Leadership Training Speakers

Keynote Speakers


Sarah Ivill

Sarah Ivill (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) has been leading, teaching or writing women’s Bible studies since she was eighteen. She has served at the Howard G. Hendricks Center for Christian Leadership, in Bible Study Fellowship, and as Director of Women’s Ministry in the local church, among other leadership positions. Sarah is the author of numerous books and Bible studies, including The Covenantal Life: Appreciating the Beauty of Theology and Community, and Romans: The Gospel of God for Obedience to the Faith. Sarah continues writing and teaching Bible studies for women, and speaking at women’s retreats and conferences. A member of Christ Covenant Church (PCA), Sarah lives with her husband and four children in Matthews, North Carolina. http://www.sarahivill.com

Keynote Passages: Genesis 3:15; 6:17-9:17; Genesis 12, 15, 17; Exodus 19-24; 2 Samuel 7; Jeremiah 31:31-34

Title: “The Heart of the Matter: A Biblical Overview of the Covenants”

Susan Hunt

Susan Hunt is the widow of Gene Hunt, a retired PCA pastor, and they have 3 adult children and 12 grandchildren. She is the former PCA Coordinator for Women’s Ministry and served as a consultant to CDM. Susan is the author and co-author of several books, including Heirs of the Covenant, as well as TRUE, the CDM discipleship curriculum series on biblical womanhood for teen girls, and Transformed: Life-taker to Life-giver and Life-giving Leadership. Her new book along with Sharon Betters, Aging with Grace, will be available in 2021. She has also authored several books for children, including Sammy and His Shepherd and My ABC Bible Verses from the Psalms.

Title: “The Family of Families–The Covenant is Familial”

Susan Tyner 

Susan Tyner grew up in Mississippi, but recently hung her hat in Fort Worth, Texas. She is on staff at Trinity Presbyterian Church and serves as an Advisor to the RUF Permanent Committee. A regular contributor for enCourage, the PCA’s blog, as well as part of the Hinged Bible Study writing team and Hinged@Home speaking team, Susan enjoys collaborating with other women in ministry. Susan and her husband, Lee, have five children, and an almost empty nest.

Keynote Passage: Ruth 4:13-17

Title: “Covenant with a Cranky Woman–The Covenant is Personal”


Paula Miles

Paula Miles is wife to Kevin, a ruling elder at Clemson Presbyterian, mother of Wimberly Johnson (married to Charlie), Janie Gotfredson (married to Duncan), Clary, and Judy, and grandmother to Miles Gregery Johnson. Paula grew up in Anderson, SC and graduated from Clemson University. She has experienced the joy of being both a full-time homemaker and a public school teacher. God’s Word is her passion, as well as coming alongside women to encourage and equip them. Paula is women’s ministry coordinator at Clemson Presbyterian, a conference speaker, and serves on the national women’s ministry team for the PCA as a women’s ministry trainer. She enjoys regular exercise, a good cup of coffee, watching sporting events, and investing in family and friends.

Keynote Passage: Psalm 87; Exodus 19:4-6; I Peter 2:9-10

Title: “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken–The Covenant is Local”


Karen Hodge 

Karen serves as the Coordinator for PCA Women’s Ministry, where she seeks to connect women and churches to one another and to sound resources. She is also having the time of her life serving alongside her husband, pastor and best friend Chris, as they plant King’s Cross Church in Fort Mill, SC. Chris and Karen have two adult children, Anna Grace Botka and Haddon Hodge. It is from the perspective of a wife, mother, leader and fellow pilgrim that she hopes to offer insights from God’s Word concerning how she and they can most effectively learn to enjoy and extend God’s glory. Karen, along with Susan Hunt, authored Transformed: Life-taker to Life-giver and Life-giving Leadership.

Keynote Passage: Deuteronomy 6:1-9; Psalm 78:1-7; Titus 2:1-5, 10; I Thessalonians 2:7-8

Title: “The Covenant is Generational”