Leona is a judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa and formerly of the Supreme Court of Appeal.
She was first appointed to the bench in 1999, aged 33, becoming the first black woman judge on the KwaZulu-Natal High Court.
She is known for her support of women’s rights and other historically disadvantaged groups.
From a poor, segregated township in South Africa to the highest court in the land, Justice Theron’s rise from humble beginnings has been nothing short of spectacular – an achievement against all odds.
Musola Kaseketi is a Zambian filmmaker and human rights activist. She is also the winner of the prestigious Light of the World – Her Abilities award.
As a young child, a medical error paralysed one of her legs and she has mobility difficulties as a result.
Musola trained as a filmmaker in South Africa, then she studied human rights advocacy and cinema to enhance her skills so she could use the power of film as a tool.
She set up the Women and Girls with Disability Rights of Zambia, a project to empower and improve the lives of women and girls facing disabilities.
Many of her films and documentaries address the social issues that they face.
Musola is a born leader who encourages women to look at their obstacles as motivation to achieve bigger goals.
Janice MacMillan studied a BCom degree at Stellenbosch University, where she specialised in Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She then went on to spend time at Iris Ministries, Mozambique, and to top it off, spent a year at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry. She is also home grown… she is a Hillcrest girl and was part of CityHill Church for many years!
Together with her husband, Nicholas, Jan has three wonderful boys and is expecting her fourth baby soon. Jan and Nick serve as part of the Eldership team at Glenridge Church, where she embraces the opportunities to help those they lead to find practical ways of living out the truth of God on a day-to-day basis.
Lara Jourdan and her husband Iain, together lead CityHill Church, Ballito. After working for 10 years as a brand manager in the skin care industry, Lara took time away from her career to focus on being a mom to her two gorgeous children, Brody and Lacey.
With a huge heart for women to find their identity in Christ, Lara has graced our Flourish stage before, and we are delighted to welcome her back, knowing that she brings both an incredible depth of wisdom and a true embodiment of childlike awe and wonder for the things of God.
There are times when a women’s conference can really benefit from a male voice! Steve and Jax lead CityHill Church, and he has a special place in his heart for the Flourish conference and for every lady who attends.
Before being asked to lead at CityHill, Steve was part of the leadership team at OneLife Church in Pietermaritzburg, where he met Jax and where their two wonderful sons were born. Since relocating to Hillcrest, a gorgeous girl has been added to their family.
Steve has an incredible gift for communicating in ways that are challenging, life-giving and inspiring. His favourite word – WOW! – encapsulates the spirit of Flourish 2022!