Mark DeYmaz

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A thought-leading practitioner and author of numerous books, Mark is an experienced, competent, and engaging communicator encouraging the establishment of healthy multiethnic and economically diverse, socially just, and financially sustainable churches for the sake fo the Gospel. 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 promotes promising practices rooted in sound theology and experiential knowledge. 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:

   • The Coming Revolution in Church Economics (Baker Books, 2019)
   • Disruption: Repurposing Your Church to Redeem the Community (Thomas Nelson/Leadership Network, 2017)
   • Multiethnic Conversations: An 8-week Journey toward Unity in Your Church (Wesleyan Publishing House, 2016)
   • re:MIX - Transitioning Your Church to Living Color (Abingdon Press, 2016)
   • Should Pastors Accept of reject the Homogeneous Unit Principle (Mosaix Global Network, 2011)
   • Leading a Healthy Multi-ethnic Church (Zondervan/Leadership Network, 2010; 2013)
   • Building a Healthy Multi-ethnic Church (Jossey-Bass/Leadership Network, 2007)
   • Overcoming Race, Class, and Cultural Barriers in Society 
   • Pursuing Cross-cultural Relationships and Competence in Pursuit of Reconciliation & Justice 
   • Peacemaking in an Otherwise Painfully Polarized Society
   • 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 for the American Church 

2020 Schedule

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

     January 12 • Mosaic Church, Little Rock, AR
     January 15-16 • Church Economics Accelerator (CEA1), Cincinnati, OH
     January 19 • Highland Valley UMC, Little Rock, AR
     January 19 • City of Little Rock MLK Jr. Unity Program, St. Mark Baptist Church, Little Rock, AR     
     January 20 • MLK Chapel, John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR
     January 21 • Church Economics Summit, John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR
     January 25 • ONE Church Leadership Retreat, Jackson, MS
     January 29 • Upper New York Conference UMC cohort launch, Syracuse, NY
     February 2 • Mosaic Church, Little Rock, AR
     February 4 • Samaritan’s Purse, Boone, NC
     February 9 • Mosaic Church, Little Rock, AR
     February 11 • Morrilton United Methodist Group @ Mosaic Church, Little Rock, AR
     February 13 • Bott Radio Network, Kansas City, MO
     February 15 • ELCA Cohort Graduation, Washington, DC
     February 25-28 • National Religious Broadcasters Convention, Nashville, TN
     February 29 • Mosaic Church Elders' Retreat, Little Rock, AR
     March 2-5 • Exponential Conference, Orlando, FL
     March 6-7 • New Hampshire District New England Conference UMC Gathering, Concord, NH
     March 9-10 • CQ Certification, Los Angeles, CA
     March 11 • Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA                            
     March 12 • www.MissionAccomplish.org Pastors Summit, Pasadena, CA
     March 18 • EFCA Church Economics Webinar (webinar) 
     March 22 • Mosaic Church, Little Rock, AR 
     April 12 • Mosaic Church, Little Rock, AR 
     April 23 • Church Economics Summit, Springfield, MO
     April 24 • Q Conference, Nashville, TN
     May 7 • Christ Together Webinar (online)
     May 13 • Mosaix ATL Pastors Gathering (online)             
     May 14 • Made to Flourish (online)
     August 19 • New Church Summit (Disciples of Christ), Indianapolis IN              
     September 8-9 • Mosaix Regional Conference, Atlanta, GA
     September 9 • Church Economics Accelerator, Cincinnati, OH 
     October 5 • Indiana Ministries, Church of God, Anderson, IN
     October 8-9 • OCEAN Conference, Cincinnati, OH 
     November 10-11 • Mosaix Regional Conference, Portland, OR
   
 December 7-11 • ICHOS Gathering, Jerusalem        

 


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

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