General Session Speakers

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Francis Chan is the best-selling author of Crazy Love, Forgotten God, and You and Me Forever. Currently, Francis is planting churches in the San Francisco area Together, Francis and his wife Lisa raise their seven children in Northern California.

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Lead pastor of Church of the Beloved, Dave has ministered in diverse contexts both here and abroad. He has spoken at top universities including Harvard, MIT, and Wheaton College. Dave graduated from Wheaton College and Gordon-Conwell Seminary. The Church of the Beloved's vision is to see the gospel transform people into Spirit filled disciples who know they are the beloved of God because of Christ alone. Planted in 2012, the church now has seven church plants in Chicago, Seattle, and Washington D.C., with 35 nations represented.

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Co-founder of Hawaiian Islands Ministries, Dan has been senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu (FPC) since 1994. Prior to that he was associate pastor with singles at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church and previously served at FPC as associate pastor. Born and raised in Hawai’i, Dan had an early career in television broadcast journalism with the Hawai’i CBS-affliliate KGMB-TV. He holds an MDiv and Dmin from Fuller Seminary, where he serves on the board of trustees. He also holds an MA in cinema production from the University of Southern California. Dan’s book How to Pick a Spouse boldly aims to eradicate divorce by helping people choose wisely. | 

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A self-described "hot mess," Margaret Feinberg is a popular Bible teacher, speaker at churches and conferences, and creator of best-selling coloring books for grown ups. Her books, including The Organic God, The Sacred Echo, Scouting the Divine, Wonderstruck, Fight Back With Joy, and their corresponding Bible studies, have sold nearly one million copies and received critical acclaim and extensive national media coverage.

She was named one of 50 women most shaping culture and the church today by Christianity Today, one of the 30 Voices who will help lead the church in the next decade by Charisma magazine, and one of 40 who will shape Christian publishing by Christian Retailing magazine. Margaret lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband, Leif, and their superpup, Hershey. 

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John Ortberg is an author, speaker, and the senior pastor of Menlo Church in the San Francisco Bay Area. His books include, All the Places To Go; Soul Keeping; Who Is This Man?; The Life You’ve Always Wanted; Faith and Doubt; and more.

Born and raised in Rockford, Illinois, John graduated from Wheaton College and holds a Master of Divinity and a PhD in clinical psychology from Fuller Seminary. John is a member of the Board of Trustees at Fuller Seminary, serves on the board for the Dallas Willard Center for Spiritual Formation, and is a former board member of Christianity Today International.

John and his wife Nancy live in the Bay Area and have three grown children. |

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Mike is known for his love of bad jokes, his passion for growing grapevines and his ability to endlessly watch West Wing on repeat. He gave birth to all things Soul Survivor (a charity that aims to equip young people to live their lives for Jesus) and heads up all that goes on at the events and at church, Soul Survivor Watford, as well as travels the world telling people about Jesus.

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Tony Campolo
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Nate Dorman
Paul Edwards
Bill Hwang
David Kinnaman
Mark Kirchgester
Kaye Lawrence

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Carl Moore
Nancy Ortberg
David PeckChristy Pierce
Kiha Pimental
Kara Powell
Todd Proctor
Tom Rausch

Jeff Schulte
Jordan Seng
Waxer Tipton
Michelle Tolentino
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