2022 Summer Conferences
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.
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.
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.
July 10-16 | Dr. 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.
July 17-23 | Josh White
Josh White is the founding pastor of Door of Hope Church in Portland, OR and currently serves there as the Vision and Teaching Pastor. Josh is also the founder of Deeper Well Records. When not making music or leading the church, Josh loves to spend his time reading and hanging out with his wife, Darcy and 2 children.
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.
July 31-August 6
Dr. Darryl DelHousaye & Dr. Kent DelHousaye
Dr. Darryl DelHousaye pastored in California before ministering in Arizona in 1981. He was Senior Pastor at Scottsdale Bible Church for 25 years and was President of Phoenix Seminary for 23 years. He is the author of Today for Eternity and the study notes for Acts in Nelson’s New King James Study Bible.
As Chancellor of Phoenix Seminary, he is active in the spiritual care of students, faculty and staff. He also serves as a resource to the President assisting in the development of the resources of the Seminary. Through his on-going ministry as a gifted Bible expositor, Pastor Darryl additionally serves as a distinguished ambassador of Phoenix Seminary.
Darryl and his wife Holly have three sons.
Dr. Kent DelHousaye is the Senior Pastor at Bethany Bible Church and an Adjunct Professor at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. He has a Master of Divinity degree in Biblical Communication from Phoenix Seminary. As a speaker and avid writer, his interests are in cultural apologetics and virtue ethics. Kent is also a published author and journalist, internet blogger, radio teacher, and regular lecturer on matters of faith and culture.
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.
August 14-20 | Jim Burns
Jim Burns is the president of HomeWord. He speaks to thousands of people around the world each year. He has more than 2 million resources in print in 20 languages. He primarily writes and speaks on the values of HomeWord, which are: Strong Marriages, Confident Parents, Empowered Kids, and Healthy Leaders. Some of his most popular books are: Doing Life with Your Adult Children, The Purity Code, Creating an Intimate Marriage, Have Serous Fun and Finding Joy in the Empty Nest.
Jim and his wife, Cathy, live in Southern California and have three grown daughters, Christy, Rebecca, and Heidi; three sons-in-law, Steve, Andy and Matt; and three grandchildren, James, Charlotte and Huxley.
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.
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.
Labor Day Family Conference
September 2-5 | JP Jones
JP Jones is the Founding Senior Pastor of Crossline Church, a congregation of over 2,500. A published author and popular speaker, JP’s radio program, Truth that Changes Lives, is listened to in over 160 countries. JP is on the Adjunct Faculty of Biola University teaching Theology and Biblical Studies. With a heart for evangelism and missions, JP makes several trips a year to both Haiti and Israel to preach the gospel and train pastors.
JP is the author of several books including: Transformed, Livin’ Large, Getting to Know the Real Jesus and Facing Goliath. His radio ministry, Truth that Changes Lives, is heard in all 50 states and 162 countries of the world. JP is married to his wife Donna and they have 3 children and one granddaughter.