Workshop on Biblical Exposition
March 15-17, 2018
The Charles Simeon Trust aims to help recover the centrality of expository teaching of the Word of God, for the health and benefit of the church in our own and future generations. Training women to teach the Bible to other women is vital for building up the church and equipping its members to live out the truths of the gospel. This Workshop on Biblical Exposition is designed for women who are currently in a teaching ministry with the responsibility to teach the Bible regularly. It is open to women who lead in regular teaching ministries including large group instructors, small group teachers, and women’s and children’s ministry leaders appointed by their churches.

Kathleen Nielson holds an MA and a PhD in Literature from Vanderbilt University and a B.A. from Wheaton College. She has taught in the English departments at Vanderbilt University, Bethel College, and Wheaton College. She is on the Board of Directors of the Charles Simeon Trust and serves as Senior Adviser and Book Editor for the Gospel Coalition. She is the author of numerous Bible studies including Proverbs1 & 2 Thessalonians, and several others in the Living Word Bible Studies series. Kathleen has directed and taught women’s Bible studies at several churches and speaks extensively at conferences and retreats. Kathleen is married to Dr. Niel Nielson, former President of Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.

Kathleen Nielson

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Holy Trinity Church

Calvary Memorial Church
931 Lake Street
Oak Park, Illinois 60301

Registration for this Workshop is full. To be added to the waitlist, click the link below. 


5pm-8:30pm, Thursday
8:30am-5:30pm, Friday
8:30am-1pm, Saturday
Detailed Schedule [pdf]

Carleton of Oak Park Hotel (.4 miles)
The Write Inn (.4 miles)

$139 USD before March 2
$159 USD after March 2
Cost includes dinner the first night,
lunch the second day, and
refreshment breaks.
($25 nonrefundable deposit)
Lisa Helm was born and raised in the Chicago area, graduating with a BA from Wheaton College. She and her husband live in the neighborhood of Hyde Park where David is a pastor. Lisa works for a financial services firm and likes nothing better than spending time with her family. In more than thirty years as a pastor’s wife, Lisa has led women’s Bible studies, written curriculum for children, and been blessed to be part of a vibrant church family. Currently she works alongside others teaching and ministering to women and children at Holy Trinity Church.

Lisa Helm

Katina Yohpe serves as the Director of Women's Ministry for Holy Trinity Church's Downtown congregation. In her role there she teaches the Bible to women and trains others to teach the Bible in various capacities. She has a BA in English from Lawrence University and was a high school teacher in the Chicago Public School system for several years. Katina also served in youth ministry for 15 years.

Katina Yohpe