Our Keynote Speaker is Michael Beck is a pastor, professor, and author. He came to faith as a street-kid, redeemed by Jesus from a life of incarceration and addiction. Michael and wife Jill are co-pastors of Wildwood and St Marks UMCs, as well as a network of thirteen fresh expressions gathering in tattoo parlors, dog parks, burrito joints, and digital spaces. Michael also serves as the Cultivator of Fresh Expressions Florida, Director of the Fresh Expressions House of Studies at United Seminary, and Director of ReMissioning for Fresh Expressions US. He is the author of six books. Michael helps church leaders across the globe follow Jesus in new and exciting ways.