The Current

The Current - Conference Opener

Samuel Rodriguez - The Current 2020

Samuel Rodriguez is the President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), the world’s largest Hispanic Christian organization. He stands recognized as America’s most influential Latino/Hispanic faith leader. He was the first Latino to deliver the keynote address at the annual The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, and is the recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award presented by the Congress of Racial Equality. He is the executive producer of two films, and also cofounder of TBN Salsa, an international Christian-based broadcast television network. His published books include You Are Next, Shake Free, and Be Light—a #1 LA Times bestseller. Samuel serves as Senior Pastor of New Season Church, with campuses in Los Angeles and Sacramento, California, where he resides with his wife, Eva, and their three children.

Nicole Smithee - The Current 2020

Nicole is the CEO and cofounder of Iridescent Women, a digital media company committed to awakening women to their unique brilliance through real and authentic conversations and connections. She’s also an international speaker and author, committed to creating content that inspires and empowers others to live boldly and compassionately. Nicole also serves on the executive team at Liberty Church in New York. She enjoys quality time with friends and family, getting lost in a good book, being active, exploring new places, and Netflix-binging. Nicole lives in Manhattan with her husband Ben.

Chris Sharpe - The Current 2020

Chris has been a leader in church technology for over a decade. His passion for serving the Church through radical care and innovation has helped Subsplash grow into a market leader serving millions of people and tens of thousands of organizations. Chris excels at raising up leaders and motivating them to succeed through his leadership of the business development department at Subsplash. From his time working in television to his years in non-profit ministry, he's driven by a desire to genuinely build hope filled cultures where every person can flourish and succeed.

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Jamie Winship - The Current 2020

Jamie has learned what it takes for individuals to discover the transformative power of living fearlessly in their true identity from decades of work bringing peaceful solutions to some of the world’s highest conflict areas. After a distinguished career in law enforcement in the Washington, D.C.-area, Jamie had a unique opportunity to work in Southeast Asia. The next 25 years would see him working with Muslim populations in Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Israel, and Palestine. Jamie is the co-founder of Identity Exchange, an organization committed to enhancing its clients’ resiliency by teaching them the transformative power of living fearlessly in their true identity.

Chris Larson - The Current 2020

Chris Larson is the president and CEO of Ligonier Ministries, an international ministry founded by RC Sproul to proclaim the holiness of God in all its fullness to as many people as possible. Chris joined Ligonier in 2004 and leads strategic outreach initiatives and oversees daily ministry operations. Before diving into ministry, he worked in education and the corporate world. Learn more about Ligonier Ministries at ligonier.org

Jacinta Tegman - The Current 2020

Jacinta is the CEO of Seattle-based CRISTA family of ministries. Prior to her appointment as CEO, her leadership career spanned 30 years in international missions and church leadership. She is also an ordained minister with 10 years’ experience as an associate pastor and has served in a variety of roles at churches and global organizations. Jacinta graduated summa cum laude from Northwest University with a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management, and also holds a Master’s degree (MA) in Nonprofit Leadership from Seattle University. The university named her the 2015 Leadership and Professional Engagement Award winner for innovative thinking in her field.

Eugene Cho - The Current 2020

Reverend Eugene Cho’s many passions involve leadership, justice, the whole Gospel, and the pursuit of God’s Kingdom here on earth. He travels throughout the world to encourage churches, nonprofits, pastors, leaders, missionaries, and justice workers—whether this happens in churches, arenas, conferences, universities, or as a guest in underground churches, villages, or refugee camps. Eugene Cho is the founder and former Senior Pastor of Quest Church, an urban, multicultural and multigenerational church in Seattle, Washington. He is also the founder and visionary of One Day’s Wages, a grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions working to alleviate extreme global poverty. Eugene currently resides in Washington, D.C., where he serves as President and CEO of Bread for the World.

Steven Testone - The Current 2020

Steven is the Director of Product at Subsplash and has a deep passion for taking complicated things and making them simple. He was the Founder and CEO of SnapPages before joining the Subsplash family and brings over 15 years of experience designing and building software products. His work has been featured by TechCrunch, Adobe, Mashable, and other top tech publications. Above all, Steven has a passion for proclaiming that Jesus is Lord and serves as the lead pastor at a church plant in Georgetown, Texas.

Levi Lusko - The Current 2020

Levi Lusko is the author of the bestselling books “Through the Eyes of a Lion” and “Swipe Right.” He is also the lead pastor of Fresh Life Church – a multisite church located in Montana, Utah, Oregon, and Wyoming that he and his wife Jennie pioneered in 2007. Levi travels around the world speaking about Jesus. He takes pleasure in small things, such as black coffee, new shoes, fast Internet, and falling asleep in the sun. He and his wife have one son: Lennox, and four daughters: Alivia, Daisy, Clover, and Lenya, who is in heaven. His new book “I Declare War,” is now available.

Andi Andrew - The Current 2020

As a wife, mom, pastor, author, and speaker, Andi has a genuine passion to see the fullness of the Gospel worked out in everyday lives. Andi is the Lead Pastor—along with her husband Paul—of Liberty Church in New York. In 2015, she launched She Is Free, a movement that exists to equip and activate women to walk in freedom, spirit, soul, and body, and see others set free in their spheres of influence. Currently, Andi’s life is focused on raising her family of four kids, Zeke, Jesse, Finley, and Sam; writing; building Liberty Church; and traveling to invest in churches around the world.

Dave Gibbons - The Current 2020

Dave Gibbons is a speaker, advisor, and creative with a specialty in culture, creativity, and spiritual intelligence. Currently, he works with disruptive leaders in numerous areas—from sports to business—and with companies like Marina Abramovic Institute, Goodwatercap.com, Ridebackranch.com. and a fintech company in the Detroit area. He also is the founder and senior leader at Newsong.net. He has served on the boards of Fuller Theological Seminary and World Vision.