Autumn Miles encourages the exploration of bold truth, couples with raw faith, most specifically challenging women to change how they perceive women's role in society. She has outreach focused on domestic abuse within the church.
Aaron Gillespie (Remote Guest)
Aaron Gillespie has lived a public life for the entirety of his adulthood, touring the world in Underoath and The Almost. He's always been open and honest about his faith and the changes it has undergone over the last 20 years. He still says that he has Christian beliefs, but they are a far cry from the Evangelicalism of his youth.
Hip hop and spoken word artist from Los Angeles, CA, Propaganda pioneered quality gospel-centered hip-hop, and continues to challenge Americans to think more critically about art, love, God, and how justice is the first step to unity.
A 20-year music industry veteran, Derek Webb has sold millions of albums while ruffling political & spiritual feathers alike as both a solo artist and a founding member of Texas-based folk/rock band Caedmon’s Call. He is also Founder of the revolutionary tribe-building platform NoiseTrade (acquired by PledgeMusic in 2016).
Brandan Robertson is a bisexual writer, activitst, and speaker, best known for his writing and commentary on millennials, ethics, contemplative spirituality, and his work as an LGBTQ activist to evangelicals. Robertson currently serves as the Lead Pastor of Missiongathering Church in San Diego, CA.
Lyricist and lead singer for MAE, Dave has been writing deeply personal lyrics for two decades, while keeping faith discussions at arm's length. At the conference, Dave will share what his faith actually looks like, and how it got that way.
MAE's drummer, Jacob Marshall, has always been a forward thinker when it comes to Christianity and Spirituality. He's a creator and connector whose focus is on embodied multisensory aesthetic experiences, interdisciplinary constellations, and the future of culture. He is looking for new perspectives and better questions at the intersection of sensation, perception, emotion, and meaning.
Zach is the guitarist from MAE, and also will be sharing about his journey and perspective. He works as an adjunct instructor at Old Dominion University, currently teaching courses on New Media and Television & Society.
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