Our Speakers

Meet the speakers for The Phoenix Conference!

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Jesse Slusher

Pastor Quincy Faith Community Church

Jess has pastored Faith Community Church since 1990. Jess’ roots are in Quincy where he grew up on his family’s apple orchard.

Jesse is a Father and Grandfather and has worked in our community for years. 

Jesse know the need for Men to stand tall in the lives of young people and has graciously answered the call to share with us!

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Oliver Marcelle

Relationship Coach & Podcaster

Author, Podcaster, Coach, Husband, Father and Grandfather are just a few hats Oliver wears.

 

His book "Overcoming the Man Laws" is a pass down of knowledge to the next generation of young men. 

Oliver knows that serving the next generation is critically important and that we need every man stepping up to the plate.

As we combat record highs in fatherless home this is every man's cross to bear for the sake of our future!

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Dr. Christian Heim

Award Winning Psychiatrist

Dr. Heim is not only a psychiatrist but a phenomenal pianist and author! Dr. Heim has written several books covering an array of the human experience.

 

I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Heim twice and his ability to communicate complex ideas at an easy to understand level is amazing!

Dr. Heim will make you laugh and give you insights into how critical male role models are for young peoples lives!

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Aaron Young

Life and Business Coach

Aaron Young has lived a life that sounds more like a movie script. See my podcast with Aaron for those details.

Aaron is the Founder of Catalyst Business and Life Coaching Australia. He Works with people at multiple levels as they seek to grow their lives.

The Phoenix was born out of a conversation we had last year and I am thrilled that he is joining our line up!

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Bryan Ward

Host & Founder of the Dad Up Podcast

Husband, Father, Basket Ball Coach, Marine and Podcaster. Bryan wears a lot of hats but his passion for helping the next generation is incredible!

Bryan has spent over 17 years coaching, because he saw a need to help young men in their life.

 

Now Bryan runs one of the most prominent Parenting Podcast on the medium even being featured on CNN

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Alan Smyth

Executive Director of Saving Innocence

Alan serves as the Executive Director for Saving Innocence, an anti-human trafficking, community-based organization focused on child victims of sex trafficking.  Based in Los Angeles, Alan has responsibility over Direct Services and Business Operations.

Father, Husband, Author and Advocate. Alan is trying to educate the world about how they can stop child sex trafficking. 

His book "Men, Fight for Me!" brings a direct message to men as to how we have the most power to stop this crime and help protect people who need our protection as men!

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