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Last edited on: September 11, 2014.

On Saturday, October 11th, 2014 women from Los Angeles and Southern California will gather at Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena to unite and connect with featured keynote guest speaker Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.

In 2006, Michele Bachmann became the first Republican woman elected to represent Minnesota in the U. S. House of Representatives and in 2011 was listed in TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” and Forbes Magazine’s “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.”  In Congress, Bachmann is a member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the Financial Services Committee and is co-chair of the Adoption and Foster Care Caucuses.

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann; Photo Courtesy of Politico.

Prior to serving in Congress, Bachmann served in the Minnesota State Senate from 2000-2006 and worked on hundreds of civil and criminal cases as a federal tax litigation attorney.  The Bachmann’s have five biological children and have cared for 23 foster children while continuing to fight tirelessly for the rights for those with no voice.

Other featured keynote speakers and panelists include: Isik Abla, Ex-Muslim, ordained minister, and international ministry speaker, Brenda Epperson-Moore, Motivational Speaker and TV actress best-known for her role as Ashley Abbott in the soap opera “The Young and Restless,” and Kathleen Cooke, Actress, Blogger, Speaker, and Co-Founder of Cooke Pictures.

Added panelists includes Edwina Findley-Dickerson, TV and screen actress known for her work on the HBO series Treme, The Wire, and starring in the upcoming feature film, Get Hard with Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart.


LynnMarie Rink stars in the off-Broadway show "Wrap Your Heart Around It"; Photo Courtesy of Facebook.

LynnMarie Rink, five-time Grammy nominated performing Squeezebox artist and actress in the Off-Broadway production of her own life story, Wrap Your Heart Around It, And, Susan Isaacs, actress, comedian, alumni member of the Groudlings Theate, and best-selling author of the book Angry Conversations with God.

Musical guests include Linda McCrary-Fisher, singer, worship leader, touring artist with gospel great Andrae Crouch, Tommy Walker, Tommy Coombes, and Billy and Franklin Graham Crusades. And, Christy Ebenhoch, singer/songwriter, recording artist and worship leader.  Also joining the stage will be Robyn Hanley whose paintings are displayed in the White House and Pentagon Chapel.

United we can impact the world – together we can be catalysts for CHANGE – join us at ASCEND 2014.



Do you love stories? Be inspired as LynnMarie Rink Shares a Beautiful Lesson on Love



God is calling you to ASCEND!  “What’t the battle you’re ready to win?”

LynnMarie Rink will be a key session panelist for the 2014 ASCEND Conference for women on Oct. 11th, at Ambassador Auditorium, Pasadena, California. Info and registration at  Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with her and hundreds of other women who want to learn to break the chains of fear and defeat.


Sonoma Christian Home Online Magazine is proud to be an Official Sponsor for the Ascend Conference. We’re here to give you more insight into the passion and heart of these gifted speakers. Stay tuned!  SCH is a Christian Women’s Magazine created for the online community of faith.


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