2022 Summer Conferences

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Family Conference - Wk 1

June 20-25 | Matt Hannan

Matt Hannan is the former lead pastor of New Heights Church in Vancouver, WA. Under his leadership, New Heights has grown from a church of a few hundred to a multi-site church with eleven services in four different locations. Additionally, he has served as key leader in a Northwest Church Planting, an organization that provides training, coaching and consulting for leaders and networks committed to starting new churches. Matt maintains a busy schedule as he leads all community and mission connections and is part of the teaching team for New Heights.

Guests appreciate Matt as always Biblical, sometimes unconventional and that his refreshing honest and practical teaching will challenge them about important areas of their lives.

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Family Conference - Wk 2

June 26-July 2 | Ray Pritchard

Dr. Ray Pritchard serves as the president of Keep Believing Ministries. Ministering extensively overseas, speaking at conferences, and appearing on Christian radio and television talk shows, Ray focuses on evangelism and encouragement to spread the hope of Jesus Christ through the world.

 

For 27 years he pastored churches in Los Angeles, Dallas and Chicago, and most recently served at Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, Il.  Dr. Pritchard is the author of twenty-seven books. Ray and his wife, Marlene, have three sons.

Family Conference - Wk 3

July 3-9 | Lee Strobel & Bill Butterworth

Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel, the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune, is a New York Times best-selling author of more than forty books and curricula that have sold fourteen million copies in total. He currently serves as Founding Director of the Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics at Colorado Christian University.

Lee has been described in the Washington Post as “one of the evangelical community’s most popular apologists.” He was educated at the University of Missouri (Bachelor of Journalism degree) and Yale Law School (Master of Studies in Law degree). He was a journalist for fourteen years at The Chicago Tribune and other newspapers, winning Illinois’ highest honors for both investigative reporting and public service journalism from United Press International.


Bill Butterworth’s public speaking experience coupled with seminary training has produced a Bible teacher with wonderful wit, warmth and realism. He was on the faculty of Florida Bible College for eight years and was Director of Counseling Ministries at Insight for Living, the radio ministry of Chuck Swindoll, for six years.

Not only has he been warmly received at such great churches as Willow Creek Community Church and Saddleback Community Church, he has also addressed such corporate clients as Disney, Ford Motor Company and the National Football League.

Family Conference - Wk 4

July 10-16 | Walt Kaiser

Dr. Walt Kaiser’s love of his LORD, Jesus Christ, his extensive knowledge of the whole biblical text, and a God given gift of humor make him a sought after evangelical speaker and Christian author. For many years now, Walter Kaiser has blessed generations of guests at Cannon Beach Conference Center.

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Family Conference - Wk 5

July 17-23 | Speaker TBD

Each year, the Conference Center sponsors many Bible conferences for a variety of groups, including families, women, couples, retirees, men and military families.

 

Everyone is welcome to register for these conferences.  Programs include two sessions each day of Bible teaching on a subject appropriate for the group, separate age-graded programs for the kids (during summer and holiday weekends), inspiring times of worship and music, special activities and lots of free time to relax together, enjoy the area and be refreshed physically, spiritually and emotionally.

Go to Registration (bottom of page) to reserve your room today.

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Family Conference - Wk 6

July 24-30 | Ed Underwood

Ed Underwood is Executive Officer and Lead Counselor of Recentered Group, and every year helps dozens of churches become healthy and thrive by loving one another in ways that build a high trust leadership culture and by equipping leaders to cultivate a disciple making community.

 

Ed brings over forty years of experience as a lead pastor in a traditional denominational church in the Midwest, a church plant that grew into the largest church in the county in the Northwest, and his last 21 years as lead pastor of the historic Church of the Open Door in Southern California.

Ed has authored three books: When God Breaks your Heart, Reborn to Be Wild, and The Trail.

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Family Conference - Wk 7

July 31-August 6 | Rick McKinley

Rick McKinley is the founder and lead pastor of Imago Dei Community and is the author of five books. He is a nationally known speaker at conferences. In 2012, Portland Monthly magazine voted him one of Portland's 50 Most Influential People and he is widely respected as a leader who navigates the issues surrounding faith, culture, and the church. Rick lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and four children.

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Family Conference - Wk 8

August 7-13 | Rene Schlaepfer & Bill Butterworth

Rene Schlaepfer is the senior pastor of Twin Lakes Church near Santa Cruz, California. His superbly clear and humorous teaching always results in Jesus transforming lives through His Word. Rene is a former broadcaster whose voice may be familiar from the internationally syndicated program The Story Behind The Song, from his morning show on contemporary Christian radio.

Bill Butterworth is an award-winning speaker and author with nearly 40 titles to his name. From conferences to Fortune 500 companies, Bill’s extraordinary ability to blend humor, storytelling, wisdom and practicality has resonated with a wide range of audiences across the globe. Before his speaking and writing career took shape, Bill taught at the college level for thirteen years and was a counselor for six years.

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Family Conference - Wk 9

August 14-20 | Speaker TBD

Each year, the Conference Center sponsors many Bible conferences for a variety of groups, including families, women, couples, retirees, men and military families.

 

Everyone is welcome to register for these conferences.  Programs include two sessions each day of Bible teaching on a subject appropriate for the group, separate age-graded programs for the kids (during summer and holiday weekends), inspiring times of worship and music, special activities and lots of free time to relax together, enjoy the area and be refreshed physically, spiritually and emotionally.

Go to Registration (bottom of page) to reserve your room today.

Family Conference - Wk 10

August 21-27 | Ryan Paulson

Ryan Paulson serves as the Lead Pastor of Emmanuel Faith Community Church, an 82-year-old church in Escondido, CA. He is passionate about teaching the scriptures and helping people live in the way of Jesus, with the heart of Jesus. Ryan has served as a facilitator for the Preaching Initiative at Denver Seminary and has been a featured speaker at a number of other camps. Ryan lives in Escondido, CA with his wife Kelly of 19 years and their three kids.

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Family Conference - Wk 11

August 28-Sept 2 | Dennis Keating

Dennis Keating is passionate about communicating God’s Word. Dennis earned a Master of Divinity from Talbot Seminary and was the senior pastor of Emmanuel Faith Community Church in Escondido, California for more than two decades. He has taught “Church Leadership and Management” at Talbot School of Theology, led pastors conferences in China, and taught at Christ for the City Missionary conferences in Costa Rica. Dennis and his wife, Marsha have three grown children.

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Labor Day Family Conference

September 2-5 | Speaker TBD

Each year, the Conference Center sponsors many Bible conferences for a variety of groups, including families, women, couples, retirees, men and military families.

 

Everyone is welcome to register for these conferences.  Programs include two sessions each day of Bible teaching on a subject appropriate for the group, separate age-graded programs for the kids (during summer and holiday weekends), inspiring times of worship and music, special activities and lots of free time to relax together, enjoy the area and be refreshed physically, spiritually and emotionally.

Go to Registration (bottom of page) to reserve your room today.