General Session Speaker
Simon T. Bailey is a breakthrough strategist whose life's goal is to teach more than one billion people how to be fearless and create their future. He equips companies with the tools necessary to affect cultural transformation, resulting in higher employee engagement and platinum customer service experiences. With more than 30 years' experience in the hospitality industry, including serving as sales director for Disney Institute, Simon knows how to inspire leaders through his keynotes, workshops, books and online courses. He has worked with more than 1,700 organizations in 46 countries since launching Simon T. Bailey International. Simon has been named one of the top 25 people who will help you reach your business and life goals by SUCCESS magazine, joining a list that includes Brené Brown, Tony Robbins and Oprah Winfrey. He is the author of 10 books, including his most recent release Be the SPARK: Five Platinum Service Principles for Creating Customers for Life.
Morning Bible Teacher
Rev. Eugene Cho’s many passions involve leadership, justice, the whole Gospel, and the pursuit of God’s Kingdom here on this earth. He travels throughout the world to encourage churches, nonprofits, pastors, leaders, missionaries and justice workers–whether this happens in churches, arenas, conferences, universities or as a guest in underground churches, villages, homes, mud huts or refugee camps. Eugene Cho is also the founder and former senior pastor of Quest Church–an urban, multi-cultural and multi-generational church in Seattle, Washington. He is also the founder and visionary of One Day’s Wages (ODW)–a grassroots movement of people, stories and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty. Since its launch in 2009, ODW has raised nearly $7 million dollars for projects to empower those living in extreme global poverty. ODW has been featured in the New York Times, The Seattle Times, NPR, Christianity Today and other media outlets. For his entrepreneurial work and spirit, Eugene was honored as one of 50 Everyday American Heroes and received the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award from Princeton Theological Seminary.
General Session Speaker
Host of the popular podcast, The Joycast, Margaret Feinberg is a popular Bible teacher and speaker at churches and leading conferences such as Catalyst, Thrive, and Women of Joy, and creator of best-selling coloring and creative books for grown ups. Her books, including Scouting the Divine, Fight Back With Joy, Taste and See: Discovering God Among Butchers, Bakers and Fresh Food Makers, and their corresponding Bible studies, have sold more than one million copies and received critical acclaim and extensive national media coverage from CNN, the Associated Press, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and more. She was recently named one of 50 women most shaping culture and the church today by Christianity Today. Margaret lives in Utah with her husband, Leif, who pastors a local campus, and their superpup, Hershey. She believes some of the best days are spent around a table with amazing food and friends.
Aaron and his wife Megan are the delighted parents of four sons (Cooper, Judah, Nyle and Linen). For the last 15 years, the Keyes family has been rooted in Grace Fellowship Church, where Aaron still serves as a worship pastor. Aaron and his band travel nationally and internationally, leading worship and training leaders. In 2008, the Keyes launched their worship school, now called 10,000 Fathers. Since then, many worship leaders from around the world have come through their home, gone through their training, and become part of their broader family. Aaron's heart through 10,000 Fathers is to help the next generation of worship leaders (who lead songs) to become more Biblically empowered worship pastors (who lead people). Aaron has recorded five albums, the most recent being a two-part project with his band called, “Through It All.” Their organization 10,000 Fathers has released three albums, including the “Thank You for Fathering Me” project in 2017.
Megan Fate Marshman loves God and delights in overflowing His awesome love to others. She leads the women's ministry at Hume Lake Christian Camps (Hume, California) and shepherds young adults at Arbor Road Church. She wrote the book SelfLess: Living your part in the big story of God. She also co-wrote the book 7 Family Ministry Essentials and previously served as the director of student resources for David C Cook as she led the team in creating TruIdentity, a gospel-centered, family empowered youth ministry curriculum line. Megan lives in Long Beach, California with her husband, Randy, and sons, Foster and Jedidiah.
General Session Speaker
Andre Martin, Ph.D., serves as the vice president/chief learning officer of learning and development at Target. Formerly, he held the role of vice president of talent management strategy and practices and chief learning officer at Nike. Andre earned his doctorate in organizational psychology from Saint Louis University, and after graduating he worked for a boutique consulting firm that created team-based mentalities and systems into manufacturing environments. He spent two years working for Walt Disney World Resorts on organizational development, this time focusing on how to create a more engaging guest experience. As an enterprise associate at the Center for Creative Leadership, he led a practice that examined how to help executives build stronger, more effective teams. Andre also researched leadership development by surveying more than 700 leaders from the head of the Southern Poverty Law Firm to Fortune500 CEOs.
Jeffrey is an author, communicator and leadership coach. He serves as the executive director of the LIFT Tour and the Youth Pastor’s Summit for Student Leadership University (www.slulead.com). SLU is a national organization committed to influence through service. Jeff is nationally known as an urban ministry communicator, innovator and leader. His straight-forward, illustrative and in-your-face style of communication has impacted the lives of thousands of students and youth leaders around the world. His transparency, compassion for others, passion for students, love for ministry and experience make him an asset to the body of Christ and to leaders looking to take their ministry to the next level.