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Equipping Women

May 18 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Equipping Women on May 18 is an intentional time of training and fellowship for the women of Buck Run.  Find practical help and encouragement through breakouts and panels designed to help you grow in Christ, in the home, and in making disciples of others. This event is $15 and includes lunch. Below you will find the event’s schedule, breakout sessions, and speakers. Click the registration button to register and choose your breakout sessions. 

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8:30 Registration
9:00 Breakout Session 1
10:00 Breakout Session 2
11:00 Breakout Session 3
11:45 Lunch
1:00 Closing Session


Session 1

Dating Your Spouse: Making the Most of Every Season of Marriage| Lee Ann Hockensmith

Never Alone: A Panel Discussion on Walking Well in Different Seasons of Singleness

Coffee Shop Discipleship: Implementing Titus 2 in our Daily Lives | Hannah Parrish

Session 2

Finishing Life with Joy | Kathy Casey

Becoming a Woman of Influence: Using Your Gifts and Talents to Advance the Gospel | Jeannece Luhrs

Full Hands, Grateful Hearts: A Panel Discussion on the Challenges & Joys of Working Outside the Home as a Mom

Budgeting & Meal Planning: Stewarding Well the Resources God has Given You | Emily Benton

Session 3

Grace Filled Grand-Parenting | Tanya and Candace York

Worship in the Home: Leading Your Family to Glorify God | Don and Cheri Farley

Studying the Epistles: Reading and Understanding the New Testament Letters| Chris Parrish

Increasing Your Intake of God’s Word: Practical Ways to Spend Time in God’s Word | Lacey Morvay


Emily Benton is married to Josh and they have called Frankfort home for 14 years with their four kids: Silas, Daniel, Karis, and Thomas. Originally from Michigan, Emily graduated from the University of the Cumberlands with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She taught several years in Franklin and Owen County before working as an Administrative Assistant for Community Action Kentucky and then caring for children out of her home. She currently is a stay-at-home. Emily is passionate about orphan care, gardening, and being with her family.

Kathy Casey has been married to Bobby for over 40 years and they have 3 kids and 2 grandkids. Kathy was a state employee for 25 years and also worked at a property management office. A perpetual student of God’s Word, Kathy spends her time now serving in many different ministries at Buck Run as well as enjoying sewing, quilting, and reading.

Don and Cheri Farley have been married for 25 years and have the privilege of parenting 6 children who they enjoy traveling with. Don is a family physician in Frankfort and Cheri is a licensed Physical therapist but stays at home and home schools 4 of their children.

Lee Ann Hockensmith has been married to her husband, Bowen, for 25 years this September and has 3 kids. She has experienced different seasons of marriage (newlyweds, young parents, and soon to be empty nesters) and has enjoyed marriage with Bowen throughout all of them. Lee Ann enjoys spending time with her family, organizing, working in the yard, hiking, and running. Lee Ann has had three different careers but currently works in the banking industry.

Jeannece Luhrs is a wife to Dennis, mom to 5 children, and grandmother to 6 grandchildren. She has been actively involved in Buck Run for 34 years. Jeannece has been involved in education in some capacity for the entirety of her career. She loves drinking coffee, reading, entertaining people in her home, and facilitating home Bible studies.

Lacey Morvay has been married for 3 years to Matt Morvay, Buck Run’s Assistant Pastor. She is a stay-at-home mom to their 3-month-old daughter. She has a degree in elementary education from ETSU and her Master of Arts in Discipleship and Family Ministry from Southern Seminary. Lacey loves spending time with her family, being outside, strolling the aisles of target, and dreaming of their next beach vacation.

Chris Parrish is the Senior Associate Pastor at Buck Run. He has been married to Hannah for 10 years and has two children, Elizabeth & Henry. He holds degrees from the University of the Cumberlands and Southern Seminary. In his spare time, he enjoys watching UK sports and eating Twizzlers.

Hannah Parrish is married to Chris, and they have 2 children, Elizabeth & Henry. She graduated from the University of the Cumberlands and worked many years as an Administrative Assistant and Event Planner before becoming a stay-at-home mom. She loves podcasts, coffee, Target, her dog and cat, and trying new restaurants.

Tanya and Candace York haven’t been family forever, but you wouldn’t know it through their regular interactions and obvious love for one another. Tanya is married to Hershael York and has served at Buck Run with him for the last 15 years. She enjoys traveling and yard work. She has 2 sons and 5 grandchildren. Her daughter in law, Candace, is the mother of 4 of those grandchildren and husband to Seth. Candace is a stay-at-home mom who loves to sew in her spare time.

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May 18
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
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