October 2-3, 2020

St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center

Featured Guests

Bianca Juarez Olthoff 

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Bianca Juarez Olthoff is a bible-teaching, word-slanging MexiRican who is passionate about raising up a generation of people passionate about Jesus Christ. As an author and speaker, she knows the power of words and wields them wisely. As a church planter (www.tfhoc.org) and leader, she is committed to proclaiming the gospel domestically and internationally. For more information, follow along on social media or visit BiancaOlthoff.com

Craig Groeschel

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Craig Groeschel is the founding and senior pastor of Life.Church, an innovative multi-site church that started in a two-car garage in Edmond, Oklahoma in January 1996. While Life.Church has grown over the years, its mission remains the same: to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. Under Craig’s leadership, the church has become known for its innovative use of technology to spread the Gospel, launching the first fully digital church experience and the most downloaded mobile Bible app in history, YouVersion. He is passionate about serving the global Church and providing relief and restoration to people and communities all over the world. Craig and his wife, Amy, live in the Edmond, Oklahoma area and have six children. To learn more about Craig, visit craiggroeschel.com.

Alex Seeley

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Alex Seeley is a passionate communicator and teacher of the Word. Possessing a unique ability to reveal how the Word of God is applicable to our everyday lives, Alex shares openly about how the power of God has proven real in her own life. Known for her boldness and tenacity, you’ll love the way Jesus shines through her. Born and raised in Australia, Alex served as an Executive Pastor at a church in Melbourne for nearly 20 years.

Having relocated with her family to Nashville in 2012, Alex and her husband Henry, began to open their home on Tuesday nights. Their heart was for people to worship, encounter God and build genuine community in a city where people’s personal and spiritual lives often succumb to the transient nature of ‘life on the road’. By February 2014, their basement was filled to capacity and as a result The Belonging Co. church was born. The vision of the Belonging Co. is for people to experience Jesus in an authentic way that affects every area of their life. Encounter over entertainment, intimacy over industry and presence over presentation continues to be the mandate for the church.
As Senior Pastors of the Belonging Co., Alex and Henry call Nashville home where they live with their two children, Holly and Taylor.

Andi Andrew

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Wife, mom, pastor, author, speaker and founder of She Is Free, Andi loves to rally people to the cause of Christ and see them awaken fully to the freedom they have in Him. Andi is the cofounder and co pastor with her husband Paul, of the multisite Liberty Church, established in 2010. In 2015 she launched the She is Free Conference, in order to equip women to find freedom, strength, and wholeness in spirit, soul and body. A frequent speaker all over the world, she and Paul have four children and live in Brooklyn, NY. Learn more about Andi at andiandrew.com.

Susie Larson

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Susie Larson is a national speaker, author, and the host of the daily talk show, Middays with Susie Larson, heard on the Faith Radio Network. Susie has written 16 books and many articles. She’s been a guest on Focus on the Family, The Life Today Show, Family Life Today and as well as many other media outlets. In both 2016 and 2017 Susie was nominated and voted into the top ten groups for the National John Maxwell Leadership Award. Susie co-hosted Focus on the Family’s Everyday Relationships with Dr. Greg Smalley. She’s the regular backup guest host for Chris Fabry Live, heard across on the nation on Moody Radio. Susie has been married to her dear husband Kevin since 1985 and together they have three wonderful sons, three beautiful daughters-in-law, one amazing grandson, and one adorable pit bull named Memphis. Susie’s passion is to see people everywhere awakened to the value of their soul, the depth of God’s love, and the height of their calling in Christ Jesus.

Amber Gerstmann

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Amber is a wife, mama, pastor, worship leader, runner, photographer, Bible teacher, coffee inhaler, and Thrive Conference Advisor! She is excited to be back as an emcee for her sixth year.

Visit Amber’s blog: awideopenspace.com.

Emmanuel LIVE

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Emmanuel LIVE is a dynamic, passionate, and spirit-led worship band that is part of the worship ministry of Emmanuel Christian Center in Minneapolis, MN. 

The band has recorded multiple albums, including Strong to Save, which released #2 on iTunes Christian and Gospel charts. Shine Brighter, which debuted at #2 on iTunes, and What We Hope For, which gained attention on iTunes charts and with Worship Leader Magazine. Their latest albums, Just Want You, Volume 1 and Just Want You, Volume 2, are available on all platforms. Search Emmanuel LIVE on iTunes, Amazon, or Spotify.



Friday PM

  • 12:00 – Registration / Exhibitors Open
  • 2:00 – Sisterhood Leadership 1 (included in Thrive ticket)
  • 3:00 – Break
  • 3:30 – Sisterhood Leadership 2 (included in Thrive ticket)
  • 4:30 – Dinner on Your Own (on-site + off-site options)
  • 4:30 – VIP Dinner with Speaker(s) (for VIP ticket holders)
  • 7:00 – Thrive Celebration Session 1
  • 9:30 – Thrive Girlfriends Party

Saturday AM

  • 7:00 – Registration / Exhibitors Open
  • 7:30 – Auditorium Doors Open
  • 8:30 – Thrive Celebration Session 2
  • 9:30 – Break
  • 10:00 – Hope Celebration + Thrive Celebration Session 3
  • 11:30 – Lunch on Your Own (on-site + off-site options)
  • 11:30 – Student Lunch (first 130 students to register)

Saturday PM

  • 1:00 – Thrive Celebration Session 4
  • 2:30 – Break
  • 3:00 – Thrive Celebration Session 5

Resources & Accomodations

Homewood Suites by Hilton St. Cloud - $149 or $169
  • $149 + tax/night – 1 King Bed Studio
  • $169 + tax/night – 2 Queen Beds 1 Bedroom Suite
  • Rates available between Oct 1-3, 2020
  • Book online
  • 115 37th Ave N, St Cloud
  • Located of Hwy 15, near Crossroads Center, within walking distance of a couple restaurants; pool, continental breakfast
Hampton Inn & Suites St. Cloud - $149
  • $149 + tax/night – 2 Queen Beds Studio Suite
  • Rate available between Oct 1 – 3, 2020
  • Book online
  • 145 37th Ave N, St Cloud, MN 56303
  • Located off of Hwy 15 near Crossroads Center, within walking distance of a couple restaurants; pool, continental breakfast
Hilton Garden Inn St. Cloud - $149
  • $149/night + taxes
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • Rate available between Oct 1-3, 2020
  • Book online
  • 550 Division St, Waite Park
  • Located off of Hwy 15. Connected to the new Park event center. Onsite dining available, within walking distance of 3 restaurants; pool, made to order breakfast buffet for $10.95 + tax/person.
Courtyard by Marriott - $161 to $181
  • $161-$181 + tax/night
  • Call 320-654-1661 to book
  • Mention “Bridging the Gap Thrive Conference”
  • 404 West St. Germaine St, St. Cloud
  • Downtown St. Cloud, Skyway to River’s Edge Convention Center, 5th Avenue Grille Onsite, Pool
Best Western Plus Kelly Inn - $109
  • $109.00 + tax/night
  • Call 320-253-0606
  • Mention “Bridging the Gap Thrive Conference”
  • 100 4th Ave S, St. Cloud
  • Downtown St. Cloud, Attached to the River’s Edge Convention Center, Pool, Green Mill Restaurant Onsite
Country Inn & Suites East - $140
  • $140 + tax/night
  • Call 320-252-8282
  • Mention “Bridging the Gap Thrive Conference”
  • 120 7th Ave SE, St Cloud
  • Located off of Hwy 10, minutes from downtown & restaurants; pool, continental breakfast
Country Inn & Suites West - $115 to $135
  • $115 – $135 + tax/night
  • Call 320-259-8999
  • Mention “Bridging the Gap Thrive Conference”
  • 253 Park Avenue S, St. Cloud
Holiday Inn Express & Suites - $124
  • $124 + tax/night
  • Call 320-240-8000
  • Mention “Bridging the Gap Thrive Conference”
  • 4322 Clearwater Road, St. Cloud
  • Located off of I-94; Pool, Continental Breakfast
Residence Inn by Marriott *Brand New* - $154 to $174
  • $154 to $174 + tax/night
  • Call 320-640-0200
  • Mention “Bridging the Gap Thrive Conference”
  • 450 Division St, Waite Park
  • Located right off of Hwy 15. Connected to the new Park Event Center. Onsite dining available, within walking distance of 3 restaurants; pool, continental breakfast
Quality Inn - $99
  • $99 + tax/night
  • Call 320-251-1500
  • Mention “2020 Bridging the Gap Thrive Conference”
  • 4040 2nd Street S, St. Cloud
  • Located off Hwy 15. Old Chicago Restaurant attached; pool, continental breakfast

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Conference Location
River’s Edge Convention Center
10 4th Ave S
St Cloud, MN 56301


Phone – (612) 332-2400

“Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think….”
–Ephesians 3:20 (NASB)