PASTOR RON ZAPPIA is the founding and lead pastor of Highpoint Church (a multi-site church located outside of Chicago) and is the Bible teacher on the nationally aired radio program, Highpoint Ministries. Pastor Ron founded Highpoint Church in 2000 as the first church plant of Harvest Bible Fellowship. Pastor Ron, and his wife Jody, came into a saving relationship with Jesus while on the brink of divorce in the first year of their marriage. God not only saved them, he changed them, restored their marriage, called them into full-time ministry and now uses them to reach thousands across the country for His glory.
JODY ZAPPIA is the wife of Pastor Ron Zappia. After a successful career in corporate America, she went on to lead in a variety of ministry contexts, including serving for years as a Women's Director. Jody brings wisdom, humor and a needed transparency into the conversation of marriage. To Jody, it's a miracle that God was able to restore her marriage, and now she leverages that to help others find rejuvenation and restoration in their marriage.
DR. ERWIN LUTZER become the Senior Pastor of the Moody Church in 1980, and served in that role for 36 years. He is an award-winning author of more than twenty books, a celebrated international conference speaker, and the featured speaker on three radio programs: The Moody Church Hour, Songs in the Night, and Running to Win. These programs are available on the Moody Broadcasting Network, the Bible Broadcasting Network, Trans World Radio and many Christian radio stations around the world.He and his wife, Rebecca, live in the Chicago area and have three married children and eight grandchildren.
TOM JENSEN has been in pastoral ministry for over 30 years, helping couples restore and individuals heal from marriages that break. Tom understands how to change unhealthy habits and breathe hope into hopeless circumstances. After 22 years at Willow Creek Community Church, Tom joined the staff of Harvest Naperville, serving as Pastor of Support Groups.
GUEST ARTIST: Sara Masterson (and her husband Steve Smith) have been married for 9 years and are worship leaders in Naperville, IL. Steve is the Lead Worship Pastor and oversees the creative department at Highpoint Church, including the weekend services, music, production, design and Highpoint radio (the teaching ministry of Pastor Ron Zappia). Sara is a nationally touring solo artist whose latest record, "Make a Fire" was produced by David Leonard (All Sons and Daughters). Sara and Steve's songs and writings have been featured on CCLITV's top 10 worship videos, relevant magazine and Christianity Today. They have a heart to serve the local church. More info at saramasterson.com
THE KNOT is a 2 day conference, focused on rejuvenating and restoring your marriage. Hosted by Pastor Ron and Jody Zappia, you'll learn 7 biblical choices to ensure an enduring marriage. Joined by other speakers, experts and guest artists from across the country, this conference is designed to pull back the curtain and delve into real talk about communication, sex, conflict resolution and tools for life-long marriage. Whether it's time for a tune up or a complete relational overhaul, THE KNOT is designed for seriously dating, engaged or married couples.
6:00 PM: Registration
6:30 - 7:45 PM: Session 1
7:45 - 8:00 PM: Break
8:00 - 9:00 PM: Session 2
9:15 - 10:00 PM: Late Night Cafe Q&A (Optional)
8:00 AM: Continental Breakfast (Provided)
8:30 - 10:15 AM: Session 3
10:15 - 10:30 AM: Break
10:30 - 12:00 PM: Session 4
12:00 - 1:00 PM: Lunch (Provided)
1:00 - 3:00 PM: Session 5