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BTG Leadership Coference Recap

On a beautiful weekend in mid-February, a record number of nearly 400 women gathered for Bridging the Gap’s annual BTG Leadership Conference (formerly known as the Sisterhood Leadership Retreat) at Lake Geneva Christian Center. What a powerful weekend with speaker Portia Allen and worship led by the River of Life worship team. There were twelve available workshops ranging from communicating feedback, strengthening your resume, how to launch a mentoring program, and faith in culture.

Our emcees, Mykelti Blum and Kylie DeBoef, kicked off the retreat Friday night by presenting Hannah DeGroot with the Lund Leadership Award. This is an annual award to honor women of exemplary leadership. The 2025 Lund Leadership Award nominations are open on the BTG app or website. The evening ended with extended time at the altars, followed by outdoor activities, including a guided moonlit walk, the new hot tub, a lakeside bonfire with s’mores, and a giant game of indoor bingo.

Saturday morning included two different time slots to choose from, the 12 different leadership-based workshops that encompassed both ministry and marketplace topics. The morning main session included a hilarious Leadership Storytime with Pamela Steinle, followed by the Leadership Exchange. This featured nine women from varying ages and backgrounds sharing godly leadership principles in their own lives that have been impactful.

We believe women are influential leaders in their homes, families, friendships, workplaces, and churches. The BTG Leadership Conference is for every woman of every generation. This unique event encourages, equips, and empowers leaders from every sphere, both professionally and spiritually. More than ever, our world needs kingdom-minded leaders grounded in their faith.

Looking ahead to 2025, Charlotte Gambill will join us for the BTG Leadership Conference. Register now for February 21-22  at