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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Rob McClure

Pastor Rob McClure is one of our special guests this year. Rob and his wife Sherri have been the lead pastors of The Bridge Church in Mustang, Oklahoma since May of 2021. They have served in the church since 1994 in youth and associate roles. Rob has spoken extensively in services, revivals, retreats, camps, crusades, missions outreaches and public school assemblies. Rob and Sherri have been married for 34 years and have two adult children.

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Brad Price

Brad Price, with his wife, Stefanie, has served as pastor of Connect Church in Alum Bank, PA, for 11 years.  Of their 29 years in ministry, 20 have been bi-vocational.  They count themselves blessed to have served on the staffs of some incredible pastors.  At Connect, they’ve developed a motivated and effective team of humble volunteers that has brought continued growth.  After all, Church Revitalization is fun!  Their children are out of the house now, so Brad has more space to collect and restore vintage cast-iron cookware.

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Event Schedule

Friday, August 4, 2023

4:00pm-6:00pm – Check-In
6:00pm – Session 1
7:00pm – Coffee Break
7:30pm – Session 2

Saturday, August 5, 2023
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.

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Back40 Leadership Podcast

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