2014 Keynote Speakers: Rev. Jim Lee and Rev. Barry Dennis
Rev. Jim Lee
Rev. Jim Lee was born in St. Louis, Missouri, however he has spent most of his life in Washington, DC (25 years). After completing four years in the US Air Force, he attended college at the University of Maryland and received a degree in Business Management.
Prior to entering the ministry, Jim was a successful Corporate Marketing Instructor and National Marketing Representative with IBM Corporation. During this time, he was very involved in community programs. He was the Executive Director of Youth at Risk, which focused on transforming the lives of inner city youth.
He attended Unity School for Religious Studies, where he completed the Ministerial Education Program in 1994, and served on the Board of Trustees for Unity Worldwide Ministries from 2002 until 2011 and as Chair until 2012.
Currently, Jim is the Senior Minister of Renaissance Unity, which has 1,000 plus membership. Jim is an inspirational speaker and teacher with an in-depth knowledge of Bible metaphysics.
Keynote Speaking Schedule:
8:15-9:30 pm ~ Barry Dennis: Connect the Dots!
How to make sense of, and see the magic in, the ever-changing mystery of life!
9:00 - 11:00 am ~ Barry Dennis: Roll the Dice!
Now that you understand the game, let’s play!
7:30 - 8:00 pm ~ Music
8:00 - 9:30 pm ~ Rev. Jim Lee: Imminent Abundance
The riches of our divine inheritance are lavishly ever available to us but are often forfeited like an unclaimed prize. Utilizing the wisdom of Heartmath, Gurdjieff and Ouspensky, along with Unity's teachings from Rev Ed Rabel, we will discuss how to consciously access our inner resource of inexhaustible abundance and claim our God-given birthright. Come with the intention of a major breakthrough in your life!
9:00 - 11:00 am ~ Rev. Jim Lee: Imminent Abundance
We will continue to discuss how to consciously access our inner resource of inexhaustible abundance and claim our God-given birthright. God always says yes to us when we connect the dots!
Barry Dennis - author, musician, poet, inspirational speaker, coach, producer, minister, dad
"Barry Dennis is one of the most original, creative, gifted, and inspiring speakers I know. He brings extraordinary wisdom and heart to his teaching and music. In my world, he is at the top of the chart in integrity, service, and love." ~Alan Cohen, author of A Daily Dose of Sanity and The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore
In ’89, Barry performed in Gorky Park in Russia at an international Peace Conference for over 500 ambassadors of peace representing 15 different countries around the world.That week the Berlin Wall came down.
From 1993-2004, he also traveled the country delivering his program “Say Yes to Life” for schools and youth groups teaching the value of making positive choices. During that time he also worked closely with many of today's human potential leaders such as Marianne Williamson, Depock Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Richard Bach, and Gary Zukav. Musically he has preformed with the likes of Kenny Logins, Billy Joel, and Michael McDonald.
In 2005, Barry founded Celebration Church, an independent New Thought church in Portland, Oregon. Within 3 years the church grew to be one of the largest New Thought churches in the country with a congregation of several hundred people each Sunday.
In 2010 he founded a whole new movement called “Coexist Celebration.” Coexist meets several times a year in a variety of locations, celebrating all faiths as unique expressions of the one truth — LOVE. Priests, Rabbis, Monks, Ministers, teachers and people of all faiths join together in the common goal of peace. His first book, "The Chotchky Challenge" published by Hay House, has been met with rave reviews. He has recently been featured in the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Huffington Post as well as countless radio and TV programs. Maria Schriver has called him one of America's "leading architects of change.”
Barry is a devoted father.