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  • Summary

    Every Nation’s 2013 World Conference will be taking place at Walt Disney World® Resort, Florida, from July 30 to August 2. This triannual event is a milestone for us as a movement. It’s a time to reunite with our pastors, missionaries, and church members from around the Every Nation world.

    World Conference guests come from close to sixty nations. The diversity you’ll find reminds us that God loves people. Vast ethnic backgrounds and cultural differences all have a place at the World Conference. You’ll experience how we each worship God in our own unique ways.

    Our theme is GO. What does GO mean? It’s GOing to tell others about Jesus. It’s GOing to a city, a campus, a country, or a community. It’s GOing ANYplace and to ANYone that needs to hear what God did for them.

    The World Conference also marks our twentieth year as a movement. It will be a celebration of God’s faithfulness and kindness to us. We have much to be thankful for!

    Walt Disney World® Resort, Florida, is the perfect place for the World Conference. Families, students, and professionals of all ages will surely have a memorable time hearing how to GO, where to GO, and when to GO, while enjoying world famous park rides and attractions.

    Mark your calendars, book your flights, and GO!

    REGISTRATION

    Super Early Bird
    Ends December 31
    Early Bird
    Ends June 30
    Regular Pricing
    Begins July 1
    Couples $179 $209 $229
    Individual Adults $99 $129 $149
    College Students $59 $59 $59
    Under 18 FREE FREE FREE
    International registrants $25 $25 $25
    If you're traveling internationally for the World Conference and need an invitation letter to accompany your visa request, please click here. Once we've collected and verified your information, we'll send you an invitation via e-mail within two to three business days.
    If you have questions about international registration, please send an e-mail to EN2013.international@everynation.org.

    SPECIAL EVENTS

    Women's Luncheon $27
    Every Nation Family Character Breakfast Buffet - Ages 12 & up $32
    Every Nation Family Character Breakfast Buffet - Ages 3 to 11 $20
    Every Nation Family Character Breakfast Buffet - Ages 0 to 2 FREE

    STAFF EVENTS

    Staff and Leaders 20th Anniversary Celebration Banquet $35
    Senior Leader Afterglow $15
    Every Nation Campus Ministry Staff Mixer $10

    If you have questions about registration, please send an e-mail to EN2013.registration@everynation.org.

  • Hotel Info

    Walt Disney World Dolphin® Resort will be our host hotel for the World Conference. Guest benefits include complimentary transportation to Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, Extra Magic Hours benefit, advance tee times on nearby championship Disney golf courses and on-site Disney ticket desks.

    Walt Disney World Dolphin® Resort is located in the heart of the Walt Disney World® Resort, near Epcot®, Disney's Hollywood Studios®, and Disney's BoardWalk entertainment district.

    Room reservations can be booked after completing your registration. World Conference registration will begin on October 1. Only online room reservations will be allowed. Reservations cannot be made by calling the hotel directly.

    Visit www.swandolphin.com to see all the resort has to offer.

    HOTEL DETAILS

    • The standard room rate is $139 per night, plus an applicable sales tax of 12.5 %.
    • A deposit of $139 (one night’s room rate) is required when making a reservation and is only refundable if cancellation occurs at least five days prior to arrival.
    • This conference rate applies to single, double, and triple occupancy rooms. The resort charges an additional twenty-five dollars per night for a fourth adult, which is the maximum adult room occupancy.
    • Children under eighteen years of age may stay for free in their parent’s room.
    • The hotel resort fee, which is already included in your room rate, gives guests free internet, three water bottles daily, and free health club access.
    • Each occupied guest room receives two coupons for the Fountain Soda Shop that are good for one scoop of ice cream.
    • Attendees may use the conference room rate for trips starting July 23 and ending before August 6. (Please note: The conference room rate prior to and after the event is based upon availability only and may be sold out, so register early!)
    • Parking rates: Self Parking- $10 per night, Valet parking $20 per night

    RESORT PARKING RATES

    • Self Parking: $10 per night
    • Valet parking: $20 per night

    If you have hotel questions, please send an e-mail to EN2013.hotel@everynation.org

  • Transportation

    World Conference guests can fly to Orlando via the Orlando International Airport, and make airport transportation arrangements to Walt Disney World Dolphin® Resort with one of the following services:

    MEARS TRANSPORTATION

    Mears offers a roundtrip shuttle service to and from the Walt Disney World Dolphin® Resort.
    The prices for a shared van with stops at other Disney hotel are:

    Ages 4 – 11 $27 for roundtrip
    Ages 12 and up $34 for roundtrip

    Mears also offers private van service for up to eight people. The private van will take guests directly to the Walt Disney World Dolphin® Resort with no other stops.
    The prices for a private van are:

    From airport to hotel: $97
    From hotel to airport: $67
    Total round trip: $164

    For questions about Mears Transportation, visit mearstransportation.com

    MEARS YELLOW CAB SERVICE

    Mears Yellow cab services guests to and from the airport. The cost is approximately $64 each way for a mini van that holds up to seven people. Please make your reservation prior to arrival.

    Please make reservations prior to arrival by calling 407-422-2222.

    PARKING AT Walt Disney World Dolphin® RESORT

    World Conference guests driving to Orlando and staying at the Walt Disney World Dolphin® Resort can park their vehicles at the resort. Self-parking costs $15 per night; valet parking is $20 per night.

    Note: Walt Disney World Dolphin® Resort does not provide free transportation to and from the airport.

    If you have transportation questions, please send an e-mail to EN2013.transportation@everynation.org.

  • Video
  • Schedule

    General Session: Along with people from all over the world (representing more than sixty nations!), you’ll be inspired, encouraged, and challenged to “go” to the nations, the needy, your neighborhood, and your family with the Gospel.

    Workshop: We’ve developed an extensive list of workshops to make your conference experience enjoyable. Each workshop will address specific areas of interest in ministry and discipleship. You’ll be empowered, equipped, and ready to go with practical advice for developing your calling, career, and family.

    Global Connect Meetings: The Every Nation Global Connect meetings will provide you with an opportunity to meet with missionaries, pastors, and Every Nation church members from around the world. You’ll have a chance to learn about some of our various ministries and/or connect with missionaries in your area of ministry.

    Missions Opportunities: Interested in planting a church or going on a short-term missions trip? If you have a specific region in mind, or even if you’re simply trying to find out where God might want you to go, attend our Mission Opportunity workshops to find out more.

    Monday July 29

    Staff Event 7:00 to 9:00pm Staff and Leaders’ 20th Anniversary Celebration Banquet $35
    Speaker: Russ Austin
    Location: Pacific B (Convention Hall Level)
    Childcare is available

    Tuesday July 30

    Staff Event 9:30am to 12:30pm Global Staff Meeting
    Speakers: Jim Laffoon & Wayne Alcorn
    Location: Pacific Hall (Convention Hall Level)
    Childcare is available
    Staff Event 1:00 to 2:00pm Senior Pastors’ Appreciation Luncheon
    Location: Atlantic C (Convention Hall Level)
    Childcare is available
    Workshop 3:00 to 4:00pm “Maximizing Logos Bible Software”
    Speaker: Logos Bible Software team
    Location: Australia 3 (Lobby Level)
    Description: Join the Logos Bible software team for hands-on training and demonstration of this exciting Bible research and teaching tool.
    Main Session 7:00 to 9:30pm “Go to the Nations”
    Speaker: Steve Murrell
    Location: Pacific Hall (Convention Hall Level)
    Description: Jesus says that we're to GO and make disciples of all nations. What does this look like? It means going to other countries, other people groups in our own cities, and other socio-economic groups with the Gospel. It's telling people that Jesus loves them and died for them so that they can have eternal life in Him.
    Childcare is available
    Event 9:30pm Welcome Celebration
    Location: Community Center: Atlantic B (Convention Hall Level)

    Wednesday July 31

    Main Session 9:30am to 12:30pm “Stop and Go Deeper”
    Speakers: Timothy Loh & Wayne Alcorn
    Location: Pacific Hall (Convention Hall Level)
    Description: God wants our undivided attention so that we can hear His voice clearly. Before we GO, our first step is to stop, sit at His feet, and gaze upon His face. We are to worship, pray, and seek Him first.
    Childcare is available
    Youth Session 9:30am to 12:30pm “Here I Am”
    Speaker: Ryan Austin
    Location: Atlantic C (Convention Hall Level)
    Event 1:30 to 2:30 pm 100 Years from Now Book Launch & Signing
    Host: Steve Murrell
    Location: Community Center: Atlantic B (Convention Hall Level)
    Description: Join Pastor Steve Murrell in the Community Center and get a signed copy of his latest book, 100 Years from Now!
    Workshop 2:30 to 3:45pm “Succeeding In The Corporate World: Tools & Truths to Make Your Mark in the Marketplace”
    Speaker: Lynette Lewis
    Location: Asia 5 (Lobby Level)
    Description: Join Lynette Lewis as she hosts this popular workshop on developing the tools you need to advance your career in the business world.
    Global Connect 2:30 to 3:45pm Global Youth Pastor Meeting
    Hosts: Pastor Russ & Ryan Austin
    Location: Europe 7 (Lobby Level)
    Global Connect 2:30 to 3:45pm Cross-Cultural Missions Gathering
    Host: John Saison, Missions Director
    Location: Asia 4 (Lobby Level)
    Workshop 4:00 to 5:15pm “Maximizing Logos Bible Software”
    Speaker: Logos Bible Software team
    Location: Australia 3 (Lobby Level)
    Description: Join the Logos Bible software team for hands-on training and demonstration of this exciting Bible research and teaching tool.
    Workshop 4:00 to 5:15pm “The LEGO Principle for Successful Small Groups”
    Speaker: Joey Bonifacio
    Location: Asia 5 (Lobby Level)
    Description: Applying concepts from his new book, “The Lego Principle,” Pastor Joey Bonifacio will teach you how to build a successful culture of discipleship in your church. He’ll encourage you to imagine a church full of people who make disciples and engage their spheres of influence with the Gospel.
    Global Connect 4:00 to 5:15pm Global Regional Campus Leaders Summit
    Host: Nick Jones, ENCM Campus Director U.S.
    Location: Australia 1 (Lobby Level)
    Global Connect 4:00 to 5:15pm Global Admin Staff Mixer
    Host: Bill Lloyd
    Location: Asia 3 (Lobby Level)
    Description: Come and connect with Every Nation administrative staff members from around the world.
    Global Connect 4:00 to 5:15pm Children's Ministry Leaders & Staff Mixer
    Host: Kim Bogart, Jonathan and Joann Pardey
    Location: Europe 8 (Lobby Level)
    Description: Meet children's ministry leaders and staff from Every Nation churches around the world.
    General Session 6:30 to 8:30pm “Worship Night”
    Speakers: Manny Carlos & James Lowe
    Location: Pacific Hall B & C (Convention Hall Level)
    Description: Join us as people from Every Nation churches around the world gather together for worship. Pastor James Lowe, of Bethel World Outreach Church in Nashville, and Pastor Manny Carlos, from Victory-Manila, will host this two-hour event that has one agenda: to give God the glory and honor He's so worthy of through our praise and worship.
    Childcare is available
    Event 9:00 pm to 12:00am ENCM Glow-Light Volleyball Tournament
    Event 9:00pm Canvas Live
    Location: Community Center: Atlantic B (Convention Hall Level)
    Description: Canvas Live is a night of original spoken word, live music, poetry, and dance. Come connect and enjoy musical and artistic performances in an atmosphere perfectly designed for single young professionals.

    Thursday August 1

    Main Session 9:30am to 12:30pm “Go to Your Neighbors” | “Go to the Needy”
    Speakers: Rice Broocks & Rachel Ong
    Location: Pacific Hall (Convention Hall Level)
    Description: The Bible says we're to love our neighbors like ourselves. Oftentimes, we're so wrapped up in our own lives, we can't see the hurting people around us. Everyone needs to hear the message of hope that comes only from the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and when we feed the hungry, clothe the poor, and comfort the lonely, we're being His hands and feet to those around us.
    Childcare is available
    Youth Session 9:30 am to 12:30 pm “Here I Am”
    Speaker: Ryan Austin
    Location: Atlantic B (Convention Hall Level)
    Event 1:00 to 3:00pm Women's Luncheon $27
    Speaker: Debbie Austin
    Location: Atlantic C (Convention Hall Level)
    Workshop 4:00 to 5:15pm “Answering Call to Evangelism; Role of the Evangelist”
    Speaker: Rice Broocks
    Location: Asia 4 (Lobby Level)
    Description: Dr. Rice Broocks, author of God’s Not Dead and cofounder of Every Nation, has evangelized on campuses around the world. In this workshop, he’ll help you discover and develop your call to evangelism.
    Workshop 4:00 to 5:15pm “Love & Money”
    Speaker: James Starr
    Location: Asia 5 (Lobby Level)
    Description: How we handle our finances affects every area of our lives. In this workshop, financial management expert James Starr will explain how money affects our relationships, families, and health and what you can do to achieve success in this critical area of life.
    Workshop 4:00 to 5:15pm “Lead Up: Build a Kids' Ministry People Want to Join!”
    Host: Kim Bogart
    Location: Asia 3 (Lobby Level)
    Description: Join Kim Bogart, Children's Director at Southpoint Community Church in Florida, as she shares practical tips and tools for building a successful children's ministry.
    Global Connect 4:00 to 5:15pm Every Nation Latin America Meeting
    Hosts: Pastor Phillip Steele & Ali Alvarez
    Location: Australia 3 (Lobby Level)
    Global Connect 4:00 to 5:15pm Every Nation Sports Meeting
    Host: Pastor John Rohrer
    Location: Europe 8 (Lobby Level)
    Event 6:00 to 9:00pm Beach Hangout
    Event 9:00 pm to 12:00 am Glow-Light Volleyball

    Friday August 2

    Event 8:30 to 10:30am Disney Character Breakfast Up to $32
    Location: Atlantic C (Convention Hall Level)
    Workshop 11:00 to 12:30pm “Releasing the River of God’s Power”
    Speaker: Jim Laffoon
    Location: Pacific C (Convention Hall Level)
    Description: Join Pastor Jim Laffoon and seasoned Every Nation prophetic ministers from around the world for a time of training, spiritual gifts activation, and personal prophecy.
    Workshop 1:00 to 2:15pm “Parenting Through the Stages of Life”
    Panel: Roger Pierce and son, Rouel Asuncion and daughter, Sandy Houston and daughter
    Location: Atlantic C (Convention Hall Level)
    Description: How do parents successfully disciple their children and cultivate a faith that will last into adulthood? Join our engaging panel of international parents and their adult children as they discuss the principles that made their relationships work.
    Workshop 2:30 to 3:45pm “Reaching Muslims with the Gospel”
    Speaker: Mark Mahmoud
    Location: Asia 4 (Lobby Level)
    Description: Mark Mahmoud was pastor of an Every Nation church in a Muslim-majority country until he faced execution for apostasy. He now works in the United States, developing relationships with Muslims in his community in order to share the Gospel with them. This in-depth workshop will increase your understanding of Muslims and their culture, and will teach you strategies for engaging the Muslim next door.
    Global Connect 2:30 to 3:45pm Worship Leaders’ Meeting
    Host: Jon Owens
    Location: Europe 8 (Lobby Level)
    Global Connect 4:00 to 3:45pm School of Ministry Directors & Leaders' Meeting
    Hosts: Tim & Kirstie Sprowson
    Location: Europe 8 (Lobby Level)
    Description: Directors and leaders of our various schools of ministry across Every Nation will gather for a time of connection, collaboration, and idea sharing.
    Missions Opportunities 4:00 to 5:15pm Asia Church-Planting & Mission Opportunities
    Location: Asia 5 (Lobby Level)
    Missions Opportunities 4:00 to 5:15pm Europe Church-Planting and Mission Opportunities
    Location: Asia 4 (Lobby Level)
    Missions Opportunities 4:00 to 5:15pm North America Church-Planting & Mission Opportunities
    Location: Australia 3 (Lobby Level)
    Main Session 6:30 to 9:30pm Campus Night! — “Go to the Next Generation”
    Speakers: Joseph Bonifacio, Nick Jones & Jide Pariola
    Location: Pacific Hall (Convention Hall Level)
    Description: The future leaders of nations around the world are on the university campus — many travel internationally for school and from places that are hostile to the Gospel. What better time for us to reach them with the message of Jesus Christ?
    Childcare is available
    Staff Event 9:30 to 11:00pm Senior Leaders’ Afterglow $15
    Location: Atlantic C (Convention Hall Level)
    Staff Event 9:30 to 11:00pm ENCM Staff Mixer $10
    Location: Semi-Private Dining Area, Community Center: Atlantic B (Convention Hall Level)
    Staff Event 9:30 to 11:00pm Campus Celebration
    Location: Community Center: Atlantic B (Convention Hall Level)

  • Speakers
    • General
    • Workshop
    • Staff

    WAYNE ALCORN
    GENERAL SESSION | STAFF SESSION

    Wayne Alcorn and his wife Lyn lead the growing multi-campus City Church in the southeast corner of Queensland, Australia. He is a visionary leader with over thirty years of ministry experience and is one of Australia’s foremost Christian communicators. He is committed to making the Church alive, relevant, and a powerful force in the twenty-first century and is passionate about effective evangelism, empowering new leaders, and community transformation.

    Wayne's leadership responsibilities also include his role as National President of Australian Christian Churches.

    Twitter: @wayne_alcorn

    DEBBIE AUSTIN
    WOMEN'S LUNCHEON

    Debbie Austin has dedicated her life to building her family and the churches she and her husband have served in over the past thirty-five years. Debbie is a “ladies lady” who shares the truth of God’s Word in an authentic, transparent, and passionate manner. You’ll leave challenged and encouraged from each of her messages.

    She lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband Russ. She loves the fact that her three children Chelsea, Ryan, and Aaron live there with their spouses also, giving her regular access to her favorite things in life…her three grandchildren.

    RUSS AUSTIN
    STAFF SESSION

    Russ is the founding and lead pastor of Southpoint Community Church in Jacksonville, Florida, where he lives with his wife of thirty-nine years, Debbie. He also serves on the Every Nation Ministries North American Leadership Team serving churches in North America. He has three married children Chelsea, Ryan, and Aaron all whom serve on the leadership team at Southpoint Community Church.

    After thirty-five years of full time ministry, he is more excited than ever about Jesus and the future of the church as the hope of the world. He would want anyone remotely interested to know that his three grandchildren — Maddy, Allie and Livvy — are his favorite pastime.

    JOEY BONIFACIO
    WORKSHOP

    Pastor Joey Bonifacio is the senior pastor of Victory Church Fort Bonifacio in Manila, Philippines, and serves as Director for Asia of Every Nation Ministries. Joey recently published his book, The Lego Principle, on building a small group discipleship culture in church.

    He is Director of the Real Life Foundation, a Philippine-based NGO that provides educational scholarship to the underprivileged.

    He has been happily married to his wife, Marie, for thirty years and has three adult sons, Joseph, who is married to Carla, David, and Joshua, and a cute little dog named Vito.

    JOSEPH BONIFACIO
    GENERAL SESSION

    Joseph Bonifacio is the director of Every Nation’s School of Campus Ministry in Manila, Philippines, and the executive director of LifeBox, Every Nation’s campus ministry in the Philippines. Lifebox is part of Victory Christian Fellowship and has 171 full-time campus missionaries working in over 300 high schools and universities all over the Philippines.

    With his heart and passion for young people, Joseph has been invited to speak to students in Malaysia, Singapore, China, South Africa, and various cities in the US and all over the Philippines.

    He’s happily married to Carla “Rica” Peralejo-Bonifacio and together, they’re committed to reaching, training, and teaching the next generation.

    DR. RICE BROOCKS
    GENERAL SESSION | WORKSHOP

    Dr. Rice Broocks is a co-founder of Every Nation churches and ministries. He also serves as Bishop of Bethel World Outreach Church in Nashville, Tennessee. His role includes providing oversight for this multi-ethnic, multi-site church, currently meeting in locations in Middle Tennessee, Texas, and Arizona.

    Rice holds a Masters Degree from Reformed Theological Seminary Jackson, Mississippi, as well as a Doctorate in Missiology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

    He is the author of several books including: Every Nation In Our Generation, The Purple Book, and his newest release, God's Not Dead.

    Dr. Broocks lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with his wife, Jody, and their five children.

    Twitter: @ricebroocks

    MANNY CARLOS
    WORSHIP NIGHT

    Bishop Manny Carlos is the Executive Director of the Victory Ministers' Association, leading a council of elders who oversee all Every Nation Victory churches in the Philippines. This mechanical engineering graduate from the University of the Philippines, who also completed an MBA at the University of Virginia, once had the heart to serve in government. However, instead, he chose a role in ministry so he could touch the lives of future leaders through the Gospel.

    He is happily married to his wife, Mini. Together, they are raising four wonderful children: Jeremy, Daniel, Hannah Grace, and Samuel.

    JIM LAFFOON
    STAFF SESSION

    Jim Laffoon is the teaching pastor at King's Park International Church and serves on the leadership team for Every Nation Ministries and Churches. He travels around the world ministering prophetically and pastoring leaders.

    He made a commitment to Christ during his senior year of high school. After three years in the United States Army Paratroopers, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Theology from Grace School of Divinity. Since that time, he has served as a missionary, senior pastor, and the Dean of Students at a Bible College.

    Jim and his wife Cathy live outside of Chapel Hill, North Carolina with their three children.

    Twitter: @jim_laffoon

    LYNETTE LEWIS
    WORKSHOP

    Lynette Lewis is a popular author, speaker, and business consultant with extensive experience in the corporate community. Her career journey has taken her from PR and fundraising at a major university to senior marketing leader for the National Women’s Initiative at Deloitte & Touche in New York City. She is the author of Climbing the Ladder in Stilettos, a popular book for professional women.

    Her professional accomplishments and relatable style bring her to audiences ranging from corporate boards to arenas of thousands on topics including, “Between Now and Your Dreams,” “Visionary Leadership” and many more. She offers strategies on how to get to your dreams, and what it takes to get from the vision to actual fulfillment. This applies to the quest for professional fulfillment, as well as personal and relational fulfillment.

    Lynette and her husband, Ron Lewis, oversee the Every Nation churches in New York City and Cary, North Carolina, and have four grown sons.

    JAMES LOWE
    WORSHIP NIGHT

    James Lowe is the senior pastor of Bethel World Outreach Church in Brentwood, Tennessee.

    He started a life of ministry in his mid-twenties with Marvin Winans in Detroit, Michigan. He has a degree in social work from Eastern Michigan and has worked over the last twelve years in youth development, intervention programs, and services. For several years, he served as director of the Youth Life Foundation of Tennessee and has a proven track record for helping youth, as well as assisting other organizations help struggling youth become productive members of society.

    James lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife Debbie and their three handsome sons.

    Twitter: @jameslowebwoc

    TIMOTHY LOH
    GENERAL SESSION

    Timothy Loh currently serves as senior pastor of Eaglepoint Church in Puchong, Malaysia. He also serves on Every Nation’s Asia Leadership Team (ALT), with duties that include frequent travel to China, Indonesia, Myanmar, and other Asian countries to encourage and support the growth of churches in those regions.

    In addition to serving as pastor, Timothy has a unique background and experience in business. For ten years, he worked full-time in the IT industry while serving as one of Eaglepoint’s pastors. Even after accepting the position of senior pastor at Eaglepoint, he continued working in IT before quitting in 2004 and starting his own food business. He now still holds two positions, that of businessman and senior pastor, which has given him a unique perspective of both ministry and the marketplace, one that helps him make the Word practical and relevant to people’s lives.

    Timothy and his wife live in Puchong, Malaysia, with their four children.

    MARK MAHMOUD
    WORKSHOP

    Mark Mahmoud is the founder of the House of Light Project, an organization specifically designed to reach out to Muslim communities in North America. Prior to living in the United States, he was the senior pastor of an Every Nation church in the Middle East. He was born in a Muslim-majority country where he lived and practiced Islamic beliefs for forty-three years. In 1999, he stumbled into a church service and encountered Christ. Since that encounter, Mark has discovered and cultivated his passion for sharing Christ with Muslims. He has led hundreds to Christ and, as a result, experienced persecution and imprisonment in his home country. This unique background has given him practical insight for making disciples and planting churches among Muslims.

    STEVE MURRELL
    GENERAL SESSION

    Pastor Steve Murrell is co-founder and president of Every Nation Churches and Ministries and the founding pastor of Victory Manila, one church that meets in fourteen locations in Metro Manila. The Victory churches have planted other churches in sixty Philippine cities and twenty nations.

    Steve serves on the board of the Real LIFE Foundation, a Christian non-profit with a vision to see thousands of marginalized Filipino youth educated and gainfully employed. Ultimately, they hope this endeavor will create better communities through students’ service and leadership.

    After living in the Philippines for twenty-four years, Steve and his wife Deborah now divide their time between Manila and Nashville. Their three adult sons, who were born and raised in the Philippines, now reside in the United States.

    When in Nashville, Steve serves on the Bethel Franklin leadership team.

    Twitter: @smurrell

    RACHEL ONG
    GENERAL SESSION

    Rachel Ong is the Managing Partner at ROHEI Corporation, a human resource consultancy that specializes in learning and development. She has been a management consultant for over fifteen years and has overseen the forging of global partnerships with consortiums across Asia, Europe, and the United States. An alumna of Harvard Business School, Rachel serves as chair of the board of Every Nation Ministries USA, as well as Trybe, a youth development organization that has reached over 100,000 students. An avid reader, planner, and organizer, she is quiet and witty by nature, and not your typical aggressive entrepreneur.

    JAMES STARR
    WORKSHOP

    During his thirty-year career, James has held many sales, training, and management positions. He spent over two years in the financial education industry as a Corporate VP of Sales.

    He uses his skills and knowledge to mentor and educate young adults and couples on basic financial guidelines to help them achieve success in money management. James lives in Franklin, Tennessee, along with his wife Susanne and their three sons.