Courtney Reimer knows what it's like to question who she is, and her faith, which is why she's so passionate about raising up the next generation of girls to be rooted in Christ.
"I was born and raised Catholic and spent 27 years doing all the things that you're 'supposed to do'," says Courtney Reimer, the founder of She Wears Worth.
While it seemed like she had everything, Reimer says that something was missing.
"I didn't know what that was. I ended up going on a mission trip with Bob Goff's organization, Love Does, to Uganda. I knew I needed a radical change."
At that time Reimer was living in Texas and had a successful job.
"I was living in the mindset that I could do whatever I wanted between Monday and Saturday night, but if I was in the pew on Sunday morning, I was good. That wasn't cutting it. So I went on the trip not knowing what to expect."
Reimer says she met the living God during the trip.
"It was a few days into the trip and I'm sitting there one evening and I just started telling my life story to this guy. I had all these secret sins that I was sharing with this guy and he looked at me so beautifully. He asked, 'What is your relationship like with God?' I had never been asked that simple question. It was never about a relationship, it was always about the religion and checking the boxes."
The people on that missions trip had something Reimer didn't have.
"They had this unshakable joy, this confidence that comes from such a beautiful place and I wanted it. The next day was Easter Sunday, 2017 and after writing a letter to the Lord, I woke up a different person."
The man she spoke to ended up being her husband. The couple now lives in Crystal City, Manitoba.
"We live in an era where it's very much women empowerment. As a woman you are strong and beautiful, bold, and capable. All of these things but there is no foundation. That's where She Wears Worth came from. I was learning that I was all of these things but for the first time in my life it had nothing to do with all of these worldly things, which is what we're bombarded with."
The She Wears Worth conference is happening on October 28 and 29 in Winnipeg at Riverwood Church Community Warehouse.
"The space fits 400 girls and the hope is girls from grade 9 through to age 19. We really desire to focus in on that high school girl and that girl who's just graduated and trying to figure out who she is. The main focus, the theme is 'Set Apart.'"