Guests
 
Monday, August 31st, 2015

Ozwald Bozwald
Harlem NYC-based producer Ozwald Bozwald recently announced the upcoming release of his new EP, TRANSFORM. The title of the EP was inspired by several life-changing events which have occurred in OZ’s life in recent years. Among the many changes, which include becoming vegan, getting married, and moving from hip-hop to EDM music, is the most fundamental of all of OZ’s transformations; becoming a Christian. For Oz it was pleasure first, everything else came second. That all started to change one night while he was chasing money at an underground poker game in NYC. A friend of his began engaging Oz in conversation about Jesus, Heaven, and Hell. It was the first time Oz had ever heard someone speak about God with such conviction and absolute certainty; He became intrigued and wanted to know more.

Mary Hunt
You work hard for your money. You know you should save some, but it seems like every month something comes up that sets back your best laid plans. If you're tired of working hard just to get by, this user-friendly guide shows you that you can slash the cost of nearly everything you need without sacrificing joy and quality of life. Mary Hunt shows you how to get off the monthly money roller coaster. She offers the specific techniques, resources, and motivation you need to keep more of your money every month. It's time to start saving, giving, and finally making financial progress, and with humor and compassion, Mary Hunt is leading the way!

Melinda Means
Melinda Means is Co-Author of the book "Mothering From Scratch" She is a writer, speaker, and mom blogger at Mothering From Scratch (motheringfromscratch.com), as well as women’s ministry director at First Alliance Church in Port Charlotte, Florida.

Kathy Helgemo
Kathy Helgemo is the co-author of the book "Mothering From Scratch". Moms want to get it right. But most moms feel like they are doing something wrong. Fortunately, Kathy & Melinda have discovered how to embrace their personal mothering styles rather than attempt to conform to a “one-size-fits-all” model. Melinda Means and Kathy Helgemo, founders of the popular Mothering From Scratch® blog, believe that every mom has a God-given parenting style that is unique to her personality and that of her children. Their new book shows moms how to identify that style and customize it to fit their family’s needs. With practical tips, biblical truth, and relatable anecdotes, Mothering From Scratch offers grace and wisdom for every mom. According to Kathy & Melinda, there is no one “right way” to parent our children.


Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Michael Sweet (Stryper)
Michael Sweet is Co-founder, songwriter, lead guitarist, lead vocalist & front man of the Christian rock group Stryper. Michael has also author a new book "Honestly" and releasing a new CD with the band "Stryper". He says “Looking back on my life and career, from the school aged struggles, to music industry success and its many challenges, to seasons of tremendous loss and newfound love, to a resurgence in Stryper’s career and the opportunity to say what I want to say individually, I just hope to be a witness to our faith. We spent the past 30 years sticking to what we’ve spoken about, and even though we’ve been far from perfect, God’s really blessed us beyond our dreams. I’m here to say this is real and there’s power in what God can do. He not only blessed us all back then, but He continues to bless the band and me personally 30 years later in incredibly new ways, which really blows my mind! I don’t care how many copies this album or book sells. I’m only thinking about the opportunity to tell my story, and in doing so, hopefully it will have a positive effect on someone out there going through at least one of the same things I’ve experienced on the unpredictable and unbelievable ride so far.”

Carey Nieuwhof
Carey Nieuwhof pastors Connexus Church in Barrie and Orillia. He is passionate about helping leaders lead, and writes blogs, books and hosts a leadership podcast in order to do so. Before becoming a pastor, Carey worked in radio for eight years and then went to Law School. Before he graduated, he experienced the call to ministry. Once he finished law school, he obeyed God's promptings and enrolled in Seminary. www.CareyNieuwhof.com

Juliana Cavaleri
Juliana Cavaleri is a Nutrition specialist with a BASc in Nutrition and Food. In addition to assisting people with nutritional/eating as they pursue weight loss, Juliana also helps people with weight management and with nutrition related medical conditions such as Crohn's disease, Celiac, Hypertension, Hypercholesterolemia, etc. www.JulianaCavaleri.ca


Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Kari Jobe
Grammy-nominated female worship leader Kari Jobe released her first live-recorded worship album, Majestic, in 2014. The Billboard Top 200 debut has impacted listeners across the world and in September, Kari will release the newly recorded songs from Majestic on Majestic Revisited. Kari will be worshipping around the country on the Outcry summer tour and the Chris Tomlin Worship Nights in American tour in August. For more information visit http://karijobe.com/

Mary Hunt
You work hard for your money. You know you should save some, but it seems like every month something comes up that sets back your best laid plans. If you're tired of working hard just to get by, this user-friendly guide shows you that you can slash the cost of nearly everything you need without sacrificing joy and quality of life. Mary Hunt shows you how to get off the monthly money roller coaster. She offers the specific techniques, resources, and motivation you need to keep more of your money every month. It's time to start saving, giving, and finally making financial progress, and with humor and compassion, Mary Hunt is leading the way!

Andrew Blackwood
Andrew Blackwood is a Teen, Individual, Couple and Family Coach & Counsellor. During the last 10 years as Andrew has worked intimately with youth, parents and couples, he has seen that developing healthy relationships (with oneself and others) is the key to living a fulfilled & happy life. With a Masters in Counseling and a Doctorate in Marriage & Family, Andrew has helped 100’s of families through all kinds of difficult situations including depression, anxiety, substance use, self harm, stress, anger, self-esteem, abuse, criminal activity and overall parent / teen & relationship conflict. Today we will discuss how to help your children prepare for 'back to school'. www.dkleadership.com

Stephen Relph
Stephen Relph is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Overflow. While working at a global Consumer and Padkaged Goods company, Stephen Stephen found himself using Christian music during long commutes and at home to stay connected and recharge. What started as a lunchtime conversation in the fall of 2010 between Co-Founders Stephen Relph and Chris Shaban became a Christian music download store in September 2012. When not working at TheOverflow, Stephen serves on the Board of two Christian Charities.


Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Patrick Quinn
Dr. Patrick M. Quinn is the author of the book "How To Ruin Your Child in 7 Easy Steps". Patrick is the Teaching Pastor at Frazer United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, a church with over 8,000 members. Previously, he served as an Associate Minister of First United Methodist Church in Montgomery before leaving to plant a new church in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University and a Master of Divinity from Emory University, Chandler School of Theology and a Doctorate of Ministry from Drew University. Foster Care, trips to Haiti, and hanging out with his family make for a fulfilled life.

Karl Hargestam
Karl and his wife Jennifer are founders of Joshua Campaign International, a pioneer mission and evangelism movement that reaches hundreds of thousands each year and have seen more than 3 million people respond to the Gospel. Millions of people in Africa, Asia and Middle East have been impacted by the work of Joshua Campaign. Karl is planning a Boot Camp in Niagara Falls this fall Mission where students will be trained and equipped for taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to Judea, Samaria, and the ends of the Earth in obedience to the command in Matthew 24:14.

Matt Rose
Matt has 20 years’ experience in retail, distribution, and manufacturer sales and marketing. A tenacious entrepreneurial spirit that has helped several key brands develop and grow in the Canadian and global market place.Matt got his start by being added to the very first sales team for then start up carrier FIDO. He went on to win several sales awards through his tenure there. Moving on to distribution for 10 plus years developing and implementing winning corporate sales strategies and motivating a National Sales Team to exceed targets. Confident, analytical Sales and Marketing Professional with a proven record of accomplishment in planning and leading comprehensive strategies in support of business objectives. Former restaurant owner. Owned and operated a Houseware company, creating, patenting, manufacturing, and marketing to 14 different countries around the world.


Friday, September 4th, 2015

Blanca
Blanca has quickly become a standout solo artist with her self-titled debut album release! Her debut single, “Who I Am,” reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian Hot AC/CHR chart. “Who I Am” is a biographical sketch of who Blanca has become during this new chapter of her life and career. “I am humbled and encouraged by all the support radio has given to such a personal song for me,” says Blanca. “There have been plenty of times when I've allowed fear and insecurity to get the best of me and I've counted it as a failure. But when I see how people have connected to this song and when I read the stories of how God has used this song to remind people of their worth in Him, I realize that He has turned it all around for the good. I'm so grateful for the impact that ‘Who I Am’ is making and I pray that it continues to encourage listeners to be everything that God is calling them to be.”

Paige Cartledge
Paige Cartledge is a founding member of The Barnabas Club, a group of prayer warriors who are focused on uplifting the spiritual and physical needs within the church body and local community. In her book “God Opened the Gate for Me,” Paige Cartledge shares God’s words of encouragement with readers who are struggling with life’s everyday challenges. Her book is a devotional spearheaded by The Barnabas Club, a group of “prayer warriors” formed in North Carolina in 2009 who aim to encourage others and build up God’s church in their local community, www.TheBarnabasClub.com

Faytene Grasseschi
Faytene has been in full-time Christian service since 1997. Over the past number of years she has served extensively on the inner-city streets of Vancouver leading and establishing multiple ministry outreaches to serve the poor, homeless and/or addicted. She has planted a church and established a mercy ministry that is thriving to this day. Most recently, Faytene's focus has been on Canada. She travels extensively teaching and exhorting the Body of Christ. Faytene is here to talk about the upcoming "The Cry" event happening on September 11th