Mark DeYmaz

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A go-to, thought-leading, practitioner and author of numerous books on the subject of multiethnic and economically diverse church planting, growth, and development, Mark is an experienced, competent, and engaging communicator on the topics of race, class, culture, gender, and political division, that today are disrupting the local church. Whether speaking to large audiences from the main stages at Catalyst, Q, and Exponential, at annual denominational or network gatherings, or more locally in consulting with pastors and churches, non-profit organizations and for profit businesses, he will provide sound biblical theology and practical advice. As the convener of the Mosaix' triennial National Multiethnic Church Conference, Mark also understands first-hand the responsibilities and pressures of event planning, and will work with you and your organization in a professional yet easy-going manner.

Topics Include:

   • Disruption: Repurposing Your Church to Redeem the Community
   • Biblical Mandate of the Multiethnic Church
   • Seven Core Commitments of a Healthy Multiethnic Church
   • Seven Common Challenges of a Healthy Multiethnic Church and How to Overcome Them
   • Multiethnic Conversations: Building Unity and Diversity through Small Groups
   • Transitioning an Existing Homogeneous Church to Living Color
   • Should Pastors Accept or Reject the Homogeneous Unit Principle?
   • Developing Cross-cultural Relationships and Competence  
   • Planting a Multiethnic Church in the Urban Context
   • Multiethnic and Missional Church Growth and Development
   • Metrics of a Multiethnic and Economically Diverse Church
   • Funding Multiethnic and Economically Diverse Churches in the Urban Setting
   • Three Critical Adjustments the American Church Must Now Make
   • Peacemaking in an Otherwise Painfully Polarized Society

2018 Schedule

Mark DeYmaz will be speaking at the following events. For bookings, please contact Alison Clinton.

     January 15 • Annual Interfaith Prayer Breakfast, AR Dr. MLK Jr., Commission, Little Rock, AR
     January 26-27 • Western Conference North Carolina UMC, Charlotte, NC
     January 29 • Mosaix Advisory Team Meeting, Indianapolis, IN 
     February 7 • Mayoral Forum on Race, Little Rock, AR             
     February 15-16 • Technicolor Mosaix Regional Conference, Atlanta, GA
     February 22 • Culture Conference 2018 (Generis), Online, 1:00 PM EST                                         
     February 26-March 1 • Exponential East, Orlando, FL 
     March 10-12 • Mosaix Learning Lab, Mosaic Church, Little Rock, AR
     March 13 • George Fox University, Portland, OR
     April 23 • Evangelical Pastors Interfaith Meeting, INYC, NY             
     April 25 • MosaixJAX City Cohort Breakfast, Jackson, MS 
     May 1-2 • Multiethnic Church Symposium, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO
     May 5-6 • Canvas Church, Winchester, VA
     May 6-7 • Liberty Church Network, Leesburg, VA
     May 7-9 • ONE Campaign, Washington, D.C.
     May 14-15 • Forest Hill, Charlotte, NC
     May 19-20 • The House, Memphis, TN             
     May 23 • Building God's Way Seminar, Little Rock, AR
     May 30-June 1 • Intercultural Church Leaders Summit, Birmingham, UK
     June 2-3 • Intercultural Church Leaders Summit, Hanover, Germany
     June 8-9 • Embrace Conference, Jackson, MS
     June 10 • Broadmoor Baptist Church, Jackson, MS
     June 23-24 • The Village Church, Oklahoma City, OK
     July 29 • The Rock Church, San Diego, CA
     August 1 • Little Rock's Mayoral Candidate Discussion (Moderator), Little Rock, AR
     August 12-13 • Sugar Hill United Methodist Church, Buford, GA                           
     August 23 • East Ohio Conference (UMC) Leadership Cohort Launch, Canton, OH
     September 8 • Leadership Training, Mosaic Church, Little Rock, AR
     September 22-23 • Oklahoma Conference (UMC) Learning Lab, Mosaic Church, Little Rock, AR
     September 25 • West Ohio Conference (UMC) Leadership Cohort Launch, Columbus, OH
     October 2 • ExponentialSoCal Multiethnic Church Pre-conf, Mariners Church, Irvine, CA  
     October 3 • TxCCDN Conference (Mission Waco; Church Under the Bridge), Waco, TX
     October 4-5 • Outreach Summit, Colorado Springs, CO
     October 6 • Flavor Fest 2018, Crossover Church, Tampa, FL
     October 10 • David C. Owen Leadership Institute, Ottawa University, Ottawa, KS
     October 14 • Renovate National Church Revitalization and Renewal Celebration, Orlando, FL
     October 20 • ELCA Leadership Training, Washington, D.C.  
     November 3-5 • Mosaix Learning Lab, Mosaic Church, Little Rock, AR
     November 10-11 • Cornerstone Baptist Church Leadership Training, Charlotte, NC

 


Oneya Okuwobi

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Oneya Fennell Okuwobi is a Ph.D. student in Sociology studying race and religion at the Ohio State University. She has fourteen years of experience in corporate finance including roles in strategic business planning, category expansion, and organizational leadership. In ministry, Oneya serves as the Director of Cultural Inclusion at Peoples Church (Cincinnati, OH). Oneya is co-author of Multiethnic Conversations: An Eight-Week Journey toward Unity in Your Church. It is the first personal devotional and small group study on multi-ethnic life and church designed for people in the pews. Oneya also directs City Cohorts for the Mosaix Global Network. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia (B.A., Economics) and Regent University (M. Div., Practical Theology). Oneya is married to Dele Okuwobi and they have one daughter, Cadence. 

Topics Include:

     • The Theological Basis for Multiethnic Church
     • Making the Mix Work: Cultural Competence in Multiethnic Churches
     • Racial Inequality and the Multiethnic Church
     • Multiethnic Youth Ministry
     • Bridging Cultures: Multiethnic Church Mergers


Noemi Chavez

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Noemi Chavez was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She is married to Joshua Chavez and has two awesome boys, Josh and Stephen. Noemi taught for the Los Angeles Unified School District for eight years before she began pastoring alongside her husband at 7th Street Church in Long Beach, CA. She is committed to raising up the next generation of leaders to serve the future of the church and their communities. Noemi is also a conference speaker. She also serves on the board of the Young Women's Empowerment Conference, which focuses on reaching out to and connecting with at risk girls that are on probation and are in the foster care system. Noemi is on the board of student outreach at Biola University as well. When she isn’t catching footage of her kids skating, dancing, biking or singing, she is having coffee with friends.

  

Chip Freed

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Chip Freed is the lead pastor at Garfield Memorial UMC (Cleveland, OH), a multi-site ministry with locations in Pepper Pike and South Euclid. Since Chip arrived at Garfield Memorial September 24, 2004, the number of active members in the church has increased from 400 to 1,100. The number of children in children’s ministry has grown ten-fold to 150, and the church became the first live video venue in the East Ohio Conference. The largest ethnic group at Garfield Memorial constitutes only 54% of the congregation, which makes Freed a sought after speaker and workshop leader on the multi-ethnic church movement. His book on the subject, Two Segregated Souls Never Meet God, is in process. A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Freed was a vice president of sales, and then a president and chief executive officer in the corporate world before entering the ministry. Prior to being appointed to Garfield Memorial, he first served Montgomery UMC in Belle Mead, NJ, then Asbury UMC in Elyria before serving as superintendent of the former Mansfield District. Freed is married to his best friend and ministry partner, Terri, and they have three children. 

 

Alex Diaz

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Alex is a passionate preacher whose goal is "to connect people from every ethnic background to Jesus and to each other." Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Alex has been a pastor, speaker, and creative for over a decade, communicating God’s Word in front of English and Spanish speaking crowds. His inspirational and humorous presentations reflect his calling to reach the hearts of people through a diverse, multigenerational, and reconciling Church. After ministering in South Florida for 8 years he joined the staff of Mosaic Church -a pioneering multiethnic congregation in Little Rock, Arkansas- as Teaching Pastor and Ministry Catalyst, as well as the leadership team of the Mosaix Global Network. A graduate of Cincinnati Christian University, Alex is married to Erin Diaz, and they have two beautiful children: Evan and Lily. 

Topics Include:

     • 5 Paradigm Shifts to Reach the Next Generation
     • How Multiethnic Churches can Transform Communities and Reach the Nations
     • It's Time for a Chain Reaction: A New Chapter in Church Planting Movements
     • Church Planting Sins and Strategies
     • Stuck: The Powerful Purpose of Delays
     • Metamorphosis: From Counterfeit to Authentic Faith
     • 10 Prácticas para Dirigir Ministerios Hispanos en Iglesias Americanas