Main session speakers
John C. Maxwell
John C. Maxwell, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach and speaker, was identified as the #1 leader in business by the AMA and the world’s most influential leadership expert by Inc. in 2014. His organisations – The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation – have trained millions of leaders touching every nation.
Born and raised in Rwanda, Africa, Immaculée was hidden in a 3x4 foot bathroom with seven other women during the Rwandan Genocide. Immaculée's story of astounding faith and forgiveness has been published in the bestselling book, Left to Tell; Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust. A major motion picture of her story is in production.
Nicky Gumbel is Vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB), a vibrant Anglican church in central London. He is the pioneer of Alpha, which millions have experienced all over the world. He has written a number of bestselling books including Questions of Life. Nicky and his wife Pippa write a commentary on the Bible in One Year, which has over 3.5 million subscribers.
DawnCheré Wilkerson is a speaker, singer, songwriter and pastor who loves nothing more than to encourage people of all ages to never give up! She and her husband Rich are currently planting VOUS Church in downtown Miami, which is a catalyst of creativity, diversity, encouragement and community centered around the message of Jesus. Rich and DawnCheré recently offered a peek inside their world with their 10 episode docu-series Rich In Faith.
Rich Wilkerson Jr.
Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. is a dynamic communicator with a passion to encourage and inspire this generation. Together with his wife DawnCheré, he pastors VOUS Church in Miami. They also host thousands of young adults at the annual VOUS Conference on South Beach. Rich is the author of Sandcastle Kings: Meeting Jesus in a Spiritually Bankrupt World. Rich and DawnCheré recently offered a peek inside their world with their 10 episode docu-series Rich In Faith.
Nikki was raised in a missionary family in the jungles of West Papua amongst the stone age Dani tribe. Having worked in the prison service for eighteen years, she is currently Governor of a high-security prison, leading a team of around 800 staff and agency workers. She has a Masters in Criminology and Management at the University of Cambridge. Her research into knife crime was referenced in the House of Commons and published as a book called Why Carry a Weapon?
Bryan Stevenson is a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer and the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama. Under his leadership, EJI has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners, confronting abuse of the imprisoned and the mentally ill and aiding children prosecuted as adults. Bryan Stevenson’s work fighting poverty and challenging racial discrimination in the criminal justice system has won him numerous awards and he was named in Fortune’s 2016 and 2017 World’s Greatest Leaders list. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Just Mercy.