Boot Camp presenters
Cathy Townley is the Lead Church Planting Coach for the Minnesota Annual Conference, and a worship specialist and coach and consultant in new starts and existing churches. Cathy has extensive experience in the Healthy Church Initiative (HCI) as a coach in both Minnesota and Missouri; with Jim Griffith - Griffith Coaching Network; as a coach for Martha Grace Reese and the Unbinding the Gospel Project; and as a coach with the Center for Progressive Renewal in Atlanta Georgia. The author of Missional Worship: Increasing Attendance and Expanding the Boundaries of Your Church; and Designing Worship Teams, Cathy’s desire in ministry is to be authentic. Reaching new people is all about the relationship! Cathy and her husband Terry are avid golfers. Cathy is very willing to talk shop with you on the golf course, weather permitting. Cathy and Terry have two sons and daughters-in-law.
is the Lead Pastor of The Gathering
in St. Louis, Missouri. Since he started the church ten years ago, it has grown into a multi-site ministry with four sites spread out across the city. Matt is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and Emory School of Theology in Atlanta. Matt is passionate about church planting, especially in the context of multi-site ministry. When he's not reading, preaching, or teaching, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids.
Mike Crawford is the Coordinator of Congregational Development for the Illinois Great Rivers Conference, equipping new congregations and existing churches to more effectively reach their communities with the good news of Jesus Christ. He has worked with church plants in various settings for over twelve years and has coordinated the North Central Jurisdiction Church Planters' Boot Camp since it began in 2009. Mike is married to Rev. Patty Johansen and they are the proud parents of two young adults, Kara who is 26 and lives in New York City, and Mark, a senior at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (during boot camp he will be less than 3 weeks from graduation!). Mike is a runner, having completed several half marathons and two full marathons. Recently his interest in photography has been re-ignited.
With cameos from Embrace, Sioux Falls SD; and others ...