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Olu Brown

Keynote: OLU BROWN

Olujimi (Olu) Brown is father of Daya Elom Brown and Langston Wesley Brown. Olu is a native of Lufkin, Texas. He graduated from Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Gammon Theological Seminary of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

He serves as the Lead Pastor of Impact Church, a young congregation in the East Point community of Metropolitan Atlanta ( With Olu’s vision and leadership, since its founding in 2007, Impact has grown from a core team of 25 people to more than 2,400 attendees each Sunday in person and 1,600 online with a $4M budget, making it one of the fastest growing United Methodist Churches (UMC) and new church starts in the United States. To that end, Impact was listed at number 5 in 25 Fastest Growing Large United Methodist Churches, 2018 Edition. 

Keynote: Kay Kotan

Kay Kotan currently serves as the Director of The Center for Multiplying Disciples for the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Her responsibilities include congregational revitalization and new church starts.

 As a passionate lay person, she has worked in banking and was a business owner for more than 20 years.  Kotan has been serving conferences, churches, pastors, conferences, and judicatory leaders for the past decade.  She is most proud to be the wife of Bob for 27 years and the mother of their adult son, Cameron.

Kay is the author of multiple books/workbooks including Gear Up:  Nine Essential Processes for the Optimized Church, Full Schedules, Barren Souls. She has co-authored many other books as well.  ​

Go to to see all of her work. 


Daily Schedule


12:00-1:00 pm: Check-in & Registration open

1:00-1:20 pm: Worship

1:20-2:15 pm: Keynote #1

2:15-2:30 pm: Break

2:30-3:30 pm: Workshop #1

3:30-3:45 pm: Break

3:45-4:45 pm: Workshop #2

4:45-6:30 pm: Evening meal on your own

6:30-7:30 pm: Keynote #2



8:30-9:30 am: Keynote #3

9:30-9:45 am: Break

9:45-10:45 am: Workshop #3

10:45-11:00 am: Break

11:00 am-12:00 pm: Workshop #4

12:00-1:00 pm: Box lunch on-site

1:00-2:00 pm: Workshop #5

2:00-2:15 pm: Break

2:15-3:15 pm: Keynote #4


 O'Fallon First UMC

504 East Hwy 50

O'Fallon IL 62269


Early Registration discounts through February 1, 2020.

Registration deadline March 6, 2020. 


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