KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 
 

K.A. Ellis is Director of the Center for the Study of the Bible & Ethnicity (CSBE) in Atlanta. She also serves as the Robert Cannada Fellow for World Christianity at RTS. Mrs. Ellis holds a Master of Art in Religion (MAR Theological) from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and a Master of Fine Art (MFA) from Yale University. She is a PhD candidate in Virtue Ethics at the Oxford Center for Mission Studies in Oxford, England. She is passionate about theology, human rights, and global religious freedom.

Karen Ellis

J.D. Greear is the pastor of  The Summit Church , in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.  Pastor J.D. Greear has authored several books, including   Not God Enough: Why Your Small God Leads to Big Problems   ,    Gaining by Losing: Why the Future Belongs to Churches That Send  (2015), and   Jesus, Continued … Why the Spirit Inside You Is Better Than Jesus Beside You   (2014).  Pastor J.D. completed his Ph.D. in Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, writing on the correlations between early church presentations of the gospel and Islamic theology. Pastor J.D. is currently serving as the 62nd president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Pastor J.D. and his wife Veronica live in Raleigh. Together they are raising four ridiculously cute kids: Kharis, Alethia, Ryah, and Adon.

J.D. Greear is the pastor of The Summit Church, in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.

Pastor J.D. Greear has authored several books, including Not God Enough: Why Your Small God Leads to Big Problems, Gaining by Losing: Why the Future Belongs to Churches That Send(2015), and Jesus, Continued … Why the Spirit Inside You Is Better Than Jesus Beside You (2014).

Pastor J.D. completed his Ph.D. in Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, writing on the correlations between early church presentations of the gospel and Islamic theology. Pastor J.D. is currently serving as the 62nd president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Pastor J.D. and his wife Veronica live in Raleigh. Together they are raising four ridiculously cute kids: Kharis, Alethia, Ryah, and Adon.

j d Greear

Jamie Ivey has been married to her husband, Aaron, for almost two decades and have four kids. Three of those cute kids joined their family through adoption – domestic and international.

In 2014, Jamie launched her podcast, The Happy Hour, and ladies (and a few men) everywhere loved it! That opened opportunities for her to write a book and to speak at different churches and events. Jamie’s book, If You Only Knew, released in 2018 and she is currently daydreaming about what she will write next!

Jamie Ivey

Rosaria Champagne Butterfield, a former tenured professor of English and women’s studies at Syracuse University, converted to Christ in 1999 in what she describes as a train wreck. Her memoir The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert chronicles that difficult journey. Rosaria is married to Kent, a Reformed Presbyterian pastor in North Carolina, and is a homeschool mother, author, and speaker.

In her third book, The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World, Rosaria explores how God can use “radical, ordinary hospitality” to bring the gospel to our lost friends and neighbors. Rosaria is zealous for hospitality, loves her family, cherishes dogs, and enjoys coffee.

Rosaria butterfield

 

CONFERENCE HOST + EMCEE

 
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Missie Branch

Michelle “Missie” Branch is the Asst. Dean of Students to Women and the Director of Graduate Life here at SEBTS serving women in both the college and the seminary. She is the wife of Duce Branch, a CHH pioneer also known as The Ambassador who is a PhD student and Assistant Professor at SEBTS. Several years ago, Duce and Missie co-planted a church in Philadelphia, PA where she served as a pastor’s wife, a children’s ministry director, and a women’s ministry leader. Missie is passionate about ministry to women and speaks at various conferences and ministry events to train, encourage, equip, and refresh others. Missie has been a mentor to many ladies and is currently serving alongside her family at Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, NC.

 

Breakout Leaders

 
Leading From Our Brokenness

Leading From Our Brokenness

Christy Britton

Leading the Next Generation

Leading the Next Generation

Ashley Chestnut

Leading Through Discipleship

Leading Through Discipleship

Yana Conner

Sherrell Ducksworth

Leading in the Workplace

Leading in the Workplace

AShley Gorman

 
 
Leading in Relationships

Leading in Relationships

Becky Hatfield

Leading Within Theological Education

Leading Within Theological Education

Julia Higgins

Leading in Women’s Ministry

Leading in Women’s Ministry

Cherie Scholes

Leading as a Pastor’s Wife

Leading as a Pastor’s Wife

Anna Hopper

Leading Through Hospitality

Leading Through Hospitality

Beth Mckenzie

Leading With Ambition

Leading With Ambition

Amy Whitfield

Leading With Your Voice in Writing

Leading With Your Voice in Writing

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