Family Leadership Summit invitees announced

Family Leadership Summit invitees announced


The FAMiLY LEADER has announced the list of invited speakers – some confirmed to attend, some yet unconfirmed – to the 2019 Family Leadership Summit on Friday, July 12, at the Ron Pearson Center in West Des Moines, Iowa.

The list includes prominent names from the faith community, culture, and government – including Pastor Tony Evans, comedian Brad Stine, and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. Not all of the invitees, however, have confirmed their attendance.

“We’ve had so many people ask us who will be speaking this year, we felt it necessary to make an announcement about who we’ve invited,” says Bob Vander Plaats, president and CEO of The FAMiLY LEADER. “At the same time, amid a busy political year leading up to the presidential caucuses, many of the invited speakers can’t yet officially confirm their acceptance.

“So today we’re releasing the list of the invitees to reaffirm that attendees can expect the same, inspiring blend of national faith, culture, and government leaders that makes The Family Leadership Summit such a unique and can’t-miss event,” Vander Plaats said.

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The list of invitees includes U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, Blaze TV personality Steve Deace, Dr. Tony Evans, author and youth evangelist Nick Hall, Rob Roozeboom of Rise Ministries, actor and comedian Brad Stine, and U.S. Sens. Tom Cotton, Joni Ernst, Chuck Grassley, James Lankford, Ben Sasse, and Tim Scott.

The list includes only those whose invitations remain outstanding. Earlier this year, The FAMiLY LEADER made national headlines by inviting to the Summit the top seven Democrats (by polling average) seeking the presidential nomination. But as all seven declined the invitation, their names are not included in the announcement.

Additional announcements will be made as invitees confirm their attendance.