, Amena is always insightful, entertaining, and poignant. Her message and approach work extremely well with most audiences.

Alli Patterson is a wife and a mom of 4. She serves as a Teaching Pastor at Crossroads Church out of Cincinnati, Ohio. She is also a writer and host of a podcast called IKR?, which features real conversations with real women. Her articles have been featured by Propel Women, Crossroads Media, and more. She is currently attending seminary and she loves to run, read, teach, and bake!

Alli Patterson is a wife and a mom of 4. She serves as a Teaching Pastor at Crossroads Church out of Cincinnati, Ohio. She is also a writer and host of a podcast called IKR?, which features real conversations with real women. Her articles have been featured by Propel Women, Crossroads Media, and more. She is currently attending seminary and she loves to run, read, teach, and bake!

Carolyn Tandy is the Director of Diversity & Inclusion for Texas Roadhouse. She is a wife and a mom of 3. She is a seasoned political strategist, having managed projects all over the country for such notables as President Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, the Congressional Black Caucus and the late Rosa Parks. She was recently recognized by Today’s Woman Magazine as the “Most Admired Woman - Corporate” for 2019.

Carolyn Tandy is the Director of Diversity & Inclusion for Texas Roadhouse. She is a wife and a mom of 3. She is a seasoned political strategist, having managed projects all over the country for such notables as President Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, the Congressional Black Caucus and the late Rosa Parks. She was recently recognized by Today’s Woman Magazine as the “Most Admired Woman - Corporate” for 2019.

 
Melinda Gividen is a Discipleship Pastor at Northeast Christian Church, where she has served for 8+ years as a mentor, coach, teacher and pastor to many. She is a wife and a mom of two. The Bloom Conference began with a dream Melinda had for gathering women of Northeast together to be inspired and equipped to accomplish amazing things. Prior to working at Northeast, she worked for Big Brothers Big Sisters, where she discovered her passion for helping people of all ages realize their full potential.

Melinda Gividen is a Discipleship Pastor at Northeast Christian Church, where she has served for 8+ years as a mentor, coach, teacher and pastor to many. She is a wife and a mom of two. The Bloom Conference began with a dream Melinda had for gathering women of Northeast together to be inspired and equipped to accomplish amazing things. Prior to working at Northeast, she worked for Big Brothers Big Sisters, where she discovered her passion for helping people of all ages realize their full potential.

Lindsay Keck is a Louisville native who loves her community. She is a momma to three kiddos, married to her college sweetheart, and is passionate about foster care. Lindsay enjoys people, local food and big earrings!

Lindsay Keck is a Louisville native who loves her community. She is a momma to three kiddos, married to her college sweetheart, and is passionate about foster care. Lindsay enjoys people, local food and big earrings!

Lindsay McKenzie is a wife and mama of two. She is a music teacher at Mercy Academy and serves on the worship team here at Northeast. Her hobbies include songwriting, drinking coffee, reading fiction, and doodling in her Bible.

Lindsay McKenzie is a wife and mama of two. She is a music teacher at Mercy Academy and serves on the worship team here at Northeast. Her hobbies include songwriting, drinking coffee, reading fiction, and doodling in her Bible.



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Have some questions about the conference? Check out our FAQ’s. If you don’t find your answer here - email us at Melinda.Gividen@necchurch.org.

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