Founder And Host
International singer, songwriter, and speaker Victoria Raftery, is the founder and host of the "Dream Chic" Women's Conference, an international ministry developed specifically for women that serves as an inspirational tool in helping women around the world understand their value and purpose, while encouraging them to follow their God given dream. With over 3 decades of dedicated service to the Lord, both domestically and abroad, Victoria and husband Pastor Larry Raftery, have been blessed with the opportunity to speak into thousands of lives from the pulpits of small churches to the worldwide audiences of thousands through weekly-televised programs. She has shared the platform with some of the most well-known speakers in the world, yet her humility and passion for people remains constant. Though a veteran of ministry (both pastoral and evangelical), Victoria believes she hasn't even begun to scratch the surface of what God has in store for the "Dream Chic" ministry, leaving behind a mark that will not be erased!
DREAMCHIC EVENT SPEAKERS
Since entering full-time ministry in 1976, Sherry and her husband Jack have traveled all over the world holding crusades, planting churches and providing humanitarian aid to the poor. Through the years, they have established children's homes, clinics, and a full-service hospital; planted numerous churches; adopted an entire slum; and provided food, vitamins, and medical treatment to thousands in need. Sherry travels several times a year to India where she has committed herself to putting water wells in remote villages so women and little girls do not have to walk for miles every day to fetch water. Since 2013, Jack and Sherry have planted 118 wells. God has given Sherry the opportunity to relate to women all over the world, on a personal and intimate level, as she encourages them in their gifting's, mentors them in their callings, and teaches them to be confident women of God. Sherry loves a good chick flick, good conversation, bubble baths, bargain shopping and sipping coffee at an outdoor café. Her greatest pride and joy is being mom, mother-in-law and MiMi to her 3 daughters, 2 son in laws, and 2 grandchildren.
Lisa Raftery is a dedicated educator with 27 years experience working with students in the public, private, homeschool, and after-school arenas. A published author of novels and curriculum for teens, Lisa has spoken to countless moms, encouraging them on their journey of raising the next generation. As a pastor's wife for over seventeen years, Lisa loves to encourage women that no matter what dynamics shape their world currently, God is faithful and will make a way for them to not only navigate life, but also enjoy it! Lisa and her husband, Eric, live in Omaha, NE, and have four children (two now adults, two teens) and a very lovable French Bulldog named Earl.