2014 Presenters


Laura Statesir
Director of Family and Youth, The Marin Foundation

The LGBTQ Elephant in the Youth Group: How youth workers should respond to LGBTQ youth


Benjamin Conner
Associate Professor of Christian Discipleship, Western Theological Seminary

Disability, Discipleship and Witness


Jen Bradbury
Youth Director, Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church - Glen Ellyn, IL

The Jesus Gap: How our Teaching About Jesus Results in Impotent Faith


Morgan Schmidt
Director of Children, Youth, & Family Ministries, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church - Seattle, WA

The Gospel According to Desire


Emily Capes
Director of Youth Ministries, First United Methodist Church- Lebanon, TN

Session Framing--Storyteller


Chanon Ross
Director, Institute for Youth Ministry

Wicked Signs: Youth Culture and the Fellowship of the Demons


Jeff Goins
Author, goinswriter.com

Leaping vs. Building Bridges

Calenthia Dowdy

Calenthia Dowdy
Associate Professor of Youth Ministry and Anthropology, Eastern University

Shame, Rejection and Stigma


David Dark
Author, Belmont University

The Sacredness of Questioning Everything


Charlie Peacock
Producer, charliepeacock.com

Succeeding in the Midst of Conflict


Lynn Barger Elliot
Professor of Youth and Family Ministry, Calvin College

Putting 100% into the last 5%


Andrew Zirschky
Academic Director, Center for Youth Ministry Training

Session Framing--Theologian

Mark Montgomery

Mark Montgomery
Founder, FLO {thinkery}

Jumping Off the Cliff


Aaron Babyar
Heartland Regional Coordinator, National Network of Youth Ministry

Alone In The Crowd Of Ministry


Randy and Jama Davis
Great Lakes Regional Coordinator, National Network of Youth Ministry

Alone In The Crowd Of Ministry

Michael Novelli

Michael Novelli
Senior Curriculum Developer, Sparkhouse

The Art of Bible Storying Workshop


Timothy Eldred
President, Endeavor Ministries

The Fine Line Between Mentoring and Meddling

Lina Thompson

Lina Thompson
Director of Capacity Development, World Vision, US

Ministering to Youth in Diverse Communities


Leah Swindon
Executive Director for Church Relations, World Vision

Fuji in Flip Flops: Four New Ways to Approach Any Uphill Battle

Erik Leafblad

Erik Leafblad
Doctoral Student, Luther Seminary

Why Science is (not) Destroying Your Young Peoples' Faith

Laura Addis

Laura Addis
Doctoral Student, Fuller Theological Seminary

Setting Patterns for Life; Contemplative Practices & Middle Schoolers

Jena Lee Nardella

Jena Lee Nardella
Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Blood:Water

The Surprising Truth about Saving the World

Michelle Quiles

Michelle Quiles
Senior Director of Marketing & Program Strategy, International Justice Mission

The Mysteries of Water-Walking


Margaret Becker
Award Winning Artist, margaretbecker.com

Worship Curator


Adam McLane
Partner, The Youth Cartel

Toward a Bigger We

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