Keynote Speakers

Each year at the Ideas to Impact Conference, we have the honor of hosting highly acclaimed speakers from around the nation. It's important to us that keynote speakers are not only inspiring, but relatable. From award-winning authors and musicians to pastors and ministry leaders, the Ideas to Impact Conference delivers motivational keynote speakers who have inspiring messages, coupled with practical insight, for you to take back to your church, school, or organization. Truly, a conference like no other where you learn and grow from your the classroom and from the stage.



Carey Nieuwhof

Carey Nieuwhof is a former lawyer and founding pastor of Connexus Church. He's the author of several best-selling books, including his latest, Didn't See It Coming: Overcoming the Seven Greatest Challenges That No One Expects But Everyone Experiences.

Carey speaks to leaders around the world about leadership, change and personal growth. He writes one of today's most widely read leadership blogs at and hosts the top-rated Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast where he interviews some of today's best leaders. His podcasts and blogs are accessed by millions of leaders each year.

Carey and his wife, Toni, have two grown sons.

Jason Young

Jason is a hospitality, leadership, and emotional intelligence coach and communicator. He has worked with leaders at Ford Motor Company, Life.Church, Chick-fil-A, and others.

He works alongside Pastor Andy Stanley at North Point Ministries, a nationally known network of churches with 40,000 people in average weekly attendance.

Jason's recent book, The Come Back Effect, focuses on how hospitality can compel guests to return to a church or business. Stop by to find out more about his book and discover the Saturday Rundown, a free Saturday morning email on with curated ideas on hospitality and leadership. You can also find his articles on a number of online publications.

He enjoys spending time at Disney World, hanging out with his wife and two kids, and is finishing up his doctoral degree.


Jenni Catron

Jenni Catron is a writer, speaker, and leadership coach who consults churches and non-profits to help them lead from their extraordinary best. Her passion is to lead well and to inspire, equip and encourage others to do the same. She speaks at conferences and churches nationwide, seeking to help others develop their leadership gifts and lead confidently in the different spheres of influence God has granted them. As Founder and CEO of The 4Sight Group, she consults with individuals and teams on leadership and organizational health.

Jenni is the author of several books including Clout: Discover and Unleash Your God-Given Influence and The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership. Jenni blogs at and contributes to a number of other online publications as well. Outreach Magazine has recognized her as one of the thirty emerging influencers reshaping church leadership

A leader who loves "putting feet to vision," Jenni has served on the executive leadership teams of Menlo Church in Menlo Park, California, and Cross Point Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to ministry leadership, she worked as an Artist Development Director in the Christian music industry. Jenni loves a fabulous cup of tea, great books, learning the game of tennis, and hiking the West Coast with her husband.