College Conference

Other speakers include Dustin Kensrue of Thrice and Mars Hill Church Orange County, Jake Luhrs and Matt Greiner of August Burns Red, Don Clark of the design firm Invisible Creature, and Mars Hill Creative Director Jesse Bryan. Plus, live music from Mars Hill bands KGhost Ship and King's Kaleidoscope.



The college years are crucial—whether you're in college or not. They set the stage for how you live the rest of life. Sex, art, music, money, gender, business, and culture all become crucial issues, and how we relate to them changes everything.

The truth is Jesus created all of it, but why? To take a stab at those answers, we’ve brought together some of the best teachers, artists, businessmen, and bands we know to hash it out at the first Resurgence National College Conference. Join us over New Year's in Seattle for a weekend that just might change how you look at life. Oh, and it’s a College Conference so you know the New Year's party will be ridiculous! 



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Speaker Bios


Eric Mason

Eric Mason is a native of Washington, DC. Dr. Mason serves as the lead pastor of Epiphany Fellowship in Philadelphia. His role includes casting vision, preaching and teaching, leadership development, general church oversight, and church planting. Christ has allowed Dr. Mason to serve in multiple pastoral roles over the past 13 years. Read or watch some of his content here.



Tim Chaddick

Tim Chaddick currently serves as the pastor for preaching and vision at Reality LA. He and his wife, Lindsey, felt Jesus calling them to plant a church in Hollywood in 2006, and out of that came Reality LA. They now live in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles with their two daughters. Read more about Tim's story here.



Mark Driscoll

Mark Driscoll is the founding and preaching pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington, and is one of the world’s most downloaded and quoted pastors. His audience spans the theological and cultural left and right.  He was also named one of the 25 Most Influential Pastors of the Past 25 Years by Preaching magazine, and his sermons are regularly #1 on iTunes each week for Religion & Spirituality with millions of downloads each year. With a skillful mix of bold presentation, clear biblical teaching, and compassion for those who are hurting the most, Driscoll has taken biblical Christianity into cultural corners previously unexplored by evangelicals.



Jani Ortlund

Jani Ortlund is a well-known writer and conference speaker from Nashville, Tennessee who loves spending her energies connecting women and their families with the Word of God. She is the wife of Dr. Ray Ortlund Jr., Acts 29 lead pastor at Immanuel Chruch, author, and former seminary professor. Jani, a former schoolteacher, holds a masters degree in education. The Ortlunds have four grown children and six grandchildren. Read some of Jani's articles here.



Matt Jensen

Matt Jensen has been involved in college ministry for the last 10 years and has a vision to mobilize thousands of students around the country to be kingdom-expanding disciples of Jesus as they create the cultures of the future. To this end, he pioneered a movement of hundreds of students on mission in Seattle, leading them to leverage their college years for Jesus' fame. Matt now serves as the lead pastor of the rapidly growing Mars Hill Church U-District, next to the University of Washington in Seattle.



Band Bios


King's Kaleidoscope is an indie rock band that leads worship at Mars Hill U-District. Made up primarily of about a dozen college students, the band has been leveraging their college years to create some of the most unique worship music around. King's Kaleidoscope is led by Deacon Chad Gardner, who is only 23, but has been playing and arranging music his whole life. He has quickly become one of the most influential artists at Mars Hill. 



Ghost Ship is a roots-rock band that writes music about Jesus. They lead the worship gatherings at Mars Hill Downtown Seattle. They have also been playing benefit shows at clubs in Seattle to raise money to fight sex-trafficking in the city. Ghost Ship's leader, Cam Huxford, moved to Seattle from Georgia four years ago with two goals: use music to point to Jesus and call people to respond to Jesus. Musically, Ghost Ship uses banjos, dobros, pedal steels, and anything else they can get their hands on to create a rootsy-Americana texture.



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