Jessica Dahlquist is a mother, a wife and a prophetic artist. She leads the Creative Ministry team at OC Presence. Jessi has always been passionate about painting and writing and loves helping others get activated in their calling as an artist. Raah School of Art, is her school where she is teaching Christians how to connect their creativity with Heaven, how to hear God's voice and live a free and creative lifestyle with the Holy Spirit. She also teaches a class for children, Kingdom Kids Creativity, teaching children how to hear God's voice through their own creative expression. Having been set free from a hardcore drug addiction through the power of Jesus, she is now passionate to help others encounter God's power and freedom as well.
Andrew Phalen is a man of God who is called to bear The Standard for The Lord. Andrew ministers under the anointing of God with different flags and banner everywhere he goes. He travels all around California and other areas teaching and equipping the body of Christ as well as releasing God's glory and breaking the prophetic atmosphere open everywhere he goes through his banners. Radically saved in jail in 2013, Andrew now walks in fullness and freedom from 12 years of methamphetamine addiction. Andrew’s heart and passion is to see the lost and broken set free and take their position as children of royalty in the kingdom of God. Andrew and his beautiful wife Krysta have a ministry called “The Standard” which is primarily an outreach ministry that meets every week in Newport Beach. They do church in the street and their mission is to preach the gospel, release the kingdom, and reflect heaven in all that they do, showing people that life with Jesus is fun, exciting, and amazing. Andrew has been gifted to cultivate an atmosphere and culture of heaven which allows people to step into identity and understanding through encounter, worship, and prophetic ministry.
John and Elli Milan met in Hawaii while Elli was still in high school and John was beach bumming. Deciding early to make a career as artists, they enrolled at Savannah College of Art and Design and later transferred to the University of Georgia where they received their BFAs in painting. It was in this small, but vital city, that the couple developed personal styles and began showing their work in local galleries. After graduation the couple worked independently but began dreaming about working together.
Today, they live their dream and the Milan’s create their paintings together. Although John and Elli are both accomplished artists on their own, this collaboration brings out a side of their work that neither could reach by themselves. The couple says that the Spirit of God inspires their work and allows them to create together and maintain a uniﬁed vision. The end result is aggressive and spontaneous layers of paint which create a bright and playful scenario that is interwoven with hints of narrative.
The Milan’s have traveled extensively to Greece, and these trips have inspired their artwork and life. A fascination with contemporary buildings built around old ruins and the visible layers of history have become a metaphor for the way the Milan’s see spiritual transformation in themselves and the people around them. The Milan’s artwork is symbolic parable inspiring hope and life.
One of the Milan’s dreams is to establish a permanent studio in one of Greece’s beautiful coastal cities. The Milan’s and their four children live in Queen Creek, Arizona. Their home studio is proliﬁc and open year-round. The Milan’s are well-established artists with careers that have seen their work in galleries and private collections in Canada, Europe, the United States, the Philippines, and Dubai.
Christopher Perrin is passionate about helping others to pursue and develop the prophetic, in and outside of the church. He has been tattooing for over 20 years. He is the owner/operator of Life After Death Tattoo in Costa Mesa,California, where he lives with his wife and 2 children. His paintings have been featured, displayed and sold in galleries. He has been leading prayer groups for the past 12 years, and served as a Vinyard pastor. During annual trips to Sweden, he tattoos, and has been invited to speak, and lead people in the prophetic. Christopher recently founded Thank You Jesus Clothing (TYJ.clothing), desiring to bring together the prophetic and art in a tangible way to the subscribers.
Damin Lujan aka zaoone was born in Los Angeles, Ca where he grew up skateboarding and drawing. His artistic eye was shaped by the graffiti throughout the streets of LA. He now feels most comfortable creating artwork with a spray can. Most of his early works consisted of graffiti letters covering skate decks plastered with bible pages. He moved into large scale pieces and prefers to work in a larger scale now. Over the years, he has broaden his artistic repertoire to include sign painting and hand lettering. Skipping the digital format, Damin prefers to hand draw his artwork, which has progressed into hands-on projects involving wood. He began creating unique triangle floating shelves for local businesses and homes, which led to the expansion of his woodworking portfolio to include desks, custom displays and trade show booths. Recently he has teamed up with his friend Brian Peterson, who runs the non-profit, Faces of Santa Ana, to create large scale murals bringing dignity and hope for those who live in the margins of our society.
Damin strives to bring hope and love through his artwork. He is inspired by and loves people, custom cars, lowriders, motorcycles, skateboarding, punk rock, hardcore, old school hip hop, break dancing, and most of all the Holy Spirit.
Faces Of Santa Ana
Faces of Santa Ana is a passion project where we set out to befriend and paint portraits of the homeless community in Santa Ana, CA. We then sell the artwork and use proceeds to help in rehabilitating our newfound friends. The mission of Faces of Santa Ana is to locally help those in need in cities around the world while also inspiring and activating creatives and supporters of the movement. We believe that the creativity we’ve been given is meant for the outward pouring of love.
Brian & Candice Simmons
BREAKOUT SESSION: Created to be Creative: We will look at God's original intention for men and women and how He embedded His creative glory within every person.⠀
Cathy Greer is the founder along with her husband Stuart of Mission Support Network and currently serves as the President. She is an ordained minister and has trained many pastors and leader around the world. Her desire is to see the Kingdom of God advance through church planting, evangelistic outreach, and education for the poor. Cathy is anointed speaker and moves powerfully in the prophetic and has spoken over many influential leaders impacting their lives. She is an author and a Mother in The Faith to many forerunners and catalysts in this generation all around the world. She has a passion for seeing others walk in the fullness of their identity and inheritance in Christ. Cathy has served as a pastor on staff at both Blessed International in Anaheim, California and Vineyard Community Church, Laguna Niguel, California. She is the author of "Welcome To Prophetic Ministry" and "A Quick Guide To Dream Interpretation."
Lori Bryant @loribryantsstoriesandphotos is an author, speaker, poet and inspirational story teller. She has a unique way of using story, poetry and art to convey The Father’s love to all people. She is loving life and says that she has finally found out what she wants to be when she grows up! Her passion is to help others find healing, freedom and to live their lives to the fullest! She has spent the past 30 years ministering to women, men and the next generation with her message of hope and restoration. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Cathy Greer @stuartandcathygreer is the founder, along with her husband Stuart, of Mission Support Network . Their desire is to see the Kingdom of God advance through church planting, evangelistic outreach, and education for the poor. She has trained along with her husband pastors and leaders in various nations. Cathy moves powerfully in the prophetic and has spoken over many influential leaders impacting their lives. She is an author and a Mother in The Faith to many forerunners and catalysts in this generation all around the world. She has a passion for seeing others walk in the fullness of their identity and inheritance in Christ. Cathy has served as a pastor on staff at both Blessed International in Anaheim, California and Vineyard Community Church, Laguna Niguel, California. She is a speaker and author of "Welcome To Prophetic Ministry" and "A Quick Guide To Dream Interpretation." ⠀
Chapman Hamborg grew up in Huntington Beach, California, where he was homeschooled with his four brothers. This allowed him to pursue his passion for creativity early on, encouraging him to practice art at a young age. It also gave him the freedom to spend a lot of his childhood surfing and experiencing the outdoors. Much of his early inspiration as an artist flowed from this deep connection with nature and his love of the ocean.
He was classically trained for nine years under Kim Frassett of Terra Arts Foundation. At the age of sixteen he earned a scholarship for a summer course at Laguna College of Art & Design, which cultivated his desire to study realism. He then moved to Florence, Italy, where he studied classic realist drawing and painting for three years at Angel Academy of Art; he also spent a year there teaching Artistic Anatomy. Chapman was selected as a fellow for the Hudson River Fellowship in 2013. The following year Chapman won first place in the Art Renewal Center's Annual International Scholarship Competition. After marrying the love of his life in 2014, Chapman and his wife lived on a farm in the Asturian Mountains of Spain, where he spent his time painting and farming. The following year, he returned to Florence with his wife to study figurative sculpture under Rob Bodem at Florence Academy of Art. Most recently, Chapman was commissioned to sculpt an anatomical heart for Bethel Music’s album cover of Have It All, which became #1 album on all of iTunes.
His diverse combination of experiences and training has developed a beautiful variety in Chapman’s abilities and interests as an artist. His work reflects his love for creation, both in nature and the human figure. In his most recent work, Chapman has been exploring the intimacy between mother and child.
Chapman now lives with his wife Hannah and son Shepherd in Huntington Beach, California, where he is working as a professional artist on commissions and personal projects, getting his BFA at Laguna College of Art and Design, and teaching a variety of art classes at Terra Arts Foundation.
Emily Rose graduated UCLA's Graduate Acting program and hit the ground running. Immediately following school she was hired to play Elena Fisher for Sony's hit playstation series UNCHARTED, for which she recieved two Video Game Award nominations for best performance. Most notably, Rose was the lead on SyFy’s hit supernatural hit “Haven”, based on the novella "The Colorado Kid" from renowned author Stephen King. Emily played the lead Audrey Parker. For which she was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Dramatic Female Lead.
Rose’s other TV credits include CBS's NCIS, USA's “Graceland," “E.R.,” ABC’s hit drama series “Brothers & Sisters," CBS’s “Jericho,” and David Milch’s HBO series “John From Cincinnati.” Additional TV credits include the USA pilot “Operating Instructions”, and guest starring roles in “Private Practice,” “Two and A Half Men,” “Without a Trace” and “Cold Case.”
Rose received her undergraduate degree in theatrical arts from Vanguard University in Orange County, California and went on to study Shakespeare in Oxford, England at the British American Drama Academy. She continued her studies at UCLA where she received her MFA in acting.
While at UCLA, Emily was an active participant in Arts Bridge America, a program which fights to keep arts education in public schools, and also taught at the UCLA summer Youth Performance Conservatory. Currently Emily is honored to be an adjunct professor teaching at UCLA in their professional program, Acting for Film & Television.
Emily currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons, their Miniature Schnauzer McAlistair and another baby very soon on the way!
‘DJ Audible’ - Dan Emmerie Hadinata
Dan ‘DJ Audible’ has been working with local artists and churches for over a decade in Downtown Santa Ana. Together with his friends, he formed a diverse collective of mentors in breakdancing, graffiti, djing, and poetry called Urban Arts Outreach who are passionate about seeing the church reconcile with artists through open art creative spaces. For more information and free resources a visit UrbanArtsOutreach.org.
Breakout Season: Building creative arts community from scratch
Susan Silvestri is a speaker, author, dancer, and actor. She has shared her message all over the world and leads a group of women in Hollywood called Women of Worth (WOW) with the inspiration of health and wholeness as presented in her book and life. She travels to bring this message of hope and truth through the Women of Worth Creative Seminars.
Pastor Kent Larson
Kent has been an associate pastor at Vineyard Community Church in Laguna Niguel for 19 years. He oversees with His wife Cathy pastoral care, Kingdom School of Ministry "Intimacy with God" training, relational and emotional Intelligence Training and the Immanuel Life Center. He is an intercessory worship leader, artist, ministry trainer and Immanuel Approach prayer counselor and coach. He runs virtual and in person "artist circle" groups blessing, networking and multiplying prophetic artists and art leaders globally. His wife Cathy are the parents of 4 adult children.
Celebrity Makeup Artist | Hair Stylist | TV Beauty Expert | Your Beauty BFF!
Jessica has a heart to empower women to pursue their God-given dreams of creativity + beauty! She uses her craft to connect with women around the world cultivating sisterhood + unshakeable faith! Jessica has walked with Jesus all her life, and sharing the love, joy, purity, beauty and the freedom of JESUS is her favorite thing to do! She + her husband just launched a faith-based beauty brand for women called, My Beauty BFF, which will offer monthly Makeup Workshops, Beauty Brunches + soon to come, a Makeup School!
Jessica has been in the Entertainment + Beauty Industry for 22 years. Some of her celebrity clientele includes Brooklyn Decker, Colbie Caillat, Kevin Bacon, Jane Lynch, Rachel Hunter, Sylvester Stallone, Selma Blair, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park, The Backstreet Boys, and more.
As a TV Beauty Expert, Jessica has been regularly featured on national TV segments for shows including ABC’s FABLife, The Dr. Oz Show, VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live, TBN, and JUCE TV in addition to local segments for FOX, KCAL 9, and more. Being newly and happily married, Jessica is also excited to write and speak about Bridal Beauty and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle that radiates joy!
Jessica is the Key Makeup Artist + Hair Stylist for Praise on TBN. She has worked as a makeup artist on the set of The Talk, Wendy Williams, The Steve Harvey Show, America’s Next Top Model, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and The Big Morning Buzz Live on VH1. Her work has also been featured in various magazines including Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, Marie Claire, and The Hollywood Reporter.
Jessica loves helping women look + feel gorgeous, but her ultimate goal is to inspire women to live beautifully. Her philosophy on beauty is: “Authentic beauty begins in the soul and works its way outward. Therefore, beauty is to be unveiled rather than applied.”
Do you love photography and videography? Do you want to learn how to experience a greater relationship with the Lord through these wonderful arts? Join Vincent Shakir as he shares his testimony of how the Lord has blessed him through photography and videography. He will share practical applications for ways to fellowship with the Lord while your behind the camera.
Jessi is an international speaker, full-time missionary, and Co-Lead Pastor of Salt Churches alongside her husband Parker. She is passionate about reaching those that don’t know Jesus and equipping The Church to make disciples and preach the Gospel. She believes that everyone is qualified to share the Good News and teach others to follow Jesus. While enjoying the sun in California with her two sons David and Ethan, she passionately speaks about what it means to follow a Jesus that is ALIVE and wants to transform cities!
Tami is a California native and lives in San Clemente with her husband and twin teenage boys. She is a creative entrepreneur and a jewelry designer. She uses her jewelry line, Relics by Tami, to speak truth and identity into women and bless them with prophetic jewelry. Tami is the creative director of Kingdom Woman and also serves on the prophetic team. She has a passion for others to encounter the Father’s love, know their true identity and to walk in freedom. She knows there is no junior Holy Spirit and is passionate for all kids to hear God’s voice and know him as a loving, healing and extravagant Father. Tami loves volunteering at her twin boy’s school and one of her favorite things to do is co-lead a monthly chapel called, “Encounter Wednesday”.
Breakout Session: Prophetic Jewelry With Tami
Kendall Myers is an LA based therapist and artist who is passionate about awakening creativity in others and connecting them to their Creator. She is the founder of The Heartwork Studio - a combination of therapy and studio workshops designed specifically for creatives and the creative process.
Breakout Session: Exploring Emotions through Art
Janet Jun (Smashed Saint) is a poet, writer, multimedia artist, and missionary with a global vision for reformation through real love.
Born in Southern California, Janet as a B.A. in English from Barnard College (2001) and an M.A. in Korean Studies from Columbia University (2008). She spend the next several years serving at Blessed International Revival Center as the Creative Arts Director, and completed 2 internships and trainings at Blessed’s School of Ministry; she spent her other time teaching and sharing the gospel through spoken word, art, music, prayer ministries, and community arts outreach.
An Urban Arts Outreach poet and member of the Back to Basics Collaborative, Janet has shared and taught her craft at various local and global venues, including Biola University, Faith on Demand’s SPEAK!, The Seed LA, Triple Threat Mentoring, B2B Peru, JUCETV, P4CM’s Rhetoric (2013 & 2015)—America’s largest spoken word event.
Janet has a deep passion and commitment to serve and equip creative worshipers of God in every field to be beacons of God’s love, mercy, truth and justice both locally and internationally. In 2017, she was officially commissioned by Blessed International as a missionary to Asia and relocated to Seoul, Korea, where she’s been serving locally as the worship director for Ocean City Church, as well as ministering internationally at different churches, conferences, and global gatherings. She also serves as co-director for the Comeback Tour, which is a multi-network arts & music initiative to bring youth back to Jesus.
Steven Homestead brings genre-spanning creativity to life, whether composing music, incarnating large-scale art projects, or leading generative events. Steven’s creative work seeks to promote honor, give voice, share wonder, and develop unity.
In the arts, Steven is the force behind multiple interactive installations, including work at the Festival of Arts, the Santa Ana Art Walk, Fuller Theological Seminary, and TEDxMission Viejo. In addition, he has led numerous projects for Saddleback Visual Arts, serving as a volunteer leader of inter-ministry collaboration. Additionally, he has been active in the community as a curator for Boca De Oro, Orange County’s literary festival, as Art Director for Newgate Orchestra and Arts, and leading his "Conversations in Collaborative Creativity" at OCCCA.
As the President of the American Composers Forum of Los Angeles (ACF-LA), Steven supports the development and appreciation of new music throughout Southern California, including work to launch the inaugural Compose LA festival with the City of Los Angeles. Steven’s music soars, plays, meditates, and reminisces. Steven earned his MM in Composition-Theory from CSUF. At UCLA, he received his BA studying music composition
Jason Leith serves as a pastor and the director of Saddleback Visual Arts at Saddleback Church. An accomplished artist as well, he developed his Sacred Streets project, a work of ground breaking social practice art appearing in the Seen Journal and Christianity Today. Through his portraits of people experiencing homelessness that he created out of relationships on Los Angeles’ “Skid Row,” he revealed to individuals and communities the transformative power of art to speak into the lives of others. A unique aspect of Sacred Streets was its presence in the community as a gallery as. Jason led a team of creatives to build a pop-up gallery made of found materials in the heart of the Skid Row community. His desire was and is to render beauty in ways that marry artistic excellence with social responsibility.
Further projects, including the Vessels Experience and Portraits of Resurrection, have led him globally to share his heart to connect others to God. Jason speaks on Arts, Theology, and Ministry, including at SALT18 and as a co-producer of the Creative Church Arts Conference. He is a graduate of Biola University’s fine arts program and is currently earning a Master's in Global Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary.
BREAKOUT SESSION: The Power of Arts on Mission
Ritchie Kong is an experienced designer, installation artist / muralist living in Long beach, CA. He received his formal education at Cal State Fullerton where he uses his knowledge in design and illustration into the work he creates on walls and various 3-dimensional pieces. His artistic strength involves the use of spray paint as a primary medium and he's currently in transition as he find work as an interactive artist. The art he creates on commissioned sites, sanctioned spaces and on the permission walls are designed to challenge the viewer’s perception on society, the struggles we daily undergo as we question & navigate the realities portrayed in urban communities. Ritchie uses his work as a way to educate youth advocates and underprivileged youth by actively involving them in social activities on school campuses, engaging in mentorship, & beautification projects with the request of city locals, clubs, businesses, schools and nonprofits. In addition, his involvement with programs such as The Compton Initiative & The Lynwood Commitment has allowed him to bring students from local schools to create 4-5 murals a year. Ritchie continues to seek more opportunities to provide safe spaces and bring people together through faith and the arts.
Pastor Matt Swift
Matt has spent the last decade walking the journey of entrepreneurship and ministry. He is both the Executive Pastor of Father’s House OC, and an entrepreneurial business leader in his physical therapy business. This unique journey of walking in the business world and ministry has given him unique perspectives on how these two paths function together. His unique blend in these two arenas can be seen from his childhood. As a missionary’s kid in Mexico, he recalls several child business ventures- from washing cars, raffling a radio or selling candy to his classmates, he had the entrepreneurial bug from the beginning while living in a ministry home.
Matt received his two bachelors of science degrees in Athletic Training and Exercise Sports Science from Vanguard University in 2002. He continued his education at Chapman University, receiving his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2006. In 2009 Matt founded Change Sports Physical Therapy in Anaheim, CA. For two years, Matt worked closely with the USA Men's and Women's National Indoor Volleyball teams. In 2011 Matt moved his practice to Huntington Beach, CA to be closer to home and involved in the community. Since that time, he has enjoyed meeting and working with hundreds of people in the community. Most recently, his business focus has been in the area of innovative ways to being physical therapy services to people through online means. Matt has been involved in many areas of church leadership. He’s been involved in youth group leadership, worship leading, church board member and as of 2014 Executive Pastor of Father’s House OC. Matt has a desire to see people’s dreams for business come to life and be a vessel for the kingdom of heaven to invade the earth.
James Choi is a freelance designer, who has transitioned from 10+ years of church ministry into the creative marketplace. Choi’s work for companies such as Survey Monkey and Captain + Stoker Coffee have displayed uncanny insight as he practices implementing the Gifts of the Spirit in the workplace and allows clients the opportunity to experience a touch of God. Currently Choi is working out of his home in Monterey Bay and is starting up an apparel business while simultaneously honing a new craft to infiltrate the surf industry.
Breakout Session: Implementing the Gifts of the Spirit in the Creative Market Place