Joy MaasIntercessory Missionary, Children's Pastor, and Mother
Joy Maas has worked with children for over 30 years. Joy and family; who are their ministry team, have traveled all over the US, Asia, and the Middle East teaching children, children’s leaders and parents the value God has put on raising our children to love Him with all their heart, mind, soul and strength. Joy’s heart is to release children in enjoyable prayer and worship. They use the arts as a tool to release the heart of prayer and the prophetic. Joy is the prophetic dance director for children and teens at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City. She and her children have also worked with the children’s equipping Center in Kansas City for the last 16 years. Serving as a Zone pastor at forerunner church She has worked as a family counsel at Forerunner church. Working with women’s ministry for the last 16 years at the international house of prayer. Her desire is to see families in the body of Christ walking out the fullness of Christ so they can be a witness to a dark and fallen generation. A light that reflexes a Christ-centered home and lifestyle. Her heart is Isaiah 1:17 and Luke 1:17. For the children to know the heart of the Father and be known by the Father in the hour we are living.
Laura Hackett-ParkRecording Artist, Songwriter and Worship Leader
A recording artist, songwriter and worship leader, Laura Hackett Park currently resides in Kansas City, MO with her husband and fellow songwriter, Jonas Park, and their two small children. She writes and leads worship songs for congregations across the world and has led weekly at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City since 2003; to date, she has led close to 10,000 hours of live worship sets. From childhood, Laura has been inspired to sing and write music out of her conversations with the Lord Jesus. In her words, “When I feel the Holy Spirit prompt me with a certain phrase or theme” she says, “then I write a lot about it because it is my way of processing the revelation. The music keeps me in touch with my emotions, the lyrics with my mind and thoughts, and my voice keeps me in touch with my whole person.” Authentic expression is of the utmost importance to Laura as she usually writes all of her own music, but the last few years she has enjoyed co-writing with a dynamic songwriting community led by her husband, Jonas. As a result of the rich songs written together in community, Jonas and Laura have launched a small independent label called, Arrowhead Music.
Linda HackettIntercessory Missionary and Mother
Linda Hackett makes her home in Kansas City, Missouri and has been a part of the International House of Prayer-KC since it’s beginning in May of 1999. She and her husband, Ed, have been married 37 years and have 3 married daughters and 10 grandchildren. Linda enjoys encouraging the Body of Christ to wholeheartedly love and trust Jesus as they walk with Him in their daily life. Her ministry includes counseling, training and mentoring to strengthen the family of God. Her passion is to make her home a dwelling place for Jesus as well as a healthy, fun and a life-giving haven for others to be.
Awaken Women’s Conference
Awaken women leaders to empower a generation
I am my Beloved’s and His desire is toward me (SOS 7:10). This verse is how the Father desires women to evaluate their success in life. Identity and destiny are summed up in the affectionate perfect love of Jesus toward His bride. Jesus is searching for a pure and spotless bride awaiting Him on the earth who are confident and courageous in their pursuit of their Bridegroom. Jesus desires to awaken women of the present generation to lead and empower the next generation with the opportunity to succeed in life. For success is not based on earthly achievements and reputation but rather the quantity and quality of your devotion to the Lord (Ps. 27:4,8).
AWC Conference Schedule
- 2pm - 4pm
- Friday Afternoon
- Q/A panel with influential women leaders
- 7pm - 10pm
- Friday Night
- Leadership Skills and Application
- 1pm - 4pm
- Saturday Afternoon
- Q/A Panel with Influential Women Leaders
- 6pm - 10pm
- Saturday Night
- Prophetic Worship Night with Laura Park