Our Speakers



Matthew Maher (Keynote)


Matthew Maher is a 2007 graduate of Temple University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Legal Studies. He is also a former professional soccer player, playing on teams in North Carolina, New Jersey, and Philadelphia respectively. He is the author of the book(s): U MAY B THE
ONLY BIBLE SOMEBODY READS: R U LEGIBLE?; Imprisoned by Peace: A View Apart; and Unchained: A Voice Apart (available on Amazon.com).


For the past 10 years, Matthew has been a monthly contributor to the Cape May County Herald with a column previously entitled, Prison Talk, and now Truth Over Trend.  He is a highly sought-after speaker both on the local and national level. His “Decisions Determine Destiny” program is sponsored by State Farm Insurance and has addressed over 250,000 high school and college students through various events and assemblies.
Matthew is honored to serve as a Teaching Pastor at Coastal Christian Church in Ocean City, NJ, where his desire is to inspire conscience (so people may know God) and instigate conviction (so people may show God).

You can learn more at www.TruthOverTrend.com, where his blogs have been read by over 1,000,000 people in every state, 121 countries, and in 67 different languages.
Matthew and his beautiful wife, Sarah, their daughter Willow, and son Ezekiel, reside in Egg Harbor Twp., NJ.
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Basil Marin


Pastor Basil's ministry began in Los Angeles as the Youth Leader, Assistant Pastor, and then as Lead Pastor of Family Mennonite. In the early 80’s he earned an Associates Degree from Sierra College of Business and a BA from Goshen College. Later he became the pastor of Immanuel Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg and earned an MDiv from Eastern Mennonite Seminary.


Pastor Basil has been a Board Member of the Harrisonburg Boys and Girls Club, the Mennonite Missions Network, the Virginia Mennonite Conference, the Living Water Prison Ministry, and the Virginia Mennonite Board of Missions. He presently serves on the Mennonite Education Agency and travels every summer to campgrounds to be a resource person for family retreats, youth camps and other ministries.


Pastor Marin is presently pastoring and planting a new church, New Song Fellowship, on the north side of Harrisonburg. The most important thing for Pastor Marin is that he loves the Lord, his family, the people of God, and wants to reach the world for Jesus.

   Kyle Rodgers

Kyle Rodgers is the Pastor of Outreach, Youth, and Young Adults at Franconia Mennonite Church. Kyle has a deep passion to help youth and young adults learn more about Christ and how they can share the Gospel with the community and world. Kyle is married to his wife Alicia and together they have two children, Owen (3), and Quinn (1). Kyle loves the talking about Christ, deep challenging topics, and enjoys good cup of coffee.

  Emmanuel Cuffee

Emmanuel Cuffee and his wife Isabella Cuffee became the Youth Pastors at Family Worship Center in November of 2020. They have a 1-year-old son Levi and are expecting a daughter in early March of 2022. Emmanuel was raised in Norfolk, Virginia and completed his bachelor's degree at Liberty University and is working on his master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Emmanuel has a heart & strong passion for youth and hurting people that he gets to works with at the local hospital and at FWC. He desires to share learn and present the bible in fresh ways that is able to reach the youth of today.


    Scott Roth

Scott has a passion to help others unlock their infinite potential with God. For work he engages with the faith community of Line Lexington Mennonite Church as their lead pastor, and also serves as a conference staff minister for Mosaic Mennonite Conference. He has spoken around the country in various venues with a focus on loving God, loving people, and making disciples.


 In his off time you can find him at Bike & Sol, where he is the director of this non-profit bicycle shop as they teach students how to work, fix bicycles, upcycle bicycles for sale, and create custom bikes. He also likes coffee. A lot.

Jay Gordon

Jay serves as Associate Pastor of Grace Mennonite Church and also works in the Advancement office at Dock Mennonite Academy, where he manages the school’s website and publications. He also gives leadership to Upward Flag Football, a youth sports ministry that serves Lansdale, Souderton and surrounding areas. He and his wife Kathy have three grown kids and are enjoying being new grandparents.

Husband, father of 4, and lead pastor of Grace Mennonite church.

Marc Hershberger