shaunShaun Marshall is the Senior Pastor of Community Covenant Church in Calumet Park, Illinois, and the Founder/Event Chair for Manifest. A pastor, consultant and coach, Shaun is passionate about helping leaders move vision forward. A practitioner specializing in church growth, leadership development and transformation, Shaun offers training, coaching and resources to leaders in a variety of contexts, serving organizations such as the Evangelical Covenant Church and the Willow Creek Association.

drchand Samuel Chand is listed among the top 30 Global Leadership Gurus. As a Dream Releaser, Leadership Architect and Change Strategist, he personally consults, mentors and coaches many of the nation’s most influential leaders, and speaks regularly at Churches, leadership conferences and corporate events around the world. His singular vision for life is to Help Others Succeed through mentoring, developing and inspiring leaders to break all limits in ministry and the marketplace.

valondaJames Perkins is a counselor, educator, consultant and CEO of The Nehemiah Group. James is passionate about helping individuals and organizations develop clarity, realize passion, regain momentum, and restore value to their relationships, families and communities. James currently oversees discipleship and counseling ministries at Progressive Baptist Church in Chicago.

dDarryl A. Scarbrough serves as the Assistant Pastor at the Salem Baptist Church of Chicago, where he was raised and developed in ministry under the leadership of Pastor James T. Meeks and Rev. Harvey Carey. He also preaches regularly in the adult worship services, assists with special projects, and works to develop young adult leaders locally and globally, ministering as far away as Cape-town, South Africa.

mikebrownMichael Brown is the Director of Church Planting for the Northwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church, serving more than 140 churches. His primary responsibilities are finding, assessing, training and coaching new church pastors, helping churches develop effective plans for ministry, providing resources for new churches, and helping existing churches in their efforts to develop new churches. Mike has a deep passion for equipping and releasing leaders to do bold things for God’s Kingdom.


David A. Washington is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Kingdom Covenant Church in Chicago, Illinois. A former gang leader, God has transformed him into a dynamic speaker and gifted evangelist with a balanced ministry impacting both the church and the community equally. He has a heart for discipleship and a passion for winning the lost to Christ through preaching, teaching, evangelism and Gospel Hip-Hop.

Quentin Mumphery is the Founder and Senior Pastor of New Hope Covenant Church in Chicago, Illinois. A graduate of North Park Seminary, he is a dynamic preacher and civic leader who has led transformative ministry in a variety of contexts across the region. He is also founder of the 7 under 40 Network, a national coalition of young adult leaders committed to preaching righteousness and justice in urban areas.

terrellC. Terrell Wheat is the Founder and Executive Director of Intense Prayer Ministries International. In 1995, God spoke to Minister Wheat and gave him four assignments in relation to prayer: teach people to pray, help local churches become houses of prayer, conduct prayer rallies and vigils throughout the earth, and call the Body of Christ back to relevant prayer. He does this nationally through teaching, training and prayer gatherings.

valondaValonda “VinCar” Smith is a gifted artist, preacher and consultant whose mission is to change lives and influence culture with the power of prophetic ministry through the creative arts. For nearly 20 years she has used the tools of music, the arts, spoken word, preaching and other innovative methods of ministry to create dynamic, life-changing moments between ordinary people and an extraordinary God.

In addition to our  speakers, other gifted leaders will facilitate workshops and cohort (small-group) experiences that will allow time for prayer, connection, processing and support.