After serving as a children's pastor for over 10 years, Josh transitioned all his vocational energies toward KidMin Science. Josh is a seasoned educator with BA in Chemistry Education, a MA in Effective Instruction, and earned National Board Certification in Young Adult and Adolescent Science. As a former High School chemistry teacher, Josh melded his love for Science and Christ, creating “The Amazing Chemistry Show”, a traveling gospel-centered stage show with fire, explosions and foam. Carrying this Ministry of Chemistry even further, Josh created three “Science VBS” curricula. kidminscience.com
Melissa J. MacDonald
Passionate about the church Melissa J. MacDonald travels extensively speaking, training, coaching, and consulting. She’s the author of Missing: An Urgent Call for the Church to Rescue Kids. Her next book will release in 2019. She currently serves as the national Children’s Disciplemaking Specialist for the Christian and Missionary Alliance. With humor and a unique perspective Melissa boldly calls the church to be The Church everywhere she goes. She and her new husband, Luis, make their home in Iowa. Melissa has been to over 30 countries and seeks out the best ethnic food in every city she visits. melissajmacdonald.com
Dr. Ron Hunter
Dr. Ron Hunter has authored or helped author three books, The DNA of D6: Building Blocks of Generational Discipleship, Youth Ministry in the 21stCentury – 5 Views, andToy Box Leadership. Ron Hunter Jr. is the CEO of Randall House (publisher of D6 Curriculum), D6 is short for Deuteronomy 6 as he is the cofounder and Director of the D6 Conference, but his favorite titles are Husband and Father.
Graduate of UC Berkeley and Talbot School of Theology, Gloria has been in vocational ministry to children, students, and families for over 20 years. She has been a contributor to Children’s Ministry Magazine, International Sports Ministry curriculum, multiple blogs, and few ministry books out there. She’s currently on staff at Menlo Church in Northern California. group.com
Byron is in his 36th year serving the Lord's church through his ministry at David C Cook. He’s a networker and loves gathering likeminded leaders together in conversations. He loves his hometown.... Chicago! davidccook.org
Jessica has been leading children’s ministry for 18 years. Six of which were spent overseeing standards, systems, staffing and atmosphere for the children’s ministry of Elevation Church. She has overseen the launch of twenty locations, and is considered a specialist in kidmin multisite. Jessica currently oversees the Family Ministry Services Division of Generis, an organization dedicated to helping churches see their mission accomplished. Jessica is a mother of four, published author and host of the Women’s Leadership Workshop podcast. She is married to Frank, the CEO of Phase Family Centers and Executive Director of Leadership Development at Orange.
As the warehouse manager for the World Vision Storehouse in Fife, Washington, Aundre oversees distribution of corporate donations to people in need, both domestically and abroad. Prior to this position, he served as a supervisor, team lead, and supply chain coordinator for the Storehouse in Dallas, where he helped oversee efforts to provide relief to hurricane survivors. Aundre attended Criswell College and has studied expository preaching at the Southern Bible Institute.
David is the husband of Teresa, father to Tera, Tayla, and Tana (not a great naming strategy); and “gandaddy” to Trevor, Samuel, Kimber, and #4 on the way. Drawing from over 24 years in pastoral ministry David helps churches and families with practical solutions for discipleship. David currently serves as the Director of Customer Service and Sales at Randall House Publications in Nashville, TN.
Storyteller. Entertainer. Communicator. Professional Goobernugget. The comedy of Keith Coast uses a blend of illusions, balloons, and dangerous things. The intent of his show is to have fun, encourage, and make people laugh 'till it hurts! His family-style humor reaches a broad spectrum of ages, from the grandkids to the grandparents. So if you're looking for an experienced, clean comic to entertain your crowd, this is your guy! keithcoast.com
Josh is a husband who married way on up, Hannah & Ryman's dad, Family Pastor, speaker, & songwriter who loves Jesus, good music, the outdoors, sports, & people. Having served in full time ministry for over 15 years, he has become a very creative voice in the family ministry movement. His creativity and passion for ministry is very evident and contagious.
David and Teesha Laflin
David and Teesha Laflin are illusionists who specialize in church outreach and family events. They create creative teaching resources and both perform and consult for churches. davidandteesha.com
Lena has been leading in children and family ministry for 15 years. She and her husband, Josh Wooten minister together at a church in Nashville Tn. Mother of two incredible children. Lena is also the Director of marketing for D6 Family. Lena has an absolute heart and passion for family ministry.
David is the founder and President of Mooblio, a dynamic new organization devoted to developing resources for children’s ministries. He’s also the creator of the GO! curriculum. His passion is for resourcing and training people to plant the Word of God in the hearts of children. mooblio.org
Jana Alayra has an extensive line of catchy, well-produced, Biblical Christian music and visual resources, now enjoyed by kids, families, churches and groups around the world. Jana's music and accompanying motions are catchy, easy to learn and engaging for kids of all ages AND adults!