Teens Main Talk Speaker
Associate & Youth Pastor
Every Nation Vancouver
Matt was raised in the Philippines with his missionary parents and was called into youth ministry by a bus driver on his way to youth camp during his third year of High School. Answering this call has led him to serve with his family in churches, youth camps and schools in the US, Philippines and Canada. Matt believes that Jesus is the greatest person you will ever meet and is currently serving with the youth at Every Nation Vancouver with his wife and youth leadership team. Matt also has the privilege of leading the Vancouver youth Hub that connects both youth pastors and workers to simply do stuff together that helps equip and mobilize students to live out real life discipleship in their every day lives. Matt loves Vancouver and is excited to be a part of things that only God can accomplish. Matt is married to Kat who still laughs at at his jokes, and is the Father to Penny (7) and Lucy (5) who laugh at him.
Teens Workshop Speakers
Revolution Movement, Christian Life Assembly, Langley
Jaden is one of the youth pastors at the Revolution Movement, the student ministry of Christian Life Assembly in Langley, BC. While he loves eating killer tacos and drinking above average coffee, if you ask him what he loves more than anything, he probably won’t stop talking about Jesus and his passion to see young people follow Him today. If you want to know more about Jaden, you can find him on Instagram: @jaden_neufeld
- Moving Towards Every Day
T101 | Dec 28, 10:45 am
Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly
Jeremiah is presently on staff at Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly as an associate pastor and was previously on staff at Broadway Church in Vancouver as the central youth pastor overseeing grades 5-12 at multiple campuses. Jeremiah grew up as a child at Broadway and was on staff for the last 6 years through various roles, interestingly first starting as a janitor! Jeremiah also provides leadership to the 604 Network in Metro Vancouver that functions as a relational network between youth pastors and youth ministries from various denominations; hosting local prayer nights, Leader hubs, conference etc.
- How to engage in meaningful conversation in a Post-Christian culture
T102 | Dec 28, 10:45 am
Dr. Winnie Chung
Dr. Winnie Chung was born in Hong Kong and moved to Canada with her family in her elementary school years. She committed her life to Christ as an early adolescent, and has been seeking to follow and pursue Him ever since. Dr. Chung graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BA in Psychology, and later earned her MA and PhD in Psychology from The Ohio State University. Dr. Chung is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia, and focuses her work in supporting the psychological well-being of children and youth experiencing medical concerns and diverse mental health difficulties. Dr. Chung is passionate about serving those with mental health struggles with the hope, comfort, peace, and encouragement that is found in the Lord Jesus Christ. She is a co-author of Overwhelmed Again, a devotional written to encourage those experiencing mental health concerns. Outside of work, she loves serving in worship and music ministries, connecting with friends and families over meals or treats, and enjoying and marveling at God’s majestic hand in creating British Columbia!
- Mental health and the Church – Caring for our minds, souls, and each other
T102 | Dec 29, 10:45 am
English Ministry Pastor
North Shore Pacific Grace MB Church
Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, Eileen loves to build up the next generation to love the Lord.
Being saved by grace as a young kid, she values life and her faith in God. If it wasn’t for God’s timing and providence stepping in, she wouldn’t have been alive. She is grateful for the people who have helped her along the way and shaped her to who she is now.
She serves at North Shore Pacific Grace MB Church as the English Ministry Pastor.
She is also active in para-church ministries and missions organizations and has a huge heart for the Winter Conference as she has witnessed many changed lives including hers. She received a calling into full-time ministry as a teen to serving in different capacities with the conference such as local rep, teens coordinator/team, planning committee, chairperson, workshop speaker, and a board director (truly humble for God to entrust her with these roles).
She has an adventurous heart, loves to travel and experience God’s beautiful creation and see what He is doing in other places. She also enjoys nature, music, painting, silent retreats, playing board games, rock climbing and skydiving. She is married to Tim and has one son.
- Spiritual Friendship for a Deeper Walk with Christ
T301 | Dec 30, 10:45 am
Pastor of Service Teams and Assistant Young Adults Pastor
Coquitlam Alliance Church
Ryan Drennan is the Pastor of Service Teams and Assistant Young Adults Pastor at Coquitlam Alliance Church. Ryan previously spent five years working in youth ministry at CA Church where he developed a love for diagnosing culture and communicating biblical truths to the next generation. Ryan is especially passionate about seeing people experience healing from sexual brokenness. He also has his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Trinity Western University and is currently working towards his Master of Arts in Christian Studies at ACTS Seminaries.
- God, Gender and Sexual Orientation (Lecture and Q&R)
T202 | Dec 29, 10:45 am
English Congregation Pastor
Newbern Memorial Chinese Alliance Church
Born and raised in Edmonton, AB, Ps. Nathan graduated from Ambrose University College in 2014 after having spent four years of study in Calgary. Having answered God’s call into ministry at the age of 18, Ps. Nathan desires nothing more than to bring glory to God by living a faithful life and showing people the impact that Jesus has on his life, in hopes that they will also be moved into doing so. He is no stranger to the struggles in life as he has been a big Oilers’ fan throughout the entirety of his life. However, you will often find Nathan with a cup of coffee and playing on his guitar, or out on the soccer field kicking a ball around to counteract the misery with some joy.
- Healthy Habits of Holy Living
T302 | Dec 29, 10:45 am