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The 2024 Michigan Church Security Conference

Are You Prepared?

Friday, October 11, 2024
3:00 pm – 9:00 pm Lobby open for Exhibitor Set-up

Saturday, October 12, 2024
7:30 am – Doors open for exhibitors
8:00 am – Doors open for attendees*
9:00 am – Welcome | Security Leaders Coalition
9:15 am – The Biblical Basis for Church Security | Kurt Owen
10:30 am – Break
11:00 am – Conflict De-escalation With a Ministry Mindset | John Riley
12:15 pm – Lunch
1:15 pm – Church Focused Study: The Active Shooter Threat | Ed Monk
2:30 pm – Break
3:00 pm – When the Moment Chose Me: A Training Mindset. | Greg Stevens
4:15 pm – Conference Closing
4:30 pm – Event Ends
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Exhibitor Take-down
*Exhibitors must have their tables attended when doors open for attendees.

Admission: $65 / person

$50 / person from Security Leaders Coalition Member Churches

$45 / person from SLC Member churches bringing 8 or more people 

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Coalition Training Seminar

Speaker Bios and Topics

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Kurt Owen:

Pastor, Real Life Church

Kurt is a high threat protection lead, and lead instructor at ESS Global. He is also
an executive protection agent and combat/executive protection instructor currently
training some of the world’s largest ministries in security and executive protection.

At the 2024 Michigan Church Security Conference, Kurt will be speaking about
The Biblical Basis for Church Security.

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John Riley
Founder, Gentle Response

John served seven years in the Army as an infantryman before becoming a police
officer. He retired from the Grand Rapids, Michigan police department in 2015.
He now travels to train others to develop the knowledge, skills, confidence, and
de-escalation techniques to deal with a loud angry person and prevent a stressful
situation from becoming a dangerous critical incident.

At the 2024 Michigan Church Security Conference, John will be speaking about
Conflict De-escalation With a Ministry Mindset.

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Ed Monk

Co-Owner, Last Resort

Firearms Training

Ed is a retired Army Lt. Col. and Battalion Commander, with 24 years on
active duty in the US, Europe, and Iraq. He now serves as a part time police
officer and has been researching, writing, and providing training on the
active shooter threat for over 15 years.

At the 2024 Michigan Church Security Conference, Ed will be speaking
about Church Focused Study: Active Shooter Threat

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Greg Stevens
Retired, Garland TX Police Department

Greg Stevens is a recently retired 40-year veteran of the Garland Police
Department (TX). During his career, he received numerous commendations. In
2016, Officer Stevens was invited to the White House, where he was awarded the
Law Enforcement Medal of Valor by President Barack Obama, for his actions
ending the first ISIS Attack on U.S. soil.

At the 2024 Michigan Church Security Conference, Greg will be presenting “When
the Moment Chose Me: A Training Mindset.”
Hear his compelling story about
the attack and what it took to not only survive, but also prevail against all odds.

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