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Thursday, April 25, 2024

8am - 12pm 

Ohio Union Archie Griffin Ballroom

Despite our incredibly diverse backgrounds, Jesus has given his Church ONE Mission and calls us all to stay ON that mission. Registration closes on April 15th.

The 2024 Leaders Summit is designed to accelerate the ideas and conversations Christian leaders are having around impacting central Ohio. It is a gathering of pastors, nonprofit directors, workplace leaders, and all movement makers who are passionate about taking steps to a more unified Church that is for Columbus.

Speakers & Panels

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Kevin Palau is President and CEO of the Luis Palau Association (LPA). Kevin joined LPA in 1985 and began directing the day-to-day operation of the ministry in the late 1990s. Under his leadership, LPA has united tens of thousands of churches in hundreds of cities to love and serve their communities and clearly share the Good News of Jesus. During Kevin’s time at LPA he has also helped develop a global network of hundreds of partner evangelists and launched a City Gospel Movements effort that helps unite churches to serve their city and proclaim the Good News on an ongoing basis.

Kevin helps lead TogetherPDX, a sustainable, united movement of churches in Portland, Oregon. His book, Unlikely: Setting Aside Our Differences to Live Out the Gospel, describes the ongoing impact of the movement.


Kevin lives in Beaverton, Oregon, with his wife, Michelle, and enjoys serving on the boards of Alpha USA, Christians Against Poverty, and Transforming the Bay with Christ.

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ON[e] Mission for the Next Generation

Hear how Gen Z sees the Church’s future and ways you can begin to empower and engage the next generation.

Rayli Boyd, Scarlett Johnson, Deja Onyedumekwu, Josh Underwood


ON[e] Mission-- Navigating Divide

Hear how pastors are exploring the pivotal role of unity within the church during this election year. Discover actionable insights and collaborative strategies to navigate different perspectives.

Panel Guests:
Julia Pickerill

Senior pastor of Vineyard Columbus

David Swart

Senior pastor of 614 Church

Michael Young

Senior pastor of

City of Grace Church

David Forbes

Senior pastor of Columbus Christian Center 

Nick Nye

Executive Director of For Columbus - Moderator 

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Leaders Summit Schedule



  • Breakfast & Networking



  • Worship & Prayer

  • City Vision  |  Nick Nye

  • ON[e] Mission  |  Kevin Palau

  • Collaborative Conversation



  • Panel 1

  • Panel 2

  • Prayer & Worship



  • Call to Action

  • Parking is Paid…Take someone out for lunch!


If you are the leader of a church, marketplace business, or nonprofit, we'd love for you to make this Leaders Summit a priority on April 25th! Save the date on your calendar, and plan to register by April 15th.


We'd love for this Leaders Summit to be a diverse representation of our city and all its needs. Share this information with Christian leaders in our city by giving them the one-pager or visit for more information.


These endeavors take a financial investment and we'd be grateful for any gifts or support to this initiative. Use the link below to give financially. If you'd like to give your time as a volunteer at this event, contact us on our contact form and let us know!




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