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“This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”                  Romans 12:2 (NLT)


Choose Conference is a three-hour, high-energy women’s event drenched in worship, storytelling, laughter and God’s word. 


This gathering will fill you with faith, fun, and time with friends. It is designed to empower, equip, and encourage women to make godly choices that will change their lives. You will leave with a little kick in your step and a whole lotta joy in your heart!

We combine original songs, personal stories of victory, and Scriptural truth to lead women to freedom and drive home the message that God will transform their lives through the choices they make every day. 

Our goal is to inspire women to rise above worldly choices and make decisions grounded in Christ.

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 Laura Pedersen          Jill Miller              Rachel Barrentine


Laura is a Voice with Women of Faith and a speaker, coach, and teacher with the John Maxwell Team. She is also owner and designer of Gotcha Covered of Siouxland. Laura is the second oldest of six children, raised on a farm in Northwest Iowa. After high school, Laura attended Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, Iowa, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

In 2011 after losing her dad and her sister, Laura found herself called to continue her sister Sara’s spirt-led discipleship of CHOOSE JOY.

After walking a path through the publishing industry, Laura and her family were blessed with the release of Sara’s book, CHOOSE JOY: FINDING HOPE AND PURPOSE WHEN LIFE HURTS. The book is based on Sara’s writings about her journey to discovering joy in the midst of a debilitating illness.

Since the book’s release, Laura has also published a CHOOSE JOY study guide and VIDEO series to accompany the book.

In addition to sharing Sara’s legacy of choosing, Laura shares her own life journey through divorce, loss and breast cancer. Laura believes that it is during our hardest times that we experience our greatest growth if we choose to surrender ourselves to God and trust in His will.

Laura is President of the CHOOSE JOY: Sara Gitz Frankl Memorial Foundation.


A living “Energizer Bunny,” Jill has a zest for life that is contagious! With humor and honesty, she shares her personal struggles and how God showed up in the midst of them. Through her songwriting, speaking and writing, she is simply a friend telling her story, hoping it will touch your heart, encourage you in your struggles, and inspire you to keep reaching for your full potential. Her spiritual insights are relatable, insightful, and can be practically applied to your life.

Jill is a singer/songwriter and Nashville recording artist. She recently released her 6th CD entitled “Twelve, the Freedom Soundtrack.”

Jill is also a certified speaker, coach and teacher with the John Maxwell Team and has written the first ever theme song for the John Maxwell Team. Her first online course entitled “Writing the Song of Your Life” is a 7-week journey to discovering and living out your purpose and stepping into your unique calling, the song God has given you to sing!

Jill writes a weekly blog and has written her first book, “Grace Finds Wings – A Journey in Song.” In her book, Jill shares the stories behind the songs on her CD, “Grace Finds Wings,” and finds ways to touch your heart and help you discover grace in things like infertility, adoption, divorce, financial struggles, marital infidelity and loss.

Jill and her husband, John, have four grown sons and live in the cornfields of Iowa with their two male rescue dogs. Jill is anxiously waiting for some daughters-in-law and grand-babies so she can get a little estrogen in her family!


Rachel is a down-to-earth, jeans and t-shirt kinda girl, who ignites fresh faith through music, speaking, writing and humor. Her spirit is full of joy, Jesus, and animation as she invites listeners into deeper, authentic places with God. She loves to help women experience spiritual lightbulb moments.

Through 20+ years of persistent pain and health issues, Rachel’s battle for answers and healing have deepened her teaching, music, and messages. Her faith is tested, resilient, and road-worthy. The story is still unfolding, but God has proven faithful through every chapter. Rachel’s ultimate passion is to fuel her listeners with practical tools for transformation.

Rachel took home songwriting awards for Song of the Year, Artist of the Year, Best in Show, and Judges Choice at the Gospel Music Association Immerse Conference. These earned her a spotlight performance on the Cinderella Castle Stage at Walt Disney World, opening for TobyMac. She has shared the stage with artists such as Matthew West, Jars of Clay, and MercyMe.

Rachel was mentored and signed by music publisher veteran Cindy Wilt Colville (Matthew West, Jason Ingram) in Nashville, TN as a staff songwriter.

Rachel continues to write, tour, and speak independently at Women’s Retreats, Conferences, High School Chapels, Rescue Missions, Celebrate Recovery Meetings, Churches, and Prisons. She is delighted to be a part of Choose Conferences all across the United States.

Her style is considered Redemptive Acoustic Pop. She sounds like a blend of Francesca Battistelli, Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles. Rachel lives with her brainy husband Derek and their old rescue dog, Joey Smiley Wiggle Socks. Visit for more info on Rachel.

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