Bringing hope for the lost, lonely and left behind.
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Daniel Fusco employs a unique style of teaching taking the timeless truths of Scripture and making them easily accessible and applicable for men and women of all ages, backgrounds, and cultures. Many people start their day with his #2MinuteMessage on his Facebook page. He loves to write and regularly contributes to “Preaching Today” and other sites. He has written two books, “Ahead of the Curve”, “Honestly” and “Upward, Inward and Outward”. He teaches at churches, retreats, youth rallies, leadership seminars, seminaries, college campuses, and pastor’s conferences both in the States and abroad. His wife, three children and crazy dog live in Southwest Washington.
New Life Church Downtown
Glenn Packiam is one of the associate senior pastors at New Life Church and the lead pastor of New Life Downtown, a congregation of New Life Church.
He is the author of Discover the Mystery of Faith, LUCKY, Secondhand Jesus, and Butterfly in Brazil. He’s also the writer of beloved New Life worship songs, like “Your Name” and “My Savior Lives.” Glenn holds a BA in Theological/Historical Studies, a Masters in Management, and, after doing two years of graduate work at Fuller Theological Seminary, is earning his doctorate in theology at St. John’s College at Durham University in the UK. Glenn, his wife, Holly, their four children are enjoying life in the shadow of the mighty Rocky Mountains.
Rocky Mountain Calvary Church
Eric Cartier I realized at a young age that the Lord was calling me to reach those without Christ. Through teachings at Applegate Christian Fellowship and Calvary Bible College, God began to equip me for a life of ministry. In March 2000, I accepted a permanent position with Rocky Mountain Calvary that grew into overseeing and ministering to both teenagers and young adults. After five years of service, I was offered the position of senior pastor. I believe the Lord’s house should be one of prayer and that the Bible should be taught verse-by-verse. This allows God’s word to challenge and encourage us to walk in obedience. My desire is to lead by example, to be a disciple and make disciples, and to share God’s loving kindness. I have been married to my beautiful wife, Amber, for 10+ years and we have four children, Hannah, Adelyn, Ileanne and Wyatt.
Cory’s story is a testimony of what God can do through someone who is willing to allow the Spirit to use them. He grew up in Colorado Springs, raised in the troubled background of gangs, sex, drugs, and a long list of violence. In the midst of being one of the leaders of a local gang with more than 200 members, he realized that if his life didn’t drastically change, it would only be a matter of time before he would be dead or in jail. Since coming to Christ he has been a catalyst in seeing God move in the city of Colorado Springs and beyond through outreach and evangelism. Seeing hundreds come to know Christ through outreaches he has led, or have been apart of, it’s evident he is an evangelist at heart. Cory is also a singer, songwriter, and Christian rapper. In his free time, he likes to spend time with his beautiful and talented wife, Ryann Darling, making music, and hanging out with friends and family.
Tosha Lamdin Williams is the wife of senior pastor Kelly Williams, with whom she co-founded Vanguard Church in 1997. Kelly and Tosha are blessed with five wonderful kids: Anastasha, Christianna, Joshua, Annalarie and Journey Grace. Before Vanguard and children, Tosha graduated Dallas Theological Seminary with a master’s degree in biblical studies, and she’s passionate about sharing Scripture’s truth with people of all ages. You can find her blogging with her daughters about many aspects of this at wejourneygirls.com. You can also access Tosha’s family discipleship resources through the all-new mommydiscipleme.org. In the rest of her life, Tosha is a Vanguard teaching team member, a piano teacher, a preschool music teacher, a carpool mom, a chicken farmer, and, occasionally, a cow mid-wife.
Kelly grew up on a dairy farm in Kentucky. He is a graduate of Liberty University (B.S. 1993) and Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM 1996). Kelly and Tosha planted Vanguard in 1997. In the past 20 years, 3188 people have come to faith in Jesus and been believer baptized. They have partnered to plant 42 churches through Frontline Church Planting. The Southern Baptist declared Vanguard in 2014 to be one of the top 30 churches in its size range for conversions. In addition to being the Senior Pastor of Vanguard Church, Kelly is the husband of Tosha, and the proud father of five children:
Kay will be joining us via a special video for the Multiply Conference.
Kay Warren is the co-founder of Saddleback Church with her husband, Rick, is an international speaker, best-selling author, and Bible teacher who has a passion for inspiring and motivating others to make a difference
When her youngest son, Matthew, took his life
Kay is the author of several books including Sacred Privilege: Your Life and Ministry as a Pastor’s Wife, Choose Joy: Because Happiness Isn’t Enough and Dangerous Surrender. Her children are Amy and Josh, and Matthew who is in Heaven, and she has five grandchildren: Kaylie, Cassidy, Caleb, Cole, and Claire.
New Life Church
Daniel Grothe is one of the associate senior pastors at New Life Church and the lead pastor of the New Life Friday Night congregation. He grew up as a pastor’s kid in Tulsa, Oklahoma and loved his upbringing in the church. After playing a little bit of Division I basketball and a lot of music at Oral Roberts University, he received his degree in theology in 2005. That same summer, Daniel married his bride, Lisa, and a week after their wedding they moved to Colorado Springs to join the staff of New Life Church. They have three children–Lillian, Wilson, and Wakley–and they love to get outside to enjoy the rugged beauty of Colorado.
Passion City Church
Taj believes that the Church isn’t restricted to the four walls of its buildings. His burning passion is to see the Body of Christ released into their neighborhoods, communities, and workplaces – unified and loving their cities back into the Father’s Arms.
As the current lead pastor of Passion City Church, he experimented with the traditional church model to create innovative programs to re-engage the Church at the grassroots and the city levels. This led to being one of the founding churches of CITYSERVE COLORADO SPRINGS, a multi-church effort which unites nearly 40 church bodies and thousands of people in worship and service over one weekend.
In 2017, he was also a part of a small team that helped pass the groundbreaking legislature in the State of Colorado which takes monies from the Department of Corrections budget and reallocates them into at-risk communities through social, community, and economic development programs. This public safety & crime prevention alternative will bring over $6 million dollars into the most at-risk community of Colorado Springs over the next 3 years.
Alan Briggs is the Director of Frontline Church Planting, the Multiplying Pastor at Vanguard Church and the Lead Creative at Stay Forth Designs where he equips leaders and teams for health and kingdom impact. He’s a proud dad of 4 and a missionary to his neighborhood and city. His books Staying is the New Going (2015) and Guardrails (2016) and Everyone’s a Genius (releasing in September) help leaders catch a bigger vision for their life.
Naomi Cramer Overton
Naomi Cramer Overton grew up near the US/Mexico border and made frequent trips with her parents and six siblings to bring supplies to Tijuana orphanages. Today, Naomi is passionate about journeying alongside Christians to inspire wholeness for all of God’s children.
Starting in elementary school, when Overton helped organize “food and clothing drives,” she has advocated for children in need. At Stanford University, as she gained a B.A. in Political Science with an emphasis on communications, she studied mass media’s influence on poverty. She served as the first student employee of Stanford’s serving accelerator, the Walter E. Haas Public Service Center, where she helped organize the university’s “You Can Make a Difference” conference. After graduation, she worked as a broadcast news reporter, specializing in government and covering U.S. senators and eventual presidents. She worked for NBC Network News and affiliates of ABC and CBS in San Diego and near Sacramento.
Desiring to start a business that would allow her to be near children of her own someday, she returned to school, gaining an MBA at UCLA’s John E. Anderson School of Management. While at UCLA, Overton served children in U.S. poverty by working as Research Associate for the Johnson & Johnson/Head Start Management Fellows Program. In this role, she conducted foundational research to design a leadership certification program for more than 1,000 Head Start leaders who uplift children and families at risk.
After graduation she and her husband Frank began their own family and Overton formed Cogent Consulting. After the birth of her youngest child, Overton chose a season of full-time mothering, during which she launched neighborhood family ministries for single moms and families suffering from substance abuse. During these years of friendship evangelism she saw children, youth and parents start and grow in their walks with Jesus. Overton received an invitation to serve as President and CEO of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International, where she led and learned from more than 250,000 millennial and Gen-X families. She started the “No Mom Alone” movement at MOPS including a focus on serving moms in poverty.