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2017 Converge Events


We are so glad you are here! REFRESH in the Desert is just that, a TIME TO REFRESH. Breathe...drink golf... three days to do, or not do, whatever you desire. Because we love you! And we know you need it. God has laid it on our hearts to REFRESH your hearts by sharing His love and generosity to those who so faithfully love and serve Him. For those Lead Pastors’ Wives who do not know about GraceNet, take a moment if you see Kym, and ask her about “Matters of the Heart.” God continues to do amazing things through our Converge Southwest churches. This has been an exciting year for church growth, saving lives, celebrating baptisms, and expanding communities touched by the love of Jesus, here in the Southwest and around the world... by His Grace... and your labor of love. We are proud of you, and we want you to know it. Be Refreshed!

Converge Southwest Team

Rev. Bruce Sumner

Kym Sumner

District Executive Minister

GraceNet Director

Rev. Bill Ankerberg

Director of Operations

Janie Plante

Maritza Maio

Executive Assistant

Accounting Manager



Table of Contents 2 Welcome

Friday Dinner Celebration 6:00p Valencia Ballroom doors open

2 Converge Southwest Team

6:10 Prayer/Introductions / Door Prize 1

3 Upcoming Converge Events

6:15 Dinner is Served

4 Table of Contents

7:25 Honor Peter Horne

4 Event & Dinner Schedule

7:35 Converge Video

6 Special Guests

7:40 Worship - Jason Winter Team

7 Hotel Map

8:00 Keynote Speaker - Larry Osborne

8 Vision Arizona Church Plants

8:30 Closing Worship

14 California Church Plants

8:35 Door Prize 2 / Conclusion & Prayer

18 Vision Texas Church Plants 21 Golf Classic Participants 22 Our Sponsors

Thursday, October 13 4:00p Hotel Check-in / Event Registration Evening Dinner in the Desert Date Night

Check welcome bag for details. Hint: open card from Bruce & Kym.

Friday, October 14 All day Refresh guests - free time 10am-Noon GraceNet (Lead Pastors’ Wives)-Malta Room 7:20a-1:00p Golf Classic - 1st Round

Saturday, October 15 All morning Refresh guests - free time 7:20a-1:00p Golf Classic - 2nd Round 11:00a Hotel check-out*

6:00-8:15 Dinner Celebration-Valencia Ballroom *hotel is at maximum capacity - check out time must be honored



Guest Speaker: Dr. Larry Osborne Larry Osborne is a husband, father, pastor, author, leadership consultant, and one of the senior pastors at North Coast Church in Vista, CA. North Coast has grown from a group of 128 meeting in a rented high school cafeteria to a multi-site church serving over 11,000 in weekend attendance. Larry travels extensively, speaking at conferences and mentoring events, imparting his passion for leadership, spiritual formation and discipleship. His books include: Thriving In Babylon, Accidental Pharisees, 10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe, Sticky Teams, Sticky Church, Spirituality for The Rest of Us, Innovation’s Dirty Little Secret, Mission Creep, and The Unity Factor. Larry holds both a Master of Divinity and Doctorate degree from Talbot Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Nancy, live in Oceanside, CA. They have three married children and an increasing number of grandchildren.

Jason Winters Worship Team Jason Winters (right) has been leading worship since 1996. Jason graduated from Christian Heritage College with a B.A. in Bible and Music, serving as the Worship Pastor at Mountain View Community Church since 2005. Jason has grown in leadership and song writing skills and has released two worship albums. He and his wife, Heather, keyboardist Kerri Rinas (with sound-tech husband, Brandon) and percussionist, Kameron Beveridge (center) will lead us in worship. Kameron’s wife, Hannah (not pictured) will run media.



Church Plants & Affiliations - Vision Arizona

Our MISSION is to invite people to become fully-surrendered followers of Christ. Our VISION is to be a church where everyone is welcome, changed and needed. Our focus is more about church health than church growth, encouraged to have almost two-thirds of our adults involved in both regular services and life groups.

Mission: To reach the Phoenix area for Christ and produce fully devoted followers of Christ. Vision: To “do” church in a way that reflects the community and offers real answers to life, while remaining true to God’s Word.

Rance & Kecia Meyers ~ Peoria, AZ “...through our Lord Jesus Christ we have gained ACCESS by faith into this grace in which we now stand...” Romans 5:1-2

436 decisions for Christ 111 baptisms 6,256 weekly attendance


Linn & Lisa Winters Multi-sites, AZ



community church!


Donovan & Shelly Christian Payson , AZ

AMADEO! | | 602.721.0238

“Making disciples who love God & people.”

Ben & Mandy Cloud ~ Queen Creek, AZ

Deeply involved in community outreach at local pregnancy center, coffee shop, low income building project, food pantry all church prayer meetings, missions in Mexico. 250 attend weekly | 32 baptisms | 52 decisions for Christ! | | 480.242.4154 8

Vision: “Lives transformed - living out the values and priorities of Jesus.” | info@ | 928.474.9128 9

Christ / Coffee / Culture

2 decisions for Christ 6 baptisms 85 in weekly attendance

Lead Pastor in Transition Flagstaff, AZ | | 480.390.4812

he Gurrolas moved to Arizona and felt a calling from God to start a dynamic Hispanic church. Under the leadership of Rock Point Church, they launched Iglesia Vida (Life Church) in 2011 in Gilbert, AZ. The mission of their church is to guide people into a life-giving relationship with Christ. Iglesia Vida is reaching a brand new generation for Jesus. | | 480.620.1598

At LIFE180, our vision is to “Impact the community with the love of Christ�

Dwayne & Michelle Pedroza | Chandler, AZ | | 480.382.2135 10

7 decisions for Christ 11 baptisms 335 in weekly attendance


Tim & Jaya Birdwell | Phoenix, AZ


Ryan & Leslie Rice | Phoenix, AZ | | 928.301.0835

Abel & Cecy Gurrola ~ Gilbert, AZ

Scott & Lori Morgan Chandler, AZ

Our mission is to help people meet, know and follow Jesus.



4 decisions for Christ this year 6 baptisms 120 weekly attendance LOVE like Jesus; LIVE like Jesus; LEAD others to Jesus

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Michael (MC) & Corinne Bellamy ~ Yuma, AZ

75 weekly attendance 15 baptisms Kidzone, AfterShock Youth, Living Water Ministries Vision: Inspiring thousands with Love, Hope and Purpose. Mission: Find needs and Fill them, Find Hurts and Heal them.

Sun Valley Community Church exists to help people meet, know and follow Jesus. Sun Valley has 4 locations: Gilbert, Tempe, East Mesa and Casa Grande, Arizona.

Chad & Katrina Moore Multi-Sites, AZ | | 480.632.8920 | | 928.581.5738 We exist so that people far from God can become the hands & feet of Jesus

Jason & Melissa Taylor ~ Yuma, AZ

Paul & Laurie Mondragon ~ Yuma, AZ Helping people to stand on the Rock that is Jesus Christ! 271 decisions for Christ 127 baptisms 900 weekly attendance

Baptized 12 | 250 weekly attendance | | 928.210.9500 12

| | 928.726.3007 13

Church Plants - California

Jamin & Julie Witte ~ Calimesa, CA

Matt & Roxanne Hammett ~ Multi-sites, CA Vision: A movement of hope and healing. Mission: Developing followers of Jesus who live an integrated life of faith community and action.

70 weekly attendance Mentoring program for kids Weekly outreach for teens

Opened a third campus in Encinitas this year. | | 858.268.2330 | | 909.255.5257

Our mission: At Riverview, we want people to KNOW Jesus Personally, GROW in Biblical Community and GO Live Generously.

425 weekly attendance 42 baptisms 53 decisions for Christ

Todd & Sarah Tolson ~ Santee, CA | | 619.337.0024 14

| | 619.449.7500 15

Greg & Gina Dinsmore - Hemet, CA “Soma” is the Greek word for

Josh & Brandi Krzanak ~ Solana Beach, CA

Whether you’ve been following Christ for years, you’re new to the faith, or you are still figuring out what you believe about Jesus, you are welcome at Surfside Church. Join us for our Sunday Gathering or at one of our Missional Communities.

| | 858.248.6704

body. We are a missional community of believers in Jesus Christ who actively engage in one another’s lives and surrounding community to project the gospel in all ways, at all times, with all people. A Christ-centered, scripture-focused,service-minded body of believers, we encourage, disciple, pray for and love others. | 951.306.4270

Andrew & Nikki Le ~ Fountain Valley, CA Reaching our Vietnamese in Fountain Valley for Christ!

Paul & Melanie Bernard Winchester, CA | 714.757.2388 At WAVE Church, we are people who love Jesus and want to be a blessing to our community and world. We are passionate about knowing and following Christ, experiencing the power of God together and living out lives of love and service in the midst of our families, community and around the world.

This church is all about these two things; love God and love people. 20 decisions for Christ 28 baptisms 275 weekly attendance

25 decisions for Christ 20 baptisms 220 weekly attendance | | 951.926.5500

Jason & Angelina Hardy ~ San Diego, CA | | 858.735.8659



Church Plants - Vision Texas Launched January, 2015, Cross Church is a Christ-centered community focused on loving God and loving people. We share the gospel of Jesus Christ, with a passion to serve and a drive to reflect the diversity within our community.

We aim to build a great city, renewed and redeemed, through the Gospel Planted in February of this year 65 weekly attendance 4 decisions for Christ

Cary & Danielle Perrin Alvin, TX | | 832.696.9805

Helping Everyday People Follow Jesus in the Everyday

43 decisions for Christ 52 baptisms 560 weekly attendance

30 adults currently meeting 5 decisions for Christ public launch soon

Brad & Sarah Wilkerson ~ Prosper, TX | | 469.815.5253 | 432.413.5981 18

Justin & Becky Moore Cypress, TX


275 weekly attendance 80 decisions for Christ 40 baptisms


| 832.745.8765 Troy & Jennifer Wolfe ~ Rhome, TX


5 decisions for Christ 5 baptisms 55 weekly attendance

Shane & Natalie Branecky~ Odessa, TX | | 940.222.8710

COC Metro exists to make followers of Jesus who SEEK, EQUIP & SERVE

Purchased 30 acres in the epicenter of growth in North Dallas suburb of Prosper

We are a grace-centered community, committed to the transformative Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Vincent & Joy Silmon Denton, TX 19

| 817.636.0606

Golf Classic Participants/Donors Bill Ankerberg CSW Trustee Chair | Converge Nordic Baltic Regional Director Josh Barrett Lead Pastor of Church of Celebration in Maricopa, AZ Denise Ganji Assistant Vice President for Merrill Lynch

Our mission is to see what Jesus sees, so we can do what He wants us to do.

Randy & Amy Moore McKinney, TX

Ramsin Ganji Senior Vice President for Merrill Lynch

350 in weekly attendance | 30 baptisms 71 decisions for Christ | moved to 3 services

| | 513.612.0794


Matt & Sharon Jeffreys | San Antonio, TX

We exist to glorify God by helping all kinds of people find and follow Jesus through Gospelcentered ministry.

Deron Higgins Lead Pastor of The Gathering in San Diego, CA | 951.249.6415

Richard Hutchison III Managing Attorney, Lerner & Rowe, Phoenix, AZ Dan Rynkofs Contractor specializing in fencing, decking and patios Lee Stephenson Converge Executive Director of Church Planting Boyd Sumner CEO/Owner of Boydco Equipment Rental S. Boyd Sumner Regional Vice President for Enterprise Rent-A-Car Bruce Sumner District Executive Minister of Converge Southwest Joel Sumner Client Manager at The Nielsen Company David Wandrey Executive Pastor of Journey of Faith, Manhattan Beach, CA

We exist to see God REIGN! Public Launch January, 2017

Brad Wilkerson CSW Trustee | Lead Pastor of COC Metro in Prosper, TX Linn Winters Lead Pastor of Cornerstone Church in Chandler, AZ Troy Wolfe Lead Pastor of Movement Church in North Ft. Worth, TX

Maxwell & Tonya Clark ~ Spring, TX | | 832.599.1559 20


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HR Boot Camp 2016 A Must For All Ministries Bring your team and get the quick and dirty details on the latest in ministry-focused best practices for human resources. We’re bringing in two of the leading experts in California law and church HR management to bring you up to speed. Most churches find out about their HR and legal issues through litigation. By then it’s too late; the damage is done! Start defending your ministry right now by attending this event. Get HR Fit and prepare for: • • • • •

changes to Wage and Hour laws, including exempt & non-exempt the possible passing of Proposition 64 (marijuana legalization) new hiring rules - including I-9 verification changes & penalties understanding leave of absence basics modifications to overtime rules on mission trips & camp counselors

One day event (9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) includes materials and lunch at a location near you. Mark your calendar and join your peers to discuss current and ever-changing HR best practices. (Don’t worry. Our educational seminars are never sales events and they are open to anyone.) For a full list of dates, visit: Robert W. Brockman

Leslie DeMattia

Robert W. Brockman, Jr. focuses his practice on the areas of personal injury, employment, elder abuse, and business disputes.


Leslie DeMattia has extensive experience in the law enforcement, civilian security, and human resources fields.


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