Erin Funk // Keynote Speaker

Erin Funk is a prophetic Itinerant Minister. She has been ordained  through the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel and served as the Lead Pastor of a local church in Lake Elsinore, CA for two years. She and her husband have invested much of their lives ministering to the next generation, contending to see revival birthed in their city and leading a generation that pursues greater depths of intimacy with Holy Spirit. 

Erin travels extensively bringing a NOW word to the church, calling people into their true identities and destinies. She is a gifted speaker that releases the supernatural and prophetic in her meetings. She loves to encourage, inspire and equip the body of Christ to walk in the fullness of all He has for them. 

Erin has been married to Mr. Incredible (Todd) for 25 years. They have 4 boys, 1 daughter-in love, eight chickens, 5 beehives and black lab named Mavic. 

Marion Ingegneri  // Director // Speaker

As an ordained minister with the Foursquare Church, Marion Ingegneri takes her calling seriously, presenting messages and living life in a way that challenges people to respond to God.  Her visionary insight opens hearts and creates a readiness for the Holy Spirit.

As the founding pastor and eight years as senior pastor of Grace North Church located in the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area, Marion says, “opening the doors of this amazing church is one of the most exciting assignments I have ever responded to.”  Grace North Church is a fast growing church with a vision to build lives dedicated to kingdom purpose. Responding to a call to multiplication of the church, Marion handed over the senior leadership of the church to her son, in September 2011, while she focuses on planting four new campuses in the next decade. Since that time, two of the four in her goal, are now open (Gilbert, AZ and Prescott, AZ)! 

Church planting for Marion is to train, equip, authorize, and mobilize a force of believers willing to reach into the surrounding communities, while at the same time training up leaders to do the same. Of great importance to Marion is to hear and execute what the Lord is saying.  This value is evident in the strong discipleship processes that are at the core of her ministry efforts.

Her leadership encourages a global impact with ministry travels to Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, and South Africa. She is known for her prophetic ministry and calling to release others to their God-given purposes in life.  Marion speaks to all groups but is often found focusing on releasing and empowering ministry leaders.

Marion is the founder and director of Essential Conferences for Women.  The conference speaks to the needs of women and includes a leadership track.

Marion is the author, executive producer, and primary presenter of a video series entitled, Unlocking the Gifts in You.  She is also the executive producer oF a video series addressing the topic of women in ministry leadership.  Both video series are available free of charge on the resource page of this website..

Marion serves the Foursquare Church in a number of capacities. Her current areas of service with the Foursquare Church include board member of the Foursquare Foundation and also leader in the Pacific Southwest District of Foursquare churches. For five-years, she served the  U.S. Foursquare Church as the vice-chair of the board of directors (2011-2016). 

Marion is a lifelong learner.  She graduated in May 2015 from LIFE Pacific College with a masters of arts in strategic leadership. She is a certified coach through LIFE Forming Leadership Coaching and was personally trained by the founder, Dr. Joseph Umidi of Regent University.  Marion is also a certified trainer in the gifts ministry associated with Don and Katie Fortune, authors of the Discover Your God-Given Gifts books.

Her radical conversion to Christ in 1971 was followed by her marriage to Joe in 1972.  Joe is also an ordained minister and according to Marion “one of her biggest supporters in ministry.”  They have three married children and ten grandchildren.  Their family is fully dedicated to the Lord. 

Lydia Ingegneri //  Worship

Lydia is a Pastor, Worship Leader, Songwriter and Speaker with a passion to lead the people of God into His presence through powerful, dynamic, and prophetic praise. She has led worship and preached at conferences and retreats both in the United States and abroad. Lydia's music has crossed cultural, generational and denominational lines.  With her powerful vocals and declarative, prophetic style of worship leading, Lydia aspires to create an atmosphere of victorious, breaker-anointing praise and worship.

"I am convinced that people's lives can and will be radially changed in worship. I remember as a child being deeply touched by God's presence in worship services at my church.  At an early age I experienced God's love, healing and acceptance in worship.  Those early worship experiences changed my life! His presence has continued to change and transform me for the past 25 years.  I believe worship changes us into the One we worship. It's incredibly special and rewarding to witness the Spirit of God move upon an individual or group of people pouring out praise and placing worth on King Jesus! It's truly an honor and privilege to facilitate times of worship and lead other's into God's presense.  I feel very blessed to get to do what I do!" - Lydia Ingegneri      

Lydia has been married to Scott, the love of her life, since 2003 and is the proud, and very busy mom, of four amazingly beautiful and passionate children.  Together with Scott, Lydia serves in a Co-Pastor role as well as Worship Pastor at Grace North Church in Phoenix, Arizona.

Link to purchase her new album (songs we will sing at conference).

Stacey Schaub // Breakout Speaker

Stacey has been a licensed Foursquare pastor for fifteen years, and was ordained in October 2013.  She has served beside her husband Greg as the lead pastors of Gateway in South Salem, Oregon for sixteen years.  As a staff pastor she led Worship and Women’s ministries.  She also served on the Council for the Willamette District where she served the women of the district and represented them at national gatherings.  She was a member of the leadership team for the Life on the Vine women’s retreats, and has spoken at women’s retreats all over the North Pacific District.

Stacey and Greg have been married for 28 years.  The joy of their lives is their five children.  Their daughter Katie Buck and her husband Cris serve in youth ministry in Salem. Their daughter Becca graduated from LIFE and founded a ministry called “The Mobile Church”.  She recently married Louie-Claude Nguea-Njoh from Cameroon, Africa.  Their daughter Lindsey Fehlen and her husband Jordan are currently serving as youth pastors at East Hill Foursquare church in Gresham, Oregon.  Their son Jon (a senior) is the starting quarterback at Pacific Lutheran University, majoring in business and communications.  Their son Daniel is at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona majoring in Nursing.

Stacey loves to sing, cook and feed a crowd, and have a good time with women of all ages.  She is eternally gratefully for the saving grace of God, and is passionate about sharing His word and encouraging others every chance she gets.

Megan DeJarnett // Personal Testimony 

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Megan DeJarnett is a 28 year old central California girl currently living in Anthem, Az.  Megan, along with her husband and high school sweetheart, Jake and their two boys Bronx (3) and Shai (1) attend Grace North Church where they both serve in different areas of ministry.  Megan's life has always been full of adventure and surprises. Since day one life has thrown her curveballs. When she was diagnosed with a disease her parents were told would take her life by her early teens, Megan's life was forever changed.  Her passion for sharing Gods glory through her story is what makes her life more than miraculous.  Megan believes "the joy of the Lord truly is my strength!" 

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Candy Killman //  Assistant Director

Candy is a wife, mother, and daughter of the King who longs to live in the greatest revival the world has ever seen. She is passionate to see the body of Christ celebrating each others God given purposes and helping them walk it out! Being raised in a home that was saturated in God's love it is only evident that has carried her through life. Candy's greatest joy is seeing with God's eyes the gifts, anointing and call He has given to His children. She strongly desires to walk in the fullness of the Spirit (Matthew 10:8) and be the tangible love of God to others.

Candy has served on the Essential Team for the past few years. This year as the assistant director for the Essential Conference, Candy will assist in making this one of the best conferences yet! She has also served as the Multi-Site Operations Ministry Leader at Grace North Church for the past 3 years. Her skill and care is only outmatched by her passion for what she does. You will enjoy meeting Candy and connecting with her.  

Laurie O'Brien //  Registrar

For the past several years, Laurie O'Brien has served the Essential Conference as registrar. Laurie has agreed to continue in this role. She will be available to answer any of your questions regarding registration. Laurie is a strong and effective leader and is the co-pastor of Downtown Chapel in Brea.