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Speakers

Faithfulness in Worlds of Work and Relationship

Five Wheaton College alumnae will guide us as we delve into topics such as vocational discernment, leadership, relationships, sexuality, gender, reconciliation, sociology, and theology. Our conference speakers range from distinguished female professors and members of our faculty to various accomplished graduates of our M.A. and undergraduate programs.


Deborah Min

Deborah Min ’11 is a project coordinator with the Section for Health Equity based in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone. She graduated with her B.A. in Psychology from Wheaton College and received her MPH in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Deborah is committed to research and projects that address health disparities and advance health equity, with a particular focus on Asian Americans, through community-engaged approaches.

Adonya Little

Adonya Seldon Little ‘90 is the Director of Ministerial Services and Minister of Music at Lawndale Community Church in Chicago. She graduated from Wheaton College with a B.A. in Business and Economics, and currently serves on the Board of Visitors. Her current vocation is a culmination of over 25 years of affordable housing development, finance, accounting experience, and her deep love for music ministry.

Carla Wellborn

Carla Wellborn ‘12 serves as the Director of Programs for Winning Futures, an organization providing mentoring and workforce prep programs for high school students in and around the city of Detroit. She graduated from Wheaton College with a B.A. in English and Secondary Education. After Wheaton, Carla participated in an urban teacher residency program in Chicago, where she earned her Masters of Education and taught 9th grade literature. Before joining Winning Futures, Carla worked as a middle school reading intervention teacher on the east side of Detroit and led the school’s college prep initiative.

Rev. Joanna DeWolf

Rev. Joanna DeWolf ‘99, or Pastor Joanna, leads a church in Lansing, Michigan that hosts attendees from four language groups other than English. She holds an M.A. in Educational Ministries from Wheaton College and a B.A. in Sociology and Psychology with a Christian Ministry minor from Spring Arbor University. She has ministered in cross-cultural contexts throughout her life: to friends in jail and on the streets, to new American neighbors from Asia and Africa, and to rural and suburban homeschooled children. Most of all, she enjoys preaching, teaching, writing, and making things happen.

Elaine Rau

Elaine Rau ‘13 is the owner and founder of LadyBossBlogger — an online platform that helps women start, grow, and scale their own online businesses, specifically in the blogging, influencer, and marketing world. She graduated from Wheaton College with a B.A. in Studio Art concentrated in ceramics. Before starting her business, she worked as a national sales manager in the wedding industry. Since starting her business, she has loved connecting with her audience out from behind her blog, including speaking at conferences and colleges about blogging, social media, and influencers.

  • Professor Blauuw
  • Dr. Aubrey Buster
  • Dr. Sheila Caldwell
  • Crystal Cartwright
  • Provost Margaret Diddams
  • Dr. Christin Fort
  • Rev. Dr. Emily McGowin
  • Dr. Keith Johnson
  • Dr. George Kalantzis
  • Dr. Kristen Page
  • Rev. Dr. Amy Peeler
  • Dr. Amy Reynolds
  • Cindra Stackhouse Taetzsch