Meet the
Refined Conference

Meet the incredible speakers and panel leaders for this year’s Refined Conference.

2024 General Session Speakers

Refined Conference Speaker: Jenn Hand

Jenn Hand

Jennifer (Jenn) Hand, Executive Director of Coming Alive Ministries,
founded the ministry in 2012 and loves the honor of traveling nationally and
internationally, inviting people to come alive in Christ through conferences, retreats, written resources, and counseling.

She has had the joy of serving in over thirty countries. With a Master’s degree in trauma counseling, God has opened a unique door for her to respond after natural disasters around
the world, providing trauma counseling and the hope of Christ on the holy
ground of suffering. She would love to keep up with you in her cozy internet
corner of the world at

Refined Conference: Rebecca George, Session Speaker

Rebecca George

Rebecca George is an author and podcast host of Radical Radiance. Through her powerful book Do the Thing: Gospel-Centered Goals, Gumption, and Grace for the Go-Getter Girl, Rebecca speaks directly to the hearts of Christian women, offering a unique blend of biblical wisdom, practical guidance, and unwavering grace. With each page, she encourages readers to align their goals with gospel truth, infusing ambition with godly principles, and stepping boldly into the plans God has placed on their hearts.

At the heart of Rebecca’s mission is her captivating podcast, Radical Radiance. It’s a space where Christian women find encouragement, inspiration, and a deeper connection with God. Through heartfelt conversations and uplifting teachings, Rebecca explores topics such as faith, purpose, relationships, and more, always pointing listeners back to the unwavering love of Jesus. Her relatable stories and unwavering commitment to God’s Word create a safe space where Christian women can seek guidance and embrace their God-given identity with confidence.

Through her captivating speaking engagements and workshops, Rebecca extends her transformative message beyond the pages of her book and podcast. She shares her personal journey of faith, offering encouragement, hope, and practical tools to help Christian women break through limitations, discover their purpose, and walk in the fullness of their gifts.

Whether through her inspiring words in “Do the Thing,” her soul-stirring podcast episodes, or listening to her speak, Rebecca George has become a cheerleader of hope and encouragement for Christian women. With her unwavering commitment to Christ, she invites women to embrace their identity, purpose, and calling, empowering them to live a life of radical radiance that shines brightly for His glory.

Refined Conference Speakers: The Christian Business Breakdown

Sarah Jacobson & Lisa Lord

Sarah and Lisa are former teachers turned business owners, on a mission to help Christian women become the experts of their business. As the founders of The Christian Business Breakdown, they want to equip you with the tools and skills you need to be an empowered CEO, making the best decisions to maximize impact and income for your unique business.

Lisa has spent the last 13 years learning how to master photography AND run a profitable brand and business. Now she gets to coach business owners as they level up their brand through photography and brand strategy making content creation and marketing easy!

Sarah’s passion is to help others ignite action in their life and business, so they can be the person God is inviting them to be. Drawing upon her 20-year career in education, Sarah has spent the last 4 years working with coaches and consultants to do the right work in their business in order to be effective and efficient with their time and energy.

Sarah and Lisa love a solid business strategy, Jesus and keeping it real!

Refined Conference Speaker: Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is an award-winning author of several books including bestseller Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity.  She is a board-certified internal medicine physician, work-life integration researcher, speaker, and host of the I Choose My Best Life Podcast. Dr. Saundra is a thought leader on the mind-body-spirit connection and speaks internationally about her 7 Types of Rest Framework™.  She transparently shares how her past pain has been redeemed through the practical application of God’s word. Over 250,000 people have discovered their personal rest deficits using her assessment at  She coaches Christian women communicators in business and ministry, helping them expand their platform, secure more speaking/media engagements, and have a greater Kingdom impact.

Learn more about Dr.Saundra at

Refined Conference Agenda


  • 9:30am-10:30am
  • Registration Check-In / Mingle and Vendor Time
  • 10:30am-11:00am
  • Morning Worship + Event Kickoff
  • 11:00am-12:00pm
  • General Session #1: Jenn Hand
  • 12:00pm-1:30pm
  • Lunch Break
  • 1:00pm-1:30pm
  • Mingle and Vendor Time
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm
  • Round Table Discussions: Business, Nonprofit & Networking Topics
  • 2:30pm-3:00pm
  • Snack Break / Mingle and Vendor Time
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • General Session #2: Rebecca George
  • 4:00pm-4:30pm
  • Q&A Panel: Writing, Publishing & Marketing Topics
  • 4:30pm-5:00pm
  • Day 1 Closing + Dismissal
  • 6:30pm-8:00pm
  • VIP Dinner (Bonus Session, Registration Add-On)


  • 9:30am-10:30am
  • Check-In / Mingle and Vendor Time
  • 10:30am-11:00am
  • Morning Worship + Welcome
  • 11:00am-12:00pm
  • General Session #3: Lisa Lord & Sarah Jacobson
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Lunch Break
  • 1:00pm-1:30pm
  • Mingle and Vendor Time
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm
  • Round Table Discussions: Writing, Publishing & Marketing Topics
  • 2:30pm-3:00pm
  • Snack Break / Mingle and Vendor Time
  • 3:00pm-3:30pm
  • Q&A Panel: Business, Nonprofit & Networking Topics
  • 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Closing Keynote / General Session #4: Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith
  • 4:30pm-5:00pm
  • Worship + Day 2 Closing and Dismissal

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