2019 SPEAKERS

Breakfast

Reid Ribble
Served as the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Wisconsin 8th congressional district from 2011-2017. Reid currently serves as the CEO of the National Roofing Contractors Association.

Dr. Walter C. Kaiser Jr.
Known internationally as an Old Testament scholar.  Dr. Kaiser developed the only doctorate in revival and reform in the United States and authored over 30 books.
• President Emeritus & Colman M. Mockler  
• Distinguished Professor of Old Testament Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary


Rev. Tom Demaree, Founder/Director of Pentecost Walk, has prayerwalked over 24,000 miles across the length-and-breadth of the country, bringing God’s message of repentance-in-unity to the body of Christ by coming alongside pastors and leaders as a brother and a friend. To date, these efforts have touched all 50 states, involving thousands of churches. Having just personally ministered to scores of Members and staff in all 435 US Congressional Districts, Tom is walking-out a new pathway of God’s favor, building bridges of genuine friendship with key leaders from both sides of the aisle, as an integral part of God’s“if My people” wake-up call, at this pivot-point in American history.

Lunch

Rebecca Kleefisch is the Executive Director of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, where she leads the country’s efforts to commemorate and educate America about the 100th anniversary of women earning the right to vote.
Previously, Rebecca served as Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin where she championed workforce and economic development for 8 years. She is well known for her efforts in fighting poverty, focusing on prison reentry reform, where she pushed for the placement of job centers at corrections facilities. She helped create and chaired the Interagency Council on Homelessness which produced Wisconsin’s first action plan to end homelessness as we know it. 
Rebecca started the Governor’s Small Business Summit, a symposium for small business owners to gain exclusive all-day access to state leaders and Small Business Academy, a free half day seminar designed for minority and female potential entrepreneurs. 
Rebecca also co-chaired the Governor’s Task Force on Opioids Abuse and the Task Force on Minority Unemployment.  
She is the former Chairman of the Aerospace States Association, which articulates and advocates for aerospace and aviation policy across the country. She is the former Chairman of the Republican Lieutenant Governors’ Association. 
Rebecca is a member of the Town Bank Board of Directors, former owner of a small media and marketing firm and a “recovering journalist”. She lives in Sullivan, WI with her husband Joel and daughters Ella and Violet.