Crossroads Bible Church
15815 SE 37th St.
Bellevue, WA 98006
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Main Session 1
10:00 –11:00 a.m.
Breakout Session 1
11:00 – 12:00 p.m.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Main Session 2
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Breakout Session 2
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Senior Pastor, North Sound Church
Barry has been a pastor for over 40 years. He pastored a couple of churches in Canada. In 1982, he joined the pastoral team of Westgate Chapel in Washington. During the last 13 years of ministry, he served in the role of Executive Pastor where he was responsible for the oversight of 30 pastors, missionaries, and staff. He engaged with the Fellowship of Christian Assemblies, where he served on the Board of Directors. In 2003, he founded North Sound Church in Edmonds, Washington where he serves as the Senior Pastor.
Director, C.S. Lewis Institute
Brian is the Director of the C.S. Lewis Institute in Seattle and owns Strategic Retirement Partners, LLC. His financial career on Wall Street spans over 40 years and includes advisory services to company-sponsored retirement plans subject to ERISA. Most of his career was spent as a portfolio manager with Oppenheimer & Company, including risk arbitrage and reorganization strategies. Brian recently completed the Year Two Fellows Program and has served on the Advisory Board for CSLI-Seattle for the greater part of 2022. He is a volunteer mentor and regularly leads devotions for the men in recovery at Union Gospel Mission.
National Vice President of Church Strengthening, Converge
Dr. Bruce Hopler joined Converge in September of 2015. Early in his ministry he and his wife, Terri planted a multi-cultural church in Washington, DC area and grew it for 18 years. During this season he learned a lot about church plants and growing smaller churches into a mid-size church. He also learned a lot about ministering to people with diverse backgrounds and spent much time coaching other pastors and church planters. In 2012, he got his west coast and mega church experience by becoming the Spiritual Formation Pastor for The Crossing Church of Las Vegas. With Converge, Bruce has worked with pastors, churches, and regions on leadership development, creating strategic processes that align with a clear missional vision, working with Converge’s 10 regions in creating church strengthening teams, Compass which is a pastoral assessment intensive, church consulting, coaching pastors and leaders and now is leading a team to build an elder development curriculum.
National Presenter, Logos Bible Software
For 20 years, Carl pastored local churches in a variety of communities with a strong commitment to help people understand God’s Word. As a National Presenter for Faithlife, he introduces people to the premier resource for digging further into Scripture. Hd is also a biblical counselor and is completing a doctorate in biblical counseling. He and his wife, Drea, and their 6 children make their home north of Seattle.
Director of Pioneering and Development, The Navigators Church Ministry
Dennis currently coaching leaders and pastors across the country in over 40 states. He works with the Navigator Church Ministries and helps pastor Anthem Church in Portland, Oregon. Navigator church ministries presently help over 500 churches develop an intentional disciple-making culture. His experience coaching over 650 leaders and 50 coaches that led him to write and build the “COACH THE BIBLE website (CoachtheBible.com).” He developed over 9 spiritual growth topics from Lost Spiritual Leaders and Emotional Health. Each topic is connected to scriptures, stories and questions to generate discussion and learning in a one to one coaching situation.
National Director, The 6:4 Fellowship
Dennis left the senior pastorate after 54 years of pastoring to become the National Director of The 6:4 Fellowship. He continues to consult with his home church, Northlake Church in Lago Vista, Texas, as the Pastor of Kingdom Advancement and Prayer. He and Billie have been married since 1965, and have four adult children and nine grandchildren. They have a passion to help ministry couples and support the ministry of prayer in the local church through The 6:4 Fellowship.
Author and Speaker, Keith Ferrin Ministries
Keith Ferrin is a speaker and author of more than a dozen books. He has been speaking at conferences, churches, universities, and banquets for almost 30 years. His passion is helping people not just read and study the Bible, but deeply enjoy it! He uses live events, books, YouTube videos, and online courses to equip individuals and families to not just read and study the Bible, but deeply enjoy it! He is the founder of the BibleLife Community, an online community where people read, study, and discuss the Bible together. He also founded Simply Communicate, and coaches individuals and teams in improving team communication, writing, effective meetings, and public speaking.
Chief Executive Officer, 3W Medical for Women
Helen received a Master's degree in Social Work (with a focus on Administration and Public Policy) from the University of Washington, where she also earned a BA in Women's Studies. She co-founded 3W with a fellow college friend in 2012 and has since served as 3W Advisory Board Member (2012- Present), Advance Director (2015-2017), Executive Director (2017-2020), and CEO (2020- President).
Senior Vice President of International Ministries, Converge
Ivan has served as the Senior Vice President of International Ministries since 2012. With missionaries and ministry partnerships worldwide, Ivan aims to create a global-minded culture within Converge’s 1400+ churches. He is working toward mobilizing churches to see least reached and unreached people groups around the world come to Christ so generations alive today will see the fulfillment of the Great Commission. He and his wife Susan have three grown children and six grandchildren. They live in Orlando, Florida.
PNW Regional Director, The 6:4 Fellowship
Jeremiah has been in full-time pastoral ministry since 2007, serving churches in Colorado, Oregon, and currently in Washington. Since 2017, Jeremiah has worked as a Renewal Coach with Strategic Renewal and now The 6:3 Discipleship, guiding churches to develop a dynamic culture of prayer. In 2019, Jeremiah began devoting one day a week as a Regional Director for The 6:4 Fellowship. He and Kim have been married since 2002 and have the joy of raising four energetic children to follow Jesus. In their free time, the Porters love outdoor adventures – hiking, mountain biking, dirt-biking, skiing, cliff jumping, backpacking, camping, and many other adrenaline-pumping activities.
Founder and President, Alliance for Transatlantic Theological Training (AT3)
Ken was born and raised in the Chicago area. He studied at Moody Bible Institute and Wheaton College Graduate School. After working in the Chicago for 8 years as a pastor, he and his wife Emmy relocated to Southern California where he continued to pastor university students. In 2013 Ken and Emmy moved to Liverpool, England with the plan to “test the waters” for one year and see if the Lord was calling them to church planting and long-term ministry in Europe. After a year of serving at Christ Church Liverpool, the church hired Ken onto the pastoral staff and at the same time commissioned him to launch AT3. In 2020, they moved to Los Angeles to help start a church. Ken continues to lead the efforts of AT3 as President alongside his role as Lead Pastor at CCLA.
Executive Director, Free to Care
Kevin Cavanaugh has been a Pastor for 40+ years. During that time, he's given leadership to critical issues facing the church regionally and nationally. In 2018 He became the point leader in founding the One Accord movement in Canada— a movement designed to re-establish a biblical plumbline on marriage, sexuality, and gender. In March 2022, he was appointed the executive director of Free to Care. A ministry committed to supporting and strengthening Pastors, leaders, and Christ-followers committed to upholding a biblical view of marriage, gender, and sexuality.
Author, Speaker and Consultant, Strategic Mentor
Steven is a leadership and personal development expert. After serving over 40 years in church and business leadership he started Strategic Mentor LLC which is committed to train mentors in the marketplace and encourage a holistic mentoring approach for discipleship-making in the local church. His book, The 5 Conversations was published to teach a mentor’s strategy for uncommon success. He is currently coaching leaders and speakers while writing the next book, Uncommonly Successful Disciples.
Crossroads Bible Church
15815 SE 37th St.
Bellevue, WA 98006