Eric Van Schoonhoven

Main Session Speaker

Eric is the Lead Pastor of a fast growing church in Glendale, AZ. The Bridge Church (TBC) is now 3 years old, and has seen hundreds saved and baptized since her launch. TBC is currently undergoing a building expansion that will include 30,000 square feet of new ministry space to impact our city for Jesus.

Eric, Meagan, and Samson make up the Van Clan. We are a family that enjoys doing anything that doesn’t involve sitting around. Sports, nature, and everything in between is where you will find us most days.

2020-2021 has brought me more confidence for the future of the church than the 10 years prior. This is what I was put on this planet for. The world is falling apart, and we have the greatest opportunity of our lifetime to see a lost world come to know Jesus.

CEO/Mission Lead of TM

Willie Nolte

Main Session Speaker

Dr. William C. Nolte is a recognized leader in pastoral development with over thirty years of experience as a lead pastor, mentor pastor and conference speaker. As TM’s CEO/Mission Lead, the association has expanded and strengthened its training and mentoring programs as it relates to pastor development, church health, and planting partnerships. Nolte and his wife, Joy, are the proud parents of 4 children, and 4 grandchildren. 

Ray Johnston

Main Session Speaker

Ray Johnston is the founding pastor of Bayside Church in the Sacramento, California suburb of Granite Bay. Under Pastor Ray’s leadership, in just eighteen years Bayside has become one of the largest churches in the nation, with over 12,000 people coming together every weekend for worship, teaching, prayer and connection at the Granite Bay campus, and thousands more in multiple affiliated churches throughout the Sacramento area.

Ray is the founder of Thriving Churches International, and Thrive Communications. He is a veteran of both youth and adult ministry, having crisscrossed the nation for years as a top instructor for Youth Specialties. A graduate of Azusa Pacific University and Fuller Theological Seminary, he was Chairman of the Department of Youth Ministry at North Park College and an adjunct professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He currently serves on the Board of Directors at Azusa Pacific University.

Ray and his wife, Carol, are the proud parents of Mark, Scott, and twins Leslie and Christy.

Ivan Pitts

Main Session Speaker

Rev. Ivan Pitts is the current senior pastor at Second Baptist Church of Santa Ana, California. Prior to this role, he has held positions in both the corporate arena and within higher education. He worked for IBM as a Human Resources Generalist and Recruiter. In education, he worked as an administrator and instructor at Clayton State College (Morrow, GA), Medgar Evers College CUNY (Brooklyn, NY), and as an Adjunct Professor at Western Connecticut State University, teaching in the Psychology and Sociology Departments. Rev. Pitts continues in his love for teaching as an Adjunct Professor at California State University of Fullerton (Fullerton, CA).
As a leader in the social and civic arena, Rev. Pitts has served as a member of the Board of Directors for Jericho Partnership, Pathways Danbury, and Association of Religious Communities (ARC). Additionally, he served as President of NAACP (Danbury, CT Branch) and President of the Congress of Christian Education for the Connecticut Missionary Baptist Convention. His current memberships include Kappa Alpha Psi, Incorporated and a member of the Board of Trustees for the New York Theological Seminary of the West.
Rev. Pitts always values the time he spends with his family. He is a devoted husband to his wife, Tanishé and a loving father to his 3 daughters, Imani, Rhyan, and Eryn and to his son Master Donovan.

Josh Husmann

Main Session Speaker

Josh is the founding pastor of the Mercy Road Family of Churches. Mercy Road was started 10 years ago. The family of churches is now in four (soon to be five) locations. Mercy Road is an atypical, fast-growing church with an emphasis on micro-churches (outposts) and disciple-making (huddles). Mercy Road attempts to give 50% of its total giving “outside the walls” of the church. The church also helped start a social enterprise and non-profit incubator called NEXUS ( in 30,000 sq. ft of one of their buildings. (Nexus is a separate, faith-based non-profit.) Josh is married to his beautiful wife Lisa, and is dad to Jake, Jenna, and Jet. For more information on Mercy Road Church, check out or attend live on Sundays at

Additionally, Josh is one of the founding pastors of Multiply Indiana, a regional (and multi-denominational) church planting network rapidly planting churches throughout Indiana. Multiply Indiana has started 21 churches in 4 years. Multiply Indiana has a vision to plant 100 churches regionally within the next 15 years in every context of their state (urban, suburban, and rural…) and have already committed $500,000 to do so. For more information on Multiply Indiana, go to:

David Harris

Main Session Speaker

David is the Senior Pastor of Connect Church, Mesa, AZ. A natural leader who is a compelling communicator, Dr. David Harris has over twenty-five years of ministry experience as a pastor, church planter, evangelist, church consultant and conference speaker. A native of Chillicothe, OH, he has served as an adjunct college professor and has pastored churches in Charlotte, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sacramento, and Mesa.

At this time David is completing drafts of two books for publication, Pursuing Intimacy With God and Communicating With Excellence. A highly engaging and gifted communicator, David is a regular speaker at conferences, seminars, and churches. His education is extensive and includes a BA in Christian Ministry, MA in Church Management and DMin in Preaching & Communication Dynamics. David and his wife, Tami, live in Scottsdale with their two disobedient dogs and two cats.

Kenneth Curry, Jr.

Main Session Speaker

The Reverend Kenneth C. Curry, Jr., is a native of Los Angeles, California, where he was born and raised and is the oldest of four children. He began his formalized ministry at True Vine Baptist Church, of Lynwood, California, under the leadership of Pastor John Hopkins. There he was licensed and ordained in 1991 and 1995 respectively.

Rev. Curry obtained his Masters of Divinity from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in 2011. He received the schools highest graduating honor, “The William O. Crews Presidential Leadership Award” and is considered a chief among leaders! Now Rev. Curry is in current pursuit of his Doctorate in Ministry degree in Advanced Biblical Preaching at Biola’s Talbot School of Theology.

On September 1, 2013, Rev. Kenneth Curry accepted the call to be the Pastor of Friendship Baptist Church, of Yorba Linda, California. He assumed the helm when the church’s only Pastor, Bishop James D. Carrington, retired after 48 years of service. FBC is one of the largest Baptist churches in north Orange County with many congregants who travel from surrounding cities and counties to experience God in the faith community affectionately known as the “Ship”. As Rev. Curry moves into his new role as Senior Pastor, he strives to continue serving the Kingdom of God with excellence and leading Friendship Baptist Church into its fullness of purpose and blessings, in God’s fullness of time

On June 14, 2014 he welcomed the former Karima A. Deadrick as his new bride and ministry partner. They are excited about what the future hold for them as a couple and family, in ministry, the community, and ultimately the world.


Lisa Toney

Main Session Speaker

Lisa Toney is a courageous and bold woman of God. She lives life to the fullest and empowers all those she encounters to dream big with God. The City of Angels is where she hangs her hat. Her dream super power is a flying minivan so that she could instantly transport her family over L.A. traffic. Lisa brings a message of hope, humor, and authentic faith. Lisa is a teaching and executive pastor at Purpose Church, Pomona. She loves to speak about and share the brilliance and beauty of Scripture.  Lisa has a degree in Communications from Taylor University and an M.Div degree from Fuller Theological Seminary.  She loves to speak at conferences, retreats, colleges, and camps. One brave man dared to marry her and they have four young people in their home that leave her excited for quiet and clean things someday. Until that day, she relishes those sweet, sloppy, and LOUD moments. A little bit of coffee, dark chocolate, and a whole lot of Jesus get her through each day.  Follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

JD Pearring

Breakout Session: Leading the Other Way

The Followers of Jesus in the Bible’s book of Acts turned their world upside down. We’ll look at what they did, and discuss some practical ways we can do likewise, become better leaders, start more churches, and become more effective at ministry.

JD’s vast experience includes planting churches, leading growing congregations and assessing potential new church planters. He also currently serves as the Director of the Excel Leadership Network, Church Planting Lead for Transformation Ministries, and Pastor of Discovery Church in Elk Grove, California, a church he planted in 1998. JD is a graduate of UCLA and Denver Seminary.   He and his wife, Lori, have four children and seven grandchildren.

Delegate Information

All conference guests, along with Transformation Ministries church Delegates, are invited to attend the annual Business Meeting and Breakfast on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at 8:00 a.m.

Delegates can register online!

Be sure to reserve a spot in the Business Meeting and Breakfast, and click  on the “I am a Delegate” button. That’s it! Note: Delegates’ registration must be completed by October 6, 2017.

Full Documents:

Summary Information 


A. In determining the qualifications of Delegates to each Transformation Ministries annual conference, the Ministry acknowledges that the baptism of believers by emersion on their confession of faith in Jesus Christ is an historic and continuing practice among its Covenanting Churches, and further recognizes the autonomy of each Covenanting Church.

B. In accordance with these acknowledgments, a Delegate shall be a person who is a member of Covenanting Church and who has been duly elected as a Delegate to such Transformation Ministries annual conference pursuant to these Bylaws. In addition, members of the Board of Directors shall be Delegates.


A. Election: Each Covenanting Church may elect from its membership:
1. five (5) Delegates;
2. one (1) additional Delegate for every one hundred (100) members of such church in excess of the first one hundred (100) members;
3. one (1) additional Delegate if such church’s per capita giving to Transformation Ministries in the calendar year preceding the Ministry’s annual conference equaled $30 or more; and,
4. In addition to the foregoing, the Senior Pastor of any Covenanting Church may serve as a Delegate.

If any question shall arise with regard to the number of Delegates to which a Covenanting Church is entitled, the determination of the Mission Lead shall be conclusive with respect thereto.

B. Registration: The names of Delegates from each Covenanting Church shall be registered with the Mission Lead fifteen (15) days prior to the convening of an annual or special meeting.

Except as expressly provided in or authorized by the Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws of this corporation, all Delegates shall have the same rights, privileges, restrictions and conditions. -9-

A. Time and Place of Conferences.
Delegates shall meet annually at such time and place as shall be fixed by action of the Board of Directors. Such time and place shall be set forth in the notice of the Conference, which shall be published, not less than ninety (90) days prior to the Conference, in the official publication of the Ministry, distributed to Covenanting Churches.
B. Action by Delegates.
1. Quorum: At each Transformation Ministries annual conference, one-third (1/3) of the Delegates registered with the Mission Lead prior to convening the Delegates for the first order of business of the annual conference, present in person, shall constitute a quorum; provided that at least one Delegate is registered from each of at least one-tenth (1/10) of the Covenanting Churches. When a quorum is once present to organize an annual conference, it shall not be broken by the subsequent absence of any Delegates from the conference. If at any annual conference there shall be no quorum present, the Delegates present shall have power to adjourn the conference until a quorum is present and no notice of any such adjourned conference need be given.

2. Vote: Except as otherwise provided by applicable law or these Bylaws, a majority of the votes cast by the Delegates present, as provided herein, shall determine the vote of the Delegates. Voting by proxy is not permitted. Each Delegate entitled to vote may cast one (1) vote on each matter submitted to a vote of the Delegates.

C. Chair of the Annual Conference.
The President or, in the President’s absence or inability, the Vice President or, in the absence of both, a person chosen by the conference shall preside at all annual conferences.

D. List of Delegates.
The Mission Lead shall cause to be prepared by the close of the final session of every annual conference a list of names and addresses of the Delegates registered from each Covenanting Church. Such list shall be designated for historical purposes as the official list of the Delegates for that annual conference. Such list shall be kept at the corporation’s principal office, and shall be available for inspection by any Director or Delegate of the corporation during regular business hours.

E. Functions of Transformation Ministries Annual Conference.
The functions of the Transformation Ministries annual conference shall include: celebration; inspiration; training in mission and leadership skills; fellowship; the sharing of information relating to actions of the Board of Directors; receipt and review of the Annual Report described in Article 5, Section 6; and such other functions as the Board of Directors shall determine.

Hotel Information

A room block for conference guests is available at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel, Pomona, and can be reserved online via the link below. Note: using the hotel’s website reservation page will not give you access to the rates shown below.

Single/Double    $149.00++
                Triple    $164.00++
                Quad     $179.00++

Conference rates are available until September 18, 2017, and are subject to availability. Rates do not include breakfast. 

If making reservations by phone, remember to reference “Transformation Ministries Conference” to receive the conference rate.

Hotel Address: 601 West McKinley Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: 909.622.2220

Exhibitor and Sponsor Information

The Transformation Ministries Conference (TMC) is a first class, national training event, providing inspiration and connecting opportunities for church ministry leaders.

Let us provide you with the opportunity to connect your ministry or business with national representation from over 600 attendees and 180 churches. Connect with pastors, lay leaders, church staff and supporting members.


Exhibitor/Sponsor Opportunities

Basic Exhibitor Space – $275.00
6’ table with table drape
2 chairs
Access to electrical outlet
Entry to event at no cost for those staffing your Exhibitor space

Bronze Sponsor Exhibit Space and Benefits – $750
Basic Exhibitor space amenities
Half-page ad in conference program booklet (4.5” H x 5.5” W)
Business card ad in one Transformation Ministries online newsletter (“Eformation”)
Named Sponsor of conference morning refreshments (signage will be posted with your company/ministry name and logo)
Two Transformation Ministries Facebook posts
Your promo material in conference guest bags
Entry to event at no cost for those staffing your Exhibitor space

Silver Sponsor Exhibit Space and Benefits – $1,250.00
Basic Exhibitor space amenities
Full page ad in conference program booklet (8.5” H x 5.5” W)
Business card sized ad in three Transformation Ministries online newsletter (“Eformation”)
Named Sponsor of Pre-Dinner Appetizer Hour (signage will be posted with your company/ministry name and logo)
Three Transformation Ministries Facebook posts
Your promo material in conference guest bags
Entry to event at no cost for those staffing your Exhibitor space

Gold Sponsor Exhibit Space and Benefits – $1,570.00
Basic Exhibitor space amenities
Double page spread ad in conference program booklet (8.5”H x 11” W)
Business card sized ad in four Transformation Ministries online newsletter (“Eformation”)
Named Sponsor of after-hours event, featuring coffee, desserts and guest artists performances
        (signage will be posted with your company/ministry name and logo)
Four Transformation Ministries Facebook posts
45 second promo video shown in one General Session
Your promo material in conference guest bags
Entry to event at no cost for those staffing your Exhibitor space

Advertising Opportunities: Ad space is available for purchase in the conference program booklet,
in addition to or instead of any of the Exhibitor/Sponsor Space and Benefits listed above.

One-third page ad (2.75” H x 5.5” W) = $100

Half-page ad (4.5” H x 5.5” W) = $125.00

Full-page ad (8.5” H x 5.5” W) = $175.00

*Inside back page ad (8.5” H x 5.5” W) = $250.00

Inside double page spread (8.5”H x 11” W) = $375.00

*To reserve the inside back cover ad, please contact the Exhibit Coordinator at 626.408.3883, or email Samantha Enriquez before submitting your form.

Childcare Information

We love welcoming your children, and providing them with a safe, fun environment while you enjoy the conference. 

Here’s what is available to you at this year’s host church: 

  • Childcare is provided for infants and children up to age 11 only.
  • Children can remain in childcare during lunch breaks, but must be picked up for dinner. They can return at the end of the meal break, on your way back to the General Session.
  • You are welcome to provide your own snacks and lunches for your child(ren), but please note that Purpose Church is a “nut-free” facility (no peanuts, peanut butter, almonds, cashews, other nut or nut products.)
  • Snacks and lunches will be provided for children who can feed themselves.
  • Age appropriate crafts, activities will be provided to the children by the childcare staff.
  • The church has a newer, enclosed play area outdoors, which will likely be utilized, and under the supervision of the childcare staffers.

You may register your children online (click button above), or download the pdf form here for hardcopy printing. If you prefer to use the hardcopy, please return the completed form to  Michele Chapman by October 13. All registrations for all conference guests must be received by Friday, October 13.  Note: We do accept walk-in children’s registrations, but encourage you to register them in advance for the sake of adequate planning and childcare staffing. Please contact the TM office at 626.915.7641 or 800.299.3448  with any questions or concerns.

Spirit Led, Family Empowered and Gospel Centered Ministry

Speaker: Megan Fate Marshman

You’re a busy ministry leader with a passion for seeing people impassioned by the gospel. How do you prioritize your time? How do you strategically inspire leaders towards a dependency on the Holy Spirit, empower and then equip parents as the primary youth pastor, and support your people as they seek to live out a vibrant faith? Join us as we discuss strategies for a Spirit-led, family empowered, and gospel centered ministry.

Megan is driven to inspire, equip and support people in spiritual formation for a lifetime of faith. She is passionate about sharing Jesus at churches & conferences, retreats & universities, coffee shops & dinner tables. Megan lives in Long Beach, California with her husband, Randy, and her two boys, Foster and Jedidiah.

Workshop Topic TBD

Speaker: Ricky Jenkins

Description TBD


Workshop Topic TBD

Speaker: TBD

Description TBD


Building Great Volunteer Teams

Speakers: Debbie Ackermann & Julie McMican

The church is a volunteer organization! Volunteering is one of the great privileges we have. Recruiting volunteers is one of the great challenges we face. This workshop will look at how to recruit, build and celebrate great volunteer teams.

Bios coming soon

The Unstuck Church

Speaker: Mark Bargaehr with Tony Morgan

Think about your church for a moment. Is it growing? Is it diminishing? Is it somewhere in between? Tony has identified the seven stages of a church’s lifecycle that range from the hopeful and optimistic days of launch, to the stagnating last stages of life support. Regardless of the stage in which you find your church, it carries with it the world’s greatest mission — to “go and make disciples of all the nations . . .”

With eternity at stake, the Church should be doing most everything within its power to see lives changed forever. The Church should strive for the pinnacle of the lifecycle, where they are continually making new disciples and experiencing what Morgan refers to as “sustained health.”

In this talk, Tony unpacks the lifecycle of a typical church, identifies characteristics of each phase, and provides practical next steps a church can take to move towards sustained health. The Unstuck Church is a call for honest an assessment of where your church sits on the lifecycle, and a challenge to move beyond it.

Tony Morgan: For 14 years, Tony served on the senior leadership teams at West Ridge Church (Dallas, GA), NewSpring Church (Anderson, SC) and Granger Community Church (Granger, IN). He’s written several books and articles that have been featured with the Willow Creek Association, Catalyst and

Mark Bargaehr: Mark is an ordained minister with dual Masters Degrees in Business Administration and Divinity. He serves as the Church Health Lead for Transformation Ministries helping coach, resource and encourage churches towards ever greater Kingdom impact, health and spiritual vitality. He lives in San Clemente with his wife Vikki; they have four children, and three grandchildren.

Unstuck: Church Health Revitalization

Speaker: Mark Bargaehr with Tony Morgan

Description TBD

Tony Morgan: For 14 years, Tony served on the senior leadership teams at West Ridge Church (Dallas, GA), NewSpring Church (Anderson, SC) and Granger Community Church (Granger, IN). He’s written several books and articles that have been featured with the Willow Creek Association, Catalyst and

Mark Bargaehr: Mark is an ordained minister with dual Masters Degrees in Business Administration and Divinity. He serves as the Church Health Lead for Transformation Ministries helping coach, resource and encourage churches towards ever greater Kingdom impact, health and spiritual vitality. He lives in San Clemente with his wife Vikki; they have four children, and three grandchildren.

The First Ten Years

Speaker: Dane Aaker and Mitch Melzer

What would you do, as a pastor, in the first ten years of church leadership?

Bios TBD

The Leadership Circle: A Spiritual Leadership Journey on Four Fronts

Speaker: Kirk Mackie

To both lead and finish well, I’ve discovered four dimensions of our leadership that must be simultaneously attend to during our leadership development journey. Come and discover the realms to which we must continually pay attention as we grow in our ministry effectiveness.

Bio Coming Soon

Knowing God: Recovering the Presence and Power within Spiritual Formation and Direction

Speaker: Pat Meye, Bill Staffieri and Matt Lewis

As evangelicals, we have often been very good in teaching people about God, but not nearly as successful in helping them know God. Yet Jesus said, “This is life eternal, that they might know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.” (John 17:3) This workshop will focus on spiritual practices that help us know God deeply and discern His presence in our lives. It will provide a theoretical framework, how Direction is a means to formation and practical testimony.

Pat Meye bio: (pending)

Bill Staffieri bio: Bill Staffieri is the Senior Pastor of Beachpoint Church with campuses in Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach. For the last 18 years, he has been an adjunct professor at Biola University in the Christian Ministries department. He now also serves on the Transformation Ministries CHAT Team and is leading the North Orange County Pastors Mentor Group.

When Hope is Lost: Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

Speaker: Mike Roberts

People in our churches suffer from depression; sometimes their minds entertain thoughts of suicide. They do their best to hide what’s really going on. This seminar will help you identify symptoms and share helpful things you can do for people who have lost hope.

Mike’s 30 years of marriage, 24 years of pastoral ministry and 22 years of parenting have been formative in shaping his heart for soul care. He currently serves as the Shepherding Director at High Desert Church in Victorville, California where he is building a team to care for people during their most difficult struggles.

Life Giving Support Groups

Speaker: Tim Wheeler

Divorce. Death. Single Parenting. Chronic Sickness. There are times in life when a unique support system is needed. This workshop will explore how you (your church) can develop a variety of support groups which help people re-experience the life God has for them.

Bio coming soon.

Reaching Millennials

Speaker: Weston Stutz

The millennials are that generation many churches want to reach, but don’t know how. There is no simple answer, sorry! But this workshop will explore who millennials are, how a church needs to think about them, and the kinds of things it might do to reach and include them.

Weston Stutz is the lead pastor of Cultivate Church, San Diego. He is passionate about unleashing the next generation of young leaders. The things he most loves in life: Going on adventures with his wife, worship music, water fountains, golf, BBQ, and his family.

Preaching the Other Way

Speaker: JD Pearring

Ministry is supposed to be a team sport, but it’s hard to build a team if you’re a pulpit hog. Sharing the pulpit is one of the most powerful ways to instill a ministry-wide culture of equipping, empowering, and releasing others for the work of the ministry. Preaching the Other Way presents innovative approaches to equip leaders and empower believers to use their gifts. If you are a preacher of God’s word, or would like to be, this workshop is for you!

JD’s vast experience includes planting churches, leading growing congregations and assessing potential new church planters. He also currently serves as the Director of the Excel Leadership Network, Church Planting Lead for Transformation Ministries, and Pastor of Discovery Church in Elk Grove, California, a church he planted in 1998. JD is a graduate of UCLA and Denver Seminary. He and his wife, Lori, have four children and seven grandchildren.

Planning Center Online 101 and Beyond

Speaker: Thiago Demendonca

Maximize the efficiency of your worship planning by learning how to use Planning Center Online! This workshop will teach the beginner how to start using Planning Center, and will provide some neat hints and tips so that the more experienced user can use Planning Center Online to its fullest potential!

Thiago gives leadership to all three worship services at Christ First Baptist Church, Covina. He has been at Christ First since 2014 and is proud to call this his church home. His love for modern worship music, his classical training, and his Spanish church upbringing equips him with what he needs to be an effective Worship Pastor for the entire church.

Justice Cries

Speaker: Tamiko Chacon

Is there an issue in your city which causes your heart to cry out, “Enough! Someone has to do something!” Drawing upon her work in the area of human trafficking, Tamiko Chacon will talk about how to best engage the issues that move your heart.

Tamiko Chacon is Pastor of Justice Ministries at Purpose Church in Pomona, CA, where she has served since 2011. She is also Director of Every ONE Free, an anti-human trafficking ministry that began at Purpose Church in 2010. In addition to anti-human trafficking work, Purpose Church Justice Ministries oversees For Life, a pro-life ministry, and Chosen, an initiative focused on foster care and adoption. She considers it a privilege to lead her church community in responding to injustice and speaking out against what breaks the heart of God. She lives in Pomona with her husband Chris, their sons Christian (8 years) and Cruz (5 years) and their dog, Penny Lane. Tamiko graduated from Bethany College with a bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Leadership and Fuller Theological Seminary with a master’s degree in Cross-cultural Studies. She enjoys drinking iced coffee, watching her boys play baseball, hosting parties, baking cookies, tasting international foods, listening to the stories of others, and chatting with friends – new and old.

Safe and Secure: Making Sure Your Campus and Systems are Secure

Speaker: Todd Kliewer (Director of Campus Safety, High Desert Church, CA)

The challenges in building a Safety Team, navigating church leadership during this process, and the systems you may want to put in place to keep your congregation, students and children safe.

Todd retired from the Fire Service in 2016, after 27 years. He recently graduated from the Regional Public Safety Training Center’s Modular II Law Enforcement Academy and is working towards becoming a Reserve Deputy. He has been the Director of Campus Safety at High Desert Church for over 3 years. He served on the Jr High Ministry team as a volunteer for nearly 3 years and spent 13 years on the Men’s Ministry team. He will celebrate 32 years of marriage to his wife Yvonne this summer.

How To Utilize “Big Data” to Grow Your Church

Speaker: Andrew Esparza (Kingdom Analytics)

We now live in a world where you can pull thousands of data points on any household in America with just a home address. Discover how to better reach your community and grow your church for Christ by utilizing advanced demographic, psychographic, and geographic data. Join us for a discussion on uncovering how we can use this new, unparalleled access to information to grow the Kingdom! Learn how to use these data points to better understand your current congregation, uncover your community’s needs, and grow your church.

Bio coming soon.

Your Thriving Children’s Ministry

Speaker: Cynthia Crane

Description TBA

Bio coming soon.

Living on Mission: Sharing the Gospel in My Everyday World

Speaker: Kyle Bonenberger

Every follower of Jesus is called to share the gospel but many followers of Jesus never do. What if it’s easier than you think? This workshop will provide a simple way of thinking, and some practical steps you (your church) can take to share the good news of Jesus with your world.

Bio coming soon.

Bio coming soon.

Bio coming soon.

Stickyness: Opening the Front Door, Closing the Back Door/ Cerrando la Puerta de Atras

Speakers: Ivan Villalta (Spanish) and Bob Orr (English)

How to Turn Visitors/Prospects into Fully Devoted Followers.
Churches that are not growing have one of 2 problems. They do not have enough people coming in (the front door) or have too many people leaving (the back door). During this workshop you will:
1. Learn what normal is in terms of expected losses
2. Learn simple steps to increase the retention of visitors
3. How to turn visitors into devoted followers
4. What the marks of an effective assimilation system look like
5. The tensions between old timers and new comers and how to deal with them
6. Learn the critical assimilation principles and practices
7. Simple steps to close the back door.
8. Practical things to help turn visitors into disciples!

Bring the head of your pastoral care ministry, your ushers, greeters and anyone who is concerned about the newcomers. This practical workshop will help make a difference.

Como convertir visitantes / en seguidores totalmente dedicados a Cristo. Las iglesias que no están creciendo tienen uno de 2 problemas.
1. No tienen suficientes personas que entran (Por la puerta de enfrente)
2. Hay muchas personas saliendo (Por la puerta de atrás)
Durante este taller podrás aprender.
1. Lo que es lo normal en términos de perdidas de personas que nos visitan.
2. Pasos simples para aumentar la retención de visitantes.
3. Cómo convertir a los visitantes en seguidores dedicados.
4. Cuáles son las marcas de un sistema de asimilación efectivo.
5. Cuáles son las tensiones entre los viejos y nuevas visitas y como tratar con ellos.
6. Los principios y prácticas críticas de asimilación.
7. Pasos simples para cerrar la puerta trasera.
8. Práctica simple para ayudar a convertir a los visitantes en discípulos.

Traiga a su equipo de su ministerio pastoral, sus ujieres, y cualquier líder que este preocupado por cerrar las puertas de la iglesia a los nuevos visitantes. Este taller práctico le ayudará a hacer la diferencia.

Becoming a Multiplying Church

Speaker: Josh Husmann

What if your team could start a church that starts 15 new churches in 9 years? What if you could do this and it actually leads to greater growth for your original church? What if the original church experienced God using them in this capacity, while giving away away 50% of their total giving and outgrowing the facility they purchased in the process? What if you genuinely reach those far from God and didn’t just grow from transfer growth? It’s all possible, but comes with GREAT sacrifice. Hear how Mercy Road Church has experienced God’s Kingdom expanding and you could too!

Questions to consider:

1. How do we engage those far from God?
2. What’s our plan for discipleship and leadership pipeline?
3. Why choose multiplication and what sacred cows will we have to give up in the process?
4. How do we connect and empower apostolic leaders to create an underground network of micro-churches?
(Why this question? That’s how Mercy Road has reached many unchurched communities.)
5. How do we fund a multiplying church focused on extreme generosity?
6. How do we learn to dream again after disappointment?
7. How do we recognize the God opportunities in front of us?

Josh is the founding pastor of Mercy Road Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mercy Road has become one of the fastest growing churches in Indiana, expanding to 500+ after their first 3 years, whose original members were mostly unchurched and broken people. They recently purchased and renovated a 24,000 square foot former Borders bookstore, transforming it into their new campus. Josh is married to his beautiful wife Lisa, and is dad to Jake, Jaxton, Jenna, and Jet.  For more information on Mercy Road Church, check out or watch live on Sundays at

Workshop Topic TBD

Speaker: Eric Heard

Description TBD


CEO/Mission Lead of TM