MARCH 2, 2024   |  SAN DIEGO, CA 


One day in-person event for moms, dads, and grandparents





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A letter from the organizer Arlene Pellicane...


Last year, I felt the Lord calling me to organize a one-day conference to equip and encourage Christian parents. Kids are dealing with anxiety and apathy. Video gaming and phone use is increasing by the day, and parents are often paralyzed and discouraged.  

This is our first conference so I don’t have any data to share about how many people will attend.

The host church, Bonita Valley Community Church can seat 1000 and is a popular concert venue. 

The worship center is comfortable and spacious. This year’s theme is Start with Love.  Mark your calendar for the first Saturday in March. I hope you’ll be able to join us (and tell your friends about it!).







❖ Doors open 

  9.00am - 10.30am

❖ Session One with Dr. Gary Chapman 

  10:30am - 11:00am

❖ Break / Visit resource booths 

  11:00am - 12:00pm 

❖ Session Two with Dr. Gary Chapman 

  12:00pm - 1:00pm

❖ Lunch provided / Visit resource booths 

  1:00pm - 2:00PM

❖ Choose Between: 

Marriage Breakout with Bill and Pam Farrel 

Prayer Breakout with Sally Burke 

  2:15pm - 4:00pm

❖ Session Three with Arlene Pellicane 

❖ Closing Session - Goal writing, worship, and prayer 


Hosted in San Diego

Bonita Valley Community Church  | Saturday March 2 

Located in San Diego, visitors will come for the beautiful weather. Locals will come for the convenience. Bonita Valley Community Church has plenty of parking, ample facilities, and a spacious worship center.  The resource center will be outdoors in a covered location, so even a rainy day won't get in the way of a successful conference. 


About the Speakers...

Dr. Gary Chapman

With more than 20 million books sold, Dr. Chapman has been on the New York Times bestsellers list since 2007. You're probably familiar with his transformational Five Love Languages series. He is a trusted marriage counselor, and director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants. Dr. Chapman's radio program Building Relationships airs on more than 400 stations.  He and his wife Karolyn have two adult children and two grandchildren. To learn more, visit his website at 5lovelanguages.com 

Arlene Pellicane

Arlene and Dr. Chapman have written three books together including Screen Kids and Grandparenting Screen Kids.  Arlene's other books include Parents Rising and 31 Days to a Happy Husband. She is the host of the Happy Home podcast. Arlene has appeared on The Today Show, Fox & Friends, Focus on the Family, and the Wall Street Journal.  Arlene and her husband James have three children who have grown up without video games, social media, and smartphones. Learn more at ArlenePellicane.com

Sally Burke

Sally is the President of Moms in Prayer, an international ministry impacting children and schools for Christ by gathering mothers to pray. She's the author of several books including Start with Praise and Unshaken. Before working at Moms in Prayer, Sally was a rocket scientist - literally!  She was a space shuttle engineer (fun fact: her husband Ed was too).  They have four grown children and four grandchildren. Learn more about Sally and the ministry at MomsinPrayer.org

Bill & Pam Farrel

Bill and Pam are prolific authors and popular speakers for marriage conferences, date nights, singles and parent groups. They have written many books together like Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti, Red Hot Monogamy, and 10 Best Decisions a Parent Can Make.  They both grew up in dysfunctional homes and use their experience to help others create a loving home based on Christ. They have three adult happily married sons and seven grandchildren. Learn more on their website Love-Wise.com