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Main Stage Speakers

"SEPAC Around the World"

Pastor Matt Geppert

"Pregnancy Help"

Victoria Koh

"The Option of Adoption"

Suzannah Noch, LCSW

Suzannah Noch is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 25 years of experience in foster care and adoption. She has worked as a social worker with Child Protective Services in San Diego and with Bethany Christian Adoption Services in LA, and is currently a mediator with Consortium for Children, handling foster care/adoption cases referred by LA County DCFS/juvenile court. She also has a Christian counseling practice in Torrance, where her specialties include foster care and adoption. 


Suzannah is one of the founders of the Christian Coalition of Foster Care Ministries in Los Angeles, and speaks at various events about God's heart for adoption, and the importance of Christians caring for kids who need families. 

Her husband, Andy, is a pastor, and they have three adult children and a foster son.

"Life or Death"

Alan Shlemon

Alan Shlemon is an author and speaker for Stand to Reason and trains Christians to share their convictions in a persuasive, yet gracious manner. Known for teaching on some of the most controversial issues of our time, he tackles topics such as abortion, evolution, homosexuality, bioethics, and Islam. Alan has been a guest on both radio and television, and has spoken to thousands of adults and students across the country at churches, conferences, and college campuses.

"The Gospel Truth"

Pastor Jerry Cesario

Jerry Cesario is the Senior Pastor of The Anchor: Calvary Chapel San Pedro, located in the historic Port of Los Angeles region. Starting with a Bible study in 2014, the church grew quickly and has maintained a strong emphasis on the transforming power of the Word of God to grow the church and the people. The teaching ministry seeks to extend the Bible outside the church walls and into the nations. Pastor Jerry teaches book-by-book, chapter-by-chapter, and verse-by-verse, in an easy to understand format, following the pattern set in Nehemiah 8:8, “So they read distinctly from the book, in the Law of God; and they gave the sense, and helped them to understand the reading”. You can find several teachings on iTunes, Podcast Republic, and SoundCloud. More info about the church can be found at and on Facebook.

"Saved by the Gideons"

Pastor Linda Cruz

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