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Efrem Smith

Pastor Efrem Smith is an internationally recognized leader who uses motivational speaking and preaching to equip people for a life of transformation. Pastor Smith is the former- president and CEO of World Impact, an urban mission, church planting and leadership-development organization. He is the current co-lead Pastor of Bayside Church, Midtown. He’s the author of several books, including his latest, “Killing Us Softly.” 

Pastor Smith is married to Donecia and has two daughters, Jaeda and Mireya.

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Preston Sprinkle

Dr. Preston Sprinkle has a Ph.D. from Aberdeen University and serves as the president of The Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender. Preston has authored several books, including the New York Times bestselling Erasing HellCharisLiving in a Gray WorldPeople to Be Loved, and the recently released small group learning experience: Grace/Truth 1.0 and 2.0. Preston frequently speaks at various venues including colleges, churches, music festivals, and conferences. Preston has been married to Christine for 17 years and together they have 4 children. 


Jeff Yellow Owl

Jeff Yellow Owl is an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Nation. He currently serves the Yakama Nation (Washington State) as a Licensed Clinical Behavioral Therapist and Pastor of Church on the Rock. Jeff’s work primarily focuses on caring for the individual and families suffering from trauma and addictions. His life-message reflects Christ’s redemption, restoration, and reconciliation.

He is married to his beautiful wife Prudence. Their blended family consists of six adult children and three grandchildren.

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Wendy Nolasco

Wendy is a leader, learner and passionate gatherer of people. Her deep love for Jesus and commitment to serve His plans and build His Church is what drives her. In one word, Wendy is a pioneer, called by God to take the lead for the expansion of the Good News of Jesus Christ, to multiply disciples, leaders, and communities of faith. She is a devoted wife to her husband Sal and mom to her three beautiful kids. Apart from ministry and family, Wendy is a life enthusiast and dedicated foodie.

Russell Joyce

Russell is the Founding Pastor of the Foursquare Church— Hope Brooklyn, a one year old church plant in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. Russell is a trainer in the City to City NYC— Global church planting movement. He completed his MDiv from Duke Divinity School and spent his summers interning at Theophilus Church in Portland, OR.  It was during these summers that he met his wife, Anna, and now they, along with their one year old pup Moses, live in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Glenn Burris

President Glenn Burris is passionate about enfranchising and empowering the global church to finish the Great Commission. He currently serves on the Foursquare board of directors, Foursquare Foundation board and the Life Pacific College board of trustees. He also has served as global chair and is currently co-chair of the Foursquare Global Council.

Glenn and his wife, Debbie, have two married children, and four grandchildren.

Conference Schedule


7:00pm - Ordination Service followed by a celebratory reception


  • 1-4pm - Pre-Conference Symposium
  • 4:00pm - Doors Open 
  • 6:30pm - Session 1 
  • 8:30pm - After Party


  • 8:15am - Doors Open
  • 9:00am - Session 2
  • 10:45am - Workshops (till noon)
  • 6:30pm - Session 3
  • 8:30pm - After Party


  • 8:15am - Doors Open
  • 9:00am - Workshops (till 11:15am)
  • 10:30am - Session 4
  • 12:30am - Conclusion

Registration Information


Eugene Faith Center Church

1410 W 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402



Early Bird Registration

  • by SEP 15th | $50 per person

Regular Registration

  • starting SEP 16th | $75 per person

Pre-Conference Symposium

  • 1-4pm Monday) | $25 per person

Evening Session Only

  • MON & TUE Night | $30 per person

Missionaries & Retired Ministers

  • $25 per person


We are working on some deals, and will more information soon!