Story by Faith exists to help you live boldly and use your God-given talents and stories, despite your circumstances, to make an impact.


Story By Faith with Tiffany Smiley

Charlotte, NC
June, 23 2018
Providence Country Club

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A note from Tiffany:

I have had many days when I felt isolated and believed the lie that I was not enough, but God did not leave me there and He is not going to leave you in that place either. He wants you to live out your unique and gifted purpose so you can be a light to those around you.  He has so much in store for us all, a future and a hope just for you! I’m excited that you are considering joining me at Story By Faith, I know that together we can accomplish so much for our families, communities and beyond. I look forward to meeting you and encouraging each other through our journey’s.

What is Story by Faith?

You’re invited to a one day conference and to an opportunity to learn about the power of words and how they might be holding you back from living out your purpose and finding joy!

We will cover topics from renewing your mind, the power of words and journey through the powerful testimony of women in the Bible. We will learn from the powerful stories of the inspirational women speaking at the event, write out our own stories and create ways to take actionable steps to live out your purpose, whether you’re a stay-at-home-mom, CEO or college student.

We will also have unique women from all walks of life sitting on a panel at the end where you will have the opportunity to ask questions and network.

I have set out to create a holistic environment where we can learn from each others stories, be empowered by the women in the Bible, find fellowship and work together to help each other live out our unique purpose and revel in the beautiful stories we all have. We will end the day with a celebratory champagne toast!

Craving connection and compassion, I chose to attend Story by Faith, to find inspiration in a world that, so often, leaves you feeling inadequate or without a purpose, Story by Faith provided me with resources to focus on the power of words, I learned to accept the past, to reflect on truth, and to move forward with confidence, knowing that we all have a purpose and a story.

– Story By Faith Attendee

I would recommend all women in my life attend Story by Faith, so they may share in the beauty of authentic truth telling and become empowered through community.

– Story By Faith Attendee

Keynote Speakers:

Tiffany Smiley is the wife of a wounded warrior, a mother, entrepreneur, speaker, veteran advocate and nationally recognized media contributor.  She is passionate about empowering and inspiring women to choose joy and overcome whatever circumstances might be holding them back.


Nichole Mischke is a reporter and web/social media producer for KHQ, in Spokane, WA.  Her passion is to tell other people’s incredible stories. She has seen first hand the power of sharing her own story and how it has freed her from the shackles of shame and has been one of the most healing and liberating experiences of her life.


Brooke Thomas: In 7 years, Brooke’s side business has grown to a sales revenue of 3 million dollars. She has worked with global Fortune 500 companies, has traveled the world and gets to choose where and when she works, allowing her to put her family first in everything. Now, she is passionate about helping other women build lives that are flexible and free to be what they want them to be.




Hillarie Kay

Hillarie grew up in Bakersfield, CA in a family of small business owners, and had the itch for entrepreneurship at a young age. She moved to Cape Girardeau, Missouri for college and graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in Public Relations and Marketing. After 5 years of working in marketing agencies and corporate America, she realized she would never be able to service small businesses like she felt they deserved. In August 2017 she took the plunge into her calling and opened Hillarie Kay Marketing, a Boutique Marketing Agency. Since then, she has worked with several small businesses on developing their marketing strategy and streamlining their operations. Hillarie’s favorite thing about her job is getting to connect with so many inspiring business owners, and help turn their dreams into a reality.

Instagram: @hillariekay
Podcast: Let’s Talk Marketing with Hillarie Kay


Diana Henderson

Diana is a wife and mother of three, a leader in her local church and community and a strong advocate for marketplace professionals. Founder and President of Diana Henderson Consulting focused on executive management and leadership coaching. In addition, Diana leads client services and sales operations for a mid-sized marketing technology firm headquartered in Charlotte, NC. There she serves on the Executive Management Team driving operational efficiencies and revenue-generating initiatives.

Instagram: @dianahendersonconsulting


Dr. Fran Bates Oats

Dr. Fran Bates Oates has been an educator for more than forty years. In the Winston-Salem, NC Forsyth County School system she served in the roles of teacher, assistant principal, principal, Quality Training and Development Program Specialist and Director of Staff Development. After 31 years of service in the school system, Fran Oates retired in 2004. In 2006, she joined Winston-Salem State University (WSSU).

Fran Oates is now dedicated to preparing teachers to teach in multicultural classrooms in rural and urban schools. She is passionate about social justice advocacy with her main research interest in the development of social justice dispositions in teacher candidates.

Currently, she is the Founder and President of BatesOates Life Coaching and Educational Services, where she has been a life coach since 2004. She has planned and facilitated three-day coaching retreats conducted numerous group coaching sessions and partnered with countless women as together they created the life of the women’s dreams.


Melody McCord Stephens

Melody is a wife, connector, event strategist, and speaker.  Blessed with an uncanny ability to connect women, her track record as an event strategist to bridge the gap with women of all nationalities is astonishing. With a degree in Business Administration: management, marketing and economics she’s used her knowledge to grow teams of over 5000 people, start small businesses and help others generate and create wealth.  Melody is passionate about serving and women in the marketplace.

Instagram: @melodymccordstephens


Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Waverly Hotel

Brand new!
Five minutes from the Providence Country Club
Plenty of doubles (queen beds)
Plenty of singles (king bed)
Try to book in the next week because rooms go fast!
Regular rate is $149, but for every 4 people they will do a group rate of $129

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