The European Leadership Forum programme includes plenary sessions for all participants to attend each morning and evening. These sessions consist of worship, prayer, and teaching. The speakers for this year's plenaries are listed below. For information about last year's plenary sessions, please see 2021 ELF Plenaries.
Pastor Jamie Rasmussen serves as the Senior Pastor of Scottsdale Bible Church in Arizona, reaching more than 6,000 people each weekend. He teaches with a unique combination of well-reasoned research, life experience, and authentic application. Having a driving passion for the local church, Pastor Jamie Rasmussen’s leadership style is both visionary and strategic. He has been an ordained pastor for more than 25 years and has also led growing churches in Michigan, Canada, and Ohio. Pastor Jamie Rasmussen serves on the Boards of Phoenix Seminary and United Pastors of Arizona. He travels extensively to Mexico, China, Tanzania, Egypt, Jordan, and Israel to take a pulse of needs and engage his congregation in meeting them. Jamie and his wife Kim have three adult children.
John Stevens is the National Director of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches, a family of over 500 Bible-centred churches in the UK, a position that he has held since 2010. Prior to this, he was one of the founding pastors of City Evangelical Church Birmingham, which was planted in the centre of the UK’s 2nd largest city in 1999. He was instrumental in starting the Midlands Gospel Partnership, was the course Director of the Midlands Ministry Training Course and is a visiting lecturer at Oak Hill Theological College. John is also one of the pastors of Christchurch Market Harborough, a church he helped to plant when he took up his current role. He was converted whilst studying law at Cambridge University, and after taking a post-graduate degree at the University of Oxford worked for 16 years as a University Lecturer, ending his career as Deputy Head of the Law School at the University of Birmingham. John is married to Ursula and they have four children aged between 12 and 7. He blogs at www.john-stevens.com on theology, church life and ministry, culture, and politics.
Dave Patty has been involved in training youth leaders and leading national and international youth movements in Europe for over 30 years. He serves as the president of Josiah Venture. He is also a founding member of Global Youth Initiative, which mobilizes and equips youth ministry trainers in over 60 countries of the world. Dave is an ordained pastor with a BA in theology and a MA in education. He has also done graduate work in leadership development at Harvard University. For the past 27 years he has lived in the Czech Republic, and he spent the 10 years before that in Germany. Dave is married to Connie and has three grown children, Tyler, Caleb, and Claire.
Daryl McCarthy serves as Vice President of Academic Programs and Strategy with Forum of Christian Leaders (FOCL). Besides directing the ELF Academic Network, he also directs the Cambridge Scholars Network. Daryl has traveled to more than 55 nations speaking at universities, conferences, and churches. In 1988 he helped start Global Scholars and served as President until 2014. Daryl has earned degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary, Nazarene Theological Seminary, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Daryl and his wife Dr. Teri McCarthy lived in Lithuania 2010-2015 where they taught at Lithuania University of Educational Sciences in Vilnius. They have a son and a daughter who are both married and five grandchildren.