General Session Speakers

Beth Guckenberger

Co-Executive Director of Back2Back Ministries, Author, Speaker, and Child Advocate


Jo Saxton

Founder of Ezer Collective, Co-Host of LeadStories Podcast, Author, Speaker


Keith Ferrin

Author, Speaker, Blogger, Word-for-word Biblical storyteller


Margaret Feinberg

Bible Teacher, Speaker, and Author


Albert Tate

Founding Pastor of Fellowship Monrovia Church, Author, and Host of the Albert Tate Podcast


Megan Fate Marshman

Young Adults Pastor at Arbor Road, Director of Women’s Ministries at Hume Lake Christian Camps, Author, Speaker


Darren Whitehead

Senior Pastor of Church of the City and Author

Special Guests


Drew Powell

Emcee for CPC20, Creative Arts Pastor at Cross Point Church


Brian Friberg & Band

Worship Leaders at CPC20


Michael Jr.

Comedian, Author, Director


9am-4pm Leadership Intensive with Jo Saxton (*add to your registration)
4:30pm-7pm Dinner break
6pm-8pm Early Check-In Party (free w/ registration!)
8pm-9:30pm Networking Conversations: Deconstructed (free w/ registration!)


Breakouts are a highlight of CPC! During the conference (on all three days this year; Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) you will have the opportunity to select from 7 different sessions of learning included in your conference registration. The training is offered by over 90 different speakers covering over 130 topics. We know there are encouraging and practical learning opportunities for you…whoever you are!

To determine your plan for learning at CPC20, please click the Breakout List link below for detailed information on each breakout.

CPC20 Breakout List


Leadership Intensive

On Monday, January 13th, 9am - 4pm (the day before CPC starts) you have the opportunity to join author and speaker, Jo Saxton, for a one-day Leadership Intensive at the Caribe Royale.

Together, you will begin to:

  1. Assess where you are in your journey
  2. Discover the practical tools to develop your leadership
  3. Make a plan for applying what you have learned so you can lead effectively and in health

CPC20 participants get an exclusive discount:

Use the code CPCLead in the promo box to drop the price to $49! You and your ministry will benefit from this as you begin your journey towards limitless leadership.

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As a CPC participant, you have the opportunity to schedule a free, 30 minute coaching session at CPC20! The purpose of coaching is to serve the needs of you, our participants, by helping, inspiring, and equipping you in your role as a children’s ministry leader. Coaching is meant to help leaders move from where they are to where they believe God is leading them to be. Our panel of coaches is deeply committed to you, and helping you do just that.


Resource Center

The CPC Resource Center is designed with you in mind! Personally connect with organizational leaders who are focused on providing resources that not only help you connect with the children you lead, but also help you grow as a leader.
This year, the Resource Center will be laid out in categories — so you can easily find the resources you are looking for.

• Security Software and Web Tools
• Church Curriculum, VBS and Weekly Programming
• Personal Education, Leadership and Career Development
• Worship and Music
• Camps, Event Programming and Games
• Crafts, Apparel and Promotional Items
• Books, Magazines & Media
• Missions and Outreach
• Environment, Furniture and Playgrounds
• Special Needs Ministry


And beyond the joy of meeting and connecting with all of these great Resource Providers, the Resource Center is the place to be for amazing conference GIVE-AWAYS including the conference Goodie Bag, T-shirts and much much more! And don’t forget to shop in the Conference Store, also located within the Resource Center!

Interested in being an EVENT SPONSOR or Exhibitor?

Learn More Here

This conference is designed just for kidmin leaders!


Children's Pastors Conference (CPC) is a life-changing experience for leaders of children's and family ministries.

  • In-depth training in over 130 breakout options
  • Resource Center full of children’s ministry specific resources
  • Meaningful networking with leaders like you
  • Dynamic worship and spiritual refreshment

We would love for you to join this incredible community of leaders at CPC20!

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