Candy Gibson is the Director of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships for World Impact, Inc. She has been a missionary with the organization since 2006. Her passion for the city began when she was 13 and has never subsided! God put a call on her life at a young age and she responded, that response led her to Moody Bible Institute and then to World Impact. She has had the honor of being a church planter, a youth leader, a camp counselor, an incarnational missionary, and now oversees all print and digital media for an amazing organization. Oh, and she loves coffee, art and Parks and Rec.
Kantis Simmons is a highly requested Keynote Speaker, Author and Leading Authority on School Success and STEM Education.
For the last 13 years, his mission has been to forestall the academic failure epidemic and STEM career decline sweeping across America’s schools and colleges.
With more than 25 years in school, 3 advanced scientific degrees, and more than a decade of working in the lab solving scientific problems for Mobil Chemical, NASA and CIBA Vision, today he travels the world solving the problems of students, parents, educators, schools, and colleges by delivering speeches, creating courses, and writing books.
Born with a birth defect, audiences readily respond when Kantis shares his humorous and proven 7.25 Finger Secrets on academic success, college readiness, teacher motivation and STEM education.
Weaving a patchwork of melodies atop an upright bass and a guitar, Poor Bishop Hooper began as a duo. As their love for one another and for the Lord increased, they were called to further steward their gifts for God’s glory, and in increasingly unique ways. Though they still often perform simple tunes in simple places, a vibrant musical ministry has developed around them. It ranges from full band, heavy mood moments like that in the Golgotha Experience, to string and vocal laden scores like that in Firstborn. They’ve performed for thousands around the country, in the largest of concert halls to the smallest of living rooms. They’ve been commissioned to write music by distinguished art museums, underground ministries, and independent artists. Their hearts for the Creator and the endless and bountiful inspiration he provides are ever growing. In turn, their creative projects follow his leading.
Cliff Loesch and his wife, LaVonna, live in Wichita, Kansas where he serves as pastor of University Friends Church, adjunct professor at Friends University, and presiding clerk for Friends United meeting.