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A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 4-6, 2021
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

BASS Convention Presenter: Wendy Hagen

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Wendy Hagen
Wendy Hagen

Mom, Author, Speaker
Wendy Hagen, Speaking Ministry
Bay Area, CA

When Wendy was nine years old she looked in the yellow pages, found a talent agency, and called and left a message letting them know that she was ready to be on television. Unbeknownst to her parents. That started her acting career which eventually led her to Hollywood as a teenager where she starred in The New Lassie and guest starred on The Wonder Years and Growing Pains. She left Hollywood and headed back to the Bay Area to finish out a normal senior year of high school.

Wendy went on to UCLA where she was on the dance team, in leadership with Athletes in Action, and met her husband of 13 years, Shiloh. Wendy no longer gets paid for entertaining, but she is constantly entertaining her eight-year-old Elijah, her very strong-willed five-year-old Lydia, and her temperamental three-year-old Jordis.

Wendy and Shiloh live in the Bay Area and are active at their church Cornerstone Fellowship in Livermore. Wendy and Shiloh lead a college/young adult life group at their home every week and Wendy is involved with teaching and leading in women’s ministry. Shiloh was formerly a youth pastor at a small church in the Bay Area and so Wendy understands the constant demands and needs of ministry whether you are on staff, married to staff, or are a layperson with willingness and desire to serve.

Wendy loves Jesus and is passionate about encouraging women in their faith and loves speaking to various mom’s groups and women’s ministries around the country. She also loves blogging, Persian food, hot chocolate, So You Think You Can Dance, Settlers of Catan, and family vacations. In a moment of temporary insanity and a lot of late nights Wendy decided to write a book of humor and encouragement for fellow moms and moms-to-be called Totally Desperate Mom: Keepin’ it Real in the Motherhood.

2012 Workshops

Women's Ministry: Overwhelmed and Overscheduled: Learning to Say No, Especially in Ministry


In ministry, there's always a need. Who will do it if we don't? How can I say no to a ministry that clearly needs my help? This workshop will provide Biblical and practical guidance for discerning when and why to say no to ministry opportunities so that you can more effectively serve the body of Christ and maintain your sanity. Don't worry, I won't talk for 75 minutes - we will do a lot of breaking into small groups for discussion throughout. We will encourage, challenge, and pray for one another.

If you want to see a sample of my speaking I just posted a clip on my blog from a few weeks ago when I taught on "Simplicity" at women's Bible study. I shared a very personal story of how God showed up in the midst of financial struggle.