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The First-Ever Leadership Summit in Ontario!

The Leadership Summit seeks to bring together aspiring Christian leaders from across Eastern Canada, for an incredible weekend to empower, equip, and engage. This is an opportunity for young professionals and student leaders aged 19-30 to meet one another and grow together as Christian leaders. Topics include:

  • How do I lead through adversity?
  • How do I live counter-culturally by overcoming addiction to pop culture?
  • Am I more than my status and achievements?
  • How do I rebuild faith and leadership after a scandal?
  • What does it look like to be generous?

Join us in the outdoor beauty that Ontario has to offer, where you can enjoy fellowship and growth.

 

Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.

Hosts

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Wesley Huff

Wesley Huff was born in Multan, Pakistan and spent a portion of his childhood in the Middle East. After being diagnosed with a rare neurological condition at the age of 11 that left him paralyzed from the waist down he experienced a miraculous recovery that the doctors themselves said they had no medical explanation for. This experience, along with a great deal of study and soul searching in his later teens helped his interest in the subjects of faith, and engaging the beliefs and worldview perspectives of others. Wesley holds a BA in sociology from York University, a Masters of Theological Studies from Tyndale Seminary, and is currently a PhD student in New Testament at the University of Toronto's Wycliffe College. He has participated in numerous talks and interfaith dialogue events at universities across Canada and has been participating in public dialogues on issues of faith, belief, and religion for the last ten years. (His wealth of material can be found at wesleyhuff.com.) He enjoys canoeing, archery, and cats (although not all three at the same time). Wes lives in Toronto with his wife Melissa, their son Eli, and their daughter Everly.

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Troy Lydiate

Troy Lydiate is a Jamaican-born recording artist (Scribe Music), speaker and mentor. With a BA in Social Sciences from Providence University, his professional background is Youth Support Working and thus, he naturally finds himself working with youth, young adults, and college ages in ministry. Troy works as the Creative Director and oversees Youth Engagement with Apologetics Canada. He can also be heard weekly as one of the hosts of the AC Podcast. Troy has a background in speaking at conferences, concerts, and schools as well as preaching, teaching, and leading worship at ministerial events. He is currently serving in leadership at his local church in the Greater Vancouver area alongside his wife and two children.

Special Presentations

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Kirk Durston

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Kirk is a biophysicist, clergyman, philosopher, father, husband, nature photographer, and wilderness adventurer. He comes with thirty six years of speaking experience at most universities across Canada and internationally.
Read more about Kirk
Logan Gates Profile

Logan Gates

Christian Apologist
Logan is a PhD student in Political Theory at the University of Toronto. He has a heart for reaching people wrestling with tough questions about Christianity.
Read more about Logan

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Accommodation

This year's AC Leadership Summit Ontario will take place at Camp Medeba just to the east of the Muskoka District, about 3.5 hours' drive north of Toronto.

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The AC Leadership Summit is a targeted opportunity for growth. It is specifically meant to train, equip, and encourage young Christian professionals and student leaders between the ages of 19 and 30.  As such, in order to join us for the Leadership Summit, an application process is required.

Submit your application using the form below.
(All fields are required.)

Please Note: Any and all information Apologetics Canada gathers from you through the application form below is solely for the internal use of Apologetics Canada for the purpose of the AC Leadership Summit. The information will be kept strictly confidential and NOT be given out to a third party without your written consent, unless required by law. By clicking the "Apply" button and submitting the application form to Apologetics Canada, you agree to this.

Please remember the following:

  • Space is limited. We will accept 12 males and 12 females out of the pool of applicants.
  • The application deadline is April 15, 2023.
  • An interview with an Apologetics Canada staff member may be required.
  • If your application process is successful and you are officially invited to the AC Leadership Summit, there will be a fee of $50 to attend. Although this event is heavily subsidized by a private donor, if you are not able to make the $50 payment, you can request further financial assistance.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us: [email protected]

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