Named the “Most Influential Photographer on the Internet” by Huffington Post, Forbes and Yahoo in 2014, Jeremy Cowart is an award-winning photographer, artist, and entrepreneur whose mission in life is to "explore the intersection of creativity and empathy." Jeremy has published four books and is a sought-after speaker, having presented at TEDx, the United Nations and creative conferences across the country. His latest endeavor is The Purpose Hotel, a planned global for-profit hotel chain designed to fuel the work of not-for-profit organizations. He’s the founder of a global photography movement, Help-Portrait, a mobile social networking app called OKDOTHIS, and an online teaching platform, See University. He lives in Nashville, TN, with his wife and four children, two of whom they recently adopted from Haiti. https://www.jeremycowart.com
Taanis Ryan Bellerose
Taanis recalls one Christmas Day when she was in the hospital facing the possibility of having both her legs amputated from the knees down due to shooting up with drugs. Taanis was very ill and the Doctor told her that her chances of surviving for another year were slim. Taanis was also facing the possibility of a 7-year jail sentence. During one of her darkest moments, she yelled to the heavens “I don’t want to die” and Taanis asked God to prove that He existed. Taanis is here today to share what God did and is still doing in her life.