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Life and Leadership Forum

Join us for an evening of conversation with Kara Powell about

Raising a Strong Generation

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Ocean Institute, Dana Point, CA
6:30PM  VIP Reception |  7:30PM Main Event | Dessert Reception


Reservations are required and available online:

Dr. Kara Powell is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) and a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary. Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 Women You Should Know.” Kara serves as a Youth and Family Strategist for Orange, and also speaks regularly at parenting and leadership conferences. Dr. Powell is the author or coauthor of a number of books, including growing Young, The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family, Sticky Faith Curriculum, Can I Ask That?, Deep Justice Journeys, Deep Justice in a Broken World, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, and the Good Sex Youth Ministry Curriculum. 

In addition, Dr. Powell volunteers in student ministries at Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena. She was a College Pastor at Lake Avenue Church (1995–1998) and was the associate youth minister at San Diego First Assembly of God (1991–1995). During college, Kara gained an ongoing commitment to church/parachurch partnerships during her time on Young Life Student Staff in the Stanford area.

Dr. Powell lives in Pasadena with her husband, Dave, who is a medical device engineer, and their children, Nathan, Krista, and Jessica.

The Annual Life & Leadership Forum is a fundraising event centered on the core our mission: To provide educational excellence in a Christ-centered environment. The event includes engaging Christian speakers and provides an opportunity to support God's work in Christian education by financially giving to Capistrano Valley Christian Schools. The Life & Leadership Forum is a fundraising event to benefit the mission and students of Capistrano Valley Christian Schools.

Previous speakers include: Author of the New York Times Best-Selling book, Love Does Bob Goff, Best-Selling Author and President of Barna Group, David Kinnaman, Best-Selling Author and Founder of Q Ideas, Gabe Lyon, Author on Christian parenting in a secular world, Natasha Crain.