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Reggie Joiner is the founder and CEO of the reThink Group, a nonprofit organization providing innovative curriculum resources and training to help churches maximize their influence on the spiritual growth of the next generation. The reThink Group is the architect and primary sponsor of the Orange Conference (www.TheOrangeConference.com) which provides training opportunities for senior pastors, church leaders, and ministry volunteers. Joiner is also one of the founding pastors, along with Andy Stanley, of North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia. In his role as the executive director of Family Ministry, he developed the concepts of ministry for preschoolers, children, students, and married adults over the course of his eleven years with the church. Joiner is the author of Think Orange: Imagine the Impact When Church and Family Collide (David C. Cook, 2009) and co-author of Seven Practices of Effective Ministries (Multnomah). Joiner is a graduate of Georgia Southwestern College.
Carey Nieuwhof is the lead and founding pastor of Connexus Community Church with campuses in Barrie and Orillia, Ontario, north of Toronto. Connexus is a strategic partner of North Point Ministries and has been Orange from the time it launched in 2007. Prior to starting Connexus, Carey led three mainline congregations through a decade of transition. He began as a student pastor in 1995. The churches sold their historic buildings and merged to form a new church with a outward-focused mission and in the process, grew from an attendance of 50 in 1995 to over 800 a decade later.