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Speakers and Worship Leader

Keynote and Banquet Speaker
Bob Hostetler

Bob is an award-winning writer, literary agent with The Steve Laube Agency, freelance editor, frequent speaker, and former magazine editor. His fifty books, which include The Bard and the Bible and The Red Letter Prayer Life: 17 Words from Jesus to Inspire Practical, Purposeful, Powerful Prayer, have sold millions of copies. He coauthored 11 books with Josh McDowell, including the award-winning Don't Check Your Brains at the Door. He has won two Gold Medallion Awards, four Ohio Associated Press awards, and an Amy Foundation Award.

Plenary Speaker
Michelle Medlock Adams

Michelle is an award-winning journalist, bestselling author of more than 80 books, ghostwriter, speaker, President of Platinum Literary Services, and co-owner of PlatLit Books. She has written more than 1,000 articles for newspapers, magazines, and websites; helped write a New York Times Best Seller; and served as a blogger for Guideposts. Her books include Love & Care for the One and Only You, I Will Not Be Afraid, and White Chocolate Isn't Enough. Michelle has earned top honors from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, and Hoosier State Press Association. She is a huge fan of Write-to-Publish, which "put her career on the right path."

Worship and Devotional Leader
Cynthia Ruchti

Cynthia is an award-winning author, speaker, conference teacher, and member of the worship ministry at her church. In addition, she is an agent with Books & Such Literary Management and American Christian Fiction Writers' professional relations liaison. She is the author of more than 20 books, including her latest novel, A Fragile Hope; most recent nonfiction, As My Parents Age; and the forthcoming novel, Miles from Where We Started. She also contributed to a number of devotional books, including the Mornings with Jesus series from Guideposts, and the commentary or devotional sections of two Bibles.