Speakers and Artists

GATHERING SPEAKER

Brock Morgan has been in youth ministry for the past 25 years and has worked in both urban and suburban environments. He has also been the director of training for Youth Specialties and is a popular speaker for camps, retreats, and conferences. Brock is published in Group Magazine, Immerse Journal, Youthspecialties.com, and Youth Worker Journal and has written a few well-received books, including Youth Ministry in a Post-Christian World, and The Amazing Next. This year he and his wife, Kelsey, will be releasing a 12 month teaching curriculum for youth groups called, NEXT. Brock is currently launching a new ministry called Generation514, whose aim is to develop next generation leaders. Find out more at generation514.com or follow him on Twitter @brockmorgan

Brock was with us at Summer Sizzler 2016!

CREATIVE WORSHIP ARTIST

Scott Erickson is a working studio artist who has been exhibited in galleries throughout the Seattle area, Atlanta, and Central California. He is also an experiential artist bringing the making of art into public spaces. Scott has collaborated with a number of non-profits, such as WorldVision and International Justice Mission, using his art skills for advocacy and fund-raising.

He has also worked with a number of musicians and has been on two nation-wide tours making art in live concert settings. Scott recently finished a three-year Artist In Residency with Ecclesia Church in Houston, TX, in which he spent his time curating a visual culture within the church community.

He currently lives with his wife Holly and his kids Anders and Elsa in Portlandia.

SACRED SPACE CURATOR

For over fifteen years, Lilly Lewin has worked with churches that run the gamut from seeker to mainline, from mega church to small traditional, everything from Foursquare Gospel to American Baptist, Presbyterian to Vineyard. Lilly was Director of Spiritual Formation at Christ Church Glendale (Episcopal) in Cincinnati, Ohio from 1998 through 2004. In the fall of 2001, with a few leaders and some enthusiastic students, she started an experiential worship service called Sacred Space. Sacred Space uses multi-sensory prayer, silence, art, discussion and multi media, integrating ancient and future forms of worship to bring liturgy new life. In 2004 she helped found Map Room; an ecumenical experiential worship community for college and post college adults in and around the University of Cincinnati. In 2005 she started Thinplace, a pilgrimage of discovery and creativity curating Sacred Space experiences nationwide and in the UK.

GATHERING BAND

The Elias Dummer Band will be leading us in music during the Gatherings! Elias was a founding member of The City Harmonic. TCH led worship at WnW17. When he’s not leading worship at Warmth In Winter and other places, Elias is the Worship Director at The Village. As the frontman for the worship band The City Harmonic, he is the songwriter behind well-loved songs like “Manifesto”, “Holy (Wedding Day)”, “Let There Be Light” and “Oh What Love.” He is also a contributing writer for Huffington Post, Worship Leader Magazine, and WorshipTogether on topics related to worship and music. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Elias now lives in Nashville, TN with his wife Meaghan and their five kids.

 

SPOKEN WORD ARTIST

Nicolas “nYk p” Pettye hails all the way from Atlanta, Georgia and is a product of Paine College in Augusta, Georgia, an institution related to the United Methodist Church.  Ever since childhood he has been writing poetry and song lyrics depicting his passion for Yeshua (Jesus). He has been exercising his gifts of creative worship as a Minister of Music since he was a freshman in college. He is currently a student of Gammon Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia which is the United Methodist seminary of the Interdenominational Theological Center. Nicolas is the new Director of Music at Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church in Douglasville, Georgia. After graduating, he desires to continue serving God by way of the United Methodist Church as a Director of Worship and Arts and lead God’s people in worship experiences that incorporate all facets of the fine arts.

 

 

GATHERING DJ

DJ Jay joined us at WnW2017 for the LATE NIGHT. We liked his style so much we asked him to join us in the BIG ROOM to share his gifts before each session starts. DJ JAY will be with us in the BIG ROOM on Friday, Saturday Morning, and Saturday Evening. He will also be present at LATE NIGHT both Friday and Saturday nights in CANAL ABCD in the Delta Mezzanine.