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There are registration discounts for early registration (through July 22) and for teams of people from the same church/charge. Also, each church/charge which has a team of 3 or more in attendance will receive one copy per team of both Fresh Expressions of the Rural Church by Michael Beck and Expanding the Expedition Through Social Media by Nicole Reilley.

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Rev. Nicole Reilley is a United Methodist minister with 30 years’ experience growing congregations and making disciples.  She has served in the local church as lead and teaching pastor in congregations from 60 to 500.  She has given leadership at the Conference level as Director of New Ministries, where she equipped pastors to start and vitalize local congregations.   Her passion is to come alongside clergy to do one of the hardest jobs in the world without losing themselves.  Through coaching, speaking and social media she shares her passion for the church and her desire to encourage clergy leaders.  Her podcast – “Clergy Wellness” - shares her experience as a leader, coach and mindfulness meditation teacher.

Nicole is the author of Expanding the Expedition Through Social Media – learn more at


Rev. Trey Wince is a United Methodist elder whose ministry includes being a member of the Ministry Incubators team. 

Trey never met a project he didn’t try to scale. His first job was a window washing enterprise that he started just so he could have his own business cards and pizza money. He has launched and led faith communities in Oklahoma, Tennessee, and New Jersey, and somewhere along the way he decided that pastors tend to be better at ministry when they aren’t busy struggling to pay the electric bill.

Trey has a passion for helping high-impact churches and ministry leaders tap into their creative side. During his years of church leading, planting, consulting, coaching, and pastoring, Trey has remained convinced that fostering a culture of innovation is more about rhythms and practice than happenstance. He has served as pastor of Princeton and Kingston United Methodist Churches in New Jersey, as a college ministry director to students at Vanderbilt, Belmont, and Lipscomb Universities, director of young adult ministries at First Presbyterian Church of Nashville, and international missions coordinator with Joshua Expeditions. Before coming to Ministry Incubators, he supported and resourced over 500 churches as director of new disciples for the Greater New Jersey Conference of The United Methodist Church. Trey is an International Coaching Federation (ICF)-trained coach through the Coach Approach Skills Training program.

He and his wife Debbie live in Oklahoma City as the delighted parents of Liam and Jack.


Michael Beck is currently the Director of the Fresh Expressions House of Studies at United Theological Seminary and Fresh Expressions UM Strategist for Path 1, Director of Re-Missioning for Fresh Expressions US, and Cultivator of Fresh Expressions for the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. He serves as the co-pastor of Wildwood UMC and St Marks UMC with his wife Jill, where they direct addiction recovery programs, a jail ministry, a food pantry, an interracial unity movement, and house a faith-based inpatient treatment center. Wildwood and St Marks are traditional congregations AND a network of thirteen fresh expressions that gather in tattoo parlors, dog parks, salons, running tracks, community centers, burrito joints, and digital spaces.

Michael cultivates missional innovators in an individual, regional, statewide, and national capacity. He coaches entrepreneurs across the theological spectrum and has consulted with hundreds of churches, districts, denominations, networks, and dioceses. As a practitioner of missional leadership, he has started and developed businesses and planted missional communities most of his life. Michael has done this for over a decade while pastoring in the local church. His coaching and consulting work are not theoretical only, but experiential. He believes in maintaining a practitioner’s ethos: “I eat my own cooking and share experimental recipes.”

Beck earned a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and a Doctorate in Semiotics and Future Studies at Portland Seminary. He’s the author of seven books, including Deep Roots, Wild Branches: Revitalizing the Church in the Blended Ecology; Deep & Wild: Remissioning Your Church from the Outside In, A Field Guide to Methodist Fresh Expressions, Painting With Ashes; and co-author of Contextual Intelligence: Unlocking the Ancient Secret to Mission on the Front Lines with Leonard Sweet, Fresh Expressions in a Digital Age: How the Church Can Prepare for a Post-Pandemic World with Rosario Picardo, as well as The 21st Century Christian: Following Jesus Where Life Happens with Michael Moynagh. His newest book, Fresh Expressions of the Rural Church is now available for pre-sale.

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: Keynote #4

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

1:00-2:00 pm: Workshop #4

2:00-2:15 pm: Break

2:15-3:15 pm: Keynote #5


Crossroads UMC

1420 N. Main Street

Washington IL 61571

Early Registration discounts through July 22, 2022.

Registration deadline August 26, 2022

If you have questions about this event contact Curtis Brown or Mike Crawford. If you have questions about registration, contact Christy Blickensderfer.

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