Thank you for joining us for Annual conference. We are so glad you're here! Registration for this event is approaching 500 which is the 2nd largest Annual Conference to date!
OUR KEYNOTE Speakers
AG Director of the Church Multiplication Network
Jeffery Portmann has served as a district youth director and church planting director in the Northwest Ministry Network. Additionally, he has served in various capacities on the CMN team including training church planters at CMN Launch events, developing multisite resources, and cultivating relationships with youth leaders as a member of the CMN Field Team. Most recently, Portmann joined the CMN Lead Team, which provides visionary leadership and direction to CMN.
Director of CALLED for the Assemblies of God
John Zick serves as the national director of CALLED for the Assemblies of God. John has been in full-time youth ministry for over a decade. He has served in a variety of roles including Youth Culture Specialist/Staff Evangelist at the Northern California/Nevada District Office; Next Gen Pastor at Grand Rapids First in Grand Rapids, Michigan; and everything in between.
AG Rural Team Lead for the Church Multiplication Network
Gerad Strong is the former Lead Pastor of Bethel Church in Rapid City, South Dakota. He led the church from one location to seven in two years. Additionally, he served his local community as Head Chaplain and Deputy with the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office. Today, he is the Rural Team Lead for the Church Multiplication Network and serves Northplace Church, overseeing campuses, church planting, and Water Tower—the rural pastors network. Gerad and his wife Melanie have two children.