Featured Speakers

Linda Adams

(Conference Emcee)

Rev. Linda Adams is Director of International Child Care Ministries (ICCM), the child sponsorship program of the global Free Methodist Church. ICCM serves about 20,000 children in 30 countries. Linda empowers competent leaders in the church around the world to do the compassionate ministries they want to do in their needy communities. For 17 years prior to her work with ICCM, Linda pastored in Michigan, Illinois and New York. She has attended almost all of the Wesleyan Holiness Women’s Clergy Conferences, and loves the WHWC sisterhood.





Alma Thompson

(Thursday Evening – RETURN)

Alma Thompson has served as a pastor in the Genesis Conference before being asked to serve as co-superintendent in the Ohio Free Methodist Conference. She and her husband Brent also serve as co-superintendents in the New South Conference. She tries to model and live the following … All for the glory of God, the redemption of this world, the fruitfulness of churches, and her own growth toward holiness. She and Brent have three adult children.




Kim Gladden

(Friday Evening – REMEMBER)

Rev. Kimberly Gladden, Director of Discipleship for the Wesleyan Church, is an ordained Wesleyan pastor and graduate of Colgate Rochester Divinity School. Kim loves to see God’s people transformed through spiritual growth opportunities. She has a heart of service and leads and supports mission projects around the globe. Most recently, she served in the Buffalo (NY) area on staff as the small group pastor at Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church and simultaneously was the lead pastor at an urban church plant, Zion Quest, before coming to Wesleyan Church Headquarters in Indianapolis (IN). She has presented for the World Council of Churches, All Africa Council of Churches and is on the Hephzibah Ministries Board of Directors. She has served as an adjunct lecturer for the University of Buffalo and Empire State College and is also the founder of VisionQuest Ministries (a mission service organization) and the VisionQuest Community Christian Orchestra. Kim brings more than 25 years of ministry experience and a passion for the creative worship arts to her desire to equip the church for ministry.







Cheryl Sanders

(Saturday Evening – REVIVE)

Cheryl is professor of Christian Ethics at the Howard University School of Divinity where she teaches courses in Christian ethics, pastoral ethics and African American spirituality. She has been senior pastor of the Third Street Church of God in Washington, D.C. since 1997.

Cheryl has ministered nationally and internationally for more than 30 years as a preacher for church services, camp meetings, conventions, conferences and revivals. She was honored as one of the elders in the fall 2005 issue of The African American Pulpit: Those Preaching Women. She is the author of more than 100 articles and several books, including Ministry at the Margins, Saints in Exile, and Empowerment Ethics for a Liberated People.




Janine Metcalf

(Sunday Morning)

Janine Metcalf, DMin, is Lead Pastor of Richland Church of the Nazarene in south-central Washington. She has served as a lead pastor in El Cajon, CA, an Associate Professor at Point Loma Nazarene University, a Registered Evangelist and Staff Pastor at Pasadena First Church of the Nazarene. She is co-author of The Upward Call, a Spiritual Formation book rooted in our Wesleyan Heritage, and Ablaze with Love, a video documentary about our Nazarene Foremothers.