Women's Conference

RISE UP 2023

There is a hunger in our region for more of the Lord. We long for revival to overtake our homes, cities, and nation. In response to this longing for more, we have created a conference that positions us for all that God has. RISE UP Women’s Conference is a rally of women, young and old, that long for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. During this conference, we open our hearts for spiritual growth, as every service and session takes us to the next level.

Isaiah 60:1-3 AMP
“1Arise [from spiritual depression to a new life], shine [be radiant with glory and brilliance of the Lord]: for your light has come, and the glory and brilliance of the Lord has risen upon you.
2 For in fact, darkness will cover the earth
And deep darkness will cover the peoples;
But the Lord will rise upon you [Jerusalem]
And His glory and brilliance will be seen on you.
3 Nations will come to your light,
And Kings to the brightness of your rising.”

This is a call for all women to RISE UP in the midst of chaos, doubt, and darkness. We believe that you will leave this weekend equipped, strengthened, and full of power for the days ahead.

“RISE UP” Women’s Conference is held at Journey Church, May 4th-6th.

3719 Shelby Rd. Millingon TN.

Registration $65
Childcare and Saturday lunch provided


6pm - Doors Open
6:45pm - Service Begins
Keynote Speaker Tammy Waycaster

6pm - Doors Open
6:45pm - Service Begins
Keynote Speaker Lameko Taylor

9am - Doors Open
9:30am - 11am - Breakout Sessions
11am-11:45am - Lunch (Provided)
12pm - Panel

Keynote Speakers

Hope VanDouser

Hope VanDouser is the host and visionary of our “RISE UP” Women’s Conference. Hope is Lead Pastor with Pastor Timothy at Journey Church, where together they shepherd and love their congregation. They have been happily married for 8 years, and are parents to their two sons; Kylan Lamar and Israel (Izzy Bug). Hope serves as our Worship Pastor, and Women’s Director. She has a Bachelors Degree in the Arts of Modern Music with a Minor in Biblical Discipleship. Hope is also a recording artist, where she writes and releases music for the Kingdom of God. Her hobbies include makeup, working-out, and all of her baby house plants.

Tammy Waycaster

Passionate, Dynamic, & Anointed, are just a few words which describe Tammy Waycaster. In her spirited style, Tammy uniquely shares God’s Word, intertwined with her own experiences, to empower women to fulfill their destiny in Christ!Tammy has ministered in all types of environments & venues, from a Women’s Penitentiary, filled with convicted felons, to a banquet hall, filled with pastor’s wives, businesswomen, and more. Before the session is over, women will laugh, cry, & learn, but most of all, will walk away having experienced God for themselves!Tammy is an ordained Assembly of God minister and serves as the State Women’s Ministry Director for the Tennessee District Assemblies of God. She & her husband, Rick, co-pastor FAM- (First Assembly Milan) In Milan, Tennessee. They have been married for 38 years, have 3 children, 6 grands & 1 on the way. Come and experience Tammy’s passion for this generation and her special gift to make the gospel come alive as it relates to your life!

Lameko Taylor

Prophetess Lameko Taylor is a devoted wife and mother of three daughters. She is a trailblazer and mentor who functions in healing, deliverance, and shifting of the mindset with a mandate to push others to walk in their true identity and to be intentional regarding their God-given destiny. Therefore, being coined "The Purpose Pusher." Her relentless pursuit of purpose and love for God's people led her to answer the call into ministry and the marketplace.Prophetess Lameko is a native of Memphis, TN. She accepted her calling to the office of prophet in 2014. She was publicly affirmed as a prophet at Divine Life Church, Memphis, TN, under the leadership of Apostle Tony and Prophetess Felecia Wade in May 2022. She serves on the pastoral staff at Divine Life as well.Prophetess Taylor founded the Total Yes Conference and 28:12 Lifestyle Boutique. As she boldly and unapologetically continues to give God a Total Yes, she encourages others to give God their Total Yes.

Break Out Session Teachers

Michelle Patterson

Anyone that knows Michelle Patterson, knows that she is fierce. Her undeniable passion and zeal for the things of God is contagious. When she speaks, people lean it. There is no doubt that the Holy Spirit has anointed Michelle to teach and preach the word of God. Michelle is happily married to her husband of 25 years. Together they own and operate a franchise with Matco Tools and have three sons and one granddaughter. Michelle completed three years at Tennessee School of Ministry through the Assemblies of God and has a bachelors degree in Biblical Studies. Over the past 20 years she has served in numerous ministries including children, youth, drama, crisis pregnancy centers, and women’s ministry. She enjoys writing, camping, going to the lake, all things outdoors, and travels extensively with her husband and son who race motocross. She also serves at a member of the Journey Women’s Committee.

Shelia Perry

To know Shelia Perry, is to know a mighty women of God. She is a powerful voice of influence to her community. Her entire life is ministry, and her passion is the word of God. Shelia is married to David of 28 years. They have two adult children, Amber and David Jr, along with two grandsons, Kylan and Israel. She is a nurse at Munford High School and LeBonheur Children’s Hospital. She also serves as a member of the Journey Women’s Committee, and leads a Journey Group at Journey Church. One of her many gifts and passions is sewing and quilting.

Stephanie VanDouser

Stephanie VanDouser is a trailblazer and respected leader of Journey Church, where she has ministered for the past 34 years. Her impact on the women of her community has produced mighty warriors for the Kingdom of God. Her and her husband, Pastor Tim VanDouser, served as Lead Pastors of Journey church for 32 years. They transitioned from the position in August of 2021. They are currently pastors emeritus to local churches, and together they lead a marriage enrichment class. Stephanie serves as a member of the Journey Women’s Committee. She is a mother to 3 adult sons, and Needin’ to 3 grandchildren: Kylan, Israel, and Rose. Stephanie has a passion for travel and loves to scrapbook.

Katie VanDouser

Katie VanDouser is a influential voice in the lives of our students at Journey Church. She is the wife of our Youth Pastor, Pastor Jack, where they both pour into the next generation. It is in this ministry that Katie has developed a heart for young girls that need community and discipleship. Katie has served behind the scenes at her local church for over half a decade, and has held a leadership position in our production team. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Production and a Master’s in Leadership. Her and Pastor Jack are the parents of their brand new daughter, Rose VanDouser. Katie loves to express herself through art, and has a gift in being creative and resourceful.

Break Out Sessions

Michelle Patterson
Michelle Patterson

“Dealing With Difficult Loved Ones”

(and the ones that are difficult to love)

Shelia Perry
Shelia Perry

“Finding Purpose In Your Season Of Waiting”

A deep dive into scripture that equips us for the wait.

Stephanie VanDouser
Stephanie VanDouser

“Tool Time” 

Learning how to fill our spiritual toolbox with the items we need to be battle ready.

Katie VanDouser
Katie VanDouser

“What are You Doing Here?”

A deep-dive into the experience Elijah had with the Lord while running from his calling.

Ages 13-18