Devotional Leader Jonathan Nelson
Multiple Stellar Award winner and Dove Award-nominated artist Jonathan Nelson has made a remarkable impact on Gospel music with his captivating call to worship that speaks to the human condition. Since the 2006 release of his first live album, the Baltimore native has proven to be an artist with undeniable talent and lasting appeal. With chart topping Billboard hits such as “The Struggle Is Over,” and “My Name Is Victory” he has been able to capture the sound of the traditional Sunday morning church choir and the healing power of contemporary praise and worship.
Tim Tebow is a two-time college football national champion, first-round NFL draft pick and Heisman Trophy winner. In addition, he serves as a college football analyst for ESPN. Prior to joining ESPN, Tebow played three years in the NFL for the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets. Currently, Tebow is pursuing a career in professional baseball in the New York Mets organization.
Tebow is the author of two New York Times Best Selling books: “Through My Eyes,” which was named the No. 1 sports and religion book of 2011 and “Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms,” which won the 2017 Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Book of the Year. Tebow released his latest book, “This Is The Day,” on September 25, 2018.
Tebow, who grew up in the Philippines as the son of missionaries, established the Tim Tebow Foundation in 2010 with the goal to bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. The foundation assists children with life-threatening illnesses—through the Tebow CURE Hospital—and those with special needs, including international orphans in need of families.
Born and raised by entrepreneurs, fab’rik Founder Dana Spinola has been taught from a young age that if you love what you do you will never work another day in your life. This mantra inspired her to leave Corporate America and open her first boutique in 2002. Since then, she has carried her mission of High Style With Heart nationwide with over 40 locations and growing.
Dana has always believed that clothing has the ability to change lives. In 2009, she launched the brand’s nonprofit, free fab’rik, which provides free shopping sprees for women in need. She then launched fab’rik’s clothing line, Asher, in which proceeds go to support the adoption process for children in Africa.
Forbes called her “one of the five great american entrepreneurs you haven’t heard of yet but should know” because of her dedication to not only building a growing fashion brand but for inspiring a culture of people to weave purpose into their companies and their life.
She was voted Business Person of the Year, Women Making a Mark, and has appeared in dozens of publications from Wall Street Journal to Elle. Author and Inspirational speaker, Dana is committed to reminding people to dream big and then chase those dreams relentlessly. She wrote the book, love what you do, as a guide to ignite your passion, find your purpose and live life with meaning. While Dana sits at the head of a leading fashion franchise as well as a non-profit organization, her most rewarding job is being a wife and mom to her four children and 20 chickens!
Austin Hatch, a two-time plane crash survivor and inspirational speaker focused on helping others overcome loss and adversity. In 2003, Hatch survived a family crash that claimed the lives of his mother Julie, sister, Lindsay and brother, Ian. Eight years later, he was involved in another family airplane crash in which his father and “second mother” were killed. Austin suffered severe injuries and was in a coma for two months. He relearned to walk, eat and live his life. Hatch recovered and achieved his dream of playing basketball for the University of Michigan under Coach Jim Beilein. Eight years after the second accident, Hatch is a graduate of The University of Michigan and is married to his wife, Abigail.
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