Bridging the Gap believes EVERY woman is a leader–whether in her home, family, friend circles, church, or workplace. Sisterhood Leadership encourages, equips, and empowers women leaders of all generations, stages of life, and leadership experience. We offer opportunities for coaching, training, idea-sharing, connecting, praying, and having fun together, as we learn to lead with excellence.

We Offer:

  • 4 Sisterhood Leadership Training Opportunities Annually
  • Ongoing community and resource connections through the Sisterhood Leadership Facebook Group.

Featured Guest: Dr. Jolene Erlacher

Join us for a short weekend getaway with Training, Coaching, Q&A, Connecting, Breakouts, Sharing Ideas, Giveaways, Prayer, Lots of Fun, Coffee, and Red Licorice! Come individually, or bring your entire leadership team!

Featured Guest: Karen Hagan

Join us for a beautiful meal, networking with other women leaders, giveaways, and a challenging message by Karen Hagen on “Leadership and Negativity.”

  • Who: Open to All Women!
  • What: Equip Conference – Sisterhood Leadership Luncheon
  • When: Saturday, April 29th; 12:15-1:30PM
  • Where: Cedar Valley Church – Bloomington, MN
  • Guest Speaker: Karen Hagan. Karen is the co-founding pastor of Real Life Church in Sacramento, CA, with her husband, Scott Hagan. Scott is a pastor, leadership speaker, and author of multiple books, including “The Language of Influence.”
  • Cost: $20
  • Get Tickets: Available Online through Monday, April 24th

This event will be taking place during the Equip Conference. Register for Equip, and select from over 50 breakout sessions, main sessions, and other networking opportunities all weekend! (Please note that you do not need to register for Equip in order to register for the Sisterhood Leadership Luncheon, however.)

September 30th, 2016 – Thrive Conference

  • Where: River’s Edge Convention Center – St. Cloud, MN
  • Speaker: Dr. Jolene Erlacher
  • Session 1 Topic: Leading with Purpose (in a World of Distraction!)
    • Description: Our world is becoming increasingly complex. As women and leaders, it is easy to find ourselves becoming reactive, responding to the latest relationship crisis, client complaint, family need, or staff dispute. While those things are important, we can find ourselves caught up in dizzying schedules and endless demands, drifting from a deep understanding of our true purpose. Purpose makes us proactive. It allows us to wade through the turmoil of distraction and choose to live and lead intentionally, with meaning and peace!

September 30th, 2016 – Thrive Conference

  • Where: River’s Edge Convention Center – St. Cloud, MN
  • Speaker: Dr. Jolene Erlacher
  • Session 2 Topic: Navigating the 3 Cs: Competition, Comparison & Criticism
    • Description: Technology and social media have amplified the effects of office politics, gossip, and sizing up the lifestyles and choices of coworkers and friends. The overwhelming wealth of information at our fingertips, along with the plethora of options we enjoy, can lead to paralyzing indecision or nagging doubt regarding our choices. How do we navigate these dynamics and find deep contentment that empowers us to live and lead from a place of joy and strength?

August 16th, 2016: Apps & Info/Sisterhood Leadership

April 16th, 2016 – Equip Conference Luncheon

February 20th: One-Day Training

  • Where: River of Life Church – Cold Spring, MN
  • Topic: Confidence & Humility in Leadership
  • Speakers: Carolyn Haas & Carol Lund

Read Carolyn's Bio

Carolyn Haas


Carolyn Haas is the co-lead Pastor of Substance Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Carolyn and her husband Peter planted Substance in 2004 and love pastoring the Substance community together. Carolyn serves on the executive team at Substance as well as the boards of One Hope and Transform Minnesota. She is passionate about women in ministry and leadership and speaks regularly at Substance, as well as various women’s conferences and retreats. She loves traveling the world with her husband and connecting with pastors, church planters, and other leaders. Carolyn is a mom to 3 kids and in her free time likes to spend time with her family, shop for deals at Anthropologie, and drink good coffee.

Read Carol's Bio

Carol Lund


Carol Lund is a visionary, mentor, leader, as well as a wife, mother of five, and grandmother of thirteen. As Director of Bridging the Gap–the Department of Women\’s Ministries for the Minnesota District Council of the Assemblies of God, she is a catalyst for ministry to women all over the state. Carol\’s leadership style is inspiring, inviting, and life-giving to the hundreds of volunteers she leads. Carol also serves on the Boards of Directors for Transform Minnesota and New Life Family Services. She leads by example and walks out what she has learned: that God\’s Word mixes with life\’s experiences to reveal wisdom needed for living.