North Coast Leadership Conference

October 17-19, 2022

Receive practical tools for you to build healthy, thriving ministries.

Sticky Teams has a new name—North Coast Leadership Conference. It is a new name, with the same great content for pastors and church leaders. With keynotes and breakout sessions, your team will gain inspiration and practical tools to help take your ministry to the next level. Bring your entire team to North Coast Church, located in the greater San Diego area, for foundational leadership content and essential team building opportunities.

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Join us Monday evening as we kick off the North Coast Leadership Conference with an all-exclusive Women's Gathering.

It will be an evening you don't want to miss, filled with good food, lots of laughs, Biblical encouragement, and a time of refreshment that will leave you equipped to lead no matter what role you serve in as a student, single woman, wife, mom, or leader in corporate America.

We’ve made it easy for you and your girlfriends to grab dinner the night of the Women’s Gathering. We’ll have 3 Food Trucks from 4PM-6PM serving up delicious food. Choose from Hangry Louies mouth watering burgers and fries, O’s Food Truck - serving up an all organic, grass-fed, wild caught menu with gluten free and vegan options available. Tacos El Camino will also be joining us to provide some So Cal flare with delicious tacos. Dinner is self-pay. North Coast will be providing beverages and dessert throughout the evening.

Ruth Chou Simons

Ruth Chou Simons

Best Selling Author

GraceLaced, Beholding and Becoming

Ruth Chou Simons is a Wall Street Journal bestselling and award-winning author of several books, including GraceLaced, Beholding and Becoming, and When Strivings Cease. She is an artist, entrepreneur, and speaker, using each of these platforms to spiritually sow the Word of God into people’s hearts. Through her online shoppe at and her social media community, Simons shares her journey of God’s grace intersecting daily life with word and art. Ruth and her husband, Troy, are grateful parents to six boys—their greatest adventure.

Lisa Whittle

Best Selling Author

The Hard Good & Jesus Over Everything

Jesus is everything. It is the heart, the passion and the leadership approach of author and speaker and podcast host, Lisa Whittle. Her love runs deep to see people pursue Jesus for life, grow deep roots of faith, and walk strong in the midst of a world that so often seems to have gone crazy. Lisa is the best-selling author of 8 books and several Bible studies, including Jesus Over Everything and The Hard Good. She is a sought-out Bible teacher for her wit and bold, bottom line approach. She is the founder of online communities: Ministry Strong for ministry leaders and Called Creatives for writers and speakers, and host of the popular Jesus Over Everything podcast. She's a wife, mom, lover of laughter, good food, interior design and The Bible, and a self-professed feisty work in progress.
Wendy Speake

Wendy Speake

Speaker and Author

40 Day Sugar Fast, 40 Day Social Media Fast

Wife, mom, host of the annual 40 Day Sugar Fast, and co-author of a number of parenting books... Wendy uses every opportunity to point women to the Gospel. There’s a line in Parenting Scripts that says, “The goal is the Gospel, always.” That just about sums it up. Whether she’s loving on her boys, cooking for her husband, serving tea to her closest friends, speaking to a gathering of women, or interacting one-on-one with the butcher at the market…the goal is the Gospel, always. Wendy Speake most recently authored The 40 Day Sugar Fast and The 40 Day Social Media Fast. They are both daily devotionals, purposed to accompany men and women through their own 40 day fasts. A few years back, Wendy and Amber Lia co-authored the popular parenting book Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses. Together they also released a Triggers Study Guide and video series, followed by their second book, Parenting Scripts: When What You're Saying Isn't Working, Say Something New. You can find all of these books under “books” here on this site. In 2016, Wendy also co-authored Life Creative: Inspiration for Today’s Renaissance Mom with Kelli Stuart. Together they encourage fellow creatives to use their artistic gifts smack-dab in the midst of motherhood as they transform their homes, communities, and our world into a more beautiful reflection of the Gospel. Wendy and her husband Matt live in Southern California amidst lemon and orange trees, with their three ruddy boys. During this hands-full, hearts-full season Wendy works intentionally to balance her home life and ministry well.

Bring your team to North Coast Church, located in the greater San Diego area, for this game changing leadership event for pastors and church leaders.

This is an essential team building opportunity with keynotes and breakout sessions. We will be discussing how the landscape of ministry has changed with recent culture shifts, and reopening post Covid. Our goal is to help you grow your ministry beyond where you were 3 years ago and to show you how to get there. Create exponential momentum by bringing your whole team.

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Chris Brown

Lead Pastor

North Coast Church


Joby Martin

Lead Pastor

The Church Eleven22

Phil Kniesel

Phil Kniesel

Lead Pastor

Hope City Church

Chad Moore

Chad Moore

Lead Pastor

Sun Valley Community Church

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Larry Osborne

Teaching Pastor

North Coast Church


Kadi Cole

Executive Pastor, CEO, Author, Speaker

Kadi Cole and Company

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Bring Your Team

Pre-Conference | Main Conference | Breakout Sessions

Step away from day to day ministry to invest in your team. You will leave refreshed and inspired to take on the next chapter together. This conference was made for connection—with speakers, your team, and church leaders from all around the country and beyond.

Pre Conferences

Enhance your conference experience with in depth and exclusive content for your team.


From the pre-conferences and Women's Gathering on Monday, to our closing session on Wednesday.

Breakout Sessions

Deepen your team's knowledge with the following breakout sessions, included in your conference cost.

Tuesday Breakout Sessions 

October, 18, 2022 2:45pm 

Wednesday Breakout Sessions 

October 19, 2022 10:30AM 

This isn't your average After-Party; it's the best part of the day. 

Come for the conference and stay for our exclusive After Party sponsored by Planning Center. They're not only the best church management system out there, they're our favorite and the ones hosting this event just for you.

Enjoy all kinds of foods, from Out of This World Sliders to Thai Fighter Tri-Tip and Vader's New Orleans Shrimp. After you're done eating, try your hand at climbing the rock wall, stick around and jump until you're too tired on the Velcro Wall, and race your friends at the Bungee Competition. All while listening to our not-so-super-secret Cantina Band.

Become a Conference Partner

Reach your perfect audience like our title sponsor Tithely. But you better hurry; space is filling up fast and the conference is almost here!

In order to secure your spot as a featured sponsor or vendor, please click below and complete the sponsor form to start the process. Once you do, someone from the Training Network leadership team will reach out to you with next steps. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!