Summer Conference is our attempt to create the best week of your year! More than 2,700 students from 120+ colleges and universities gather on the beautiful white sand beaches of Northwest Florida for a week of maximum fun, deepened relationships, and biblical teaching on relevant, important topics for faith and life. Grab your friends and come join us to see for yourself!
Summer Conference 2023
info coming soon!
Panama City Beach, FL
Summer Conference was the best week of my year every year. It was so much fun with friends… And SuCo gave me time without other interruptions to listen, learn, and consider what I believe about Jesus and why.Meredith
attended SuCo 4 Years
Week 1 Speaker
Rev. Michael Keller
senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church–Lincoln Square
Michael Keller (MDiv, ThM, Gordon-Conwell Seminary; PhD, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) is the founding and senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church–Lincoln Square. He’s worked in London and Boston before returning to Manhattan to start a Reformed University Fellowship. His PhD is in computational linguistics applied to historical theology.
Week 2 Speaker
Rev. Elbert McGowan, Jr.
Senior Pastor of Redeemer Church • jackson, MS
Elbert serves as the Senior Pastor of Redeemer Church, PCA. Redeemer is an intentionally multiethnic community church located in the heart of Jackson, Mississippi. Elbert was raised in Jackson. The crack cocaine epidemic and the violence that came with it, touched his life. He left Mississippi in 1996, with no intention on ever returning to live, in order to attend Alabama A&M University. After earning a BS in Mechanical Engineering, he moved to Cincinnati, Ohio to work for General Electric Aircraft Engines. In Ohio, Jesus rescued him. Around this same time, many of his family members at “home” were being saved by Christ. His parents stumbled upon and joined a PCA church in Jackson (Trinity). In 2004, he and his bride (Karen) felt God’s call back to Jackson. He resigned from GE and enrolled in RTS Jackson and became a pastoral intern at Redeemer Church, which was a church plant under the leadership of Rev. Mike Campbell. In 2007, Elbert and Karen, both graduates of Historically Black Colleges & Universities (Alabama A&M, Stillman College, Florida A&M University) felt called to start RUF at one – Jackson State University. He served as the RUF Campus Minister at JSU for 9 years. In 2016, he became the Senior Pastor of Redeemer. Elbert and his lovely wife of 19 years have two biological children, Karis (16) and Tripp (13), four of whom they hope to meet in glory, and hundreds of former students who are now adulting and still following Jesus.
Week 3 Speaker
Rev. Brian Sorgenfrei
Associate pastor, Christ presbyterian • oxford, ms
Brian was born and raised in Jackson, MS, and graduated from Ole Miss. After graduation, Brian worked for two years with RUF as an intern at Auburn University. He then married Liza and moved to Jackson to attend Reformed Theological Seminary. While in seminary, he worked with college students at First Presbyterian Church and Millsaps College.
Upon completing seminary, Brian was ordained and moved to Starkville, MS to work with RUF at Mississippi State University. After 13 years of serving as the RUF campus minister at MSU (8 yrs) and Ole Miss (5 yrs), Brian accepted a call in the summer of ’22 to become an associate pastor at Christ Presbyterian Church in Oxford, MS. Brian and Liza have three children Shelby (’08), Annie (’10) and Clark (’13).
Week 4 Speaker
Rev. Reyn Cabinte
senior pastor, uptown community church • new york, NY
Currently the Senior Pastor of Uptown Community Church in New York City, Reyn Cabinte has been involved in the church planting world in one way or another for more than two decades. After a church planting Fellowship at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, he planted Uptown in 2008 and recently began serving as the Manhattan Catalyst for Redeemer City to City. Committed to asset-based relationships and ministries with a neighborhood presence, he serves as a founding board member of Viva Uptown, a church-based collaborative non-profit working for the renewal of northern Manhattan. Prior to the ministry he worked as a producer at CBS News’ 60 Minutes, a writer for WorldVision. He has two boys with his wife, Esther, and is always training for his next triathlon.