For Churches and Business Leaders

MAY 19, 2022

San Jose, CA

What is the Echo Leadership Conference?

A one-day intensive packed with energy, fun, inspiration, and practical leadership tools.

Who is it for?

Anyone who wants to lead better! The conference is designed for pastors, business leaders, leadership teams, students, and those looking to be inspired and equipped to make a greater difference with their life. 


Pastors & Founders


Head of Faith Partnerships, Author

Facebook | Pre-recorded Interview

Pastor, Author

The Father's House, Orange County

Senior Pastor, Author

The Trinity Church

Next Gen Director, Author

Q Ideas

Lead Pastor, Author

ZOE Church





8:15AM – Registration
9:00AM – Main Session 1
11:00AM – Main Session 2
12:00PM – Lunch
1:00PM – Breakouts
2:15PM – Main Session 3
3:30PM – Main Session 4
4:30PM – Dismissal


  • Healthy Decisions: Finishing Strong as a Senior Leader
  • Leading Without Losing It: Life in the Second Chair
  • Kids and Students: Reaching the Next Generation
  • Operations Systems: Adding Fuel to the Mission
  • Helping People Stick: A Clear Engagement Strategy
  • God at Work: Leading in the Marketplace


Your safety is our top priority. As of now, we are planning on hosting the conference in person following the necessary COVID-19 guidelines. There will be digital and outdoor viewing options for those unable to come indoors.

To keep everyone safe:

    1. We will have attendees confirm that they are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, submit contact information for contact tracing, wear face coverings, and abide by social distancing guidelines. 
    2. We will take extra precautions to ensure attendees feel safe, valued, and cared for, such as providing masks and hand sanitation stations.
    3. We will have team members guiding attendees on the steps above, as well as signage posted around as reminders.
    4. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 safety precautions and county guidelines, and pivot plans as needed. We’ll update you along the way.

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Andy and Stacie Wood started Echo.Church in 2009. Since then, it has become one of the fastest growing churches in the San Francisco Bay Area. Echo’s vision is to make a positive difference through serving and loving the community around each of its four campuses. Andy and Stacie have three children.

Nona Jones is a rare combination of preacher, author, business executive, entrepreneur, media personality and worship leader. In her day job she serves as the Head of Faith Partnerships at Facebook where she leads the company’s work with faith-based organizations around the world. She is the author of two best-selling books, Success from the Inside Out, chronicling her unlikely story of success after a childhood filled with physical and sexual abuse, and, From Social Media to Social Ministry, detailing her globally recognized approach to digital discipleship. She also hosts The Nona Jones Show, a Facebook Live talk show that reaches almost 40 million people around the world each week.

Since being licensed into the gospel ministry at the age of 17, Nona has preached around the world. As a business executive and entrepreneur, she has been profiled by ESSENCE Magazine as an “Under 40 Woman to Watch” and Florida Trend Magazine as one of Florida’s “30-Something All Stars.” She has also been featured on TBN, CBN News, and The Word Network. She holds a Bachelor in Communications and Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida where she has been recognized as an Outstanding Young Alumnus and she has completed graduate studies at the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation.

She is a graduate of Leadership Florida and the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program, a joint initiative of President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton. She also holds memberships in The Links, Incorporated and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She and her husband, Pastor Tim, lead Open Door Ministries in Gainesville, Florida, and are the proud parents of two boys, Timothy, Jr. and Isaac, and Goldendoodle girl Shiloh.

Bianca Juarez Olthoff understands the power of words and is known to wield them wisely to help people navigate life, live significantly, and connect in community. As both a pastor and author who has been in ministry for more than 20 years, she inspires people to live with passion. Her leadership at The Father’s House Orange County has allowed her church to reach people all over the world. As the founder and president of the nonprofit, In The Name of Love, she is committed to serving the incarcerated and equipping them to discover freedom despite their surroundings. Olthoff describes herself as a passionate, Jesus-loving, Bible-teaching, book-writing MexiRican. Experience her energy in her best-selling book, Play with Fire, and her most recent book, How to Have Your Life Not Suck: Becoming Today Who You Want to Be Tomorrow, which explores how to win at work and navigate through life’s many decisions.

For Pastor Mark Driscoll, it’s all about Jesus! With great passion, he has devoted more than 20 years to life-giving Bible teaching. Preaching Magazine named him one of the 25 most influential pastors of the past 25 years.

Most importantly, Pastor Mark is a family man. In 1988, when Pastor Mark was a 17-year-old high school student, a young woman named Grace gave him a nice Bible. Mark, a non-practicing Catholic at the time, was born again reading that Bible in college. He and Grace were married at the age of 21, graduated at 22, and planted a church at 25 in the living room of their home, while both working full-time jobs. At the age of 26, they welcomed their first child, Ashley, and today have three sons and two daughters. The Driscoll kids are all walking with Jesus and helped plant The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Arizona, as a family ministry.

Pastor Mark has debated Deepak Chopra on one of his multiple appearances on ABC’s Nightline; discussed marriage with Barbara Walters on The View; bantered with the hosts at Fox & Friends; co-hosted Loveline with Dr. Drew Pinsky; and argued for the truth of God’s Word on separate occasions with Piers Morgan and D.L. Hughley on CNN. Additionally, he has authored books including Win Your War and Real Marriage (both with his wife Grace), Who Do You Think You Are, Vintage Jesus, Doctrine, and many more.

In response to millennials being labeled noncommittal, lazy, entitled, slacktivists, Grant Skeldon started Initiative Network with the goal to unite and train young leaders to be Christ-loving, city-changing, church-investing, disciple-making local missionaries. Initiative has united and accelerated some of the most diverse and dynamic next gen leaders from across the country. In 2020, Grant got married and moved to Nashville to become the Next Gen Director for Q Ideas.

He has written for The Wall Street Journal, Relevant, and The Gospel Coalition. His book on millennials, The Passion Generation, has helped thousands of pastors and parents who are trying to reach, raise, and retain the next generation. Grant serves on the board of Catalyst, as well as an associate for Leadership Network and Exponential.

Chad Veach is the founder and lead pastor of ZOE Church in Los Angeles, California, a dynamic church with multiple locations throughout the city. In addition to leading ZOE, he is an international speaker; the author of three books, Help! I Work with People, Faith Forward Future, and Unreasonable Hope; and the host of Leadership Lean In—a popular podcast specializing in organizational health, creativity, and leadership development. Chad and his wife, Julia, reside in Los Angeles with their four children, Georgia, Winston, Maverick, and Clive.

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