Evan McBroom
Founder, Fishhook + Conference Emcee

Evan is the Founder and Chief Culture Officer of Fishhook, an innovative communications and creative services team called to partner with churches and ministries to help them communicate more clearly, creatively and consistently. He provides clients with senior-level communications consultation by combining the passion of his faith journey with the expertise he gained during his 14-year career with one of central Indiana’s largest corporate communications and marketing agencies.

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Brooke Hempell
Senior VP of Research, Barna Group

Barna Group’s senior vice president, research, Brooke Hempell, has been a market research advisor for nearly 15 years, designing both qualitative and quantitative research to guide clients in new product development and positioning, brand portfolio strategy, communications planning, and sales and marketing effectiveness.

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Dave Travis
CEO, Leadership Network

First an engineer, then a pastor, then a denominational worker. Eventually, Dave Travis was adopted by Leadership Network. In his role as CEO, Dave leads a great team of investors and staff, while working with some of the greatest clients in the world.

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Mark Jobe
Lead Pastor, New Life Community Church

Mark 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 25 locations with over 40 worship services each weekend. Mark is also the founder of New Life Centers, an organization focused on helping youth in underserved areas of Chicago.

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Jim Tomberlin
Founder, MultiSite Solutions

Jim Tomberlin is founder and senior consultant of MultiSite Solutions, a company that has assisted over 1,000 churches in maximizing their redemptive potential through intensive and insightful multisite and church merger consultation.

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Julie Bullock
Senior Generosity Strategist, Generis

Julie has exceptional experience influencing churches and other organizations to embrace a culture of generosity. She has led major giving initiatives for churches and organizations of varying sizes and worship styles all across the country.

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Leah Norton
Director of Client Strategy & Partner, Fishhook

Leah serves as Director of Client Strategy & Partner at Fishhook – a communications agency, based in Indianapolis, that collaborates with churches. Her best days at Fishhook are partnering with church leaders to help a church or ministry brand and cast vision, build an engaging online presence, connect with guests and others in the community, and clearly communicate so that more people will take next steps to grow in their faith.

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Lynn Pickard
IIDA – Interior Designer, Aspen Group

A member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Lynn Pickard has worked as an Interior Designer with Aspen Group since 2006. Lynn earned a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the Harrington Institute of Interior Design before taking a job at one of the largest Architectural/Engineering firms in Chicago and then a smaller Chicago firm on projects for the Wrigley Company, Universal Access, and the French Consulate.

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Megan Bruinsma
Interior Designer, Aspen Group

A graduate of Harrington College of Design with a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, Megan Bruinsma has worked as an Interior Designer at Aspen Group since 2015. In her role, Megan enjoys the collaborative spirit in partnering with fellow Christians—both her coworkers and her clients—to create designs that serve the Church.

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Dana Byers
Executive Pastor, Mercy Road Church

Dana Byers is a pioneer in the online church movement. She began as a Life.Church Online volunteer in 2006. In 2007, Dana and her young family sold nearly everything they owned to fund living overseas to launch BlueDoor Ministries, Inc. The first online church planters in history, the Byers family’s purpose was to help pastors launch online churches outside the U.S. in a variety of languages and to expand the reach of Life.Church Online.

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Joe LaPaglia
President, Aspen VIP

Joe serves as president of Aspen VIP, which offers ongoing support in maintaining and enhancing church facilities. He has more than 35 years of experience in the construction management field. In his role, Joe strives to do more than help build significant projects. He hopes to change people’s hearts by helping teams create tools for ministry.

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Tom Elenbaas
Senior Pastor, Harbor Churches

Tom Elenbaas is the Senior Pastor of the Harbor Churches, a multisite church in the greater Grand Rapids area. He has also served as a youth pastor, a pastor at the University of Michigan campus, a Spiritual Formation Pastor, and a church planter. Tom is passionate and involved not only in local church planting and seeking to develop new multisite strategies, but also in leadership development and catalyzing global church planting movements.

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Steve Poe
Lead Pastor, Northview Church

Steve Poe has served as Lead Pastor of Northview Church in Indiana since 1999. Under his leadership, the church has grown in attendance from 500 to more than 8,500. Steve has led with a passion for the unchurched, especially professionals and white-collar workers.

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Joe Graham
Multisite Director, Harbor Churches

Joe Graham is the Multisite Director at the Harbor Churches, a multisite church in the greater Grand Rapids area. Joe is an innovative thought leader with a passion for mission, faith formation, leadership and systems development. In his role with the Harbor Churches, he oversees the leadership development pathway and gives oversight to the collaborative work of the key ministry areas of worship, students, kids, students, discipleship, and missions.

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Jason Pongratz
Multisite Campus Director, Northview Church

Through his role as multisite campus director, Jason provides direction and leadership to Northview Church’s multisite strategy and future campus expansion. Before joining the staff in October 2015, Jason had been attending Northview for 17 years and served in many lay leadership roles.

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