Updated: Sep 20, 2018
Welcome to the Cultivate Speaker Series! At the conference, we'll have a variety of workshops that offer tools to equip and empower your faith journey. Speaker Series is an interview-style editorial about each speaker at Cultivate.
Let's meet our keynote speaker Jill, learn more about her breakout session (Pure Trust) and, how God has been working out this in her life.
Jill Gambetta is a mom to four amazing teenagers, and wife to her “absolute most loving husband” of 24 years. In the past year and a half, Jill has walked through some dark trials and looks forward to sharing what Pure Trust in the Lord looks like and how it brought her back into the sunshine.
Tell us about you and your family.
I'm a wife, married for 24 years to my rock Dario. I'm a Momma to four kids ( Gianni 19, Nico 18, Gianessa 16, Giordano 13) and our sweet lazy Lab Chloe. I'm a registered nurse and fitness and health lover.
Tell us about your faith journey.
Challenged and strengthened as life has taken me off course these past couple of years. I am constantly reminded daily that miracles continue to unfold around me. Taking a pause in the midst of busy days to witness them, even ever so small. And being so appreciate and thankful that God is ever so faithful.
When you were asked to speak at Cultivate, what was your first reaction? Why?
Nervousness at first. Then, inadequacy to feeling like could I give God enough glory, enough praise during this talk. Needing to continue to pray that I am a well equipped vessel.
When you heard what you would speak about, were you surprised by the topic that was asked of you? Why or why not?
Yes and No. Honestly the feeling of knowing that there is such a large picture of my family with God's hands and his pulse over the miracles that were performed and still continue to perform. But was my story the story that needed to be shared? Each of our lives is a story in itself and each one of us has a chapter that's darker than the others. Was mine the story to share? But I'm reminded of this community filled with love that brought complete strangers together whether dropping off meals, praying amongst small groups, or while talking at the many gatherings at the hospital. Believers and non believers in awe of God's faithfulness. Trust and the trenches. And how one will lead you out of the other.