Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 7:00 PM CST
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 2:00 PM CST

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Dallas, Texas

Host Hotel for 2019 will be announced at a later date.


Dr. Vashti McKenzie, Encounter Founder & Host

Detra Campbell, Creative Interior Director and Meeting Planner

Jasmine Saint-Jean, Product Developer and Event Planner

Romella Jones, Product Sales Director

Aquilla Allen, Hotel Relationships

Executive Leadership Team:

Camille Roberts

Joni Russ

Linda Bryant

Vashti Murphy McKenzie Foundation

Kergyma, LLC


Dear Leader Women,

We have just completed The SELAH Leadership Encounter for Women 2018. It was such an amazing encounter where leader women from all facets of life came together to renew, recharge and be reinvorated before the new year at the Four Seasons and Resort in Las Colinas, Dallas, Texas.

Who is the Selah Woman?

She’s an Innovator. Thought Leader. Trendsetter. Visionary. Influencer. She is the Selah Woman. She is CEO and Clergy. Entrepreneur and Educator. Scientist and Spouse. Single and Serious. Domestic Engineer and Diva. She’s your client, your collaborator and your colleague. She is the Selah Woman.

What does Selah Mean?

Selah means pause, stop, consider or stop here before moving forward. Amid today’s cultural, political, economic and technological transitions, the Selah Leadership Encounter provides a safe space for enterprising women to step off the treadmills of their busy lives.

Why Selah?

Women who sit in positions of power bring a female perspective to their work and attend Selah18 to replenish themselves mind, body and soul. In the atmosphere of mutual trust, Selah Women freely shift from the things they have always been done to new, innovative ways of doing things. Selah Women gather to envision a world that works right and then going forth to make it happen.

This past year, we had another powerful lineup of presenters who shared their wisdom and expierence including wealth guru, Dr. Dennis Kimbro, leader developer Tara Jaye Frank, anointed proclaimer, Rev. Mia K.Wright, Academy and Grammy Award winner Regina Belle, iconic visual artist Synthia Saint James, retired Chief Diversity Officer of General Electric, Deborah Elam, Essence Magazine’s Senior Entertainment Editor Joi-Marie McKenzie, elite #1 National Sales Director and leadership motivator, Gloria Mayfield Banks, JP Morgan & Chase’s Michelle Thomas, w  omen and girls advocate and wife of Kirk Franklin, Tammy Franklin and Dr. Cathy Moffitt and more.

We want to be able to offer a special discount as we embark on our 2019 season. We encourage you to take time to SELAH with your girlfriends. Register today together and make this an annual time to reflect and reset for the new year.

So, grab your girlfriends, your work friends and your team and bring them to this encounter in 2019.

Our special invited guests and host hotel will be announced at a later date, but you already know, it will be worth the wait! Just take a look at this past year's guests! You do not want to miss out!

Click below to register for the entire 2019 weekend!

Bishop Vashti M. McKenzie

Internationally renowned speaker, educator and public servant, Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie is the creator and convener of the Selah Leadership Encounter for Women. Allied with corporate partners, such as Toyota, AARP, Frost Bank and other corporate and private entities who share her commitment to enhance and support the development of high achieving women. Bishop McKenzie and her team are creating a unique encounter to foster strategic, collaborative relationships among Selah Women. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Click here for inquireies.
“We refresh, renew, recalibrate and come out slaying,” says Bishop McKenzie.
Praise for the Selah Leadership Encounter
“Selah is an experience where the spirit of empowerment and God are evident and palpable. Women must have this space to help embolden the journey of success in any area of life. It is a time of women, intention and purpose. I was blessed to be a part of this magnificent event.”
April Ryan, CNN political analyst Selah17 Power Luncheon Keynote speaker