East Tennessee Grassroots Leadership Summit Slated For January
By Kelli O’Connor [Empowered Sevier Organizer] –
Want to make a difference in Sevier County? Network with other grassroots conservatives!
Because Empowered Sevier realizes the importance of networking, we will be hosting the East Tennessee Grassroots Leadership Summit here in Sevier county on January 7, 2023.
This is a chance for grassroots leaders to get educated, encouraged and connected.
We will have speakers discussing election integrity, CRT and SEL in public schools, how to better lead at a grassroots level and more. Several conservative booths will also be set up for your browsing, including Tennessee Stands and the Citizens for Renewing America.
This event has LIMITED SEATING and pre-registration is required. Tickets are $25 each and all proceeds go to cover costs of the venue and food, as lunch will be served. There will not be ANY tickets sold at the door and you must be registered to attend! Do not miss out on this opportunity to hear a powerhouse lineup of conservative speakers who will equip you to be more involved in your government at the local, state, and national level. We look forward to seeing you there!
Seating is limited, click HERE to register.
Aundrea Gomez, Citizens for Renewing America
Aundrea has spent nearly a decade as an elementary school teacher working with students from diverse populations and languages in California and Tennessee. Recently, she found herself taking a stand against mandates in her school district which ignited a passion for studying the constitution and the principles of conservatism. With a Master Degree in education, Aundrea believes that historical, Biblical, and constitutional knowledge is the key to renewing our country and culture. Aundrea lives in Middle Tennessee with her husband and two children.
Kathy Harms, Election Integrity
Mrs. Harms is an election integrity specialist and collaborates with Tennessee Stands and the Citizens for Renewing America group to educate voters on election integrity and what we can do to ensure our elections are secure in Tennessee.
Gary Humble, Tennessee Stands
Gary is the founder and executive director of Tennessee Stands, a nonprofit organization advocating for the protection of constitutionally secured liberties and a watchdog against government overreach. Shortly after arriving in Franklin in 2017, Gary was hired as CEO of the Family Action Council of Tennessee: a policy center leading the charge for biblical family values and defending the sanctity of life. Gary left his role at FACT in 2020 to launch Tennessee Stands.
In 2021, Gary helped draft legislation and pass a bill that restricted any state entity from mandating a shot for COVID. Since then, Gary has continued to fight for medical freedoms, work to secure our elections, protect our children from progressive agendas in our schools, and was previously a candidate for Tennessee State Senate. In addition to Tennessee Stands, Gary leads the Tennessee Stands Foundation, a 501(c)(3) and is the chairman of the Stand for Tennessee PAC. Prior to his political advocacy, Gary was a small business owner and a pastor in the Church for 15 years. More than a leader in public policy, Gary is a leader in the church. Confident in the hope Christ brings, Humble serves as a worship leader on the weekends at Generations Church in Franklin, TN. He is married to his high school sweetheart and raising three sons in Franklin, Tennessee.
Trisha Lucente, Parents’ Choice TN
Trisha, a mom of a Kindergartner and small business owner, recently founded Parents’ Choice Tennessee. It is an advocacy organization, and an incorporated nonprofit based in Franklin, Tennessee comprised of over 1,200 individuals throughout Williamson County and Tennessee. The purpose of this organization is to represent and protect the parents of Williamson County schoolchildren of all ages from harmful and age-inappropriate content.
The group is currently advocating for the removal of the WIT & WISDOM ELA curriculum being used in elementary schools in Williamson County and in 33 other counties in TN. This K-5 elementary curriculum is an SEL based curriculum that contains explicit content among a variety of topics such as murder, suicide, cannibalism, death, gender fluidity, pornographic images, anti-Americanism, CRT, excessive gore and violence. Most importantly is the fact that what they are teaching is age inappropriate in some fashion throughout every grade level.
Pastor Keith Nix, The Lift Church
Keith is a husband, dad, pastor, evangelist, and author whose passion is to reach, teach, and elevate people to their full God-given potential. He and His wife Margie live in Sevierville, Tennessee with their daughter, Isabella where they planted the church they lead, The Lift.