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Jon Brown has served in full-time youth and Next Gen ministry for almost 17 years.  He is the Next Gen Pastor at Journey Church, a multi-site church located near Chicago, IL. Journey Church has campuses in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Lithuania and was on Outreach Magazine’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Church List in 2017. Jon also enjoys traveling locally and around the world to share the contagious message of Jesus with this generation. He is married to his college sweetheart, Janet, and is wildly passionate about being a loving husband and a daddy to his three girls.

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Scott and his amazing wife Micaela pastor in Waterdown, Ontario and are living the good life with their cockapoo Winston. They love espresso, chicken wings, corvettes and concerts that make your ears ring. Scott could not be more excited to worship, celebrate, and party this year at Activate as we see students’ lives forever changed, and the Spirit posture there lives for an incredible legacy of impact and purpose!

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Tricia serves as the Connections Pastor at Bethel Church in Sarnia, Ontario where she led the Children’s and Youth Ministries for 13 years. Following God’s call has been her greatest adventure, taking her to places she never imagined, teaching and preaching to every age group in churches, camps, schools, orphanages and brothels. In all areas of her life, Tricia loves to mentor young people, equipping the next generation of leaders to live for Jesus.

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Michael serves as an Associate Pastor at LakePoint Family Church in Leamington, Ontario, where he provides vision and leadership to their Small Groups and Connection Ministries. He is passionate about seeing people get connected into Christian community and experiencing all that a life spent with Jesus has to offer. Leading people towards what could be, and should be true of us as Christ-followers energizes and drives his ministry. Michael’s love for hockey and the San Jose Sharks is only surpassed by his love for God, his wife Melissa and his sons, Levi and Ezra!

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Mark Quinlan currently serves as Lead Pastor of New Life Church in Brantford. He and his wife Erica have been pastoring for a decade with a passion for Christ and inspiring that same passion in others. Mark is uniquely gifted in helping people with difficult life situations and finds great fulfilment in seeing healing in those around him. He is an open and honest speaker who is willing to leave it all on the table, believing that in our honesty and transparency everyone can see the love and grace of Jesus. Outside of ministry, Mark enjoys being with his wife and three children, working on projects around the house, and eating his wife’s cooking!