Create Collab is happening June 23rd-24th at Christ Fellowship Church located in Kingsport, TN
Jamie has decades of experience bringing peaceful solutions to some of the world’s highest conflict areas.
Starting with a distinguished career in law enforcement in the metro Washington, DC area, his unconventional efforts to bring about societal and racial reconciliation led him to Indonesia, Jordan, Iraq, Palestine, Israel, and back to the US. In recent years, Jamie has worked with leaders in a variety of sectors, from police departments to pro football teams to churches and other faith-based organizations.
Jamie is the author of the Energy series and “Living Fearless: Exchanging The Lies Of The World For The Liberating Truth Of God”. He loves to help people hear from God and live fearlessly in their true identity.
Overall, I am a very simple guy; I have one wife, six kids, two daughters-in-law and three grandkids. I worked last year as a general manager, janitor and inside sales guy for a friend who owns a small manufacturers rep company in Milwaukie, Oregon. I live in a small rented house in Happy Valley, Oregon, that Kim has made into a marvelous home. My time is spent loving the people that are a part of my life. I have lots of incredible friends, and now you are one of those. Oh yeah… and I wrote “The Shack”.
For me, everything is about Jesus and Father and the Holy Spirit, and relationships and life is an adventure of faith lived one day at a time. Any aspirations, visions, and dreams died a long time ago, and I have absolutely no interest in resurrecting them (they would stink by now anyway). I have finally figured out that I have nothing to lose by living a life of faith. I know more joy every minute of every day than seems appropriate, but I love the wastefulness of my Papa’s grace and Presence. For me, everything in my life that matters is perfect!
Michael and Meredith have a passion to see the church, at large, leading in creativity again and believe everything starts from the place of worship. For the last 15 years of their marriage they have been studying what it means to worship the Lord. For 7 of those years, they had the honor to help pioneer the worship movement that is called the UpperRoom, based out of Dallas, TX.
They have recently started SongLab MSC which holds events to empower worship teams and creatives to create and song write from a place of encounter, stewarding the revelation that is happening in them personally and in their local church communities. They have found that teams that worship and create together develop new levels of unity, as well as celebration, rather than competition.
Abbie Cobb is an actress, acting coach, and Jesus-lover living and working in the television and film industry in Los Angeles. Abbie holds a degree in theater as well as a host of acting credits that range from Disney Channel (Starstruck, Jonas, Good Luck Charlie) and Nickelodeon (Henry Danger, Big Time Rush) to network shows and films (90210, NCIS, Criminal Minds, Greys Anatomy, American Horror Story, Mom’s Night Out, 9-1-1, etc). While continuing her acting work on sets in Hollywood, she also enjoys the education track of training new actors to learn how to be successful in LA.
Abbie opened The AFA Studio in Los Angeles with the goal of helping actors get “unstuck”. Actors For Actors has become a studio that helps actors gain freedom, transformation, and practical tips and tricks to navigate the on-camera world of film and television. The jaw-dropping stories she shares from her little corner of the world in Los Angeles will remind us all: don’t give up on the power of story and don’t give up on Hollywood! God is moving in LA! Follow her journey or learn more about her books and studio @abbiecobb and @theAFAstudio
Lindsey Reiman is the founder of the spiritual intelligence company Aqua Regia, the equipping center called The Prophetic Labs, and co-founder of the SQ Institute. She loves to examine Scripture, the spirit realm, and all that God says through the lens of a microscope, and enjoys helping other people unlock their gifts to help them become spiritual X Men! Because all prophetic people carry only a portion of the puzzle, she believes deeply in the power of teamwork and enjoys making connections between others to help the clearest possible picture of the Kingdom emerge on Earth.
Derek is a Pathblazer. Like Caleb from the Old Testament, he doesn’t let unchartered territory intimidate, but rather enjoys forging new paths and making new trails for people to traverse in the Kingdom of God.
Derek is originally from the hills of southeastern Ohio. He has a degree in mechanical engineering from The Ohio State University, where he also played football. Upon graduation, he entered the corporate world where he would work for eight years before stepping into full time ministry.
He is now the lead pastor of Christ Fellowship Church in Kingsport, Tennessee, where he lives with his wife, Kate, and three children.
Derek delights in the presence of God, and wants nothing more than for others to do the same.
Kim Wheeler is the Adult Ministry Director at Christ Fellowship Church. Before taking a full-time position at Christ Fellowship, she completed a 20 year career as a high school English teacher. She is a life-long resident of Kingsport and a life-long lover of Jesus.
For the past 28 years she has been married to Jason, who truly is her best friend, and they have 2 young adult kids – Abbey & Creed.
Kim is deeply in love with the voice of God and her passion is encouraging others in developing a real, meaningful relationship with Him – a relationship that impacts the Kingdom and brings heaven to earth.