This conference will be recorded. All main sessions and workshops will be easily accessible anytime to attendees to view for 3 weeks after the conference on the Run the World Platform! Allow a few business days following the conference for the recordings to be prepared and posted.

 

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Do you suspect that there is a passion inside of you ready to be awakened?
Ever wish you were the participant rather than a spectator?
Are you missing a community that sparks your creativity?

YOU WERE CREATED BY THE CREATOR TO CREATE!

EVERY person is created by God with wellspring of creativity within them! How long has it been since you, as a Creative, were able to find a place and space to be inspired, encouraged, and grow in your God-given creativity?

Come and gather with a community of people who celebrate and value the impact that God-breathed creativity has in this world!

 

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What is WHAT IF about?

  • To inspire, redeem, and release creative gifts in God’s people for His Kingdom

  • To provide practical hands-on workshops for a variety of creative expressions

Who is WHAT IF for?

For 8th grade youth through adults of all ages!

DISCOVER the Spiritual Renaissance being released in the arts AND every sphere of life!

DISCOVER a greater freedom and joy in being all God desires you to be.

DISCOVER anew your Great Commission: God wants to partner with you to powerfully love and reach the world through your creativity!

SEPTEMBER 10-12, 2020

Thursday// September 10, 2020

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Friday// September 11, 2020

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Saturday// September 12, 2020

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Prices

Early Bird (till August 15th) $49

Regular Prices $59

*Please consider gifting a registration to your friend, family member, or someone who works for a ministry that serves the needy or victims of abuse so that they can be equipped to help others get activated in their creativity, knowing they have immense worth!

 

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Main Session Speakers

Matt Tommey

Speaking on Created to Thrive

Matt Tommey is a world class artist, artist coach, musician, author and speaker. He is an artist working in Asheville, North Carolina’s River Arts District. He has helped thousands of artists around the world! Since the mid-1990’s Matt’s been creating woven sculpture using basketry techniques for his clients that reflect the rustic elegance of nature. These days, Matt’s woven art is featured in some of the most beautiful mountain homes in the country and is created from locally harvested bark, vines and branches. He hosts the annual Thriving Christian Artist Conference and has spoken with Shawn Bolz in an interview on Exploring the Prophetic Podcast!

Matt has a podcast called the The Thriving Christian Artist – each Friday he answers callers’ questions. He also has a public Facebook group for Christian artists called ‘Thriving Christian Artists’ with over 20k followers from around the world, which is a great community for creative people with all different types of mediums at all different levels from hobbyist to professional.

Matt will join us via a video message made specifically for our Hawaii Renaissance audience!

Scott Winters

Workshop: A Producer’s Workshop for Beginners

Speaking on Releasing Creativity

Scott is from NYC and graduated from Northwestern University. He has appeared in over 150 episodes of critically acclaimed television, as well as Oscar winning, and Golden Globe nominated films. He has written and directed screenplays and is currently producing his first Film with an A List Production Company. Scott is happily joyfully blissfully married to Brooklyn born and raised Jennifer Logan Winters who is getting her master’s in child psychology. They have two amazing daughters and a foster son. Scott is brother to Actor Dean Winters and Writer/Producer Brad Winters. His sister Blair is married to Writer/Producer Jorge Zamacona. Here are just a few of the movies and TV shows that Scott has starred in:

Leila Fujinaka

Speaking on The Creative Flow

As a John Maxwell Leadership Life Coach, Leila Fujinaka’s passion is to see every child of God fulfill Gen1:28, to be fruitful, multiply, and take dominion in the earth, impacting the world around them through their ability to hear their Father’s voice and by releasing His presence wherever they go. Leila helped start the New Hope Oahu Contemporary Dance Ministry and Drama Team. She also ran the New Hope Contemporary Dance School at its inception. She is the Executive Director for a non-profit, Impact.Change.Hawaii, an Executive team member of TOW Hawaii, and heads the statewide network of TOW Hawaii Intercessors. She has spend 14 years training people in intimacy with the Lord, the prophetic, and intercession to release God’s presence and voice into our cities. However Leila feels her most important role in life is as wife and mom. Leila attends Moanalua Gardens Missionary Church.

Danny Kim

Speaking on Creative Downloads

Danny is a leader in business and education and applies his entrepreneurial skills to transform both areas. As the founder and CTO of FullArmor Corp., Danny has proven that Christian principles are the keys to success and has worked with more than 30 of the Fortune 50 including Walmart, Boeing, and Bank of America and have done OEM and partnerships with large enterprise vendors such as Microsoft, NetIQ, Citrix, Dell, and others. As VP of R&D at Valley Christian Schools in San Jose, Danny’s job is to seek God’s innovations that will help transform education and teaching. As the CEO of Quest Institute for Quality Education, Danny has innovated solutions that allows students to create science experiments that run on board the International Space Station and deployed it to schools around the world.

Chaz Umamoto

Speaking on Every Kingdom Needs Artists

Chaz Umamoto is a 3-time Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and music producer. Chaz is the co-founder of the startup music production team, Craft Brewz Music LLC. Prior to this Chaz performed in the group Streetlight Cadence. He is also the co-founder of Artists Hawaii a pastoral care ministry for artists. He also serves on the Advisory Council of the Hawaii Songwriting Festival a songwriting and music licensing conference.  Recently moved home from Los Angeles, CA with his wife Sarah, and son Joseph. In his spare time, you can find Chaz at your local coffee shop or surfing. Chaz is the Coordinator of Worship Support at First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu.

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Frank Monteleone

Workshop: Acting: A Service Industry

Executive Producer, Full Armor Films

Frank launched FAF in 2006 just one year after receiving his BFA in Performance Theatre from Marymount Manhattan College. To supplement his acting at the time he provided production and editing services to ESPN, Geffen Records, L’Oreal, Dove Chocolate, Golfsmith and The Global Fund. In 2009, Frank became the SVP of business development at 3DRevolution, securing financing and providing 3D post-production services to Warner Bros and Relativity Media. Now with his focus on project development, Frank has produced the documentary HOTEL AL, which follows the longest working employee of his family-owned hotel in New Orleans: the Hotel Monteleone; the TV pilot AVENUES, which he co-created and starred in; and LOST FLOWERS, which premiered at the Rincon Film Festival and won “Director’s Choice” for Best Short Comedy. Most recently, Frank completed production on the feature film AMERICAN REJECT, written by his wife Kathleen Monteleone. Frank’s ability to assemble teams, secure financing and collaborate with promising artists has turned his post-college editing business into a full-fledged producing house.

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Kathleen Monteleone

Workshop: Acting: A Service Industry

Executive Producer, Full Armor Films

With a passion for development, Kathleen has spearheaded securing and creating new content and championing new writers and directors. Kathleen proved herself a triple threat on Full Armor’s first feature film, AMERICAN REJECT, serving as writer, co-producer and lead actress. AMERICAN REJECT, a true-ish musical comedy depicting Kathleen’s time on a hit reality singing competition, recently completed production in New Orleans. In addition to her feature work, Kathleen served as producer on the short documentary HOTEL AL, which premiered worldwide on Tubi October 2019, and the television pilot AVENUES.

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Francis Oda

Workshop: Envisioning With God

Visionary Designer, Architect 

As Chairman of Group 70, Francis Oda is respected as a visionary designer, recognized nationally and internationally with over 50 design awards for his work in architecture and planning. His projects, locally and abroad, are designed with uncompromising sensitivity to the land, culture, and people that it serves. His award-winning projects include the Four Seasons Lodge at Koele, the Four Seasons Manele Bay Hotel, Hanauma Bay Nature Center, Lodge at Keole, the Manele Bay Hotel, the City of Kapolei and the Master Plan of Mauna Kea. In 2014 he was honored by Pacific Business News as Hawaii Business Leader of the Year. Francis received the Gordon Bradley Humanitarian Award and was inducted into the Hawaii Business Hall of Fame.

Trained at Cornell University, Dr. Oda received his Doctor of Architecture degree from the University of Hawai‘i. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of the UH School of Architecture and a Distinguished Alumnus of the University where he developed the Doctor of Architecture program.

Francis is Board Chair of New Life Church Honolulu and serves as Global Chair of Transform Our World. He is married to Caroline and has two children, Reid and Nalani.

Tiffa Garza

Sharing the Final Charge to Create!

Tiffany Garza leads and serves alongside her husband, Imua on the C4 worship team. She has a passion to raise up generations to worship and love Jesus and to know Him with a strength and joy. Tiffany and her husband have 3 children, Zeo, Zemmy and Zander. Tiffany or as her friends and family call her, “Tiffa” loves teaching, playing guitar, writing songs and serving her church and community.

“As we live and continue to grow into eternity, we desire to give all we are to the service of the Lord; to sing about His great love, and to raise our family to do the same. Our hope is that our home will be a home of worship that will cultivate and inspire intimacy with Christ to all who enter.” – Imua & Tiffa Garza

Main Session Testimonies

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WORKSHOPS LINEUP

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WORKSHOPS

Values for What If?

The What If team’s passion is to see people released in their God-given creative expression that imparts God’s love, joy, power, healing, and transformation to the world.Each person is brilliant! May each person discover their sparkle.

Appeal to All Ages

This conference is for 8th grade youth through senior citizens, so we want all generations to be able to relate to, to be inspired, and to be activated by what happens at the conference.

Encountering God

Throughout the Renaissance experience, we want to create opportunities for people to encounter God personally through the messages, through worship, and through the creative activations they will be doing in the workshops.

NO-SHAME Culture

We want to create a safe place for people to step out and try new things in the creative process. We acknowledge that there is an important place for feedback and evaluation in the development of skills after the conference. However, at Renaissance, we want to create a positive, encouraging environment for people to take steps of faith in expressing themselves creatively, perhaps for the first time.

Holy Spirit Centered

We express ourselves creatively as we partner with the Holy Spirit, the source for inspiration and anointing.

Authenticity, Richness and Depth

We value authenticity and the richness and depth that the arts and creative expressions bring to life. We want attendees to capture the richness of God’s creativity expressed through a multitude of expressions in the world.

Healing Hearts

We understand when people express themselves creatively as they partner with the Holy Spirit, people often experience healing of past pain.  People can experience a deeper level of feeling validated, treasured, and celebrated as they create.

Be Teachable

We value teachable hearts that are open and want to grow.