Each night, we will create space for you to encounter Jesus through musical worship. Because we come from diverse worship experiences, you may feel uncomfortable in moments as we sing in multiple languages and musical styles. Our hope is that you will enter into this experience, seeking to see the image of God in the worship of all His people. Many would say it is a taste of heaven.
Melyssa Colón Cordero
Melyssa Colón Cordero is a Proud Boricua who pioneered The Roots Project, a training and development platform that has served over 40 leaders of Color in Tampa Bay, to collectively engage the mind, body and spirit on the intersection of race, culture, faith and justice. She served as the Director of Minority Leadership Development for the Underground Network in Tampa and as Worship leader for 14 years.
As an InterVarsity Campus Minister at the University of South Florida, she helped plant many LaFe (Latino Fellowship) chapters around the state of Florida in order to reach, train and develop Latino leaders for the sake of JESUS.
She and her husband, Tom, have been married for 16 years and have 3 boys (Leo, Elliot, Gabriel) and 1 daughter (Beatriz), whom they adopted 5 years ago. They have been living in the inner city of Tampa for the last 15 years and gather weekly with friends to do church in a home by studying the Word, breaking bread and sharing life together in order to see the Kingdom of GOD come and His will be done in Tampa.
Melyssa is a prophetic speaker and has committed her life to seeing people from every nation, tribe and tongue live in the fullness of their ethnic identity and heritage in the name of JESUS.
Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero
The Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero and Rev. Jeannette Salguero are pastors and Chief Operating Officers at Calvario City Church, a Latino-led Assemblies of God multicultural church of about 4,000 people in Orlando, Florida. Gabriel is also the president and founder of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition (NaLEC). NaLEC is a coalition of Hispanic evangelical churches and non-profits committed to Gospel-centered advocacy. He has served on the White House Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Advisory Council and the board of the National Association of Evangelicals. He has been named by several media outlets as one of the most influential Latino faith leaders in America.
Before moving to Orlando, the Salgueros were the co-lead pastors of the multicultural Lamb’s Church of the Nazarene in New York City. Much of their work focuses on racial reconciliation.
The Salgueros have two beautiful boys, Jon-Gabriel and Seth, who are their pride and joy.
SPECIAL INTEREST GATHERINGS.
Throughout the weekend, you have the opportunity to customize the conference to allow the Lord to speak to you on a variety of topics and levels. You will be able to attend two seminars from the following choices. While you will select seminars during registration, you are free to change you mind once you arrive at the conference.
Jesus, Healer of
God Behaving Badly
The Bible. 66 Books. 1 Story.
Jesus & Sexuality
Sexual Beings: Lost in an Anti-Sex Church & a Sex-Driven World
The Power of Prayer
Jesus, Racism, & the Call to Christian Action
Jesus & Immigration
Faith & Work
Saying No to
the Culture of Now
Jesus & Women
Diversity & Intersectionality
In addition to seminars, you will also have the opportunity to attend special interest gatherings on Saturday afternoon. While these meetings are completely optional, gathering with others from your ethnic community or focused group (like athletes, nursing students, international students, etc.) creates space for you to connect with others from all over Florida and think together on how to best serve those communities on your campus.