Mel & Kim Masengale

Mel & Kim are lead pastors at Summit Church in Indiana, PA. They are passionate about expanding God’s kingdom through growing vibrant churches in rural America.

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Jim Hennesy

Pastor Jim Hennesy is our special guest this year. He’s a pastor of pastors, a leader of leaders, and a seeker of God’s heart.

With over 30 years pastoral ministry experience, Jim Hennesy is the Lead Pastor of the preaching / teaching ministry and chief steward of God’s vision for Trinity Church in Cedar Hill, TX.

Jim believes the value of people to God cannot be overstated. This is why his motto is ‘People are the Purpose.’ Regardless of race, background, age, or social class, God’s heart always moves toward the people for whom Jesus

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Event Schedule

Friday, June 24, 2022
4:00pm-6:00pm – Check-In
6:00pm – Session 1
7:00pm – Coffee Break
7:30pm – Session 2

Saturday, June 25, 2022
8:00am – Breakfast On-Site
8:30am – Session 3
9:15am – Coffee Break
9:30am – Session 4
10:30am – Breakout Sessions
12:30pm – Lunch On-Site

Hotel Information

If you need a hotel room, we recommend staying at the Hilton Garden Inn at IUP or the Hampton Inn Indiana, PA.

Summit Church and the Back40 Network would like to thank our 2022 conference sponsor.

Back40 Leadership Podcast

Join the conversation! The Back40 Leadership Podcast (found under Summit Podcasts) is all about resourcing you with insight and discussion on not only how to survive, but thrive in rural church ministry.

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