Plenary & Breakout Speakers
Plenary – Session 1
Bishop Joseph Mattera of Resurrection Church in New York and overseer of Christ Covenant Coalition is the epitome of “think globally, act locally.” He has a worldwide ministry, but his leadership for the Body of Christ in New York has had major Kingdom impact upon the city he calls home. He is an outside-the-box thinker with a boots-on-the-ground, a let’s-get-it-done mentality.
Plenary – Session 2
Kevin Palau is the president of the Luis Palau Association, a Portland-based evangelistic ministry that has touched the lives of millions around the world. A visionary systems leader, Kevin has helped pioneer the model of cooperative incarnational ministry that has become “CityServe,” out of their ministry’s experience in Portland. Today Kevin is recognized nationally as a key leader for sustainable citywide movements that bring civic, government, and church leadership together in unprecedented ways.
Plenary – Session 3
Bishop Joseph Garlington has been a leader for uniting the Body of Christ for Kingdom impact for over a generation. Based in Pittsburgh and deeply connected to the communities of Western Pennsylvania, Bishop Garlington has pioneered creative partnerships with government, business, civic, and church leaders to release Kingdom impact in that region. He has also been a leader in racial and cross-cultural reconciliation ministries.
Plenary – Session 3
Adam DePasquale is the Pastor of Church Development at Walnut Hill Community Church, where he oversees the development of the church’s regional campuses and serves as the Senior Associate to Clive Calver over all of Walnut Hill’s ministries. A resident of Newtown, Connecticut, Adam’s life changed forever when he was called on the afternoon of the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School to be with parents as they waited to hear news about their children. Since then, Adam has been on a journey of what it means to minister to a community in the midst of and coming out of great pain and tragedy.
Plenary – Session 4
Annmarie Boulay is the Director of Connecting and Women’s Ministries at Wintonbury Church in Bloomfield, CT. She has also co-founded The Underground, a ministry she has great passion for, which brings together churches in Connecticut to fight against the injustices of human trafficking in the region. A grassroots movement started 18-months ago, The Underground has already gained the support of more than 50 churches, and is currently impacting the lives of our most vulnerable youth in the state.
Plenary – Session 5
Zenzo Matoga From Malawi, Africa, and the team of Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, Zenzo Matoga has come to New England to see revival come to America. Zenzo is the founder and visionary of the United Night of Worship, a catalytic movement that has helped unite the Body in worship and revival prayer across New England. A gifted worship leader and speaker, Zenzo is now planting an Impact Church in Medford, Massachusetts.
Marcus Cole will be providing worship leadership for the conference sessions. Saturday Night at the conference is the 2015 Connecticut United Night of Worship – Come with expectancy!
Impact Connecticut 2015 MC
Rick McKinniss has served Wellspring Church as Senior Leader since 1986. He has two theological degrees from Bethel Seminary in Minnesota, where he also taught as an adjunct professor in preaching. In recent years he has been involved in the emerging global prayer movement as a partner in InterPrayer. During that same time he has been used by God to call pastors and churches together for persevering revival prayer and for Kingdom breakthrough in Connecticut. He is passionate about seeing heaven-sent revival come to New England once again in his lifetime. Pastor Rick and Debbie have been married for 40 years and have five children and four grandchildren.
Ken Vance is the dynamic leader of Vertical Church, West Haven, Connecticut. Successful in business before entering the ministry, Pastor Ken has led Vertical Church through a visionary transition journey that has positioned the church to embrace the community and to bridge cultures and generations within the fellowship.