David Kinnaman President, Barna Group

David Kinnaman
President, Barna Group

David Kinnaman is author of the bestselling books Good Faith, You Lost Me and unChristian. He is president of Barna Group, a leading research and communications company that works with churches, nonprofits and businesses ranging from film studios to financial services. Since 1995, David has directed interviews with nearly one million individuals and overseen hundreds of U.S. and global research studies. He and his wife live in California with their three children.

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Evan McBroom
Founder Partner, Fishhook

Evan McBroom sees life with God as a great adventure. He wants God’s best for every church and every church leader, believing they can only become their best when they are communicating effectively. As Fishhook’s Founding Partner, Evan is following God’s call to expand Fishhook to Nashville, Tennessee, while transitioning overall company leadership to others.

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Julie Bullock Senior Generosity Strategist, Generis

Julie Bullock
Senior Generosity Strategist, Generis

Julie Bullock has had experience in a wide variety of capacities influencing churches and organizations to embrace a culture of generosity. Prior to joining Generis, she served as the director of stewardship and generosity at Community Christian Church, a multisite church in Chicagoland, and also as the director of development for the NewThing network, Community’s church planting network, as a generosity coach to new church plants and churches desiring to go multisite. She has also served as the director of development for Wheaton College.

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Mark Jobe
Lead and Founding Pastor, New Life Community Church

Mark Jobe is the lead and founding pastor of New Life Community Church in the city of Chicago. He and his wife Dee have seen New Life grow from a handful of people to several thousand meeting at over 20 locations throughout the Chicagoland area with over 40 worship services each weekend and 7 cities internationally. Mark is also the founder of New Life Centers, an organization focused on helping youth in underserved areas of Chicago. He holds a Master’s degree from Moody Theological Seminary and a Doctorate degree from Bakke Graduate University. Mark is the author of UNSTUCK: Out of Your Cave into Your Call and can be heard on his daily radio program StraightTalk.

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Dave Ferguson
Lead and Founding Pastor, Community Christian Church

Dave Ferguson is an award-winning author, founding and lead pastor of Chicago’s Community Christian Church, a missional, multisite community considered one of the most influential churches in America. Dave also provides visionary leadership for NewThing, an international church planting movement, and is president of the Exponential Conference.

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Katie Robichaud

Church Relations Coordinator, Aspen Group

Host of Alignment Conference. As Church Relations Coordinator for Aspen Group, Katie Robichaud serves as a first point of contact for churches considering a building project. Katie helps equip churches with resources and information to take preliminary steps toward creating space for ministry impact. She has a deep love and respect for the church. Today, she’s happy to put her Wheaton College theater background to work as host of Aspen’s Alignment Conference.

Greg Snider

Project Developer, Aspen Group

Born and raised in the Chicago area, Greg Snider joined Aspen Group in 1999. His introduction to Aspen was from the other side of the table. As his home church’s building team chairperson, he experienced what it was like to partner with Aspen Group on a church building project. This experience gave Greg firsthand knowledge about how to serve churches during planning and construction, and it has fueled his passion to lead churches through the design/build/furnish process ever since.

Greg, his wife Leann, and their three children live in New Lenox, Illinois. He has served as a Deacon in his church, and he’s been on the worship team and served in other various ministry roles. He and his family also do missions work, local and overseas, through their church and with an agency they support.

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Brian Zehr

Co-Founder and Leadership Architect, Intentional Impact

After a 20+ year career as a Church Planter, Campus Pastor, Lead Pastor and as the former Director of Training and Coaching at NewThing, Brian Zehr is now Co-Founder and Leadership Architect of Intentional Impact, a leadership development firm headquartered in Naperville, Illinois. Brian’s passion is to help leaders and organizations grow through inspiration, insight and instruction. His desire is to see churches understand, define and shape leadership culture to create the spark for multiplication. He is the author of The Seven Critical Components to Lead with Confidence.

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Jeff Beachum

Multiplication Strategist, Portable Church

Jeff Beachum brings more than 25 years in ministry and executive leadership to his role as multiplication strategist for Portable Church Industries. He helps established and first-time churches in their organizational journey toward multi-siting, walking with them all the way to launching strong. As a former pastor, Jeff has the unique opportunity to empathize with pastors who are challenged to be part of growing God’s Kingdom while stewarding resources well and developing disciples who will win the lost. He helps church leaders navigate these and other competing values.

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Darrin Yount

Project Developer, Aspen Group

Darrin Yount has served as Project Developer at Aspen Group since 2014. With a passion to create space for ministry impact, Darrin loves to come alongside pastors and ministry leaders to help them think strategically about the intersection of culture, leadership, ministry, and facilities, and to execute plans that will propel churches toward increase growth.

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Kurt Andre

CEO, Transformational Coaching and Consulting International

Kurt André is a master-certified coach who helps government, business, church, and nonprofit leaders deal with the practical aspects of transformational change. His passion for leader development and his interpersonal skills enables him to successfully transform groups of strong individuals into high performing teams.

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Mike Martin

Executive Pastor/Chief Operating Officer, All Nations Worship Assembly

Mike Martin is a communicator, strategist, author, and brand specialist. He currently serves as the Executive Pastor and Chief Operating Officer at All Nations Worship Assembly (ANWA), which includes seven national locations. Mike is responsible for the ministry’s business operations and communications, including brand development, public relations, and creative direction.

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Matt DeMateo

Executive Director of New Life Centers of Chicagoland, Chicago, IL

Matt DeMateo has been working with at-risk youth in Chicago since 2000. He lives and serves in the Little Village neighborhood on Chicago’s southwest side with his wife, Sarah, and their four children.

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Dave Davis

Executive Pastor, Parkview Community Church, Glen Ellyn, IL

Dave Davis has been the Executive Pastor of Parkview Community Church in Glen Ellyn, IL, since 2009, where he works with leaders to develop people, resources, and systems advancing the mission, vision, and strategy of Parkview.

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Lynn Pickard, IIDA

Senior Interior Designer, Aspen Group

Lynn Pickard serves as a Senior Interior Designer at Aspen Group. Since 2006, she’s been creating interior spaces for churches that capture the unique DNA of each congregation to help connect people to each other and to God in meaningful ways. Lynn earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the Harrington Institute of Interior Design, and she’s a member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).

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