Steve & Sharon Kelly – Steve and Sharon have pastored Wave Church for 20 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 multi-campus church with locations in Aukland, New Zealand and Melbourne, Australia. With a mandate to influence the global Church, Paul as a respected father in the faith, travels extensively speaking at leadership conferences and churches. His Kingdom-heart, leadership strength combined with a prophetic edge, and a proven track record continue to impact many to reach for more. From leadership, church development, youth ministry, worship and creative arts, personal development and business, he has the ability and insight to speak into many areas of the wider body of Christ. Paul and Marie have been married for 36 years, have a growing family with the wonder of grandchildren, and are based in Aukland, New Zealand.
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.”
Steve Green – Steve Green became President of Hobby Lobby in 2004 and has helped his family grow the business to more than 800 stores in 47 states with approximately 32,000 employees. He is a national speaker on both business and philanthropy interests, always focusing on how his faith intersects with his life endeavors. Green and his wife, Jackie, have been married for more than 30 years and reside in Oklahoma City, where Hobby Lobby is headquartered. Their family includes a son, five daughters, a daughter-in-law, three sons-in-law and four grandchildren. They are actively involved in their local church, as well as with many national and international Christian charities.
Filmore Bouldes – Filmore is the youth pastor of C3 Church in New York City. C3 NYC started with a small group of people in 2013 with a big vision and heart for the people of NYC. What began as a humble dream and prayer through Pastors Josh and Georgie Kelsey has grown to now include hundreds of people gathering every Sunday to worship in five locations, Williamsburg, Downtown Manhattan, Downtown Brooklyn, Bushwick and Queens, as well as meeting weekly for dinner parties across Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx and Queens.