ERIK BLEDSOE – WORSHIP LEADER
Erik Bledsoe is a worship leader, songwriter, speaker and church planter residing in Nashville, TN. Motivated by a heart to share the good news of Jesus and his own story of redemption, Bledsoe tours extensively throughout the U.S. and overseas inspiring hope and empowering change. A decorated recording artist, Bledsoe has had two records in the Top 30, with his most recent project, titled Never The Same “Live”, debuting at #13 on iTunes. He and his wife Betsy have been married for 10 years, and have two children, Henry and Adelaide. They enjoy beekeeping, gardening and all things outdoors. They also have a particular passion for ice cream!
MARY HULST – SPEAKER
Mary Hulst serves as the College Chaplain at Calvin College. Her work includes pastoral care and counseling for students, staff and faculty; preaching every Sunday night at Calvin’s LOFT service; overseeing her staff; and jumping in a freezing cold pond every February with about 500 students who want to join the “Cold Knight Club.” Students at Calvin call her “Pastor Mary,” and they know that if they stop in her office they will be offered chocolate and a hug. You can follow her on Twitter at @PastorMary2U, find her on Facebook as “Pastor Mary,” and you can subscribe to “Calvin College LOFT” on iTunes to listen to her sermons. Pastor Mary lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with her husband and two dogs.
THE SKIT GUYS – SPECIAL GUESTS
The Skit Guys, Tommy Woodard and Eddie James, have been best friends since high school. Think of them as the wise guys in class who had everyone laughing and managed to make a career out of it. They’ve been teaching God’s word using comedy, drama and whatever category talking action figures fit into for over twenty years.