SPEAKERS

Faith-Cho

Faith Eury Cho

founder and CEO of The Honor Summit

Faith Eury Cho

Faith Eury Cho has been in ministry for over ten years and continues to have a burning passion to serve as a voice to the voiceless. She has been an inspiring speaker with YouthWave conference from the beginning and she is the founder and CEO of The Honor Summit, a nonprofit organization that is driven by the need to refresh and empower the anointed Christian woman through global conferences and events. A true missionary at heart, she is also the co-founder of Abba International, a Christian nonprofit mission organization dedicated to providing services in educating and activating local churches to reach and love the marginalized. When Faith isn’t traveling for ministry, she dedicates her time to her family. She ministers alongside her husband, Reverend David Cho, and is a mother of four: Moriah, Elias, River, and Adalynn — her pride and joy.

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Jason Swan Clark

pastor and church planter

Jason Swan Clark

Dr. Jason Swan Clark Jason is a pastor and church planter and academic whose focus and passion is helping the Church understand and respond confidently to the cultural challenges it faces. Some more bits to locate Jason in his work, writing and leadership: Church: Jason co-leads the church he and his wife Bev planted in their late 20s in 1997, in the south of London, UK. He and Bev are Regional leaders overseeing the development and planting of Churches for their church movement/tribe/denomination in London. Jason is also a board member for the Vineyard Institute. Research: Jason has a D.Min degree in theology and leadership and a PhD in Theology. Both these doctoral degrees diagnosed cultural forces the modern Church faces, in particular, consumer culture, and proposed how the church might best respond. Teaching: Jason leads the Leadership and Global Perspectives Doctor of Ministry degree for Portland Seminary.

Sean McDowell

Sean McDowell

Associate Professor at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University.

Sean McDowell

Dr. Sean McDowell is a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church, and in particular young people, to make the case for the Christian faith. He connects with audiences in a tangible way through humor and stories while imparting hard evidence and logical support for viewing all areas of life through a Biblical worldview. Sean is an Associate Professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University.
The Association of Christian Schools International awarded Exemplary Status to his apologetics training. Sean is listed among the top 100 apologists. He graduated summa cum laude from Talbot Theological Seminary with a double master’s degree in Theology and Philosophy. He earned a Ph.D. in Apologetics and Worldview Studies from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014.
Sean is the co-host for the Think Biblically podcast, which is one of the most popular podcasts on faith and cultural engagement.
In April 2000, Sean married his high school sweetheart, Stephanie. They have three children and live in San Juan Capistrano, California. See www.seanmcdowell.org for Sean’s blog, articles, videos, and many other resources.

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Paul Sohn

a leadership coach, best-selling author and speaker

Paul Sohn

Paul Sohn grew up as a third culture kid. He calls himself a 1.5 generation Korean-Canadian-American. He is a leadership coach, best-selling author and speaker. Formerly employed by both a Fortune 50 company and a Top 100 Great Place to Work Company, Paul is the founder of QARA. He is also the best-selling author of Quarter-Life Calling: Pursuing Your God-Given Purpose in Your Twenties and has been named one of the “Top 33 under 33 Christian Millennials to Follow” by Christianity Today. In 2016, Paul received the John C. Maxwell Transformational Leadership Award. Some of his favorite things include authentic Korean food, tennis, and traveling. Paul currently resides in Orange County, California. Paul recently became a newlywed a few months ago. He is an ENFJ who refuels with people and have a deep desire to make a difference in people’s lives. Some of his favorite things include, Korean food, tennis, table tennis, travel, great food and conversations with great friends.

Jonathan Lee

Jonathan Hyung Lee

president of Streamside ministry

Jonathan Hyung Lee

Jonathan Hyung Lee is husband to Hesed and father to Joy and Jayden. He immigrated to the states when he was 10 years old. He has been an active minister of the Word and his ministry has been focused on building up the leadership of nextgen ministry for Korena Americans. He studied civil engineering at UCLA and received his master of divinity from Talbot seminary emphasis on pastoral care & counseling. Currently, he is pursuing Doctorate of ministry from Portland seminary on global leadership. He serves as teaching and lead pastor for CORE Fellowship (English ministry of SJKPC) and also serves as the president of Streamside ministry, a non-profit mission organization that focuses on sharing the gospel and building up youth for Christ. He loves cooking, traveling, discipleship, fishing, board games, and playing soccer.

Dawn Kilian

Dawn Kilian

co-founder of Paraclete Care

Dawn Kilian

Hello, my name is Dawn Kilian. I am the co-founder of Paraclete Care where I provide coaching and training services for Christian leaders.  My area of specialty focuses on burnout prevention which involves helping clients improve their self-care practice. In addition, I currently serve as an Adjunct Professor at Toccoa Falls College where I teach in the Department of Ministry Leadership.
Recently, I completed a Doctorate Degree in Leadership and Spiritual Formation at George Fox University. I previously earned a Master’s Degree in Human Services and Counseling, a Master's Degree in Church Ministries/Pastoral Counseling, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies. My professional training includes a Certification in Life Coaching. In addition, I have received certificate training in the following areas: Burnout Prevention and Compassion Fatigue, Executive and Personal Coaching, Critical Incident Stress Management, and Gallup's Strengths Finder Coaching. My employment history in human resources also contributes to my skillful approach used for coaching leaders. I previously served as a consultant for business leaders in areas of recruitment, compensation, training, job performance, employee relations, and progressive discipline.
I have been married to my husband for 23 years. We have two children; our daughter is almost 17 years old and our son is 19 years old. My favorite things to do are spending time with my family and friends, taking long walks on the beach, and eating butter pecan ice cream. 😊