LAST YEARS MAIN SESSION SPEAKERS:
Tim Somers is the youth pastor at Elevation Church located in Matthews, North Carolina. Tim is a dynamic and passionate personality that wants to see this generation come to know Jesus. Ultimately, he wants to hear God’s voice and move accordingly.
Under the leadership of Steven Furtick, he has learned many important strategies in reaching people. While he was a student ministries pastor in New Mexico he dreamed of reaching all 80,000 teenagers in the Albuquerque area. He simply states that he wants to be a part of God’s bigger purpose than about himself. Tim is in the week-in week-out trenches trying to reach the teenagers at Elevation Yth and the Charlotte, North Carolina area.
Emory is the student ministry pastor at Manna Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Emory is a preacher, a recording artist, spoken word artist, and has a popular youtube page. He just released his newest album “The Love Project.” Emory will minister at the Stained Conference through a variety of avenues. Through all the gifts and talents God has gifted him though, Emory simply wants to come serve the students of KC, alongside other youth pastors like himself
Emory has been married to his wife Jessica for 7 years.
Cody Laymon is the youth pastor of City Center Church in Lenexa, KS. His energetic ministry style creates a relevant environment for students to easily grasp the truth of God’s word. Cody, an evangelist at heart, leads 180 Ministries and its youth to pursue the lost and invite them in. His ministry has been a loud voice in the Kansas City school districts and he is actively involved in finding new ways to reach those in those schools that are hurting and need Jesus.
Cody has been married to the love of his life, Michele, since 2007. Together, they have way too much fun with their two boys Noah and Judah, their daughter, Eden, and their big chocolate lab, Scooter.
Nick Adams is the student ministries pastor at Cross Points Church in Shawnee, KS. He has spent a decade serving the local church as a youth pastor in KC, alongside his wife Desirae, 2 Boys (Colton and Reece), and 1 Girl (Hadley). Nick is a passionate speaker and has a heart to see a younger generation reach their potential and not sell themselves short by bending to the culture around them.
Growing up around the jock-culture and playing Division 1 baseball, he felt the pull from everyone around him to be something God never created him to be. As he saw failure and success in his own experience, he hopes to help build a strategy in the youth culture of today not based on our own muscle, but by the power of Christ.