- WHEN – One Night Event, March 24th @ 630pm
- MISSION – Launch Conference 2018 is all about bringing believers in the marketplace and the church together to ignite hearts and launch people into their God-given calling and destiny. It’s a night of worship, prophecy, inspiration, and generosity.
- SPEAKER – Our guest speaker will be successful entrepreneur and creative engineer, Brian Martin.
- AGENDA – The night will also include a Graduation for students of our School of Worship, Prophetic Ministry, and concluding with a special Launch Celebration to send Peter and Michelle Van de Riet on their new mission to expand this ministry to the Northwest.
- FREE REGISTRATION – This event is a free event with registration to guarantee seating (Registrations will get priority seating).
- GIVE – The night will also include a special opportunity to give a love and faith offering to cover the event and help launch Pete and Michelle’s ministry to the Northwest.
- SCHEDULE – Doors open to registered attendees at 6pm and to the everyone at 6:15pm. Worship will begin at 630pm and the event will conclude about 830pm with an after party and ministry until 9pm.
Brian Martin is a successful engineer and entrepreneur in the field of medical device development. Brian earned a B.S. in biomedical engineering from the University of California at San Diego, and has designed, invented, and developed various medical devices over the past 25 years. Brian has managed technical teams for both large and small companies, but has specialized in the startup medical device arena and the creation of new and novel medical device technologies.
Brian has founded or co-founded several medical device companies in the Bay Area, including Evalve (acquired by Abbott Vascular), Concentric Medical (acquired by Stryker Neurovascular), and Lazarus Effect (acquired by Medtronic Inc.). Brian is an inventor on over 90 patents and published patent applications in the United States. Brian’s inventions and medical devices have literally saved or enhanced the lives of tens of thousands of patients.
Brian is also a man of faith, and has integrated his belief in God with his work and profession. His latest company, Lazarus Effect, was started with a dedication to honor God through everything, and God directly inspired Brian in the design of the stroke development devices on which they focused. Lazarus Effect was acquired by Medtronic in 2015 for $100M.
Brian speaks at various churches and conferences throughout the county, and has also lead numerous men’s groups, small groups, and home groups. He lives in Santa Cruz with his wife Leilani and their four adopted children, Josiah, Melea, Jezreel, and Isaac.
Peter and Michelle’s story is a testimony that exemplifies the mission of this ministry. Peter has spent the past 20 years ministering as pastor, worship leader, and teacher in Southern California. Michelle has also ministered in numerous organizations through her gifts in creative arts and love for mentoring others.
While ministering as pastors and worship leaders at Celebration Church in South Orange County, God increasingly began revealing to them their next ministry assignment. Seeing how God orchestrated the events of their lives to be launched into their own calling, a passion and vision grew in their hearts to help other believers step out into their own God-given calling and destiny. Recognizing this as a genuine move of God, and after years of personal preparation, Peter and Michelle launched Dreamgivers (as a ministry of Celebration Church) in early 2016.
Dreamgivers is a web based community inspiring and helping believers discover their calling, activate their gifts, and be launched into their created purpose. We are passionate about entrepreneurs, pastors, stay at home moms, and every God-given calling. Dreamgivers provides online schools, courses and teaching applicable to any assignment in life. We also hold regional conferences and gatherings to connect believers and support local churches. We want to see believers and their churches succeed in their God-given calling and destiny.
In 2017, the first major undertaking of Dreamgivers was realized in creating WorshipMusicU, an online school of worship. The purpose of WorshipMusicU is to help all believers grow in their God-given identity and calling as true worshippers. The core belief of this Dreamgivers school is that a strong lifestyle of worship connects our hearts with Jesus, who by His Spirit, reveals the intention and heart of the Father in our lives.
Essentially Dreamgivers is all about helping believers connect to their Creator and be launched into His creative purposes and plans for their lives.