Mike Cosper is the director of Harbor Media, where he develops resources for Christians in a post-Christian world. Prior to that, he served as one of the founding pastors of Sojourn Community Church, a multisite congregation in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author of several books, including The Stories We Tell: How TV and Movies Long for and Echo the Truth, and Recapturing the Wonder: Transcendent Faith in a Disenchanted World. He lives in Louisville with his wife, Sarah, and their daughters, Dorothy and Maggie.
Steve Timmis lives in Sheffield where he is the Senior Elder in The Crowded House. He is the Executive Director of Acts 29. He is married to Janet, and they have four children and a growing number of grandchildren. He has co-authored a number of books with Tim Chester, including Total Church, as well as authoring a couple all on his own – Gospel Centred Leadership and I Wish Jesus Hadn’t Said That!
Brian Howard has 25 years of proven leadership experience as a leadership coach, non-profit executive, church planter, lead pastor, and business owner. He has successfully started two businesses and several non-profit corporations, and currently coaches leaders as the executive director of Context Coaching. He also leads church multiplication for the Pacific Church Network.
Brian is the chairman of the Acts 29 Board, and the Network Director for the Acts 29 US West Network, where he directs church planter training, coaching, networking, and leads the network leadership team. Brian holds a Master’s degree from Talbot School of Theology. He has been married for 23 years to the love of his life, and they have four children, ages 12-18.
Harvey Turner is the Founding and Preaching Pastor of Living Stones Church in Reno, Nevada, the founding church of the Living Stones Network with churches throughout Northern Nevada. Harvey has studied at Multnomah University, Western Seminary, and received his Masters in Missional Leadership at the Resurgence Training Center in Seattle, WA. Harvey also serves as the Regional Director for the West Region of the Acts 29 Network, which oversees church planting in Nevada, California, Arizona, and Hawaii. Harvey and his wife, Rachael, have three children.
Hunter Beaumont is Lead Pastor of Fellowship Denver Church in Denver, CO. He planted Fellowship in 2006 with a team of friends who are laboring together to “see a gospel movement that fills Denver with disciples of Jesus.” He also serves this mission by recruiting and coaching church planters and by helping people connect their faith to their work. His involvements include: trainer for Fellowship Associates, Regional Director for Acts 29 Mountain West, and founding board member of Denver Institute for Faith & Work. Hunter is a softcore outdoorsman who is avidly mediocre at several Colorado pursuits: snow skiing, road cycling and fly fishing. He also enjoys reading broadly and checking out live music. If he wasn’t a pastor, he would be an author, Secretary of State, or modern architect. He has a MTh from Dallas Theological Seminary and was a CPA in his previous life.
Rachelle Starr is a mother to a beautiful little boy named Isaac who is three and a wife to an amazing husband named Joshua. She grew up a pastor’s kid and loved the Lord from an early age. In 2006 Rachelle moved to Louisville, Kentucky and worked in advertising and marketing until the Lord called her to leave the corporate world and minister to women in the adult entertainment industry. In 2008 Rachelle founded the ministry Scarlet Hope, which is now a national ministry. Her mission in life is to share the hope and love of Jesus Christ with women in the adult entertainment industry. In January of 2016 she opened a social enterprise, Scarlet’s Bakery, that offers transferable job skill training to women seeking a second chance at a new career.
Brandon Washington grew up in Dallas, Texas and studied Political Science at the University of North Texas. While helping a friend plant a church in San Antonio he met his wife Cheri. They now have two beautiful children, Reese and Ellis. Soon after they wed, the couple moved to Denver where Brandon initiated studies at Denver Seminary and served as an Adult Ministries Pastor. After studying as a church planting resident in Arkansas at Fellowship Associates, he and his family moved back to Denver and launched The Embassy Church. Their sincere desire is to see that God is made famous in their city.
Ty Neal is the Pastor of Preaching and Vision at Grace Point Church in North Las Vegas; NV. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Divinity at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He also serves on the Acts 29 West Network Lead Team as well as the Southern Nevada Area Leader. Ty and his wife of 22 years, Angie, have four children. He loves to share God’s Word in such a way that is understandable to people all across the spiritual spectrum, from no church background to a seasoned believer. When he has some downtime, he enjoys being an obnoxious University of Kentucky fan.
5:00-7:00 PM | Main Session #1
9:00-10:30 AM | Main Session #2
10:30-11:00 AM | Break
11:00-12:15 PM | Breakout Session #1
12:15-2:00 PM | Lunch
2:00-3:15 PM | Breakout Session #2
3:15-3:30 PM | Break
3:30-5:00 PM | Main Session #3
5:00 PM | End of Day 2
9:00-10:15 AM | Main Session #4
10:15-10:45 AM | Break
10:45-12:00 PM | Main Session #5
12:00 PM | Conference Ends
The conference will be held at:
Living Stones Reno Church
445 S. Virigina St. Reno, NV 89501
Parking for the conference is located in the Bank of America Parking Garage. Parking is $5 per hour with a $30 day maximum, and is not included with your conference fees. If you stay parked in the garage until 5:30pm, parking fees will be waived. The church is also walking distance to the hotels.
Entrance to garage is on the west side of the building on Sierra St.
For hotel accommodations, we’ve made special arrangements with two hotels: the more affordable option is the Silver Legacy Casino Hotel at $59 per room per night. When booking your hotel, please be sure to request the group code “KKLSC17” to receive the Acts 29 rate. The Silver Legacy Group Reservations Department phone number is 800-687-8733. We also recommend the Whitney Peak Hotel as a non-casino option at $116 per room per night; group code is “Acts 29” and the Whitney Reservation line is 775-398-5400.
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