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Social Media Manager, Saddleback Church Haley is the Social Media Manager for Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. A natural-born connector, she is passionate about helping others embrace social channels as a platform to love people the way God loves them and to do it with a excellence. Haley and her two sisters are known throughout Orange County as the #OCAngels. She and her sisters threw the first Tweet-Up in Orange County and did not stop there. Haley and her older sister, Rochelle Veturis-Coles, Co-Founded The OC Social Media Summit, which quickly birthed The OC Business Summit and The OC Photography Summit. In 2013, Haley graduated with her Masters in Theology. She has adopted and embraced Saddleback’s purpose-driven model to create a purpose-driven social media strategy that has established Saddleback’s social channels as main communication and marketing channels for the church.
Social Media Strategist He teaches brands, organizations, and individuals how to build their online community and influence them to take action. Justin recently founded Think Digital, a social media training and coaching company. I started a podcast called #ThinkDigital. It’s a fun way to talk about new media and play lots of 90s rap. His first book, The Social Church, was published in February, 2014. Learn more here. In 2012, Justin became an adjunct professor at Drake University, teaching public relations. Justin graduated in 2010 from Bethel Seminary with a Master of Divinity, emphasis in Critical Thinking.
Teaching Pastor, Stevens Creek Church Dave Willis is the Founder of the facebook Marriage Page (www.StrongerMarriages.org), MarriageGateway.com and the Co-Founder of OneBigChurch.com which is a collaborative network of churches and ministry leaders. He is the author of five books including “iVow: Secrets to a Stronger Marriage” and “Soul Caffeine: Stories and Life Lessons Designed to Encourage and Inspire.” He has taught Communication Courses at three universities and has served as a Consultant in the areas of Interpersonal Communication, Public Speaking and Social Media Strategy. Dave and his wife, Ashley, lead Marriage Seminars and Retreats together and create marriage-building media and content online at www.DaveWillis.org. They have three young sons named Cooper, Connor and Chandler and they live near Augusta, GA where Dave serves on staff at Stevens Creek Church as a Teaching Pastor.
Thought Leader, ReThink Group Matt is a speaker, writer, strategist and entrepreneur. Matt leads a company called ROAR that focuses on mobile apps, mobile giving, and social media for non-profits. Matt is also part of an investment group called Ministry Brands. Finally he also leads the social media strategy for Orange. You can find his ebook, “Be Social,” on his blog at http://mattmckee.me or in the Amazon Kindle Store. Matt resides in the Atlanta area with his wife Jessica and two boys, Patriot and Azlan.
Founder, SocialPeople James brings global agency and strategic start up experience to StudioGood’s leadership team. As founder of social strategy consultancy Social People, his clients included Nike, Equinox Fitness, GRAMMY Awards, Lexus, and Beats By Dre. He was previously VP of Ketchum Digital, directing global social media strategies for Monster.com, FedEx, and Wendy’s. James’ 20 years in non-traditional marketing include leadership positions at Urban Box Office, Columbia Records, Ecko Unlimited, and Isobar/Carat. He’s also a globally sought-after speaker, a contributor to CNN, CNBC, and Fox, was named to the 2012 Ebony Power 100 list, and blogs for Fast Company and Huffington Post.