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Virtual Leadership Event 2021

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This year we will be hearing from three different keynote speakers:

All three bring something different to the table, and we believe there will be many takeaways from this year’s meeting

Tyler Volkers | Digital Engagement

Tyler is the Executive Director of Ministries and Online Campus Pastor at The Ridge Community Church in Greenfield, WI. He’s been on staff at The Ridge for 11 years where he has served as a Student Pastor, Director of Family Ministries, and a member of The Ridge’s teaching team. In 2020, Tyler’s role shifted to focusing on developing and implementing a “phygital” strategy that grows and multiplies disciples and leaders at The Ridge. He has represented The Ridge in Stadia’s Futurist Cohort, and loves sharing what he has learned with other churches. Tyler married Andrea in 2007, and they have two awesome kids, Jaelyn (8) and Brennan (4).

Jeremy Stephens | Micro Churches

Jeremy is one of the original founders of the Tampa Underground serving microchurch leaders for 20 years as a trainer, strategic planner and communicator. Currently, as a bi-vocational leader, he consults with the trans-local planting arm of the Underground Network and coaches many church planters. Previously, he was a missionary with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Jeremy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and is an ordained elder with the Underground. He loves leading microchurches, reaching the lost, making diagrams, and enjoys Premiere League soccer. Jeremy resides in Tampa with 4 kids and wife, Jessica.


Michael Beck | Fresh Expression

Michael is the Director of the Fresh Expressions House of Studies at United Theological Seminary, Cultivator of Fresh Expressions for the Florida Conference, and Director of Re-missioning for Fresh Expressions US. Michael and his wife, Jill, are co-pastors of two traditional congregations (Wildwood and St. Marks UMC, FL) as well as a network of 15 analog and digital fresh expressions that gather in tattoo parlors, dog parks, salons, running tracks, community centers, burrito joints, and Zoom rooms. They direct addiction recovery programs, a jail ministry, a food pantry, an interracial unity movement, and house a faith-based inpatient treatment center. Michael earned a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and a Doctorate in Semiotics and Future Studies at Portland Seminary. He is also the author of six books.



More information and flyer HERE

Leadership Registration


August 17
9:00 am - 12:00 pm