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about

 

Vineyard Leaders Conference is all about championing the cause of the next generation. 

 

It is for Leaders who are passionate about seeing the the Kingdom of God fill a generation  to stand up for justice, joy, and kindness--to change the world with the power and love of God that lives in them. 

This conference gathers all Pastors and Leaders looking to be inspired with fresh vision, courage to step into the unknown, and hope for a future full of promise.  

We want to equip every individual to make a difference in their sphere of influence through God-breathed sessions, practical training, and connection. 

 


 

TICKETS + REGISTRATION

 

Ticket costs $30 per person

 

This will include swag bags, coffee, light snacks and other fun surprises throughout the conference!

 

For meals we encourage you to either plan fun meals out, or feel free to bring a picnic to enjoy on our venue's patio or front lawn. It's a lovely mountaintop location.

 

 

location

 

taking place at mountainbrook church

(Mountainbrook Church is part of the Association of Vineyard Churches)
 

mountainbrook.net|  @mbslo

 

1775 Calle Joaquin 

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405


SPEAKERs + Hosts

 
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Becky Olmstead

national kids task force leader

Becky Olmstead and her husband, Rick, started Vineyard Church of the Rockies in 1982. She has been passionately involved in ministry to kids since the beginning of their church. Having come into relationship with Jesus as a child, Becky has been a voice for kids, not just in their local church, but in the Vineyard USA and internationally. God has given Becky a passion for equipping and encouraging kids’ ministry leaders. In 1998, she started networking Vineyard kids’ ministry leaders through Kid*Net conferences. This led to the development of the Vineyard Kids Task Force. Becky and Rick have twin boys who are each happily married. They have travelled to 6 out of 7 continents. She loves bicycling, roasting her own coffee beans, eating chocolate, and reading mystery novels. She is the National Kids Task Force Leader for Vineyard USA and leads the Kid’s Path on the Vineyard Pilgrimage Team.

 Learn more here

 

rick olmstead

 

Born on the streets of Los Angeles, California, Rick was a public-school teacher, coach and principal for seven years before moving to Fort Collins to start a Vineyard church. Over 35 years later, he has participated in launching over fifteen Vineyard churches and has ministered around the world. Rick’s passion is to help pastors lead culturally-relevant churches that impact their communities with the love of Jesus. He loves playing table tennis and listen to the Credence Clearwater Revival.

Learn more here

 
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thom o'leary

Thom has been the Lead Pastor of Mountainbrook Church in San Luis Obispo for over 22 years, watching the church grow from 250 people to over 3,000 members.  Mountainbrook sits on 63 acres that overlook the city of San Luis Obispo.

He is on the San Luis Obispo Police Chief’s Roundtable, which is an advisory group to the Police Chief. He also serves as a chaplain for the SLO Police Department, as well as the chaplain for the Cal Poly Football team for the past 12 years.

Thom came to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 1984 to play football and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism.  He later completed his Master's degree from Fuller in Pasadena, CA.   

Thom published his first book in 2013, Discover God’s Will -- Five Factors That Will Change Your Life Forever, helping people navigate through life by hearing God’s voice. Thom is recognized on the radio with his short feature, “Straight from the Heart.”

He and his wife Sherri celebrated 30 years of marriage in August.  They have four adult children, two son-in-laws, and are grandparents with two amazing baby boys.


WORSHIP

MOUNTAINBROOK KIDS WORSHIP | FEATURING SHERILYN KELLER & BEN ERICKSON

 
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sherilyn keller

Sherilyn Keller currently serves as the Worship Pastor at Mountainbrook Church in San Luis Obispo, CA. Often referred to as "the girl with the voice on those Vineyard records," Sherilyn has been leading worship, writing songs, and recording music for over 20 years. Having had numerous songs published by Vineyard Music and Varietal Records, her most popular solo album (released in 2008 under her former name, Sheri Carr) was produced by Nathan Nockels (most known for his work with Passion & Chris Tomlin).

When not doing musical things, you can often find Sherilyn out walking on the beach, swing dancing, writing, cooking, wine-tasting, or instagramming.

Learn more here

 
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ben erickson

Ben Erickson currently serves as the Assistant Worship Leader at Mountainbrook Church in San Luis Obispo, CA. Ben has been leading worship, writing songs, and recording music for the past 5 years. Ben and his new bride Megan live in  Los Osos, CA with their golden lab , Otis.

When not doing musical things, you can often find Ben building things for his new house, being outdoors and eating lunch at Costco.

 
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mountainbrook kids worship

 

 

Mb Kids Worship is a collective of worship leaders and kids leaders from the Vineyard movement. They are passionate about producing music for the next generation, created and remixed just for kids. The heart behind the music is for kids to encounter the love of God and experience just how much fun worship can be.

Learn more here


SChEDULE

 

- THURSDAY JANUARY 25 -

 

6:00pm - 7:00pm

registration + happy hour

Swag Bags | Registration | Happy Hour Snacks | Bookstore open
 

6:30pm

Auditorium Doors Open
 

7:00pm - 8:30pm

SESSION 1

Worship | Sherilyn & Mb Music Collective

Guest Speaker | TBA - “Fresh Eyes for Next Gen Ministry”

+ FREE STUFF!
 

8:30pm - 9:30pm

after party

Coffee Bar | Refreshments | Photo Booth | Vendors

 

 

- Friday JANUARY 26 -

 

9:00am - 10:00am

Morning happy hour

Coffee Bar | Refreshments by House of Bread

Photo Booth | Bookstore Open
 

9:30am

Auditorium Doors Open
 

10:00am - 12:00pm

session 2

Worship | Sherilyn & Mb Music Collective

Guest Speaker | TBA
 

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Lunch on your own

Visit a nearby restaurant or bring a cooler to picnic on the patio or front lawn.

Coffee Bar | Popcorn | Lawn Games 

Photo Booth | Vendors | Bookstore Open
 

2:00pm

Auditorium Doors Open
 

2:15pm - 4:00pm

Session 3

Worship | Sherilyn & Mb Music Collective

Guest Speaker | TBA
 

4:00pm - 6:00pm

dinner on your own
 

6:00pm

Auditorium Doors Open
 

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Session 4

Kids Worship Concert Experience

with Mountainbrook Kids Worship

 

 

- saturday JANUARY 27 -

 

9:00am - 10:00am

morning happy hour

 Happy Hour Snacks | Bookstore open
 

9:30am

Auditorium Doors Open
 

10:00am - 12:00pm

Session 5

Panel Discussion | “Speaking the Language of Our Generation”

Speakers TBA

Closing Party + Free stuff!

 


TRAVELING FROM OUT OF TOWN?

HERE ARE SOME NEARBY HOTELS TO CHECK OUT:

 

Hampton Inn
San Luis Obispo

1530 Calle Joaquin Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 549-1445

VISIT WEBSITE

Courtyard Marriott
San Luis Obispo

1605 Calle Joaquin Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 786-4200

VISIT WEBSITE

Best Western Plus
Shore Cliff Lodge

2555 Price Street
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
(805) 773-4671

VISIT WEBSITE

 

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