what is the storyimpact conference?
StoryImpact is a Community wide Conference focused on storytelling. Hosted by Choice Books and Sue Thomas Ministries, our lineup of Storytellers will share faith stories that will inspire hearts, bring tears and laughter, and encourage wholesome response in those that attend. Our goal and objective is to connect attendees to the power of their own story.
who is this conference for?
No matter who you are, you are invited to come!
Come and enjoy interesting stories.
See the power of your own story.
IMPORTANT: Please register so we can plan for seating and food preparation. StoryImpact has FREE ADMISSION, but is a fundraising event for Choice Books of Great Lakes and Sue Thomas Ministries. There will be opportunities to give during the event.
friday - 4/10
6:00pm - 9:30pm
saturday - 4/11
9:30am - 7:30pm
Marcus Yoder - The Anabaptist Story
Ken Gonyer - How to tell your own story
12:30pm - Concession Lunch At Event Center
Food Trucks Available Outside
The Choice Books Story
4:30pm - Mrs Yoders Catered meal
Suggested $20 Donation
Food trucks available outside
5:30Pm - Steve and annie chapman
who is storyimpact?
Everyone has a story to tell! Hosted by Choice Books and Sue Thomas Ministries, our Purpose is… “To harness the power of Storytelling to connect Churches, Families, Businesses and Individuals for the purpose of sharing resources in order to build the Kingdom of God.”
Telling Stories…Sharing Resources…Building the Kingdom
What is our vision? - To provide inspiring and wholesome reading material for shoppers across the United States.
If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor of StoryImpact, please contact us by phone at 330-403-9002, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
David Ring Ministries
You’ve never heard a speaker quite like David Ring. Although difficult to understand at first, you will
soon find yourself captured by his quick wit and warm personality. As you hear David Ring, you will
laugh…and cry. You will be amazed at his triumph over odds and will be moved to consider your own
life. As one who has not been stifled by his physical limitations, he clearly stakes his challenge to
everyone. “I have Cerebral Palsy – What’s your problem?”
As a nationally known speaker since 1973, David shares his story widely each year at churches,
conventions, schools and corporate events. He has been featured on numerous occasions on several
nationally televised programs. David Ring - White Chair Film - I Am Second
Award Winning Musicians
Steve and Annie are musicians who take their message of Christ centered family to fans all over North America. Steve’s enthusiasm for Jesus, family, hunting, and humor shine in his books, including Hot Topics for Couples and A Look at Life from a Deer Stand.
Sue Thomas Ministries
Sue has spoken all over the world and is a woman of tremendous faith and delights in encouraging people through her testimony of the grace of God as she deals with deafness and multiple sclerosis. She received her BS degree before doing post-graduate work in counseling at Case Western Reserve and Columbia Bible College and Seminary. The inspiration behind the
award winning family TV series, SUE THOMAS: FBEye, she has not only captured the hearts of
millions of Americans, but her name is known in 64 nations around the world where the TV
show has been aired.
Common Ground Ministries
Founder of Common Ground Ministries and travels extensively, singing and preaching in more than 50 prisons a year. John has produced 24 albums and holds a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary.
Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center
Marcus is the Executive Director of the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center near Berlin, Ohio. He is active in preaching, teaching, and writing in the Mennonite Church. In 2010, Marcus graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor's Degree in history from Ohio State University and, in 2015, acquired a Master's Degree in the History of Christianity from Yale University.
Choice Books CEO
Ken Gonyer of Broadway, Virginia, is the CEO of Choice Books, a national distributor of inspirational reading material. He and his wife Karen are authors of two books: How Do I Stop Stressing About Money? and The Good Life: Finding Joy, Peace, and Simplicity in a Stressed-Out World. Ken studied at James Madison University and Liberty University. A member of Toastmasters International since 2007, Ken’s experience as a public speaker has taught him the value of storytelling as an integral part of effective communication.
LeRoy Hershberger got his start in storytelling by entertaining his nieces and nephews. He tells
stories of growing up Amish, from nature, folk-lore and sacred wisdom. Leroy grew up in
Wisconsin and has lived in Reno County Kansas since 1984. He has a degree in English from
Yale University, repairs farm machinery, teaches High School shop class, likes to travel and
loves snowboarding. His most formative adult adventure was a year spent with the MCC
trainee program working on small dairy farms in Switzerland and Southern Germany. Leroy
believes that storytelling not only delights but also enlightens and heals. Storytelling is a
distinctly human characteristic & everyone should do it.
mt. hope event center
millersburg, oh 44654
day 1 - 4/10
day 2 - 4/11
The Choice Books Story
Steve and Annie Chapman
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