The dates for next year’s Renew Conference are February 12-13. As usual, this is the weekend after the Super Bowl — which will be played at Levi’s Stadium next year.
Check this page often as plans are underway for what will be another great conference focusing on our shared mission of renewing west coast churches!
Our Speaker Lineup
We’ve got a great lineup for Renew 2016: Becca Stevens, Claire Frederick, Eric Wilson and Jonathan Storment, plus the team from Pepper
dine University’s Office of Church Relations along with the great hosts at the College Church in Fresno … a first-class group of presenters and moderators!
Featured Guest: Becca Stevens from Nashville
The Reverend Becca Stevens is the Episcopal Chaplain at St. Augustine’s Chapel at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She is the founder of Magdalene & Thistle Farms ministries, helping women escape the cycle of violence, prostitution & addiction. Becca has authored multiple books, including Letters from the Farm: A Simple Path for a Deeper Spiritual Life and Snake Oil: The Art of Healing and Truth-Telling. She and her husband Marcus have raised three boys.
Thistle Farms is a creative and sustainable workplace for residents and friends of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction. Becca’s message is that Love Heals!
Claire Davidson Frederick is a Nashville native. She is a graduate of Rutgers University who went on to spend 12 years as a professional singer/songwriter in the country music industry. Since being called into ministry, Claire has served as the Children’s and Family Minister at the Woodmont Hills Church in Nashville and is currently working toward the Master of Divinity degree at Lipscomb University. Claire facilitates a redemptive songwriting workshop at the Tennessee Prison for Women as part of the Lipscomb LIFE Program. She is a gifted teacher, speaker and worship leader.
Eric Wilson is the Associate Chaplain at Pepperdine University. He has worked as Executive Minister at the Sycamore View Church of Christ in Memphis & as Senior Minister at the Fairview Road Church of Christ in Columbia, Missouri. He is an award-winning playwright and theatrical director and has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri. Eric has been a keynote speaker at ACU’s Summit and taught at the Pepperdine Bible Lectures. He serves as the Spiritual Director for the National Racial Unity Leadership Summit, and his first book, The 7 Irrefutable Laws of Spiritual Growth, is to be released in the summer of 2016. Eric & his wife Sharita have two sons.
Jonathan Storment is the Preaching Minister for the Highland Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas. Following in the footsteps of Mike Cope & Lynn Anderson is no easy task, but Jonathan has quickly carved out his own niche as a gifted speaker and leader. He’s recently authored two books, How to Start a Riot (on the Book of Acts) and Bringing Heaven to Earth, a book he co-authored with Josh Ross. Jonathan has been a keynote speaker & frequent presenter at lectureships & events across the country. He and his wife Leslie have 4 kids.