Emerge Men’s Conference

April 25-27, 2024 | Campo, CA
April 25-27, 2024

Emerge Ranch
2445 LA POSTA RD CAMPO, CA 91906

$179-$229 / person

Tent & RV camping are allowed onsite.
You are fully responsible for paying for and bringing your own tent and RV.

The cost of your registration
DOES NOT include food this year

This allows us to lower the registration price overall

Jurgen Matthesius

Conference Host

Jurgen Matthesius is the founder of Awaken Church - a thriving, life-giving church in multiple locations throughout San Diego County, and another campus in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is a dynamic communicator and has masterfully developed leaders and teams from within their church community.

Jurgen is the author of Push, Awaken, Leadersight, God in Hollywood, and Walk on Water. He and his wife, Leanne, serve together in San Diego, where they live with their daughter and three sons.

Leanne Matthesius

Awaken Lead Pastor

Pastor Leanne Matthesius has been in full-time ministry for over 25 years and currently leads Awaken Church, a thriving, multigenerational, multicampus church that is known nationwide for being fresh, real, and powerful alongside her husband Pastor Jurgen Matthesius.

A prophetess and sought-after speaker, Leanne moves powerfully in the anointing of God, seeing people released from the mental, emotional, and relational limitations that have kept them from becoming all that God has designed them to be. Listen to her messages on Youtube, Spotify, iTunes, or read her recently published book titled "Get Wisdom".

Tommy Barnett

Conference Speaker

Pastor Tommy Barnett is the Global Pastor of one of the largest Assemblies of God churches in the U.S., Dream City Church in Phoenix, Arizona. The church has become known as “The Church with a Heart” because of its extensive ministry outreaches, and each year, thousands give their lives to Jesus Christ, and hundreds are baptized.

Pastor Barnett is the Chancellor of Southeastern University, which named its ministry school the Barnett College of Ministry and Theology. In 1994, Pastor Barnett and his son Matthew also co-founded The Dream Center in Los Angeles, an inner-city church and outreach center that touches the lives of 50,000 people each month.

Tommy Barnett continues to serve as the Co-Pastor of The Dream Center. Under his leadership, Dream City Church birthed the Phoenix Dream Center, which is now widely recognized not only for reaching the needy in the greater Phoenix area, but also for being a leader in helping to deliver those trapped in human trafficking. Pastor Barnett is honored to serve on the Board of Directors of Joyce Meyer Ministries and several other prominent international ministries. He is the author of many books, including Multiplication, Hidden Power, Enlarge Your Circle of Love, Reaching Your Dreams, The Power of a Half Hour, Your Great Adventure, and now the newly released book: “What If?”

Pastor Barnett has authored more than 50 church growth programs, including The Saturday Soulwinning Society, which has been used all over the world by thousands of churches and leaders to teach their people how to win souls to Christ.

Luke Barnett

Conference Speaker

Luke is Senior Pastor of Dream City Church (DCC), with eight campuses and a church body of over 30,000 people. He is driven by a God-inspired vision to see Arizona become known as a Christian state. Pastor Luke is a passionate advocate of human trafficking rescue and humanitarian relief. The Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Colorado City Dream Centers, along with StreetLightUSA, now house the world's largest human trafficking rescue and recovery programs, earning a 92% success rate with over 2,800 girls rescued to date, some as young as nine years old.

Luke has led the outreach arm of Dream City Church to be stronger than ever through ministries that reach locally, regionally, and globally; Thrive, Where Hope Lives, StreetlightUSA, Mom's Pantry, Adopt-A-Block, Celebrate Recovery, Grief Share, and The Dream Centers are great examples of... ''finding a need and filling it, finding a hurt and healing it." The Performing Arts have a special place in Pastor Luke's heart, and one of DCC's longest running events is the annual Celebration of Christmas. Over the past 42 years, this presentation has told the timeless story of Christ' s birth to over 2 million people. It is a Broadway-style spectacle with over 1,000 cast members, flying angels, live animals, and a full live orchestra.

Luke has mentored thousands of pastors and business leaders through DCC's annual "Dream Conference ," filled with practical tools and inspirational teachings. Dream Conference has been responsible for training and inspiring over 200,000 pastors and leaders over the past 42 years. Pastors such as T.D. Jakes, Chris Hodges, and Jentezen Franklin can attest to the life-changing atmosphere of Dream Conference. He has authored ' The Dream Centered Life' in 2015, which is based on his foundational life message and teaches the reader how to have a God-sized Dream.

At Dream City Church, Luke Barnett has made it his mission to establish a place where everyone is welcome, where there is recognition that no one is perfect, and that each and every person matters to God. He has dedicated his entire life's work to serving God and people. Luke Barnett is a charismatic pastor, husband, father, author, international speaker and visionary. Luke and his wife, Angel, have been married over 25 years and have two daughters, Aubrey and Annalee.

Tracey Armstrong


Tracey and Nathalie Armstrong travel throughout the world ministering and demonstrating the heart and mind of Christ as they are used to set people free from the bondage of sin and introduce them to a new intimacy with God. They are also the pastors of The Citadel of Seattle, which is one church in two locations in the Seattle area in Washington. Together with their team, they are committed to reaching this generation that is asleep spiritually and absent in most churches. Tracey and Nathalie are equipping the emerging generation for spiritual, social and economic influence.

A coach to business people and entrepreneurs, Tracey conducts a monthly attitude enhancement meeting for achievers and wealth builders in Seattle, Washington called "Creative Edge", with the goal of introducing business people to their Creator and equipping them to use their God given creativity without limits to achieve and build wealth.

God has raised Tracey up to be an utterance of His voice for this hour, as he ministers under a powerful apostolic mantle and prophetic and healing anointing. His wife Nathalie ministers alongside him and operates under strong teaching and healing gifts. The fire of God's Spirit blazes forth to bring physical and emotional healing to every man, woman, and child who will receive it. Revival continues to burn after Tracey and Nathalie have gone on to touch other cities with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Tracey grew up with a Muslim mother and a grandmother who was Seventh Day Adventist. Disillusioned by religion, Tracey became an atheist. Through the prayers of his grandmother and many others, Tracey had a wonderful revelation of freedom through a relationship with Jesus at the age of 20 after years of drug dealing, drug abuse, and crime. Nathalie, born and raised in Holland, comes from a missionary family and discovered that God had placed His hand on her life at age 11, when her parents took her to a Morris Cerrullo Crusade in Holland. In 1993 Nathalie moved to California to work for an evangelistic ministry and married Tracey two years later.
They have two sons, Tristen Samuel and Yosef Raphael and a daughter Sophia Isabella. Together they are an inseparable husband and wife team.

Tracey was ordained at Covenant Celebration Church in Seattle, Washington and was a youth pastor in Southern California for several years. Since then he has traveled both nationally and internationally as a prophetic voice to this generation. His boldness and powerful anointing builds faith in the most hardened person and change to people's lives everywhere, home and abroad. Tracey and Nathalie are committed to the local church as it moves into its most victorious days with power and purpose.

Rex Crain


Rex Crain is an acclaimed speaker, author, and catalyst for change to Fortune Five Hundred companies, professional athletes, entertainers and people from all walks of life.

As a young man, Rex walked away from a baseball career with the Boston Red Sox to pursue his passion to help people. Rex has devoted the last eighteen years of his life to helping people discover and develop their own unique qualities of greatness. His gift to inspire has taken him around the world to bring strategies and insights to elevate human achievement and performance.

Rex’s passion is to make the world a better place to live by assisting individuals to live their best life. Throughout the years he has unselfishly given his energy and resources to those in need. Rex is considered one of the nations top leaders in peak performance coaching.

Rex, his wife Katrina and daughter Kira live in Los Angeles, California.

Colin Higginbottom

Awaken Boise Campus Pastor

Growing up in the great Northwest state of Washington, Colin received a scholarship to play college soccer at Hawaii Pacific University. Majoring in Business Marketing, Colin’s life was forever shifted his senior year by an encounter with Jesus Christ. After spending 4 years in youth ministry and completing his Masters in Theology, Colin felt a clear call back into the marketplace.

In 2005, Colin pioneered Sustainable Interiors, Inc. which is now operating in 10 states and currently grossing over $50M in annual sales. Colin carries a passion to create wealth for the Kingdom of God and see Godly people and principles established in the marketplace. And called to develop leaders who impact every sphere of culture. Colin is a dynamic communicator and sought after event speaker and business trainer.

In 2022, Colin and his wife Melissa moved their family to Boise, Idaho to launch our Awaken Boise Campus. In April of 2023, Awaken Boise held their first service and currently has multiple services happening every Sunday with hundreds of people being impacted for Jesus in the Treasure Valley!

Jeff Forbes

Emerge Pastor

Jeff Forbes is the Pastor for the Emerge Men’s Ministry and is responsible for the development and growth of the 160 acre Emerge Ranch located in Campo, CA.

Jeff began his journey with Awaken Church in 2014 when he attended the Emerge Conference as a participant and gave his life to Christ. Since attending his first conference, Jeff has grown under the instruction and guidance of Ps Jurgen Matthesius and is now the Men’s Pastor for all of Awaken Church and oversees the largest land development the church has ever undertaken.

Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Jeff joined the United States Marine Corps at the age of 18 and proudly served his country before leaving the service to start his own business and begin his formal ministry education. In addition to his mentorship under Awaken Church, Jeff graduated from Bethel Seminary with a Masters in Theology and has had the opportunity to speak and minister in a growing number of locations.



  • All meals, snacks, and beverages
  • Tent – to sleep in
  • Pillow
  • Towel
  • Snacks
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Clothes -incl- clothes ok with ruining
  • Dress for the weather (rain or shine)
  • Bible / Notebook
  • Pen
  • Flashlight


  • YES Backpacks
  • YES Camping Chairs
  • YES Blankets
  • YES Waterbottles
  • YES Ear Plugs
  • YES Hats
  • YES Lighters
  • YES Phone
  • YES Service Animals
  • Yes Sun Screen
  • YES Waterbottle – reuseable
  • YES Food and Drinks
  • YES Portable Charger
  • YES Coolers


Please have your QR code ready to be scanned (on phone or printed) for check in.
**Check in will begin Thursday, April 25th at Emerge Ranch. ONCE CHECKED IN, LEAVE WRISTBAND ON FOR THE DURATION OF CONFERENCE


  • NO Animals (Service Animals are allowed with documentation)
  • NO Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia – incl. Cannabis, Cannabis Products
  • NO Flammables – Incl. Fireworks, Explosives, Road Flares
  • NO Laser Pointers
  • NO Personal Motor/NonMotor Vehicles – ATVS, CANAMS, RHINOS, DIRTBIKES, Bikes, Skateboards, Hoverboards, Segways, Skates, Scooters, Electric Scooters, etc. (nothing with wheels exception: motorized wheelchairs / If you are HANDICAP Personal ATV is acceptable- please have your current issued placard on your vehicle and letter in possession given you permission- we will have an approved sticker for your vehicle allowing you to ride in the event area)
  • NO Weapons of Any Kind – Guns, Ammo, Tasers, Bow and Arrows, Pepper Spray/Mace etc.
  • NO Unauthorized camera crew, professional grade cameras, and/or detachable lenses. (phone cameras are ok)


Emerge Conference is commited to creating a powerful and transformational experience for all emerge men.
These actions can get you removed from Emerge Conference:
  • irresponsible or unsafe use of alcohol.
  • accessing restricted areas without proper credentials.
  • taunting, abusive, or offensive language.
  • obscene or offensive gestures, including use of obsece or offensive gestured through imagery, or symbolism including banners, signs,and other means of visual propaganda.
  • possession/use/sale of illegal drugs.
  • damage, destruction, vandalism or theft of any property.
*by purchasing a registration you have agreed to our Code of Conduct.

Any individual who violates this Code of Conduct may be IMMEDIATELY removed from the Venue and have their wristband and camping privileges revoked, without refund. 
If you have any questions please email: eventsinfo@awakenchurch.com


Awaken Church understands peoples’ circumstances can change and provides the following alternatives to assist you: This Event is Non-Refundable. Transfers (subject to availability) can be arranged, by writing/ emailing to the Awaken Church Office before March 1st, 2024. You are able to transfer your registration (only once) to another person to the following conference year at no extra cost.

From time to time, there may be a need for special consideration of your circumstances in regards to this policy. Registrations may not, without prior written consent of Awaken Church, be resold or offered for resale at a premium (including via on-line auction or other unauthorized resale sites). If a registration is sold or used in breach of this condition, the registration may be canceled and the current holder of this registration may be refused entry to the event. Please note that all conference registration sales are final and at no time are refunds permitted. Transfers will only be approved if requested before the start of the originally registered event.

Please note that refunds are not available for transferred registrations. All requests are to be emailed to eventsinfo@awakenchurch.com. If the cost of the next year’s event is higher the registered attendee would be responsible for paying the difference.


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