leadership training

A series of three leadership training courses intended to encourage leaders to grow in knowledge, to learn best practices and to gain biblical strategies to help maintain a healthy, vibrant ministry


Our theme is discipleship and mentoring within the context of leadership development. It comes from the scripture where Paul is encouraging his “spiritual son” to seek out those who would be future leaders.



Our goal this year is to not only train current leaders but to empower them to disciple others as future leaders.  As Bill Hybels says in Courageous Leadership: A leadership development plan has to address these three phases: Identifying emerging leaders, Investing in the development of emerging leaders, [and] Entrusting responsibility to emerging leaders.


        1) Empowering Leadership--for yourself and those on your team

        2) Passing the baton to future leaders

        3) Promoting unity and harmony in ministry.


preparing to present

A limited pre-conference course offered only once on Thursday, September 27

As a Pre-Conference training, from 1:00 - 4:00 pm on Thursday September 27, we are offering Preparing to Present. This three-hour training will focus on presentation techniques and will introduce a format for speaking that is effective for everything from giving an announcement to preaching a sermon.  Included within Preparing to Present will be tailored break-out sessions on topics such as: leading a discussion, adult learning, and public speaking tips and tricks. Leaders will walk away with practical tools in their belt.


If you would like to take part in this Pre-Conference training session, Preparing to Present, please choose the add-on feature when purchasing your Gather registration. The cost for Preparing to Present is $30. Space is limited so be sure to register soon.


We have an excellent training team ready to answer questions, share biblical principles, and give strategies to be prepared as leaders. Bring your whole ministry team and come join us for Taste of Training 2018.


If you have any questions or would like more information about Taste of Training or Preparing to Present, please email us at info@gatherconference.org.

the team...

victoria robinson

Victoria has been involved with the international ministry Protestant Women of the Chapel since 1983. Since 1989 Victoria has been a speaker at women’s retreats for churches, PWOC retreats and conferences in Europe, Asia and the United States.  Victoria currently lives in Sierra Vista, Arizona with her husband, Fred who is a retired Chaplain and serves as the Director of Religious Education at Fort Huachcua, Arizona.  They are celebrating 42 years of marriage and ministry. Together Fred and Victoria have 4 grown children and 7 grandchildren. Victoria’s vocation is to “love women to Jesus and train them in His ways!” Her life verse is Psalm 119:32 “I will run in the paths of your commands for you have set my heart free.”

Julie McCammon

Julie is passionate about developing leaders and empowering women to step boldly into the places that God is calling them.  She has a background in Education which has had unexpected application within the international ministry Protestant Women of the Chapel for developing workshops and other resources for leaders. Julie has served at all levels of leadership within PWOC, and continues to invest in the ministry, currently at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.  An Air Force brat, turned Army wife, Julie and her husband, Shawn, an active duty Army Chaplain, are recent empty-nesters with two young men in college.

rose mcconnell

Rose has been in women’s ministry for more than 20 years, serving in leadership roles at various levels of ministry. She has also been a trainer, workshop presenter and retreat speaker. Her desire is to encourage believers to love God and His Word, and empower leaders to walk in their calling. Rose is currently enjoying her role as “Oma” to her first grandchild, as she continues to learn how to parent adult children and enjoy life in Kansas with Richard, her husband of 30 years.

what women are saying

“Training at the Gather conference was so beneficial. I went into the conference feeling a little worn, but after my time at Gather I left recharged with many new tools to not only help myself finish well, but also help my team.”

“Serving for the first time on a board, the classes on leadership were a huge encouragement for the upcoming year, preparing us for success and not distress. I loved having tools to help me throughout the year."


“Our [leadership] board grew during our time together at Gather, leading us to a wonderful unified effort the remainder of the year!”

“I enjoyed the case studies at the end; it was great to put the class into practice.”

“Love her insight; very applicable, very engaging, not dull, very lively.”

"Taste of Training gave our ministry board lots of good ideas for how to improve as leaders. Great information and group discussion, problem solving and encouragement. Totally worth our time."

“The [leadership] training at the Gather conference last year was so great! It really helped me as president [of my local ministry] get prepared for the year and how to run this season of life and finish it well. I took home a lot of helpful insights that were given to me by the facilitator that I personally used during the year!”

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