We hope you will find the We Will Conference an exciting blend of fellowship, worship, and inspiration. In addition to 5 united sessions, the weekend will also feature Breakfast & Bible Study on both Saturday and Sunday mornings, as well as a MarketPlace of Ideas and a casual Networking Mixer!

MEET OUR SPECIAL GUESTS

MARKETPLACE OF IDEAS

Open Saturday

MEET OUR SESSION LEADERS

Captain Maureen Diffley

Captain Maureen Diffley

Captain Maureen Diffley is the Program Specialist for Women’s Ministries at Territorial Headquarters in Atlanta. She met The Salvation Army while doing a year of study abroad in Russia as a college student. Upon graduation, she joined a start-up ministry team that developed a community response to HIV/AIDS and addiction in southern Russia. Prior to officership, her social work experience included foster care prevention direct services and advocacy for welfare recipients in New York City. Since being commissioned in 2005, Captain Diffley served in Russia, Ukraine, the Republic of Georgia and Florida. She has an MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MA in Christian Education from Union Presbyterian Seminary.
Brittany Sanford

Brittany Sanford

Hey there! I’m Brittany, professional misfit (Rom 12:2) and coffee connoisseur...I’m kind of a coffee snob. I have a bad case of wanderlust and a huge passion for evangelism, world missions, and The Salvation Army’s ministry! I was first introduced to TSA through the ministry of the Inman Street Coffeehouse, located in Cleveland, TN. A year later, after working at Camp Paradise Valley over the summer and then attending 730 weekend that fall, God confirmed that I was called to be a Salvation Army officer. Fast forward two more years and I’m now a second year cadet at The Evangeline Booth Training College. I’m super excited to see and hear how God is speaking to you this weekend! So, if you see me around feel free to say hey! I’d love to hear your story too!!
Captain Everette Platt

Captain Everette Platt

Captain Everette Platt was born on the beautiful island of St. Thomas and grew up on the neighboring island of St. Croix. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) in Tallahassee, Florida and her Master’s from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Captain Everette and her husband Marion have three children: Medina, Joshuah, and Zion. Captains Platt were ordained and commissioned as part of the Bridgebuilder Session, have served as corps officers and divisional youth leaders and are currently appointed as Directors of Personnel at the Southern Territory’s School for Officers Training.
Seryeung Joy Lee

Seryeung Joy Lee

Seryeung is a soldier of the Landmark Corps in the National Capital and Virginia Division. At five years old, she and her family moved to the United States from South Korea, and within a few months, God led them to the Salvation Army in Atlanta, Georgia, on Christmas Day 1998. After living in Georgia for 16 years and graduating from the University of Georgia in May of 2014, Seryeung moved to the Northern Virginia area, where she now resides with her family. She currently works in Washington, D.C. at the United States Congress in the Communications Department – and not a day goes by without an opportunity to learn and an interesting story to tell.
Gabriela Prieto

Gabriela Prieto

Born to Salvation Army officers, Gabriela has experienced the Army’s impact around the world first hand in Cuba, Costa Rica, and Panama, and also through visits to many other Army locations. Gabriela is a graduate of the University of North Florida with degrees in both Psychology and Law-based Criminal Justice. She currently works as the Development Associate at The Salvation Army’s Naples Regional Coordinate in Florida. Gabriela is passionate about empowering young women to be proud to live their lives both righteously and to their fullest potential, with the Lord as their guide.
Captain Sarah Nelson

Captain Sarah Nelson

Captain Sarah Nelson presently serves as Associate Territorial Candidate Secretary in the USA Southern Territory. Along with her husband (Dan), she directs much of her time and energy toward the recruitment and development of future Salvation Army officers, although she has a broad passion to help people discover and fulfill their role in the Body of Christ. She is a fourth generation officer who takes great joy in making a return on what's been invested in her, throughout her life. In addition to her work with candidates, Sarah is very active in her home corps, Lawrenceville, GA, where she is heavily involved in youth ministry. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries from Trevecca Nazarene University. Sarah is mother to Hannah (age 17) and Nolan (age 8). Her hobbies are planning trips, decorating her home, organizing spaces, taking long walks, and cooking as little as possible.
Jovanie Smith

Jovanie Smith

Jovanie is the Young Adult and Mission Deployment Coordinator for the Southern Territory. Born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida, she is an exuberant spirit that shines light wherever she goes. Previously, she was the Mission Specialist (SAMS) in Jackson, Mississippi, where she focused on young adult/college ministry, youth development and community outreach. In her new role in the Territorial Youth Department, Jovanie provides spiritual guidance that highlights practical ways to navigate young adulthood while faithfully building a relationship with the Lord. Discovering new ways to cultivate intergenerational relationships is one of her passions. Jovanie is an avid tea drinker, who loves hanging out with friends, exploring her city and kickboxing!
Chloe Hu

Chloe Hu

Chloe Hu was born in the San Francisco Bay area, but spent most of her life in Orlando, Florida. She has been heavily involved in The Salvation Army's various music and arts programs since the age of ten. Chloe went on to take dance at Valencia College, while pursuing studies in photography, drawing and painting. As a college student, she established the Orlando Creative Arts Ensemble at the Orlando Citadel Corps. Chloe holds a BA in Visual Arts and Emerging Media Management from the University of Central Florida. Her interests include attending sporting events – especially to support her alma mater, concerts and theatrical shows. Chloe also loves the beach and traveling. She is grateful for opportunities to travel for ministry, including Summer Service Corps (India, 2014).
Captain Valentina Cantu

Captain Valentina Cantu

Captain Valentina Cantu is the Associate Divisional Youth Secretary for the Arkansas-Oklahoma Division of the USA Southern Territory. She and her husband, Carlos, have previously enjoyed many years co-leading corps ministry.
Captain Anne Westmoreland

Captain Anne Westmoreland

“I love the Lord, I love being an officer, and I love people! Saying YES to his calling has opened doors I could never even have imagined. My life verse is from Revelation 3:8: ‘See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut.’” Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Captain Anne Westmoreland spent the first 26 years of her life close to my family, worshipping at the Salvation Army, knowing from a very young age that I wanted to become a teacher and a missionary. She worked as a music and math teacher in Denmark for a few years, until she responded to a call to serve overseas. In Bangladesh, Captain Westmoreland worked in education and the OTHERS project. During the course of her time there – but while at the International Congress in Atlanta, she accepted the call to officership and met Bobby Westmoreland from Mississippi. The couple were married in December 2002 and she was commissioned in the summer of 2003. Since 2003, the couple have served in corps and territorial leadership in the US and for three years as divisional leaders of Ukraine. Captain Westmoreland completed a Master’s at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.

NETWORKING MIXER

After the main meeting on Friday night, you’ll have the opportunity to mix and mingle with other women at the conference. Tables will be set up and labeled by interest group, offering you the chance to meet like-minded ladies and engage in conversation regarding your shared passions.

embrace LUNCH

Interested in sharing a meal and having guided conversation with some new faces Saturday? Save your spot in an embrace lunch group by signing up at registration on Friday! Once each group has been formed, your leader will text you with more information and ultimately, your group will head to a nearby restaurant together. If you’re interested in starting a type of ‘small group ministry’ at your corps, this will be a great opportunity to discover what embrace has to offer!

THE WE WILL APP

coming soon

Welcome to The Digital Age! Forget lugging around a cumbersome program or wondering what’s going on half the weekend – we’ve got you covered with the We Will event app! From local restaurants, to special guest bios and last minute announcements, the app is a must have for the conference!

More details to come…

official conference hashtag

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