Sat Aug 19, 2017

Mark Matlock & Sid Koop

Keynote Speakers for Youth Worker: 
Mark Matlock

(President of WisdomWorks & Former President of Youth Specialties )

Mark Matlock has been working with youth pastors, students, and parents for more than two decades. He is currently the president of WisdomWorks a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals, churches and faith centered organizations leverage the transforming power of Biblical wisdom to accomplish their mission.

Mark is the former Executive Director for Youth Specialties (YS) and creator of the PlanetWisdom student conferences. 
He has written more than twenty books for teens, including the Wisdom On… series, Living a Life That Matters, Smart Faith and Don’t Buy the Lie. Most recently, Mark has authored three books for parents: Real World Parents, Raising Wise Children, and Ideas for Parents. Through Wisdom Works and Youth Specialties, Mark speaks to hundreds of thousands of students, parents, and youth workers around the world each year.

Mark and his family live in Texas where they attend Irving Bible Church where Mark was ordained and serves as a teaching pastor. When he’s not traveling, he and enjoys cooking for family and friends. 


Sid Koop
Keynote Speakers for Youth Worker: 
Sid Koop

(Executive Director - Truth Matters Ministries & Director - CYWC Regional Trainings)

Sid Koop is totally and completely passionate about awakening the lives of students through the truth of Jesus Christ. His 15+ year journey has taken him from a small town in Manitoba where he grew up, to Canmore, BC as a Youth Pastor, to Lethbridge, AB as Minister of Peer Ministries, and on to Kelowna, BC as full time Director of Truth Matters Ministries. 

Sid speaks to youth across North America at summer camp, youth retreats and conferences. He also speaks to leaders and parents of youth, equipping and informing them to bring up the next generation of disciples. Sid and his wife Jen have two boys, Payton and Cole, who love camp games almost as much as Sid does. 

Ho-Ming Tsui & Laura Bronson


Keynote Speakers for Youth: 
Dr. Rev. Ho-Ming Tsui

(Lead Pastor of English Ministry - Richmond Hill Christian Community Church)

Rev. Dr. Ho-Ming Tsui is lead pastor of the English ministry at Richmond Hill Christian Community Church (RHCCC) -- a multi-lingual, multi-generational, life-development church for the city. RHCCC has four congregations (Cantonese, Mandarin, English and Young Life Development) with an average Sunday attendance of over 4500. In 2009, Ho-Ming started the and within 3 years, his team answered over 1000 questions from young people across the GTA and Canada.  
Ho-Ming has obtained degrees from Queen’s University (Kingston), Tyndale Seminary (Toronto) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Boston). 
He is married to Katie, and together, they have three energetic children and an extremely cute and goofy French Bulldog named Scout. 


Sid Koop
Keynote Speakers for Youth: 
Laura Bronson

Director - Keep It Real (A Ministry of Youth For Christ Canada)

Laura Bronson as a gifted and passionate 25-year-old, making Christ known through skateboarding, graffiti, and speaking engagements across the nation and around the world through a ministry called “Keep it Real.” Laura has the unique ability to bring the aroma of Christ to corners of society that have never encountered His love and forgiveness.

As she travels all across Canada and the world to speak, skateboard and graffiti, She loves to get the crowd energized and you can see her passion for young people everywhere she goes which is matched with her desire to share the message of Keeping It Real: just being yourself, the person God created you to be. Laura wants to see the younger generation become obsessed with Jesus.

She is convinced that this can happen through discipleship and she does this with the Keep It Real crew. She partners with Youth For Christ as a missionary to Canada. Laura is really hyper!



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