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FEBRUARY 9, 2019
experience it.
One inspiring, power-packed day (9 AM – 4 PM) designed to help men in our region get stronger in their faith, character, and influence. Don’t miss this engaging (and fun) regional conference held at Hillside Moncton.   Come join us for inspiring messages, energetic worship and practical breakout sessions.  It’s shaping up to be a day to remember where we’ll tackle some real issues, provide some real insights, and offer some real hope. Don’t miss it!
Todd Petkau

Todd Petkau
Lead Pastor, Riverwood Church Community
Winnipeg, MB

A gifted communicator and innovative leader from western Canada, Todd is fired up about serving as our keynote speaker at Stronger 2019. For the past 23 years, he has been leading Riverwood (a church he and his wife planted in 1995) into becoming a thriving multi-site church in Winnipeg known for raising up passionate followers of Christ while also serving the practical needs of the hurting and marginalized in that city. Todd is looking forward to calling men to a stronger level of calling, hope, and influence as an unstoppable force for good in today’s world. In addition to his passion for ministry, Todd is also passionate about his marriage, family with three beautiful daughters, and watching God restore lives as only God can.

“Your family needs you to be stronger. Your boss would love it if you were stronger. God Himself is betting on you getting stronger. But if becoming stronger was easy, everyone would be doing it. It’s not! So, we’re going to dig a little deeper and push a little further. We’re going to go places most men will never venture in a quest to become stronger in a day.” Todd Petkau

grander vision.

Keith Parlee
CEO, Apex Industries & Harvest House Board Chair
Moncton, NB

We’re pleased to welcome Keith Parlee, CEO of Apex Industries and Board Chair of Harvest House Atlantic, as our marketplace speaker to share a keynote address on becoming a stronger influence. We look forward to being challenged on how we can utilize our life experiences and learnings to give back, and make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Keith has a wealth of executive business experience with a career spanning more than 25 years where he has held varied positions in Halifax, St. Catharine’s, Toronto, and Moncton. Since relocating to Moncton in 1995, he has served as the President/co-owner of a privately held company before joining Apex Industries in 2010 where he currently holds the post of Chief Executive Officer. In addition to his career, he has had the pleasure of serving as board chair of Harvest House Atlantic for many years helping to provide strategic leadership to this fast-growing community organization known for offering real hope to those who are lonely, addicted and hurting in our city.


Jerry Reddy
Senior Pastor, Hillside Baptist
Moncton, NB

Jerry is a seasoned church leader having led Hillside through many seasons of growth and healthy transition over the past 25 years. Heavily engaged in their very active Band of Brothers men’s ministry over the past several years, he has seen hundreds of men from all ages and stages of their journey spurred on toward lives of greater kingdom influence through their main events. On behalf of the Band of Brothers team, Jerry is pleased to serve as Conference Host.



Practical workshops led by a solid team of local presenters from the Moncton area including pastors, educators, a physician and lawyer.  Each topic will be presented in the morning and afternoon so you will be able to choose your two favorites.  Click on each of the following topics to learn more.

Loving Mondays: It’s Not Just a Job, It’s a Calling
Martin Goguen
General Counsel Defense Attorney, NB Legal Aid
Healthy Lifestyle: Managing Stress By Taking Time For Personal Renewal
Dr. Gordon Dow
Medical Doctor/Infectious Disease Specialist
Building Bridges with Millennials: Wise Ways to Engage the Next Generation
Adams Townsend
Young Adults Pastor at Hillside Baptist Church
What Kids Need Most in a Dad
Dave Steeves
Associate Pastor at Hillside Baptist Church
Life Balance: Winning Ways to Survive Your Schedule
Joel Gorveatte
Lead Pastor at Moncton Wesleyan Church
Issues in Navigating a Post-Christian Culture in Canada Today
Sheldon MacLeod
Regional Director, Atlantic Canada for the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
Money Management: Lessons I Wish I Had Learned Years Ago
Bryan Taylor
Retired Teacher & High School Principal, Professor at Crandall University
Rethinking the Retirement Years: A Fresh Perspective for Leveraging the Later Years of Life
Malcolm Card
Retired Pastor, Missionary & Former Board Chair for Canadian Baptist Ministries
8:30 am Doors Open
9:00 am Worship Set, Main Session #1 with Todd Petkau, [Auditorium]
10:15 am Morning Break, Refreshments, Snacks
10:30 am Breakout Session #1 [Breakout Rooms]
11:30 am Grander Vision – Keith Parlee [Auditorium]
12:15 pm Transition to Lunch [Auditorium]
12:30 pm Lunch, Roast Beef Dinner [Auditorium]
1:30 pm Breakout Session #2 [Breakout Rooms]
2:30 pm Transition to Auditorium, Refreshments
2:45 pm Worship Set [Auditorium]
3:00 pm Main Session #2, Todd Petkau, Discussion or Q&A [Auditorium]
4:00 pm Closing [Auditorium]


Registration is closed for our 2019 conference.  Click on the Facebook icon below to access our Facebook page.  While there hit the Like button to get updates for Stronger 20.  See you next time!

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Early Bird Rate Until February 3rd, 2019

Is this only available for Hillside attenders?
No.  We would like as many Hillside men to attend as possible but we are also encouraging men from other Atlantic Canadian churches to come as well.  We will be actively partnering with other local Christian churches to invite men from their congregations.  However, we are expecting God to provide a sellout so please register ASAP to guarantee your spot.
How much does it cost and what is included in the registration fee?
The registration fee is $40 through February 3rd, 2019.  After that the fee goes up to $50.  The day includes guest speakers, worship music, a selection of two breakout sessions a la carte, a dinner style lunch, snacks and beverages.
Where is it taking place?
The conference is being hosted at Hillside Baptist in Moncton.  This venue is ideally suited for conferences and has repeatedly hosted The Global Leadership Summit, Believability and the Canadian Youth Workers Conference.  The church is located at 2290 Mountain Road in Moncton, New Brunswick.
Can I bring a friend?
Absolutely!  Just ensure that you register them online so that we can guarantee them a spot.
Do I need to select my two breakout sessions before February 9th?
No.  On the day of the event you will simply go to whichever sessions you are most interested in.
Can youth attend?
Yes.  The workshops are not typically geared towards teenagers but if you think your young adult male would benefit from the day then we would certainly welcome them.  Be sure to register them in advance to ensure we have room for them.