Cancelled: Women of Impact

This event is cancelled due to government restrictions on gatherings. We look forward to rescheduling as soon as we can.

Inspired and Equipped

Join us for this 2-day symposium to empower, inspire and equip women with a leadership platform in business or ministry to increase their impact. This motivational event will encourage you as you learn from other women leaders about how they overcame key challenges and found new strategies to help them create meaningful impact.

We will explore topics such as Enlarging Your Impact, Fostering Community Within your Organization, Leading for the Long Haul, Caring for Yourself as you Care for Others and Leading Like Jesus. At the end of our time together you will have made new connections and gained important insight and tools to help you make an even bigger impact than you are already making.


Sept 25, 2020 Sept 26, 2020


6:30 pm - 9:00 pm 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Collide Office

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$100 Person

Willow Weston

Founder / Director, Collide

Willow Weston loves telling stories and inviting others to share theirs. She’s a foodie, a beach walker, a party-thrower, a coffee shop addict, a wife and a Mom. She is open about the wounds and insecurity she battles, and she’s passionate about helping other people become authentic with their pain so they can walk toward wholeness. Over 20 years, God called her to be a messenger for Him and she is now a speaker, blogger, podcast host, author and Founder and Director of Collide.

Kate Ahl

Owner / Founder, Simple Pin Media

Kate Ahl is the owner and founder of Simple Pin Media, a Pinterest management company. They help their clients focus back on their business by taking over all aspects of Pinterest marketing. After working with over 600 Pinterest accounts they have learned how to pin for all types of companies and niches. Kate has taught tens of thousands about Pinterest marketing through various speaking engagements and her podcast, the Simple Pin Podcast. She aims to teach simple, actionable tips to help you create forward movement in your business instead of feeling overwhelmed.

Maluhia Vander Griend

Co-owner, Dancing For Joy Studios and Stomping Ground Coffee Shops

Maluhia Vander Griend is co-owner of Dancing For Joy Studios and Stomping Ground Coffee Shops, in Bellingham and Lynden. Vocationally, as the Artistic Director of Dancing for Joy, she teaches all ages, mentors teens, builds community, and shares her philosophy of delight and grateful living through dance. She and her husband Kurt dream and work together in their businesses. Their major partnership is their commitment to raising a family of three God-gifts: Josiah (18), Malakai (15), and Isabel (14).

Jodi Hewitson

Co-owner, Chuckanut Lighting

Jodi is the co-owner of Chuckanut Lighting in Burlington, Washington. She has worked hard to create a staff that functions as a true team as they provide customers with the best experience possible. Jodi has been married to Scott for 22 years, has 4 adult children and 1 grandson. Four years ago, God handed Scott and Jodi a sweet surprise wrapped in a tiny, precious package when they met their adopted daughter, Kimber.

Melonie Kemp

Executive Pastor, Christ the King Church

Melonie is the current Executive Pastor at Christ the King Church (CTK), Bellingham. She also serves on the Executive Team that oversees the CTK Network. Melonie has been on staff at CTK for almost 22 years. She has served in both administrative and ministry pastor roles over the years, and has always functioned in a leadership role at CTK. Melonie and her husband Mike have been married for 33 years. They have two daughters who are married, one granddaughter and a son who is in grad school.

Heidi Hull

Owner and Founder, Heidi Hull Designs

Heidi Is the owner and founder of Heidi Hull designs. She discovered her love of jewelry making while student teaching in Waihi, New Zealand. Heidi was asked to teach a jewelry class and quickly found she had quite an affinity for the art of jewelry design. The curriculum and standards she established in that class were so effective; the school made the class a permanent offering even after her departure from New Zealand. She now lives in Bellingham Washington with her husband and two daughters.

women leading exercise class

Caitlin Walker

Owner at barre3

Caitlin Walker embodies what it means to live in sync with the barre3 practice. Both in and out of the studio, she strives for balance while challenging herself and her clients to find overall physical and mental health. Caitlin has a diverse fitness and exercise background, having led various practices for many years – starting with step aerobics over twenty years ago! Due to the current situation she’s learned to pivot to keep her business afloat and to stay connected with her clients.She’s been a proud barre3 studio owner since 2011. Beyond her passion for her work, Caitlin believes living her best life includes spending an equal amount of time with her husband Rob, their two children, and their dogs. Her latest project is a new studio location for barre3 and a new spin studio called Ride Culture. When they’re not working, the Walkers enjoy great food, adventurous travel, and relaxing at home with family and friends.


Friday, September 25th – 6:30-9:30

  • Check-in begins at 6:00. Light appetizers and dessert provided.

Saturday, September 26th – 8:30- 4:30

  • Coffee and networking available at 8am.
  • We will be taking a break for lunch.
    There are many great restaurants within walking distance for you to enjoy, or please feel free to bring a lunch from home. We have a microwave for re-heating.

Get ready to dig in to the deep and real – we talk body image, perfectionism, family dysfunction, and so much more. At our classes, workshops and retreats, we like to skip the surface-level parts and get right to the heart of what matters to us as women, whether we’re discovering our purpose, facing past wounds, or developing our leadership skills.

You’re going to want to come to a class, workshop, or retreat with a teachable spirit, a hunger to learn, your favorite notebook, and a pen with looots of ink so you can jot down all the revelations, action items, and realizations you have as you listen to our expert teachers and chat with other like-minded women.