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Guests and Volunteers
DA Horton /// Pastor, Speaker /// Los Angeles, CA
D.A. Horton lives in Los Angeles, CA, where he recently planted Reach Fellowship church. Before that, D.A. served as the national coordinator of Urban Student Missions for the North American Mission Board, and as the executive director for ReachLife Ministries, the nonprofit ministry of Reach Records. He also pastored in Kansas City for nearly six years.
A. earned his bachelor’s degree in biblical studies at Calvary Bible College, and his master’s in Christian studies from Calvary Theological Seminary. He is currently working on a PhD in applied theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
With a heart to provide local churches with quality bible-centered tools and resources for evangelism and discipleship, D.A. has written three books: G.O.S.P.E.L., DNA: Foundations of the Faith, and Bound to Be Free: Escaping Performance to be Captured by Grace.
He and his wife of twelve years, Elicia, have three precious children.
Laurel Bunker /// Professor, Speaker /// Minneapolis, MN
Laurel Bunker has spent more than 20 years leading in education, non-profit management, church, and parachurch ministry. A graduate of Hamline University and Luther Theological Seminary in Saint Paul, Minn., Laurel’s mission is to impact the lives of men, women, and children through empowered teaching and preaching of the Word of God and through mentoring others to be influencers of culture through Christ centered leadership development.
Laurel has held key positions in national organizations such as Young Life, the YMCA, and the Jeremiah Program, while pastoring, preaching, and teaching at colleges, universities, churches, and conferences across the country.
Currently, Laurel serves as Dean of Campus Ministries and Campus Pastor at Bethel University in Saint Paul, Minn., where she drives the strategic focus and emphasis of spiritual life initiatives on the campus. She also oversees and manages a dynamic team of people who develop the missions, discipleship, prayer, outreach, and worship ministries for the university.
Laurel and her husband Joshua, make their home in the Twin Cities with their two daughters, Naomi and Camile.
Nick Hall /// Evangelist, Speaker /// Minneapolis, MN
As an evangelist, Nick has been sharing the message of “reset” at PULSE events all over the world for the last five years. Reset represents the clearing of past errors; a reset gets the system working toward its created purpose. Nick also shares this message in his book, Reset: Jesus Changes Everything. He has shared the gospel with nearly 3 million students and is regularly featured as a speaker for pastors’ gatherings, student conferences, training events, and festivals around the world.
Nick sits on leadership teams for the U.S. Lausanne Committee, the National Association of Evangelicals, the student advisory team for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and is a partner evangelist with the Luis Palau Association. In 2011, he joined the National Facilitation Committee for the Mission America Coalition.
Nick has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from NDSU and a master’s in leadership and Christian thought from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. He has been featured in The Washington Post, US News & World Report, Fox News, Christianity Today, Moody Radio, Christian Broadcasting Network, Trinity Broadcast Network, The Christian Post, Decision Magazine, and Baptist Press.
Nick is married to his best friend, Tiffany, and they are proud parents of Truett and Ruby. They live in Minneapolis, Minn.