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Speaker

Karen Kingsbury
Karen Kingsbury

#1 New York Times Bestselling novelist Karen Kingsbury writes Life-Changing Fiction and has been called America's favorite inspirational author. There are more than 25 million copies of her award-winning books in print, including several million copies sold in the past year. Karen's last dozen titles have topped national bestseller charts and many of her novels are under development as feature films and television movies.

In addition, Roma Downey and MGM Studios announced this year that they are developing 22 of Karen's Baxter Family novels into a TV series. She lives in Tennessee with her husband Don and their five sons, three of whom are adopted from Haiti. Their actress daughter Kelsey lives nearby and is married to Christian recording artist Kyle Kupecky. The couple recently welcomed their first child, Hudson, making Karen and Don grandparents for the first time. See more about Karen at karenkingsbury.com.

Speaker

Margaret Feinberg
Margaret Feinberg

A self-described "hot mess," Margaret Feinberg is a popular Bible teacher and speaker at churches and leading conferences such as Catalyst, Thrive, and Women of Joy, and creator of best-selling coloring books for grown ups Live Loved: An Adult Coloring Book and Live Free: An Adult Coloring Book. Her books, including The Organic God, The Sacred Echo, Scouting the Divine, Wonderstruck, Fight Back With Joy, and their corresponding Bible studies, have sold nearly one million copies and received critical acclaim and extensive national media coverage from CNN, the Associated Press, USA Today, Los Angeles Times,Washington Post, and more. She was recently named one of 50 women most shaping culture and the church today by Christianity Today, one of the 30 Voices who will help lead the church in the next decade by Charisma magazine and one of 40 who will shape Christian publishing by Christian Retailing magazine. Margaret lives in Utah with her husband, Leif, and their superpup, Hershey. She believes some of the best days are spent in jammies, laughing, and being silly. See more about Margaret at margaretfeinberg.com.

Musician

Mark Schultz
Mark Schultz

Mark Schultz' personal approach to music has yielded a slew of hits including "He's My Son" and "Letters From War," a poignant account of faith in the midst of strife, which recently served as the centerpiece of the Army's "Be Safe-Make it Home" campaign. As one of Christian music's most distinctive voices, singer/songwriter Mark has a considerable catalog of tracks that can't help but tug on his listeners' hearts.

After playing a sold-out show at the famed Ryman Auditorium in Nashville that kickstarted his artistic journey many years ago, the Kansas native loves writing story songs that draw from everyday life experience. See more about Mark at markschultzmusic.com.

Drama

Theater for the Thirsty
Theater for the Thirsty

Theater for the Thirsty specializes in entertaining, music-infused, and imaginative theater. Jeremiah and Vanessa Gamble have been creating and performing original works for over fifteen years. They portray over 100 different characters in their ten original shows. See more about Jeremiah and Vanessa at theaterforthethirsty.com.