Jan 12-14

Registration is open at 5pm

North East, MD

Sandy Cove Ministries
60 Sandy Cove Road North East, Maryland 21901

149 early*
199 regular

*Early registration runs though Dec 15th 2023 Includes Sat and Sun meals though lunch

**Scholarship does not include $50 deposit

Featured Speakers

Leila serves on the Epic Movement National Leadership Team as the Field Director of People and Culture, and has been a missionary with Cru for over 30 years. As a campus minister, she has served overseas in Singapore, Philippines and East Asia, and in the states she ministered on the campuses of Cal Poly Pomona, UCLA and UC Irvine, serving in roles as Team Leader, Director of Women’s Ministry, mentor and coach. Leila is a Spiritual Director, and earned her MA in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care from Talbot Theological Seminary. Leila is married to Brent, and they have 2 sons, Jaron (age 21) and Micah (age 18), and currently reside in Southern California.

As an adult, TJ’s spiritual formation has been shaped by her work in the Epic context. Here, she learned about mutuality, space-sharing and servant leadership in ways that have deeply altered her way of being in the world. She has been led by BIPOC leaders for her entire vocational career, which she considers instrumental in forming and shepherding her heart.

TJ has spent many years working through “anxious spirituality” and moving to a secure relationship with God. Recently on a silent retreat, she noticed the lightness in her spirit and said to herself, “this is what it is to be loved and free.” Now, loved and free have become words that describe both what she hopes to experience and what her work invites others into for themselves. She lives in Austin, TX with her husband Jason (who she met on international internship!) and two daughters.

West Coast

Jan 13-16

Registration is open at 4pm

Irvine, CA

Hilton Irvine
18800 MacArthur Blvd,
Irvine, CA 92612

199 early
249 regular

Early registration runs though Dec 16th
*Includes breakfast

Featured Speaker

Emma Tautolo

Emma Tautolo is a southern California native who has lived in Arizona for almost a decade now. She has spent the last 12 years on staff with Athletes In Action leading and equipping students and staff in college sports ministry and cultural competency. She has served locally as a part of her church in outward focused mission and care and is an executive leader with a movement of local churches putting Jesus on display by equipping, reconciling and activating God's people in Arizona called the Surge Network. Emma has her master’s degree in Missional Theology and loves the ocean, Pit bulls and 90's-00's r&b.

Margaret Yu

Margaret Yu is the National Director of Epic Movement, the Asian American ministry of Cru. She has served with Cru’s Campus Ministry for over 30 years. Her campus experiences span the globe from Milwaukee to Berkeley, to East Asia to Uzbekistan or to Los Angeles where she currently resides. Margaret loves college students. Her passion is to see God form many more culturally competent leaders for the kingdom of God. Margaret’s interests include mentorship or leadership development, talking shop about the NBA, and being at the beach. She is also an avid Michigan Wolverines fan as that is her alma mater. You can follow Margaret on Facebook, Twitter: CCCEpicMargaret or on her blog at

Hung Lu

Hung Lu currently serves with Cru on the Oneness In Diversity team, providing spiritual care to staff. He has been on staff for 18 years serving on campus and overseas missions. Hung is a pastor at City Church in Cleveland, Ohio. He is married to Jennie, and they have 3 girls. He is passionate about helping students and staff thrive and live out God's calling on their life. Hung loves discipleship and journeying alongside students and people in his church. A fun fact about Hung is that he has 8 different ways to make coffee

Renee Begay

Renee Kylestewa Begay is from the Pueblo of Zuni, located in the southwestern part of New Mexico. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Donnie Begay, and they have three daughters. She is the national director for Nations, a conference speaker, and manages a resource website called The Talking Circle. She founded the Nations movement—a national ministry that seeks to build relationships with the Native American community.; Instagram: @reneebegay