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Keynote Speakers Regional Conference

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Keynote Speakers:

Gary Wilkerson

Gary Wilkerson is an author, public speaker and the President of World Challenge Inc., an international ministry organization founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He has traveled to speak at leadership conferences in 70 different countries and has helped support church planting, relief, and evangelism among some of the most unreached people groups on earth. Gary has served more than 40 years in ministry and is the author of three books. He hosts a podcast to address the tough questions that trip up many believers.

He and his wife, Kelly live in Colorado Springs with their four children and nine grandchildren.

SAK Comedy

Come see the talented and funny improvisers from SAK Comedy Lab perform an interactive and completely improvised comedy show. That’s right! SAK is going to make everything up, from songs to characters to skits, all created spontaneously, with nothing to spark the comedy except YOUR suggestions and ideas! But the fun doesn’t end there! Some of you will even get the chance to star in the show with the amazing cast! The SAK Comedy show is energetic, interactive and best of all split-your-sides funny!

Brice Maddock

Over the past 28 years, Brice Maddock has felt called to give hope and encouragement to those struggling in life. His time with Teen Challenge began in 1994, volunteering as a college student. He has helped to open adult and adolescent centers both in the U.S. and overseas, in countries like India, where he started a Community Transformation Program in the heart of a major slum area that reaches hundreds of people daily. Brice also served in the role of Eurasia Regional Director for Global Teen Challenge and oversaw the function of Teen Challenge in 38 countries. Brice currently serves as the President/CEO of Teen Challenge of the Southeast Region, overseeing 21 campuses, in six states, as well as eight thrift stores. Because of his passion for global missions, he has also led the region in strategically planting Teen Challenges abroad. Brice has been an ordained minister for twenty-four years, holds a BS in Theology/Missions, an MA in Theology, and an MS in Psychology. He has a passion for family and has been married to his high school sweetheart for 29 years, has three amazing children, two stellar son-in-law’s and one wonderful granddaughter. Besides spending time with his growing family, Brice is refreshed by enjoying the beauty of the outdoors.

Michael Zello

Rev. Michael T. Zello is the President of Teen Challenge North Central Virginia and has served in the ministry of Adult and Teen Challenge for thirty-nine years. Michael is an ordained minister and U.S. missionary with the Assemblies of God Church. In 2020, Michael was elected as the Northeast Field Representative for National Adult and Teen Challenge and serves on the National Board. Michael and his wife, Cindy, have been married for thirty-nine years, have three happily married children, and nine beautiful grandchildren. Michael’s passion is his family and serving God with the anointing and the calling He placed on his life many years ago. Michael enjoys everything about nature and the outdoors, but he especially enjoys hunting and fishing.  

Matt & Carla Stinton

Matt and Carla are worship pastors at Kingdom Life Church in Gray, Maine. They moved to New England six years ago from Redding, CA and currently live in Portland, Maine, where Matt is working in IT and Carla is a Special Education Teacher. They both have a passion for helping people experience the love of God through worship and through counsel. They travel throughout the year to various parts of the US, leading worship for the local church and other church events and they are committed to seeing New England come into a deeper understanding of worship and the heart of the Father.

Wesley Nichols

Wesley Nichols is a certified Narrative Enneagram Teacher and founder of Enneagram Chattanooga. With over 200 hours of hands on Enneagram training, Wesley works with teams, groups, and individuals to help people thrive personally and relationally through the Enneagram. With experience teaching on college campuses, with non-profit organizations and in the business sector, Wesley has a wealth of experience meeting people wherever they might be and helping them learn and grow. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Wesley uses his skills and experience with people and relationships to teach the Enneagram in an impactful and accessible way. Residing in Chattanooga, Tennessee with his wife, Megan, and daughter, Isabel, when Wesley is not teaching the Enneagram or working with therapy clients, he can be found bird watching, trip planning, or playing a board game. 


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