Francis Chan is the best-selling author of Crazy Love, Forgotten God and You and Me Forever. Currently, Francis is planting churches in the San Francisco area (wearechurch.com). Together, Francis and his wife raise their seven children in Northern California.
In 2010, Jessica Honegger founded Noonday Collection, the world’s largest fair trade jewelry company. She is passionate about empowering women to embrace imperfect courage by choosing to leave safety and discover a life of impact. In addition to being a CEO, Jessica is a mother of three children, one of whom she adopted from Rwanda. She inspires women in the US to rediscover their passions, step out boldly as leaders, and use their voices for good. As a global entrepreneur, she works to empower women in vulnerable communities around the world to own their worth through creating dignified work opportunities. Jessica has been featured in both local and national publications, including Better Homes and Gardens, Austin Monthly, and on the cover of Austin Women. She has received numerous awards, including being a finalist for Austin Under 40 Entrepreneur of the Year and an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Central Texas.
Jonathan Tremaine Thomas is a missionary who has helped organize and lead extensive prayer and evangelism initiatives in various regions across the nation including The Sign Atlanta, The Call Detroit, The Ferguson Response, Tent Charleston and AzusaNow 2016. He is currently a Pastor at Destiny Church St. Louis and is directing prayer fueled evangelism, discipleship, community healing, and racial reconciliation initiatives in the Ferguson, Missouri area. Jonathan currently resides in St.Louis, MO with his wife Mollie and their young daughter.
Jim Yost, along with his wife Joan, left for Irian Jaya (now called Papua), Indonesia in February of 1977. Since then, they have pioneered a church-planting work among the northern Sawi and Asmat tribes located in the southern lowlands of Papua. After 17 years in an interior, tribal location, Jim and Joan, along with their three daughters, moved to Sentani where they are now involved in cell church planting among troubled youth, prostitutes, prison inmates and broken families. The power of God to transform broken lives has been evidenced in a church of 700 people being birthed in Sentani as well as church plants in four other cities in Papua. Jim's burden is to catalyze disciple-making movements in Papua, throughout Indonesia and beyond. He is actively involved in training cross-cultural workers and newly emerging churches throughout Indonesia and South East Asia.