Survive 'N' Thrive

Single Mothers' Conference


Yee-haw!  Put your boots on girls.  
It's time for Survive 'N' Thrive 2015!

What mom isn't ready to break away from the dirty clothes hamper and join the boot scootin' fun at the Survive 'N' Thrive conference?

It's time to let your hair down and step into a weekend extravaganza of foot stompin' fun.  So round up those girlfriends and join the BBQ express.

At Survive ‘N’ Thrive you’ll discover:

  • an escape route to keeping your sanity
  • other single moms who understand your plight
  • a host of breakout sessions for single mom enthusiasts
  • a God who cares

Conference Includes:

  • more than 20 breakout sessions
  • worship music led by recording artist Jami Smith
  • keynote presentations by national speakers including Pam Kanaly
  • decadent dessert reception and catered lunch


Keynote Speakers

Pam Kanaly
Pam Kanaly, admired author and nominee for Oklahoma Mother of the Year 2010, remains one of America's leading advocates for single mothers.  Pam's a national speaker and former radio and television talk show co-host bringing new life, fresh faith, and revived hope to thousands of women. As President and co-founder of Arise Ministries, Pam encourages women in knowing their identity in Christ.

Pam's latest book for single mothers - The Single Mom and Her Rollercoaster Emotions - guides single mothers through the roller coaster of motherhood into emotional wholeness and full-powered joy.  It's well on its way to being a #1 best seller for 2014.

Shelley Pulliam
Shelley Pulliam’s expertise as an educator and her innovative teaching methods have been recognized with numerous awards including teacher of the year and national outstanding teacher in Holocaust education. A speaker and an author, she has partnered with LifeWay and The Navigators for regional conferences. As a single, never married, Shelley devotes her time to Arise Ministries, a nonprofit ministry she co-founded to educate and encourage women. She was honored as one of four finalists for Edmond Woman of the Year 2012.

Praise and Worship

Jami Smith

Jami Smith, singer and songwriter, is recognized as one of the premier worship leaders of our time, using a contemporary style with a timeless Christian message. She received her degree in music education from Oklahoma Baptist University, and has since traveled the world using her music to connect people to a loving and merciful God. With the upcoming release of her 14th album, Jami’s chart-topping songs are played on Christian radio and her song “Faith in You” is used in the St. Anthony yearly holiday ad.

Breakout Speakers

Check back in the spring of 2015 for details on breakout session speakers.