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Inspiring and equipping Christians to make disciples of all peoples

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Josh Michaels

Translation and Scripture Engagement Consultant, SIL International

Josh and his family pioneered for 15 years in a restrictive part of Asia and continue to serve that ministry remotely and through regular field visits.



Business for Transformation

Heather is the wife of Greg and mom to 3 children. She has a BS in Elementary Education from Louisiana State University and taught for one year in Anchorage, AK, but the Lord had other long-term plans. She then lived in the Arabian Gulf for almost a decade as mom and business owner, seeking to reach people for Jesus. She is currently COO for an indoor vertical farm with hopes of expanding amongst least-reached peoples. 

Heather lives in Dallas, TX and enjoys reading, journaling, and crafting whenever she has spare time.  She is also on the OPEN leadership team, a Network for business professionals working in the 10-40 window among least reached peoples doing B4T (Business for Transformation).

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Joseph Peer

Crescent Tactical Fitness

Joseph Peer and his wife spent over 11 years discipling men and women of the US Military Special Forces while on staff with the Navigators. The Lord then moved their family to Amman, Jordan where they founded CrossFit Crescent in 2014. Based in Memphis, TN, they now work 1-1 with serious business owners and executives who want to integrate faith, fitness, and their family to impact their community and the ends of the earth

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Rachael Lauer

Compassion International

Rachael is a video producer at Compassion International, where she shepherds stories of hope from the field, empowering children in poverty. A Westmont alum, Rachael has traveled the globe, living and working in South Sudan, Zambia, Nicaragua and Benin. In her free time, Rachael loves to explore the mountains, spend quality time with friends and is happiest when sipping a quality cup of coffee.

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Andy Pearce

International Students, Inc.

“Reading Between the Lines of the Great Commission”

The Great Commission is very familiar to most Christians but living it out successfully can be challenging. Understanding the context and culture of the time is very helpful. This breakout session will focus on practical action steps that will enable all of us to obedient to Great Commission, especially among unreached people groups who live among us.

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Katie Palma

CRU, Jesus Film Project
"Rivers of Living Water"

Katie fell in love with seeing God's miracles in the most unreached places at a young age. Now, she digitally engages directly into those places on a daily basis! An alumna of Westmont College, Katie now serves with Jesus Film Project and lives in Orlando, Florida, with her husband Carlos and betta fish-son, Sparky. You can find her often walking barefoot in the mornings and growing way too many houseplants.

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Gary Parsons

International Vice President at Young Life

Josh and his family pioneered for 15 years in a restrictive part of Asia and continue to serve that ministry remotely and through regular field visits.

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Mike Vincent

Calvary Rosarito Church Planting

“Reaching the World through Church Planting”

Pastor Mike Vincent leads a missions training organization that has planted over 50 churches in 6 different countries! In this workshop, we will discuss how missions-minded believers can get involved in the training up and sending out of men and women to plant churches and reach the world for Jesus Christ.

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Steve Robertson

Mission to the World

Steve Robertson serves as the International Director for the Americas for Mission to the World, which seeks to fulfill the mission of making disciples among all the nations. In that role he gives leadership and pastoral care to their missionaries and national partners throughout North and South America, as well as the Caribbean. Originally from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Steve got his BA in Spanish from Vanderbilt University and a Masters in Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary. He and his wife Amy have been missionaries in Mexico, Chile, and Medellín, Colombia, where they currently live and serve.

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”
- John 20:21

Conference Location:

Westmont College

955 La Paz Road

Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Mailing Address:

Santa Barbara Sending

1002 Cieneguitas Road

Santa Barbara, CA 93110

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