On Stage




Aaron Pelsue

Aaron Pelsue

The Aaron Pelsue Band is a high-energy praise and worship band based out of Indianapolis, IN. They bring a guitar driven, vocally pleasing, mix of songs that cry out praise to God and honor to Jesus Christ. Those who may not know Christ will be inspired and energized by the presence of God’s Spirit in their music.  Followers of Christ will be drawn into the worship and adoration of the Lord.


Aaron Pelsue will be on stage at:

  • Indiana
  • Tennessee 6
  • Tennessee 5
Adam Ramsey

Adam Ramsey

Pastor Adam is a pastor at Mars Hill Bellevue where he oversees Student ministries for all of Mars Hill Church. He is married to Kristina and together they have two sons and one daughter with the hopes of adopting another child soon. Adam is from Australia, where he pioneered a successful youth movement and led a location at a multisite church. He loves daddy dates with his little girl, wrestling with his boys, and seeing people meet Jesus.


Adam Ramsey will be on stage at:

  • California 4
Adam Reid

Adam Reid

Adam is on the student ministry staff at Canyon Ridge Christian Church in (fabulous) Las Vegas, Nevada.  He has had the opportunity to travel all over the country sharing God’s love with people through music, teaching, and laughter.  He almost always smells very nicely and smiles.  In third grade, he got first place in a trivia contest at school and got to eat lunch at McDonald’s because of it.  Once he even rode a horse.


Adam Reid will be on stage at:

  • Indiana
  • Michigan 2
  • Texas
Andy Turner

Andy Turner

Bio Coming Soon.


Andy Turner will be on stage at:

  • Missouri 2
April Diaz

April Diaz

I have pastored in the local church for over 15 years, predominantly at Willow Creek Community Church and Newsong Church (Irvine, CA). I speak and write frequently on youth ministry, soul care, leadership, and team building. Secretly, I’m a total girly girl, read more than I can put into practice, and am itching to travel internationally more frequently. I married my high school sweetheart in 2001 and am still crazy about him. Together, Brian and I co-parent the most beautiful Ethiopians, Judah (’08), and Addise (’10), and bio son, Asher (’12).


April Diaz will be on stage at:

  • California 3
  • California 4
Barry Cameron

Barry Cameron

Barry L. Cameron is the Senior Pastor of Crossroads Christian Church, in Grand Prairie, Texas, in the middle of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex where Mansfield, Arlington and Grand Prairie all come together.

He became pastor in 1992 when the church was averaging 188 in Morning Worship. Now more than 5,500 worship at Crossroads each week.

Crossroads is a completely debt-free ministry located on a beautiful 146-acre campus on State Highway 360 South, the highway that divides Dallas and Fort Worth. Current property and facilities are valued at over 35 million dollars. Plans are underway to build a new Children’s building and a new Youth building, side by side, at the same time, at a cost of $30 million dollars and to do it without borrowing a single dime. Construction is scheduled to begin in June of 2012.

Mr. Cameron is a second-generation pastor. He and his wife, Janis, have three children, Katie, Matt and Kelli. They also have two grandsons, Will and Levi.

He’s the author of several books including the bestseller: The ABC’s of Financial Freedom. He also wrote Contagious Generosity and The Financial Freedom Workbook.

The Cameron family has been completely debt free since November of 2001.

Mr. Cameron served on the state steering committee for Promise Keepers in Texas, as a Trustee for Dallas Christian College, and on the board of directors for Provision Ministry Group and Church Development Fund in Anaheim, CA. He served on the board for Stadia: New Church Strategies, the NACC Continuation Committee and the 2006 Executive Committee for the NACC and as Vice President of the North American Christian Convention in 2009. He is a founding member of and has served as Chairman of the Board for The Solomon Foundation, a Christian financial organization based in Denver, Colorado. It is the fastest growing church extension fund in American history and is now also one of the largest.

Mr. Cameron serves as a financial coach for churches and ministries and speaks for a number of ABC’s weekends each year helping churches raise millions of dollars for the Kingdom.

Education: Ozark Christian College, Luther Rice Seminary, Northwest Graduate School of Theology.


Barry Cameron will be on stage at:

  • Florida 2
Ben Kolarcik

Ben Kolarcik

Ben Kolarcik is a singer, songwriter and gifted worship leader based outside of Los Angeles, California. He currently serves as the Worship Arts Pastor for Discovery Church and at the progressive young adult service, "The Vine" at Shepherd of the Hills Church.  Ben has been leading worship and performing internationally for the last 12 years and has a passion for authentic, spirit-filled worship.


Ben Kolarcik will be on stage at:

  • California 2
  • California 3
Blake Bergstrom

Blake Bergstrom

I hope to make Christ real with every breath that I have been given.  I have a wonderful wife named Ally, who is smokin’ hot, and we have four beautiful girls together.  We live in Nashville, TN and we love camping, the outdoors, biking, homeschooling, hiking, gardening, and snow skiing!  I work at a church called, Cross Point Church and I own a business building furniture called Legacy Building.


Blake Bergstrom will be on stage at:

  • Indiana
  • Oklahoma
Brad Tate

Brad Tate

Brad Tate is a Real, Relevant, and Reliable conference speaker! He has had the privilege of being a part of both small and large conferences, camps, and events across the country and international. Brad's style of teaching stays true to the text while compelling students to listen, engage, and act on God’s word. When Brad is not traveling, he serves as the Teaching Pastor and the Director of Family Ministries for 2|42 Community Church, a fast growing, multi-site church in southeast Michigan.


Brad Tate will be on stage at:

  • Michigan 1
  • Michigan 3
  • Arizona
  • Ohio
  • Florida 3
Brandon Grissom

Brandon Grissom

Brandon Grissom is a singer/songwriter and worship leader from the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Raised in the dusty backwoods of Oklahoma, he relocated to Chi-town from Oklahoma City in the spring of 2003. Brandon and band lead worship regularly at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, IL, as well as various conferences, camps, churches, and events around the country.


Brandon Grissom will be on stage at:

  • Michigan 1
  • Illinois
Brent Bramer

Brent Bramer

Brent serves as Next Gen Pastor at Southeast Christian Church Oldham Campus in Louisville, Kentucky. He's married to his best friend, his 4 children are his joy, and he's called to introducing students to Jesus.


Brent Bramer will be on stage at:

  • Tennessee 4
Bri Johns

Bri Johns

Bio Coming Soon.


Bri Johns will be on stage at:

  • Missouri 2
  • Maryland
Brian Mills

Brian Mills

As Vice President of Student Development for Lincoln Christian University, Brian Mills helps students find their gifts, passion and sense of calling.
   Brian enjoys serving the campus and the larger community through developing programs for student discipleship, community service, leadership development, preaching and teaching. 
   While in Dallas, TX for 10 years, he served in the inner city, at Denton Christian Church and Valley View Christian Church.  In 2002, he moved his family to Lincoln to finish his M.Div. and to serve LCU’s campus.  He is excited by the power of the Word of God to renew people and culture.
   He loves being Chantell’s husband (18 yrs) & the dad of Ryder (16) and Rylee (14).  He enjoys motorcycle riding, hiking, the outdoors, jazz music, hot sauce, blueberries, almonds, coffee and adventurous foreign food (not together). Be careful when you’re on the county roads and highways around Lincoln—Brian is likely to be on his bicycle enjoying the heat of the day and the wind at his back.


Brian Mills will be on stage at:

  • Colorado 3
Bryan Jones

Bryan Jones

Brian is the Senior Pastor at Christ’s Church of the Valley, which basically means his job is to make sure the church becomes everything God hopes and dreams it can become.  Brian enjoys coaching soccer, losing golf balls on tight fairways, blowing a lazy morning fishing for trout and watching Ohio State football. He received his B.A. from Cincinnati Christian University and his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. He says he'll finish a PhD at some point, but that will have to wait until he puts his daughters through college.


Bryan Jones will be on stage at:

  • Nebraska
  • Oregon
Carrollton

Carrollton

Growing up as worship leaders, Carrollton is Justin Mosteller, Jeremy Menard, Michael Loy and Jordan Bailey - a band of brothers shaped by their upbringing, their music and their namesake.  The guys hail from Louisville and Cincinnati, so it only made sense for them to take on the name of the small town between their two cities - Carrollton, KY.  Coming off the recent release of their first national EP Breathe In Deep and unified with the same focus to share the hope of Jesus wherever they go, Carrollton joins us again in worship this summer.


Carrollton will be on stage at:

  • Michigan 2
  • Michigan 3
  • Maryland
  • Florida 3
Chad Ragsdale

Chad Ragsdale

Chad lives in Joplin, Missouri with his wife, Tara, and three kids, Logan, Addy, and Ryane. He has taught New Testament and Christian Apologetics at Ozark Christian College for the past eight years. His favorite team, favorite band, and favorite movie is the same as yours. But you would probably hate his favorite color. The most important thing about Chad is that Jesus is alive.


Chad Ragsdale will be on stage at:

  • Indiana
  • Oklahoma
Chris VandeLinde

Chris VandeLinde

Bio Coming Soon.


Chris VandeLinde will be on stage at:

  • Tennessee 1
Christopher Tafalla

Christopher Tafalla

Taffy (Christopher Tafalla) has been the Student Worship Pastor at Saddleback Church for 13 years. He oversees all of the Junior High and High School worship leading ministries, a ministry called the "Cluster of Students."  Taffy is married to a beautiful Swiss woman named Sue and his three children are crazy.  He enjoys cooking, eating, rice, eating, playing sports, eating, and seconds.


Christopher Tafalla will be on stage at:

  • Arizona
Chuck Sackett

Chuck Sackett

Chuck is responsible for the preaching that occurs at Madison Park Christian Church. He and his wife Gail have three married daughters and one teenage grandson. Chuck loves to travel and teach. He’s visited more than a dozen countries and is privileged to teach for Lincoln Christian University (IL), Beeson Divinity School (AL) and TCMI, International (Europe).


Chuck Sackett will be on stage at:

  • Illinois
Cody Courter

Cody Courter

Bio Coming Soon.


Cody Courter will be on stage at:

  • Tennessee 1
  • Michigan 1
  • Colorado 2
  • Nebraska
Conor LeBlanc

Conor LeBlanc

Conor Le Blanc is originally from Valencia, CA and is currently living in Joplin, MO. He is a senior at Ozark Christian College and is the Youth and Children’s Pastor at Cornerstone Church. Conor really loves people... like a lot. The word quiet has never been used to define this man. He loves to make people smile, and will use just about any means necessary to do so. He loves big beards and tattoos. Fun Fact: he has had his nose pierced since the 12th grade… NO IT IS NOT A FISH HOOK IN HIS NOSE. He is passionate about the kingdom of heaven coming to earth, and people seeing Jesus when they look at him. He is looking forward to worshiping and serving alongside you this summer. So GET PUMPED!!!


Conor LeBlanc will be on stage at:

  • Tennessee 2
  • Michigan 3
Courtney Kotowski

Courtney Kotowski

Courtney is a dreamer by day and a TV addict by night. She recently moved to Greenville, South Carolina, where she enjoys breakfast on her porch, recorded TV shows at her neighbor’s house (where her sister happens to live) and preparing fancy, lady dinners. You will find her reading all things written by Shauna Niequist, partaking in one too many Self-High-Fives, or coming up with some new hangable craft project. After a completely #Blessed summer in 2013 working with CIY as an intern, she’s excited to rejoin MOVE for her first summer as an Emcee in 2014!


Courtney Kotowski will be on stage at:

  • Tennessee 4
  • Illinois
Damien Spikereit

Damien Spikereit

Damien has been married to his wife Stacey for sixteen years.  They have four kids and two dogs.  He is both a preaching professor and the Executive Vice President at Ozark Christian College.  He finds great joy in spending time with his family, reading a good book, running a few miles, and watching (and playing) a good game of soccer or basketball.


Damien Spikereit will be on stage at:

  • Tennessee 5
  • Maryland
Dan Hamel

Dan Hamel

Bio Coming Soon.


Dan Hamel will be on stage at:

  • Tennessee 2
  • Florida 3
  • Florida 2
Danny Curry

Danny Curry

Danny Curry joins us from Greenfield, Indiana where he serves at Spiritual Development Minister at Park Chapel Christian Church. Growing up in Bedford, Indiana, he started preaching at the age of 16 before attending Johnson Bible College in Knoxville, Tennessee for his formal ministry training.  He is a passionate speaker who teaches God’s truth with a straightforward style, humor and real-life applications. Danny considers it a privilege to worship with us and to challenge us from God’s Word.


Danny Curry will be on stage at:

  • Nebraska
Danny Larsh

Danny Larsh

Danny Larsh is a worship leader and songwriter based in Phoenix, AZ.  He currently serves in the Youth Ministry at Christ’s Church of the Valley. Danny is married to Derra. They love $5 appetizers, $4 coffee, and $3 movie tickets. This is Danny’s 3rd summer with CIY MOVE.

www.facebook.com/dannylarshmusic
Twitter: @itsdannylarsh
Instagram: itsdannylarsh


Danny Larsh will be on stage at:

  • Colorado 1
  • California 1
Dave and Brian

Dave and Brian

Dave and Brian are a nationally touring musical comedy duo based out of Philadelphia, PA.  Their high energy live show consists of hilarious original songs and stand-up comedy.   They have been described as “truly phenomenal,” “fresh,” and “cutting edge!”.  More than just your average acoustic guitar/glockenspiel duo, Dave and Brian have spent the past 8years crafting a truly unique comedy experience.  In that time they have traveled all over the country performing shows at various comedy clubs, churches, colleges, and conferences. Their music has been featured on NBC’s “The Today Show,” NPR’s “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” show, and FunnyorDie.com.


Dave and Brian will be on stage at:

  • Maryland
  • Florida 2
Dave Hopping

Dave Hopping

Dave is part of the nationally touring musical comedy duo, Dave and Brian, based out of Philadelphia.  Their high energy live show consists of hilarious original songs and stand-up comedy.  They have traveled all over the country performing shows at various comedy clubs, churches, colleges, and conferences. Before doing comedy full-time, Dave was a Youth Pastor with The Salvation Army in Ithaca, NY.  Even though comedy is his job, Youth Ministry is still at the heart of who Dave is and currently works with teens at his local church when not on the road.


Dave Hopping will be on stage at:

  • Michigan 1
Dave Hunter

Dave Hunter

Dave Hunter is an improvisor/actor from Chicago where he directs an improv comedy group called GreenRoom Improv (a group in which 2 other Emcees perform!).  He makes his living doing video production and is married with three daughters, two of which he loves.  The third isn't born yet, but by the time Dave is on stage this summer, she'll be 7 weeks old!  Dave is skinny.


Dave Hunter will be on stage at:

  • California 1
Drew Moore

Drew Moore

Drew Moore is Student Life Pastor at Canyon Ridge Christian Church in northwest Las Vegas, NV.  He is consumed with knowing God and making disciples who make disciples.  First with his family, Team Moore, who is shaped by God and sent to heal and includes Layne, his wife of 14 years, three sons and one daughter.  Then with students, who God will certainly partner with to bring His kingdom in all of creation.  He seeks to teach with 'profound common sense' (Col 1.28) so we can all be doers of God's Word.

 


Drew Moore will be on stage at:

  • Colorado 1
  • Michigan 3
  • Missouri 1
Dusty Frizzell

Dusty Frizzell

Growing up in a small town in Missouri, Dusty Frizzell describes it as a great childhood and rebellious adolescence. He committed his life to Christ at 17 years old. Dusty graduated from Ozark Christian College with a bachelor's in biblical literature and went straight into ministry. In 2005 he became the high school pastor for Shepherd. Dusty married his high school sweetheart and they have two children.


Dusty Frizzell will be on stage at:

  • Tennessee 3
  • Illinois
Frankie Ocampo

Frankie Ocampo

Frank(ie) Ocampo is currently attending Multnomah University which is located in Portland, Oregon.  Frank is in pursuit of his Masters in Counseling degree and will be graduating this coming spring.  Frank was born and raised in London, England and came to the states in 2007 to study Biblical theology. Frank has a history with CIY MOVE as a student, as youth leader, and as a bible college rep. Frank is excited to be on stage for CIY this summer, he is full of energy, loves to make people laugh, and has such a big passion to share the gospel with young people.


Frankie Ocampo will be on stage at:

  • Tennessee 1
  • Missouri 2
Isaiah Basye

Isaiah Basye

Isaiah C. Basye worked a bit for SuperStart where he was the Human Cannonball. He was also a main character for a show on TBN called The Lads TV. He played a disgruntled live ukulele musician. He is a member of the SCBWI. (Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) He writes funny poems for kids and hopes to soon be a children's book author. For now he's a 5th grade teacher in Carthage MO.


Isaiah Basye will be on stage at:

  • Oklahoma
  • Florida 3
Jason Epperson

Jason Epperson

Bio Coming Soon.


Jason Epperson will be on stage at:

  • Colorado 1
  • Tennessee 6
  • Nebraska
  • Maryland
  • Florida 1
  • Florida 3
Jasper Rutherford

Jasper Rutherford

Bio Coming Soon.


Jasper Rutherford will be on stage at:

  • Tennessee 6
  • Illinois
Jeff Snodgrass

Jeff Snodgrass

Bio Coming Soon.


Jeff Snodgrass will be on stage at:

  • Tennessee 5
  • Missouri 2
Jeff Walling

Jeff Walling

Bio Coming Soon.


Jeff Walling will be on stage at:

  • Nebraska
  • Texas
  • Maryland
  • Missouri 1
  • Florida 3
  • Florida 2
Jessica Torres

Jessica Torres

Jessica Torres has served in youth ministry since she was 20 years old (we'll let you do the math). She absolutely loves hanging out with students and sharing life with them. Her favorite things on the planet include: ice cold Coke, dramatic TV shows and donuts. Jessica is currently one of the high school pastors at her church in Southern California where she lives as a newlywed with her husband! She's excited to meet you at MOVE this summer!


Jessica Torres will be on stage at:

  • California 3
Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson

Jim has served as Lead Minister for Sunnybrook Christian Church for the past 9 years.  God has created Jim with a passion for discipleship and teaching.  Along with preaching the majority of Sundays he meets with smaller groups to further challenge their understanding of God.
Jim and his wife Andrea have been married for 24 years and have three boys, Matt, Mac and Max.


Jim Johnson will be on stage at:

  • Oregon
Jodi Hickerson

Jodi Hickerson

Bio Coming Soon.


Jodi Hickerson will be on stage at:

  • Colorado 1
  • Michigan 2
  • Arizona
  • Ohio
  • Florida 1
Jordan Howerton Band

Jordan Howerton Band

The Jordan Howerton Band is emerging as one of this generation’s most energetic and authentic worship bands.  Rarely do you find a band as humble and servant minded as JHB.  They are a tight knit group of guys from the Midwest with an infectious spirit for the Kingdom of Jesus.  They lead thousands of people in worship every year while traveling to events and churches around the nation.  Their authentic leadership is seen on and off the stage.  They know the value in relationships and not just moments.  That is evident in the way they interact with the people they’re leading.

“Great songs, great sound, but that’s not what speaks the loudest with JHB. This is a band with a heart full of passion and desire for the one true living God! Know Him and make Him known is the resounding theme that calls out to everyone within earshot.”    
   - Kendall Combes (recording producer for JHB and electric guitarist for Charlie Hall)


Jordan Howerton Band will be on stage at:

  • Tennessee 1
  • Colorado 2
  • Colorado 3
  • Nebraska
  • Ohio
  • Missouri 1
  • Oklahoma
Josh Finklea

Josh Finklea

Josh Finklea was in youth ministry for over 20 years and has been preaching at CIY events for many of them.  He is currently in the process of planting Connect Church in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, thus he is doing his best to stay upright on the surfboard and out of the shark infested waters.

www.connectnsb.com

twitter: @joshfinklea


Josh Finklea will be on stage at:

  • Indiana
  • Tennessee 2
  • Colorado 3
  • Tennessee 4
  • Ohio
Josh Willis

Josh Willis

Josh was born in Australia and grew up in the Chicago area.  He currently resides in Joplin, Missouri where he works for a skate park company.  Hobbies include skateboarding, scuba diving and dancing with the wife.  Josh met his wife at CIY 10 years ago, so be on your best behavior boys…“the one” could be here this week!


Josh Willis will be on stage at:

  • Missouri 1
  • California 4
Karl Romeus

Karl Romeus

Karl Romeus is currently the High School Pastor at Central
Christian Church in Mesa, Az. Originally from Boston, MA, Karl is a die
hard
Red Sox and Patriots fan, although he enjoys all sports (except the
Yankees)!
He is married to Jen, and they have a 1 yr old daughter, Georgia.

Karl also enjoys reading, thinking about cycling, getting
into heated debates about anything and making assumptions. He also sings
very
loud to draw attention to himself. Other passions include eating and
taking
naps on the couch. Karl has a heart for students, and loves his job!


Karl Romeus will be on stage at:

  • Colorado 3
  • Tennessee 5
Kat McKeown

Kat McKeown

Kat McKeown has been in love with the stage since she was a wee little nugget.
From Make-up Artist to Improv Performer and Teacher of the Performing Arts,
Kat has found no greater joy then bringing confidence, laughter, and understanding to her students and audience. She also enjoys run on sentences and can't wait to return to CIY this summer!

You can find her at greenroomtheater.com and on twitter at @TheKatMcKeown


Kat McKeown will be on stage at:

  • Oregon
  • Ohio
Katie Edwards

Katie Edwards

I’ve been doing Jr. high ministry at Saddleback for 16 years, I’m married to the greatest 4th grade teacher ever—Ron Edwards—and I am a mom of three awesome kids. My heart for each student in Wildside is that they would build authentic relationships with one another and a caring Godly adult, and fall more in love with Jesus.


Katie Edwards will be on stage at:

  • Tennessee 2
Keaton Smith

Keaton Smith

Keaton Smith is currently the Family Ministries Pastor at Central Christian Church in Glendale, AZ.  He is married to his childhood sweetheart, Amy and they have 3 boys - Mason, Toby and Parker.  With hometown roots in California, Keaton often dreams about surfing and when he used to have hair.  He has a chronic cookie eating problem, and his cat is named Optimus Prime.  Above all else, Keaton has a passion for Students and a heart to see lives changed for Christ.


Keaton Smith will be on stage at:

  • Tennessee 3
  • California 3
Kyle Sherman

Kyle Sherman

Fort Worth-based singer-songwriter Kyle Sherman is the flagship artist to brand new label RayLynn Records. A worship leader at heart, Kyle has been serving in the local church for over ten years. Recently, he has been traveling in support of his debut album "Hear Me". Kyle lives in Fort Worth, TX with his wife Stacie and their two children Layla and Eli.


Kyle Sherman will be on stage at:

  • Texas
  • Missouri 2
Louie & Brianne Bookout

Louie & Brianne Bookout

Louie and Brianne Bookout live in Pasadena, CA and were married last October. Both have been leading worship since a young age and now look forward to being able to pursue that passion together. They both work at churches in Los Angeles; Louie is a worship leader at Real Life Church and Brianne works with students at Shepherd of the Hills. They look forward to meeting the students at Move this summer and can't wait to worship with them


Louie & Brianne Bookout will be on stage at:

  • Oregon
  • California 4
Mallory Jenkins

Mallory Jenkins

Mallory is a student at Ozark Christian College studying preaching and has worked as a Sex-Ed teacher in middle schools surrounding Joplin, MO for the past 3 years. She is a southern girl who grew up the small town of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, which is a lively replica of Andy Griffith's Mayberry. She enjoys homemade soups and watching Forest Gump anytime it is on TV. She frequently listens to the Phil Collins station on Pandora and sometimes shamelessly slow claps to the end of a good audio-book. Mal is passionate about preaching and teaching the Kingdom of God and is looking forward to sharing her passions this summer with other Kingdom Workers!


Mallory Jenkins will be on stage at:

  • Colorado 1
Mark Christian

Mark Christian

Mark Christian is the Senior Minister of Christ's Church of Oronogo in Oronogo, MO (Joplin).  He has been learning about God and ministry every day for the past 27 years.  He is the father of two sons, husband of Heather. He loves Jesus, the Church, teaching others what he is learning each week, the University of Notre Dame, the Chicago Cubs, and the Chicago Bears.


Mark Christian will be on stage at:

  • Michigan 1
  • Michigan 2
  • Michigan 3
  • Oklahoma
Mark Moore

Mark Moore

Mark was a professor of New Testament at Ozark Christian College from 1990-2012, receiving a PhD from the University of Wales (2008) for his work on the politics of Jesus. In 2012 he has accepted the role of Teaching Pastor of Christ's Church of the Valley in Phoenix, AZ. Mark has authored a number of books, mostly on the Life of Christ (also Acts and Revelation). He is a speaker noted for his passion for the lost and his participation in completing the great commission of Christ. His life goal is to make Jesus famous.


Mark Moore will be on stage at:

  • Colorado 1
  • California 1
Mark Scott

Mark Scott

Bio Coming Soon.


Mark Scott will be on stage at:

  • Colorado 2
Mark Worley

Mark Worley

Mark Worley and his wife Caroline have three children and three grandchildren. Mark has served as a pastor in Sherman/Denison, TX, a youth pastor in Austin and Midland, TX, and a teaching/preaching pastor with Compass Christian Church.  After graduating from Dallas Christian College, he studied Behavioral Science at UTPB, Higher Education Administration at UNT, and received his graduate degree in New Testament and Urban Ministry at Johnson University. He is in his thirty-second year with Dallas Christian College, where he is currently serving in administration as Vice President for Community and as Associate Professor of Practical Ministries, following his passion of working with young men and women, developing them into leaders for the Kingdom of God. He oversees an initiative in mentoring at DCC that is creative and unique.  Growing up in the inner cities of San Antonio and Dallas, he also has a passion for working within the urban context. Using his background of inner city, he has served on the World Impact Dallas board for eight years.  He is a man who loves his family, loves the church, loves the city, and loves navigating people to God.


Mark Worley will be on stage at:

  • Texas
Matt Bayless

Matt Bayless

Matt Bayless is a worship leader and singer/songwriter residing in Louisville, KY.  He was raised in small-town midwest- transplanted to Los Angeles for a spell, and eventually moved his family and now serve in Louisville at Southeast Christian Church.  In addition to serving as one of their main adult worship leaders, Matt and the band lead worship at regular conferences, retreats and other churches around the country.


Matt Bayless will be on stage at:

  • Florida 2
Matt Bayless/Ryan Post

Matt Bayless/Ryan Post

Matt Bayless: 

Matt Bayless is a worship leader and singer/songwriter residing in Louisville, KY.  He was raised in small-town midwest- transplanted to Los Angeles for a spell, and eventually moved his family and now serve in Louisville at Southeast Christian Church.  In addition to serving as one of their main adult worship leaders, Matt and the band lead worship at regular conferences, retreats and other churches around the country.

Ryan Post

Ryan Post is a Worship Pastor based out of Louisville, KY.  Originally from the Potato State of Idaho, he currently serves with amazing friends and family as the Student Ministries Worship Pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville.  Ryan currently has 3 passions that drive his life: Loving and Laughing with his wife Emily, Lifting High the Name of Jesus through the avenue of music with and among young people across the country, and reading classic epic novels.

 

 


Matt Bayless/Ryan Post will be on stage at:

  • Florida 1
Matt Proctor

Matt Proctor

Bio Coming Soon.


Matt Proctor will be on stage at:

  • Missouri 1
Matt Reagan

Matt Reagan

Matt Reagan is the Lead Team Ministry Pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY.  Matt is madly in love with his beautiful wife, Sarah, his three rugged boys, Noah, Samuel, and Levi, and his precious little girl, Ava.  He is a visionary leader with a passion to see an entire generation awakened to the glory of God.  His heart also beats for creating a movement of disciple makers both locally and around the world.  Matt is a manventure junky and loves all things outdoors, but his favorite place on the planet is his home, spending time with family.


Matt Reagan will be on stage at:

  • Tennessee 1
  • Tennessee 6
  • Illinois
  • Florida 1
  • Missouri 1
Megan Gariss

Megan Gariss

I am at Christ's Church because all the other resumés must have gotten lost in the mail! Or maybe it's because the Author of Life loves plot twists, and He used the unexpected turns of my own life to open doors I never dreamed He would open. The Lord led me to a church that I already knew and loved. This is a church that embraces new starts and rejoices when the lost come home. I wanted to partner with that. I walk alongside individuals and groups who are pursuing Christ and learning what it means to walk daily with Him. I have been ridiculously blessed by the openness and transparency of so many individuals who are willing to simply tell their stories of how God is making a difference in their lives and families.


Megan Gariss will be on stage at:

  • Tennessee 4
Michael DeFazio

Michael DeFazio

Michael is a New Testament Professor at Ozark Christian College in Joplin, MO. Before this he served for eight years at Real Life Church in Valencia, CA. He and his wife Beth were married in 2003 and they have two kiddos – Claire (4) and Carson (1). He has written Jesus in 3D (2011), More Jesus (2012), and If / Then (2013, co-authored with Rusty George).


Michael DeFazio will be on stage at:

  • California 2
  • California 3
  • California 4
Mike & Caleb

Mike & Caleb

Mike and Caleb are currently students at Ozark Christian College. Mike is pursuing a career in youth ministry and Caleb is pursuing a career in Family ministry and Christian counseling. Mike and Caleb are both interns at College Heights High School Ministry. Mike is currently a barista at Starbucks. Caleb currently takes advantage of this.


Mike & Caleb will be on stage at:

  • Colorado 2
  • Colorado 3
  • Tennessee 6
  • Tennessee 5
Mike Ackerman

Mike Ackerman

Bio Coming Soon.


Mike Ackerman will be on stage at:

  • Tennessee 6
  • Ohio
Mike Baker

Mike Baker

I have been with Eastview Christian Church since 1995. Starting as a youth pastor, I have become Senior Pastor. My duties are primarily preaching, praying, leading staff and loving people. My wife Sara and I have two grown sons. Growing up in Indianapolis, IN my nickname was “Tyrone.” Drawing inspiration from the great preachers of the past guides me in sermon preparation. C.H. Spurgeon is probably my favorite for his passion, his love of the word and what he accomplished in his ministry. I am very much looking forward to the pain free, tear free, death free eternity that Christ has prepared for us as described in Revelation 21:4.


Mike Baker will be on stage at:

  • Michigan 3
Mike Hickerson

Mike Hickerson

Mike Hickerson is the Lead Pastor of Mission Church (missionventura.com) in Ventura, CA.  Mike describes himself as :: Church Planter | Lucky Husband | Out numbered dad (3 daughters) | Oklahoma Sooner Fan | Coffee Addict | Struggling Surfer ::


Mike Hickerson will be on stage at:

  • Texas
  • Oklahoma
Miriam Naponelli Masey

Miriam Naponelli Masey

Miriam Naponelli Masey is an actor from Chicago, IL. She loves using her passion for theater/acting in every aspect of her life! When she isn't on stage acting or improvising with GreenRoom Improv, she works for Spotlight Youth Theater as a teacher, director, and as their Marketing Coordinator. Miriam is so excited to be joining the CIY team this summer!
You can find her at greenroomtheater.com or on twitter at @mnaponelli


Miriam Naponelli Masey will be on stage at:

  • Nebraska
  • California 2
Nate Head

Nate Head

Nathan Head is married to his wonderful wife Stefany.  They have two boys, Jordan (4) and Lincoln (2).  He works at a church in Lexington, KY, and has spoken to students a bunch.  Fun fact...he was born in the Land Down Under, Australia baby!


Nate Head will be on stage at:

  • Tennessee 3
  • Tennessee 5
Peter Contrearas

Peter Contrearas

Pete brings 20 years of urban ministry experience in the cities of LA and San Diego to his role as Lead Pastor. His passion is to develop ministries and empower others to serve. As a church, he leads us as we serve our community with the love of Christ. Pete lives in the City Heights section of San Diego with his wife, Julie and their four children


Peter Contrearas will be on stage at:

  • California 4
Rachel Oblon

Rachel Oblon

Bio Coming Soon.


Rachel Oblon will be on stage at:

  • Indiana
  • Oregon
  • California 3
Randy Gariss

Randy Gariss

Randy Gariss has been the Senior Minister of the thriving and healthy College Heights Christian Church in Joplin, Missouri, for 25 years.  He and his wife Julie have been married 31 years, have three grown children, and are now joyfully playing the role of grandparents.


Randy Gariss will be on stage at:

  • Tennessee 4
Rob Maupin

Rob Maupin

Rob has a passion to help people wisely live out their faith.  He has worked as a youth minister, a missionary, a non-profit organizational consultant and a professor.  He and his wife, Shannon (with their kids) live in Lincoln, IL.  Rob has taught Intercultural Studies, Spiritual Conflict and Non-Profit leadership at Lincoln Christian University since 2007.  Their whole family likes traveling, good books, music, movies and lots of laughing. Hit him up at @MaupinRob or robmaupin.com.


Rob Maupin will be on stage at:

  • Tennessee 3
Robin Sigars

Robin Sigars

Robin is married to Jayme, and together they have 7 children: (Though at times it has felt like 330) Candace Baker (Jared), Courtney Cott (Kevin), Cassidy, Caleb (Erin) Kally, Collin & Jake. Robin loves to go fly fishing and preach the word of God. Robin travels and speaks for conventions, conferences and revivals along with the duties of leading Carterville Christian Church.


Robin Sigars will be on stage at:

  • Tennessee 2
  • Missouri 2
Ryan Post

Ryan Post

Ryan Post is a Student Worship Pastor and songwriter who currently serves at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY.  Originally from the Potato State of Idaho, Ryan moved to Kentucky in 2007 to work with High School and Jr. High students as a Pastor in the Local Church.  Ryan and his wife Emily serve and lead worship together at their local church and at events, conferences and churches all over the country.  Together, they have a deep passion to Awaken the next generation to the Glory of God and to see the Church follow the way of Jesus.

Twitter: @ryanmpost


Ryan Post will be on stage at:

  • Tennessee 2
Shane Wood

Shane Wood

Shane J. Wood is the husband of Sara Wood and proud father of Zion, Paige, and Maddox.  After graduating from Ozark Christian College in 2004 with a B.B.L. and B.Th. (New Testament), he pursued his M.Div. and M.A. in New Testament Studies from Lincoln Christian Seminary, which he received with the completion of his thesis on the Exegesis of Revelation 20.

In September 2009, Shane began his Ph.D. at the University of Edinburgh in the area of the Politics of John in the book of Revelation.  Recently, Shane published his first book entitled: Dragons, John, and Every Grain of Sand: Essays on the Book of Revelation. 

Shane and his family are now living in Joplin, MO where he is Professor of New Testament at Ozark Christian College.


Shane Wood will be on stage at:

  • Tennessee 1
  • Colorado 2
  • Missouri 1
Stacey Hall

Stacey Hall

Hey guys! I'm Stacey, and I'm really excited to hang out with you this summer at MOVE. I love it so much I haven't missed a conference in 15 years! I am a stay at home mom, photographer, special events speaker, and #1 youth sponsor for my husband who is a student minister in St. Louis. This is my third year taking the stage as an emcee for the morning show, and hopefully this year I don't accidentally hit anyone in the face with my coffee cup.


Stacey Hall will be on stage at:

  • No events scheduled yet
Steve Carter

Steve Carter

Bio Coming Soon.


Steve Carter will be on stage at:

  • Michigan 2
  • Tennessee 4
Tony Sorrentino

Tony Sorrentino

Bio Coming Soon.


Tony Sorrentino will be on stage at:

  • Tennessee 3
Trevor DeVage

Trevor DeVage

Bio Coming Soon.


Trevor DeVage will be on stage at:

  • Florida 2