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Family Camp Week 1

July 29-August 4, 2023

Guest Bios

Speaker - Steve Geyer

Speaker, Author, Comedian, Pastor, Consultant & Coach. Steve hails from the USA and is a favourite among the Family Camp crowd! His heart for people shines bright, and his desire to have those people encounter the living God remains strong. He’ll have you splitting your sides in laughter, but also brings a relevant message of God’s love and who we are as followers of Jesus. You won’t want to miss this special opportunity to connect with Steve! Steve has authored 2 books: 2016 - Shameless “Set free from the mask”, and 2022 - Who the Pooh Are You? Both will be available for sale at the camp.

Worship - John Matthew Goodwin & Worship With Us Team

John Matthew Goodwin is a lover of God who is determined to see and experience the fullness of the Holy Spirit that Jesus promised. With more than 15 years of full-time ministry experience (including 10 years at Elgin Missionary Church), JM is becoming more passionate all the time about leading people into intimate encounters with God in worship, and sharing the truth of God’s abundant life with others. JM is married to Kim, has three awesome kiddos, and works as part of the Worship With Us Ministries team – an organization that ministers in Ontario and Eastern Europe by preaching, teaching, praying for people, leading worship, and more. Check out for information.

Comedian - Dan Viola

Smart, Clean Comedy! Dan Viola has traveled the U.S. as a comedian, working with acts such as Jon Stewart, Rob Schneider, Kevin Nealon, SNL's Jay Pharoah, Sam Kinison, Steven Wright, and The Shirelles, and was also the host of the comedy game show "The Battle of Wits". As a husband and father of 7 kids, Dan connects with any audience, especially those willing to think "outside of the gutter." Drawing on his background as a game show host, parent, teacher, coach, and salesman, he delivers energetic and relevant entertainment. Dan promises to deliver more than enough laughs to make the night a huge success.

Comedian - Dan Kulp

Dan Kulp is a Comedian, Actor, and Author. Three of his four children are adopted and have special needs (Down syndrome and Autism, Alfi’s syndrome, spina bifida). He also has four siblings with Down syndrome. *After the birth of his brother in 1971, Dan’s parents adopted three more children with Down syndrome, becoming a family with nine kids! This gave him a unique perspective on the value of life. PBS and Newsweek Magazine did a feature on them which aired internationally, and The National Enquirer did a two-page spread about the Kulps! Now, Dan and his wife have carried on the legacy. *You will laugh as Dan describes his parenting foibles. You will be moved to tears as he tells how his wife’s experiences with the infamous “dying rooms” led to adoption. You will be inspired by their son Simon, who was abandoned in the woods on the day he was born and became whom the Kulps have been told is the first with Down syndrome adopted out of China to the U.S. *Dan has twice appeared on Good Morning America (in comedy videos) and is author of Confounding the Wise: A Celebration of Life, Love, Laughter, Adoption and the Joy of Children with Special Needs. He is a sought-after keynote speaker and was named one of the top ten most effective fundraiser speakers by the Ambassadors Speakers Bureau. This year, Dan was the winner of the Salvation Army’s prestigious Media Award for 2022. He shares his humor at banquets, corporate events, conferences, churches, camps, colleges, special needs organizations, schools and clubs all around the U.S.

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