Proclaim 19 Convention Registration
 
 
 
Karyn Ablin
Member
Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C.
Karyn Ablin, a member of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C., focuses in music licensing and intellectual property matters.  She has over 20 years of experience litigating music licensing and other copyright issues before Copyright Royalty Judges, ASCAP Rate Court, and the federal courts. Ablin represented the National Association of Broadcasters and National Religious Broadcasters Noncommercial Music License Committee in the webcasting proceeding before the Copyright Royalty Judges to set sound recording performance rates for 2016-2020.
 
Lisa Anderson
Director of Young Adults, Host, The Boundless Show
Focus on the Family
Lisa Anderson is director of young adults for Focus on the Family and manages the ministry Boundless with the goal of helping 20- and 30-somethings navigate adulthood, own their faith, date with purpose and prepare for marriage and family. She is the author of The Dating Manifesto: A Drama-Free Plan for Pursuing Marriage With Purpose and hosts The Boundless Show, a national radio program and weekly podcast. Her previous career was in media and public relations. 
 
Ted Baehr
Founder, Chairman & Publisher
Movieguide
Ted Baehr is the founder and Chairman of The Christian Film & Television Commission™ and Publisher of Movieguide, (www.movieguide.org). As an award-winning media authority on television, radio and print, his purpose is to be used by God to redeem the mass media and to encourage families to use wisdom in selecting entertainment. His books include Reel to Real: 45 Movie Devotions for Families and How To Succeed In Hollywood (Without Losing Your Soul), among others.
 
Evy Baehr Caroll
Host & Director of Creative Content
Movieguide®
Evy Baehr Carroll serves as the on-camera host of the Movieguide® television program and acts as Movieguide®’s director of creative content. As the host of the show, she asks probing questions about faith and values to actors, directors and crews of upcoming movies, along with writing articles, reviews, and print interviews for Movieguide.org. Baehr Carroll  has spoken in Moscow, Russia, and has been interviewed by CNN, and Glenn Beck’s The Blaze, among other media outlets.
 
Derrik Bakker
President
Dickerson, Bakker & Associates LLC
Derric G. Bakker  has worked with dozens of organizations across the United States, Canada, and overseas, helping to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for ministry. A recognized expert in fundraising, Bakker has successfully solicited countless major gifts, including some in excess of $10 million. Serving since 2000 as a fundraising consultant— Bakker now serves as president of Dickerson, Bakker & Associates, a 30-member consulting team with offices in Dallas, Texas and Asheville, North Carolina.
 
David Benham
The Benham Brothers, Benham Companies
David and Jason Benham are former professional baseball players, nationally acclaimed entrepreneurs, and best-selling authors. Their rise to success earned them a reality show with HGTV that was set to air in the fall of 2014 – yet the show was abruptly cancelled because of their commitment to Biblical values. Appearing on CNN, Fox News, ESPN, ABC’s Nightline & Good Morning America, the Benham’s continue to stand up for what they believe and encourage others to do the same.
 
Jason Benham
The Benham Brothers, Benham Companies
David and Jason Benham are former professional baseball players, nationally acclaimed entrepreneurs, and best-selling authors. Their rise to success earned them a reality show with HGTV that was set to air in the fall of 2014 – yet the show was abruptly cancelled because of their commitment to Biblical values. Appearing on CNN, Fox News, ESPN, ABC’s Nightline & Good Morning America, the Benham’s continue to stand up for what they believe and encourage others to do the same.
 
Greg Bogdan
 
Sam Brownback
 
John Carley
 
Yvonne Carlson
Director of Digital Strategy and UX
Moody Radio
Yvonne Carlson has held leadership positions in multiple industries: advertising, digital media, higher education and global manufacturing. She is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and serves on the National Religious Broadcasters Internet Committee. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Colorado Christian University and completed graduate work in Information Communications Technology. Carlson is married to Steve, a pastor, and has two children.
 
Madeline Carroll
Actress/Writer/ Producer & Speaker
Madeline Carroll is an actress, writer, producer, speaker and California native. Carroll began acting when she was “discovered” by talent agent, Wendy Green, when she was three-years-old. She has starred in films such as, Kevin Costner’s Swing Vote, Jim Carrey’s Mr. Poppers Penguins, Gerard Butler’s Machine Gun Preacher, Rob Reiner’s Flipped, and most recently the Erwin Brothers smash hit I Can Only Imagine. Carroll also serves with the Los Angeles Dream Center, feeding LA’s homeless.
 
Joseph Chautin III
Managing Partner
Hardy, Carey, Chautin & Balkin

Joseph Chautin is managing partner of Hardy, Carey, Chautin & Balkin, LLP, a law firm advising hundreds of commercial and non-commercial broadcasters located in 43 states on all aspects of station operations, including FCC regulatory compliance, tower leases, asset sales, and intellectual property. As an original and continuing member of NRB’s President’s Council, Chautin frequently assists NRB on FCC broadcast regulatory matters, including preparing and filing comments in FCC regulatory proceedings, and serving as co-counsel.

 
Catherine Clinch
Writer/Producer
Clinch Digital Media
Catherine Clinch began her career writing 18 produced episodes of network television for hit series. While her three sons were young, her flextime “placeholder job” was Associate Publisher of Creative Screenwriting Magazine and the Co-Organizer of Screenwriting Expo 1-5. She has been awarded three US Patents for inventing a new mobile entertainment platform for professionally created content. Recently, Clinch wrote a comic book [with a completely new Intellectual Property concept] for Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment.
 
Phil Cooke
Founder and CEO
Cooke Media Group
Founder and CEO of Cooke Media Group, Phil Cooke has produced media programming in more than 60 countries. He’s produced many of the most influential Christian television programs in history, and his book The Way Back: How Christians Blew Our Credibility and How We Get it Back challenges Christians to confront the real reasons our faith is losing influence in the culture. He’s been called “one of the most innovative communicators of our generation.”
 
Brad W. Dacus
President and Founder
Pacific Justice Institute
Brad Dacus served as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Phil Gramm, and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas, School of Law. He founded Pacific Justice Institute in 1997. Dacus can be heard weekly on The Dacus Report on more than 170 radio stations. Additionally, he has appeared on America Live, CBS Evening News, CNN, Dateline NBC, Good Morning America, MSNBC, NBC News, News Talk TV, and The Today Show and FOX News.
 
Stacie de Armas
VP of Strategic Initiatives and Consumer Engagement
The Nielsen Company
 
Philip De Courcy
Senior Pastor
Kindred Community Church
Philip De Courcy is the senior pastor of Kindred Community Church in Anaheim Hills, California, and speaker on the daily radio program, Know The Truth. De Courcy was born in North Belfast, Northern Ireland, to Christian parents who instilled in him a love for Jesus Christ. At 16, Philip trusted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. De Courcy and his wife, June, have three grown daughters and one son-in law.
 
Bobby Downes
Founder
ChristianCinema.com & Chief Strategy Officer, Giving Company
Producer of more than a dozen feature films, Bobby Downes founded ChristianCinema.com in 1999 and donated the growing digital company to the nonprofit Giving Company in Alpharetta, Georgia where he has served as Chief Strategy Officer since January 2018. Giving Company is a leading global faith and family media network, reaching millions of people across its world-class brands, including ChristianCinema.com, Dove.org, iDisciple.org, and FamilyChristian.com. 
 
Kevin Downes
Kingdom
 
Joni Eareckson Tada
Author, radio host, founder & CEO
Joni & Friends International Disability Center
Joni Eareckson Tada is founder and CEO of Joni and Friends, an organization that accelerates Christian outreach in the disability community. Eareckson Tada is the author of numerous best-selling books, including Joni and Ken: An Untold Love Story and When God Weeps. Eareckson Tada and her husband, Ken, reside in Calabasas, California.
 
Arnold Enns
President
COICOM
Arnold Enns is the President of COICOM - Iberoamerican Confederation of Communicators, Pastors and Christian Leaders. He holds degrees in Theology and Business Administration and a master’s in communications. COICOM is a movement that represents thousands of Christian communicators and leaders, networking with over 10,000 active leaders throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Additionally, COICOM represents more than 3,000 Evangelical radio stations, approximately 1,500 TV stations and over 1,000 periodicals.
 
Jerilyn Esquibel
Executive Vice President of Creative Development
Kingdom
Jerilyn Esquibel began her career as a production coordinator and production manager on commercials, music videos and hit feature films like I Can Only Imagine and Woodlawn. She has since produced TV movies and theatrical documentaries like Coffee Shop and Steve McQueen: American Icon. Currently, she serves as a feature film producer and executive vice president of creative development at Kingdom, a new production company whose goal is to produce high-quality, faith-based films and television series in partnership with Lionsgate.
 
Anthony Evans
Musician
 
Chuck Finney
President
Finney Media
Chuck Finney, president, Finney Media in Dallas, Texas, worked in AC, News/Talk, Sports, Country, and even classical radio prior to joining Salem’s KLTY in Dallas. As program director, he led a successful team that resulted in record audience levels, engaging listeners with a message of hope. For the past 10 years, Finney has led a research and consulting team that works with Christian formatted stations, teaching ministries, hosts and talent. Connect with him at finneymedia.com.
 
For All Seasons
Artists, Musicians
Music by Four All Seasons
 
DeVon Franklin
President & CEO
Franklin Entertainment
Devon Franklin is an award-winning film and TV producer, best-selling author, renowned preacher, and spiritual success coach. Franklin serves as President/CEO of Franklin Entertainment. He produced the inspirational true story Breakthrough (Easter 2019) starring Chrissy Metz, along with The Star and Miracles from Heaven. Franklin is the author of The Truth About Men (February 2019), The Hollywood Commandments, New York Times best-seller The Wait (co-written with his wife, actress Meagan Good) and Produced By Faith.
 
Jared Geesey
General Manager
Christian Cinema & iDisciple
Jared Geesey is the general manager of Christian Cinema. Leading at the intersection of technology, entertainment, and ministry has been his mission for 20 years.  He recently led the company to develop and launch the first digital streaming platform exclusively for the Christian market with an app ecosystem spanning from mobile to OTT streaming devices to powering major online retailers, as well as launching a white labeled streaming platform in South Africa in 2018.
 
Ash Greyson
Founder & CEO
Ribbow Media Group
Ash Greyson, Founder and CEO, Ribbow Media Group, is a leader in digital technology and media. With more than 20 years of multimedia experience, Greyson is an innovator, a change-maker and expert in helping companies transition to the digital universe. His clients include Kingdom Films, TBN, UP Faith and Family, PureFlix, major studios in Hollywood, and countless others. Greyson resides in Franklin, Tennessee, with his wife, Mindy, and their seven children.
 
Ron Harris
Founder & President
MEDIAlliance International
Dr. Ron Harris is a broadcast veteran with over five decades in the media world, which includes radio, television, church media, Christian radio, writing, and media consulting. Harris was the vice president and general manager of KCBI Radio in Dallas for 15 years.  Harris has been involved in National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) for over 35 years. In 2013, Harris founded MEDIAlliance International, a nonprofit ministry that trains, mentors, and encourages Christians in broadcasting around the world.
 
Issac Hernandez
Vice President
Parables TV
Isaac Hernandez has over 40 years of experience in the industry, which includes directing and producing hundreds of television shows for the Trinity Broadcasting Network, where he served as a programming executive. As vice president of Parables TV, Hernandez is responsible for the acquisition and scheduling of Christian movies. Additionally, he is launching his own show Faith On Film, which is sponsored by Parables, and it will be seen on various platforms and networks, worldwide.
 
Beverly Holloway
Casting Director & Producer
Beverly Holloway Casting
A proud member of The Casting Society of America, Beverly Holloway, CSA, has been a casting director for almost 25 years. Recent credits include the hit indie film of 2018, I Can Only Imagine, starring Dennis Quaid. Throughout her career, Holloway has cast many talented actors including Jim Caviezel, Matt Dillon, James Garner, Abigail Breslin, Patricia Heaton, Sean Astin, Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight, Brian Dennehy, Tim Conway and Don Knotts.
 
Rob Hudnut
 
Jon Hull
Speaker, Trainer, Radio Broadcasting Mentor
Having been in Christian radio since 1974, Jon Hull is a frequent seminar speaker serving on the board of directors for the Gospel Music Association, Christian Music Broadcasters and National Religious Broadcasters. Hull trains broadcasters, worldwide, through KSBJ Mentoring and has coached and hosted radio station fundraisers for more than 40 years. He and his wife, Karen, have two daughters and four grandchildren. Hull is an ordained deacon at Founders Baptist Church in Spring, Texas.
 
Johnny Hunt
 
Fred Jacobs
President
Jacobs Media
Founded by Fred Jacobs, Jacobs Media provides research and consulting guidance to brands throughout North America, including commercial, public and digital media. Jacobs, a National Radio Hall of Famer, has been credited with the creation and popularization of the Classic Rock format, launched in the early 1980’s. Jacobs Media’s annual Techsurveys continue to provide relevant data to the industry. Additionally, Jacobs’ mobile app company, jācapps (JAKE-apps) is a leader in the mobile media space.
 
Kenny Jahng
Founder & CEO
Big Click Syndicate
Kenny Jahng is the founder and CEO of Big Click Syndicate, a strategic communications agency that works with nonprofit, cause-related, and Christian ministries.  Jahng’s team has worked with brands such as American Bible Society, California Baptist University, Princeton Theological Seminary, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, and The United Methodist Church. Jahng recently launched www.Butler.Church to provide social graphics and content for churches. Connect with him at www.KennyJahng.com or follow his #DailyKJTV vlog on LinkedIn.
 
Dr. Jerry A. Johnson
President and Chief Executive Officer
National Religious Broadcasters
Dr. Jerry A. Johnson is President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB). Dr. Johnson previously served as President of Criswell College in Dallas, TX. He is a graduate of Criswell College, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies. He received a Master of Arts in Historical and Theological Studies from Denver Seminary in Denver, CO, and a Ph.D. in Christian Ethics from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Johnson also studied at Oxford University in England.
 
Nona Jones
Strategic Partnerships
Facebook
Nona Jones leads Global Faith-Based Partnerships at Facebook and is recognized as a leading expert on digital discipleship. She has been profiled by Essence Magazine as one of “Under 40 Woman to Watch” and Florida Trend Magazine as one of Florida’s “30-Something All Stars.” She is a graduate of Leadership Florida and the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program, led by Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. She and her husband pastor Open Door Ministries in Gainesville, Florida.
 
Dave Kalahar
Director of Media & Broadcasting
Valley Baptist Church – Today’s Walk
Dave Kalahar is blessed to lead a team of creative and technical folks who take care of Valley Baptist media needs. Originally from Chicago, he enjoys his family and many interests including baseball. Go Dodgers - Go Cubs. Kalahar has been a radio personality, music director, and a program director. He’s a certified broadcast engineer. He also serves as commander for the local squadron of the United States Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol.
 
Alex Kendrick
Writer, Director, Actor,
Kendrick Brothers Productions
After serving in church ministry for 20 years, Alex Kendrick now writes, speaks, and produces Christian films with his brothers, Stephen and Shannon. Kendrick directed the movies Overcomer, War Room, Courageous, Fireproof, and Facing the Giants and co-wrote the NY Times Bestselling books: The Love Dare, The Resolution for Men, and The Battle Plan for Prayer. He has been interviewed by Fox and Friends, CNN, ABC World News Tonight, and serves on the boards of the Fatherhood CoMission and the Christian Film foundation.
 
Joe Kennedy
Coach
First Liberty Institute
Joe “Coach” Kennedy made national headlines as the Washington State high school football coach who lost his job in 2015 by taking a knee in a private and silent prayer on the 50-yard line.  Kennedy continues to capture headlines with his law firm, First Liberty Institute, as their lawsuit makes its way back to the United States Supreme Court. Prior to coaching, Kennedy spent 20 years serving his country as a United States Marine.
 
Rob Kirkpatrick
Executive Director, Audio Content Creation
Focus on the Family
Rob Kirkpatrick, executive producer of the Focus on the Family broadcast, joined Focus in 1987. He has been instrumental in setting the standard of excellence in Focus’ audio programming, which is heard by over six million people, weekly. In 2008, Focus on the Family was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame. Focus on the Family has been podcasting since 2006 featuring custom and repurposed programming that has been well received by an ever-growing digital audience.
 
Greg Laurie
Senior Pastor
Harvest Christian Fellowship
Greg Laurie is the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship, which has campuses in California and Hawaii. Laurie has authored over 70 books, including Steve McQueen: The Salvation of an American Icon, Tell Someone, Hope for Hurting Hearts, and his autobiography, Lost Boy. Host of the nationally syndicated radio program A New Beginning and television program GregLaurie.tv, Laurie is also the founder and featured speaker for Harvest Crusades and Harvest America—large-scale evangelistic outreaches.
 
Mark Levy
President
Revenue Development Resources
Mark Levy  has more than 35 years of experience and expertise in growing organizations’ teams, profits and impact. Levy has been a frequent speaker for organizations such as NAB, RAB, SMTE, International IDEABANK, NABOB and BEA conferences, both in the United States and abroad. Additionally, he trains National Guard Battalions and is a member of the National Speakers Association. He and his wife of 34 years, attorney Holly Levy, co-founded Revenue Development Resources (RDR) in 2011.
 
Mike Lindell
 
Michael D. Little
Principal Representative to Israel
The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc.
Michael D. Little is the Principal Representative to Israel for The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc. (CBN). He serves on the Board of Directors for National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), as well as several other organizations, and is the current Chairman of the Board for the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). As an Emmy® Award-winning TV producer, he has served more than 40 years at CBN, working in more than 100 countries overseeing TV production and global distribution. Michael is a veteran officer of the U.S. Army. He and his wife, Becky are active members of the First Baptist Church of Norfolk, Virginia.
 
John MacArthur
Pastor-Teacher
Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, CA
John MacArthur, a fifth-generation pastor, author and conference speaker, has served as pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, since 1969. MacArthur’s teaching reaches around the globe through his media ministry, Grace to You. In addition to producing radio and television programs for more than 2,000 outlets worldwide, Grace to You develops and distributes audio, video, and best-selling books by John MacArthur, including The Gospel According to Jesus, The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series, and The MacArthur Study Bible. MacArthur also serves as president of The Master’s University and Seminary.
 
Warren Marcus
Vice President of TV Media
Messianic Vision, Inc., & It’s Supernatural
Warren M. Marcus, a Messianic Jewish believer, serves as vice president of TV media and fundraising at Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural TV & Messianic Vision, Inc. Marcus has worked on Madison Avenue as an award-winning writer, producer, film director/cinematographer and motion picture editor. Previously, he worked for The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), where he produced and directed the highest-rated religious television special of all time with over 16 million viewers, Don’t Ask Me, Ask God.
 
Erwin McManus
Lead Pastor
Mosaic
 
Matt McNeilly
Station Manager
WMBI-90.1 FM, Chicago, IL
Matt McNeilly got his start in Christian radio in 1996 at KYIX in Paradise, California. He did not dream of being on the radio as a child like many of his friends did, but God had this path planned for him. Throughout his career, holding a variety of roles in radio, McNeilly has been blessed to work for amazing organizations like the Calvary Satellite Network, Horizon Broadcast Network, WAY Media (WAY-FM), ReachFM, and Moody Radio.
 
Tom Newman
Head of Content and Development
TBN
Tom Newman, currently the Head of Content and Development for TBN, is launching a comprehensive rebranding strategy, including new programming with the Hillsong Channel, Mike Huckabee, and Mike Rowe. As an award-winning producer, Newman’s work has been featured around the world in movie theaters, live stages, and on numerous television networks such as ABC Family, TBN, and LifeTime. His feature film credits include End of the Spear, Home Run, and The Christmas Candle.
 
Steve Newton
President & CEO
Newton Media
Steve Newton has over 30 years’ experience in media planning and buying, direct response television and faith-based media. He is an entrepreneurial leader and creator of many successful media ventures. Prior to starting Newton Media in 1995, he served as director of syndication at the Christian Broadcasting Network; account executive and senior media buyer at Goldberg-Marchesano advertising agency in Washington, DC; COO/Partner of Features International, and on-air news reporter at KTSM TV, an NBC station.
 
Ray Nutt
Chief Executive Officer
Fathom Events
Ray Nutt is Chief Executive Officer of Fathom Events, the recognized leader in the event cinema industry and one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. He brings more than three decades of experience in the entertainment business at Regal Entertainment Group and United Artists Entertainment to his role as CEO of Fathom Events.
 
Greg Outlaw
President & CEO
All About GOD Ministries, Inc
Greg Outlaw co-founded allaboutgod.com in 2002. The website has become the most cost-effective online evangelistic outreach in the world. Historically, at least one person has indicated a decision for Jesus and the gospel has been presented over 100 times for every dollar spent. Outlaw has been a practitioner SEO expert since 1995 and has spoken at NRB, CLA, Internet Evangelism Coalition and Liberty University. Additionally, Outlaw has consulted for compassion.com, focusonthefamily.com, biblica.com, gotquestions.org, and more.
 
David Oxenford
Partner
Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
David Oxenford is a partner in the Washington DC law firm of Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP. He has represented broadcasters, broadcast associations and others involved in the broadcast industry for over 30 years, assisting on FCC, transactional and copyright issues. He is a frequent speaker at state and national broadcast and digital media conferences. He also is the editor and principal writer of the Broadcast Law Blog, www.broadcastlawblog.com, which has been covering legal issues of interest to broadcasters for almost a decade.
 
Seung Kook Paik
Christian Television System (CTS) Korea
 
Parable
Artists, Musicians
“An earthly story with a heavenly meaning” is a parable. In 1974, the band Parable were pioneers, inspiring Christians of all ages. Today, they are still walking with the Lord. Chuck Butler and John and Lisa Wickham passed on their musical passion to their children. Chad Butler, the drummer of Switchfoot, and Phil and Evan Wickham continue the gospel message in their songs. The spirit of legacy is launched opening night with Parable performing live.
 
Mark Ramsey
President
Mark Ramsey Media LLC
Mark Ramsey heads his own media consulting firm, Mark Ramsey Media, in San Diego, California. Ramsey has worked with television and radio broadcasters over his career, including all the biggest names in United States and Canada, including iHeartMedia, CBS, Bonneville, Sirius XM, and more. Clients from outside broadcasting have included EA Sports and Apple. Ramsey has authored two bestsellers, Making Waves: Radio on the Verge and Fresh Air. His blog at Mark Ramsey Media is among the most popular in the industry. He also serves as podcast co-host of Media Unplugged.
 
Mark Rice
Accompanist, Arranger & Piano Instructor
Grace Community Church
As an accomplished accompanist, arranger and piano instructor, Mark Rice has had his arrangements performed by the London Symphony, the Boston Pops and the Dallas Symphony. His arrangements can be heard on projects like Jubilant Sykes Sings Copland and Spirituals, Joni Eareckson Tada’s Christmas album, Whiter Than Snow, and on her radio program, Joni and Friends. Rice and his family reside in Southern California, where he works as a pianist and arranger/orchestrator at Grace Community Church.
 
Shari Rigby
Actress - Speaker - Writer - Director
The Women In My World
Actress, director, writer, and speaker, Shari Rigby’s projects include The Church That Never Sleeps, Dream Center, and Pursuing the Passion, for the re-released Passion of the Christ. Roles include October Baby, Wildflower, The Least of These, Extraordinary and 2019’s Overcomer. Rigby founded “The Women In My World,” focusing on identity, purpose and mentoring.
 
Nick Runyon
Executive Director
CV North America
Nick Runyon, executive director of CV North America, is a nonprofit leader and entrepreneur. He leads a team that is using social media and marketing technology to connect people to the local church through CV Outreach. Runyon is also the owner and President of Media Tractor and the co-host of Social Media Church Podcast, which was recently listed as the No. 1 Religious Podcast by iTunes. Follow him on Twitter @runyonski and on Instagram @nicholasrunyon.
 
Suzy Sammons
CEO
Dove.org
Suzy Sammons is the Chief Marketing Officer for Giving Company, leading the portfolio of brands including iDisciple, Family Christian, Christian Cinema and dove.org. Her background is in major agency strategic and creative brand management, serving over 20 years at TBWA\Chiat\Day, 180LA and BBDO. In 2017, she accepted the role of CEO at The Dove Foundation, invigorating the brand. Dove merged to help form Giving Company, A Global Faith and Family Media Network in 2018.
 
Bobby Schuller
Host and Preaching Pastor
Hour of Power
Bobby Schuller is the host and preaching pastor of The Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller television program. He is the grandson of Hour of Power founder and legendary televangelist Robert H. Schuller. Bobby is an ordained minister in the Reformed Church in America and the author of books: Imagine Happiness, Happiness According to Jesus, and You Are Beloved. Bobby resides in Orange County, CA, with his wife Hannah and their two children.
 
Michael Scott
CEO
Pure Flix Entertainment
After founding Pure Flix Entertainment with partners Russell Wolfe and David A.R. White in 2005, Michael Scott has produced such box office hits as God’s Not Dead, Do You Believe?, What If…, and The Case For Christ. God’s Not Dead earned $61 million at the box office and is the fifth-most profitable movie of all time. He’s also produced a successful television series, including Travel the Road and The Encounter. Scott helped launch PureFlix.com in 2015.
 
Kelly Shackelford
President & CEO
First Liberty Institute 
Kelly Shackelford, Esq., has argued before the United States Supreme Court and testified before the U.S. House and Senate, and has won three state landmark First Amendment and religious liberty cases, including Penley v. Westbrook and HEB Ministries, Inc., et al v. Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, et al. He is the author of Supreme Irony, and recipient of the prestigious William Bentley Ball Award for Life and Religious Freedom Defense.
 
Priscilla Shirer
Bible Teacher & Author
Going Beyond Ministries
Priscilla Shirer is a wife and mom first, but put a Bible in her hand and a message in her heart, and you’ll see why thousands meet God in powerful, personal ways at her conferences and through her books and Bible studies. She and her husband, Jerry, lead Going Beyond Ministries. Between writing and studying, you’ll find Priscilla at home cleaning up after (and trying to satisfy the appetites of) her three rapidly growing boys.
 
Paul Sirmons
Independent Filmmaker, Faith & Family Films
 
Lee Sonius
Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa
Reach Beyond, Ghana
Lee Sonius is the Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa for Reach Beyond (formerly known as HCJB Global).  Lee was born in Sierra Leone to missionary parents and grew up at Radio Station ELWA in Monrovia, Liberia.  Lee and his wife Michelle have served for 30 years in radio ministry in Liberia, Ivory Coast, and currently, Ghana.   Their passion is to share the Gospel in Africa through media, healthcare, and development.
 
DJ Soto
Lead Pastor
Virtual Reality Church
D.J. Soto began preaching in the world of virtual reality in 2016. He is now the lead pastor of Virtual Reality Church, the first church to exist entirely in virtual reality. VR Church is intended to be radically inclusive and consistent with Christianity’s long history of adapting to new forms of technology. Soto is also the founder of Sonata 7 Studios, a film and virtual reality company that creates video products and performs production work
 
Todd Starnes
 
Tore Stautland
 
Wiley Stinnett
Senior Vice President for Strategic Insights
Douglas Shaw and Associates
Wiley Stinnett’s 35 years of successful direct-response fundraising experience provides the clients of Douglas Shaw and Associates with a wealth of proven strategic insights. Now in his 12th year with Douglas Shaw & Associates, Stinnett previously served as director of marketing with RBC Ministries, and also served as director of marketing at Coral Ridge Ministries with Dr. D. James Kennedy.
 
Ben Stroup
Director of Strategic Development
Christian Broadcasting Network
Ben Stroup is a natural disruptor, content activist, digital native, idea and data visualization junkie, and completely geeky about marketing, fundraising, and technology. He is committed to data-driven growth strategies that result in leads, donors, revenue, and engagement. Stroup serves as Director of Strategic Development at The Christian Broadcasting Network. You can find him on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook. When not working, Stroup loves spending time with his wife and two boys.
 
Soner Tufan
General Manager
Shema Media Group
Soner Tufan was born to a Muslim family in Ankara, Turkey. At age 17, he gave his life to Christ. He has faithfully served the Lord through media, first as a Christian children’s publisher, and now at Shema Media Group.  Being with Shema since 2003, Tufan has seen the ministry grow and expand to reach 15 percent of the population through FM radio, and millions more through internet ministries. Shema’s prayer is to see 20 million Turkish Christians by 2030.
 
Jackelyn Viera Iloff
Author, Speaker, Senior Advisor
Joel Osteen Ministries
Jackelyn Viera Iloff is a senior advisor at Joel Osteen Ministries and Lakewood Church. She is a speaker and the author of What If You Could...Find Faith in the Face of Fear.  Viera Iloff, an ordained minister, has worked as a consultant and producer on numerous projects in the entertainment industry, including the 2018 film Walking With Herb, the History Channel’s The Jesus I Knew,  and the 2016 Houston Ben-Hur film premiere event.
 
Paul Virts
Senior Consultant for Research
Advocace
Dr. Paul Virts, Ph.D., is a senior consultant for research with Advocace, a company specializing in major donor consulting and coaching in Dallas, Texas. Previously, he served as senior vice president for media at University of Northwestern as well as the chief operating officer at Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef. Virts has also served as a fundraising consultant and director of media at KMA and as a broadcasting professor at Regent University.
 
Rob Walch
Vice President of Podcaster Relations, Host, podCast411
Libsyn
Rob Walch was inducted into the Podcasting Hall of Fame in 2016 and is vice president of Podcaster Relations for Libsyn (LSYN) He is co-author of the book Tricks of the Podcasting Masters (Que 2006), which was an editor’s pick Top 10 Reference Book for 2006 by Amazon. Rob started podcasting in 2004 as host of the podCast411. He has done podcast consulting for Jack Welch, eBay, and Dr. Mark Hyman, to name a few.
 
Kay Warren
Founding Pastor
Saddleback Church
Rick Warren is the founding pastor of Saddleback Church in Southern California with campuses in major cities around the world. He is the author of The Purpose Driven Life, which has been translated into 74 languages and sold more than 50 million copies in all formats. You can listen to his daily radio broadcast at Pastor Rick.com.
 
Rick Warren
Founder & Senior Pastor
Saddleback Church

Rick Warren is the founding pastor of Saddleback Church in Southern California with campuses in major cities around the world. He is the author of The Purpose Driven Life, which has been translated into 74 languages and sold more than 50 million copies in all formats. You can listen to his daily radio broadcast at www.PastorRick.com.


 
Josh Weiss
Chief Marketing Officer
ARK Mediacom & General Manager, IBN Television
Joshua D. Weiss (@joshuadweiss) has nearly 20 years of experience in broadcast television, production, and church ministries. He serves as chief marketing officer for ARK Mediacom, and is general manager of IBN Television. He is producer of CrossTalk International, Today With God and Wize Flix.  He serves as associate pastor at Abundant Life AG in Grand Prairie, Texas, where he and his wife, Nancy, lead worship and are responsible for media. Weiss also teaches Church Media at Southwestern Assemblies of God University.
 
Aubry Winfrey
Media buyer
Newton Media
For more than 20 years, Aubry Winfrey has purchased and planned media for a wide variety of companies and organizations, including Universal Studios, Atlas Van Lines and Disney. Winfrey holds an MBA, and has written for and consulted on several corporate history books and DRTV industry newsletters. She specializes in working with clients and their key vendors to plan and execute national, international and Spanish campaigns.
 
David Wollen
Vice President, Client Service, Host, ANCHOR Today
Douglas Shaw & Associates
With more than 13 years of experience in fundraising and broadcast media, David Wollen has a proven track record for helping ministries grow. He is passionate about coming alongside leaders to help their organizations reach their full potential. Wollen also writes and hosts the short radio feature ANCHOR Today, which is widely syndicated through Haven Ministries in the United States and Canada.
 
Gary Zelasko
Director of Marketing Development, Executive Producer, Harvest Films
Harvest Ministries
Gary Zelasko has extensive experience in advertising agency client research, television sales management, entrepreneurship and strategic partnerships in ministry. He serves as the director of marketing development at Greg Laurie’s Harvest Ministries and teaches film marketing as an Adjunct Professor at California Baptist University. Steve McQueen: American Icon, his most recent effort as a film producer, was produced with the Erwin Brothers (I Can Only Imagine) and debuted as a thousand-screen Fathom Event in 2017.