Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches leaders and organisations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home every day feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them. His TED talk is the 3rd most watched with over 28 million views.
A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, Priscilla holds a Master’s degree in Biblical Studies and loves nothing more than to serve women in Christ through the teaching of God’s Word. She considers it a privilege to serve believers from every denomination and culture by helping them to know the truths of Scripture intellectually and by encouraging them to experience these truths practically by the power of the Holy Spirit. Priscilla has published numerous books and authored 10 video driven studies on a myriad of Biblical characters and topics, and made her acting debut in the film 'War Room'.
Nicky Gumbel is Vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB), a Church of England church in central London with 10 Sunday services on 4 sites with a regular attendance of around 4,500 people – most aged between 18 and 35. He is the pioneer of Alpha, an introduction to the Christian faith. Since 1993, more than 29 million people have completed an Alpha in 169 countries.
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle is Archbishop of Manila, the Philippines. He also serves as President of Caritas International, a federation of Catholic relief, development and social service organizations, and of the Catholic Biblical Federation.
Jean Vanier (by video)
Jean Vanier is a French Canadian Catholic philosopher, theologian, and humanitarian. He is the founder of L’Arche, the worldwide network of communities for intellectually disabled people.
“Preach Christ. He is the hope of the world.” That is the statement and life’s calling of John W. Gray III. John uses all the gifts God has given him to reach people with hope, healing, forgiveness and freedom found in Jesus Christ. From directing, producing or co-producing award winning films, releasing two musical albums, a comedy DVD and appearing on hit T.V. shows 'Sister, Sister' and 'Tyler Perry’s The House of Payne', John is determined to show that you can use every gift God has given you to build the Kingdom of God and bless people. John currently serves as an Associate Pastor at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas under the leadership of Pastor Joel Osteen.
Jonathan T.M. Reckford is chief executive officer of Habitat for Humanity International, a global Christian housing organization that, since 1976, has helped more than 6.8 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve their homes. Reckford graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill where he was a Morehead Scholar. He was also the recipient of a Henry Luce Scholarship, which enabled him to do marketing work for the Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee and coach the Korean rowing team in preparation for the 1988 Olympics. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business before spending much of his career in the for-profit sector, including executive and managerial positions at Goldman Sachs, Marriot, The Walt Disney Co., and Best Buy.
Edward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D., is a child and adult psychiatrist, NY Times bestselling author, world-renowned speaker and leading authority in the field of ADHD. He was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School from 1983 to 2004, graduated from Harvard College and Tulane School of Medicine, and is the founder of The Hallowell Centers for Cognitive and Emotional Health in Boston MetroWest, New York City, San Francisco and Seattle. He has authored 20 books on various psychological topics and is a highly recognized public figure appearing on every major TV show including Oprah, Dr. Oz, Good Morning America; Today; Dr. Phil; 60 Minutes and CNN and interviewed for The New York Times, Newsweek, Time and many other leading publications.
Mark Batterson serves as lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC. One church with 8 locations. NCC is focused on reaching emerging generations and meets in theaters throughout the DC metro area. NCC also owns and operates the largest coffeehouse on Capitol Hill. Mark holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University and is the New York Times bestselling author of 11 books, including The Circle Maker, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Wild Goose Chase and the two most recent, The Grave Robber and Jack Staples and the Ring of Time.
Pete is the founder of Onelife Leadership, a Curate at Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB) and Director of HTB Leadership College London. Before joining the staff at HTB Pete was on the senior team at St Andrews Chorleywood. He has an interest in entrepreneurial leadership and developing young leaders.
Revd Dr Graham Tomlin is Principal of St Mellitus College, and of St Paul’s Theological Centre. He holds degrees in both English Literature and Theology from Oxford University and completed his PhD through the University of Exeter. He is also a visiting lecturer at King’s College London and the author of many articles and books, including: The Provocative Church, Looking through the Cross and The Widening.
Father James is Parish Priest of Saint Benedict Parish, Canada, the Founder of JPII Media - a Christian media charity, and author of "Divine Renovation: Bringing Your Parish from Maintenance to Mission" and the "Divine Renovation Guidebook". He is a speaker on the topics of Parish Renewal and the New Evangelisation, and has hosted two internationally acclaimed DVD Series – Catholicism 201 and Dogmatic Theology.
Will Van Der Hart
Will is Pastoral Chaplain at Holy Trinity Brompton and a director of Mind and Soul. His interest in emotional health is wide ranging, reflecting his broad experience in a variety of pastoral contexts. Will is an integrative and practical bible teacher who speaks at a number of national forums. He is passionate about equipping church leaders to look after their own emotional health as well as empowering them to manage the emotional needs of their congregations.
Ben is Director of Worship at Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB) and was previously Worship Director at Soul Survivor. He has many widely known and loved worship anthems including 'Love Came Down' and 'Saviour Of The World' and ‘Guardian’. Ben is married to Alice and they have two children.
Matt Maher an eight time Grammy nominated songwriter, worship leader, contemporary Christian music artist, and a practicing Catholic. In addition to co-writing five No. 1 radio singles, Matt has released seven solo albums and in 2015 was awarded his first RIAA Gold Certification for his popular single 'Lord I Need You'.