Main Stage Speakers

Main Session 1: Thursday, 7pm

Reverend Romanita Hairston, M.B.A, PMP, CDTP, CCMP

CEO, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
Vancouver, WA

As Chief Executive Officer, Romanita oversees all program activities of the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. An accomplished team builder, convener, and leader, Romanita draws on more than two decades of experience in the nonprofit (World Vision), for profit (Microsoft), philanthropic (Murdock Trust), and board service (Global Women, India Partners, Urban Alliance, Urban Impact, Impact Latin America) sectors to help steward the mission of the foundation. A graduate of the University of Washington, Romanita earned her MBA from Eastern University (Philadelphia).

Main Session 2: Friday, 8:30 am

Rev. Tatum M. Osbourne

Executive Pastor, Refuge Church of God
Member of the Ministries Council, Church of God, Anderson
Brooklyn, New York

Rev. Tatum Monique Osbourne is a worshiper, wife, executive pastor, social justice advocate, and author with a heart to see people reach their God-given destinies. She is an ordained minister of the Church of God Reformation Movement (Anderson, IN). For over twenty years, Rev. Osbourne has been active in Christian ministry. A native of the beautiful island of Barbados, she was raised and educated in Brooklyn, New York. Rev. Osbourne holds a bachelor’s in psychology and a Master’s in Counseling and Applied Behavior Science from Mid-America Christian University (Oklahoma City, OK). She has been married to the love of her life, the Rev. Kevin Osbourne, for 25 years.

Main Session 3: Friday, 7 pm

Rev. Sandra Maria Van Opstal

Co-founder and Executive Director of Chasing Justice
Chicago, IL

Sandra Maria Van Opstal is a second-generation Latina pastor, activist, author, and a powerful leading voice on the intersection of faith and justice. She is the Executive Director of Chasing Justice and author of The Next Worship, as well as contributor to the New York Times bestselling book A Rhythm of Prayer.

Main Session 4: Sat, 8:30 am

Captain Caroline Rowe

Captain, Administrator/Pastor
Phoenix, AZ

Caroline was born in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada. She grew up in The Salvation Army her entire life and is a third-generation soldier. After high school, she attended The University of North Carolina Greensboro, and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. After marrying her husband, Dustin Rowe, they were called to full time ministry together. They both achieved their Associates Degree in Ministries at Crestmont College for Officers Training. Caroline has pastored 2 churches and has been an ordained minister for 11 years. She currently pastor’s The Salvation Army Church at the Kroc in Phoenix, AZ with her husband of 20 years and 3 beautiful children.

Main Session 5: Saturday, 7pm

Rev. Christine Youn Hung

Assistant District Superintendent, Northern California Church of the Nazarene; Founder of NOW Movement
Dublin, CA

Rev. Christine Youn Hung is a pastor, writer, speaker, and the Assistant District Superintendent for the Northern California District Church of the Nazarene. She is also the founder of NOW Movement, a Church of the Nazarene grassroots initiative coordinating efforts of Nazarenes emboldened by the Spirit to pursue racial justice. Christine has written articles and devotionals for The Foundry Publishing and co-authored “Born the King,” an Advent devotional book. She is a frequent guest speaker for conferences, workshops, college campuses, retreats, and pastor training days. Christine is currently pursuing her Doctor of Ministry in the Ecclesial Mission and Leadership track at Nazarene Theological Seminary.

Worship Leader

Melanie Slay

Worship Leader/Songwriter
Houston, TX

Melanie Tierce-Slay is a worship leader and songwriter based in Houston Texas. She is passionate about the sound of the Church and the glory of Jesus! Most recently she was on staff for 3 years as a worship pastor at Sage Hills Church in Wenatchee, WA. However, just this year Melanie and her husband, Kaden, moved cross country and began their journey toward church planting in the Houston area. Melanie has released a worship album entitled “City of God” as well as an album with her husband entitled “The Slays”.


Rev. Soo Ji Alvarez

E2024 Conference Director
Free Methodist Church
Riverside, CA

Soo Ji Alvarez is a creative leader and strategic thinker who thrives when working on complex projects in various scenarios. She is the Lead Pastor of The Avenue, a multi-ethnic Free Methodist church in Riverside, CA. She is also the Program Coordinator for How To Fuel Your Passion, an online program designed to equip Asian American and Latina women faith leaders and the Conference Director for Wesleyan Holiness Women Clergy. She loves reaching people in the margins, bringing reconciliation to communities and raising up passionate followers of Jesus Christ. She has been ordained with the Free Methodist Church since 2011 and has been a national speaker and strong advocate for women in ministry, gender equality, diversity, justice and the AAPI community. Soo Ji is Korean-Canadian and loves doing life and ministry with her Mexican-American husband Joe. They have 2 amazing kids, Juaquin and Nayara.

Rev. Dr. Olivia Metcalf

WHWC President
Church of the Nazarene
Houston, TX

Olivia Metcalf is a fourth generation elder in the Church of the Nazarene. She has co-pastored three churches with her husband Dustin, and served alongside him as one of the University Chaplains at Northwest Nazarene University. Currently she is the District Superintendent of the Upstate New York District for the Church of the Nazarene. She serves as a trustee for Eastern Nazarene College and Nazarene Theological Seminary and is a member of the USA/Canada Women’s Clergy council. Her role with WHWC started on the planning committee in 2015 and she moved to the board in 2020. Olivia has a deep passion for justice and successfully defended her dissertation “The Prison is our Parish: A Historical, Theological, and Praxis Based Exploration of Prison in the United States from a Wesleyan-Holiness Perspective” in 2022. She loves traveling the world with her husband and two sons, Andrew and Ethan. She loves a good cup of coffee and deep discussion about how to live a cruciform life.

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