Guest Profiles


Portrait photo of Mike Miller

Mike Miller

Tuesday, May 5 – morning plenary speaker

Mike, his wife, Nancy, and their two children, Joshua and Mattie, live in the Halifax, Nova Scotia area. Mike travels throughout Canada and the United States, preaching and teaching. Mike and Nancy are passionate about Halifax and the people who live here. In 2016 they embarked on a journey to plant Nova Church Halifax. Together with the Nova Dream Team, the Millers officially launched Nova Church in September 2017. It has been a breathtaking adventure and the best is yet to come!


Portrait photo of Phil Kniesel

Phil Kniesel 

Tuesday, May 5 – evening plenary speaker

Phil is lead pastor at Hope City Church in Edmonton, Alberta. Hope City is a multi-site, multi-service church that has experienced an amazing move of God over the past few years. They have a vision of reaching one per cent of Edmonton and are praying for and believing God for this. Phil is passionate about next gen leaders and reaching those far from Jesus. He is in his 20th year of marriage to his wife, Marla, and together they have two teenage daughters.


Portrait photo of Kaitlyn Cey

Kaitlyn Cey

Thursday, May 7 – morning plenary speaker

Kaitlyn Cey is an author, pastor, educator and certified leadership coach. She is a passionate joy chaser, beauty hunter and vibrant learner! Her commitment to experience and spread the love of God infuses her unique bi-vocational career as educator and pastor with innovation. Through her work, play, rest and writing, Kaitlyn endeavours to promote the growth, engagement and flourishing of all people.

Kaitlyn is the Sisterhood pastor at Elim Church in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and is one of the co-hosts for the Gather Women podcast, HER Influence. Kaitlyn is the co-founder and director of the youth ministry Inspire Our Nation, inspiring youth to overcome struggle and influence their world for Jesus. You can learn more about Kaitlyn's initiatives and find her devotionals and books at www.kaitlyncey.com.


Photo of Kristin Pollard playing guitar

Kristin Pollard

May 5 – 7, worship leader

Kristin W. Pollard was born in Newfoundland on October 19, 1974 and is a fourth-generation Pentecostal. His grandfather was the first “worship leader” in their small-town church and was the key influence in Kristin’s path to full-time music ministry. Saved as a child, he always knew that God had a specific plan for him, but he couldn’t see what that was beyond following the Lord. He finished high school and enrolled in college, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in music. It was at that point that he started asking God what the purpose of his musical abilities were. He took a big step of faith in 1997 and became the worship and arts pastor at Glad Tidings Church in Moncton, New Brunswick.

Kristin has served this church now for 22 years and has seen God do amazing things in and through his ministry. He has recorded several gospel albums and has been nominated for an ECMA (East Coast Music Association) award for two consecutive years in a row.

Kristin’s ability to lead people into the presence of God and his sensitivity to the Holy Spirit has been key in his longevity as a worship pastor.

Kristin has been married for 19 years to Debra-Lee and has been blessed with two amazing teenagers, Ethan Daniel and Sydney Rae.