Greater Things Women's Conference

October 21, 2023

2023 Greater Things Conference Recordings

Julie McCarthy - Session 1

Angela Ackley - Session 4

Christiana Miller - Session 2

Lori Nebel - Session 5

Angela Ackley - Session 3

Julie McCarthy - Session 6


Angela Ackley

Angela longs to glorify God with every word. When she isn’t talking to people about Jesus, she’s probably praying for them! Since accepting Jesus as her Savior, she earned a Biblical Studies degree from Christian Life College and poured herself into ministry, starting several organizations, leading prayer groups, and praying for others, all of which proved to her the immense power of prayer. Her most notable accomplishment (outside of raising three stellar young men) is the grassroots start-up of a Christ-based homeless shelter (, and has recently authored and published a Bible study called Jesus, Help Me Pray!.  A gifted leader and teacher with a relatable vulnerability, Angela speaks straight to the heart.  Angela lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her husband and their three boys.  For more information, visit her website and blog ( 

Christiana Miller

Christiana Miller is a worship leader, blogger & up-and-coming speaker. Born in upstate New York, Christiana spent the better part of 20 years traveling the United States with her family of thirteen, singing and ministering in churches across 48 states. She has always loved singing and writing and is in the process of penning her first book. Her growing ministry, Woman of Valor, is centered on encouraging women in truth and empowering them to use their voices by emboldening them through the Gospel. She now resides in Madison, Wisconsin and leads worship at High Point Church. Christiana is passionate about helping women discover confidence and boldness by placing their identity in Christ. Stay connected with Christiana via Instagram.

Julie McCarthy

At the age of nineteen, while horseback riding on an unusually warm January day, Julie prayerfully asked “Lord, is this everything there is to life? Or is there more? Am I missing something? Please show me.” Discovering the answers transformed her life – forever! Julie’s thirst to continue to draw nearer to God has fueled her desire to lead women in their journey of learning God’s word and applying it in everyday life.

Julie is an accomplished entrepreneur, speaker, and author of her book Courageous Joy – Boldly Step In, Step Up & Step Out in Your Faith. Julie holds a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Northwestern – St. Paul. She has been married to her husband, Guy, for over 40 years. They have four adult children and six grandchildren. Her dearest titles are wife, mom, grandma, and friend.

Lori Nebel

Lori is a well sought after professional counselor in Madison and has been in private practice for 27 years.  She and her business partner, Debbie Marks started Living Well Counseling Services, LLC ( 20 years ago.  Lori loves to teach and speak and has led many workshops and women’s retreats. 

Lori loves to wrestle with the tough questions of how faith in God intersects with a world of hurt and struggle.  Her insights have proved invaluable to her audiences and clients alike.

Lori has two sons, daughter-in-law and two grandsons, Micah and Levi.  She enjoys getting the most out of life.  At 53 she ran her first (and only) marathon, but since then has been running half marathons around the country.  She loves biking and hiking and is always glad for new adventures.