Living in Vitality Keynote Speakers

Meet our 2023 Keynote Presenters for this year's conference on Friday, Sept. 29.

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  • Princess Sarah Culberson of Sierra Leone headshot

    Morning Keynote - Princess Sarah Culberson of Sierra Leone

    Princess Sarah has an extraordinary journey that has been featured on CNN, GMA, BBC among numerous other publications worldwide which has trended #1 globally in over 60 countries. She is an internationally-known thought leader, TEDx speaker, artist and educator whose work addresses biracial and cultural identity and raises awareness of issues impacting Sierra Leone. She shared the story of reuniting with her birth father in A Princess Found: An American Family, an African Chiefdom, and the Daughter Who Connected Them All, coauthored with Tracy Trivas and published by St. Martin’s Press. A Princess Found is now being adapted into a major motion picture for Disney Studios by award-winning filmmaker Stephanie Allain. Princess Sarah has also been honored with receiving the prestigious Trumpet Impact Award. Princess Sarah and her brother Hindo Joseph Kposowa [pah-SOH-wah] founded the non-profit Sierra Leone Rising which provides clean drinking water, sanitary pads for girls, education, medical attention, resources to build schools and technology centers, and more throughout Sierra Leone. Her work in business and technology has led her to create upcoming projects including an animation show with Randy Jackson as well as a Roblox game to connect and educate children about cultures around the world.

  • Amy Barnes photo with microphone

    Lunch Keynote - Amy Barnes

    Engineer turned comedienne, Amy Barnes, started her stand-up career in Seattle, appearing at comedy clubs around town while working days as an engineer in aerospace. It wasn’t long before she had to choose between the two career paths and, in a striking blow to the Girls In STEM Movement, she chose comedy.

    After moving to Los Angeles, she began working as a comedy writer, writing for dozens of comedians and actors including Nancy Travis, Bonnie Hunt, Jack Black, and Morgan Freeman. She has appeared on Comedy Central and the National Lampoon Network. Amy is now a nationally touring act with over 60 dates a year and frequently appears to capacity crowds at theaters, churches, and conference events.

    Married since 2002 to comedian and writer, Jerry Miner, Amy now resides in the Pacific Northwest with their 2 kids where she has accumulated some even bigger credits including dance mom, YMCA member, and PTA President.

    Most importantly, she has a heart for women and is like no other stand-up comedian you have seen. She has a special way of connecting with both women inside the church and those who may be walking through the doors for the very first time. Amy's comedy is a lot of fun and accessible to women at all stages of life and at any place in their spiritual journey.

  • Headshot of keynote speaker Jenny Evans

    Afternoon Keynote - Jenny Evans

    Jenny is an inspiring speaker, author, and organizational consultant on resiliency, stress, confidence and human performance. She is CEO of PowerHouse Performance and the award-winning author of the book The Resiliency Revolution: Your Stress Solution for Life, 60 Seconds at Time. She has spoken on the TEDx stage and is the subject matter expert and spokesperson for several major healthcare organizations.

    Jenny has written for Huff Post and you’ve seen her featured in or on National Public Radio, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Inc., Health and Shape. She was also the Health and Fitness authority on one of NBC’s longest running daytime shows.

    Jenny holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology with an emphasis on Psychology from the University of Minnesota. In her spare time she’s an aerial arts performer… because you never know when you’re going to need a backup plan.