In a post-COVID-19 world, everything is changing rapidly. Digital awareness has moved to the forefront of organizations’ priorities, and everyone is racing to keep up.

But don’t worry, you’re not alone! Other ministries are working day and night to reach their audience digitally, whether it’s through Zoom meetings, social media, or website personalization. And we want to help.

Join us on June 17th and 18th for the 2020 Digital Ministry Conference to hear how different ministries have responded to the COVID-19 crisis, moved into the digital space, and created value for their partners that they never imagined possible.

Sessions

Day 1: June 17

Session 1

5 Marks of a Healthy Digital Mindset

With orders to shelter in place, and to keep social distancing, the way we work has changed. Digital has moved to the forefront in terms of the way we serve our constituents, communicate with donors and even engage volunteers. Does your nonprofit have a healthy digital mindset? If you need to pivot and build a new strategy to keep driving impact through digital, then you’ll want to join us for this free webinar to learn the 5 marks of a healthy digital mindset.

Speaker: Chad Williams

Session 2

Digital First Ministry

While most of us have been scrambling to find the right balance between physical, terrestrial and digital in our ministries, these heavy hitters have been all in on digital from the start. This panel discussion will dive deep into the pros and cons of a digital first ministry as well answer your burning questions about how you can use digital mediums to be more effective in your ministry.

Panel: Brian Mosley, Shea Houdmann, Jim Milligan, Scott Anderson

Session 3 (BREAKOUT)

Financial Stewardship in a Time of Crisis

The current pandemic has hit the economy hard, and ministries are no exception. In these times of uncertainty it’s more important than ever to keep an eye on your finances. This panel of experts will share their best advice, to remain fiscally responsible while still moving your ministry forward.

Panel: Janine Nelson, Rob West, Jake Lapp

Session 3 (BREAKOUT)

Digital Fundraising Post-COVID-19

For many years there has been a divide in the way we do fundraising online vs. offline. Development departments spend significant time in getting to know their donors, building relationships and offering a personalized approach, while online donors have received a one size fits all experience. Technology is more capable than anytime in history to bridge the gap between your online and offline efforts. More importantly it scales so that every donor can be treated like a major donor. Learn why and how you should be taking a modern approach to digital fundraising.

Panel: Gabe Cooper, Brad Davies, Stephen Boudreau

Session 3 (BREAKOUT)

Bridging the Gap Between Broadcast & Digital

The lines continue to blur between broadcast and digital. Between podcasts, online radio, video and more, broadcast ministries can no longer silo the two channels. We’ve assembled some experts from agencies, radio stations and digital who are paving the way to bring the two together and provide one unified experience across all channels.

Panel: Catherine Robertson, Jack Hibbard, Carl Bliss, Gordon Marcy

Session 4

Digital Advertising Trends (TEQ Talk)

As we see restrictions start to loosen in some states and prepare to move our ministries from survival mode back to growth mode it’s time to look at the latest trends. We’ve assembled a panel of experts both those who sell ads and those who buy ads on behalf of ministries. Each expert will share their top trend from the past few months and well as their top tip for driving results with ads in the near future, followed by some Q&A time.

Panel: Doug Weiss, Ben Martin, Josh Kashorek

Day 2: June 18

Session 5

Social Justice and Diversity in the Digital Age

“Many Parts. One Body.” That is our conference theme. What better way to express this than to have a conversation around justice and diversity? Our goal with this session is not to point fingers or draw political lines but to continue the conversation and understanding of this multi-faceted issue. Our desire is to provide thinking and framework for ministry leaders to be asking and answering the question, “How can my ministry have a positive impact on social justice and diversity from a biblical perspective?"

Panel: Stephen Love, Bryndan Loritts, Chad Williams

Session 7 (BREAKOUT)

Ministry at the Speed of Digital (Case Study)

Over the past few months everything has changed. There is no ministry that hasn’t had to adjust or revisit their mindset. Digital offers the opportunity to test, learn and make changes quickly and with limited resources. In this case study session we’ll hear how some ministries responded to the COVID-19 outbreak, and were able to make big changes with only a few days' notice. Tune in while they share the lessons learned from doing ministry at the speed of digital.

Panel: Erin Davis, Hugh Duncan, Bryan VanHaitsma, Ian Banks

Session 7 (BREAKOUT)

Living With Big Tech Companies

We’ve seen how a virus can turn our worlds upside down, but that is not the only threat to the way we do ministry. As the internet is increasingly dominated by a small number of big tech companies, these panelists have been asking, “What happens when we are no longer welcomed by these companies?” Join this panel as we talk about disaster planning when we’ve become reliant on powerful companies.

Panel: Craig Parshall, Greg Outlaw, Greg Gudorf, Rod Roth, Jeremy Self

Session 7 (BREAKOUT)

Personalization at Scale (Case Studies)

We’ve come to expect a personalized experience throughout every aspect of our daily lives. With personalized recommendations for shopping, music and more. For many ministries bringing a personalized experience to their website feels out of reach. In these case studies, you’ll find that it’s not much more achievable than you thought, but it is no longer optional.

Panel: Paul De Windt, Bobby Lewis, Andrew Hess, Sam Rinearson, Andy O'Neil, Josh Kashorek

Session 8

From Physical to Digital & Back

Many ministries provide services in physical locations and can’t forgo the in person connections. If you fall into that category you’ve probably seen the biggest disruption of anyone. In this panel discussion you’ll hear from others in your situation, while they share their experience going from physical first ministries, to relying on digital and what they think the future will look like as they are able to get back to “normal.”

Panel: Cindy Hopkins, Andrew York, Rachel Slininger

Speakers

Craig Parshall

Attorney

Craig is a constitutional attorney serving as Special Counsel to the American Center for Law &…

Bryndan Loritts

Pastor for Preaching & Care, Shadow Hills Baptist Church

Bryndan is the son of Dr. Crawford and Karen Loritts. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute a…

Kenny Jahng

Chief Innovation Officer, ChurchCommunications.com

Kenny is the chief innovation officer at ChurchCommunications.com, a community with over 26,000 m…

Adriel Sanchez

Pastor, North Park Presbyterian Church

Adriel is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in …

Tami Heim

President and CEO, Christian Leadership Alliance

Tami has been the president and CEO of Christian Leadership Alliance, headquartered in San Clemen…

Erin Davis

Content Manager, Revive Our Hearts

Erin is a writer and teacher passionately committed to getting women of all ages to the deep well…

Brad Davies

Vice President, Salem Cultivate

Brad is the Vice President Salem Cultivate, which delivers the largest Christian audience online …

Gabe Cooper

Founder and CEO, Virtuous Software

Gabe is the founder and CEO of Virtuous Software, the responsive CRM and fundraising platform tha…

Stephen Boudreau

Co-Founder, RaiseDonors

Stephen is Co-Founder of RaiseDonors — a platform that provides nonprofits with technology and ex…

Greg Outlaw

Co-Founder, AllAboutGod.com

Greg co-founded AllAboutGOD.com in 2002. It has become the most cost-effective online evangelisti…

Catherine Robertson

President, Eaglecom Marketing

Catherine’s 45+ year career has included leading advertising agencies across Canada and the USA, …

Jack Hibbard

President, The Hibbard Group

Jack is the President of The Hibbard Group, an agency he founded in 2009, out of his passion to s…

Gordon Marcy

President, Glorystone Podcasts

For twenty years, Gordon has served as General Manager for Salem Media Group, overseeing ten stat…

Shea Houdmann

Founder and CEO, Got Questions Ministries

Shea is the founder and CEO of Got Questions Ministries. Launched in February of 2002, www.GotQue…

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Paul De Windt

IT Manager, Family Research Council

Paul is an IT Manager who has worked at Family Research Council for 25 years. His primary role is…

Bobby Lewis

Executive Vice President, Love Worth Finding Ministries with Adrian Rogers

Bobby Lewis currently serves as Executive Vice President at Love Worth Finding Ministries with Ad…

Janine Nelson

Vice President of Marketing & Development, Revive Our Hearts

Janine has given her entire career to media ministry and is now excited to be contributing to the…

Carl Bliss

Director of Digital Media, Northwestern Media

Carl is the Director of Digital Media at Northwestern Media in Saint Paul, MN. His team supports …

Doug Weiss

Digital Media Manager, Giving Company

For the past 25 years, Doug has helped ministries and non-profits increase their reach and impact…

Bryan VanHaitsma

Digital Media Director, Revive Our Hearts

For nearly two decades, Bryan has served at the intersection of digital communications and Kingdo…

Andrew Hess

Editor, Core Christianity
Director of Content, White Horse Inn

Andrew is the director of content at the White Horse Inn and editor of corechristianity.com. He f…

Brian Mosley

President, RightNow Media

Brian serves as the President of RightNow Media. His passion is to help people live out their fai…

Stephen Love

Church Planter, Gospel City Church

Stephen serves as Church Planter Pastor at Gospel City Church in Granger, IN and will be the plan…

Sam Rinearson

Marketing Manager, Bott Radio Network

Sam leads the Marketing team for Bott Radio Network, a talk-formatted Christian radio network wit…

Rod Roth

Managing Partner, CooperRidge Companies
Co-Founder, Enok Collective

Rod started in tech in 1996. For the last 24 years, he has focused on business transformation - h…

Andy O’Neil

Digital Media Manager, Bott Radio Network

Andy O’Neil has served as the Digital Media Manager for Bott Radio Network, on a freelance basis,…

Cindy Hopkins

Vice President of Center Services & Client Care, Care Net

Cindy Hopkins serves as Vice President of Center Services & Client Care at Care Net, an organ…

Andrew York

Corporate Communications Manager, Child Evangelism Fellowship

Andrew is the Corporate Communications Manager for Child Evangelism Fellowship. He has been worki…

Jake Lapp

Compliance Team Lead, ECFA

Jake Lapp is a compliance team lead with ECFA. He serves ECFA by working with both new and renewi…

Rob West

President, Kingdom Advisors
Host, MoneyWise

Rob is the President of Kingdom Advisors, a professional association promoting the integration of…

Greg Gudorf

Founder, The Gudorf Group

A proven team leader and serial intrapreneur with 30 years of experience in the technology and co…

Jim Milligan

Co-Founder & CEO, Blue Letter Bible

Jim’s career began in accounting and financial management at the executive level, during which ti…

Hugh Duncan

Revive Our Hearts,
Director of Audio, Video and Content

Hugh received a tape recorder around age seven and has loved media production ever since. He work…

Malachi O'Brien

Pastor

Malachi serves as a local church pastor. God’s call on his life is primarily to prayer and reviva…

Chad Williams

Chief Executive Officer, Five Q

Since founding Five Q in 2004, Chad has led the Five Q team to serve organizations such as Revive…

Scott Anderson

Vice President of Partnerships, Five Q

For twenty-five years Scott enjoyed helping to build and share the Southwest Airlines story. Whil…

Josh Kashorek

Marketing Director, Five Q

Josh Kashorek is the Digital Growth Strategist at Journity. His superpower is the ability to conv…

Nathan Ho

Senior PHP Software Developer / Systems Lead / Support Lead, Five Q

Nathan serves as the Sr. PHP Software Developer / Systems Lead / Support Lead, taking care of the…

Ian Banks

PHP Software Developer, Five Q

Ian has spent more than 10 years serving ministries having worked both in non profit and agency s…

Ben Martin

Digital Growth Strategist, Five Q

Ben enjoys working with words and helping people express themselves clearly. A lifelong fascinati…

Rachel Slininger

Customer Experience Manager, Five Q

During Rachel’s tenure in product marketing, she was responsible for successfully launching a go-…

Jeremy Self

Senior Software Developer, Five Q

Jeremy serves at Five Q as the primary software architect for Journity, a backend Django develope…

Josh Heyer

UX and Graphic Designer, Five Q

With 19 years of front-end and back-end development experience, Josh has a unique understanding o…

Schedule

Wed June 17

Opening & Devotional Time10:00 am
Session 110:30 am
5 Marks of a Healthy Digital Mindset
Session 211:00 am
Digital First Ministry
Session 3 (BREAKOUTS)11:40 am
Financial Stewardship in a Time of Crisis Digital Fundraising Post-COVID-19 Bridging the Gap Between Broadcast & Digital
Session 412:30 pm
Digital Advertising Trends (TEQ Talk)
Conference Close2:00 pm

Thu June 18

Opening & Devotional Time10:00 am
Session 510:30 am
Social Justice and Diversity in the Digital Age
Session 6 (TEQ-TALKS)11:20 am
Survival of the Swiftest. Ministry in 2020 The Perfect CMS 5 Ways Affinity beats Adobe
Session 7 (BREAKOUTS)12:25 pm
Ministry at the Speed of Digital (Case Study) Living With Big Tech Companies Personalization at Scale (Case Studies)
Session 81:15 pm
From Physical to Digital & Back
Conference Close2:00 pm
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Craig Parshall

Attorney

Craig is a constitutional attorney serving as Special Counsel to the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ). He founded the John Milton Project for Digital Free Speech during his tenure as the General Counsel for National Religious Broadcasters. Craig has represented clients before the U.S. Supreme Court, most of the U.S. Courts of Appeal, and several state supreme courts. He has testified before congressional committees on constitutional rights and before the F.C.C. on communication and media issues. Craig consults on free speech issues that arise on “Big Tech” information platforms, and writes and speaks widely on that subject.

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Bryndan Loritts

Pastor for Preaching & Care, Shadow Hills Baptist Church

Bryndan is the son of Dr. Crawford and Karen Loritts. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute as well as Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has served as a youth pastor on the south side of Chicago, pastored a church in the south suburbs of Chicago, as well as planted a church in Nashville, TN where he served for 8 years. Recently the Lord called Bryndan and his family to join Shadow Hills Baptist Church in Las Vegas, NV. He currently is serving as Pastor for preaching and care. Bryndan and his lovely wife Lucretia have three daughters: LeiLani, Bryana and Sinaiya. One thing Bryndan is about is serving the purposes of God in his moment in history.

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Kenny Jahng

Chief Innovation Officer, ChurchCommunications.com

Kenny is the chief innovation officer at ChurchCommunications.com, a community with over 26,000 members in their private Facebook Group. He is founder of ChurchButler.com, a social media content subscription service for churches. Previously, has served as Church Online Pastor at Liquid Church in NJ gathering attendees from over 90 countries worldwide. He also leads a digital agency, Big Click Syndicate, helping mission-driven organizations create content with the purpose to gain traction with the right audiences online. Clients include organizations such as American Bible Society, Biblica, California Baptist University, Princeton Theological Seminary, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, and the United Methodist Church denomination. Kenny earned his Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary; MBA from Columbia Business School; and B.A. from Duke University.

Connect with him at @kennyjahng or catch his #DailyKJTV vlog on LinkedIn natively.

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Adriel Sanchez

Pastor, North Park Presbyterian Church

Adriel is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as a host on the Core Christianity radio program. He and his wife Ysabel live in San Diego with their four children.

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Tami Heim

President and CEO, Christian Leadership Alliance

Tami has been the president and CEO of Christian Leadership Alliance, headquartered in San Clemente, CA, since January 2012. Her professional career includes executive leadership experience in the technology, marketing, publishing and retail industries.

She has served as a partner in The A Group – Brand Development, executive vice president and chief publishing officer for Thomas Nelson Publishers, and as the president of Borders, Inc. After graduating from Purdue, she spent 16 years in leadership roles for Federated Department Stores.

Tami always welcomes the opportunity to share more about Christian Leadership Alliance and the leaders it serves.

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Erin Davis

Content Manager, Revive Our Hearts

Erin is a writer and teacher passionately committed to getting women of all ages to the deep well of God's Word. She is the author of more than a dozen books and Bible studies, including Connected, Beyond Bath Time, and 7 Feasts. Erin serves as Content Manager for Revive Our Hearts and hosts the Women of the Bible podcast and GROUNDED videocast. When she’s not writing, you can find Erin chasing chickens and children on her small farm in the Midwest.

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Brad Davies

Vice President, Salem Cultivate

Brad is the Vice President Salem Cultivate, which delivers the largest Christian audience online with sophisticated fundraising practices to deliver new donors and revenue for kingdom-focused organizations. Previously Brad was the Fundraiser in Chief of Hatch Fundraising. He was the project director of the Online Fundraising Scorecard which looked at the fundraising practices of over 400 national nonprofits and developed the Digital Fundraising Academy to equip fundraisers in this new digital age. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife Katy, loves the art of pour-over coffee, and is frequently found chasing his daughter around while carrying his son as he smokes meat on his back patio.

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Gabe Cooper

Founder and CEO, Virtuous Software

Gabe is the founder and CEO of Virtuous Software, the responsive CRM and fundraising platform that helps your nonprofit easily create personalized donor experiences at scale that build lasting relationships with all their donors. After serving in a leadership role at a large nonprofit in the early 2000's, Gabe went on to help build a series of successful products in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors including multiple Apple award winning mobile apps. His drive stems from a passion to create market-defining software and help charities reimagine generosity. He frequently writes and speaks about empowering nonprofits to grow generosity through technology.

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Stephen Boudreau

Co-Founder, RaiseDonors

Stephen is Co-Founder of RaiseDonors — a platform that provides nonprofits with technology and experiences that remove barriers to successful online fundraising. At RaiseDonors, his focus is on creating software that is both as simple and flexible as possible; software that empowers nonprofits and helps maximize the good they do in the world. Away from the office, he is an avid (but aging) soccer player, audio book enthusiast, and unabashed family man.

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Greg Outlaw

Co-Founder, AllAboutGod.com

Greg co-founded AllAboutGOD.com in 2002. It has become the most cost-effective online evangelistic outreach in the world. Historically, at least 1 person has indicated a decision for Jesus, and the Gospel has been presented over 100 times, for every $1 they spent. Greg has been a practitioner SEO expert since 1995, and has spoken at NRB, CLA, Internet Evangelism Coalition, and Liberty University. Greg has consulted for Compassion.com, FocusOnTheFamily.com, Biblica.com, GotQuestions.org and many others.

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Catherine Robertson

President, Eaglecom Marketing

Catherine’s 45+ year career has included leading advertising agencies across Canada and the USA, and designing communication plans based on her research of people and media.

In 1996, Catherine brought together her love for media, ministry and marketing, and founded Eaglecom Marketing. As a team of 12 dedicated professionals, Eaglecom specializes in media planning and buying with the goal to reach the right people, in the right way, at the right time, with the right message.

Catherine is married, has four adult children and 4 grandchildren, so far! With a love for words, Catherine also does her best to follow insightful authors and learn from their experiences.

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Jack Hibbard

President, The Hibbard Group

Jack is the President of The Hibbard Group, an agency he founded in 2009, out of his passion to strengthen ministries through media. He has over 4 decades of experience in radio, television and media. He previously served as President of Walter Bennett Communications and General Manager of WCHR, Trenton, NJ.

He is currently Vice-Chairman of the National Religious Broadcaster’s Executive Committee. He and his wife Erin married in 1983. They have two married sons, and earlier this year became first-time grandparents.

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Gordon Marcy

President, Glorystone Podcasts

For twenty years, Gordon has served as General Manager for Salem Media Group, overseeing ten stations in five markets, and specializing in turnaround strategies and growth management. Gordon founded Capstone eMedia Group LLC, software-as-a-service startup, in 2011 to develop a platform to help radio stations aggregate and deliver on-demand audio and video. At NRB 2020, he previewed Glorystone Podcasts, a new streaming service web app that is kind of like Spotify or Apple Podcasts for websites. The mobile-friendly podcast player allows any organization to start their own podcast network and curate on-demand programming that is on a par with live on-the-air programming.

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Shea Houdmann

Founder and CEO, Got Questions Ministries

Shea is the founder and CEO of Got Questions Ministries. Launched in February of 2002, www.GotQuestions.org has become one of the most frequently visited Christian websites in the world. GotQuestions.org has been a Digital First ministry since its inception, enabling Shea to be thoroughly familiar with the ins and outs, pros and cons, strengths and weaknesses of doing ministry in the digital age. In addition to technology, Shea loves the outdoors, traveling, theology, German Shepherds, Marvel movies, and his wife MeLissa (not in that order).

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Paul De Windt

IT Manager, Family Research Council

Paul is an IT Manager who has worked at Family Research Council for 25 years. His primary role is managing FRC’s donor management database, and he is also responsible for digital fundraising. He implemented a system in FRC’s Oracle database to send bulk emails, and helped implement www.frc.org, including online giving pages. In his personal life, Paul leads a boy’s club at his church, and leads the high school youth group. He is an advocate for Five Q’s Journity application, which is embedded within www.frc.org to track site visitors, record their content affiliation, and put waypoints in front of them to take action or donate.

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Bobby Lewis

Executive Vice President, Love Worth Finding Ministries with Adrian Rogers

Bobby Lewis currently serves as Executive Vice President at Love Worth Finding Ministries with Adrian Rogers based in Memphis, TN. Prior to LWF, he worked in highly diverse environments including for-profit, non-profit, direct, franchise, small, and large organizations. Bobby has navigated these challenges through strategic leadership, innovation, and successful team-building with business, technology, service, ministry, and creative teams. As a complement to 30+ years of excellence in broadcast media (radio/television), Love Worth Finding is now on an exciting, strategic journey to extend hope, encouragement, and life-changing truth to the world through more personalized digital channels, especially during the current pandemic.

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Janine Nelson

Vice President of Marketing & Development, Revive Our Hearts

Janine has given her entire career to media ministry and is now excited to be contributing to the work of Revive Our Hearts as the VP of Marketing and Development. She is passionate about ministry work and finds joy knowing that her contribution brings about life-impacting and eternal change. Janine and her husband Bryin have recently returned to their home state of Michigan and are happily establishing their empty nest. Their son Derek lives in Wisconsin with his wife Kayleigh, and daughter Tori lives in Grand Rapids.

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Carl Bliss

Director of Digital Media, Northwestern Media

Carl is the Director of Digital Media at Northwestern Media in Saint Paul, MN. His team supports a network of radio stations in 12 markets. He holds a Masters in Organizational Leadership from the University of Northwestern, and recently learned how to ride a motorcycle. He and his wife Katie are raising 3 daughters and enjoy running long distances on trails.

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Doug Weiss

Digital Media Manager, Giving Company

For the past 25 years, Doug has helped ministries and non-profits increase their reach and impact around the world. He currently is the Digital Media Manager for Giving Company, leading their digital marketing. In his previous roles with Cru, Jesus Film Project, Christian Cinema and National Bible Bee, Doug helped grow their digital presence online. He recently launched a website and upcoming podcast to equip ministries with resources, training and insights at ministrymarcom.com.

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Bryan VanHaitsma

Digital Media Director, Revive Our Hearts

For nearly two decades, Bryan has served at the intersection of digital communications and Kingdom-based ministry. He believes the digital tools available today offer this generation unprecedented possibilities in spreading the Gospel. Currently Bryan serves as the Digital Media Director for Revive Our Hearts, a media outreach for women, featuring the teaching of Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth. Bryan and his wife Erika have been married since 2005. They live in West Michigan and have five children.

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Andrew Hess

Editor, Core Christianity
Director of Content, White Horse Inn

Andrew is the director of content at the White Horse Inn and editor of corechristianity.com. He formerly served as the editor of churchleaders.com. His writing has been featured on The Gospel Coalition and Focus on the Family. He lives in San Diego with his wife, Jen, and they recently welcomed their first child.

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Brian Mosley

President, RightNow Media

Brian serves as the President of RightNow Media. His passion is to help people live out their faith in neighborhoods, offices, schools, and homes around the world. The team at RightNow Media serves over 20,000 churches and organizations globally, representing millions of people, with streaming video content that inspires people to action. Brian graduated from Baylor University and then married his high school sweetheart, Julie. They have four kids, Abby, Grant, Ashley, and Tristan. They worship and serve at Allen Bible Church where Brian is also an elder.

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Stephen Love

Church Planter, Gospel City Church

Stephen serves as Church Planter Pastor at Gospel City Church in Granger, IN and will be the planting pastor of Redemption City Church in South Bend, IN in September of 2020.

Stephen is the proud husband of Mandy Love. They have been married since 2010 and have 4 children: Stephen Jr. (b.2012), Elias (b. 2014), Jade (b. 2015), and Simeon (b. 2017).

Stephen received a B.A. in Pastoral Studies from Moody Bible Institute, an M.A. in Theological Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary, and a Master’s Certificate in History from the University of Oxford, England.

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Sam Rinearson

Marketing Manager, Bott Radio Network

Sam leads the Marketing team for Bott Radio Network, a talk-formatted Christian radio network with 120 signals nationwide. The Marketing team is responsible for ensuring ministry partners receive the best possible support, for expanding the listener base and supporting sales teams across the country. He’s served at BRN for nearly eight years in various capacities. Sam has his bachelor’s in Marketing from Kansas State University and resides in Lenexa, Kansas. He and his wife, Anne, are expecting their fourth child this summer. In what little free time he has, he enjoys cycling or hiking with his wife.

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Rod Roth

Managing Partner, CooperRidge Companies
Co-Founder, Enok Collective

Rod started in tech in 1996. For the last 24 years, he has focused on business transformation - helping mid-market and Fortune 500 clients adopt next generation technology and build digital solutions that work.

He is a proven leader - experienced with start-ups, solution integrators, custom software development, cloud providers, and social network platforms - providing insight, creativity, and results. He possesses domain knowledge around technology trends and the uncertainty organizations face in today's marketplace.

Rod is passionate about understanding markets and building products that fit -– aligning design and development to business objects and delivering tech products users want, love and trust.

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Andy O’Neil

Digital Media Manager, Bott Radio Network

Andy O’Neil has served as the Digital Media Manager for Bott Radio Network, on a freelance basis, since 2016. He works with the BRN team to develop landing pages and micro-sites, and run Journity or Facebook ad campaigns. Andy is the lead architect for BRN's cross-departmental database and Intranet infrastructure. Andy loves to automate repetitive tasks to free up valuable time for the BRN team. When Andy’s not wandering the trails of Kansas City on his recumbent trike, he can be found spending time with his wife and 4 children.

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Cindy Hopkins

Vice President of Center Services & Client Care, Care Net

Cindy Hopkins serves as Vice President of Center Services & Client Care at Care Net, an organization offering compassion, hope, and help to women and men faced with difficult pregnancy decisions. Cindy provides leadership to a network of more than 1,100 pregnancy centers across North America. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Weber State University and a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Regent University. Cindy was the 2020 recipient of the Alumni Hall of Distinction Award from Regent University’s School of Business & Leadership. Cindy loves to read, play Scrabble, and take long walks with her delightful grandkids, Milo and Emmy.

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Andrew York

Corporate Communications Manager, Child Evangelism Fellowship

Andrew is the Corporate Communications Manager for Child Evangelism Fellowship. He has been working in this capacity since Fall of 2016. Prior to this Andrew was the Information Technology Manager at CEF. With the help and direction from Five Q and other key ministry partners Andrew has worked diligently to make Child Evangelism Fellowship known to the Christian community around the world.

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Jake Lapp

Compliance Team Lead, ECFA

Jake Lapp is a compliance team lead with ECFA. He serves ECFA by working with both new and renewing members as they strive to maintain high standards of financial integrity through ECFA membership. Jake has served with ECFA since March 2019. Prior to that, Jake worked in public accounting and also spent seven years in denominational leadership. Jake has a passion to serve ministries as we all work together to fulfill the great commission.

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Rob West

President, Kingdom Advisors
Host, MoneyWise

Rob is the President of Kingdom Advisors, a professional association promoting the integration of a biblical worldview into financial practices. Rob serves as primary spokesperson for the organization along with giving leadership to organizational strategy and content. Rob has dedicated his professional career to working at the intersection of faith and finance, having led a successful faith-based financial services firm, serving as the host of several radio programs on a biblical approach to finance, and speaking frequently on matters of faith and finance. He is also the host of the nationally syndicated radio programs, MoneyWise Live, MoneyWise, and MoneyWise Minute. Rob and his wife, Julie, live in Roswell, GA with their four children.

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Greg Gudorf

Founder, The Gudorf Group

A proven team leader and serial intrapreneur with 30 years of experience in the technology and consumer electronics fields with an emphasis on the convergence of cable, satellite, and Internet video and services with new hardware products and business models.

Skilled at bridging the gaps between technology and market needs while building multi-cultural teams and business strategies that deliver results.

An inventor of record on 23 issued USA technology patents, co-author of two books, and a licensed, private airplane pilot.

Specialties: Consumer Electronics, CE, Cable, Satellite, Internet, Streaming Video, Product Marketing, Business Development, Sales, Strategy Development and Strategic Planning, New Business Development, HDTV, Product Line Strategy, Worldwide Sales

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Jim Milligan

Co-Founder & CEO, Blue Letter Bible

Jim’s career began in accounting and financial management at the executive level, during which time he earned his CPA license and an MBA from Pepperdine University. However, it was his love for God’s Word and God’s people that directed Jim to accept the call to full-time ministry in 1996. In this role, Jim has witnessed God’s hand over the Blue Letter Bible from its grassroots development to a base of twenty-million users each year. Jim is married with three children, and also serves as a pastor/elder at Reverence Bible Church in Mission Viejo, CA.

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Hugh Duncan

Revive Our Hearts,
Director of Audio, Video and Content

Hugh received a tape recorder around age seven and has loved media production ever since. He worked for ten years at FamilyLife, helping launch several radio programs and podcasts. Hugh currently serves as Director of Audio and Video for Revive Our Hearts. On a typical day he could be writing a script for a podcast or adding music to a video. He lives in Saint Joseph, Michigan, with his wife, Renae, and two daughters.

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Malachi O'Brien

Pastor

Malachi serves as a local church pastor. God’s call on his life is primarily to prayer and revival. He is a former Second Vice President of the Southern Baptist Convention. He has a Doctorate in Digital Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also runs a social media agency- MalachiMediaGroup and is a StoryBrand Certified Guide.

Malachi and his wife Rachel have four children, and live near Kansas City, Missouri.

Random Factoids: Malachi is passionate about Gary Vee, StoryBrand, K-Swiss shoes, and Politics

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Chad Williams

Chief Executive Officer, Five Q

Since founding Five Q in 2004, Chad has led the Five Q team to serve organizations such as Revive Our Hearts, Joni and Friends, Answers in Genesis, Voice of the Martyrs and many others. Chad shares his insight and experience through speaking engagements such as the National Religious Broadcasters conference, the Christian Leadership Alliance conference, GospelCon and the Biola Digital Conference. When Chad isn’t leading his team, you might find him rolling on the floor with one or more of his seven kids, reading and pondering God’s word, or rooting for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He and his wife reside in Atlantic with their seven children.

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Scott Anderson

Vice President of Partnerships, Five Q

For twenty-five years Scott enjoyed helping to build and share the Southwest Airlines story. While he was with Southwest Airlines, Scott held a variety of sales and marketing roles with responsibilities including corporate and government sales; media, community, and government relations; sports marketing, and integrated promotions.

He transitioned to Seed Company’s mission of Bible translation, life transformation, and global partnerships. Scott’s senior executive role provided leadership with advancement, marketing, and communications.

Scott loves spending time with Mary, his best friend and wife. They enjoy travel, outdoor sports, and to help local and global communities. Scott and Mary have two sons, residing in the midwest.

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Josh Kashorek

Marketing Director, Five Q

Josh Kashorek is the Digital Growth Strategist at Journity. His superpower is the ability to convert data into high performance marketing campaigns. When he is not scouring spreadsheets and graphs for the next campaign, he likes to get outdoors and spend time with his wife and kids.

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Nathan Ho

Senior PHP Software Developer / Systems Lead / Support Lead, Five Q

Nathan serves as the Sr. PHP Software Developer / Systems Lead / Support Lead, taking care of the infrastructure (servers, hardware) for Five Q. Prior to Five Q, he served at Gospel Communications International, providing technical support for the online outreaches of several hundred Christian ministries. Before that, he served as the network administrator, PC technician, tech support, and software trainer at the International HQ of Child Evangelism Fellowship. Nathan loves serving others - whether teaching children at church, singing or writing music, or assisting other with his photography skills. He also enjoys slowly turning his home into a self-built "smart house"!

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Ian Banks

PHP Software Developer, Five Q

Ian has spent more than 10 years serving ministries having worked both in non profit and agency settings. Realizing the good that could be done by his technical expertise, Ian began his career in web development while in college.

At Five Q, he has increased the impact of ministries through his knowledge of user experience, marketing, web development, and recently Alexa Skill development.

Ian and his wife have four children and currently live in Omaha.

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Ben Martin

Digital Growth Strategist, Five Q

Ben enjoys working with words and helping people express themselves clearly. A lifelong fascination with branding has evolved into the skill of helping people communicate their values and voice to their target audience. Digital since 1996, Ben combines his online experience and communication know-how to help organizations find success as a Digital Strategist at Five Q.

Ben and his wife, Jen, have five kids, though some of them would call themselves "adults" now (the jury is still out on that one). They call Rochester, NY, home.

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Rachel Slininger

Customer Experience Manager, Five Q

During Rachel’s tenure in product marketing, she was responsible for successfully launching a go-to-market strategy and hitting revenue goals by driving product strategy and ensuring exceptional customer success.

Rachel’s active participation in various ministries enables her to bring a unique perspective to Five Q clients as they seek to enhance outreach, increase financial giving , and make a positive difference in the world. Rachel is actively involved in youth ministry and small group discipleship, with a passion for serving people through hospitality and visitation. As a pastor’s wife, she plays a fundamental role in serving the needs of people in her church and surrounding communities. Rachel and her husband reside near Council Bluffs, IA with their son and black lab.

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Jeremy Self

Senior Software Developer, Five Q

Jeremy serves at Five Q as the primary software architect for Journity, a backend Django developer, React developer, and technical adviser. He has been a professional developer for over ten years, and prior to Five Q comes from a background of working on large multi-site news networks. He has a passion for seeing ministries grow helping them innovate and connect with their audience. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, and is currently pursuing his M.Div at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He lives in Amarillo, Texas with his wife and two children. They are active in their church, and Jeremy plays on the worship team and teaches in youth. He enjoys reading, music, guitar, and numerous other hobbies.

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Josh Heyer

UX and Graphic Designer, Five Q

With 19 years of front-end and back-end development experience, Josh has a unique understanding of the boundaries of today’s technologies and understands how to best apply solid design principles within them. His history with user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design help him ensure that his designs solve real problems, while creating beautiful and engaging results. Josh has worked with both small and large ministries over his career.

He lives in beautiful Montana with his wife and kids. He volunteers at his local church in their Awana program and on their worship team running sound.

Registration

The Digital Ministry Conference is available exclusively online, and there is no cost to attend. Be sure to choose your breakout session for both days. We're excited to see you there!

FAQ

Who should attend?

This conference is designed specifically for the digital decision makers (managers and directors) and practitioners (designers and programmers) of ministries and churches.

We encourage you to include your entire team. We are asking our speakers to share their best ideas and expect you’ll leave with a ton of ideas. Having other team members there will help you get the whole team on the same page and ready to take action.

Why should I attend/watch?

At Five Q our mission is to help ministries multiply their digital impact. We’ve done our best to bring together some of the top minds in digital ministry. If your ministry needs to level up when it comes to digital there is no better place to be than the Digital Ministry Conference.

How much does it cost?

It's FREE!

What are the dates/time?

June 17th and 18th
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Where is this conference being held?

Anywhere you have an internet connection. This conference is going to be held exclusively online through Zoom.

How is this conference different from other ones?

Most conferences focus on doing digital from various disciplines such as digital marketing, digital fundraising, digital branding, etc. All of those disciplines are important, but what brings them all together is helping ministries do ministry online. That is our hope: to help organizations multiply impact and the ability to do ministry in a digital space.

Is this just a long webinar?

Nope. There will be two days of devotions, speakers, panels, breakout sessions and more.

Can people attend the conference together online in a group? Or is it better to attend alone?

You can absolutely join in a group or alone. We will have lots of opportunities to interact, through live chat, or Q&A so you won’t be alone! We are holding this conference exclusively online to make it easy to follow social distancing recommendations. So, if you do decide to watch in a group, please be safe.

Can I invite others from my team? Friends?

Yes please do! Digital is becoming more and more critical. Regardless of how much of your ministry takes place offline, digital will have an impact. The more people you have thinking about the online portion of your ministry, the better experience it will be for everyone.

What technology will I need to attend?

An internet connected device. The conference will be held using Zoom, which means you can attend via your computer, iPad, phone or other connected device.

If I have more questions, who should I contact?

Rachel Czaja, our Marketing Coordinator at rachel.czaja@fiveq.com.