Mainstage Information

Main Stage Speakers​



Susie is Canadian by birth, Korean by heritage, Mexican by marriage and American by immigration. She is passionate about matters surrounding reconciliation, justice and the Gospel. Susie and her husband Marcos met at Fuller Theological Seminary while getting their M.A. in Intercultural Studies and now have 4 beautiful LatAsian babies. After serving as a youth pastor and church planter in South Central Los Angeles for 14 years, Susie now lives in Long Beach, CA where she serves on staff with Light and Life Christian Fellowship.
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Instagram: @susiekgamez
Twitter: @susiegamez
 

  

Rich Villodas is the Brooklyn-born lead pastor of New Life Fellowship, a large multiracial church with more than seventy-five countries represented in Elmhurst, Queens. Rich holds a Master of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary. He enjoys reading widely, preaching and writing on contemplative spirituality, justice-related matters, and the art of preaching. He's been married to Rosie since 2006 and they have two beautiful children, Karis and Nathan. His first book, The Deeply Formed Life, is now available wherever books are sold.
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Instagram: @richvillodas
Twitter: @richvillodas
 



Dr. Bryan Loritts is the privileged husband of Korie, and the graced father of three sons--Quentin, Myles, and Jaden. He serves as a teaching pastor at The Summit Church in North Carolina. He is the award-winning author of seven books including ​Saving the Saved: How Jesus Saves us From Try-Harder Christianity into Performance-Free Love​, which was given the Christianity Today Award of Merit, and his latest release, ​The Dad Difference.​ Dr. Loritts co-founded Fellowship Memphis in 2003, and later founded The Kainos Movement, an organization committed to seeing the multiethnic church become the new normal in our world, where he serves as president. In addition to his responsibilities as a pastor, Dr. Loritts travels extensively throughout the world preaching the Good News of Jesus Christ at conferences and events, as well as serving on the board of trustees for Biola University and Pine Cove Christian Camps.
Follow Bryan on social media:
Instagram: @loritts
Twitter: @bcloritts
 

Worship Band

Forest City Worship is the worship band for Heartland Community Church in Rockford, Illinois. FCW is made up of a diverse group of musicians and strives to create worship experiences for anyone and everyone, leading songs from many different genres and styles. The band is led by Carrington Gaines, who has a solo album of his own, and also spent some time with Maverick City Music and co-wrote the song 'Promises'. 
Follow Forest City Worship on social media:
Instagram: @forestcityworship
Check out their youtube page here!