April 27-29: AIM Women’s Conference

10th Annual AIM Women’s Conference
“For Such a Time as This”

Esther 4:12-14

April 27-29, 2018
Bridge of Life Church

14 S. Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Early Bird before April 3:  $30.00
After April 3:  $35.00

  Pay for your registration online here


Friday, April 27, 2018

6:00-7:00 pm       Registration & Check-in
7:00-7:30 pm       Welcome
7:30-8:30 pm       Worship & Communion led by Cory Patterson

Saturday, April 28, 2018

9:00-9:15 am       Welcome
9:15-9:45 am       Worship
9:45-10:30 am     Session 1: Deborah Parlato
10:30-10:45 am   Break
10:45-11:45 am   Session 2: Kellie Girling
12:00-1:15 pm     Lunch (provided)
1:30-2:30 pm       Session 3: Kendra Shingler
2:30-5:30 pm       Free Time
5:30-6:30 pm       Dinner (provided)
6:30-7:00 pm       Worship
7:00-8:30 pm       Session 4: Linda king

Sunday, April 29, 2018

10:30-12:00 pm    Worship & Rev. Robyn Frye

Full Speaker Bios

Debora Parlato

In 1983 Deborah had an intense encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ that changed her life forever. She has been wildly in love with Him ever since. The Word of God is her passion and sharing it is her pleasure. She and Steve delight in their grown children and 8 grandchildren.

Kellie Girling

Kellie is principal of the The King’s School in Upstate New York and worship leader at Church of the King, Queensbury, New York.  She has been singing, composing, producing, writing dramatic presentations and teaching junior and senior high school English for many years.  Kellie majored in literacy and theatre and minored in adolescent psychology in university.  She and her family have been involved in missions in over 30 countries since her childhood and with her husband, a doctor who run Glens Falls Emergency Room, is now on the regional board of Save the Children.

Kellie has a strong link to Liberia where she and father Bill Davidson have been visiting for many years. Kellie’s heart is for the education of children in Liberia and the training of teachers and she has traveled there five times to lead teacher development seminars.  As an ordained AIM minister, Kellie also has a great gift of teaching from God’s word at Church of the King and also at the King’s School (both founded by her father Bill Davidson). Kellie’s call is to help people, especially children and women, grow into the person God created them to be – full of significance, free from fear (commonly diagnosed “anxiety” in our time), finding their worth in the Truth of who God says they are, rather than what has been dictated to them by lesser voices.

Kendra Shingler

Kendra was raised in a Mennonite church and at the age of 18,ventured to encounter Christ in a new way. She met her husband at Bridge of Life Church and they have been happily married for 5 years. They have one son together. She has a passion for women’s ministry and seeing women support, encourage and build life long relationships with one another.

Linda King

Linda has been involved in full time ministry since 1972. Her ministry activities include service as the pastor’s wife in Hagerstown, MD and Harare, Zimbabwe, a Bible college teacher and women’s ministries speaker while living in Zimbabwe and the Philippines, and a retreat, seminar and conference speaker in the USA and in many countries.  Linda has been married to Terry King since 1972 and has been blessed with two adult sons, Philip and Jonathan, and has one granddaughter, Ava.

Linda currently travels as a team member of Leadership Development Resources, serving as a teacher and counselor to missionaries and church leaders in the USA and around the globe. Linda serves her home congregation, Bridge of Life in Hagerstown, MD mentoring women and as a small group leader. Linda’s passion is that women would come to Jesus, discover their status as a daughter of the King of Kings and find fulfillment as they partner with their husbands in the work of the Lord.

Rev. Robyn Frye

Robyn was born in New York City and attended school there upon graduating in 1980. At the age of 8 she experienced a great loss when her mother expired. Even though she experienced great loss at an early age, she still believed there was a God. Robyn always struggled with being at least a head taller than her peers (very tall). She struggled with low self-esteem and self-acceptance which led her into a spiraling addiction that lasted for 16 years. But in 1992, she entered a discipleship ministry called New Life for Girls, where she learned and came to believe that “if any man or woman be in Christ, they are a new creature. Behold old things pass away and behold all things become new.” Robyn believed she could be new and graduated the program in 1994.

Robyn has since graduated from Renewal School of Ministry, Bronx, NY and attended North Central Bible College in Minneapolis, MN. She has been trained and certified as a Stephens Minister at Long Reach Church of God in Columbia, MD and she is a degree graduate from International School of Ministry. Robyn has volunteered as a support staff to several Chaplaincy Departments at: Cook County Jail in Chicago, IL (2 years), Howard County Correctional Facility in Columbia, MD (4 years) and at the RI Department of Corrections for over 11 years with the appointment of the Chaplaincy for 2 years there. Robyn is currently serving the Lord as Co-Director with her husband Everette in their newly birth ministry, Men of Standard Ministry in Taneytown, MD.

Robyn has always tried to serve as “salt of the earth” throughout her community, through various acts of volunteerism and within her career. As management consultant, she watched faith partners and community partnerships form when she was appointed by the former Mayor of Providence (now Congressman David N. Cicciline) to lead the design and implementation of the citywide plan for persons returning from prison. Robyn has provided spiritual advisement as Chair of the Mayor’s Council of Religious Leaders and has become a recent author, “The Other Side of the Window.” Robyn has always expressed, “if it had not been for my God, none of the wonderful success in my life would be.” I am humbled by the “amazing grace” which has been bestowed upon my life.”

Heather Braun (Worship Leader)

Heather is a singer/songwriter who loves to play the piano and sing to create an environment where people can encounter the love of Jesus through music.  One thing that fuels her worship leading is the desire to write/sing songs from the heart of God so people not only know who He is, but also discover who they are in the process.

Heather grew up in a small town in Michigan and developed a love for singing at a young age. She joined the worship team at her local church at age 11 and traveled and sang with a youth ministry, Rock The Nations, from 1997-1998. She began leading worship at age 27.   In 2002 she married her best friend, Justin, and they had 4 children over the next 6 years.

In 2010 she discovered a love for songwriting through a season of hardship in her own life, and began writing not only worship songs, but real life story songs of people who overcame hardships in their lives through finding Jesus. She hopes that her songs will bring hope to those who are still walking through hard seasons in life, and cause them to push through until they overcome.

Hotel Information & Directions

Preferred Hotel

Hampton Inn Hagerstown
1716 Dual Highway
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Mention Alliance International Ministries (AIM Ladies) for discounted room rate. Room cost is $99 + tax. Place reservation by April 3 to receive discount.

Directions from Hampton Inn to Bridge of Life

Take Dual Highway/US 40 West toward Hagerstown. Drive 8 miles and make a left on S. Potomac St. Make your first left on W. Washington St., then an immediate right turn into Renaissance Way (alley) and follow it to the Arts & Entertainment parking garage. From the third level of the parking garage, you can walk straight out to Potomac Street, where the church’s front doors are located.

Bridge of Life is affiliated with Alliance International Ministries.
For information: www.AIMTeam.org

Sunday, February 25: One Accord Youth

Sunday, February 25, we will celebrate and be ministered to by the teens of Bridge of Life.  A special offering will be received as a part of our worship to help support their projects. Come expecting to see Jesus working!



Saturday, February 24: Movie Night

Bridge of Life’s free movie for February is “Wonder.”

Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.  PG

Free movie, free popcorn and free drinks!

Watch the Trailer


Saturday, February 24: Ladies’ Game Night

Ladies are invited for games, light food, and fellowship on Saturday, February 24 at 6:30 pm (arrive between 6-6:30) in the BoL Room. We will have games available, but feel free to bring a game you like. Please RSVP to Kendra Shingler if you plan to attend: shingler.kendra@gmail.com or 717- 860-1614.