2019 Speakers

Beth Davis

Beth Davis is a lover of Jesus, a recently retired youth minister, and the Director of Ministry Advancement for Blessed is She.   Blessed is She is a Catholic women’s community committed to deepening a life of prayer, starting with daily Scripture devotionals and supportive sisterhood.  As a Director of Blessed is She, Beth begins with the Word of God and helps others grow as sisters as they share their hearts.  Beth believes in beauty pointing toward the Divine, and she strives to live a Eucharistic life.

Beth is passionate about teaching women how to develop an intimate relationship with Jesus and speaking hope to weary hearts.  Her favorite things include being an aunt to her five fantastic nieces and nephews, the Saint Name Generator and whatever book she’s currently reading.



Courtesy of Blessed is She Facebook page

Amanda Vernon

Amanda Vernon’s love for Christ shows through her mix of interactive songs, scripture stories, personal testimony, and a call to action.   A practicing member of the Catholic Church, Amanda’s favorite form of worship is the Mass.  She has led liturgical music as an accompanist, cantor (song leader), and ensemble director for over a decade.  Whether Amanda is in a Mexican mission chapel, a breathtaking European basilica, or at her home parish of St. Timothy (Mesa, Arizona), she understands how prayerful song enriches the Eucharistic celebration universally.  Amanda also sings and speaks fluently in Spanish.

Amanda Vernon is an internationally-known recording artist who has shared her music across the US and in 6 foreign countries, including venues as diverse as World Youth Days in Sydney and Madrid, to Lambeau Field for Monday Night Football.  This singer, pianist, and composer speaks to authentic beauty through music, the “language of the soul.” Originally from the Midwest, Amanda resides in Phoenix, AZ with her husband and their spunky collection of children under age 8.


Courtesy of Life on the Rocks


Sonja Corbitt

Sonja Corbitt is a vital Catholic voice – an accomplished author, speaker, and broadcaster  – who produces high-impact, uplifting multimedia Bible studies, including Unleashed, Fearless, Ignite, and Fulfilled.

A Carolina native who was raised as a Southern Baptist,  Sonja converted to Catholicism and served as director of religious education at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Gallatin, Tennessee, and as executive director of Risen Radio in Lebanon, Tennessee.

She is the host of the Bible Study Evangelista Show.  Sonja is in formation as a Third Order Carmelite, a columnist at The Great Adventure Bible Study blog, a contributor to Magnificat, and the author of Unleashed, Fearless, Ignite and Fulfilled. Her Bible study, Unleashed, was featured as a thirteen-part series on CatholicTV. A riveting guest on Catholic radio and television, she also wrote for the Gallatin News Examiner and Oremus, the Westminster Cathedral magazine. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, Bob, with whom she home-schools two sons.

Courtesy of St. Joseph Church/Bread of Life Community, Erie, PA