Main Session Speakers
Jamie Lam has been on staff with Cru for eleven years, particularly serving in Epic Movement, which is centered around ministering and empowering Asian Americans. She has a genuine passion for empowering college students, helping them build their relationships with Christ and sending them out to proclaim the gospel! Ms. Lam has served on the Epic National Team and as a Missions Director and is currently engaging in ministry with the Cru High School team.
Megan Fate Marshman
Megan is the director of Women’s Ministries at Hume Lake Christian Camps and a teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church. She is a well-established speaker and an inspiring author from Lakewood California. Megan has a fire for storytelling and a joyful presence in the messages that she gives. She has spoken at Missions Conference in both 2014 and 2017 and is loved by students who get to hear speak.
Ben Stuart is the pastor of Passion City Church, Washington D.C. Before joining Passion City Church, Ben was the executive director of Breakaway Ministries, serving thousands of college students at Texas A&M. Ben earned his master’s degree in historical theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Donna, aim to equip and inspire people to know and walk with God for a lifetime.
Eli Bonilla Jr. is the father to two beautiful children; Novalee Grace and Ezekiel Eliezer Rafat, and husband to the legendary Alexis Gabriella Bonilla. He is an emerging leader in the Next Gen space. He serves several national networks in varied roles. He is the Next Gen Regional Co-Chair for North America with Empowered21, and he also fills the position of National Millennial Director for the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC). His full-time responsibilities are with OneHope as a Masters Fellow as a part of the Office of the President.
Before being called into ministry, Eric served on the International Space Station program in Moscow. He left his aerospace engineering career to join the Slavic Gospel Association as a full-time missionary in 2002, traveling and ministering to Russian-speaking countries and the United States, preaching at churches. He earned his Master’s degree in International Development and Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mock’s passion is to equip churches and pastors in the former Soviet Union with the Gospel message and to make disciples. Eric is now also a pastor of River’s Edge Bible Church in Pecatonica, Illinois.
Isla Vista Worship
Isla Vista Worship is a family and collective of musicians, artists, and worshippers whose passion is to express their love and worship to King Jesus with a simple child-like faith and desire to see Heaven come to earth through creative expression. They live in Isla Vista, CA, a college town, and exist to declare the goodness of God and the love he has for all of His kids through every tragedy and triumph. Isla Vista Worship has been writing songs, growing alongside the local church community and running after the heart of the Father for the city. Through the years, the songs they’ve written as a community, and the ones that spontaneously erupt from our worship nights in their living rooms and garages, have spread like wildfire throughout the world. They believe that God has placed a very specific culture of worship in Isla Vista, and that culture has, by the grace of God, impacted the nations.