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Equipping Women

May 18, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Equipping Women on May 18 is an intentional time of training and fellowship for the women of Central Kentucky.  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
12:45 Closing Session


Session 1

Dating Your Spouse | Lee Ann Hockensmith BREAKOUT IS FULL
Marriage is a gift but too often we grow lazy as we grow older together. How can you be intentional in dating your spouse in the many seasons and stages of marriage? What wisdom does the Bible offer us in pursuing joy together for a lifetime? Join us as we creatively consider how to date and enjoy our spouse.

Never Alone | A Panel on Singleness
In some seasons of life, we feel lonely and forgotten but God’s Word tells us that He never leaves us.  The Bible calls ALL of us to serve and glorify Him. What does that look like in different seasons of singleness?  This panel discussion will focus on the challenges and joys of walking these different seasons well.

Coffee Shop Discipleship | Hannah Parrish
Jesus commands us to make disciples but what does that really look like? This breakout will focus on close, one on one discipleship and how to practically make it happen.

Finding Hope in Suffering | Billee Butcher
How can you hold tight to the hope of the Gospel in the midst of the loss and pain of miscarriage and infertility? What if the desires of your heart are always out of reach? What does the Bible have to say to us in these seasons of hurt? Join us as we study how the Lord works through our suffering and pain.

Session 2

Finishing Life with Joy | Kathy Casey
Christ will see us through until the end, but how will we make it? Join us as we focus in on running the race of the Christian life with joy.

Becoming a Woman of Influence | Jeannece Luhrs BREAKOUT IS FULL
Everyone has influence. The question is: how are you using yours? God calls us each to use what He has gifted us with to advance the kingdom. This session will discuss how we can make the most of what God has given us.

Full Hands, Grateful Hearts | A Panel for Working Moms
Packing lunches. Carpool lines. Staff meetings. Work trips. Figuring out dinner. How can I possibly do it all? What does it look like to rest our hearts in the Lord when our schedules are bulging at the seams? How do we intentionally shepherd our children’s hearts with so many other demands on our time? Join us for a panel discussion on how to walk well in the Lord while working outside the home.

Budgeting & Meal Planning | Emily Benton
Everything we have is a gift. God calls us to be good stewards of what He gives to each of us. How can you be a better steward of your resources in the area of budgeting and meal planning?

Session 3

Grace Filled Grand-Parenting | Tanya and Candace York
Faith-filled heritage is a precious opportunity and responsibility. Join us as we seek to use generational influence without interfering with God’s ordained order as Paul writes in 2 Timothy 1:5: “I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.”

Worship in the Home | Don and Cheri Farley
Worship is central to the life of the Christian and this should be especially true in our homes. How can we shepherd our families to better love and worship the Savior together?

Studying the Epistles | Chris Parrish
The Bible is made up of many different genres of literature, each with its unique features. What do we need to know in order to be better interpreters of the letters in the New Testament? What tools do we need to be better students of the Word?

Increasing Your Intake of God’s Word | Lacey Morvay BREAKOUT IS FULL
God’s Word is necessary for the Christian life but it’s often hard to find time to read it. This breakout will provide practical and helpful resources to help you increase your Bible intake.


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 mom. Emily is passionate about orphan care, gardening, and being with her family.

Billee Butcher has been married to her high school sweetheart, Joe for  21 years this May. Previously, she attended Ohio State University and spent 10 years in banking and finance. Today, she fills her time homeschooling their two daughters Natalie Jo and Ella Mae. She also enjoys thrifting, cooking, and all things vintage.

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 for 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 wife to Seth. Candace is a stay-at-home mom who loves to sew in her spare time.

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May 18, 2019
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
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