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Esther’s courage women’s conference

Don’t let your past keep you from your destiny.

host a half-day conference  

let’s collaborate together to minister to your women’s group

 Esther’s story of triumph and courage has been told throughout the ages. In her life, we see a picture of a young woman rising up and becoming ALL God called her to be. This is the image we cherish: strength, purpose and dignity. But do we know what she overcame (from her past) to become the leader we admire and desire to emulate?

Esther lived in a compromised culture (as a captive in a foreign land). She was a victim of childhood trauma (left orphaned). She suffered through sexual exploitation (captured for the king’s pleasure). Her story of obstacles and hurt is not so different from what is faced by women today. She could be your neighbor. She could be you.

Following her journey guides us to a path of redemption, wholeness, and inspiration.            

host a half day conference for your women’s group


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Hi, my name is Mary Whitman Ortiz.

I would love to help.  

For over 15 years I’ve been helping women to love themselves, feel fully alive in God’s call on their lives, and create healthy relationships.

I know how pain from past hurt (sexual trauma, abuse and dysfunction) can damage your self-worth and prevent future growth in your relationships and marriage. I’ve been there.

God restored my brokenness and I’m passionate about showing other women how HE can do it for them, too.

Don’t let your past steal your future. Together we can bring God’s hope, healing and freedom to your heart. His love is waiting for you… for such a time as this.

What does an esther’s courage half-day conference look like?

  •  Sample schedule:

    8:00-8:30 Registration, coffee, beauty vendors

    9:00-9:30 Welcome, artistic ministry

    9:30-10:15 Session 1: Find Your Voice

    10:15-10:30 Break, vendors, interactive art

    10:30-11:00 Session 2: Heal Your Heart

    11:00-11:30 Ministry, art, vendors

    11:30-12:00 Lunch (questions at tables)

    12:00-12:15 Panel Discussion (finish lunch)

    12:15-12:30 Break, vendors, art

    12:30-1:00 Session 3: Reclaim Your Identity

    1:00-1:30 Closing, ministry, art, vendors

  • Leadership Intensive Training and Post Conference Small Group Support is available

how it works:

  • Step 1: Schedule a Planning Session

  • Step 2: Share the needs of your women’s group you want to address

  • Step 3: Discuss budget (speaker fees and travel, lodging, meals) optional training or support

  • Step 4: Pick a date and time to host the conference

  • Step 5: Secure the venue, music, food, vendors, artists (optional) and ministry team.

  • Step 6; Consider a Leadership Intensive Training for your team to facilitate ministry

  • Step 7: Consider a post-conference small group program to support participants

  • Step 8: Begin prayer focus for Esther’s Courage               

 Collaboration opportunities: (your role) altar team and inner healing prayer ministers, emcee host for the event, worship team or music source, prophetic creative artists, leader participants for panel, co-leader minister, Christian vendors of beauty items, coffee and boxed lunch, venue, joint prayer focus 



YES!! I want to host a conference! 

Click the link below to schedule a planning session to get more information.