44% of conference attendees state that the workshops are the most beneficial part of the Mission Leaders Conference.
We would like to recognize the team of professionals working behind the scenes to find great content and excellent presenters in each of the nine workshop tracks.
More workshop sessions are being added daily.
Pre-Conference Add-On Sessions
Registered attendees have several options for pre-conference sessions. These informative sessions are not included with the registration fee but may be purchased as an add-on.
For CEOs, COOs, executives, and senior management who are providing vision and direction for strategy, leadership, and organization transformation.
Marvin Newell | Staff Missiologist | Missio Nexus
Globally Engaged Churches
For church leaders, mission pastors, and mission-minded individuals who are involved in global discipleship, church/agency relationships, and the essential role of the church in missions.
Dave Wilson | Director of Church Engagement | Avant Ministries
Lorene Wilson | Church Engagement | Avant Ministries
Mathew Ellison | President & Church Missions Coach | Sixteen:Fifteen
Global Strategies is for missions leaders and practitioners who are pursuing global strategies and methods for the sake of the Great Commission.
John Yoder | Founder | Global Youth Interchange
The Human Resources track is designed for human resource directors and support staff who are involved in recruiting, hiring, onboarding, training and developing personnel.
Patrice R. Hunt | Senior Director of Staff Management | Wycliffe Bible Translators
MAFID Affiliate Tracks
The Mission Administration, Finance, Information Technology (IT), and Development (MAFID) tracks aim to build the capacity of all global mission organizations by ensuring that administrative intelligence keeps pace with best practices, global and national regulatory and compliance matters, future trends, and effective organizational structures.
This track provides the opportunity to earn up to 11.5 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit.
Barb Bowman | Vice President, Client Services | DickersonBakker
Finance Administration & Legal
Ted R. Batson, Jr. | Partner, Tax Counsel | CapinCrouse LLP
David Beroth | CFO | Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Joshua Heidelman | Attorney | Heidelman Law Firm, PC
Vonna Laue | Exec Dir of Global Services and CFO | TEAM
Chris Winkler | Vice President of Advancement | Wycliffe Bible Translators USA
Nathan Burns | Vice President of Advancement | Pioneers
Kristen Shuler | Executive VP | East-West Ministries International
Dan Brown | Executive Partner | Summit CXO
For mobilization directors and staff focused on growing the Great Commission workforce and encouraging the next generation of global workers.
Chris Lang | Director of Mobilization | Frontiers
People Care and Development (formerly Member Health)
For member care providers, leaders, and staff promoting healthy organizations which enhance healthy relationships in members’ personal, corporate and spiritual lives. We want to see organizations model and encourage well-being, promote open and honest communication, and possess the mechanisms to correct, enhance, and develop.
Faith De La Cour | Vice President, Chief People Officer | SIM USA
For educators, church leaders, mission pastors, agency or organization leaders, and mission-minded individuals who oversee or are involved in short-term missions sending, going, and receiving.
Don Johnson | Assistant US Director | SEND International
For church staff and agency personnel focused on missionary orientation, development and oversight for a skilled and qualified missionary task force.
Mark Morgenstern | Senior Director | Grow2Serve
Sponsor Hosted Workshops
For the first time, we are proud to offer five additional workshops presented by experts in a number of relevant fields. We believe these will be informative and helpful to agency and mission leaders in the missions community.