SPEAKERS

speak·er  /  a person who speaks


KEVIN MAKINSKevin Coffee Small

Kevin is the founding pastor of Eucharist Church in downtown Hamilton, Ontario. His curiosity and spirit of adventure leads him to write, podcast, make videos, tour one-man shows, and act as a catalyst for local projects; ranging from art installations to bike lanes. With humor and depth, Kevin bridges the gap between the secular and sacred; the profound and profane. He lives, works, plays, and prays in downtown Hamilton with his wife, baby, and housemates.

To connect with Kevin visit http://kevinmakins.com/


ALYSSA ESPARAZcompassion speaker

Alyssa Esparaz is the host of Compassion Canada’s curriculum for young people, True Story: What God Wants Us To Do About Poverty. She is passionate about encouraging her generation to bring Christ’s hope to the darkest places of the world. When she’s not representing Compassion at an event or working towards her International Development degree at the University of Toronto, she can be found cheering for the Raptors, dreaming about going on an airplane, or eating way too much ice cream.

Connect with Alyssa on Twitter and Instagram: @_godsgal4ever.


WILL WALKERWill Walker

Will Walker Music is bringing a fresh new sound in Adult Christian Contemporary music across Canada, the U.S. and around the World. Will Walker, Canadian born and raised, is originally from Nova Scotia and now resides near Toronto, Ontario. Will’s music and lyrics inspire hope and passion to live on mission with Jesus Christ in a broken and needy world.

Will Walker released his first single, ‘Passion and Fire’ September 15th 2014 which charted to #5 on iTunes under the Inspirational genre the first week of its release. The song was first debuted on Life 100.3, Barrie’s Christian radio super station in Central Ontario. Passion and Fire continued to chart in the top 5 songs on Christian Radio for the months of October, November, December and January in the Canadian Content report. On the heels of success with his first single, Will released his latest single, “Keep Holding On” which has charted to #1 on iTunes under Inspirational music and continues to do well on the Canadian charts.

When not leading worship at his home church Will can also be found leading at retreats, weddings, conferences and more. Will and his wife, Melanie, have a huge heart for adoption and child-sponsorship. They adopted their first little girl, Sadie-Jo, in September 2012 and are in the process of adoption again. Will and Melanie recently went to Honduras with Compassion International on what would be their fifth trip to Honduras, but first time with Compassion. Upon returning to Canada Will also joined with the heart mission of Compassion advocating on behalf of children around the world and is now a traveling Compassion Ambassador Artist/Speaker.

To book Will Walker or his band please  visit http://willwalkermusic.com/ or write to will@willwalkermusic.com