Main Stage Speaker

Laurie Polich has 13 years of youth ministry experience and currently teaches youth ministry at Azusa Pacific University. She is a speaker on the Youth Specialties National Resource Seminar Team and speaks widely to youth and youth workers across the country. She also speaks to colleges and universities on behalf of Compassion International and volunteers locally in an inner city youth program in downtown Los Angeles. Her recent books include Creative Bible Lessons from the Old Testament and Help! I'm a Small Group Leader.


Tent Seminars

Teen Tent

Rich Van Pelt. Author of Intensive Care, Helping Teenagers in Crisis, and the co-author of The Compassion Project, Rich is a convention and youth speaker who challenges and motivates thousands of youth across North America. 

Beth Brown. Director of Youth Ministry at Union Chapel
in Muncie, Indiana. 

Fish Force. Explores what it is to be in relationship with Christ. Steve Gross, Jamie Hudgins, and Tim Price combine for over twenty years of youth work. These guys love sharing Christ with others. 

Lost & Found. This musical duo of Michael Bridges and George Baum share the Good News of God in Christ. The pair has released 10 albums of original music.

Children's / Teen Tent

Teen Missions International. For thirty years, Teen Missions has been sending youth all over the world to share the gospel through work and drama teams. Children will enjoy seeing the gospel presented through singing, puppets, balloon animals, and much more!

College Tent

Creighton Alexander and the Southern Methodist Wesley Foundation Worship Team

Youth Minister's Tent

Tom Tanner. Formerly the director of one of the largest and most effective Wesley Foundations in the nation at the University of Georgia, Tom is now an Associate Pastor helping to grow a new congregation in Marietta, Georgia.