A one-day conference featuring some of the brightest minds in healthcare, education, non-profit, and small business—all seeking the best for West Virginia.
Theme: Leading Through Headwinds
Everything rises and falls on leadership.
Leadership is using your voice or influence to take someone to a destination they would not have reached on their own. In these days and in our world, leadership is more essential than ever.
We're facing unparalleled headwinds.
The headwinds that people in our state presently face are unlike anything most of us have seen in our lifetimes. Now is the time for leaders to lend their voices creatively, passionately, empathetically, and courageously to the conversations taking place in every city across our great state.
Our best days are ahead.
We believe the best days for West Virginia can be in our future. Our state can become a beacon of hope and a source of inspiration to our nation as we:
- lead the way in solving difficult problems.
- innovate extraordinary solutions.
- come together even in a climate that is socially and politically polarizing.
Speakers & Panelists
The day will feature these inspirational speakers… and more!
Owner, Braids and Twists
Rebecca Cobourne is a wife, mother, believer, and entrepreneur. As a native Charlestonian, Rebecca’s West…
Pastor, Risen City Church
Rev. Michael L. Farmer, the husband of Loren Farmer, and is the father of two…
Dr. Mitri Ghareeb
Co-Owner, Ghareeb Dental Group
Dr. Mitri grew up in Cross Lanes, WV and attended Cross Lanes Christian School. He…
Co-Owner, Orangetheory Fitness
Bruce Hinckson is the co-owner of two Orangetheory Fitness franchises, owner/operator of a Health &…
Executive Pastor, Bible Center Church
John grew up in West Virginia, attended Bible Center School, Cross Lanes Christian School, and…
President and CPO, United Way
Margaret Ann O’Neal currently serves as the President and CPO of United Way of Central…
Dr. Martin Roth
President, University of Charleston
Dr. Martin S. Roth became President of the University of Charleston in July 2018. Before…
WV Director, FCA
Keith serves as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) State Director for West Virginia. He…
Dr. Sherri Young
Executive Director & Health Officer, KCHD
Dr. Sherri Young, DO, FAAFP started as the Health Officer and Executive Director of the…
Two Ways to Attend
LIVEat BIble Center Church
- Seating set up for social distancing
- Lunch on your own
OnlineLink provided prior to event
- A virtual option for anyone unable to attend in person
- Includes all speakers
Schedule | Thursday, August 20
9:00 AM | WELCOME
9:10 AM | SESSION ONE
- John King
- Bruce Hinckson
10:40 AM | SESSION TWO
- Panel Discussion
(Rebecca Cobourne, Michael Farmer, Bruce Hinckson)
- Dr. Marty Roth
11:45 AM | LUNCH
1:15 PM | SESSION 3
- Dr. Sherri Young
- Panel Discussion
(Dr. Mitri Ghareeb, Dr. Tom Takubo, Dr. Sherri Young)
- Michael Farmer
3:00 PM | BREAK
3:10 PM | SESSION 4
- Margaret O’Neal
- Keith Tyler
- Dr. Mitri Ghareeb
4:45 PM | CLOSING
How to Find Us
The Church Campus is located just off Rt. 119 (Corridor G). If you are traveling south turn left onto Parkway Road (mile marker 74.4) just past the Southridge Shopping Area. Parkway Road is the first left past Moses Factory Car Outlet. Turn right onto Bible Center Drive.
〉Bible Center School
A ministry of Bible Center Church, Bible Center School is a fully accredited preschool, lower, and middle school program providing an exceptional educational experience in preparation for the secondary level and college.