Adoration 2024 was incredible. Thank you for serving, attending, and being a part of two amazing days.


Main Session Speaker
Saturday Morning & Saturday Afternoon

Nona Jones is a rare combination of preacher, business executive, author, and entrepreneur. She currently serves as the Chief Content & Partnerships Officer at YouVersion, maker of the 500M download Bible App. Her corporate leadership includes serving as the Head of Global Faith Partnerships at Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, Chief External Affairs Officer for a multi-state school for at-risk girls and Public Policy Director for a multi-service utility company. She is the bestselling author of three books, including Killing Comparison, Success from the Inside Out and From Social Media to Social Ministry, the globally acclaimed guide to digital discipleship for churches.

She and her husband, Pastor Tim, lead Open Door Church in Gainesville, Florida, and are the proud parents of two boys, Timothy, Jr. and Isaac, and one girl, Goldendoodle Shiloh.

Jennifer J Kelly

Main Session Speaker
Friday Evening

Jennifer Kelly is a writer, speaker, and women’s pastor at Christ Community Church. Jen is known for her warm vulnerability, understanding people’s felt needs, and how the Gospel informs restorative, Spirit-filled living. Jen graduated from Colorado Christian University in 2017 with a B.A. in Biblical Studies. Currently, she is pursuing her M.Div. at Fuller Theological Seminary. Jen lives with her husband and three daughters where they call Chicagoland home. It won’t take you long to resonate with Jen’s undeniable love for crazy, family adventures, and her random acts of laughter are sure to make her messages meaningful and memorable.


Christ Community Worship is a collection of worship leaders and musicians from the five Chiagoland campuses of Christ Community Church. Christ Community Worship strives to write music that helps people encounter God and grow their understanding of who he is.
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Encroaching Darkness

Dr. Whitney Stokley, D.Min | Care & Recovery Pastor & Author

Have you ever prayed for God to rescue you from your storm? Are you still waiting for God to show up and rid your life of the darkness that never seems to end? What if I told you that you can meet with God in the middle of the darkness? This group will equip ladies to stop the cycle of frustration that comes in waiting for the rescue and embrace the peace that can be found in meeting with God in the middle of the darkness. Your situation does not depict or change the character and ability of God!

A Calm and Quiet Soul

Sarah Hauser | Writer & Speaker

Can we really have a “calm and quiet” soul, like the psalmist says in Psalm 131? If you're tired, discouraged, worried, or overwhelmed, this session offers a deep exhale and reminds us that even in chaos, we can experience calm and quiet in the arms of our God. Notes: Attendees may want to bring a Bible, notebook, and pen.

Reclaiming Your Thoughts

Kelsey Warner | Next Steps Pastor

In this session, we will learn how to use the power of Scripture to identify the broken, incomplete, and flawed thoughts and narratives we have believed and reclaim the truth of what God says about us.

Grace-filled Moms

Sue Nicodem | Author & Bible Teacher

Moms, often “what you say” may be different than “how you are heard” by your kids, based on your personality and theirs. Come learn about a clarifying personality tool that, when combined with the Gospel, can equip you to extend grace – to yourselves and to others – enabling you to authentically communicate the message you really want to give them.

Psalm in Real Time

Andrea Jerozal | Christ Community Church Resource Manager & Author

Have you ever felt a disconnect between your faith and life experience? Join us for a creative hands-on session teaching you to use honest words to draw closer to him who is nearer than your next breath. You will walk away encouraged and with an authentic psalm written by you!

Wise Women Managing Money

Valerie Neff Hogan J.D., CFP®

Women have more capital and control over financial decisions than ever before. In this session, join Valerie as she assists you in overcoming financial obstacles so you gain greater personal freedom and a deeper walk of generosity.


Are you providing childcare?
We see you, mom! Unfortunately, there is no childcare available for Adoration 2024 so you'll need to make appropriate accommodations.

What is provided for lunch? We are partnering with Jimmy Johns in South Elgin! You will receive a half sandwich, cookie, and chips. We are also providing salad and a bottle of water.

How should I dress for Adoration? Wear what makes you feel good! We're pretty casual around here. But if dressing up is your thing, go for it. It is February in Illinois, so come warm and comfortable ... able to worship and dance and walk around.

What is available for purchase? Yep, we love some good Adoration swag. Our resource bookstore will be open for you to purchase Adoration merch (hoodie, candles, etc ...) There will also be books available for purchase from some of our speakers. Also, Cup O' Joy's menu will also be open on Friday and Saturday so you can buy your fancy lattes and get a special dessert. You know you want to ... you deserve it!

Will the sessions be recorded? The Main Sessions (Pastor Jen Kelly & Nona Jones) for Adoration 2024 will be recorded and available to watch afterward. Unfortunately, the breakout sessions are only available live at the event.

Can my teenage daughter attend Adoration 2024? Great question. This is totally up to your parental discretion. We have highschool students that will be in attendance ... we just recommend you pick an appropriate breakout for her. Want a great option? We recommend Reclaiming Your Thoughts by Pastor Kelsey Warner or A Calm & Quiet Soul by Sarah Hauser.

Still have questions? No worries. That's what we're here for. You can email Pastor Jen Kelly at


Friday, February 23
7PM - Kickoff & Worship
8PM - Main Session (Jen Kelly)
9PM - Afterparty

Saturday, February 24
8:30AM - Worship
9AM - Main Session (Nona Jones)
10AM - Breakout Session
11AM - Lunch
12PM - Main Session (Nona Jones)


  • A Calm & Quiet Soul: Sarah Hauser | The Hub Theatre | Wristband color: Hunter Green
  • Grace-filled Moms: Sue Nicodem | The Chapel  | Wristband color: Light Pink
  • Reclaiming Your Thoughts: Kelsey Warner | KidsWorld Theatre | Wristband color: Light Blue
  • Encroaching Darkness: Whitney Stokley | Older Preschool, Room #210 | Wristband color: Black
  • Wise Women Managing Money: Valerie Neff | Kindergarten Pod | Wristband color: White
  • Psalm in Real Time: Andrea J. | Pre-Kindergarten Pod | Wristband color: Grey