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July 1 - 6, 2019

Lipscomb University

Nashville, Tennessee 

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Join us for our International Convention! Practice leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills in a high-energy, Christ-centered environment. Renowned guest speakers, advanced labs, and themed activities give students and coaches at every level a chance to develop competence and character while working alongside peers and mentors who are passionate about making a difference in today's culture.


  • Special Labs and Training
  • International Championship
  • International Student Leader Reception
  • Leader Breakfast
  • Theme Party
  • Synergy Reception
  • Coaches Luncheon
  • Formal Banquet
  • Inspiring Guest Speakers

If you have any questions regarding meals, housing, etc, please check our FAQ page or connect with us via our live chat at the bottom of this page. We would ask that you do not contact Lipscomb University directly.


Kathleen Edelman

Speaker and Author

Utilizing over 25+ years in Christian counseling/coaching experience and 10+ years in sales management, business leadership experience, coupled with program development, organization skills and communication expertise to fulfill the duties of a position that stimulates, encourages and impacts the lives of individuals to meet their potential both personally and spiritually. Expert in temperament and communication. Helping people become the best authentic version of themselves. Speaker and Author. Christian speaking topics, Temperaments, Communication, High school and College Path, Parenting, Relationships, and Marriage.

Jeannie Burlowski

Speaker, Author

Jeannie Burlowski is a full time academic strategist and speaker, and she is the author of the book LAUNCH: How to Get Your Kids Through College Debt-Free and Into Jobs They Love Afterward. Her writing and speaking help parents set their kids up to graduate college debt-free and move directly into careers they excel at and love. Her work has been featured in publications such as The Huffington Post, USA Today, NerdWallet, and US News and World Report.

Wendell Moon

Brand Architect

Wendell is impacting the marketplace as a Brand Architect, transforming businesses through dynamic storytelling. His creative consultancy has collaborated with Red Hat (IBM subsidiary), Chiro-CEO (co-founded by Dr. Josh Axe), Tidelift, GiANT, and Lenovo. With 150+ hours in film and television, Wendell’s production portfolio includes Netflix, Discovery Channel, NBC, and CNN. Wendell is passionate about creating impactful experiences through written and visual storytelling. He lives in Nashville with his wife and newborn son.

Nancy Reece

Mentor, Coach, Teacher

As a little girl growing up on a farm in Indiana, Nancy learned to do things well, get them done quickly, and move on to the next chore that needed to be done. She brought that tenacity and grit to her professional world, serving for 20+ years in the YMCA movement before managing her own business for 12 years. Along the way, God taught her that people are always more precious and important than a to-do list, and that a life without solitude and quiet bears little fruit. The lessons were difficult, requiring increasing quiet, trust and obedience. A slow transformation began to unfold as she learned to listen and surrender – from farm girl to wife, leader to servant, from speaker to listener, and executive to encourager. She discovered how to accomplish more by doing less. Today Nancy mentors and equips women leaders to choose well, lead well, and love well.

Dana Hagood

USAA Executive Director, Human Resources Regional Operations

Dana Michael Hagood currently works as the Executive Director, Human Resources Regional Operations for USAA and is responsible for coordinating the Human Resources function for the Colorado Springs campus (workforce of approximately 1,875 employees). He joined USAA in 1991. Dana has an extensive HR background to include: Recruitment/sourcing, Employee Relations and Conflict Resolution, Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion, Performance & Change Management, Compensation, Training and Benefits/Payroll administration. He is also a Culture Shaping Facilitator. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from the University of Northern Colorado. He also currently holds the Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR) designation. He has worked in the banking, aerospace, insurance and financial services industries. Dana is married, is the proud father of 6 children and equally proud of his 6 grandchildren.

Dr. Teresa M. Moon

ICC President/CEO

ICC founder, Dr. Teresa Moon continues to serve as the organization’s President and CEO. Her mentees have spoken at the White House, Congress, the G8 Summit, the United Nations and in a dozen other countries. After 30 years of training organizational leaders, teachers, parents, students, and youth workers in every state in America, and in Canada, China, and Singapore, Dr. Moon is more committed than ever to equipping authentic leaders who engage and transform culture. Dr. Moon is a nationally recognized speaker, leadership consultant, author, communications coach, and President of Communicators Advantage Project (CAP), a publishing and consulting company. Teresa enjoys thought provoking books and movies, leisurely lunches and walks, bold coffees and ideas, and brainstorming culture and the future with Millennials. Her favorite Millennials are her two grown sons, Wendell and Devin. Teresa and her husband David call Tennessee home.

Mary Gunther

ICC Chief Influence Officer

Mary Gunther understands what it means to operate in a rapidly changing environment. And she likes it that way! A graduate in the 2nd class of women from the United States Naval Academy in 1981 and mother of nine, she has been involved in leadership education for the past 25+ years. After attending her first ICC conference in 2005, she brought ICC conferences to Maryland and started the first ICC Chapter. Mary’s interests are varied and diverse: from graphic design, organizational health, strategic action, latest tech trends, and visual storytelling. Along with her experience and training in leadership development, Mary holds a certificate in Art Integration across Curriculum from the Kennedy Center in Washington DC as well as a certificate in Christian Nonprofit Leadership from Christian Leadership Alliance. She assumed her current role  Chief Influence Officer in May 2017. Mary lives in Annapolis MD with her husband and a rapidly changing at any time number of children.

An Normand

ICC Curriculum Development

A physical therapist by training, An worked with typically- and atypically-developing children for twenty years before making a careershift. She began homeschooling her children full-time, and in the past 8 years, has found her niche in ICC where she can fulfill one of her passions: equipping and mentoring adults. An is of Belgian descent and a strong advocate for intergenerational and intercultural communication. She loves learning by immersion and is excited to be joining ICCs IMPACT team traveling to East Asia. An loves the Lord and her vision is to be a reflective listener who creatively reframes thinking so that others can discover the freedom which comes from aligning our wills to His.

Cassandra Shepherd

ICC Director, International Relations

Cassandra spent her growing up years on sheep and cattle farms in New Zealand before completing a degree in Management Studies with a focus on Organisational Development and Change. Her experiences in the army, the agriculture industry, farm education, business lending as a relationship manager, living abroad, and in educating her own children make her uniquely qualified as a mentor and leader. In 2014 Cassandra and her girls attended an ICC event in Singapore. She found a community where she could contribute her diverse talents and her passion for people and strategic planning. She now serves as the Director of International Relations, based in Singapore. She enjoys networking with people from different cultures and helping people to catch a vision for the possibilities God has in store for them and their families.

Nicole Ricks

ICC Global Director | Student Leadership

Nicole Ricks loves young people and her life reflects that call. For over 9 years, she has served and mentored both students and adults. As Director of Student Leadership, Nicole is an innovator who is intentionally challenging and supporting Area and Global Student Leadership Teams as well as the adult liaisons around the globe. She has launched new online curriculum and created tools to support the growth and development of her teams. Currently finishing her degree in Nursing and mentoring her five children, she is a natural nurturer, a lover of fun and friendship, and a pursuer of excellence.

Dr. John McLean

ICC Board Member and Businessman

Dr. John McLean sees a better future — he’s a visionary and an entrepreneur. His latest project is the building of a string of micro-hospitals in the U.S. All of his six children received years of ICC training, and he’s convinced that his two grandchildren, who participate in an ICC chapter currently, will be prepared for their futures because of it. East Asia is special to him; three of his adopted children are of Asian descent, and he has done years of work with a Philippine orphanage. This is his third trip to East Asia with an ICC team! He believes in the benefit of the ICC training and has frequently backed that up with donations to make it possible for students to experience the transformation of the ICC community.

Gary Guther

Director, Capital Investment Programs, United States Navy

Retired United States Naval Commander and Licensed Professional Engineer, Gary Gunther currently serves as the Director of Capital Investments Programs for the United States Navy. During his 22 year long career in the Navy, Gary served at sea as a Surface Warfare Officer on USS Elmer Montgomery (FF-1082) as well as an engineering instructor at Surface Warfare Officers School Basic before transferring to the Civil Engineer Corps, where he was responsible for civil engineering projects at the Naval Hospital Bethesda, Naval Station Guam, Submarine Force U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, and Public Works Center Pearl Harbor Hawaii. After retiring from the Navy, he led the efforts of a government and contractor team which was responsible for the information management and telecommunications portion of the renovation of the Pentagon prior to and following the 9/11 attacks. Later he transitioned to government civil service and was the Deputy Branch Head for the Enterprise Integration Branch. In his current role, he provides management for a sustainment budget of $2.7B in the Navy’s Shore facilities for new construction, repair, sustainment, and demolition.


Young Communicators for Christ (6 - 10 year olds)

Young Communicators for Christ (YCC) explore our iCON theme: Changing Perception while learning they already have influence. These young communicators will learn and practice the basics of excellent storytelling using their eyes, voice, body, mind, and energy.


Starts Monday, July 1. Five nights.

LEAP (11 - 12 year olds)

These speakers will discover and practice using ICC’s public speaking formula (P3 + R3 = C3). They will exercise communicating with confidence, compassion, and conviction. All the while, they will enjoy safe and interactive learning environments with fun-loving, relevant instructors.


Starts Monday, July 1. Five nights.

iEMPOWER (13-18 year olds)

13-18 year olds will receive training in competence, character, and connection. These influencers will build communication and leadership skills through challenging and fun hands-on activities, interactive peer discussions, and the practice of soft skills in a safe environment.


Starts Monday, July 1. Five nights.

Apprentices (APPs)

Speakers who participate in the Apprentice track will help prepare for and lead the YCC speakers in a variety of activities and lessons. Apprentices will assist iCON interns and staff with responsibilities in track management. Apprentices also are mentored in labs that catapult their emerging leadership skills to the next level.


Starts Monday, July 1. Five nights.

Recommended Staff Assistant (RSA)

As a Recommended Staff Assistant (RSA) you'll be working on a team of your peers to create an experience both "behind the scenes" and on the stage. You'll be developing your skills as a character-driven servant leader as you support special events, and set up and take down facility venues, and prep for events within the event. While spending time in community, you’ll receive training in leadership and followership; event preparation; servant leadership; team dynamics; emotional intelligence; intergenerational working relationships; and a host of relevant topics for today’s emerging leaders. The iCON experience will launch you into readiness for your future ICC leadership roles.


Starts Sunday, June 30. Includes required iRSA online training ($99 value) beginning April in the Academy. RSA’s are required to stay in on-campus housing.




Starts Monday, July 1. Five nights.


Elise Normand
Spring Intern

Chloe Whitehead
Spring Intern

Jonathan Ricks
iCON staff

Caitlin Krengel
iCON Staff

Charlotte Gunther
Kitchen/Meals Steward and PREP Steward

Josh Krengel
Media Production Steward

Jessica Shepherd
Administrative Support Steward

Keri Wood
Media PREP Steward

Miguel Carrion
Communication Steward and PREP Steward

Noah Cruce
Property and Transportation Steward

Teresa Moon
President / CEO

Mary Gunther
Chief Influence Officer

Yvonne Hagood
iCON Event Coordinator

Nicole Ricks
Director, Student Leadership

Eunice Au
Director, ICC Academy

Cassandra Shepherd
Director, International Relations

Dede Ruff
Tournament Director, ICCFS International Championship

Anna Carrion

Libby O’Linger

Deborah Mackall

Kate Wood
Bookstore & Housing

Dijea Young
Asst. Tournament Director & Text Service Coordinator

Tina Moser

Sara Clampitt

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Interested in sponsoring at the ICC International Convention: 2019?

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