NLC Women's Conference Speaker Biographies



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Lily-Jo is a UK-based pop singer, songwriter, and qualified counsellor. Fusing her passion for music and helping people live their lives to the fullest, she has founded her award winning online mental health platform: The Lily-Jo Project aims to eliminate the stigma of mental health by providing resources, promoting awareness, and empowering people to take control of their mental well-being. In 2019, Lily-Jo is taking her platform on the road with the #NeverAlone tour; performing her music and hosting mental health workshops in schools and churches across the UK, Europe, and the USA.

Carole Rawley

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has been in pastoral ministry for the past 37 years. Throughout that time, she and her husband Ian have led four churches in different parts of the UK and currently lead New Life Church, Cambridge. She is a youth pastor and teacher and also works in Cambridge as a child and adolescent counsellor. She has four adult children and delights in her five grandchildren.  To relax she enjoys running, swimming, making quilts and showing hospitality. In this past year Carole has faced one of her biggest challenges yet – battling cancer! - and will be sharing some of her story at this year’s conference.

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Ola Anderson

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Ola is currently a student, based in both Oxford, Cambridge and Bath. She has been a Christian for as long as she can remember and doing life with Jesus has been the most joyful, exciting, refreshing and fundamental experience for her: "Understanding that there is a promise over my life and a God who will walk me through it, no matter what, makes getting up every morning worthwhile. "

Ola loves to see other young women grasp both the promise God has over their lives and also the deep and powerful love He has for each of us, which ultimately refreshes and sets us free. As well as a love for Jesus, she also enjoys spending time outdoors and being in sunny places!