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Group (10+) - $39

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City First Church
5950 Spring Creek Rd., Rockford, IL, 61114

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Andi Andrew
Lead Pastor // Librty Church, NYC

Andi was born and raised in Spokane, Washington, and in 2002, she met, fell in love with, and married her husband Paul in Sydney, Australia. Her first three children were born on Aussie soil. In 2010, her family packed up their lives and moved to NYC to establish Liberty Church, now a growing church with multiple communities in the city. Paul and Andi currently reside in Brooklyn, New York with their now four children, (three boys and a girl) Ezekiel (Zeke), Jesse, Finley, and Samuel.

Andi is a 'juggler' like most of us are: wife, mother, pastor, leader, learner, daughter, sister, friend, human being trying to work things out on the journey. She is passionate about seeing people rise up, walk fully in the truth, and step into their God-given identity. Freedom is her passion, as she has personally been set free from so much through the relentless love of Jesus. She desires to compel others to step into the freedom that they have access to in Christ – spirit, soul and body. It's one of the big reasons why she launched the She is Free Conference in the spring of 2015.

Currently, Andi's life is focused on raising her young family, pastoring Liberty Church alongside her husband Paul, and traveling & speaking to many all around the world.

“Life is what you create it to be. Your identity is not defined by what happens to you. It’s what you learn through your experiences, and do with them, that creates your present life and hope filled future. So lets create something beautiful.” — Andi Andrew

Chad Bruegman
Teaching Pastor // Red Rocks Church

Chad Bruegman serves on the Directional Leadership Team at Red Rocks Church in Colorado as the Teaching Pastor. Chad is passionate about teaching God’s Word and is stoked about every opportunity to do so.

Jeremy DeWeerdt
Senior Pastor // City First Church

Jeremy DeWeerdt serves as the Senior Pastor of City First Church, a church that is focused on introducing everyone to Jesus and teaching them to follow Him. Jeremy, along with his wife, Jen, were placed in leadership of the church in April of 2007, after having been on staff at City First Church for more than 16 years in the role of Student Ministries Pastor and Founder/Director of the post-high school ministry, Rockford Master’s Commission (now City First Leadership College).

Jeremy and Jen have been married since 1995 and have three amazing sons, Caden, Connor, and Paxton.

Jen DeWeerdt
Lead Pastor // City First Church

Jen DeWeerdt serves with her husband, Jeremy, as the Senior Leaders of City First Church, a growing, multi-generational, multi-cultural church in Rockford, IL. She is honored to play a key role in the very church she grew up in. As a pastor, communicator, author, and founder of the Original Women's Conference, Jen is passionate about encouraging and empowering women to step into their God-given callings, regardless of their profession. Thousands of women have discovered their destiny and design through these powerful conferences. 

 Jen and Jeremy have been married since 1995 and have three sons: Caden, Connor, and Paxton. When she is not cheering on her boys, you will find her enthusiastically rooting for her Chicago sports teams (White Sox not included).

Jon Rush
Youth Pastor // City First Church

Kevin Klumpyan
Youth Pastor // City First Church

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Notification of cancellation must be submitted in writing by October 19, 2018 to qualify for a refund. A $15 processing charge will apply to each canceled registration. Registrations are transferable before October 19, 2018. To transfer your registration, call 815.639.7535.

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