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6361-Comedian Chonda Pierce will headline women’s conference at Malone University

6361-August 1, 2012

PierceMalone University is partnering with Circle of Friends Ministries to present the fourth annual women's conference featuring comedian Chonda Pierce Saturday, September 8 from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.in the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts, located on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. Tickets – available ONLY through iTickets.com – are $20 and include a continental breakfast and conference materials. Lunch is not included, but the Malone University dining commons will be open. For more information, call the University at 330-471-8240.

The conference will also include a "Redeemed Retro" mini-concert featuring inspirational recording artist / radio personality Lisa Troyer with Dawn Yoder, and workshops addressing popular women's issues. Conference participants will have the option of attending a Global Priority leadership seminar designed for professional women. Find out more at ibelongmedia.com.

From Chonda Pierce's website:

Armed with an abundance of unpretentious Southern charm and laser sharp wit, Chonda Pierce has been entertaining audiences from coast to coast for more than a decade. An in-demand stand up comic, television hostess and author, Pierce has parlayed her gift for storytelling into a multifaceted career.

Pierce has authored six books with most recent being, Laughing In the Dark and has ranked among Pollstar's top-selling live performers.

Pierce mixes music and comedy into a frothy blend that always leaves audiences laughing hysterically. The opening song on her new project titled "This Ain't Prettyville" examines the current fascination with Botox and plastic surgery.

In addition to lifting the human spirit with laughter, Pierce also devotes her time to charitable endeavors such as the facility she help to found in 2006 to aid those suffering from depression and other recovery issues.

Lisa Troyer and Dawn Yoder

redeemed retroRadio personality, recording artist, speaker and author Lisa Troyer finds herself heart-deep in ministries that are changing lives forever. Her incredibly successful Circle of Friends women's ministry, formed over a decade ago, is growing in all directions. With ministry and songwriting partner Dawn Yoder, Lisa and her Circle of Friends offer women's conferences, leadership training, counseling services, worship music, life skills classes and marriage/family resources. No matter the outlet or the venue, Lisa uses her gift of encouragement, her influence and her resources to open doors for women everywhere to discover their significance and belonging through Christ.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone is recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, named an NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Award winner, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2012.

Contact:

Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424


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