“The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Me” from Isaiah 61.
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Main Session Speakers
Check out our lineup of 2023 speakers featuring leaders from around the world. Click on an image to learn more.
Workshop & Panel Speakers
As an avid reader, lifelong learner, and dedicated Bible teacher, Aaron is passionate about helping young people navigate the challenges of our post-Christian culture. He prioritizes the ministry of peacemaking in a divided world and finds great happiness in mentoring others on their journey with Christ.
With the heart of a pastor and the hands of an artist, Aaron brings a unique blend of spiritual passion and creativity to his work. He lives in Oklahoma with his best beloved wife Brooklynn and their son Jack, and considers his role as a husband and father to be the most rewarding ministry role he has ever had.
Susan is the author of “Life After Breath - After Her Husband Takes His Last Breath, and After She Tries to Catch Hers” (Morgan James Publishing) and has been a contributor to several other publications as well, including “Stories of Faith and Courage from Firefighters and First Responders.” Her most recent project - “Catching Your Breath,” a booklet on spousal loss with Our Daily Bread’s Discovery Series is now available at discoveryseries.org.
Susan is a member of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, and is certified in Grief, Crisis and Trauma Counseling, Grief and Loss Coaching, Master Life Coaching, Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support, Grief and Trauma Care/Military Application, Victim Response, and Basic and Family Mediation. Her speaking engagements include a keynote at the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation’s World Congress, The California State Firefighters Convention, the Honor Guard at the International Association of Firefighters Memorial, Fire Rescue International, and Firehouse World.
Susan homeschooled her three children without ever succumbing to pressure to wear Birkenstocks, and now lives with her husband whom she shamelessly manipulated into falling in love with her. He obliged by sweeping her off her feet with a large broom. They now reside in Michigan.
For more info or to connect with Susan: www.mattersoflifeandbreath.com
Bruce Zachary was raised in a Jewish home, and came to faith in Christ as Messiah over 30 years ago. He has been teaching the Bible for 30+ years. He and Karen, his lovely bride have been married since 1991, and are blessed by their sons Joshua and Jonathan. Bruce taught at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa’s School of the Bible, and is a graduate of CCCM’s School of Ministry. He has been an ordained pastor for near 30 years, and was an attorney for 25 years. In 1996 he planted Calvary Nexus in Camarillo, Ca. where he continues to serve as teaching pastor. Bruce is the author of 17 books, and has directed the Calvary Church Planting Network [CCPN] a global church planting initiative.
Krista has been involved in ministry for over 15 years. She is currently pursuing her doctorate’s degree in counseling focusing on trauma as her heart’s desire is to see the hurt healed and walking with the Lord.
Calvary Coastlands reaches Corpus Christi through radio and a coalition of local pastors keeping those with political authority accountable to the truth of God’s word. In addition, they have sent missionaries worldwide and are actively involved in prison ministry and church planting.
Rod loves education and continues to take classes to better minister to those in need. Additionally, the Carvers mentor pastor couples and have a burden for the emotional, spiritual, and marital health of those serving in ministry positions. They often travel to help train ministers and strengthen marriages through conferences and seminars.
Concerning Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery, she has a passion to advocate for the rights of the oppressed and exploited, and to “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.” Kelly is a volunteer for Riverside County’s Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force and oversees the Justice Ministry, working to help people figure out how to use their gifts, talents, and finances in fighting this battle. She also volunteers with other community organizations, including Big Brothers/Big Sisters in the Inland Empire and the Murrieta Food Pantry.
Our 2023 worship lineup. Click on any artist to read their bio.
“My hope is that through the Holy Spirit, our teams create a safe atmosphere where people express their love, adoration, thanksgiving, and praise towards the Living God with songs and prayer. I pray that this focus on God’s goodness enhances our ability to love the people we encounter on a day-to-day basis.”
Forty-five minutes of instruction followed by 45 minutes of a roundtable discussion. The “roundtable” portion of the gatherings will vary moderately and include a question & answer time or a dialogue with the facilitators and participants.
Tuesday, June 27
Counseling Techniques is a workshop dedicated to engaging and practicing effective counseling skills by introducing specific techniques and paring participants to work through scenarios.
“Ministering to the Next Generation: Doubt and Deconstruction”
Aaron Salvato & Nick Cady
Join us in exploring the art of preaching that is faithful to God and that also connects with both seasoned saints and hesitant hearts. Discover practical strategies to craft sermons that uplift and encourage believers while effectively communicating the gospel to those who have yet to embrace it. What phrases should you NEVER say in the pulpit? How can we be sure to remove unnecessary offense in order to allow the message of the gospel to be unencumbered by needlessly harsh and thoughtless rhetoric? Gain valuable insights on connecting with diverse audiences from two preachers who have planted and pastored in diverse secular cities and nations.
Wednesday, June 28
“When She Leads” Rosemary Cady and Cheryl Brodersen
What a treasure we have! Join us as Rosemary Cady interviews Cheryl Brodersen. With over 40 years of ministry experience, Cheryl has some incredible wisdom to share. In addition, with the recent release of the Jesus Revolution movie, we all have many questions and want to hear more of her story. In the second half of this workshop, the When She Leads team will join Cheryl on stage for a live Q&A panel. You won’t want to miss this!
“What If I Run into a Demon” Gerry Breshears
The demonic realm fascinates many people – and they are getting involved with demons. Knowing the types and limits of satanic stratagems against Christians and the church is essential in our increasingly pagan society. We will explore practical methodologies to help people find freedom from spiritual bondage.
“Church Planting with CGN” Nick Cady, Bruce Zachary, and Brian Kelly
“Bridging the Gap Between Creatives and Lead Pastors” Adam Dobbs, Shay Carlucci, and Noah Beumer
Creatives and Pastors are invited to join us for this workshop discussion on how to bridge the relational gap between the Pastoral team and your Creatives. In this workshop, we will be discussing the importance of unity, friendship, and the value of this partnership for the Gospel of Jesus.
Calvary Global Network – CGN
CGN is a family of churches working together to proclaim the Gospel, make disciples, and plant churches.
We work collaboratively for Gospel-centered renewal, providing leaders with relationships and resourcing as we follow the way of Jesus. We’re committed to being a part of something bigger than just one church. We’re a family consisting of churches and ministries across national and denominational borders.
Together, we strive for the renewal of all things through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe the best way to do this is through providing relationships that will help disciples of Christ serve together and resources that will help disciples serve well.
Our mission is rooted in the core Great Commission emphases, which are the chief ways the church participates in the Missio Dei (mission of God). These emphases are: Proclaim the Gospel, Make Disciples, Plant Churches.
We work together for Gospel-centered renewal, providing leaders with relationships and resourcing as we follow the way of Jesus.
Want to know more? A great place to start is the CGN Mission and Methods Podcast.