Wednesday, Sept. 20th 9am – 5pm — “Preparing” 


Registration and Bookstore Open at 8am   

Session 1 (9-10:00): Building a Brain That Can Carry More Weight  

Session 2 (10:45-12): Immanuel Prayer and Enemy Mode 

Lunch 12pm-2pm  

Session 3 (2-3:00): Building Capacity to Work on Hard Problems  

Session 4 (3:30-5): BREAKOUTS Strengthening What We Are Already Growing 

I struggle staying in an Immanuel state  

Staying in Immanuel State in HD  

Staying in an Immanuel State in Anger 

Staying in an Immanuel State in Shame  

Keeping your ID Group Across Racial Divides  

New people – Introduction to Life Model  

Option to Attend the Manager’s Reception at the Hotel at 6pm  


Thursday, Sept. 21st 9am  – 5pm — “Admitting” 

Bookstore open 8:30am-9am 

Session 5 (9-10:15): Biblical Foundations of Racial Reconciliation  

Session 6 (10:45-12:00):  Building a Brain That Can Escape Enemy Mode  

Lunch 12pm-2pm  

Session 7 (2-2:30): Getting in an Immanuel State  

Session 8 (3-4:30): BREAKOUTS “Growing Where We Are Weak” 

Are you new to Getting out of Enemy Mode?  

I can’t stay in an Immanuel State  

Staying in an Immanuel State in HD 

Stayin in an Immanuel State in Anger  

Staying in an Immanuel in Shame  

Leaders Acting Like Ourselves and Addressing the Racial Barrier 

Session 9 (4:45-5:30) Getting Back to an Immanuel State and Your Best Self”  


Friday, Sept. 22nd 9am – 12pm — “Escaping Together” 

Bookstore open 8:30am-9am 

Session 10 (9-10:15) Escaping Enemy Mode Together Panel Discussion 

Session 11 (10:45-12) Once Not a People, Now, a People  


Speaker Biographies

Dr. Jim Wilder

PhD, Clinical Psychology, and M.A. Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary

Dr. Jim Wilder has been training leaders and counselors for over 27 years on five continents. He is the author of multiple books with a strong focus on maturing and relationship skills for leaders. His coauthored book Living From the Heart Jesus Gave You has sold over 100,000 copies and is printed in eleven languages. Wilder has published numerous articles and developed four sets of video and relational leadership training called THRIVE.

He is the founder and chief neurotheologian of Life Model Works, a nonprofit working at the intersection of brain science and theology that is building contagiously healthy Christian communities through equipping existing networks with the skills to thrive. Dr. Wilder has extensive counseling experience and has served as a guest lecturer at Fuller Seminary, Biola, Talbot Seminary, Point Loma University, Montreat College, Tyndale Seminary and elsewher

Ray & Deborah

MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Seminary, and Master of Strategic Studies, U.S. Army War College

Rev. Ray Woolridge became the Executive Director of Life Model Works in 2020. He is thankful to partner with Life Model Works to come alongside existing networks to implement Life Model principles in their context. Living the Life Model is transforming how he lives, relates and works. Ray has been blessed by thirty-five years of marriage to his wife, Deborah.

Ray is a retired U.S. Army Brigadier General with forty-three years of military and civilian service with the Department of Defense. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, and the Army Airborne and Ranger Schools. His military career culminated as the Assistant Chief of Chaplains, advising the Army Chief of Chaplains and guiding fifteen hundred Army Reserve chaplains and chaplain assistants. Ray served two churches as a pastor. He was the founding pastor for a new congregation in Georgia, and adult ministries pastor for a church in Colorado. Ray is also a certified leadership and life coach.

Dr. Julia Moore

Julia Robinson Moore is an ordained Presbyterian minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She teaches courses in African American religion, religions of the African Diaspora, and racial violence in America. She is the author of Race, Religion, and the Pulpit: Reverend Robert L. Bradby and the Making of Urban Detroit (Wayne State University Press, 2015). Her present research investigates the complexities of Black and White race relations through the sacred context of the Presbyterian Church.

Her latest publication, "The Frontier of Race in Mimetic Theory: American Lynchings and Racial Violence," in Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture, (2021) Volume 28: 1-31, situates race as a category of analysis within mimetic theory through the study of anti-Black violence and terrorism in the New South. She and her husband, Ricky Moore, are co-founders of Moore Grace Ministries, a non-profit organization dedicated to racial and physical healing. Its mission is to reveal Jesus and His heart for everyone to experience healing, health, and wholeness. 


Ricky Moore

Ricky Moore is a father of two adult children (Angelle and Kenny), husband to Julia and friend to some kind loving people. He is the Co-founder and CEO of Moore Grace Ministries, Inc. He is a teaching elder at River Church Charlotte. He has a Masters of Biblical Studies from Charis Bible College in Charlotte NC. He serves on the Board of Directors at River Church Charlotte. He authored two books, The Lord's Rest and A Message from Galatians. Currently, he is involved in pioneering a racial equity based initiative that promotes peacebuilding between communities.

Ricky has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry where he has held various managerial and executive level positions at multiple companies. He is a Senior Manager in the Network Operations Group at TDS Telecom, Inc. At TDS he serves on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Funding Committee. The committee is responsible for recognizing and awarding funds to organizations that are focused on DE&I STEM based initiatives in the communities where the company serves. TDS Telecom is a subsidiary of TDS (Telephone and Data Systems) a Fortune 1000 company. Ricky has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette IN.   

Michael Sullivant

Director of Relational Networks for Life Model Works

Michael Sullivant is a church planter, pastor, author, poet and speaker. He has ministered in over 25 countries through over 40 years of public ministry. Michael and his wife, Terri, have 5 adult and married children and a growing number of grandchildren. His latest book is Thinking Biblically About the Life Model. 

Terri, recently published her first book, The Divine Invitation – Entering the Dance of Becoming Fully Alive. 

Michael is involved with ministry and church leaders and change agents who are seeking to integrate more relational approaches to helping people in their groups mature and experience deeper and lasting identity transformation into the image of Jesus Christ.

Michel Henricks

MDiv, Denver Seminary; BS. University of Colorado, Boulder

Michel Hendricks is the Director of Life Model Consulting. Michel Hendricks has been a pastor, missionary, inventor and author. He has been a teacher and trainer for more than 25 years. He is the former pastor of spiritual formation at Flatirons Community Church near Boulder, CO. He has also served and trained in Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Kenya, South Sudan, and Uganda. He is the author of Basic Training for Walking with Jesus and co-author of The Other Half of Church. He works with churches and organizations to help bring maturity and the transformation of character back into the center of Christian practice.

Margaret Webb

Margaret Webb is a retired Christian psychotherapist who has been training prayer ministers since 1995. She and her husband Jerry are the founders of the non-profit Alive & Well, an equipping and training organization.

In 2010, she developed the Alive & Well Immanuel Encounter training program in the Chicago area, working with prayer ministries in over 100 churches. In 2021, she and her team launched the online Immanuel Encounter program that includes the 7-week Immanuel Encounter Lifestyle course and the 10-week Immanuel Encounter Guide Training.

Margaret and the A&W staff, including Amy Hamilton Glaser, Director of Journey Groups and Teddi Rodgers, Director of the Immanuel Training Program, are also consulting with an increasing number of organizations and churches to promote interactive intimacy with Immanuel as a central aspect of a lifestyle of growth and transformation.

Their goal is to create opportunities for relational and spiritual growth, healing, and joyful community through experientially based training involving all three Pillars of the Life Model: Relational Brain Skills, The Immanuel Lifestyle, and Multigenerational Community.

Marlene Allen

Marlene Allen, author, teacher, mentor, networker, licensed minister, and joy-starter, graduated from McNeese State University in her home state of Louisiana. Her passion for teaching spiritual principles to young people led to a forty-plus-year journey of serving in schools and churches. During her 16-year service as a missionary in Southeast Asia, Marlene was introduced to Life Model Works and finally found the language to articulate the value of joy that she carried within her.

For the past five years, she has been a relational practitioner and, more recently, served on the Life Model Works Board of Directors. She firmly believes Life Model Works’ relational tools will help us represent the Lord better on the Earth.

Residing in Aurora, Colorado, Marlene is a mom to four amazing adults, Rachell, Victoria, Kia, and Moses, and is called ‘Momma Marlene’ by a host of others. She is the creator of Doodles at Relational Wholeness Doodles and the author of the children’s book Candlestick City, which can be found on Amazon.