Julie Pratt is the National Children’s Ministries Director of Discipleship for Assemblies of God and has a long history of involvement in kids and family ministry including the local church, Christian Higher education, and as a ministry consultant. Julie is passionate about child discipleship, and the role of the church and the family in helping lead children to become lifelong followers of Jesus.
She is gifted at training church leaders and parents in developing strategies of spiritual discipleship to equip children to stand firm against the weight of culture through biblical truth. Julie has authored articles, been a featured speaker at seminars and training events, church events, and is a kids camp and retreat speaker. She is an inspiring communicator with both children and adult audiences, and is available for speaking engagements in your district, church, or camp.
Chris Hurtado is an ordained minister, serving as the Director of Ministries and Resource for the Southern New England Ministry Network. Chris is a natural bridge builder, encourager, and developer. He is passionate about resourcing leaders and activating the next generation to further Kingdom work.
If you know Chris, you know he is an avid sound, lighting, and tech guru. It would make his day to talk you through any of your tech & media related questions. Before his role at the Network office, Chris served for a decade as the Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults at Bethel Christian Church in Bristol, CT. During his time in Bristol, he also served on the SNE Student Ministries Leadership Team as the Rep for the Western, CT section and the camp and events coordinator for many years. Chris and his wife Molly have served in Southern New England for over 15 years. They have two children: Kevin and Hazel.
Tori Ferrari serves as the Director of the Adult & Teen Challenge New England Adolescent Girls’ Home. A faith based residential treatment home. Tori holds a BSBA, Masters in Pastoral Ministry/Christian Counseling and her Doctorate in Biblical Counseling. She is an Ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God.
She is passionate about helping girls discover who they are in Christ as she did herself in Adult & Teen Challenge 36 years ago. She was a teenaged girl who had forfeited her dreams and lost all hope. Yet, God not only restored all things to her but blessed her beyond what she could have ever imagined. She and her husband, David, have been married for 27 years and have two sons.
Tammy Webb-Witholt is the co-founder of Beyond the Silence, inc. A ministry established to direct individuals toward freedom as they discover their God-given identity. Beyond the Silence, inc. also encourages church leaders to dialogue about the tough cultural issues of our time. Tammy has been both a missionary and church planter and for more than twenty years she worked with high-risk children and youth.
Before she recommitted her life to Christ, she spent many years trapped in the lies about her sexual identity. After coming to Christ, she was determined to have the promised ‘abundant life.’ This quest involved a rebirth of her whole identity: a rebirth that opposed all cultural trends. Tammy has authored two books, a workbook, and several articles. Today she and her husband Wolter Witholt encourage followers of Christ to move beyond the status quo of Christianity and to fully embrace all that God has for them.
Rev. Jen Kinnamon is a foster & adoption care missionary and chaplain who works to train churches in developing foster care & adoption ministries, and present opportunities for individuals to support foster families, youth aging out of the system and social workers. Jen and her husband Ken have served in ministry together for 15 years.
For 10 years, they have cared for children in their home through the foster system and have adopted their son Nicholas. Prior to becoming a missionary, Jen worked in education as a teacher and educational interpreter. She’s passionate about impacting a generation of kids for the kingdom of God, by allowing children to experience God's unconditional love & healing.
Dr. Frank holds a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy is in private practice and serves as the assistant clinical director at Pastoral Counseling Services of the South Shore. He is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who works with couples, families, individuals, and groups. His approach is strength based and encourages solutions that work for both the couple and the best interests of their children. He also specializes in coaching men and women who are working through life transitions.
His clients come from all walks of life and include those who have a Christian faith background and worldview. Dr. Frank has hosted teaching breakout sessions at Liberty’s annual Men’s retreat and along with his wife Betsey, lead the Liberty Church Marriage Ministry where they provide pre-marital coaching and marriage enrichment classe
Jeff and Dina Watson are the Directors of Celebrate Recovery for the New England Dream Center and Liberty Church; a 12 Step Program bringing freedom to people struggling with hurts, habits, and hang-ups. They have experienced freedom, healing and hope and want to share it with others. Their passion is to see the addicted, lost, and hopeless set free from alcohol and drug addictions.
They believe the gospel of Jesus Christ is relevant in today’s society, therefore their mission is to seek the lost and help the suffering. Jeff and Dina are the founders and leaders of Called Out Of Darkness Ministries, an evangelistic outreach ministry that holds various tent meetings throughout towns and cities within New England, preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, and shinning his light into a dark world. Jeff and Dina desire to point lost souls in utter darkness toward the Savior’s marvelous light.
Yelonda Carroll is the Director of Children’s Ministries, KidsLife, at Liberty Church. Yelonda Carroll is the Kids Life Ministry Director at Liberty Church in Shrewsbury, MA. She has an educational background in Business Management & Marketing with a wide variety of corporate work along with real estate sales and licensure.
Yelonda’s personal and professional experiences bring excellence to her ministry leadership. She has a true dedication to serving God and his people with contagious joy. Her ministry background includes outreach programs for inner city families, after school programs for children & youth and women’s support groups. Yelonda is enthusiastic about supporting families and growing kids in their faith by creating a safe place for kids to have fun, build relationships, discover their purpose, and applying the truth of God’s word into daily living. She knows from personal experience that understanding who you are in Christ is how a child, teen and adult not only survive life’s storms but thrive in them!