Cherish Conference is designed to take each woman to the next level in their personal life and relationship with God. This year we have the honor of having Kim Walker-Smith, Penny Maxwell, Ps. Leanne Matthesius, Ps. Stacy Capaldi, Ps. Kwacha Davis, and Ps. Marissa Pyle. Our Cherish Conferences are known to fly in the world’s best speakers. We pull out all the stops, and truly make this event one of the highlights of every woman’s year!

Life-changing, destiny-altering moments are commonplace at our Cherish Conferences. What is deposited in the heart and spirit of women when they attend Cherish Conference is too great and profound to put into words–it has to be experienced! This event, quite simply, changes lives.

Cherish Conference 2021 will be held at our beautiful Awaken Church San Marcos Campus at 1760 Descanso Ave, San Marcos, CA 92069. The map below shows the locations of all Cherish Conference events and parking/shuttle options.

We have Cherish Ladies staying all over San Marcos & Carlsbad areas. The following hotels below are some options for you to choose from. Connect with some of your campus’ Cherish Ladies and find out which hotel they’re staying at!

Residence Inn by Marriott San Marcos

Ayres Hotel Vista/Carlsbad

Lakehouse Hotel & Resort

Hampton Inn Carlsbad

Staybridge Suites Carlsbad

The Hyatt Place Vista/Carlsbad

Hampton Inn San Marcos


3pm – 5pm Option to Pre Check-In at San Marcos Campus


5K Run + Beach Day Social at South Ponto Beach Carlsbad (optional)

5pm Doors Open
6pm-10pm Fri Night Sessions


8:30am Morning Prayer
9am Doors Open
10am – 5:30pm Saturday Sessions
*lunch provided

+Schedule Subject to Change

In order to check in, you will need your QR Code to receive your conference badge. Find this QR Code attached to your registration confirmation email. If you prepaid for parking, you will be issued a parking pass at check-in. Limited parking passes are available.

All attendees must wear their lanyards at all times. Each lanyard is specific to attendees’ Weekend Type. If you lose your lanyard you may purchase another at Check-in for $5. You will need your lanyard on you at all times for building access and for lunch on Saturday.

Parking at San Marcos Campus is extremely limited, so we ask that you park at our Bressi Ranch Campus (15 minutes away). We have FREE shuttle buses that will be picking up and dropping off attendees throughout the conference. We are also offering (limited) prepaid onsite parking for an additional cost.


Prepaid for parking in advance? You will be issued 1 pass per parking purchase upon checking in. Your parking pass is non-transferable and attached to your conference registration.

Want to purchase a parking pass? On your confirmation email:

  1. Select view/edit manager attendees
  2. Edit Information
  3. “Add Parking Pass”
  4. Checkout
Park & Ride – Shuttle Service

Park your car and grab a ride from Bressi Ranch Campus. Please follow the signs for parking:
2790 Gateway Road, Carlsbad, CA 92009

Shuttle service will begin 1 hour and 45 minutes prior to each session. Please allow extra time for travel. Our shuttle will run throughout the conference to and from each pick-up location. We have 2 pick-up/drop-off areas for shuttles.

Is there childcare?

There is no on-site childcare. This conference is for 12 years+. Infants that are nursing are welcomed, we will have a designated nursing mom’s room.

I can’t attend. Can I transfer my pass to someone else?

Yes! Go to the original confirmation email and follow the instructions below.

  1. Click “View/Edit” and update the ticket name.
  2. Forward your ticket information to the new attendee. Each attendee will be checked in with the QR Code attached to the confirmation email or by their name.
How do I switch weekends if I need to?
  1. Open your original registration confirmation email.
  2. Click “View/Edit”
  3. Click “Manage Attendees”
  4. Click “Edit information”
  5. Then “Select Desired Weekend”

If an option isn’t available then the weekend has sold out and is no longer available. Our weekends have limited availability. Once the weekend is selected and full, we cannot add you to a weekend that is sold out.

If you lose your lanyard you may purchase another at Check-in for $5.

Friday, October 1st & Friday, October 8th

The annual Cherish 5K will be happening both weekends of Cherish Conference followed by an optional beach day hangout at South Ponto Beach in Carlsbad to kick off the conference.


 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Short Creek Dream Center in support of the growth and healing of those who were victimized and exploited by Jeff Warrens. Short Creek is also a part of the largest network of organizations that help victims of human trafficking.



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Military & Senior Registration


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Youth Registration


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