Speakers at the 9 main sessions.


Chris Wright PhD, Cambridge

Chris is the International Ministries Director of the Langham Partnership, providing literature, scholarships, and preaching training for pastors in Majority World churches and seminaries.

He has written many books including commentaries on Deuteronomy, Jeremiah, Lamentations, and Ezekiel, The Mission of God, Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit, Old Testament Ethics For The People Of God, and Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament.

Phil Strout

Phil Strout

Phil is a committed leader and communicator in the 21st century church, and brings over thirty-five years of experience in the areas of church planting and cross-cultural missions.

As the National Director of Vineyard USA, an association of over 600 congregations nationwide, Phil brings a non-hyped, down-to-earth, passionately authentic spirit and vision to leading the Vineyard Movement in its divine assignment.


Geno Olison

Geno is the lead pastor of the South Suburban Vineyard, a multiethnic church in the south suburbs of Chicago. He is a gifted leader and communicator who has devoted his life to church planting and cross-cultural ministry.

As a pastor and an Area Leader in the Midwest-North region, Geno is passionate about helping people build cross-cultural relationships through the local church.


Rachel Conner

Rachel Conner has been an active participant in the life and activities of the Sugar Land Vineyard since 2001.  She serves on the Senior Pastor’s Council, the teaching and preaching team, pastoral care team, and the spiritual formation team.

She is also a working spiritual director trained at Sustainable Faith’s School of Spiritual Direction.  Rachel is passionate about the practical application of God’s word, prayer and helping others find and hear God’s workings in their lives.


Adam Russell

Adam is the lead pastor of Vineyard Campbellsville located in the scenic green hills of Kentucky. Adam has traveled extensively inside and outside the Vineyard movement encouraging and training worship leaders and song writers. Additionally he has written some of the Vineyard’s most recognizable songs which include Folks Like Us, Name Above All Names, and Face to Face.