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    TEDx Fort Wayne


    TEDxFortWayne Announces Speakers for 2019! We are excited to announce the speakers for this year’s program. The day-long event on April 13th will feature regional and national presenters offering diverse perspectives and “ideas worth spreading.”

    2019 Speakers will include: Eric Beck, Jennifer Bermejo, Christie Browning, Jim Buck, Paige Clingenpeel, Jake Farris, Joshua Gale, JoHannah Greene, Dr. Carolyn Greer, Daniel Jingwa, Eli Nash, Aaron Robles, and Salena Scardina. 

    In discussing the 2019 event, Organizer Mark Hagar said “Building on the success of TEDxFortWayne 2018, we are pleased to present TEDxFortWayne 2019 - Momentum. The TEDxFortWayne Team has worked hard to curate a collection of talented, qualified speakers who bring unique insights to a diverse offering of topics and we look forward to another successful event.”

    Full bios of all speakers will be posted soon

    The event will be held at the Manchester University College of Pharmacy on the Parkview Hospital campus on DuPont Road. This year’s event theme is “Momentum”. Tickets will go on sale Friday, March 8th and are expected to sell out quickly!

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    2019 Wabash Friends Marriage Retreat
    to Feb 23

    2019 Wabash Friends Marriage Retreat


    2019 Friends Marriage Retreat

    February 22nd-February 23rd
    Courtyard by Marriott Fort Wayne Downtown at Grand Wayne Convention Center

     We will be hosting  our 19th annual marriage retreat in Ft. Wayne at the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown. We will have entertainment on Friday evening along with a catered dinner. On Saturday we will enjoy a complimentary breakfast, keynote speakers, Christie Browning and Paige Clingenpeel, a catered lunch and a free evening to enjoy however you choose!

    Keynote Speakers

    Christie Browning shares life with her husband Mat, his two children and their canine kid, Musha. As a speaker, Christie has been seen on stages across the U.S. since 1996. She has appeared on PBS, FOX and appears on several online video broadcasts weekly.  In addition to speaking, Christie is an award-winning writer. She is a featured contributor to The Huffington Post, has been a contributor for DaySpring, publishes a monthly women’s magazine read nation-wide and can be found on numerous blogs including her own at

    Paige Clingenpeel has combined her therapeutic knowledge, her training in ministry and her sense of humor into powerful and practical messages for all ages all over the country. She presently works full time in a high school and middle school as a mental health therapist. She is a teacher, speaker, and writer across the nation. But her favorite thing to do is spend time watching shark documentaries and Notre Dame football with her husband, four kids and therapy dog!

    Hotel and Registration Fees

     EarlyBird Registration: $75 per couple ( November 25th-December 31st)
    Regular Registration,: $85 per couple (January 1st-January 23rd)
    Late Registration: $95 per couple ( January 24th-February 15th)

    All registration fees are non-refundable.  

    Registration Fees include and help cover the cost of: three meals (Friday night dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch), entertainment, speaker honorariums, conference room rental, etc.  It is our hope that we can keep registration fees minimal each year. Friends Counseling Center, along with the Friends Church, hold different fundraisers each year to go towards the costs of the marriage retreat so we can keep this event affordable. 

    Hotel Accommodations and Fees:   We have a group contracted rate  of $113.00 per night (plus taxes).  We will reserve your hotel room upon receiving your registration.  Each couple will pay for their hotel room upon their arrival to the hotel.     

    Weekend Schedule

    3:00 - 6:30 pm    Check In
    6:30 - 7:30 pm    Dinner 
    7:30 - 8:30 pm    Entertainment

    7:00 – 9:00 am              Buffet Breakfast
    9:30 – 11:00 am            Session 1/Door Prizes Given Away 
    11:15 am - 11:45 am    Breakout/Free Time 
    11:45 - 12:45 pm           Lunch             
    1:00 pm - 2:15 pm        Session 2/ Door Prizes Give Away
    2:15 - 3:00 pm               Breakout/Free Time
    3:15 - 4:30 pm               Session 3/Door Prizes Give Away
    4:30 pm                          Retreat Ends

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    Out of the Ashes Tour
    7:00 PM19:00

    Out of the Ashes Tour

    This FREE event is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. A freewill donation will be accepted for those who want to give. Click on the image to learn more!

    This tour has already impacted audiences across the United States. With powerful and encouraging testimonies and inspiring music, you’ll be uplifted and empowered to live a better, fuller life. This tour is open for booking in your city. To inquire, please email Christie directly at

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