Victor in Christ or Victim of Circumstance?  
Taking Hold of the Promises of God to Win the Battle

Jason Burtt
President, Unaltered Ministries

Often times our thinking causes us to make bad decisions and to have a wrong image of ourselves. Do you believe the lies you've been told? Victorious living comes from grasping who God says I am in Jesus Christ. God does not lie.

Jason Burtt is the President/CEO of Unaltered Ministries (UNA) an organization whose mission is ‘to help people experience fullness of life in God’s unaltered design.’ UNA launched in 2019 out of an expansion and re-visioning of a ministry formerly called Silver Ring Thing. Founded in 1995, Silver Ring Thing was a worldwide movement started by Denny and Amy Pattyn in Yuma, AZ that challenged a generation of teens to live with sexual purity and integrity through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In 24+ years, the organization hosted more than 1,400 events worldwide, reaching nearly 750,000 teens, parents and leaders. With the ministry expansion, Unaltered is leading a generation of teens to embrace life with God’s design through high-impact events, leadership initiatives, engaging resources and online social communities.

Through various speaking engagements and interviews, Jason has appeared on 60 Minutes, MTV, The BBC and other media outlets and conferences. He is passionate about reaching teens where they are and offering a vision for life that transcends the narrative of the culture. Jason is husband to Heidi, his bride of 14+ years, and father of four children, Isaac, Avery, Micah and Levi. Jason and family currently reside just outside Pittsburgh, PA where they are actively involved in local church mission.

Jason may be reached at jason@unaltered.org or 412-424-2415
Unaltered Ministries, 307 Duff Road, Sewickley, PA 15143

Be On Your Guard. Act Like Men. Stand Firm in the Faith! 

Matt Geppert
President, Southeast Asia Prayer Center (SEAPC)

In my home, in my church, in my community... what does it look like to be courageous... to act like a man? Strength to stand on convictions. What am I supposed to guard?

Matt serves as the President of SEAPC. He first joined SEAPC as a regional representative in 2003 after graduating from the University of Montana’s Environmental Studies program. Matt became the President of SEAPC in 2014 after his father, SEAPC founder Mark Geppert, retired. His years at SEAPC have provided him with the opportunity to serve and participate in nation-changing Christ-centered projects. He also serves as an advisor to a number of ministry boards in the U.S. and abroad.South East Asia Prayer Center is a Christian global community of friends that believes that lives are changed through prayer.

Conquering Sexual Addiction/Overcoming Temptation

Jason Goetz
Regional VP of Federal Sales, Elastic Software

Let's talk about this struggle. Is there anyone else hiding what I'm hiding? Where does this addiction come from? How do I gain mastery over it? Finding Hope. How can I help others?

Jason Goetz moved back to his hometown of Pittsburgh two years ago to be closer to his family and aging parents. He and his wife, Bridget, settled in Avonworth with their seven children who range in age from eight to 19. They love being in Da Burgh and worshiping at their new CCGF home! Jason spent seven years on staff at Reston Bible Church outside of Washington, DC leading their Family Ministry. He is passionate about seeing men grow in their faith to become leaders in their home, church, workplace, and community. Jason currently works as a Regional VP of Federal Sales for a software company called Elastic and supports the US Department of Defense.

Leadership Secrets of Great Men Under Fire

Dr. David Brewer

A look back at great leadership from great historic examples. All men are called to be leaders...in many areas of life Let's hone our skills and learn from a few of these men under fire from a man who has intently studied these things.

Dave is a pastor and a historian who has studied the lives of great men for over 30 years to discover their leadership secrets. He is the author of “The Christian Warrior’s Handbook,” and he has worked for many years in family ministry and men’s ministry.

Fortifying Kids for Today's Culture: Understanding the Culture our Children are Growing Up In

Rev. Doug Raraigh
High School Pastor, Christ Church at Grove Farm

What do I do with the onslaught of social media, so many communication devices, gaming, gender confusion and other cultural changes? I am trying to raise kids (or grand parent kids) and am over whelmed. Help me focus.

Doug Raraigh has been in ministry since 2001 since he helped plant a church downtown in the city of Pittsburgh. Feeling a calling to reach teenagers with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and help them grow into disciples who make other disciples before they graduate high school, Doug has been working in Youth and Family Ministry ever since. Doug is the Founder and one of the Directors of Pittsburgh Youth Worker, and organization that connects, trains, and networks Youth Workers, Churches, and Parachurch Organizations in the Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania Region. Each year, they host The Pittsburgh Youth Workers Conference in October; bringing in nationally known Youth Ministry Communicators to team up with local breakout speakers to train and equip youth workers and youth ministry college students in the Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania Region. Doug is a published Youth Ministry Curriculum Author and Conference and Retreat Communicator with a passion to help Teens, their Families, and Youth Ministry Workers WIN. Doug is presently the Pastor to High School Students at Christ Church at Grove Farm just north of the city of Pittsburgh. He loves Jesus, loves Comic Books and Movies, and is Married with Twin Girls.

Raising Christian Men in the Generation Z World ... A Panel Discussion

David Sadd
College & Career Director, Christ Church at Grove Farm 

This Breakout features College and Career Pastor David Sadd hosting young men - Generation Z'ers - on a panel discussing real world difficulties they faced growing up and now as a young adult males. A great learning tool for fathers and young men.

David uses the trifecta of love, faith and hope to shepherd young men and women into adulthood. Whether they are headed to college or employment, young people need community to survive. The College and Career Ministry helps them transition through the murky waters of contemporary culture into independence. David spends most of his time meeting one-on-one with young adults, leading “The Anchor” on Tuesdays, and a Sunday morning Bible study. David says his mission is to seek the heart of God and lead others into His presence. David grew up in Sewickley at St. Stephen's Church, where he met his wife Emily. He studied music at the College of Wooster. After seminary, David and Emily moved to South Carolina, where David served as worship pastor at a church similar to Christ Church, which he joined in 2018.

Build a Firewall for Your Marriage

Ron Razete
Owner, Peace, Love, and Little Donuts.

Whether you are married or not you know marriage is under attack. God established marriage, not the government. Considering the foundational principles that build a great marriage. It's not too late.

Ron sensed a call to ministry early in his faith, coming from a secular home, he moved from Cincinnati to Pittsburgh shortly after his conversion in 1981. He began training in ministry and took a full-time youth ministry position in 1984 working for St. Stephens under John Guest, shortly after marrying his wife Marci. Ron followed John to become a crusade director in the US in 1991 and saw approximately 35,000 people surrender their lives to Christ in just four years. Sensing a shift in his passion for evangelism to marriage ministry, he started a number of small businesses in order to passively fund his marriage ministry direction. In 2009, he started Peace, Love and Little Donuts and later created PLLD Marriage Support Inc, a 501C3 charity to begin the long-awaited ministry he and Marci envisioned in 1995. Ron and Marci have 5 adult children and several grandchildren to enjoy while looking for opportunities to serve in support of marriage.