ReCourage Digital Bulletin


8:15 – 9:00 AM | Check-In + Continental Breakfast

9:00am-10:15 AM | Session 1 – Jeff Manion

10:15-10:45 AM | Break 1

10:45-11:50 AM | Session 2 – Bob Merritt

11:50 AM-12:50 PM | Lunch

1-2 PM | Session 3 – Carlton Harris

2pm-2:20 PM | Break 2

2:20-3:30 PM | Session 4 – Dan Seaborn




ReCourage Digital Bulletin

ReCourage Digital Bulletin


ReCourage Speakers


Jeff Manion ( has served for 40+ years at the multi-campus Ada Bible Church in Grand Rapids, MI.

He is the author of The Land Between, Satisfied and Dream Big, Think Small. Jeff is passionate about training and motivating leaders. He firmly believes in the strength of slow and consistent faithfulness. 

Jeff and his wife, Chris, live in Grand Rapids, MI. They have three adult children and are proud grandparents.  



Bob Merritt is a retired pastor of Eagle Brook Church in Minneapolis-St. Paul. He led the church from 300 to 28,000 people, tackling tough topics and providing answers to life-changing questions.  

Today, Bob helps pastors and churches navigate the challenges of leadership and has written books such as Done With That and Get Wise. 

Bob and his wife, Laurie, live in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. They have two adult children and six grandkids. 



Carlton Harris started ministry in 1981 as a pastoral intern at First Evangelical Free Church in Wichita, Kansas, and has spent 40 years in church leadership. He began his role as Executive Vice President of National Ministries for the Evangelical Free Church of America in September 2021.  Carlton and his wife Carol live in Minneapolis, MN. They have three married children and seven grandchildren.  



Dan Seaborn established Winning at Home in 1995 with the aim of supporting marriages and families through speaking events, counseling, coaching and media resources. Dan delivers captivating and motivational presentations by sharing his own experiences and challenges with family life. 

Dan has authored more than 15 books about marriage and family, and his advice is aired on 350+ radio stations throughout the US.   

Dan and his wife Jane live in Zeeland, MI. They have four adult children and seven grandchildren. 



Worship Leader



Debra Perry and Majestic Praise share a profound bond of faith that shines through their music. They come from different ministries in the greater Grand Rapids area, but bring their talents together to inspire and encourage ministry leaders through their soul-stirring performances.

The chorale has graced the stage with the Grand Rapids Symphony, Westshore Symphony, and at Chicago’s House of Blues. They have shared the stage some of the greatest Gospel artists. Their mission to spread hope and positivity through their music is truly inspiring, and their unwavering commitment to their faith is an inspiration to all who witness their performances.




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