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Thursday, November 16 • 9:30pm - 11:00pm

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We’ll kick off the Idea Lab on Thursday with a party, and some guidance on how youth leaders can avoid sucking at game leadership. Also, we’ll explain the plan for the Idea Lab sessions.

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John Barnard

John Barnard is a veteran youth pastor of 20+ years. He heads up a mentor development outreach ministry called Middleman Skateboard Ministries (MIDDLEMANSKATEBOARDS.COM) and lives in TX with his beautiful wife Mandi, loud kids Dylin, Levi and Evie, and fat bulldog Oscar. He likes... Read More →
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Kent Bjurstrom

Kent Bjurstrom is the pastor of student ministries at Northview Church in Carmel, Indiana. With more than 10 years of student ministry experience, his desire is to see middle school and high school students enter into life-changing relationships with Jesus Christ. Kent and his wife... Read More →
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Sara Galyon

Sara Galyon is the senior youth director for Messiah Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Madison, Alabama. She has been working with youth for 15 years and has a master’s degree in youth ministry from Memphis Theological Seminary. She’s a wife to a fellow youth minister, a mom to three... Read More →
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Rob Gillen

Rob Gillen is the High School & College Age Pastor at Christian Life Assembly in Camp Hill, PA and has served in student ministries for 10 years. He has his Masters in theological studies and he’s an Adjunct Professor at the University of Valley Forge. Rob and his wife Kara parent... Read More →
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Dan Istvanik

Dan Istvanik is a 22-year youth ministry veteran. He currently serves as a middle years pastor, working with fifth- through eighth-graders at Victory Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He’s a lead writer for Parent Ministry and Youthworker. He also contributes to Group, D6, ICMC... Read More →
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Corey Jones

Corey Jones is the lead children’s pastor of Southern Hills Christian Church in Carrollton, Georgia. In his spare time, you can find him at a local coffee shop or fighting crime in Gotham. Corey wants to encourage and equip those around him and can be found on social media at... Read More →
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Matt Larkin

Matt Larkin serves as the director of student and family ministries for the Advent Christian General Conference. In that role, he serves those involved with leading student, family, children, camp and educational ministries, and he serves as a resource to college students. He holds... Read More →
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Nick Mance

Nick Mance has served in various ministry capacities, from volunteer positions to senior pastor to youth work around the country. He has experience in running nonprofit organizations, writing curriculum, discipling, leadership training, speaking at various venues, and planning and... Read More →
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Maina Mwaura

Maina Mwaura loves to guide student leaders. He is the husband of Tiffiney and has a two-year-old daughter name Zyan. Maina, lives in the Atlanta area and is the mobilization pastor at West Ridge Church. Check out more info at MAINASPEAKS.COM
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Scott Osborne

Scott Osborne is the Student Ministries Pastor at Portage Free Methodist Church in Portage, MI.  He lives with his wonderful wife and three sons and enjoys anything that gets him in the woods.  He has been serving in ministry since college and is passionate about relationally engaging... Read More →
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Dawrell Rich

Dawrell Rich is an author, pastor and public speaker. He is also the founder of Joshua’s House—a youth and young adult leadership organization that focuses on mentoring, community service, health & wellness and education. You can connect with Dawrell at www.dawrellrich.com... Read More →
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Ryan Schmall

Ryan Schmall is the student ministries pastor at Redding First Church of the Nazarene in Northern California. He and his wife, Jeanette, have three amazing girls. Ryan is passionate about creating experiences and environments for people to encounter God in new and unique ways. You... Read More →
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Chase Snyder

Chase Snyder is the founder of ministrybubble.com and 228publishers.com and serves as a pastor, blogger, and author. He seeks encourage Jesus followers to use their gifts to seek and serve those far away from God. Check out his writing at ministrybubble.com or connect with him on... Read More →

Thursday November 16, 2017 9:30pm - 11:00pm
NW/SW Hall Cook Convention Center 255 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103

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