Conference Speakers
& Musicians

Hillary Morgan Ferrer

Author and Speaker at Mama Bear Apologetics

Founder and Mama-Bear-in-Chief of Mama Bear Apologetics, Hillary Morgan Ferrer (fuh-rare) is passionate about providing accessible apologetics resources for busy moms. She is the coauthor and general editor of the bestselling book Mama Bear Apologetics: Empowering Your Kids to Challenge Cultural Lies (Harvest House, 2019), as well as the recently released Mama Bear Apologetics Guide to Sexuality, and she holds a master’s degree in biology. She and her husband, John, have been married for 15 years and minister together as an apologetics team.

Erin Kunkle


Erin Kunkle is the cofounder of MAVEN ( She is a speaker and cohost of the MAVEN Parent Podcast. She also cohosted the Strong Women Podcast with the Colson Center for three years. Erin has spoken to adults, youth, parents, moms' groups, homeschooling groups, and women’s retreats. Erin received her bachelor’s degree in social science with an emphasis in political science from Biola University. She also was an intern for US Congressman Ed Royce. She is a veteran homeschooling mom of 16 years and has been married to her husband, Brett, for 26 years. They have five children and three grandchildren and live in Southern California.

Sarah Stonestreet


Sarah Stonestreet is the host of the Strong Women podcast where she shares stories of women who are walking faithfully with Christ in their various seasons of life, with the gifts they have been given, in the spheres of influence in which they have been placed. Her main job in this season of life is to love and serve her husband, John, and their four children.

Jana Harmon, PhD

C.S. Lewis Institute Teaching Fellow and Host of the Side B Stories Podcast

Jana Harmon hosts the Side B Stories podcast where former atheists and skeptics talk about their turn from disbelief to belief in God and Christianity. She is a teaching fellow for the C.S. Lewis Institute of Atlanta and former adjunct professor in cultural apologetics at Biola University, where she received an MA in Christian apologetics. Jana holds a PhD in religion and theology from the University of Birmingham in England. Her research focused on the religious conversion of atheists to Christianity, also the subject of her book Atheists Finding God: Unlikely Stories of Conversions to Christianity in the Contemporary West.

Angela MacKenzie

Musician, Vocalist, and Apologist at

Everyone loves music, but how can we help people understand that music is a gift from God? How can we communicate the Gospel to unbelievers using the language of music? Martin Luther said, “I feel strongly that all of the arts, and particularly music, should be placed in the service of Him who has created and given them." How do we do that? This session will help you understand how music can be a bridge to help the unbeliever understand the Gospel with applications for the musician, Christian leader, and apologist.

Laura Zifer Powell

Christian Apologist at An Affair with Reason and Women in Apologetics

Laura Zifer Powell is the founder of An Affair with Reason and serves as a Christian Apologist, Islam Ministry Specialist, and Senior Writer for Women in Apologetics. Since graduating from Duke University in 1998 and from Denver Seminary in 2004, she has ministered in almost 30 countries on five continents. Her passions include challenging people to think critically about what they believe, leading others into a deep and abiding relationship with the Lord, and fostering a biblical worldview that results in transformed lives and renewed spirits. Her writing on apologetics, theology, and worldview can be found at

Jade Turner

Curriculum Developer and Cofounder at Women in Apologetics

Jade Turner is a WIA cofounder and Girls' Minister based in Covington, LA. She holds a BA in history from Southeastern Louisiana University and an MA in Christian Apologetics from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. She is passionate about teaching people how to defend their faith within their contexts in an ever-changing world.

Linda Cicino

HR Director at women in apologetics and Musician

Linda Cicino is a retired Human Resources professional who has been serving as WIA’s HR Director since 2018. After seeing the movie God’s Not Dead in 2014, she felt convicted by the Holy Spirit to study Christian apologetics and strengthen her witness for Christ. Linda is an award-winning speaker and an accomplished musician and artist. She and her husband, Monte, live happily in Southern California.

"My greatest takeaway was learning how many other women are out there that believe what I believe. It's comforting and encouraging to know I'm not alone. I also found the talks so relevant to what's happening in our world and our society right now and to see how apologetics can help deepen our faith and spread the gospel to others. This has been so wonderful and helpful in my journey! This is the first time I've been to a WIA conference, and I have learned so much, made connections, and been inspired to continue educating and applying myself in Christian apologetics. Thank you for what you do!"

Sarah Jahosky

Why WIA Exists

Women should study apologetics because all Christians are commanded to be prepared to give a reason for the hope that is within them and to defend the claims of Christianity (1 Peter 3:15-16, Jude 1:3, and 2 Cor. 10:5).



All views expressed by those associated with this ministry or on our platforms do not necessarily represent the opinions of Women in Apologetics, Inc. or its individual team members.

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