SPEAKERS

 
Melissa Barber is an inspirational speaker and singer – presenting concerts and talks for groups of all sizes – witnessing to what Jesus continues to do in her life, personally, professionally and spiritually, as well as in the lives of others. A lifelong Catholic, she began leading worship in grade school. She went on to become a professional singer, actress and executive producer.  Never being afraid to express her faith, every step of the way, she has dedicated her time and talent to music ministry, mentorship, retreat leadership, drama ministry, healing services and raising funds for the National MS Society. She recently combined her passions for ministry and production to start Purpose Productions – a company focused on concerts, keynotes and events.  Melissa is an Executive Producer for public and private conferences, conventions, meetings and events. She manages all pre-production elements, including script development, speaker graphics, video development, custom music and entertainment, coaching presenters, site inspections, A/V coordination, and onsite direction of the show.  Over the past twenty-five years, she has managed event, video and digital interactive projects for Fortune 500 & 1000 corporations, retail corporations, automotive corporations, financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, national associations, medical institutions, museums/science centers, educational institutions/organizations, religious organizations, and theatrical organizations. And several of the projects she has produced have been the recipient of Communicator Awards and Telly Awards.  Melissa seeks to find the joy in each day as she interacts with clients and her teammates. Her project management role requires leading and directing scriptwriters, composers, graphic designers, web & app developers, video production crews, editors and audiovisual crews. All the while, she aims to inspire others and collaborate in a creative, resourceful, and meaningful way for every project.

MELISSA BARBER

Executive Producer
Cleveland, OH

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Melissa Barber is an inspirational speaker and singer – presenting concerts and talks for groups of all sizes – witnessing to what Jesus continues to do in her life, personally, professionally and spiritually, as well as in the lives of others. A lifelong Catholic, she began leading worship in grade school. She went on to become a professional singer, actress and executive producer. Never being afraid to express her faith, every step of the way, she has dedicated her time and talent to music ministry, mentorship, retreat leadership, drama ministry, healing services and raising funds for the National MS Society. She recently combined her passions for ministry and production to start Purpose Productions – a company focused on concerts, keynotes and events.

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CHRISTINA BLOHM

Middle School Teacher
Wauconda, IL

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Melissa Barber is an inspirational speaker and singer – presenting concerts and talks for groups of all sizes – witnessing to what Jesus continues to do in her life, personally, professionally and spiritually, as well as in the lives of others. A lifelong Catholic, she began leading worship in grade school. She went on to become a professional singer, actress and executive producer. Never being afraid to express her faith, every step of the way, she has dedicated her time and talent to music ministry, mentorship, retreat leadership, drama ministry, healing services and raising funds for the National MS Society. She recently combined her passions for ministry and production to start Purpose Productions – a company focused on concerts, keynotes and events.

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KIP BLOHM

Adult Ministry Pastor
Wauconda, IL

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Melissa Barber is an inspirational speaker and singer – presenting concerts and talks for groups of all sizes – witnessing to what Jesus continues to do in her life, personally, professionally and spiritually, as well as in the lives of others. A lifelong Catholic, she began leading worship in grade school. She went on to become a professional singer, actress and executive producer. Never being afraid to express her faith, every step of the way, she has dedicated her time and talent to music ministry, mentorship, retreat leadership, drama ministry, healing services and raising funds for the National MS Society. She recently combined her passions for ministry and production to start Purpose Productions – a company focused on concerts, keynotes and events.

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MATT BOOTH

CSP & Attitude Expert
Dubuque, IA

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Meg BUCARO

Speaker & Professor
Elgin, IL

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Mark ENGLIZIAN

Leadership Mentor & Adviser
Seattle, WA

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RANDY FOX

Keynote Speaker & Author
Orlando, FL

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Jerry Roames

Executive Pastor 
Summerfield, FL

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NIC Sparacio

General Manager At Central Brown County Water Authority
Green Bay, WI

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Strategic & Operations Executive
Hawthorn Woods, IL