Jim Putman – Disciplemaking in a Growing Church

Jim Putman is the co-founder and Senior Pastor of Real Life Ministries in Post Falls, Idaho. Prior to his role as senior pastor, he served as a youth minister in two small churches. In college, Jim won three All American titles in wrestling and went on to become a successful wrestling coach.

Chris Nelson/Allie Bryant – The Power of Strategic Rhythms and Routines

Chris is the CIO and a Pastor at Traders Point Christian Church in Indianapolis, IN. For the last 15 years, Chris has led ministries for children with special needs, safety and security, first responders, veterans, technology, digital ministry, and strategic operations. Chris loves solving complex organizational problems and pastoring those dealing with trauma and PTSD. Chris is a recognized speaker on digital ministry, PTSD, and strategic operations.
 
Allie Bryant is the Strategic Alignment Executive at Traders Point Christian Church in Indianapolis, IN. She has been in ministry at Traders Point for 10 years with experience in Marketing and Communications, Project Management and Organizational Management. In the past 3 years she has focused her attention on organization systems and processes of the church by installing an operating system to order to provide rhythms and disciplines to keep Traders Point focused, aligned and accountable in order to advance their mission. She has been married for 14 years to her husband and they have a 4 year old daughter and recently added a miniature goldendoodle to the family.

Erin Johnston – Developing Lifechanging Community in a Post-Covid Church

Erin Johnston is the Pastor of Coaching and Family at Canyon Ridge Christian Church in Las Vegas. Part of her role is helping Canyon Ridge to strategically plan and implement a viral movement of disciple makers across the city of Las Vegas and beyond. She desires to multiply meaning in all different kinds of communities in her city. In her free time Erin loves Dodger baseball, her black lab Sophie, a good burrito, and almost any outdoor activity!

Kristin Miller/David Miller – Discover Future Leaders: They are Already at Your Church

Kristin now lives in Tacoma, WA but previously served on staff at churches in Denver overseeing Operations, First Impressions, and Global/Local Outreach. She’s also recruited students to ministry as an Admissions Director. She’s passionate about equipping young leaders to pave the way for others to meet Jesus, not unlike her own testimony of encountering Christ on a rare visit to a church with her family when she was 9. She’s a foodie, loves to cook and entertain with friends and family, and is a fan of words but can’t seem to find many who will play Scrabble with her!

Dave Miller is the Founder of Leadership Pathway. He served as a Worship and Creative Arts Pastor at churches in Las Vegas, Central KY, and Western MI has also spent the last fifteen years on the go helping churches on a variety of topics from strategy to technology and facility redesign. He’s most passionate, however, about helping young leaders take their healthiest first steps into ministry. He’s an avid cyclist, Cincinnati Reds fan, and Jameson’s “Poppi.”

Garry Poole – Reigniting Personal Evangelism in Your Church

Garry is the founder and lead advisor at www.OneLifeAdvisors.com, an organization designed to walk alongside church leaders to inspire, equip and mobilize believers to a lifestyle of effective spiritual influence. He’s a skilled outreach specialist, training facilitator, and strategic planning consultant for churches and organizations around the world. Garry is the author of numerous discussion guides and books, including the award-winning Seeker Small Groups. In the past, he planted and led an outreach-oriented church for 5 years in Indianapolis. And Garry also served on staff as Willow Creek’s Evangelism Point Leader in South Barrington for 18 years.

Dr Alan Ahlgrim – Soul Care: Friends Required

Alan Ahlgrim was the founding pastor of Rocky Mountain Christian Church in Colorado. With more than 50 years in ministry he now serves as the Chief SoulCare Officer of Covenant Connections for Pastors. Alan invests heavily in the hard work of heart work, helping other leaders serve well and finish well by connecting them in soul enriching Covenant Groups.  Alan is the author of Soul Strength – Rhythms for Thriving published in 2022.  www.covenantconnections.life 

Bart Rendel/Doug Parks – Total Team Alignment: Put Your Team on the Same Page Today

Doug Parks, cofounder and CEO, Intentional Churches:
Doug’s love and commitment to help churches comes from his own experience of being eternally impacted as a teenager by a committed church leader. He served for seventeen years as the executive pastor at Canyon Ridge Christian Church in Las Vegas, Nevada. Prior to Canyon Ridge, Doug was a Chick-fil-A owner/operator in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he won the coveted Symbol of Success award. Doug and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Las Vegas with their two children, but he still finds time to follow sports, including his beloved Ohio State Buckeyes.
 
Bart Rendel, cofounder and CSO, Intentional Churches:
Bart has dedicated his life to helping churches reach more people for Christ. His passion for serving churches comes from his upbringing as a pastor’s kid and learning from his parents about the intentionality of reaching and growing people in Christ. His conviction runs deep. Bart served as an executive leader for over eighteen years at Crossroads Christian Church in Lexington, Kentucky, and Central Christian Church in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he and his family remain deeply connected. He and his wife, Catherine, have two children. Bart occasionally plays a round of golf, but he always takes in Kentucky Wildcats games.

Andy Chrisman – Is Worship Just 3-4 Songs During the Service

Andy Chrisman is a worship pastor, consultant, radio show host and artist, who has dedicated his life to helping others follow Jesus and worship God forever.  He’s a full-time worship pastor at a very large church in Tulsa, OK (Church on the Move) for 21 years and counting.  He has the heart of a shepherd and helps other worship pastors via coaching, mentoring and consulting.  He is also the host of the internationally syndicated radio show “Worship with Andy Chrisman.”  And….he was one of 4Him, a group that sold 5 million records, had 25 #1 hits, multiple Dove awards and Grammy nominations.  https://www.andychrisman.net 

Wes Bevis – Top 3 Reasons Your Ministry Leadership Will Be Cut Short

Dr. Wes Beavis is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in helping pastors navigate the ministry journey and guiding church leaders through crisis situations. He has clinical expertise in diagnosing and treating the symptoms of ministry burnout. Wes is married to Ellie, a Marriage and Family Therapist, and their private practices are in Newport Beach, California. Wes’ interests include running marathons and creating content for his YouTube channel Making Life Better with Dr. Wes Beavis.

Carl Kuhl – The Church You Always Wanted

Carl Kuhl is a pastor, entrepreneur, author, athlete, and adventure seeker who wants to help others find true freedom in Jesus. In 2008 he and his wife Lindsay started Mosaic Christian Church, which has twice been named one of the 100 fastest growing churches in America.  He’s written two books on church leadership.  In July of this year the Kuhls moved to Louisville, KY, as Carl accepted a role as an executive pastor at Southeast Christian Church. carlkuhl.org

Phil Bowdle – ReThink Communication

For 18+ years, Phil has been serving in the trenches of creative ministry. Most recently, Phil served at West Ridge Church in Northwest Atlanta as the Creative Arts Pastor overseeing worship, production, video, and communications teams. Phil recently released a best-selling book “Rethink Communication: A Playbook to Clarify and Communicate Everything In Your Church” that has helped shape the communication strategy for churches all over the world. As a Senior Associate with Slingshot Group, Phil brings his creative and executive level experience in the church to make complex things simple and find clarity in the chaos.

Sheree Jablonski/Sara Whitbeck – The Indispensable Assistant: The Ultimate Sidekick

Sheree Jablonski – Executive Assistant to Senior Pastor Ashley Wooldridge.

Sara Whitbeck – Executive Assistant to Senior Pastor Kyle Idleman.