Steve & Sharon Kelly – Steve and Sharon have pastored Wave Church for 19 years in Virginia Beach, Virginia. They came to Virginia in 1999 to build a church of influence with a passion to help people live life well. Steve lives to make heaven party by winning people to Christ and developing leaders who can change their world one life at a time.
Sam Rodriguez – Rev. Samuel Rodriguez is the President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, the organization recognized and identified by Time Magazine, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Christianity Today, Charisma Magazine, NBC, Telemundo, Univision, Fox News, CNN, and a number of additional media outlets, publications, and periodicals as America’s largest and most influential Hispanic/Latino Christian organization with 40,118 certified member churches in the United States and in covenant relationship with ministries and churches in Latin America. He is an Assemblies of God Ordained Minister since the age of 23. Rodriguez also serves as Senior Pastor of New Season Christian Worship Center in Sacramento, California, where he resides with his wife, Eva, and their three children.
Carey Nieuwhof – Carey Nieuwhof is a former lawyer and founding pastor of Connexus Church. He’s the author of several best-selling books, including his forthcoming book, Didn’t See It Coming: Overcoming the Seven Greatest Challenges That No One Expects But Everyone Experiences (September 2018). Carey speaks to leaders around the world about leadership, change and personal growth. He writes one of today’s most widely read Christian leadership blogs at www.CareyNieuwhof.com and hosts the top-rated Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast where he interviews some of today’s best leaders. His podcasts and blogs are accessed by millions of leaders each year.
Paul de Jong – Pastors Paul & Maree de Jong are the Senior Pastors and founders of LIFE, a church that has grown to become an influential ministry both nationally and internationally. It is underpinned by four focuses: Church, Community, Kingdom and Business. Established in the heart of Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, LIFE has continued to grow and is now situated in multiple locations across the city. Additionally, LIFE has campuses in Warkworth (a regional town north of Auckland), and more recently Melbourne, Australia. The church is characterised by its heart for people, who meet with each other and the community on Sundays and in 12 regions across Auckland throughout the week.
Scott Wilson – Based in Denmark for over 20 years, Scott has been a leadership trainer and coach to church leaders. He is the President of Eurolead.net, a network of churches in Europe. He is also the founder and Director of the Institute for Creativity, Leadership and Management (ICLM). Scott travels extensively, teaching and training leaders on building great church. He holds two masters degrees, one in theology and the other in organisational development. He also holds a doctorate through an adjunct college of Liverpool University, England. He has authored eight books, is married to Linda who pastors churches in Denmark. He has two adult children.
The Belonging Co – The Belonging Co is a worship collective started by Henry & Alex Seeley, founders of the Belonging Church in Nashville, TN. They are a church that loves God, loves people, and are passionate about seeing people encounter God through worship. They are known for songs like Peace Be Still, Zeal, Fall Afresh and many more! “We desire encounter over entertainment, intimacy over industry, presence over presentation, people over position… And most of all JESUS over everything.”