The Ludy family is currently on vacation near San Diego, and thus, this video was filmed on Eric’s iPhone just outside our condo. We took a few moments away from our world of beach toys, sand castle building, sea lion watching and wave jumping for Leslie to fondly reminisce the very first Set Apart Conference back when she was 9 months pregnant with Avy (who is now our spunky eight-year-old)!

That first conference is somewhat of a blur in my memory, but there is one thing that I remember very clearly. If Leslie had gone into labor, I (Eric Winston Ludy) was the backup plan. Don’t get me wrong, I love to support Leslie in her ministry, but, being a guy, left all alone with a whole bunch of women, and expected to say something intelligible while my wife is across town delivering a baby — the whole thing was a bit daunting. I praise God still to this day that Avy arrived two weeks after the due date.

Even though I’ve never had to be the backup speaker at any of the annual Set Apart Conferences, I always make a showing. Like Leslie, I’m passionate about seeing the return of heroic, Christ-centered femininity in this generation, and that’s what the Set Apart Conference is all about.

If you are a lady between the ages of 8 and 80 who wants more of Jesus in your life, I hope you’ll consider being a part of this powerful event, May 25-26 in Windsor, Colorado or anywhere via simulcast.  (Visit: for details.)

And if you just want a fun peek at the Ludy family on vacation, tune in to this fun, impromptu iPhone video shoot with Leslie and eight-year-old Avy!

Cheering you onward,

Eric Ludy


Here are some quick details about the 2018 Set Apart Conference:

When: May 25-26, 2018
Where: The Ellerslie Campus, Windsor, Colorado (or anywhere via simulcast)
How:  Learn More or Register Here
Why: watch video below