"Getting to the Root of It"


"I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly."
John 10:10 NASB


The main purpose of the 2010 Women's Conference was to get to the root of issues that deter us, hinder us, and leave us holding on to past hurts. Through the power of God's Word and the Holy Spirit, restoration can be experienced. We hope that these following speakers and skits bless you as we journey forward on "getting to the root of it".

We would also like to thank all of the servants that helped out during this conference - we couldn't have done it without you!


Session 1: Identify the Root

http://www.crcconline.org/uploads/Mary_sm(1).jpgMary Maldonado Bermudez, L.C.S.W.

Mary is a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor as well as a licensed Florida Clinical Social Worker. She has been in practice for over 20 years. Mary received her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Social Work from Barry University in Miami, Florida.

She is currently a Psychotherapist, training in Critical Incident Debriefing, EMDR, and Hypnosis. She specializes in child, adolescent, adult, family therapy, depression, codependency issues, chemical dependency, trauma work (sexual, physical abuse), crisis counseling and Pastoral Crisis intervention.

Mary is a congregant of Christ the Rock Community Church where she serves at the Media Center and in the Women's Ministry.

Mary Maldonado Bermudez from CRCC on Vimeo.


Root Spa Skit - Part 1

The Root Spa skits present a touching look of several lives that are in the process of "getting to the root" of past issues that still exist within them. With a touch of humor and vulnerability, the Root Spa Skits reveal several issues that exist within many women and how they have been effected by them.

Root Spa - Part 1 from CRCC on Vimeo.


Session 2: The Refining Process

http://www.crcconline.org/uploads/Louisa_sm.jpgDr. Luisa Lopez

Luisa is a bilingual client-centered licensed psychologist in the State of Florida. She earned her Doctoral of Psychology Degree in Clinical Psychology from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA and her Master's of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology as well as her Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, FL.

Dr. Lopez enjoys collaborating with individuals and families in the process of facilitating healing, growth, and restoration. She has a heart and passion to see individual lives, relationships, and communities restored for the glory of God.

Luisa is a congregant of Christ the Rock Community Church and an active participant in the Women's Bible Study.

Dr. Luisa Lopez from CRCC on Vimeo.

Root Spa Skit - Part 2

Root Spa - Part 2 from CRCC on Vimeo.


Session 3: The Building Process

http://www.crcconline.org/uploads/Terry_sm.jpgTerry Morrow


Terry is the Director of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement at Nova Southeastern University where she oversees leadership development, civic engagement, spiritual life, multicultural affairs, international student affairs, the Leadership Roundtable Scholars program, and the ICUF Presidential Fellows program. she is also Adjunct Professor in the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences and teaches Psychology of Leadership, Stereotypes and Prejudice, and Interpersonal Communications. Terry if currently finishing her Ph.D in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Nova Southeastern University where she was selected as Student of the Year in 2007.

Terry's mission statement is "To serve God as an agent of peace". She has organized and presented in numerous conferences and designed and delivered training and workshops for religious and non-profit groups. She is a congregant of Christ the Rock Community Church.

Terry Morrow from CRCC on Vimeo.

Session 3: The Building Process


http://www.crcconline.org/uploads/Jennifer_sm.jpgJennifer Mathis-Fisher, LMHC


Jennifer has her Master's of Science degree in Clinical Psychology and Counseling from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia. She is currently utilizing her Clinical and professional experience as a corporate trainer at the Chrysalis Center, Inc., which provides a variety of therapeudic services to children and their families. In private practice, she provides individual and group psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. In addition, she facilitates psycho-educational presentations and outreach to the South Florida community on a variety of clinically relevant topics and issues.

Jennifer is also a congregant of Christ the Rock Community Church and an active participant in the Women's Bible Study.


Jennifer Mathis-Fisher, LMHC from CRCC on Vimeo.


Session 4: A Firm Foundation

http://www.crcconline.org/uploads/Tara_sm.jpgTara Owens


Tara has her Masters in Biblical Counseling and her Bachelors in Communications / Broadcasting. She has a heart for women and delights in seeing their lives changed.

She has served in Women's Ministry for over 12 years. In 1993 she started a girl's non-profit ministry in Memphis, "Young Women Striving for Excellence" which ministers to young girls ages 11 to 18 which is still active today. She is the Founder of a women's non-profit ministry called "For Such a Time as This". This ministry helps women to understand who they are in Christ and how to live in His freedom as well as His acceptance. This has been her passion and calling.

Tara has taught the Word of God to countless women, leading them into an ever-growing relationship with Jesus Christ. She is married to Darrell Owens who is Senior Pastor at Christ the Rock Community Church, where she serves as the Women's Ministry Leader.

Tara Owens from CRCC on Vimeo.