Schedule, Speakers and Leadership

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Being a hybrid conference, your registration will give you access to everything unless otherwise noted as virtual only or live in person only.

Following the conference, all registered will recieve on demand access of all adult and youth teachings that happened during the family conference and the rest of the series of teachings that will follow.

Schedule - Revised 7.8.2021

*All times are Eastern Time

Adult, Young Adult and College/Seminary Student Schedule

Thursday, July 15:
9:00 - 11:30 am: Prophetic Prayer Appointments (Pre-Register)(Virtual Only)
1:30 - 3:30 pm: Prophetic Prayer Appointments (Pre-Register)(Live, In-Person Only)
6:00 - 8:00 pm: General Session 1 - Keynote, Mary Hyer

Friday, July 16:
8:00 - 9:00 am: Soaking Prayer
9:30 - 11:30 am: Teaching Session 1 - Jeanne Martin & Ann Peat
1:30 - 3:30 pm: Teaching Session 2 - Tina Roach & Margie Burger
6:00 - 8:00 pm: General Session 2 - Keynote, Luther Oconer

Saturday, July 17:
8:00 - 9:00 am: Soaking Prayer
9:30 - 11:30 am: Teaching Session 3 - Tommy Hays & Tonya Marvin

1:30 - 3:30 pm: Teaching Session 4 - Ric Holladay & CJ Hock
6:00 - 8:00 pm: General Session 3 - Keynote, Rob McCorkle


The Gate Youth Conference Schedule:

Thursday, July 15:
6:00 - 8:00 pm: General Session 1

Friday, July 16:
9:30 - 11:30 am: General Session 2
1:30 - 3:30 pm: Outreach (Live, In-Person Only)
6:00 - 8:00 pm: General Session 3

Saturday, July 17:
9:30 - 11:30 am: General Session 4
1:30 - 3:30 pm: Outreach (Live, In-Person Only)
6:00 - 8:00 pm: General Session 5


The Gate Kids Conference Schedule:

Thursday, July 15:
6:00 - 8:00 pm: General Session 1 - Elementary
6:00 - 8:00 pm: Child Care - Nursery/Preschool (Live, In-Person Only)

Friday, July 16:
9:30 - 11:30 am: General Session 2 - Elementary
9:30 - 11:30 am: Child Care - Nursery/Preschool (Live, In-Person Only)
1:30 - 3:30 pm: General Session 3 - Elementary
1:30 - 3:30 pm: Child Care - Nursery/Preschool (Live, In-Person Only)
6:00 - 8:00 pm: General Session 4 - Elementary
6:00 - 8:00 pm: Child Care - Nursery/Preschool (Live, In-Person Only)

Saturday, July 17:
9:30 - 11:30 am: General Session 2 - Elementary
9:30 - 11:30 am: Child Care - Nursery/Preschool (Live, In-Person Only)
1:30 - 3:30 pm: General Session 3 - Elementary
1:30 - 3:30 pm: Child Care - Nursery/Preschool (Live, In-Person Only)
6:00 - 8:00 pm: General Session 4 - Elementary
6:00 - 8:00 pm: Child Care - Nursery/Preschool (Live, In-Person Only)

Al ser una conferencia híbrida, su registro le dará acceso a todo, a menos que se indique lo contrario como solo virtual o solo en persona.

Después de la conferencia, todos los inscritos recibirán acceso bajo demanda de todas las enseñanzas para adultos y jóvenes que ocurrieron durante la conferencia familiar y el resto de la serie de enseñanzas que seguirán.
Calendario: revisado el 6.29.2021


* Todas las horas son hora del este
Horario para adultos, jóvenes adultos y estudiantes universitarios / de seminario

Jueves 15 de julio:
9:00 - 11:30 am: Citas de oración profética (preinscripción) (solo virtual)
1:30 - 3:30 pm: Citas de oración profética (preinscripción) (en vivo, solo en persona)
6:00 - 8:00 pm: Sesión general 1 - Conferencia magistral, Mary Hyer

Viernes 16 de julio:
8:00 - 9:00 am: Oración de remojo
9:30 - 11:30 am: Sesión de enseñanza 1 - Jeanne Martin & Ann Peat
1:30 - 3:30 pm: Sesión de enseñanza 2 - Tina Roach & Margie Burger
6:00 - 8:00 pm: Sesión general 2 - Keynote, Luther Oconer

Sábado 17 de julio:
8:00 - 9:00 am: Oración de remojo
9:30 - 11:30 am: Sesión de enseñanza 3 - Tommy Hays y Tonya Marvin
1:30 - 3:30 pm: Sesión de enseñanza 4 - Ric Holladay y CJ Hock
6:00 - 8:00 pm: Sesión general 3 - Keynote, Rob McCorkle

Horario de la Conferencia Juvenil de The Gate:

Jueves 15 de julio:
6:00 - 8:00 pm: Sesión general 1

Viernes 16 de julio:
9:30 - 11:30 am: Sesión general 2
1:30 - 3:30 pm: Difusión (en vivo, solo en persona)
6:00 - 8:00 pm: Sesión general 3

Sábado 17 de julio:
9:30 - 11:30 am: Sesión general 4
1:30 - 3:30 pm: Difusión (en vivo, solo en persona)
6:00 - 8:00 pm: Sesión general 5


Adult Keynotes

Rev. Mary Hyer

Rev Mary Hyer currently lives near Fort Wayne, Indiana, and has been a senior pastor of local UMC churches for the past 4 years. Beginning in July, she will step back from her duties as a senior pastor to hang out with her new daughter, explore her calling in Healing Prayer and Preaching Ministry, and work as a speaker for Remedy Live, an organization that brings awareness to and helps schools and businesses with mental health. A graduate from IWU ('13) and Asbury Theological Seminary ('17), Mary's areas of focus in school were preaching, theology, and exploring her passion for healing prayer ministry--sitting with others and watching as Jesus did His work by the power of the Holy Spirit. 

Mary is married to Dan, also a senior pastor, and together they love hiking, going to small concert venues (especially Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors!), and adventuring with their daughter, Georgia Mae.

Rev. Dr. Luther Oconer

Luther Oconer is associate professor of Global Wesleyan Theology at Asbury Theological Seminary, Florida Dunnam Campus in Orlando. He teaches in the areas of Wesleyan/Methodist studies, Christian history and theology, the Holiness Movement, and Pentecostalism. Born and raised in the Philippines, Luther worked as an engineer when God called him to the ministry in 1997 at an Aldersgate conference. He has pastored churches in the province of Pampanga in the Philippines, New Jersey, and Alaska. Luther is passionate about promoting revival in churches and seeing them renewed by the power of the Holy Spirit. He regularly preaches in renewal conferences and leads workshops on divine healing in the U. S., and internationally. He has been married to Marion for 21 years and they are blessed with two children, Ilana and Wesley.

Rev. Dr. Rob McCorkle

Rob McCorkle and his wife Cindy travel the country full time for Becoming Love Ministries Association speaking in conferences and churches, imparting kingdom truths to pastors, leaders, and congregations across denominational lines. He is the author of several books including Bridging the Great Divide: Reuniting Word and Spirit and Elevate. The McCorkles have two married children and four grandchildren.


Adult Teachers

Christen Ball - Spirit of Adoption

Christen Ball is a worship leader and music artist based in Nashville, TN. Her personal mission statement is Psalm 89:1: “I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.” Through singing and speaking—and to all ages—Christen longs to share the love of God with everyone! Music serves as a powerful vehicle for Christen and her husband, Michael, to shine the love of Jesus throughout the USA and abroad. They have been the worship leaders for the youth branch of Aldersgate, The Gate, for the past five years. 

Tyler Best - Spirit of Truth

Tyler Best had been involved with the ministry of Aldersgate Renewal Ministries for over a decade. He currently serves on the Board of Directors as Vice Chair and coordinates Young Adult ministries for the Aldersgate Conference. In addition to these roles, he is the Associate Pastor of Pfrimmer’s Chapel UMC and Director of Communications for New Life International. Tyler is an entrepreneur at heart having planted a house church called The Open House as well as co-founded Digital Now ITThe Foundry, and On Belay Coworking. He is a proud graduate of both University of Evansville and Asbury Theological Seminary where he earned degrees in theology and pastoral studies. It was in seminary that he met his extraordinary wife, Callie. Together, they live, work, and play with their son Graham and dog Moose in Corydon, a small town in Southern Indiana.

Margie Burger - Spirit of Prayer

Margie graduated from Millersville University in PA with a degree in elementary education and enjoyed teaching first grade before raising a family and being a stay at home Mom. She became National Prayer Coordinator for Aldersgate Renewal Ministries in 1992. She moved to TN from WI in 2002 to be in full-time ministry with ARM. Margie retired as ARM Director of Prayer in 2014. She teaches across the nation challenging the Body of Christ to seek greater intimacy with God through personal and corporate prayer. Her passion has led her to create numerous resources for individuals and churches.

Jonathan Dow - The Spirit of Worship

Jonathan's passion is to build a legacy of encouragement living out his life verse, "The sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary" (Isaiah 50:4). He serves as a Patient Service Specialist at Vanderbilt Health Hendersonville and is an active blogger of encouragement at jonathancdow.com.

Pam Dow - Fruit of the Spirit

Pam Dow works as the Lead in Guest Services for Vanderbilt Health at One Hundred Oaks. She is the church organist at Matthews Memorial UMC in Madison, TN and has been the team coordinator or worship leader for several Life in the Spirit Seminars. 

She has a passion to see others be free in worship and in their relationship with Jesus; to serve Him and to share their gifts with others. She and her husband, Jonathan, have been married for 32 years and have 2 adult daughters. Pam enjoys singing, reading, watching movies, and ballroom dancing. She blogs at: focusupward.silvrback.com

Kami Dyer - Life Together in the Spirit

Kami has her bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Middle Tennessee State University and is completing her Master’s degree in Chemistry, also from MTSU. When not in school, she enjoys swimming, singing, and working logic puzzles. She is an active member of the young adult group and choir at her home church, Matthews Memorial UMC. She has attended Aldersgate conferences since 2012 and served in many capacities since then, including the worship team. She currently serves as the youngest member of the Board of Directors.

Tommy Hays - Spirit of Power

Tommy Hays is the Founder and Spiritual Director of Messiah Ministries, serving in ministry for over twenty-two years, which he leads with his wife, Rocio Caballero Hays in San Antonio, Texas.

He is an ordained member of the MorningStar Fellowship of Ministries and an ordained United Methodist Minister under special appointment as a Spiritual Director to lead Messiah Ministries. His passion is the healing and equipping of the Body of Christ, at home and abroad, through ministries of inner healing, deliverance, teaching, and prayer. Tommy served as Pastoral Director of Rapha God Ministries in San Antonio for seven years, where Rocio served on the Spanish Ministry Team, and has continued to lead Messiah Ministries for over 22 years of proclaiming the kingdom of God.

Tommy’s degrees include a Master of Divinity from Asbury Seminary and a BBA and Doctor of Jurisprudence from The University of Texas at Austin. He serves on the Advisory Council of Aldersgate Renewal Ministries and has served on the Boards of Rapha God Ministries, Spiritual Leadership, Inc., the National Christian Foundation-Kentucky, and Area Advisor for Aglow International.

He was called to ministry from a successful law practice as a trial attorney, and is now a frequent speaker in conferences, retreats and churches inter-denominationally throughout the US and the nations. His daily prayer devotional, Morning by Morning, is sent to readers around the world and his book Free to Be Like Jesus—Transforming Power of Healing & Deliverance is taught by many as a standard resource for prayer ministry and is endorsed Max Lucado, Randy Clark, and Andy Reese.

Ric Holladay - Kingdom Encounters

Ric Holladay served more than 40 years in pastoral ministry.  He retired from full-time ministry in June, 2019.  After retirement he began a new ministry, Living In The Vine Ministries.  This is a multi-faceted ministry for the local church, groups, and conferences.  You can check on this ministry at livinginthevineministries.org.  He has participated in ministries around Kentucky, the nation, and at Aldersgate Conferences. Ric lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

Pam Johnson - Spirit of Love

The words pastor's wife, mom, teacher, baker and bookworm could all be used to describe Pam Johnson, but her heart's desire is to be known as a Jesus girl who has the joy of the Lord as her strength. Pam has been married to her best friend, Tim, for more than 30 years and they have three adult children. Tim and Pam currently serve as the directors for the Gate Youth ministry of the Aldersgate conference. Pam also coordinates women's ministry at Pfrimmer's Chapel United Methodist and loves leading women deeper into the Word through Bible study.

Jeanne Martin - Spirit of Life

Jeanne Martin is a mom of 3 siblings adopted from Korea, grandma to 3 and lover of Jesus. She is the Prayer Ministry Coordinator; serves on the Church Council and is a Bible Study teacher at her church in Plymouth, Mi.  Jeanne oversees the Aldersgate prayer team ministry and serves on the ARM Executive Committee as the Leadership Development Chair.

Tonya Marvin - Gifts of the Spirit

Tonya Marvin, Founder of Transformed, Revived and Renewed Ministries, finds joy in teaching the churched. She has been called to encourage and equip God’s children by being a catalyst to mature the saints to the full and complete measure of Christ. (Ephesians 4:11-13) Tonya delights in helping others to hear the voice of God and to be empowered by the Holy Spirit to be disciples who make disciples. (Jeremiah 33:3, Matthew 28:19) Tonya loves witnessing God transform lives, revive hearts and renew minds. (Romans 12:2) She is highly gifted in the prophetic and ministry of healing and spends much of her time equipping Christ followers to step into their personal calling. Tonya has been married to her husband Mark for 32 years and they reside outside of Findlay, Ohio. For more information on Tonya and TRR Ministries visit www.TRRministries.org

Gary Moore - Promise of the Father

Gary has served 49 years in ministry, including home group leader, marketplace ministry, associate pastor, Executive Director of Aldersgate Renewal Ministries, Evangelist / Teacher / Consultant with Fan Into Flame Ministries, Tennessee Conference Evangelist, and Interim Pastor.

Gary and wife Sally both grew up in Church but would have answered Paul’s question to the Ephesians, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?”, the same way that those followers did, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”  Their subsequent encounter with the Holy Spirit changed their lives forever.  It has been an amazing journey learning to walk daily with Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit. 

With a passion to help others learn about, and experience, the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, he developed the team-led “Life In The Spirit Seminar” as a local church outreach ministry.  That is the pre-cursor of the “Holy Spirit Encounter.” 

Gary has been married to his high school sweetheart, Sally, for 58 years.  They have 2 daughters, 11 grand-children, and 5 great-grands.

Ann Peat - Spirit of Guidance

Ann lives with her husband, Harry, in Westerville, OH. Together they have served in the renewal of the United Methodist Church through ARM since 1977 and she has served on over 30 Life in the Spirit teams, often as a worship leader. Ann is a teacher and mentor. She has a heart to see Jesus transform those who need inner healing.

Tina Roach - Spirit of Authority

Tina is a member of FUMC of Macclenny, FL. She is a Certified Lay Servant and serves on the Executive Board of Aldersgate Renewal Ministries.

Tina is a Worshipper, Prayer Warrior, Teacher, Speaker, and Blogger [www.reflectionofglory.com]. Her prophetic gifting weaves its way throughout her life and ministry to others.  

She believes we are anointed and appointed for such a time as this!!  We have been given authority to enforce Christ’s victory in and through the power of the Holy Spirit!! Hallelujah!!

Tiffany Weaver - Spirit of Holiness

Tiffany is a wife to Kaleb, a mama, and a worship leader at a house church called The Open House. She gets to stay at home with their kids, Aubrey, Lukas, Evie Jo and a new baby on the way! She loves to walk through life with other women and encourage them be the best wives, mothers, and friend. She loves to read, spend time in her local coffee shop, and have family time.

Dylan White - Spirit of Unity

Dylan White is a lifelong United Methodist, a lover of tall trees, Nashville hot chicken, and bad jokes. He lives and works in Nashville, serving as the digital marketing guru at The Upper Room, the lay leader at his local church, and on the board of directors at ARM.


Adult Worship

CJ Hock - Adult Worship Leader

CJ Hock is a firm believer that the best practices in corporate worship begin in the unseen spaces of devotion; that adoration and praise are cultivated in the secret place at the feet of Jesus. His worship journey began when he was 12 years old. Tired of hitting repeat on Passion's "Road to One Day" album, his heart longed to sing to the Lord his own song. Out of this desire, he learned the necessity of leaning into the Lord in every present moment and proclaiming His goodness over every situation. From prayer rooms to conference rooms, he has witnessed the necessity of attending to the presence of the Lord and stewarding the Lord's leading in the moment. CJ is a graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary, where he learned to make the desk an altar, and was shaped as much by walls of Estes as he was in the classrooms of McPheeters. Currently, CJ and his wife Diana live in Northern Indiana, where he works full-time in business and teaches part-time as an adjunct professor for Bethel University.

Brian Ballenger - Adult Worship Leadership

Brian Ballinger is currently a student at Asbury Theological Seminary. He will graduate in Summer of 2021 with an MDiv. He graduated from Taylor University with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Composition. He and his wife Elizabeth plan to do missionary and pastoral work in the coming years. 

Kyle Fredericks - Adult Worship Leadership

Kyle Fredricks has been leading worship for over a decade in many different contexts, including writing and recording worship music with Vertical Worship while in Chicago, IL. Kyle currently lives in Indianapolis with his wife and three boys, and has served as 'Pastor of Worship + Creative' at Harvest Church for the last five years. 

Matthew Haugen - Adult Worship Leadership

Matthew Haugen is a recent graduate from Asbury Theological Seminary (’19) along with his wife, Laura (’18). He works for Indiana Wesleyan University’s Admissions Office and serves as a leader in the Inspire Movement house church network. He and his wife live in Wilmore, KY where his wife serves as one of the Residential Directors at Asbury University. He is most passionate about equipping people to become missional disciples who build disciples in all spheres of life.

Ethan Hock - Adult Worship Leadership

“Ethan lives in Indianapolis with his wife Melanie and son Weston. He enjoys playing disc golf and board games, and is passionate about growing the men’s discipleship ministry at his local church.” 

Elisa Teller - Adult Worship Leadership

Elisa has a bachelor's degree in Media Design from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Masters of Ministry from Asbury Seminary. Elisa loves all things creative and is passionate about using the arts to tell God’s story. You will often see her hand at work in stage design, social media, video, and songwriting.


Young Adults

Tyler Best - Young Adult Director

Tyler Best had been involved with the ministry of Aldersgate Renewal Ministries for over a decade. He currently serves on the Board of Directors as Vice Chair and coordinates Young Adult ministries for the Aldersgate Conference. In addition to these roles, he is the Associate Pastor of Pfrimmer’s Chapel UMC and Director of Communications for New Life International. Tyler is an entrepreneur at heart having planted a house church called The Open House as well as co-founded Digital Now ITThe Foundry, and On Belay Coworking. He is a proud graduate of both University of Evansville and Asbury Theological Seminary where he earned degrees in theology and pastoral studies. It was in seminary that he met his extraordinary wife, Callie. Together, they live, work, and play with their son Graham and dog Moose in Corydon, a small town in Southern Indiana.

Bethany Dow - Young Adult Coordinator

Bethany Dow is a music teacher at an elementary school in Tennessee. Involved with Aldersgate Renewal Ministries for most of her life, she has served in many capacities. Bethany is passionate about sharing her love of music with others and showing the love of Christ through acts of service.


Gate Youth

Micheal & Christen Ball - Gate Youth Worship Leaders

Christen Ball and her husband, Michael, are worship leaders based out of Nashville, TN.  They recently released a worship EP, "Songs of Deliverance," which includes songs Christen and Michael wrote with their pastors, Jack Mooring (from the band Leeland) and Whitney Mooring.   But music is only part of their calling. Both would say that they enjoy ministering to people through prayer and relationship-building more than they enjoy ministering behind a microphone or an instrument.  They want to show everyone they come in contact with how much Jesus loves them.  

Christen and Michael are also actively involved in relief to Jacmel, Haiti, through the non-profit organization, Restore Haiti (www.restorehaiti.com).  Also, this past March, they led worship in Bangalore, India, at Chai316 (www.chai316.com), a ministry devoted to sharing the love of Christ with at-risk college students.  

Christen and Michael love serving at their home church in Franklin, TN, by leading worship for adults, children, and youth, and leading a small group.

Adam Jackson - Gate Youth Sound

Adam Jackson is a trombonist and vocalist currently studying Music Education at Western Connecticut State University. He has over five years of experience in event technology and logistics having worked on over 20 musicals, produced and directed a concert, and worked on numerous projects with others. Adam has been attending Aldersgate since before he can remember and always looks forward to the conference each year. This is his third year on the design team and he is excited to be supporting the ministry as it takes a new direction.

Colleen Johnson - Gate Youth Leadership

My husband, Taylor, and I have the most handsome pup, Sabot (pronounced say-bow), who is a 5-year old black and tan/treeing walker coonhound. We live in Southern Indiana, where we renovated an old farmhouse (and are currently flipping another home). I love painting and crafting, taking care of my plant babes, and snuggling up for some Parks & Rec or Gilmore Girls. My full time gig is grant writing and fundraising for our local Boys & Girls Club. I’ve been attending Aldersgate since 2007!

Pam Johnson - Gate Youth Coordinator

The words pastor's wife, mom, teacher, baker and bookworm could all be used to describe Pam Johnson, but her heart's desire is to be known as a Jesus girl who has the joy of the Lord as her strength. Pam has been married to her best friend, Tim, for more than 30 years and they have three adult children. Tim and Pam currently serve as the directors for the Gate Youth ministry of the Aldersgate conference. Pam also coordinates women's ministry at Pfrimmer's Chapel United Methodist and loves leading women deeper into the Word through Bible study.

Taylor Johnson - Gate Youth Leadership

Taylor Johnson began attending Aldersgate events as a child. He is a Gate alumni and served several years as the drummer for the Gate worship team, following the leading of the Holy Spirit. He graduated from Hanover College with degrees in political science and economics. He is currently a Managing Partner of Digital Now IT, an IT consulting firm and On Belay Coworking. He serves on many community boards, including his term as the Chair of the Harrison County Chamber of Commerce. 

 He is passionate about cooking great food, tackling home renovations, studying law and policy, and above those, his wife Colleen. They enjoy running road races and spending evenings in Southern Indiana with their hound, Sabot. Both are an active part of The Open House, a house church located in Corydon, Indiana. 

Tim Johnson - Gate Youth Director

Pastor Tim and Pam have been in ministry for 23 years, of which 16 of those have been spent pastoring Pfrimmer’s Chapel UMC in Corydon, Indiana.  Early in their ministry, the Holy Ghost asked them if they wanted a “normal” ministry or a “supernatural” one.  As they got on their knees and prayed together, they chose at that very moment:  Supernatural!  

Since that decision, they have seen the Holy Ghost move in their life and ministry in incredibly anointed ways, transforming a country church of 85 in one worship service into a church of as much as 1,000+ attending 10 weekly services. (And now too many to count due to all of the ministries around the globe.)

Pastor Tim also serves as co-founder and spiritual director of The Joshua Center, a ministry of mentoring and training leaders that reaches into four continents.  

Pastor Tim and Pam have three adult children:  a son, Taylor, and daughter in-law, Colleen; and two daughters, Merritt and Olivia.  They also have a small pony (otherwise known as a Great Dane) named Meshach.

Gideon Klein - Gate Youth Worship Leadership

Gideon Klein is a Utility musician based out of Nashville, TN.  Gideon has worked with bands/artists such as; Rodney Atkins, Delta Rae, Jewel, Christy Knockels, William Wild, and many others. He is also involved with two original projects.  La Vie String Quartet, and Climb The Sky.  He and his brother also run a production company called Shuffle Brothers, where they've worked with many up and coming artists, as well as a few legend songwriters such as Mike Reid. Outside of music, Gideon believes in living life to the fullest, standing out from others, being the center of the party, and making sure everyone is taken care of.;)

J Ring - Gate Youth Worship Leadership

J has been pursuing guitar for 25 years, teaching guitar for 22 years, and has played guitar in Jazz Combos, Rock bands, cover bands, worship bands, and as a solo guitarist for over 20 years.

Because of his unique playing style, he prototyped and developed his own set of hybrid guitar strings and build his own custom guitar to match.

As an active freelance composer, guitarist, and producer, J has written music for podcasts, videos, and even an audio book. He has produced (live and/or recorded) close to 30 bands and/or solo artists in the last 3 1/2 years, ranging from hard rock to mellow pop to jazz. He has also produced and recorded his own instrumental projects, including writing, directing, and animating the music video to his instrumental single, “Still Believe”.

J is passionate about seeing the reality of the Kingdom revealed in powerful, creative, and even unexpected ways and is passionate about helping other artists find their unique voices to release their art into the world.

When not producing, composing or playing guitar, J enjoys time in Franklin, TN with his wife, three boys and daughter.

Nick Romes - Gate Youth Video Producer

Nick Romes is a worship leader, songwriter & cinematographer currently living in Nashville, TN. Prior to this, he was worship leader/assistant pastor at New Creation Community Church in Phoenix, AZ, for 6 years. Growing up in Southern California, Nick always had a passion for music & songwriting.

As a songwriter Nick’s songs have been featured in TV/Film with Walt Disney/ABC Family, Lifetime Network and Walmart. Recently a song Nick had co-written was recorded by Grammy nominee and 2 time Dove winner Joseph Habedank. Nick has shared the stage with many artists such as Darlene Zschech, Don Henley, The Pretenders, & The Afters. As a cinematographer Nick has worked with Mandisa, Dave Barnes, Lindy Conant, David Leonard, Stu G, Michael Farren, David & Nicole Binion, and Dustin Smith among others.

As a worship leader/pastor Nick desires nothing more than to see the hearts of the church ignited with a passion for the Lord! He has a heart for building up and equipping worship leaders and worship teams.

As a worship leader, Nick loves to worship and lead others into the presence of God.

As cinematographer Nick sees the videos he produces as an extension of his own worship and loves to partner with artists to help capture the vision God has put on their heart and do it with excellence. Nick and his wife Stacey were married in 2007 and have a beautiful daughter Ella.

Brittany Savely - Gate Youth Leadership

My name is Brittany Savely. I am a proud wife to my radically born again husband, Kurt. I am blessed to be a mom of two boys with another baby due in December. I am a nurse by trade but answered the calling of staying home to raise my kids for the kingdom. I have a heart to help teach & disciple. I currently lead a women's life group at our house church in Corydon, Indiana. 

Kurt Savely - Gate Youth Leadership

My name is Kurt Savely. I am a house church pastor in Corydon, Indiana where I grew up most of my life. I am a husband and father to two boys. I have a heart for evangelism and saving the lost. 

Christian Slone - Gate Youth Leadership

After graduating from Asbury University in '16 with a Youth Ministry major, Christian's life took an unexpected turn when God called her to be a long term missionary in Japan. The following years have been filled with growth in God, missions training and fundraising, and Presence ministry with students from Asbury University. She eagerly anticipates her departure for Japan (hopefully in September!), desperately wanting to strengthen the meager 1% of Christians in Japan and help bring the 99% of nonbelievers into a transforming relationship with God.

Luke Watson - Gate Youth Leadership

My name is Luke Watson. I'm 19 years old from Dayton Ohio and going into my sophomore year at Asbury University studying biochemistry. I'm a member of Asbury's Roundnet team and attended The Gate for 5 years. The Lord has blessed my life in more ways than I could count and I have dedicated my life to following His will. 

Kaleb Weaver - Gate Youth Leadership

I’m Kaleb Weaver, a full time husband, dad,  “worker” and pastor. I pastor at a small house church called The Open House. My family and I love to do ministry at our kitchen table over food or at a bonfire! I’m passionate about the Holy Spirit, revival and gathering the church regardless of what denomination or name you hang above your door. I believe revival is in the works and I just want to do my part in it!

Tiffany Weaver - Gate Youth Leadership

Tiffany is a wife to Kaleb, a mama, and a worship leader at a house church called The Open House. She gets to stay at home with their kids, Aubrey, Lukas, Evie Jo and a new baby on the way! She loves to walk through life with other women and encourage them be the best wives, mothers, and friend. She loves to read, spend time in her local coffee shop, and have family time.

Josée Weigand - Gate Youth Worship Leadership

Violinist and violist Josée (Jo) Weigand is an active instrumentalist with performances ranging from The Grand Ole Opry to Carnegie Hall.

A Wisconsin native, Josée moved to Tennessee 4 years ago to pursue music. She’s one of four siblings and was homeschooled her whole academic life until college. She comes from a wonderful family and grew up going to church and traveling the world from a young age. Aside from music, she enjoys coffee, the beach, animals, and playing with her 11 nieces and nephews.

Josée is thrilled to be back at Aldersgate for a second year. Her wish is to inspire young artists with an intense passion for music, for others, and for God.


Gate Kids

Jennifer Peat - Gate Kids Director

Jen has a heart for the Next Generation to come to understand that they are not too young to experience the power of the Holy Spirit in their lives and to walk in their God-Given Identity. Jen serves ARM as the Director of Next Generation and Renewal Event Ministries, is Youth Minister at Good Shepherd UMC in Hendersonville, TN and has regularly volunteered in various ministries in churches since college, including but not limited to Children's, Youth, Worship and Dance and Food Pantry. Jen is married to Brian and they have one daughter, Bella. They live in White House, TN.

Lisa Hackworth - Gate Kids Leadership

Lisa Hackworth enjoys serving with Aldersgate Renewal Ministries.  She currently serves on the Advisory Council, has spoken at several Life in the Spirit Seminars and is on the Personal Prophetic Word Team.   Lisa is also active in the Emmaus and Chrysalis communities and has enjoyed filling many positions including Lay Director.  Lisa was a Sunday School teacher for many years and loves to teach children about Jesus.  She is so looking forward to being a part of the Gate Children’s Ministry this year.  Lisa and her husband Duane have three children, four grandchildren and reside outside of Vanlue, Ohio.


Servant Leadership

Betty Barrow - Soaking Prayer Coordinator

I was raised in the church, but do not recall hearing a salvation message till I was nearly 30 years old. I’ve walked through and done many things of which I am not proud and which, I’m sure, grieved the Father’s heart, but God…

I am so grateful for a redeeming and loving God who ministers to us at our deepest point of need. I am so grateful for Jesus’ sacrifice for even me, and I am so grateful for His Holy Spirit who is ready and willing to lead me day by day.

I am the mother of 3 children and grandmother of two. I am planning to welcome a new son-in-law and three more grands sometime in 2022. I am so proud of my husband, Mark, and the way he cares for others and is led by the Spirit of God!

CJ Barrow - Adult Live Stream Audio Technician

Originally hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, CJ Barrow currently resides in Bloomington, Indiana, with his wife, Hannah, and their dog, Petey. While in Bloomington, he is pursuing his Master of Music degree in Music Scoring for Visual Media at Indiana University. Prior to moving to Indiana, CJ earned his Bachelor of Music in Music Education at the University of Tennessee at Martin and taught 6-12 grade band for three years in middle Tennessee. As a music composer, designer, arranger, and performer, he has been blessed to work internationally with a myriad of different groups around the world. Growing up in the ministry, this will be CJ’s 23rd Aldersgate!

Hannah Barrow - Adult Lyrics Technician

Hannah Barrow currently was raised and currently lives in White House, TN. She has participated in different aspects of ministry since she was in middle school. She graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a Bachelor of Arts in Music in 2017. Soon after, she accepted a position at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church as Associate Minister of Music. Hannah has been attending Aldersgate Conferences since 2013, the summer before her freshman year of college. The experience was different than anything she had ever experienced and she immediately fell in love with the ministry. Hannah has been serving the ministry through lyrics/AV since 2017. Hannah and her husband, CJ, will be starting a new chapter and moving to Bloomington, Indiana in August, but Hannah is excited to continue to seek ways to serve the ministry and conferences in the future.

Sally Beers- Word Gift Team Facilitator

Sally Beers first became acquainted with the work of the Holy Spirit when God sovereignly healed her high school youth group leader’s knee in 1963. Knowing nothing about healing, coming through God instead of Doctors, she sought accurate teaching about and understanding of the Holy Spirit. Aldersgate has been incredibly instrumental in this process since God has enabled her to attend and serve the Aldersgate Conference and Renewal Ministry for 34 years. She has served on many, many Life in the Spirit weekends, has been coordinator of the Western Pa United Methodist Renewal Fellowship and actively served her local annual conference in many capacities.

When not traveling, she is home in Saegertown, Pa with her husband, Dale, her dog, and two horses. She is the proud grandma of three beautiful granddaughters, loves riding her horses, visiting grand children and grand pups, and enjoying Gods creation: especially the beach!

Aaron Brown - Spritual Leadership Facilitator

Rev. Dr. Aaron Brown is an elder in the United Methodist Church and is currently serving as pastor at Cornerstone UMC Church in the Cincinnati Area.  Dr. Brown graduated from Taylor University in 1983, Asbury Theological Seminary in 1987 and United Theological Seminary in 2015. His doctoral work was on practical spiritual warfare in the local church. He has written a book on personal spiritual warfare entitled “Spiritual Healing.”  Aaron and his wife Linda have been married for 36 years and have 4 children and 5 grandchildren. Beside spending time with the grandkids, they enjoy baseball, travelling, and jigsaw puzzles.

Greig Crowder - Onsite Coordinator

As a pastor, teacher, preacher and leader, Greig served as an ordained pastor in the UMC for almost ten years.  Yet, God called him out to await another expression of Methodism over 10 years ago.  Greig has been involved in ARM for more than 15 years, serving in numerous roles with differing responsibilities.  He currently serves ARM as the President of the Board of Directors.  However, one of his most favorite roles is serving ARM as one of the Facility Coordinators of the Holy Spirit Encounters each year, watching God pour our His Holy Spirit on the Encounter and on its participants, and being an instrument to be used by God in the process.

Hannah Dickerson - Adult Social Media Coordinator

Hannah Dickerson is currently a sophomore at the Schwob School of Music, studying for a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. She is active in her school’s Honors College and Music departments, serving as the treasurer for both Honoris Causa and CNAfME. She also has served in the technology and children’s ministries at her home church. Her hobbies include helping others, making music, and spending time with her family. Hannah hopes to become a middle school band director in a rural area to give children an outlet to become a part of something bigger than themselves.

Nancy Line - Adult Video Producer

Nancy Line has worked over 30 years in video production and photography.  She has been participating with Aldersgate since 2002. Part of the Design Team. Attending Berkley First in Berkley, MI.

Jeanne Martin - Prayer Team Facilitator

Jeanne Martin is a mom of 3 siblings adopted from Korea, grandma to 3 and lover of Jesus. She is the Prayer Ministry Coordinator; serves on the Church Council and is a Bible Study teacher at her church in Plymouth, Mi.  Jeanne oversees the Aldersgate prayer team ministry and serves on the ARM Executive Committee as the Leadership Development Chair.  

Tonya Marvin - Prophetic Ministry Facilitator

Tonya Marvin, Founder of Transformed, Revived and Renewed Ministries, finds joy in teaching the churched.  She has been called to encourage and equip God’s children by being a catalyst to mature the saints to the full and complete measure of Christ.  (Ephesians 4:11-13) Tonya delights in helping others to hear the voice of God and to be empowered by the Holy Spirit to be disciples who make disciples. (Jeremiah 33:3, Matthew 28:19) Tonya loves witnessing God transform lives, revive hearts and renew minds. (Romans 12:2) She is highly gifted in the prophetic and ministry of healing and spends much of her time equipping Christ followers to step into their personal calling. Tonya has been married to her husband Mark for 32 years and they reside outside of Findlay, Ohio.   For more information on Tonya and TRR Ministries visit www.TRRministries.org

Iva O'Ryan - Prophetic Ministry Facilitator

Iva O’Ryan is an English teacher at Licking Heights High School where she aspires to be “naturally supernatural” for 182 days a year.  Gifted in the prophetic, she has served in ARM’s Personal Prophetic Ministry for four years. Iva believes God still speaks and that he has messages of love, encouragement, correction, and endurance for His people. Iva and her husband Shaun  currently reside in Westerville, Ohio.

Brian Peat - Live Streaming Director

Brian grew up in ARM, having attended every Aldersgate conference from the beginning (except Aldersgate West in Tulsa). He has a heart for helping churches and ministries raise the standard of their audio, video and design. He has worked behind the scenes at various ARM events for many years running camera, directing video, shooting photos  and generally assisting in anything technical.  He created numerous ARM print pieces and built both the main Aldersgate ministry website and the Arm Bookstore website. He even met his wife at the annual Aldersgate conference! He and his wife Jennifer now attend many ARM events with their daughter Isabella, continuing on the family tradition. In his spare time you can find him playing drums in his office and posting content to his “The Imperfect Drummer” YouTube and Instagram accounts.

Harry Peat - Onsite Coordinator

Harry has been associated with ARM since its inception and has served behind the scenes at the Aldersgate conference for over 35 years.  He heads up a gifted and skilled crew of volunteers who ensure that the conference runs smoothly, that Jesus is lifted up and that you are powerfully ministered to.  Harry has also served as Coordinator for over twenty-five LISS weekends. Harry is married to Ann, and live in Westerville, OH.

Courtney Sanford - Marketing and Photography

Courtney Sanford is from Nashville, TN and is the COO of her and her husband’s marketing agency, Saints Republic, LLC. When she isn’t managing social media accounts, designing emails, and editing ebooks, you will usually find her playing with her golden retriever named River.

Luke Sanford - Marketing

Luke Sanford is from Nashville, TN and is the Founder and CEO of his marketing agency, Saints Republic, LLC. A pioneer in the digital world and a creative in its purest form, Luke aims to use his knowledge and experience in marketing to help advance the kingdom.

Rick Vance - Virtual Director

The Rev. Dr. Richard (Rick) Vance began his trek to the ordained ministry in 1992. Following his graduation from Wesley Theological Seminary (M.Div. 1995), he was ordained elder in the Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference. He received a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2006 and served the conference as a pastor until his appointment to the General Commission on United Methodist Men’s Center for Men’s Ministries in 2016.

Since joining the commission, Vance has published resources in leadership, discipleship and domestic-violence prevention. He leads workshops and conferences focusing on leadership, discipleship, small group ministry and men’s ministry.

Rick has been a keynote speaker at events throughout the U.S. and internationally. He is frequently asked to address issues related to “the discernment of spiritual gifts”, “how to reach young people”, Lead Like Jesus, Biblical DISC and “the work of the Holy Spirit”.

Vance was named a fellow in the John Wesley Society of the United Methodist Men Foundation in 2017.

Jim & Marilyn Walker - Visual Arts Coordinators

Jim and Marilyn are the founders of His Name Exalted Ministries. Traveling the United States and parts of Africa they have taught the use of banners, flags and drama as worship tools. Lifting up the name of Jesus ushers in His presence, power, and healing. Marilyn has created hundreds of banners and written seven Banner Resource books.  After serving at Aldersgate for 26 years they will retire from full time ministry at the end of this conference.


ARM Staff

Darlene Dowlen - Financial Administrator

Darlene has served in ministry for the past 31 years.  Before coming to Aldersgate Renewal Ministries, in 2004, she served at the Hendersonville Chapel, a non-denominational church doing everything there, from financial to all the administrative duties.

She came to ARM 17 years ago as the Financial Administrator.  Shortly afterwards, at the first conference she was given the responsibility of overseeing the Resource Center.  She also oversees the Media duplication of CDS and DVDS. She has attended all the Aldersgate Conferences since 2004, overseeing the Resource area at the conference. 

She has a heart and compassion for this ministry and strives each and every day to see it thrive to its fullest.  Her ministry is just reaching out to everyone she meets, showing them love and compassion and letting them know that they are important in the eyes of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Donna Hackett - Executive Administrator

Donna grew up in the Methodist church in New Jersey where she was born.  She moved to Tennessee in 1981 and now worships at Matthews Memorial UMC in Madison TN.  Her work history has been focused on finance and education.  She has worked as a loan officer, credit union branch manager, grant manager and elementary school teacher.   Donna received a B.A. in Elementary Education from Middle Tennessee State University and a master’s degree in Administration and Supervision from Tennessee State University. 

After retiring from teaching, Donna began volunteering at the Aldersgate Renewal Ministries office in Goodlettsville, TN.  She now serves as the assistant to the Executive Director at ARM and enjoys her time in the office and helping at events held by the ministry. 

When she is not working, she enjoys traveling, quilting and reading.

Donna enjoys sharing her testimony with others so they can see how God loves us, his children!

Jennifer Peat - Next Generation & Renewal Events Director

Jen has a heart for the Next Generation to come to understand that they are not too young to experience the power of the Holy Spirit in their lives and to walk in their God-Given Identity.  Jen serves ARM as the Director of Next Generation and Renewal Event Ministries, is Youth Minister at Good Shepherd UMC in Hendersonville, TN and has volunteered in various ministries in churches since college, including but not limited to children’s, youth, worship and dance, and food pantry ministry. Jen is married to Brian and they have one daughter, Bella. They live in White House, TN.

Mark Barrow - Executive Director

I have served Aldersgate Renewal Ministries for 23 years in many different capacities. I have had the blessing to be mentored and poured into by great leaders of ARM. 

In this process I find myself totally surrendered to the leading of the Holy Spirit and to the Spirit moving in and through this body of believers. As God’s chosen we will seek God first and always, and trust that He will supply every need and direct every step.

I look forward to seeing how the Lord will answer our prayers as we press in and follow His leading.

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