Hazel Dell Christian Church to host ‘Cultivating Lovely’ women’s conference


By Amanda Foust

Cultivating Lovely, an upcoming women’s conference focused around women confidently owning who God created them to be, is coming to Hazel Dell Christian Church April 29 and 30.


“This event is for any woman in her 20s and 30s who needs encouragement while finding out how to live in what makes her lovely,” said Krista Dunbar, co-founder of Cultivating Lovely and communications specialist at Hazel Dell Christian Church.

Dunbar developed the idea for the conference after originally planning a girls’ weekend away. She felt the messages she wanted to explore among the small group needed to be shared with more women.

“This is a community collaboration rather than just one church,” Dunbar said.

She quickly began collaborating with several guest speakers from various platforms, all of whom could tie into the idea of cultivating lovely in their present walk with the Lord.

“We want people to know we do not have it all together,” Dunbar said. “We are speaking despite where we are at right now and are walking through difficult times knowing God is our hope.”

Admission is $25 and includes a welcome bag. The Friday session is from 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hazel Dell Christian Church Student Center, 14501 Hazel Dell Pkwy. To register, visit cultivatinglovely.com.

“We want women to sit with the question, ‘What makes you lovely?’ and see it in their own eyes and not from someone else,” Dunbar said.

Conference Topics

What Makes You Lovely?

Speaker: Ashley Onusic

Being Under His Banner–Completely Covered by the Gospel

Speaker: Hayley Morgan

Loving Him Despite Our Emotions

Speaker: Krista Dunbar

Loving Him By Loving Our Body Image

Speaker: Ashlee Edgerton

Loving Him Through Tragedy

Speaker: Liz Henderson

Loving Him Through My Marriage

Speaker: Anna Scott


Speaker: Leah Hahn


Speaker: Jessica Bello