our speakers

 
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Bianca Olthoff

Bianca Juarez Olthoff is a bible-teaching, word-slanging MexiRican who is passionate about raising up a generation of people passionate about Jesus Christ. As an author and speaker, she knows the power of words and wields them wisely. As a church planter (www.tfhoc.org) and leader, she is committed to proclaiming the gospel domestically and internationally. For more information, follow along on social media or visit www.BiancaOlthoff.com.   


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Emily belle freeman

Emily Belle Freeman is a coach’s wife, mother to five children, and grandmother of three.  She is the author of several bestselling books, and a sought-after inspirational speaker.  Her passion for bridge-building and loving deeply through God’s Word has inspired Emily to equip women across the world to gather in small groups to study scripture.  She is a co-founder of Multiply Goodness and hosts a YouTube New Testament study series entitled Don’t Miss This.  To learn more, follow Emily on social media.

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Amena brown owen

Amena Brown is a poet, speaker, author, and event host. Named one of Rejuvenate Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 Changemakers, Amena is the author of five spoken word CDs and two non-fiction books: Breaking Old Rhythms and her latest release How to Fix a Broken Record. She has performed and spoken at events across the nation such as Creativity World Forum, IF Gathering, and Chick-fil-A Leadercast, as well as touring with Gungor, Ann Voskamp and the Voices Project Historically Black College and University Tour.

Amena is the host of three podcasts: HER With Amena Brown, the limited edition How to Fix a Broken Record podcast about her book of the same name, and Here for the Donuts. She and her husband, DJ Opdiggy, live in Atlanta. You can follow her on Instagram.


 
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nish weiseth

An adventurer’s wife, a mother to two brilliant & hilarious kids, a published author, a nationally-known speaker, a non-profit founder, a spiritual director, a podcaster, a bridge-builder, an op-ed columnist, a fact-checker, and some other things she probably missed. When she’s not juggling all of those roles, you can either find her enjoying her idyllic mountain town, or with her nose in a good book. Nish loves Jesus with her whole heart and tries really hard to follow His example — she fails every day, but she’s scrappy, so she hasn’t given up just yet. She is a co-founder of Multiply Goodness. You can find her on Instagram.


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Christopher and lisa clark

Lisa has been featured in commercials for companies like Kia, BYU Dining Services, Evelar Solar, Little Giant Ladders, Mountain America, and ad and print material for UCCU. She has acted and improvised in independent features, like “Junior’s Giants,” “Stalking Santa,” “We Love You Sally Carmichael,” and starred as “Gracie,” as the lead actor of “Pretty Darn Funny,” an award winning webseries that she also write and executive produced, and was a script consultant, producer, and starred as “Carrie Carrington” in the film “Once I Was a Beehive.”

Lisa currently works as a freelance writer for commercials and comedic projects, represented Chatbooks as a spokesperson, and stars as a guest host of the tv show “Random Acts.” She is starring in the musical improv tv show “Show Offs,” and hosts the morning radio show on SiriusXM, “The Lisa Valentine Clark Show.”

Christopher Clark is an actor, producer, and professor, who has performed with prestigious companies around the world (like the Royal Shakespeare Company and Second City Chicago). He serves as the chair of the Theatre Department at Utah Valley University. In March of 2016, Christopher was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

Christopher and Lisa live in Provo, Utah and are the parents of five children. You can follow Lisa on Instagram.

 
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David butler — EMcee

David Butler is by day a college religious educator sharing his love for the scriptures and his belief that there is a power for good innate in every human soul. By night he is a fort builder, waffle maker, sports coach, and storyteller for his six favorite little people, also known as his children. He and his wife, Jenny, live with their family amid the snow-capped peaks of the Mountain West, but they often dream of a beach house on a sunny shore somewhere. David is the author of many religious books including Ites: an illustrated guide to the people in the Book of MormonThe Peter Potential, and his newest, Celebrating A Christ-Centered Christmas: Children’s Edition